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11-13-10, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By pm63

Sherwood Pines (40min drive) and Cannock Chase...

Sherwood Pines (40min drive) and Cannock Chase (1hr) are the main two trail centers located near Nottingham. Sherwood is very flowy fast and fun forest singletrack, but if you're looking for...
07-29-10, 05:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By pm63

Thanks for that. I weigh 180lbs which I guess is...

Thanks for that. I weigh 180lbs which I guess is reasonably heavy for a biker. I'll try and get hold of some Fox's if I can get them for a good price, though I heard the newer Sid's aren't weak and...
07-26-10, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By pm63

Time for a new XC fork... which brand?

The summer sales are almost here and I've been hungry for a new fork for a while. I ride a Felt hardtail, currently has a Dart 2 on it with 100mm travel. I've been wanting to upgrade it for a while...
02-02-10, 01:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,142
Posted By pm63

My helmet almost certainly saved my life...

My helmet almost certainly saved my life recently.

I was hitting a jump at a local spot, thought to myself "yeah, this time I'll really go for it and not brake before hitting it" and... went...
11-16-09, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,288
Posted By pm63

Well that settles it then.

Well that settles it then.
11-11-09, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,288
Posted By pm63

I ride a 2009 Felt Q720. I picked it over any...

I ride a 2009 Felt Q720. I picked it over any Specialized I tested because the frame feels so much more exciting and more fun to ride, the bike just always put a smile on my face. The Q620 shares the...
09-23-09, 12:34 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,972
Posted By pm63

Couldn't have put it better. I mountain bike...

Couldn't have put it better. I mountain bike because to me it (along with other sports I like such as skiing and snowboarding) represents the ultimate freedom and return to mother nature - no tarmac...
09-03-09, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By pm63

For a cheap commuter bike, you can get away with...

For a cheap commuter bike, you can get away with spending as little as 200. My old bike was a Carerra Subway 1 from Halfords, not the greatest bike in the world but it took the pounding like a...
08-29-09, 04:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,281
Posted By pm63

It's just because us Polish men have MASSIVE...

It's just because us Polish men have MASSIVE "junk".

Personally I tend to have normal black sports shorts over my lycra shorts, and then whip off the modesty shorts and go full lycra when I'm out...
08-29-09, 03:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,536
Posted By pm63

Keep it up, I'm starting uni next month and am...

Keep it up, I'm starting uni next month and am making the most of the summer holiday, gonna pack in as much MTB as I can before then.

Which uni you heading for?
08-04-09, 05:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 620
Posted By pm63

Everyone on this forum is American. Yes,...

Everyone on this forum is American. Yes, everyone.

The forums suggested above will have many more Brits. :thumb:
07-30-09, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By pm63

How do steel frames compare in terms of feel with...

How do steel frames compare in terms of feel with alu or carbon? I keep hearing amazing things about the ride quality. Also, how does weight compare?
07-30-09, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,167
Posted By pm63

Best cycling road in Britain?

...or best one I've ever been on, is the B3306 in north-west Cornwall...
07-30-09, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,066
Posted By pm63

I love coming in through the main gate in...

I love coming in through the main gate in Richmond, and doing a lap around the outskirts of the park, all offroad on my hardtail. It's not exactly 'proper' MTB but if you live in London it's the next...
Forum: Touring
07-17-09, 06:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By pm63

Thanks for the replies all. I do actually...

Thanks for the replies all.

I do actually have a rack over my back wheel, over which I plan to attach the heavier stuff, though no panniers that hang off on each side of the wheel as such. I think...
Forum: Touring
07-17-09, 03:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By pm63

My First Week-Long tour is coming up.

Hi,

On Saturday, me and a friend are embarking on a journey from London, England to Lands End (500km). We'll be doing an average of 70km a day, the longest day is 93km and the shortest around...
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Views: 338
Posted By pm63

My First Week-Long trip is coming up.

Hi,

On Saturday, me and a friend are embarking on a journey from London, England to Lands End (500km). We'll be doing an average of 70km a day, the longest day is 93km and the shortest around...
07-16-09, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By pm63

In terms of price, as a general rule I find that...

In terms of price, as a general rule I find that up to around the 50 price point, there is a big difference with helments to the top of that range being far lighter, stronger and better fitting than...
07-16-09, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By pm63

Just put some on today actually, Continental...

Just put some on today actually, Continental Travel Contacts. We're doing a week-long trip beginning on Saturday, mostly roads but with some light trails. They should be ideal. I've already noticed a...
Forum: Foo
07-15-09, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1,931
Views: 223,723
Posted By pm63

I know you, you're on TPF! A few from my...

I know you, you're on TPF!

A few from my portfolio:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3229/2889951741_82a8f933f0.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2395/2237797566_d4b9be00d3.jpg
...
Forum: Foo
07-14-09, 03:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 607
Posted By pm63

Are you for real? Is that sarcasm, or are you...

Are you for real? Is that sarcasm, or are you genuinely that ignorant?
07-14-09, 03:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,892
Posted By pm63

All this talk from you Americans recently about...

All this talk from you Americans recently about LX/SLX has prompted me to look at the Shimano website - I was sure SLX was simply a replacement for LX.

Turns out that LX no longer exists on the...
07-12-09, 04:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,790
Posted By pm63

I haven't seen those, could you give a link? It's...

I haven't seen those, could you give a link? It's more out of interest, I'm not really fussed as I doubt a cop will fine me for having everything but amber pedal reflectors on at night.

Actually I...
07-12-09, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By pm63

You know, I had this EXACT same dilemma like a...

You know, I had this EXACT same dilemma like a week ago. I'm also 6', and both shops were really in between whether I should go for 21 or 19. They both really implied that it was up to me. I...
07-12-09, 02:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,790
Posted By pm63

According to the Highway Code, in Britain you...

According to the Highway Code, in Britain you have to have white front and red rear lights at night, as well as white front and red rear reflectors and amber pedal reflectors.

That last part makes...
07-12-09, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,391,436
Posted By pm63

So I finally got my first hardtail MTB. Thanks to...

So I finally got my first hardtail MTB. Thanks to all from BikeForums who helped me out (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=553133). Guess the new Post your Rigs is the ideal place to...
06-29-09, 05:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,817
Posted By pm63

Good point, I've just looked into this. The...

Good point, I've just looked into this.

The BB dropout on the Focus is 28 (mm I presume), but on the Felt it is 40. So according to this diagram...
06-28-09, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,817
Posted By pm63

Final Decision

Right, so I've narrowed it down to two bikes: the Focus Black Forest (http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Focus_Black_Forest_2009/5360037562/) and the Felt Q720...
06-22-09, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,817
Posted By pm63

Right, so I visited two more bike shops in London...

Right, so I visited two more bike shops in London to test out some more bikes, one of which was Evans (thanks Dheorl).

Rode a Specialized Rockhopper (again), Genesis, Kona, Felt Q720 and Trek...
06-18-09, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,817
Posted By pm63

So I went down to the LBS yesterday... (first Hardtail MTB)

So I've been saving up for my first hardtail MTB for ages, and went down to a bike shop yesterday for some test riding.

First thing I realised... 700 ($1,450USD) is not enough to buy a half...
06-16-09, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,371
Posted By pm63

Where to buy MOUNTAIN BIKES (hardtail) in London?

Hi all,

After about three years of saving, I'm ready to buy my first hardtail and get into the world of MTB :) Problem is, most of the (good) cycle shops in London are road-bike oriented, makes...
06-16-09, 01:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,672
Posted By pm63

I once came across two gay guys giving each...

I once came across two gay guys giving each other, *ahem*, handjobs.

That same day I also came across a guy sunbathing but naked. Am I cursed?
04-11-08, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By pm63

When you say the seatpost made a difference, did...

When you say the seatpost made a difference, did you get a carbon Easton seatpost or another alloy one?

Just curious to know if a seatpost can make a big difference.
Forum: Foo
11-19-07, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 27,901
Posted By pm63

First time at Haiku Hope it turns out lovley ...

First time at Haiku
Hope it turns out lovley
Time for a cold beer
11-16-07, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By pm63

Kinda strange... the little strands are so narrow...

Kinda strange... the little strands are so narrow that if they were to be slammed against something there would be huge pressure, and if one of them snapped the frame would pretty much be useless....
11-16-07, 11:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,575
Posted By pm63

^ Oops. Not a good thing to happen when...

^

Oops. Not a good thing to happen when DHing...
11-15-07, 11:37 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,753
Posted By pm63

How can a student be so illiterate?

How can a student be so illiterate?
11-15-07, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 712
Posted By pm63

Yeah, you can get off road drop bars that would...

Yeah, you can get off road drop bars that would suit you just fine.
11-15-07, 11:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,575
Posted By pm63

http://smartbikeparts.com/database/mallet_m_2006.g...

http://smartbikeparts.com/database/mallet_m_2006.gif
Although I haven't ridden them, Crank Bros Mallets seem like a good option for someone who wants clipless for efficiency, but wants up unclip...
11-13-07, 10:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,113
Posted By pm63

You know you're a cyclist when... 2008 for you...

You know you're a cyclist when... 2008 for you starts in Oct 2007.
11-11-07, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 588
Posted By pm63

Yes, really. Anyway, congrats on your...

Yes, really.

Anyway, congrats on your purchase, looking at the spec that is a bloody awesome bike. Hope you have fun with it, I always found off road miles more entertaining then simply cycling on...
11-11-07, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By pm63

That is a beautiful bike. One day I'll buy one of...

That is a beautiful bike. One day I'll buy one of that standard.

BTW what pedals are those, and do you like them?
11-10-07, 05:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,275
Posted By pm63

I don't get this at all. Could someone explain...

I don't get this at all. Could someone explain how this works?
11-10-07, 05:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,443
Posted By pm63

Meh, here in London we are gonna have to wait...

Meh, here in London we are gonna have to wait ages for some snow, and then theres only gonna be an inch of it. :(
11-08-07, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By pm63

Haha lovley quote. Reminds me of how damn...

Haha lovley quote. Reminds me of how damn expensive bikes are.

That is a lovely build there, excellent components. I have to agree with you about the Deore/LX combo though. Maybe you could get the...
11-06-07, 01:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 622
Posted By pm63

The Razzle Tazzles are indeed wonderful, and...

The Razzle Tazzles are indeed wonderful, and really do boost the aerodynamics of your bike. Careful with the torque rating on the carbon bars though.
11-06-07, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By pm63

Excellent idea, but what's the maintenence like...

Excellent idea, but what's the maintenence like on that thing? I'm considering one of these myself, but am afraid I will snap the laptop case by overdoing the torque. What's the rating on those...
11-06-07, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By pm63

By computer, I presume you mean small cycling...

By computer, I presume you mean small cycling computer to record stats such as speed, distance, time, etc. Yes I do. I find it an extremely helpful and inexpensive way of recording all these stats....
11-06-07, 12:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,449
Posted By pm63

1280x1024 monitor and Opera web browser (best...

1280x1024 monitor and Opera web browser (best damn browser in the world) with dynamic page resizing is all it takes. Just press and hold the minus key until the photos fit your screen :)

On topic:...
11-04-07, 08:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,627
Posted By pm63

I use a black bottle cage with a clear,...

I use a black bottle cage with a clear, transparent bottle but this has never ever happened to me in the 800km I have ridden since purchasing that cage. I've never encountered it.
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