Today's ride

Discussion in 'Fixed Gear and Single Speed' started by rideswithmoobs, 25 Nov 2015.

  1. Another fast-ish ride with the club - 60 miles in 3:20 in round numbers. Lovely weather, even though there was a constant cross wind!
    J
     
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  2. ...and another Single Speed Century - 103 miles, 6h 10m, average 16.6mph. Evil headwind for the second half :-(
    J
     
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  3. Pennine-Paul

    Pennine-Paul Goth on a bike............

    First decent length ride since April when I suffered a dislocated shoulder,85 kms round Knutsford,Altrincham and back to Stockport
     
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  4. gavroche

    gavroche Getting old but not past it

    Location:
    North Wales
    Another day with no ride. These days are getting more frequent now that the bad weather is coming in. The good news is that I have my shed now and a bike set up on rollers, just need to set up a tv with DVD player now.
     
  5. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Not todays ride but just readied my Lee Cooper for a ride tomorrow am .

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  6. colly

    colly Re member eR

    Location:
    Leeds
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  7. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    well set of nice and early but the first couple of hills had me remembering the last time i rode this bike i needed to change the gearing as 52 x 18 was way to steep for the hills , but still managed a 32 mile loop at a very good average
     
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  8. colly

    colly Re member eR

    Location:
    Leeds
    Lee Cooper..................I got one of those.

    As you well know. ^_^
     
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  9. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    @colly i do remember

    i have just picked up another of his track frames like my blue one but fillet brazed Columbus tubing and not drilled for rear brake just got to decide whether i am selling it on or building it
     
  10. colly

    colly Re member eR

    Location:
    Leeds
    I would be tempted but I have two spare frames and a spare bike to sort out yet. :rolleyes:
     
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  11. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    you can never have enough bike gear
     
  12. I flip-flopped my wheel today so that it's fixed.

    Now, I have never ridden fixed before, and it was a bit of a suprise, I only rattled into town and back (7 miles), there were a couple of occasions that I was lifted from the seat when I forgot that I couldn't coast !!
    And for the same reason, my legs were going like the clappers on a short downhill section !!

    Great fun, but it'll take me a day or two to get used to it
     
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  13. colly

    colly Re member eR

    Location:
    Leeds
  14. colly

    colly Re member eR

    Location:
    Leeds
    After sleeping fitfully I got up at just before 4am. I decided that if I couldn't sleep I might as well go out. So I set off at about 4.20 or so. The first 4 vehicles I saw were.......bicycles.
    All was going well until on the outskirts of Garforth my rear wheel banged down into a pothole. (the front must have missed it) Sure enough 100m on I could feel the telltale rumble of rim on rubber/tarmac. Bugger I thought, pinch puncture. Stuck a bit of air in and tried it again just in case but I was done for so found a handy bus shelter with a light in and set to swapping the inner tube.
    My old boss said to me ''never assume anything, you will make an ass out of you and me''. Know what? He was right. I assumed it was a pinch puncture.............and it wasn't.:sad:
    I made the cardinal error of not checking the inside of the tyre for sharps. New tube in, pumped up, pumped up some more, and again. :cursing: Still soft.:cursing:
    Took out the new tube and this time ran my fingers around the inside of the tyre and found the real cause. A small metal splinter sharp enough to stick in my finger.
    So in goes the second and my last spare tube. Bingo ! Im rolling again !
    One good thing came out of it is that having had a real close look and a feel of my rear tyre ..........I realise it is thinner than a fag paper. I'm sure that didn't help. New boots needed.

    View: https://ridewithgps.com/trips/11461068
     
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  15. 3narf

    3narf For whom the bell dings

    Location:
    Stroud
    I just had a quick ride around the block on the new bike just to make sure the riding position, brakes, new bars etc are all OK, and my feet weren't hitting the pump. All seems fine so I'll have a longer ride at the weekend.

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