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Hi, Everybody....

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by sporty, 29 Jun 2008.

  1. sporty

    sporty New Member

    Hi everbody I'm new round this way / parts - can anyone help me with my cycling.

    I find navigating the roads, on my bicycle quite an effort especially compared to my 4x4 its a beuaty similar to one of my Horses at the stables.


    I'm also having problems with my cycle re: set-up whats a good saddle :becool:

    The bike I have is one of these...

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    Are they any good - a friend of mine told me to throw the Campag. something or other whatever its called, away and get some Shimano which I did of course.

    Its great: rides like a dream but that, saddle like a razor sharp woman !

    Any help would be appreciated people :ohmy: I heard cyclists are nice people and are mis-understood, well thats what the nice gentleman at the bicycle shop told me.
     
  2. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Thats quite a bike that Sport.

    Why not try a saddle with a hole in it:

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  3. Nick1979

    Nick1979 New Member

    Location:
    London (SW11)
    Sporty, you have a Time Translink and no idea about bikes, Campy/Shimano... ??
    I suppose you are lucky :-) how did you end up getting this beauty?
     
  4. Maz

    Maz Guru

    bullsht/trollism...
     
  5. asterix

    asterix Comrade Member

    Location:
    Limoges or York
    First, I should do away with the saddle - they are just extra weight that you don't need.

    Second any problems you encounter with your bike will be traced to the components - Shimano. I should reassess the relationship you have with your 'friend'.

    Third, I am the ONLY nice cyclist on this forum and don't you forget it..
     
  6. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    This looks to me like Bonj or LLB just having a laugh.
     
  7. bobajobrob

    bobajobrob New Member

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    You need one of these.

    Hope this helps.
     
  8. Nick1979

    Nick1979 New Member

    Location:
    London (SW11)
    +1

    Spring suspended saddles are very good, the more springs you have the more comfortable it is. It will greatly improve your performance as well (some studies say about 15-20% on difficult uphill roads). The only reason you don't see them in the Tour de France is they have been banned by the UCI a few years ago because they provide an unfair advantage to the team using them!
    They are quite difficult to find but if you can by all mean buy a saddle like the one boba posted!!
     
  9. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    I don't like to be critical of a newbie but I feel I must point out that the comma you have used after 'navigating the roads' is superfluous.
     
  10. ...and 'beuaty' is in the eye of the be older...
     
  11. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    +1
    Why would you dump Campag and spend loads of Shimano because your mate told you to?
    If it is true, i'll give you £10 for your Campag stuff, and i'll give you this saddle i have which is white so will match your bike.
     
  12. OP
    OP
    sporty

    sporty New Member

    Joe24 I believe it ended up in a bag and down the charity shop I'm afraid in the village.

    I do beleive the young-un took it down in her Aston Vantage - such a lovely vehicle that.

    Oh well !

    Its a pity I couldnt have came here earlier, heh, you folks !!!

    Do any of the members of this 'forum' have any great cars/bikes...
     
  13. OP
    OP
    sporty

    sporty New Member

    Oh Joe - I liked the action of the lever, quite good and the lovely gentleman in the shop told me that carbon stuff, i think he called it, was a bit iffy!!!!!!!!
     
  14. Young Un

    Young Un New Member

    Location:
    Worcestershire
    my dad has a mk1 escort mexico:biggrin:

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  15. asterix

    asterix Comrade Member

    Location:
    Limoges or York

    Yup, my 'builders van'. A superb piece of 'kit': unique due to inadvertant body 'restyling' and comes with impeccable 'provenance' from its former life owned by 'plumber'. It has a built in facility for avoiding speeding 'tickets', i.e. it's slow.