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Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-16-16, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Posted By europa
Are you still a TdF fan if...

Are you still a fan if you sit up stupidly late (stages finish about 1 am where I am) but aren't actually watching every pedal stroke but are surfing the net because you find Messers Liggett and the...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 12-22-15, 02:54 AM
Replies: 2,849
Views: 267,967
Posted By europa
Well, I finally got a new bike. My last new bike,...

Well, I finally got a new bike. My last new bike, was the Hillbrick... nearly five years ago, though I have rebuilt the Europa a few times :rolleyes: It looked like these two would keep me mobile for...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 08-15-15, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By europa
So you wanted responses from real bicycle people...

So you wanted responses from real bicycle people but are happy to **** on such responses because you know the answer based on some article. Piss off sunshine. This sort of thing is why I stopped...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 08-14-15, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By europa
Stay out of the Scrod thread then... oh, wait :D

Stay out of the Scrod thread then... oh, wait :D
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 08-14-15, 10:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By europa
The temperature makes no difference to your hr....

The temperature makes no difference to your hr. Your amount of effort does. If you're noticing an increase, it's because you're working harder.

Be careful with the hr monitor. It's easy to try to...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 08-14-15, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By europa
I wouldn't fret about it. Just climb on and ride....

I wouldn't fret about it. Just climb on and ride. Sure, it's better to do it in a quiet place rather than in heavy traffic, but just head out of your driveway and take the quiet route.

The bike...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 08-14-15, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4,122
Views: 420,381
Posted By europa
Different type of competition too. There is only...

Different type of competition too. There is only one derny. It gets progressively faster with each lap. You're not allowed to pass the derny until it pulls off for the final sprint. Great competition.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 08-11-15, 05:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,208
Posted By europa
The beauty of the multi-direction release cleats...

The beauty of the multi-direction release cleats is that you can wrench your foot out at any time, typically in an emergency or just being a goose by leaning the wrong way at the lights. They have...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 08-07-15, 04:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By europa
I thought they were swastikas at first, closer...

I thought they were swastikas at first, closer scrutiny proved me wrong of course. But yeah, I guess I'm too much of a traditionalist (ie, boring old bugga) to be impressed by modern bling.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 08-07-15, 04:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,645
Posted By europa
I check my tyres for glass at least once a week,...

I check my tyres for glass at least once a week, sometimes more often than that. Maybe I live in a area unusually populated with bottle throwing cretins but it's rare I don't flick something out of...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 08-07-15, 04:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,645
Posted By europa
All that. Be careful running your finger/thumb...

All that.
Be careful running your finger/thumb around inside the tyre because sometimes, you find the problem by ripping a chunk out of said digit.

Sometimes, you'll get a bit of glass stuck in...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 08-06-15, 02:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,373
Posted By europa
Hold your bike over your head and shake it. If...

Hold your bike over your head and shake it. If the chain falls off, it's too loose. If you drop the bike on your head, you're not strong enough to ride fixed gear. If you follow this advice, you're...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 08-06-15, 02:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 839
Posted By europa
**** me dead. I gave up coming to this place...

**** me dead. I gave up coming to this place because I got fed up with the aimless, the pointless and the repetitive. Came back a few days back and sure enough, some idiot's fired up the brakes...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-17-15, 12:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,371
Posted By europa
Dead silent today so I've done something right....

Dead silent today so I've done something right. Mind you, I did use a lot of lube, as that wears off over the next few days (as wax does), we'll find out if that's the issue or it was something else.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-16-15, 01:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,371
Posted By europa
Cleanliness is indeed your friend. I should have...

Cleanliness is indeed your friend. I should have a bottle of Shellite here somewhere but do you reckon I could find it? I don't know if you have the stuff (it might be a brand name) but it's a clear,...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-16-15, 12:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,371
Posted By europa
Glad to see someone's still on the topic. Thanks....

Glad to see someone's still on the topic. Thanks. I'll bear it in mind. My biggest concern at the moment is the chainring, you expect wear but I haven't seen this sort of thing before.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-15-15, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By europa
I become very brittle below -46 deg C

I become very brittle below -46 deg C
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-15-15, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By europa
Can't help with the brands. Keep your bike...

Can't help with the brands.
Keep your bike inside.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-15-15, 05:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By europa
cyclebucket.com also works ... but it insists on...

cyclebucket.com also works ... but it insists on resizing pictures even if you tell it not to, so if they're already at the right size, I just specify the size they are.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-15-15, 05:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,371
Posted By europa
You can post the money straight to me. As stated...

You can post the money straight to me. As stated in my first post, the cranks are tight :)
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-15-15, 05:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,371
Posted By europa
I didn't remove the pedals. I did check to see...

I didn't remove the pedals. I did check to see they felt okay on the bike and they did. My reason for not removing them is that they are relatively young and I don't want to do everything only to...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-14-15, 07:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,315
Posted By europa
It's over 100 F, I've no aircon and the...

It's over 100 F, I've no aircon and the Hillbrick's drive train is in pieces on the floor. No flightiness here ... besides, I was joining in the fun by having a shot at you lot :P
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-14-15, 05:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,315
Posted By europa
Look you lot. This is a thread about chain lube....

Look you lot. This is a thread about chain lube. Where are the insults and fights? Such threads can only ever be battle zones on bike forums. Quite frankly, I'm ashamed of you.


FWIW - I use...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-14-15, 04:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By europa
Masterful understatement. Pity, it looks like a...

Masterful understatement.
Pity, it looks like a nice frame but if it doesn't fit, it doesn't fit and you won't enjoy riding it.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-14-15, 01:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,371
Posted By europa
Hmm, I'd expect a much longer life from a modern,...

Hmm, I'd expect a much longer life from a modern, cartridge BB than this, and the bloody thing's not rebuildable. Is this part the much lauded advantages of modern kit?

Anyways, looks like I have...
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