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06-15-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By MikeyMK

Schwalbe Fat Frank are 2ins, smooth, grippy,...

Schwalbe Fat Frank are 2ins, smooth, grippy, puncture proof and cheap here - dunno about over there.

The last tyres i bought were Big Apple because they didn't have Fat Franks in the size i...
06-15-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,098
Posted By MikeyMK

A battery, a motor, and a recharge generator. My...

A battery, a motor, and a recharge generator. My days of struggling up hills, only to waste it all coasting/braking down hills, are over.

I also start my journey ten mins earlier, so i can go...
06-12-19, 11:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 963
Posted By MikeyMK

Or unicycle forum. I think he wants to be a clown.

Or unicycle forum. I think he wants to be a clown.
06-12-19, 04:01 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,065
Posted By MikeyMK

Police cyclists are more rolling radios than...

Police cyclists are more rolling radios than pursuers. They have instant access to every vehicle in the fleet, they don't need to give chase on something that's gonna get a pinch-flat within three...
06-11-19, 04:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,337
Posted By MikeyMK

Im happy with my rat traps. They look 40yrs old...

Im happy with my rat traps. They look 40yrs old but are all alloy with cro-mo axles, nice and light - teeth like a shark but I've never slipped off.
06-10-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,125
Posted By MikeyMK

In about 1985/6 i wanted a Peugeot Racer. Well i...

In about 1985/6 i wanted a Peugeot Racer. Well i didn't, i just wanted derailleur gears, but the pearl white Peugeot was the coolest thing at the time. I think the prices were like 170-200 quid.
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06-10-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By MikeyMK

Remember to turn your rear light on.

Remember to turn your rear light on.
06-10-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,034
Posted By MikeyMK

I find chainrings are far more a critical factor...

I find chainrings are far more a critical factor in front shifting than the derailleur. Good pick-up points matched to the chain, and pretty much any derailleur will work well as long as it's not...
06-09-19, 03:28 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,667
Posted By MikeyMK

What's he training for, a ride from Alaska to...

What's he training for, a ride from Alaska to Argentina?! That doesn't look much fun, more like his mid-life crisis came 40yrs early.. Or he's having to live someone else's.

Don't tell me, he...
06-08-19, 01:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,440
Posted By MikeyMK

I bought a cycle helmet. But then found I needed...

I bought a cycle helmet. But then found I needed one hand to hold an umbrella. As I text on my phone with the other hand, that leaves me no hands left for my beer. So the hat is now used as a...
06-06-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,034
Posted By MikeyMK

Simplicity perhaps, if your set-up prevents the...

Simplicity perhaps, if your set-up prevents the chain from coming off. But I'm not so sure about appearance.
Designs vary greatly, but I find more rings quite invariably look better.

The triple...
05-29-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By MikeyMK

I believe that was actually the Townie prototype...

I believe that was actually the Townie prototype for Electra's 'flat foot technology'
05-28-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,287
Posted By MikeyMK

Laws are one of the biggest factors, namely the...

Laws are one of the biggest factors, namely the effects on market forces. Whilst some people believe in heavy governing, fact is that market forces are like water penetrating leaks. If you heave a...
05-25-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,557
Posted By MikeyMK

Just leave them stained, they can't look any...

Just leave them stained, they can't look any worse.
05-23-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,911
Posted By MikeyMK

This thread is clearly an American problems...

This thread is clearly an American problems thread. Anyone who can't pronnounce 'mirror' and thinks 'aluminium' rhymes with 'hooligan' is frankly a lost cause.

The yanks have worked hard to reduce...
05-21-19, 12:33 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,131
Posted By MikeyMK

In the event of a nuclear war, when everything...

In the event of a nuclear war, when everything has been burnt, there will be no aluminium or carbon bikes. But a welded cro-mo steel frame will still be the same, just without it's paint.
05-19-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,564
Posted By MikeyMK

Ah, now one of my bikes does have toe straps, but...

Ah, now one of my bikes does have toe straps, but in my defense I need them to stop gravity pulling my feet off the pedals. I'm still pretty laid-back when riding it though..
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05-18-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,013
Posted By MikeyMK

Because a granny ring weighs a few grams....

Because a granny ring weighs a few grams. Everything else is already in place. And for those of us who aren't carbon extremists, thinking we're in the Tour De France, (most people) having fifty...
05-14-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,259
Posted By MikeyMK

They're almost certainly 17mm, and even if 19mm...

They're almost certainly 17mm, and even if 19mm they'll be fine with a 1.5in tyre.

I wouldn't go down that route though. I first used 2.35in slicks on a basic MTB and love them, so there's no need...
05-14-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,259
Posted By MikeyMK

Girls bikes are less stealable, the more girly...

Girls bikes are less stealable, the more girly the better, and never use a cable lock.
05-08-19, 05:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,446
Posted By MikeyMK

I don't think there's a 'national do something...

I don't think there's a 'national do something day/week/month' that I pay any attention to.
I do as I please, when I please, and how frequently I please.
05-08-19, 05:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,446
Posted By MikeyMK

Sometimes I ride to work at 5.30am. sometimes I...

Sometimes I ride to work at 5.30am. sometimes I ride to work at 17.30pm.
The only notable difference is there are fewer people to negotiate at 5.30am.
05-01-19, 01:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,638
Posted By MikeyMK

Welcome to the 1980s

Welcome to the 1980s
08-21-18, 08:37 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 8,963
Posted By MikeyMK

my 2kw e-bike weighs 90lbs, sprints to 45mph in...

my 2kw e-bike weighs 90lbs, sprints to 45mph in just a few seconds, and despite using it on heavy stop-start routes i don't get fade.

Again, pads. And discs. Its not fair to compare the best rim...
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