Advertise on Bikeforums.net



Search:

Type: Posts; User: Hoppy; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Search: Search took 1.20 seconds.

  1. Replies
    31,394
    Views
    573,626

    I caught the bus this morning (7 mile journey)...

    I caught the bus this morning (7 mile journey) but I'm cycling back later on, as the bike
    was having a service....

    Great weather here in Oxford, UK. Not a cloud in the sky. However, I'm stuck in...
  2. Thread: eyeletted rims

    by Hoppy
    Replies
    20
    Views
    1,713

    I'm running a set of ($200) non-eyeletted wheels...

    I'm running a set of ($200) non-eyeletted wheels on my road bike now. I am doing an ongoing 'test' to see how they perform/ endure. I am not a really heavy rider, so I think they'll be fine in the...
  3. Replies
    2
    Views
    308

    Hi there, That sounds like quite an adventure....

    Hi there,

    That sounds like quite an adventure. I was thinking of doing Paris-Brest-Paris this year, but I will
    have to do it in 4 years time now, due to preparations. I have cycled from London to...
  4. Congratulations to you! I am glad you're keeping...

    Congratulations to you! I am glad you're keeping the bike.

    I am facing similar kinds of decisions with regards to cycling, and time is precious. I'm sure you can
    find a way to fit cycling in your...
  5. Replies
    31,394
    Views
    573,626

    The 7 mile commute this morning was very blustery...

    The 7 mile commute this morning was very blustery with a nasty wind chill, so I had my wind-proof
    jacket, gloves and a woolly hat under my helmet on today. It's been snowing since, so I don't know...
  6. Yes, it really has been pleasant the last few...

    Yes, it really has been pleasant the last few days, and it's set to last this week.
    I've commuted all through the winter and the weather and dark evenings were really getting me down!

    ;)
  7. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,009

    My 2006 Trek 1500 came with 10 spd Shimano...

    My 2006 Trek 1500 came with 10 spd Shimano Ultegra- including cassette and chain.
    I upgraded tyo Bontrager Race wheels.
  8. I've had this problem myself, with my 2004 Trek...

    I've had this problem myself, with my 2004 Trek 1000. I'll check out the brake pads and
    brake surfaces on the rims regularly
    now. I just assumed it was the aluminium anodising rubbing off.
    ...
  9. Even if Lance was riding a stock/ standard...

    Even if Lance was riding a stock/ standard issueTrek 1000 SL, he could still have won the Tour de France! With his Dura-Ace pedals and Nike cycle shoes of course.
    He'd need to get the mechanics to...
  10. Replies
    141
    Views
    11,880

    I am the proud owner of a super fast December...

    I am the proud owner of a super fast December 2004 Trek 1000 SL.

    This bike is responsive and reliable- a true joy to ride and a reliable steed.

    I have fitted a new chain since new, but have had...
  11. Replies
    319
    Views
    3,422

    Here in the UK there are cyclists who think...

    Here in the UK there are cyclists who think they're above/ beund the law/ rules of governance
    of the Highway Code etc.

    In Oxford, where I live, so many cyclists ride through red lights, and the...
  12. Replies
    17
    Views
    683

    Well, I think it looks lovely! Get the mountain...

    Well, I think it looks lovely! Get the mountain bike out for a spin as you're off work.

    It's been sunny and warm here.
  13. Replies
    104
    Views
    3,103

    [QUOTE=531Aussie]I really don't know what I'm...

    [QUOTE=531Aussie]I really don't know what I'm talking about :p, but my guess is that Armstrong would have whooped him on the longer climbs.


    Not necessarily true. Big Mig could be climbing at HR...
  14. Replies
    36
    Views
    1,415

    I am not really sure of the technical/...

    I am not really sure of the technical/ performance based differences between a compact and traditional frameset.
    All I'll say is that I've noticed a big difference in handling and the feel of bikes...
  15. Replies
    132
    Views
    4,798

    African Swifts are European Swifts. They commute...

    African Swifts are European Swifts. They commute (migrate) from Africa in April each year
    and commute back in late September.

    My 2006 Trek 1500 SLR is light enough, but two full bottles, two tyre...
  16. Yeah, I'm always willing to acknowledge fellow...

    Yeah, I'm always willing to acknowledge fellow cyclists, regardless of clothing/ kit.

    The pseudo-pros can be a snobby bunch on occasions, but I still wave to them, although
    they seem to assess...
  17. Replies
    23
    Views
    857

    Ultegra is the way to go. Virtually alike to Dura...

    Ultegra is the way to go. Virtually alike to Dura Ace, but not quite as racy.
  18. I guess he might have been slow to react and then...

    I guess he might have been slow to react and then he tried to catch up with you to give you a hug....
    But did you wait for him? Hell, no.

    I always try to wave at other cyclists. However, in...
  19. Good point. I almost forgot about close ratio...

    Good point. I almost forgot about close ratio gearing on a road bikes. A hybrid's gearing will (generally) be less performance based here as well, so it will be less easy for you to maintain a...
  20. I think that the performance oriented design and...

    I think that the performance oriented design and configuration of a road bike will make a noticeable difference to your riding. You will have less comfort levels, that's for sure, but your pedalling...
  21. Replies
    16
    Views
    750

    They look very stylish. I have some 2006 Ultegra...

    They look very stylish. I have some 2006 Ultegra pedals.
    btw, Ivan Basso is riding the new Dura Ace pedals this season.
  22. Replies
    31,394
    Views
    573,626

    I had a great commute this morning (60% cycle...

    I had a great commute this morning (60% cycle path). Lovely sunny weather for a change.
    I passed a fellow commuter who've I've seen all through the winter very morning. I'm glad it's nearly
    spring...
  23. Replies
    11
    Views
    307

    Schwalbe City Jet 26x1.5 tyres are the 'bees...

    Schwalbe City Jet 26x1.5 tyres are the 'bees knees' for commuting/city riding/ touring on a mountain bike.
  24. Replies
    828
    Views
    31,169

    THE FLOYD QUESTION:- I really don't know what...

    THE FLOYD QUESTION:-

    I really don't know what the outcome will be. We'll just have to sit it out and
    see what happens.
  25. Replies
    828
    Views
    31,169

    Where, exactly, did you take your history...

    Where, exactly, did you take your history lessons???!!!!

    :D
Results 1 to 25 of 40
Page 1 of 2 1 2