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Pet hates

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Keith Oates, 17 Feb 2008.

  1. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    We've had threads about the best and worst looking bikes etc. so what about one regarding the 'pet hates' we have in the cycling world. For me I hate the way that aero wheels have the manufactures name in big white letters on them, ZIP and HED come to mind. I also don't like the huge letter on the down tube such as CERVELO. Any one else like to add there non favorites!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    I like ZIPP and Cervelo, so they don't bother me one iota :biggrin:
     
  3. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    wafflycat, I'm not knocking the products I just think the logos or names detract from the appearance wheels. bikes etc!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    I like them on there
     
  5. I hate those flashing LED lights that have peculiar patterns on the flash setting, rather than just all the LEDs flashing all at once. They're much less visible than steady or regularly flashing LED lamps.
     
  6. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Fair comment, so is there anything cycling related that you don't like!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. girofan

    girofan New Member

    Big globby welds on the junction of frame tubes, particularly aluminium bikes. Whatever happened to internal joining of tubes as produced by Peugeot some years ago?
    I realise that lugs make a frame heavier and cost more to produce, but at least they look nice!
     
  8. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    £69.99 BSOs from Halfrauds, supermarkets & toyshops. Made from gas-pipe with components of cheese.
     
  9. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    I do like the "chaser" pattern ones - if you're not running a steady/flashing combo of lights, I think these make it slightly easier to judge distance than an all on/all off flashing pattern.
     
  10. The thing I don't like about them is you've only got one LED lit up at once, especially on the cheaper ones. I've never had a problem judging distances with the flashing ones, certainly not compared with the problems I sometimes have seeing people in the first place because of their absurd rear lights.:biggrin:
     
  11. Wind, and rain, and cold, and low sun, and fog, and cars, and pedestrians, and roundabouts, and hills (up)
     
  12. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Tyres that are a struggle to get on and off.
     
  13. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    Idiots cycling at night with no lights whatsoever.
     
  14. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine

    Location:
    Stevenage
    The fact that there's at least 25% more of me than I would like there to be!!!!!!!!!
     
  15. got-to-get-fit

    got-to-get-fit New Member

    Location:
    Yarm, Cleveland
    The ITM lite bars on my Bianchi cos i cant get light brackets/cycle computers etc to fit on em and end up using cable ties and insulating tape which looks sh*t