Picker her up today! im in luuurrvvee

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xchudy_1325
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Picker her up today! im in luuurrvvee

Postby xchudy_1325 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 22:59 pm

so here's my new baby (Giant Defy 3 2013), and im in luuurrrve

picker her up this afternoon, and i jumped head first into the clippless peddles....so i start riding home and first lights i come to i turn right....well i couldnt unclip! luckilly tho path to my left bailed left grabbed the railing and unclipped safely haha i turned around got settled and started of back home bit twitchy with the unclipping but nothing major and managed get home safely total distance was 8 miles

since being home, ive fitted the cadence and speed sensor for the edge 500 and put her away until the weather clears :(

i was planning to head out this weekend with a mate, but the weather has put a stop to that which im gutted about just hoping the snow isnt around for long!

anyway heres the pics all stock about from the pedals (simano 105)

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Postby elderone » Thu Mar 21, 2013 23:02 pm

looks a cracking bike.nice one.bummer about the weather but were all in the same boat.
The dogs giving it the eye though.
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Postby frazered » Thu Mar 21, 2013 23:03 pm

That is a quality photo. Boxer posing and amazing wallpaper. Where is the bike ? :-)

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Postby Inutero » Thu Mar 21, 2013 23:03 pm

Is there a caption competition for what your dog is thinking? :lol:

It certainly doesn't look impressed :)

Nice bike though. Hope you enjoy it when this extended winter is gone.

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Postby nammynake » Thu Mar 21, 2013 23:28 pm

Dog looks massively unimpressed by that HUGE saddle pack. Nice bike though.

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Postby zoltansocrates » Thu Mar 21, 2013 23:35 pm

frazered wrote:That is a quality photo. Boxer posing and amazing wallpaper. Where is the bike ? :-)


its attached to the front of that rucksack

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Postby Buckie2k5 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 23:40 pm

dogs thinking "thats my long walks out the window"

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Postby elderone » Thu Mar 21, 2013 23:44 pm

What is it with some people.A bloke posts his pride and joy and then idiots rip the wee-wee out of a bag under the seat.
Shame on you.
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Postby zoltansocrates » Thu Mar 21, 2013 23:56 pm

its a bit of banter elderone, the boy has just taken delivery of a very nice piece of kit and we are all jealous that he is king for the day - in the best poss way of course
he also has some of the funkiest wallpaper that already has the missus eeing up the laptop to go look for it - any help xchudy - so lighten up, we arent all flower waving hippies, we are blokes with our bikes, let the banter ensue
have a look at the velominati rules - is a p-take f the snobber of cycling - the bag jibes are generally a loose reference to that
as i said, a bit of fun, no malice - 'kin nice bike

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Postby LittlePlums » Fri Mar 22, 2013 05:49 am

While we're at it: No white background, saddle not level, valves not at 6 o'clock, cranks not aligned and (most heinous of all) a frisbee.

My eyes are hurting!
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Postby fast as fupp » Fri Mar 22, 2013 07:53 am

'her'?

does your bike have a ladypart?
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Postby TheFD » Fri Mar 22, 2013 08:01 am

All bikes are female! Everyone knows that!!! I'm worried for you if you have a man bike! :D :D

Nice bike, and I'm glad you like it. But I have to agree with others though - lose the dork disc, and wheel reflectors, and why do you need a saddle bag that size?

I think the photo is quality with your dog looking side ways at the bike!
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Postby goonz » Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:46 am

Whats a dork disc?

Nice bike wish I could get a new bike...

Personally I like a bit of colour on mine but I do like yours, geometry looks nice and comfortable should keep you in good stead. Treat her well.

Dog is definitely not amused. All that attention he/she used to get will not be turned to the bike! Better watch your tyres, might find them bitten through! :)
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Postby edhornby » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:15 am

Dork Disc - the bit of plastic that sits between the cassette and wheel to stop the chain dumping into the gap - but if the gears are working properly this should never happen

if you leave it one you won't die a horrible death
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Postby goonz » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:23 am

Ah I thought it was but better to check, how would you even get it off without totally removing the whell and cog?
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Postby smidsy » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:47 am

Inanimate objects shouldn't be gendered at all.
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Postby edhornby » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:54 am

you would need to pop the wheel out - you have a quick release skewer so this is easy

you would need a cassette removal tool and a chain whip to take off the lockring, slide the cassette off, bin the dork disc and refit cassette/lockring - not a difficult job per se but you do need the right tools
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Re: Picker her up today! im in luuurrvvee

Postby goonz » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:09 pm

edhornby wrote:you would need to pop the wheel out - you have a quick release skewer so this is easy

you would need a cassette removal tool and a chain whip to take off the lockring, slide the cassette off, bin the dork disc and refit cassette/lockring - not a difficult job per se but you do need the right tools


THAT is faaaaar too much effort for me to remove a piece of plastic. I am now wondering whether my bike has it, dont remember seeing it on mine...
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Postby elbowloh » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:59 pm

You can sometimes break them off, they're quite flimsy.

*i'm not advocating that your do this though, especially if you end up bending a spoke or somthing*
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Postby team47b » Fri Mar 22, 2013 13:30 pm

smidsy wrote:Inanimate objects shouldn't be gendered at all.


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