Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - London fixers! Assistance, please?
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10-12-05, 11:38 AM
My firm is flying me and my boyfriend over to London from 8-13 December. We kicked around the idea of bringing our bikes with us, but decided to first see if anyone in the London area would be able to lend us a couple of FGs for the weekend. We would be willing to compensate you with cash-money or anything else you think is fair: beer, substances, whatever.
Also, if you can clue us in on the weather a bit, that would be great--like for bike clothes, what should we pack?
PM me for my e-mail if you think you can help us out. He's almost six feet tall, rides a 56cm. I'm five and a half feet and I ride anywhere from a 49 to a 52cm.
Edit: Sorry kids, he's a little over six feet. Not almost six feet. Sheesh.
10-12-05, 06:19 PM
Decembers have been pretty mild for the last few years. Expect between 5 and 10 degrees celsius. We don't get our snow usually 'til March or April. Always a good chance of downpours though, so bring your wets with you.
10-13-05, 08:25 AM
Another tourist sites by track bike trip coming up? I don't have a spare bike unfortunately, but boycey's stuff about the weather is spot on. You might need lights cos it can be a bit gloomy in the winter. Get hold of a map from somewhere cos we don't have a grid system (at all...) and while getting lost is fun so is getting back to where you live. And we ride on the wrong side of the road...
It'll almost definitely be wet at some point over 5 days. If it's anything like yesterday, you'll need galoshes 'n' all.
10-13-05, 09:56 AM
Get hold of a map from somewhere cos we don't have a grid system (at all...) and while getting lost is fun so is getting back to where you live...
London publishes free bike maps of the city which are pretty damn good (see a lot of non-bike riders using them cause). Most bike shops, libraries and tourist information places have 'em. The central london, #10, map covers most of central london and its immediate outskirts and is probably all you need.
Sadly, no spare bikes here.
10-13-05, 03:43 PM
Thanks for your replies--InOnCrank has a 56cm (sans wheels, which we will be packin') so I suppose now we're just looking for a 49-52cm.
The temps sound fairly mild. We're coming from MPLS and by early December it is cold and snowy...
10-13-05, 05:04 PM
would be willing to compensate you with cash-money or anything else you think is fair: beer, substances, whatever.
COCAINE. HOOKERS. PCP.
if only i lived in london.
10-14-05, 08:00 AM
I will totally buy you a hooker if you hook us up. I *think* I'm kidding.
10-14-05, 08:10 AM
F*ucking sold. I'm holdin ya to it. On the topic of those wheels, anybody got a decent used set lying around. I kinda wanna throw em on the condor so that I can sell it as a complete after minx leaves. Unless you're looking to get rid of some wheels mpls? PS blasted crank came loose tonight so i'll be back on the pog at the duke tonight.
10-16-05, 06:55 AM
Hey mlps, can your hombre ride breakless? because if he's over 6ft the bike with the break is gonna be a little small.
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