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sungodsungod Posts: 13,436
'ning

early test ride if roads have dried après le déluge

either way, cafes, wfh, laze, etc.
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 9,173
    Morning, strong winds with the odd shower, don’t think I will be out cycling today, usual morning so far dog walked etc
    Have a good day
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,975
    No apres deluge here, looks like it's staying all day.
    Not that it matters given that I'm WFH.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 19,215
    thistle_ said:

    No apres deluge here, looks like it's staying all day.
    Not that it matters given that I'm WFH.

    This.

    No real running or cycling this week, so had better look busy otherwise the wife will suggest painting the kitchen
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,129
    Morning all. WFW but it's my friday, sadly weather down to be shoot while I'm off. Currently prettygrim out at the minute so car it is.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 3,179
    Ciao

    Just took the 'Dale out for a quick spin.

    1. Its smooth and feels really nice
    2. Bars are too wide (44 plus 5 flare)
    3. Discs. Errr really - is this what all the hype is all about? Absolutley no difference than using rims except for.....
    4. How blimmin' big are those shifters? Mahoooosif.

    If those size shifters are what is now accepted by clubbies as the norm then all facets of bicycle bits being really lovely are now gone.

    Plan is: get it, ride it, flip it.

    #sorted
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 3,179
    As an aside, what do you reckon mint standard wheels, tyres and rotors are worth? £200? £250?
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,975
    MattFalle said:

    As an aside, what do you reckon mint standard wheels, tyres and rotors are worth? £200? £250?

    If they're anything like the CAAD wheels, about 50p
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,129
    MF right idea buy try and flip. As to wheel value depends on how desperate people are. The bay seems to be best place for making dosh at the minute.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 8,038
    MattFalle said:

    Ciao

    Just took the 'Dale out for a quick spin.

    1. Its smooth and feels really nice
    2. Bars are too wide (44 plus 5 flare)
    3. Discs. Errr really - is this what all the hype is all about? Absolutley no difference than using rims except for.....
    4. How blimmin' big are those shifters? Mahoooosif.

    If those size shifters are what is now accepted by clubbies as the norm then all facets of bicycle bits being really lovely are now gone.

    Plan is: get it, ride it, flip it.

    #sorted

    Deal at the price you've been given. 👍
    Road use or gravel use? Wider bars take a bit of getting used to, took me a while vs my road Synapse geometry, is about stability on the rough 'n' soft stuff. Cf MTBers with their metre plus bars...
    Are there such people as graveller clubbies with the roolz and that? Thought that was for the tarmac 'kings' (and queens obvs).
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,975
    edited 4 May
    MattFalle said:

    3. Discs. Errr really - is this what all the hype is all about? Absolutley no difference than using rims except for.....

    Should be better in mud/wet as long as they're set up and working properly.
    Mine are definitely much better than any rim/v brake setup I've ever had.
    MattFalle said:


    4. How blimmin' big are those shifters? Mahoooosif.

    What shifters are they?
    The RS505 was described as bulbous when it came out but it's not an issue for me (I hate the cable routing though) - I thought newer shifters were smaller and similar to cable braked Shimano ones?


  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,900
    MattFalle said:

    Ciao

    Just took the 'Dale out for a quick spin.

    1. Its smooth and feels really nice
    2. Bars are too wide (44 plus 5 flare)
    3. Discs. Errr really - is this what all the hype is all about? Absolutley no difference than using rims except for.....
    4. How blimmin' big are those shifters? Mahoooosif.

    If those size shifters are what is now accepted by clubbies as the norm then all facets of bicycle bits being really lovely are now gone.

    Plan is: get it, ride it, flip it.

    #sorted

    Try the discs again downhill in the wet when you've got a lorry stopped ahead of you. You'll be able to give us an update because you won't be in hospital :smile:
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  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 3,179
    Stevo_666 said:

    MattFalle said:

    Ciao

    Just took the 'Dale out for a quick spin.

    1. Its smooth and feels really nice
    2. Bars are too wide (44 plus 5 flare)
    3. Discs. Errr really - is this what all the hype is all about? Absolutley no difference than using rims except for.....
    4. How blimmin' big are those shifters? Mahoooosif.

    If those size shifters are what is now accepted by clubbies as the norm then all facets of bicycle bits being really lovely are now gone.

    Plan is: get it, ride it, flip it.

    #sorted

    Try the discs again downhill in the wet when you've got a lorry stopped ahead of you. You'll be able to give us an update because you won't be in hospital :smile:
    nah, fam. I'll just bunny hop the phucker.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 3,179
    orraloon said:

    MattFalle said:

    Ciao

    Just took the 'Dale out for a quick spin.

    1. Its smooth and feels really nice
    2. Bars are too wide (44 plus 5 flare)
    3. Discs. Errr really - is this what all the hype is all about? Absolutley no difference than using rims except for.....
    4. How blimmin' big are those shifters? Mahoooosif.

    If those size shifters are what is now accepted by clubbies as the norm then all facets of bicycle bits being really lovely are now gone.

    Plan is: get it, ride it, flip it.

    #sorted

    Deal at the price you've been given. 👍
    Road use or gravel use? Wider bars take a bit of getting used to, took me a while vs my road Synapse geometry, is about stability on the rough 'n' soft stuff. Cf MTBers with their metre plus bars...
    Are there such people as graveller clubbies with the roolz and that? Thought that was for the tarmac 'kings' (and queens obvs).
    groovy gravy sauce - consider it bought :)

    road to pop to the shops and pedal with the bambini, bit of gravel but not primary purpose so its a nice incidental to have.

    Will give the wide 'bars a go but, tbh, 15 min to change to come narrower I have in the loft if I don't like them.

    Well, there are dedicated graveller magazines and clothing ranges so I reckon there will be - you know what clubbies are like...

    grazie for excellent points well presented though!

  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 3,179
    thistle_ said:

    MattFalle said:

    3. Discs. Errr really - is this what all the hype is all about? Absolutley no difference than using rims except for.....

    Should be better in mud/wet as long as they're set up and working properly.
    Mine are definitely much better than any rim/v brake setup I've ever had.
    MattFalle said:


    4. How blimmin' big are those shifters? Mahoooosif.

    What shifters are they?
    The RS505 was described as bulbous when it came out but it's not an issue for me (I hate the cable routing though) - I thought newer shifters were smaller and similar to cable braked Shimano ones?


    will look tonight - listening to Primus (Too many puppies) in the gym.

    Admittedly I have small hands and am used to iddle diddle Red but these things are obscene
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,129
    Sounds like the 505,s, you can adjust the levers closer to the bars if needs be. I use my TCX solely for gravel and cross country stuff and rarely use the drops. TBH mine aren't that flared. I actually prefer 505,s
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • FlâneurFlâneur Posts: 3,057
    Morning,

    Summoning the will power to walk the dog is this spring weather.

    Beyond that, WFH and trying to sort a new car, oh and buying some carpets. (Never new how expensive carpets were until the wife showed me the bill).

    Stevo 666 wrote: Come on you Scousers! 20/12/2014
    Crudder
    CX
    Toy
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 3,179
    oxoman said:

    Sounds like the 505,s, you can adjust the levers closer to the bars if needs be. I use my TCX solely for gravel and cross country stuff and rarely use the drops. TBH mine aren't that flared. I actually prefer 505,s

    groovy sauce. will check and revert. never really used the drops on my old cx bike so may well change these for normal jobs (have some PRO ones the same as Froomedog's in the loft I can use).
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 19,215
    Flâneur said:

    Morning,

    Summoning the will power to walk the dog is this spring weather.

    Beyond that, WFH and trying to sort a new car, oh and buying some carpets. (Never new how expensive carpets were until the wife showed me the bill).

    What car you getting, we can help 😂
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,507
    edited 4 May
    MattFalle said:


    3. Discs. Errr really - is this what all the hype is all about? Absolutley no difference than using rims except for.....

    1. In the wet & in an urban environment, where something you don't anticipate might stop in front of you, step out on you, turn left on you, turn right across you. I have pretty good spidey senses, but no-one's are perfect. Any advantage helps.

    2. It's the disc that gets worn, not the rim.

    Otherwise, notta lot, but reason 1 given most of my riding is in urban/semi urban conditions in all weathers, is pretty important to me. Unfortunately, I can't bunny hop anything more than a speed hump, so that's not an option for me.

    Oh yeah - in the wet they make a noise like a dying goose - at least mine do - more useful than a bell or whistle, and a cause of much hilarity for other road users.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,507
    wfw, cut my finger on some paper - found a plaster as it wouldn't stop bleeding - must be getting old.

    Hefty tailwind on the way in - going to be a slog on the way home. A welcome slog though, as every little bit of extra effort helps shift that unwanted weight, hone those legs.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,975
    hopkinb said:


    Oh yeah - in the wet they make a noise like a dying goose - at least mine do - more useful than a bell or whistle, and a cause of much hilarity for other road users.

    Actually, that's a big plus point on the psyclopaths around here. You can start braking 200 m before a group of zombies, brakes squeal and they sh!t themselves thinking you're about to crash into them.
  • FlâneurFlâneur Posts: 3,057
    tlw1 said:

    Flâneur said:

    Morning,

    Summoning the will power to walk the dog is this spring weather.

    Beyond that, WFH and trying to sort a new car, oh and buying some carpets. (Never new how expensive carpets were until the wife showed me the bill).

    What car you getting, we can help 😂
    maybe an A5 sportback, need to load a dog in or throw two bikes in the back, don't really fancy another hatch after a 1 series, A3 and GTI over the years. Could lean towards the SUV but more car than I really need.

    Fun topic until it is you buying the car
    Stevo 666 wrote: Come on you Scousers! 20/12/2014
    Crudder
    CX
    Toy
  • FlâneurFlâneur Posts: 3,057
    hopkinb said:


    Oh yeah - in the wet they make a noise like a dying goose - at least mine do - more useful than a bell or whistle, and a cause of much hilarity for other road users.

    Why I try and avoid disc brakes on my road bike. Thank god Zwift or TR helps that out.
    Stevo 666 wrote: Come on you Scousers! 20/12/2014
    Crudder
    CX
    Toy
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 7,314
    Steady 20mph winds with the odd 40mph gust. Good reason not to bike it today.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • CargobikeCargobike Posts: 748
    Hmmm......

    Jump back in?

    Or not?
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 7,314
    Come back cargo, all is forgiven, we missed you.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 7,314
    edited 4 May
    [email protected] off cargo, you’re not wanted here!


    I hope that’s cleared things up for you 👍😂

    Maybe you could just sneak back without anyone noticing or making a fuss about it.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 7,314
    edited 4 May

    @sungod for some reason your name and the bigbean’s name are very pale looking.

    Are you ok? Under the weather today?
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,507
    seanoconn said:

    Steady 20mph winds with the odd 40mph gust. Good reason not to bike it today.

    Even more fun on my super practical 60mm rims.

    Homeward leg will be grim with a capital G.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,129
    MF discs are brilliant if well maintained but useless in the wet if you brake hard. They lock up very easily.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
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