The cycling thread Page 585

  • Decks 13 Jul 2021 09:34:43 30,846 posts
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    Why would a rear wheel start clicking when free wheeling when it was silent in the past?
  • askew 13 Jul 2021 09:44:12 24,005 posts
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    Perhaps it was packed quite thickly with grease Ė now that you've been using it, it's moved around and become a little thinner. I think it's typical to hear the ratchet in the hub, so not something to worry about.
  • Decks 13 Jul 2021 09:47:34 30,846 posts
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    Oh I'm not worried, just irritated.
  • challenge_hanukkah 13 Jul 2021 10:17:05 14,311 posts
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    Just wear large, over the ear noise cancelling headphones.
  • freddymercurystwin 13 Jul 2021 10:30:19 2,782 posts
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    My Cube Hyde with it's hub gear and belt drive is silent except for the tyres rolling on the tarmac, absolutely love that aspect of this bike. :)

    Edited by freddymercurystwin at 10:30:41 13-07-2021
  • gamecat 13 Jul 2021 10:43:24 1,223 posts
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    The only solution for an annoying clicking noise is to take everything apart, re-grease, lose some important spring/clip/gasket, forget how it went together in the first place, then take it to a bike shop to fix it.
  • elstoof 13 Jul 2021 11:11:21 27,795 posts
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    Thatís your reminder to keep pedalling
  • Vortex808 13 Jul 2021 11:27:25 15,495 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    Thatís your reminder to keep pedalling
    :D
  • askew 13 Jul 2021 13:58:51 24,005 posts
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    Hah. It's a way to piss off the rider in front, or give a heads-up to pedestrians.
  • askew 13 Jul 2021 13:59:19 24,005 posts
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    gamecat wrote:
    The only solution for an annoying clicking noise is to take everything apart, re-grease, lose some important spring/clip/gasket, forget how it went together in the first place, then take it to a bike shop to fix it.
    :lol:
  • boo 13 Jul 2021 14:17:08 13,883 posts
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    Anyone got a view on Ribble bikes? The Endurance 725 Disc Sport with a Shimano 105 groupset looks interesting, particularly as I could get a custom two-tone paint job which appeals to the tart in me.
  • elstoof 13 Jul 2021 14:41:43 27,795 posts
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    Ribble are good
  • challenge_hanukkah 13 Jul 2021 15:42:57 14,311 posts
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    boo wrote:
    Anyone got a view on Ribble bikes? The Endurance 725 Disc Sport with a Shimano 105 groupset looks interesting, particularly as I could get a custom two-tone paint job which appeals to the tart in me.
    I have that very bike.

    It's awesome.
  • challenge_hanukkah 13 Jul 2021 15:44:50 14,311 posts
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    The only complaint I have with Ribble is that they delivered the bike a day earlier than stated, but luckily I was in, so it wasn't too traumatic.
  • Decks 13 Jul 2021 16:43:50 30,846 posts
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    I degreased the chain and headset this morning chick seems to have stopped the clicking. Had a drive up to Kielder this morning and did the 30 mile track around the reservoir. Fantastic track if you're ever up this way, ideal for gravel bikes. I did end up doing a somersault into a hedge on one of the downhill section though. Gratuitous bike shot below

  • askew 13 Jul 2021 16:54:26 24,005 posts
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    Lovely sceneryÖ Are your handlebars comfortable? Typically the top of the bar/shifter is parallel to the ground, and the drops will point backwards rather than down.

    Edited by askew at 16:55:25 13-07-2021
  • Psychotext 13 Jul 2021 17:01:36 70,557 posts
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    That does look like it needs a slight tweak.

    Nice pic though, lovely day for it by the looks of things.
  • Decks 13 Jul 2021 17:07:10 30,846 posts
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    Yeah I messed on with them for while to get them comfortable. It doesn't feel great on the drops though. So you're saying tilt them forward a bit?
  • elstoof 13 Jul 2021 17:11:38 27,795 posts
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    They should be pointing forwards rather than at the sky.

    Kielder has some nice spots, I did the Dirty Reiver around there a while back. Bit of a slog towards the end
  • askew 13 Jul 2021 17:12:50 24,005 posts
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    Yep Ė you might feel a bit lower, but it should allow a little more leverage on the brakes in both positions.

    If it's uncomfortable, then do a little bit at a time and let your upper body adapt.
  • elstoof 13 Jul 2021 17:22:13 27,795 posts
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    Pictures will help.

    Hereís current Tour leader Tadej Pogacarís bike, note the handlebar position:



    And hereís cockney mouthpiece Suralun Sugarís bike, again noting that handlebar position:



    Edited by elstoof at 17:24:06 13-07-2021
  • Vortex808 13 Jul 2021 17:24:49 15,495 posts
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    elstoof wrote:


    And hereís cockney mouthpiece Suralun Sugarís bike, again noting that handlebar position:

    The Arch-Mamil
  • Decks 13 Jul 2021 17:26:39 30,846 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    They should be pointing forwards rather than at the sky.

    Kielder has some nice spots, I did the Dirty Reiver around there a while back. Bit of a slog towards the end
    My Fitbit shit itself halfway round and stopped recording distance so everytime I looked at my watch it was saying 15 miles. Took way longer to realise what was happening than I care to admit. I thought I was just going really slowly.
  • Decks 13 Jul 2021 17:35:12 30,846 posts
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    Is this handlebar thing some cyclists faux pas atrocity that I've committed?
  • askew 13 Jul 2021 17:54:26 24,005 posts
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    Vortex808 wrote:
    elstoof wrote:


    And hereís cockney mouthpiece Suralun Sugarís bike, again noting that handlebar position:

    The Arch-Mamil
    Passing himself off as the national champion: tut tut. Ben Swift would like a word.
  • Vortex808 13 Jul 2021 18:19:52 15,495 posts
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    Decks wrote:
    Is this handlebar thing some cyclists faux pas atrocity that I've committed?
    Yes. And the pedal arrangement in that photo was a disaster!

    :-)

    No-one really minds, but:

    https://www.velominati.com/

    Edited by Vortex808 at 18:22:22 13-07-2021
  • Decks 13 Jul 2021 18:33:33 30,846 posts
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    I was wondering why so many people shout cunt at me when they ride passed. I just assumed it was because of my scandalously revealing pants.
  • gamecat 13 Jul 2021 18:57:42 1,223 posts
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    Speaking of Ribble. NBD has arrived




    Edited by gamecat at 19:05:16 13-07-2021
  • Vortex808 13 Jul 2021 19:08:03 15,495 posts
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    Nice pedal alignment.


    Take note Decks!


    :D
  • askew 13 Jul 2021 19:23:53 24,005 posts
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    gamecat wrote:
    Speaking of Ribble. NBD has arrived


    Phwoar. You must be tall?

    In the backdrop stakes though, Decks has got you beat.
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