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Pub bike

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by simonali, 12 Feb 2008.

  1. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Went down the pub yesterday afternoon with a mate on our bikes and while he was inside getting 'em in I had a look at his bike, as he'd asked me to look at the squealing brakes. It was an old Shogun MTB and had steel rims (!) and yellow plastic V brakes on it. The seatpost was round the wrong way and the saddle was pointing upwards. The handlebars were steel, also. We tried to adjust the brake blocks for a bit of toe-in, but the bolts were seized. The blocks seemed to be polishing the chrome on the rims accentuating the squeal, I suspect?

    He started saying about getting a new one and all I could say was "Good idea!". :rolleyes:

    Good pub bike, though, I suppose. I wouldn't nick it!
     
  2. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    Pub bike...:biggrin:
    I have a pub car at the moment....:rolleyes:
     
  3. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    if he's got steel rims, leather faced brake blocks will stop the squeal, if you can find any that is.
     
  4. OP
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    simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    And get the old ones off!
     
  5. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    WD40 should do the trick.
     
  6. OP
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    simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    They didn't have that on tap in The Barge, Bradford-On-Avon! :rolleyes:
     
  7. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    ..on leather faced brake blocks + steel rims: lovely combination :rolleyes:
     
  8. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Five pints and no brakes. Even better!
     
  9. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    A beaten up old bike for going to the pub is a good idea but you can also have the same 'security' if you have a low colour and don't clean it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. My first MTB was a Shogun Prairie Breaker, bought second hand in 1993! It was frightening, fully rigid, equipped with cantilever brakes and thumbies. I had some great times on it but with hindsight I can't believe I took it anywhere near a mountain...(which I did).
     
  11. OP
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    simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    I think this might've been a Shogun Spine Breaker?
     
  12. I used to buy cheap bikes for shopping, commuting, going to the pub and so on. Until I realised there was no point as I was gradually fitting them up with some pretty good components to make them nicer to ride.:smile: