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Re: Bike Thread

PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:58 pm
by shizaam

Re: Bike Thread

PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:27 pm
by wolfie
Man it's gonna be 9 tomorrow morning but I really wanted to go out. Think I can do it without wanting to die?

Re: Bike Thread

PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:30 pm
by Lil Gugger
Hell yeah wolfram

Re: Bike Thread

PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:35 pm
by shizaam
DO IT

Re: Bike Thread

PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:12 am
by wolfie
It's 11 out and I'm still in bed

Re: Bike Thread

PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:52 am
by wolfie
Fuck it, here I go

Re: Bike Thread

PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:20 pm
by Simpsons Avatar
He died

Re: Bike Thread

PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:07 pm
by Lil Gugger
Typical

Re: Bike Thread

PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:27 pm
by badhat
the first time i went out to ride in serious snow and cold was the winter after i started biking for transportation in Chicago (i guess like 2002) and i was working really late on a work deadline and i was out of smokes and all the neighborhood places were closed and the nearest 7-11 was like a mile away and it was 17 degrees and i honestly wasnt sure if it was possible. it was fine, esp late at night with no traffic.

when i think about all the goddamn winter miles and the thousands of dollars i dropped on winter gear and layers between then and coming to my senses and finally leaving cold weather forever...

anyway i hope wolfie isnt dead

Re: Bike Thread

PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:50 pm
by lust
whenever people come into the bike shop and are all "i want to ride through the whole winter" i'm like "okay let's get you a $600-$1000 clothing set that will prepare you for every 5 degree temperature change" and they go "okay where are your indoor trainers"

Re: Bike Thread

PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:19 am
by wolfie
I survived

It wasn't too bad. No wind and sunny. I wore 3 layers on the bottom and four on top.

Polyester is an absolute garbage fabric

Re: Bike Thread

PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:22 am
by wolfie
Polartec gloves. Fortunately I threw a pair of rag wool gloves in my vest. Half way through I pocketed the freezing wet fleece garbage and even though the wool gloves were fingerless they were still better on the way back

Re: Bike Thread

PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:46 am
by badhat
wolfo i’m glad youre not dead

i dropped some good knowledge on this page

https://forums.hipinion.com/viewtopic.p ... start=3270

theres probably like 10-12 of those- one for each winter i was posting a ton.

Re: Bike Thread

PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:47 am
by wolfie
I saw that and some others, thanks

I figure I'm good with the shit I've got for this winter. The plan is 100% wool for winter 2021

Re: Bike Thread

PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:32 pm
by glam2deaf
Something a little different, spent the day as a mechanic in neutral support 1 at the NZ elite national champs. New course this year which looked to be much harder than the previous course. After racing those past champs I was quite happy to be in the car this year. We had a stress free day 1 dropped chain and 1 puncture. The hardest part was getting back to the front of the convoy after a nature break.
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Re: Bike Thread

PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:08 pm
by fraew
Nice one g2d - I watched a bit of the footage (which was ridiculously bad with shaky on-motorbike camera footage) - particularly the woman's race as I was rooting for Ella to win. My mate Ollie had a good ride in the mens for 5th, too. Geez Bennett is a BEAST!

Re: Bike Thread

PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:35 pm
by fraew
Got serious FOMO following Tour Aotearoa this year; wish I got the chance to go my 3rd time: https://touraotearoa2020.maprogress.com/

Re: Bike Thread

PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:12 pm
by shizaam
pretty nasty this morning, but nearly 50 around noon made for a pretty great ride

Re: Bike Thread

PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:13 pm
by glam2deaf
fraew wrote:Nice one g2d - I watched a bit of the footage (which was ridiculously bad with shaky on-motorbike camera footage) - particularly the woman's race as I was rooting for Ella to win. My mate Ollie had a good ride in the mens for 5th, too. Geez Bennett is a BEAST!


The footage was awful, those motos were struggling. There was a bit of an arguments going on between chief comms and the camera crews interfering with the race. Though for that city circuit we were stuck behind the peloton so had to rely on the radio and live feed for updates.

It's a shame the womens race wasn't covered as well, I've been rewatching it and the action was superb. Ollie's ride was so good, there was also the other young guy Josh in that final chase group who spent about half of last year off the bike and was racing a titanium frame.

I was so happy a WT rider got the win, either Bennet or Archibold were worthy winners. I was rooting for Torckler to take the win though, total dark horse who who rode amazingly.

Also another notable finisher was Hayden Wilde though he was in the peloton at the end, I don't think I've seen him in a road race before, and the night before had run at the 1500m champs.

Re: Bike Thread

PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:58 pm
by wolfie
Guys help me out. I want to replace my mountain knobbiest with a faster rolling tire. My current tires are 26x1.95

Can I go to these in 26x1.5?

https://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tire ... _racer_429

And change to these inner-tubes in 26x1.4/1.75 Schrader?

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product ... gIJQfD_BwE

Re: Bike Thread

PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:36 pm
by glam2deaf
Yes and yes. Both will work nicely.

I'm a big fan of Marathons, great tyres that are as durable as the name suggests.

Re: Bike Thread

PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:36 pm
by badhat
YES!

Re: Bike Thread

PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:44 pm
by wolfie
Thanks guys

Wanna see how much time I can buy on the mountain bike because I kinda wanna get my kids geared bikes and that'll be a few bones

Re: Bike Thread

PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:30 pm
by badhat
yeah don’t rush. you can do a lot of little tweaks and really discover what kind of bicyclist you are with little upgrades here and there and when you do get a Nice Bike you’ll apreciate it even more. my first 3-4 years of city riding were on mtb and hybrid frames.

Re: Bike Thread

PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:07 pm
by wolfie
I'ma do it

Spend like $150, get the tires sorted and replace the handlebars and stem to solve that shit once and for all

Buy my kids bikes and say I'll wait a year to get mine

Then buy mine three months later

Re: Bike Thread

PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:09 pm
by shizaam
53˚in february is... something, but made for great riding. probably overdid it, and def didn't eat enough, but got 70 miles in.

Re: Bike Thread

PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:50 am
by wolfie
so i changed my tires over on friday and man these are way better. no more buzzing, no more instantly slowing down when you stop pedaling for a minute. just gliiiiiiiiiiide, baby

also change to dad-bars brought me up an inch or so, enough to make things v comfortable.

it was 55 here yesterday. went out with the kids and some friends. gonna be friggin 63 today!

Re: Bike Thread

PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:54 pm
by incoherent grunting
Has anyone here packed their bike into a cardboard box and taken it on a plane with them?

Re: Bike Thread

PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:06 am
by badhat
i’ve shipped bikes in carboard via fed ex and i’ve flown with bikes in hard cases. but i’d be kinda scared to do a cardboard box on a commerici flight. i might be bein’ weird but that seems sketchy to me.

Re: Bike Thread

PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:25 am
by incoherent grunting
Yeah, the idea makes me nervous...Did it cost a ton via FedEx?