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08-28-07, 05:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By Arrows2100

Thanks for the impartial and full answer to the...

Thanks for the impartial and full answer to the question. :)
08-27-07, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By Arrows2100

I wouldn't say at all that I was losing interest....

I wouldn't say at all that I was losing interest. I had taken part in a big event, got my friends involved, was doing regular cycles with a couple of guys, commuting on the bike and had the clipless...
08-27-07, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By Arrows2100

Claiming After An Assault?

So... Here was my original thread on this topic:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=228909

I have eventually been given a court date (10th Septemeber).

The thing is... I was a pretty...
12-19-06, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By Arrows2100

Newwbie =)

Hey. I am going to ask the most basic of questions here don't flame me.. I ran a search but it came up tons of stuff that isn't related (a lot more technical)

Anyway, I have had my bike in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-06, 03:08 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,593
Posted By Arrows2100

I got a pair of socks on the cheap. The main...

I got a pair of socks on the cheap.

The main thing I noticed is extra padding in places. like under the balls of ure feet, right above the cleat. Should make it a bit comfier.. then again ive...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-06, 05:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 998
Posted By Arrows2100

Well.. I decided that I will be spending about...

Well.. I decided that I will be spending about £120 on my setup..

I told the guys I wasn't right into my cycling yet but I am planning on it... After a few questions he advised me on going for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-06, 07:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 998
Posted By Arrows2100

Right, thanks :) Im away out for a swatch...

Right, thanks :)

Im away out for a swatch the now... Cheers for the quick,helpful responses.. It seems to be the standard on these forums!

Andrew
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-06, 07:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 998
Posted By Arrows2100

Going Clipless..

Right,

So I have decided for my birthday I will treat myself to entering into the clipless world... Now I have read all the pros and cons and all that and Im willing to try it out...

I have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-06, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By Arrows2100

Ditto! Also a lot of the junctions over here...

Ditto!

Also a lot of the junctions over here in Scotland are being upgraded with a red paint marking kerbside about 1.5 ft wide that takes you up to the front, and about 3 ft clearence infront of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-06, 01:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,274
Posted By Arrows2100

Rofl thanks that was my understanding entirely. ...

Rofl thanks that was my understanding entirely.

I think certain people are very harsh on these forums at times. eg.

"1. Lance was a pro. Lance was a very good pro. You are not Lance, therefore...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-06, 01:04 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,274
Posted By Arrows2100

Noob Question: Unless I have read this post...

Noob Question:

Unless I have read this post incorrectly, does choosing a triple ring reduce the top end speed of the bike? I'd have thought the triple would be the same as the double, except just...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-06, 05:33 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 8,114
Posted By Arrows2100

Everyone has been slaggin the poor guy. I see...

Everyone has been slaggin the poor guy. I see where he is coming from but as the majority say "Mind your own business"

The biggest thing about riding for me is the enjoyment. Enjoyment of riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-06, 05:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,280
Posted By Arrows2100

I wish the roads over the water were as nice as...

I wish the roads over the water were as nice as that... It's always a treat when I come accross a nice, smooth, fresh tarmac road.

Looks liek you had a great time, and love the "your the man" pic...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-06, 04:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,579
Posted By Arrows2100

Haha loved that wee tale there. I loved the...

Haha loved that wee tale there. I loved the sarcastic narrative as well and congrats for standing up for yourself.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-06, 04:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,138
Posted By Arrows2100

Biker7 sayed almost everything I was thinking in...

Biker7 sayed almost everything I was thinking in reading this post.

The reports confirm that it is an accident caused by careless driving. However, one of the responses was about the way that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-06, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 851
Posted By Arrows2100

Heh don't get me wrong. I am as nice to drivers...

Heh don't get me wrong. I am as nice to drivers as they come. i will wave them past me on a corner or hold them up if they try when its not safe...

People like that just piss me off really, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-06, 06:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 851
Posted By Arrows2100

lol blues and twos is the british expression for...

lol blues and twos is the british expression for lights and sirens...

Dont ask *rolles eyes*
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-06, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 851
Posted By Arrows2100

Its not as much defending as the knowladge that...

Its not as much defending as the knowladge that no-body would run over a guy on a bike just because he stood his ground... And it payed off... another arse getting punished for his narrow-mindedness...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-06, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 851
Posted By Arrows2100

From Assault To Punctures! In A Day...

So... I'm just getting into my road cycling now and had a nice 65 miles planned out for today with a mate.

I got up at 5AM, cycled to work in the bleedin cold and started work.... Finishing at 2 I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-06, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By Arrows2100

I had a look at those "Bike Lights"... I should...

I had a look at those "Bike Lights"... I should be more specific...
I dont want blinking lights (apart from the fact they are illegal over here - the police don't enforce it though)

I need a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-06, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By Arrows2100

No no... I bought the road bike for gettign some...

No no... I bought the road bike for gettign some miles in. I just figured I'd save on petrol. Now that I am using it for commuting I better get my lights cos some nights I can be on till 10 in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-06, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By Arrows2100

Cycling At Night.

Hey. Now that I have my new bike and I am planning to use it for my 6 mile commute, I need some lamps (especially now the summers over)

Any other lamps I have had have been... crap basically :P
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-06, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By Arrows2100

Slack Cables

Hey. I just bought my first road bike.

It came in a box I am assuming and was built hours before I picked it up.

Ive been riding it for a couple of days and the gears are a bit jumpy.

I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-06, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By Arrows2100

Welll... Im one to impulse buy which is...

Welll... Im one to impulse buy which is unfortunate in only a few cases. Normally I am quite lucky and I hope I am this time.


Im a bit overbudget, however it's 100 off of the original price:
I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-06, 04:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By Arrows2100

Yeah, Thats how I got my last bike. It was halfed...

Yeah, Thats how I got my last bike. It was halfed in price from 800 or somethin near that price.

Also, I'm assuming by "solid" bike you like it. I'm gonna go ask the rents if I can order it if...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-06, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By Arrows2100

Ooh I understand. So now I'm seeking out a...

Ooh I understand. So now I'm seeking out a seller. Is eBay out of the question lol? Will I just patrol the local bike shops, keep asking

I actually seen this on offer:...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-06, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By Arrows2100

Brand New To Road Bikes!

Hey. I just took part in the Pedal for Scotland. For the event I got a set of slicks fitted and what a bloody difference they made!

Anyway, I've decided that I must get back on my bike and out of...
07-26-04, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,717
Posted By Arrows2100

http://www.mob-bikes.de/Vuelta_trekking.jpg ...

http://www.mob-bikes.de/Vuelta_trekking.jpg

THats my wheel
07-25-04, 04:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,444
Posted By Arrows2100

BikeTyke that similar thing happened to me except...

BikeTyke that similar thing happened to me except I - i dont know how i managed it, but - was coming up to a t-junction and braked and front wheel rolled off and i stayed up for a bit resting on fork...
07-25-04, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,717
Posted By Arrows2100

So i can get the rim without any spokes or...

So i can get the rim without any spokes or anything, just the outer bit. Sorry im a noob lol... Ummm, Vuelta served me well so far just after going wayyy to fast and then smashing into concrete to...
07-25-04, 11:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,444
Posted By Arrows2100

Umm riding along back to my house and taking a...

Umm riding along back to my house and taking a corner too fast when its all slimey and feeling bike slide away from me, falling over and looking like a rite ol' arse!

Then doing the exact same...
07-25-04, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,717
Posted By Arrows2100

Any way to unbuckle a wheel

Hey. Im a kid without a job and my front wheel is slowly but surely buckling :(

The wheel is a Vuelta Airline 1 Plus wheel and someone estimated it to be about 80-100 worth of wheel :(
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-04, 06:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,064
Posted By Arrows2100

I was taking a ride from about 10 miles north of...

I was taking a ride from about 10 miles north of glasgow, through glasgow to the south-end and back up again...

Cheers for all the advice also, I mite consider a roadbike (for priority rite now is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-04, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,064
Posted By Arrows2100

Quick reply :) Dont worry tho, im not put of...

Quick reply :)

Dont worry tho, im not put of at all by this... maybe it could be my downfall im not scared of those guys lol

Also, I was thinking of investing in a roadbike for this kind of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-04, 02:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,064
Posted By Arrows2100

Shattered..

I ride a mountain bike to 'commute' to my mates houses about 5 miles away almost daily. However, ive made a new friend who lives about 25 miles away from my house, and today I took the time to cycle...
06-22-04, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,599
Posted By Arrows2100

I own a Claud Butler Olympus and its a really...

I own a Claud Butler Olympus and its a really good sturdy bike. It has a lot of decent components on it and I use it for road and when I get the chance some cross country... Everything responds...
06-17-04, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By Arrows2100

Undescribable noise

Despite the title, I will try to describe the noise lol!

Firstly, it comes from the front wheel ONLY when I turn to the right - either sharp turn at slow speed or slow turn at high speed (at angle...
06-17-04, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By Arrows2100

Hey im a total newbie too.. but heres my...

Hey im a total newbie too.. but heres my experience...

For years I have been getting bikes from supermarkets and Halfords etc, and for years ive been renewing my bike almost anually...

So, I...
06-17-04, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By Arrows2100

Cool.. mines a PilotC and its just got a knob up...

Cool.. mines a PilotC and its just got a knob up top of left fork saying "Preload" so, I fiddled, clockwise = harder, anti = obviously softer!!

Is it advisable then for road rides to tighten the...
06-17-04, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By Arrows2100

Front Shocks

Hey, I have a set of Rock Shox Pilot shocks on my front wheel and on left fork there is a little knob on the left. Im guessing that its to soften/harden the shocks... would I be right in saying this...
06-09-04, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By Arrows2100

If I went for the Sun RhinoLites then I would...

If I went for the Sun RhinoLites then I would miss the 'uniqueness' of the wheel - I just couldnt see the bike with 32 spokes on it :( By the way, the pic is pretty much the exact wheel except white...
06-09-04, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By Arrows2100

Wheels - Help...

Hey. As you might already know I am a complete newbie when it comes to all this technical stuff. My bike has a set of Vuelta Airline 1 XRP Plus rims with 24 bladed spokes (2 of which are yellow :))...
06-03-04, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 645
Posted By Arrows2100

I got my new bike and the guy recommended I put...

I got my new bike and the guy recommended I put on a Rocket V or sumthing. Its really hard and he told me it will feel pretty bad for the first while... It did - it felt like I had been pounded up my...
06-02-04, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By Arrows2100

First Real MTB Experience

Hey. Im just back from my first half decent run on a bike. Theres an old hospital type building surrounded by forest near where I live and it's full of narrow dirt trails, up and down :) My bike...
03-24-04, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,008
Posted By Arrows2100

Heheh... well my bro owns a Univega Rover 220 or...

Heheh... well my bro owns a Univega Rover 220 or somethin I dunno, really nice bike too (not as good is mine :P) and he says any time he has been in town somethin has always been different when he...
03-22-04, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By Arrows2100

Hey man I have the CB Olympus... I dont know the...

Hey man I have the CB Olympus... I dont know the exact weight but jesus it is foogin light lol! I impress my friends by letting them lift it hehe. I have the '03 model cos it was slashed from 800...
03-22-04, 04:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,008
Posted By Arrows2100

Hehe.. Well I now got it put on the insurance :P...

Hehe.. Well I now got it put on the insurance :P just incase... Even tho its not as much as all u pro guys bikes its expensive for me and my uses.. so.. lets have it insured. Besides im 16 :P
03-21-04, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,008
Posted By Arrows2100

http://www.realcycles.com/smsimg/4/28olympus.jpg ...

http://www.realcycles.com/smsimg/4/28olympus.jpg

Theres a pic of the bike. The reason i take the wire locks is cos they tuck away nicely on the bike. So I will never forget it etc... its like 2...
03-21-04, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,008
Posted By Arrows2100

Almost Stolen!

hey.. decided to take a ride into town for a laugh and after a 10 mile cycle into a nasty gusty headwind i lock my bike up against a cycle rail with friend's bike. We come out of a shop like 20...
03-15-04, 01:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 447
Posted By Arrows2100

Rock Shox Squelching

Hey. Its me again. Im a total noob but last response was friendly enough :P

When I got my bike, the guy sayed everything was sealed, I dont know if i picked him up wrong or what but i though he...
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