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Cycles, cycles everywhere....

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Baggy, 14 Jul 2007.

  1. Baggy

    Baggy Cake connoisseur

    ...but none that we can ride :eek:
    We have six bicycles in this house, SIX I tell thee. Only two of them are currently rideable. We will not be doing the Audax we planned to do tomorrow.
    Gah!
     
  2. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Location:
    Deal, Kent
    Why no ride tomorrow?
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Baggy

    Baggy Cake connoisseur

    One of the functional bikes is without mudguards, and given the weather forecast think that would make for a miserable ride.

    The list of ailments is:
    Broken spoke
    Bottom bracket loose in shell with stripped threads
    Odd oval wheel after first build attempt
    Tandem in bits
     
  4. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Location:
    Deal, Kent
    :eek:
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Baggy

    Baggy Cake connoisseur

    Looking on the bright side, at least we can watch the Tour tomorrow and try to repair a few of the ailments.

    But it's still :eek:

    Two weeks ago all bikes were fully functional (bar the tandem).
     
  6. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Location:
    Deal, Kent
    could you ride in shifts????

    :eek:
     
  7. OP
    OP
    Baggy

    Baggy Cake connoisseur

    Hmmm, now there's an idea - I'll do the parts with the controls so I get all the cakes :eek:
     
  8. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Location:
    Cheddar
    Why don't you just out and buy a couple of new ones :eek:
     
  9. OP
    OP
    Baggy

    Baggy Cake connoisseur

    Another practical solution, I like your thinking.
    Are there any bike shops in Devon that open at 6.30am? :eek:
     
  10. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Maybe you could borrow a couple for the day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. longers

    longers Veteran

    Gets some pegs, then one bike will suffice. :eek:
     
  12. gavintc

    gavintc Guru

    Location:
    Southsea
    I think you doth protest too much. Just got back from a 'summer' club ride. No one had mud guards, the spray was impressive, but the water is warm enough to be almost pleasant. Get your leg over and enjoy it.
     
  13. OP
    OP
    Baggy

    Baggy Cake connoisseur

    Ah, it wasn't my bike that was sans mudguards :eek:
    I think it's the "chafed perineum" effect that was of more concern than a bit of water....
     
  14. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Location:
    Kent
    Hmm clearly a bunch of weak excuses contrived to avoid exercise , what was it baggy? Eastenders omnibus on the sofa more appealing was it? :eek:
     
  15. OP
    OP
    Baggy

    Baggy Cake connoisseur

    <spits tea out in horror> How dare you!
    As it was I thoroughly enjoyed watching the Tour live.