1. winjim

    Once upon a time in Shaolin

    The iconic Wu-Tang Clan* album has been resold for an unknown price after the US government confiscated it during the prosecution of utter bastard Martin Shkreli. I wonder which utter bastard has it now? View: https://twitter.com/fordm/status/1420094926671470592?s=19 *Well, RZA and...
  2. swee'pea99

    Just back from my first time on my bike in two & a half years

    Not 'my touring bike', which has been serving as my bike for about the last two years, nor 'my carbon', which has been out for the occasional run, but 'my bike'... ...which I've been unable to ride since smashing my hip on it in in January 2019. Must admit I was a bit nervous - my muscles...
  3. cyberknight

    Time to find a new club ?

    My current club has been running for 3 years now starting from a few riders on a sunday and morphing into around 20 riders on a saturday in various rides . I have led the sunday ride for a few years but it has always been hard to get more than 3-4 of use whereas a saturday they are fighting for...
  4. gmw492

    First time tubeless

    Just taken delivery of my new Giant TCR , as you know they come tubeless set up , gonna try the tubeless set up out with the stock wheels for a few rides , anyone recommend what to take out with me.? Is it worth investing in Stans Dart or Dynaplug repair kits or any other recommendations like...
  5. Jenkins

    Time to replace this wheel?

    The rim seems to be a little bit more worn than I thought!
  6. C

    Time to regrip?

    My grips are quite minging. I would have got black ones back on when I get it serviced, but the service is looking a long way off. How easy is it to regrip without a high skill level? In general, would you be thinking these have plenty life in them, or are in disbelief I still have them on this...
  7. C

    Good gloves for this time of year …

    I’ve been going out at 6am in the morning, but my fingers are getting cold. I’m looking for long finger gloves but don’t want sweaty hands that overheat. Is that possible? What are you all using that you like?
  8. Dave7

    Mastectomy recovery time....how long DO YOU think it is.

    MrsD is having a mastectomy on Tuesday. She is obviously not happy but stoic. 25 years ago she had cancer in the same breast but a 'lumpectomy' did the trick BUT she was in hospital 2 weeks. Her operation is 1st thing Tuesday and they say she could be home TUESDAY EVENING!!!.....possibly...
  9. Anthony.R.Brown

    Three Strange Things Related to The Current 100 Mile Time Trial Record ???

    Ok the first Strange thing if you look at the 100 TT time results below then A Wild's Time is slower than M Bialoblock's ? Shown in the link... 100 Miles 2020 A Wild GS Metro 03:28:50 2019 M Bialoblocki NOPINZ 03:24:55...
  10. ClichéGuevara

    What time is it?

    I guess the answer depends on what 'it' is, but ignoring that, and what we describe as 'time' being simply a measurement, and it being a relative concept; with the clocks changing display, I wanted to know if they'd changed automatically or not, or if I was an hour out. My phone, PC and laptop...
  11. Lovacott

    If I Could Turn Back Time. If I Could Find A Way.

    We all know the immortal words of the "turn back time" song sung by Cher on Top Of The Pops many years ago. I'm on the wrong side of 50 and I'm trying really hard to boost my fitness, but as each week passes me by, I find the whole thing getting that bit harder. I was probably at my fitness...
  12. CyclePikel

    Hi all! Lurker here! Time to get stuck in.

    Lifelong casual cyclist, commuter/seaside/offroad/general fitness fan. I make myself cycling accessories. They are usually hi-viz and often have reflective features. My bike and I can be seen from space, which is how I like it.
  13. Cycling_Samurai

    Is it time to change those chain rings?

    https://road.cc/content/feature/when-should-you-replace-your-chainrings-and-cassette-256420?amp I haven't worn out a chain ring yet. I've upgraded mine before it's gotten 3 months old. Well not my current road bike. I'll consider it when my cassette is worn. Been wanting to complete the...
  14. sabcycling

    Less Screen Time, More Bike Time

    Hello all, thought I'd share my theory about some issues I've faced over the past few months and how I'm hoping cycling might help. Maybe some of you can advise / comment / give me some feedback and share if you can relate? I'm 25, no health issues thankfully and currently stuck WFH. I've loved...
  15. MontyVeda

    Living in a vehicle full time... serious replies please :)

    A friend of mine, soon to be evicted due to landlord selling up, has decided that he's going to live in his estate car to save money... personally i think it's hare brained plan... especially in the middle of winter and in a national lockdown during a global pandemic. Not to mention the fact...
  16. postman

    First time.

    Sara Cox on the valve wireless,named today as Christmas Eve Eve.In all my 70 years I have never heard the phrase.
  17. P

    Real time ethical dilemma.

    We live in London - From midnight Tier 4 No foreign travel allowed from Tier 4 We are due to fly from Gatwick (not in Tier 4) to Madeira on Tuesday. (Edit: Booked in early Summer, hoping things might be resolved, fully covered by insurance, no financial loss if we cancel because of Tier 4...
  18. Brandane

    N+1 time (again; oops!).

    Found this for sale not too far from home, so I'm off to pick it up later (assuming it's as clean as it looks and all is legit.). If it looks familiar, it's because I already have the orange version of the same bike! Crazy? Maybe, but I have plans to swap some parts around and turn one of...
  19. Maherees

    When's the best time to buy a new or nearly new bike?

    I can see bike prices are still pretty high not least due to the shortage, so what might happen in the new year? Will, they start to normalise? Will, there be an excess of bikes on eBay etc and people discover that riding is not really for them?
  20. C

    Signs of wear and tear that mean time to replace parts....

    Lets start with the obvious, but feel free to add more. Brake Pads. I started to ride seriously in May and in August I changed the front pads as they were loosing the separate bits of the block ( but some definition, maybe 0.5mm remained). I was amazed by how much stopping power the new pads...
  21. Proto

    New Shed Time

    Need a decent garden shed, ( £100 🙀) mainly to clear all the junk from the garage so I can make it into a bike haven. So, help me out, please. I’m thinking 8’ x 10’, windows on one side, door in one 8’ end. Questions: Do I go for pent or pitched roof? Single width or double door? Anything...
  22. rockyroller

    is it time for a new chain lube thread?

    with all this chatter about cleaning, is it time for a new chain lube thread? stopped by my LBS & asked for some & was offerred this. in both spray & drip form. interesting that the drip product also came with a straw the writing is too small to read but I believe it's a dry lube w PTFE which...
  23. biggs682

    Should Anton be a full time strictly judge ?

    Quick question do we all think that Anton Du Beke should be a full time strictly judge ? I certainly think he should be after sitting in for Motsi.
  24. Proto

    Is this normal for this time of year?

    We’ve got a small Magnolia tree in our garden and Im a bit surprised to see buds forming. Is this particularly unusual? Admittedly we’ve not had any really cold spells yet, (Aga is on but central heating isn’t) but seasons do seam to be out of sync.
  25. S

    Friday Night is Music Night: Time

    Sorry busy, back soon, I must do some work now the rain has stopped...
  26. Sunny Portrush

    Time Trial on BBC iPlayer

    All about David Millar's attempt at a final Tour de France and focuses on his past too. It's a bit arty-farty with loads of slooooooooooo mo and blurry footage for some reason. Also, one minute he's in the Giro, the next the TDF. I quite enjoyed the peleton footage tho and Cav's a bit of a laugh
  27. alecstilleyedye

    time to quit the hills?

    having been commuting 68km a day pre-covid, i decided to join my local club again to try and get the miles in. i’ve done 3 hilly club runs, and have been knackered for even the next day after each. i was also constantly getting dropped (although the group always waited atop the climbs). i...
  28. O

    Audax start time

    Im doing an audax on sunday and it says it starts at 9:30am but do I have to be there before that time? If I was late e.g. I got there at 10am, can I still do it? Only because the event is 50km away from me and my Mum was meant to drop me off there but now cannot and there is no early enough...
  29. Andy clarke

    It’s been a long time....

    Hi everyone! it’s been a long time! However I’m still shielding, (kidney transplant a few years back) I currently have a boardman hybrid! Very light! Now don’t laugh! it has hydro brakes. id like to swap the flats for drops! Is it possible? Bearing in mind I’m not being paid at the mo! Can I...
  30. Dogtrousers

    Time Gaps

    When the TV shows a time gap in the race, what does it mean? For simplicity lets assume there are only two riders in the race, A and B. A is in the lead and has a time gap of 2 minutes. I guess that means that A passed the point where B is now 2 minutes ago. This means that anything that...
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