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Sit up and beg

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Fnaar, 23 Apr 2008.

  1. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    A friend showed me his new bike t'other day.... it had what I think you call "sit up and beg" type bars, in that your riding style is very upright. Didn't like it at all B) ()though I didn't tell my friend this... it also had suspension, which I'm no fan of either)... I'd rather lean forward and grovel than sit up and beg.
     
  2. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Well, it takes all sorts. I was down at the bike recycling centre on Saturday, and saw a lady go away very pleased with her recycled sit up and beg bike - her previous one had been stolen and replaced by the insurance company with a terrible £50 special bike in a box type MTB... Her husband was similarly lusting after a mans frame Raleigh, but it was mint and vintage and beyond his budget...

    Depends what sort of riding you want to do. In a flat city environment, like York, or Amsterdam, sit up and beg is very suitable...
     
  3. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Put's a hell of alot of weight on your ass though - Ouch !
     
  4. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Go to Holland and you'll see the sit-up-and-beg extremes.
     
  5. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Some of us have got asses big enough to cope!B)

    Besides, nature intended us to put our weight on our feet, or our asses... My upper body is pretty puny...
     
  6. Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    Location:
    sunny Leicester
    My upper body is pretty puny...

    You could sort that out with some mud wrestling:biggrin:

    Hands up everyone in favour
     
  7. hubgearfreak

    hubgearfreak Über Member

    there is no-one or being to intend anything .....evolution happens by chance.

    unless you mean an imaginary creator.:ohmy:
     
  8. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

    Where's bonj when you need him?
     
  9. hubgearfreak

    hubgearfreak Über Member


    let's hope he's not reproducing:laugh:
     
  10. OP
    OP
    Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    On reflection, I think I'd rather get down and boogie :rolleyes:
     
  11. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    Today, common sense took over from sentimentality and I put the hack saw through a 'sit up and beg' .:rolleyes::sad:
    Ah! The memories of me sitting in my little seat on the back, poking my little fingers in the seat springs as my mother pedalled gallantly up to Culloden battlefield where the best rasps and brambles in the world grew in abundance, long before the whole place became a tourist trap.
     
  12. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Why a hacksaw? Was the frame utterly ruined already?

    Cutting up a bike that could still be used seems like murder...
     
  13. girofan

    girofan New Member


    Has J-Lo started cycling? If so, to which club does she belong, I'll be joining.:rolleyes:
     
  14. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    I have spent so long commuting on a Brompton that it feels very normal to me now. When I get on a roadbike there is a period of adjustment. Sit up and beg bikes suit leisure riders. My missus has a more upright mountain bike and wouldn't ride it otherwise. Everything has its place.