Those cycling annoyances...

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

  1. betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    the ones which, for you, have disproportionate annoyance value.
    1) Amber-walled tyres. I hate them!
    2) Cyclists in white socks - especially a) if the socks are without any logo and :rolleyes: pulled halfway up the calf...... grrr!
    3) Clicks, creaks and squeaks at any time, but on a long journey, any of these are a short-cut to insanity!
    4) Displeasing asymmetry ie only one pannier on rack.
    5) If you must wear a helmet, please please wear it properly and not tilted back off the back of the head.
    6) Looking down on a wobbly front wheel, even if it's only ever so slightly out of true...... aaargh!
    7) Bits of old washing up liquid bottle riveted on mudguard for mudflap. Seen old CTC codgers do this....makes me want to retch and don't get me started on rolled up 'yellow' capes on top of venerable old Carradice saddlebags!
  2. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Guilty, m'lud.
    Mine: People simply not understanding why I need 3 bikes! :rolleyes:
  3. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Nothing wrong with old bottle mudflaps - they work real well on the front !!!
  4. OP
    betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    Yes, but please disguise it, or use some black DPC , or something.
  5. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    the most annoying thing that happens to me is when i pull up at the lights and pull up my foot to get ready for the off.... not realising i'm in the large cog at the back and the chain falls off.

    i find that REALLY FECKING annoying and why does it happen?
  6. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Atop a Ti
    white socks and single pannier..yep that's me
  7. OP
    betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    Yes, but to me it is displeasing asymmetry and therefore a sin.
  8. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    mine: people who ride in obscenely hot looking hi viz jackets, usually with the saddle too low, in the gutter, knobbly tyres etc every bloody day.

    maybe i'm annoyed that they don't see me and think "now there's an idea", more "look at that berk in tights".
  9. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    I'm from Essex! Nuffin wrong wiv wite socks. :rolleyes:
    In fact, it should be obligatory to wear them.
  10. Plax

    Plax Veteran

    One of the lads at work has done this for a front mudguard. However he used a blue white lightening cider bottle and some pipe cleaners. Looks pretty good for a home made mudguard actually!
  11. simonali

    simonali Guru

    What colour socks do you wear, Betty?
  12. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    i always thought the snob factor was against black socks…
  13. Crackle

    Crackle Pah

    yes but only on top of your helmet as faux rabbit ears - you should start a trend :rolleyes:
  14. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    Fuggit, there go my black socks!
  15. OP
    betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    ahem: if I decide to wear them (and often I don't) I have them sent specially from Niwot Cycles in Colorado. They are usually grey or black with some sort of contrasting logo and rolled right down.
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