On your Bike

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RichardW wrote:
27 Feb 2021, 20:39
That was a decent ride Jim, I only managed half that!
and i managed half of yours today :)

absolute mayhem over the Chase today....groups walking full width of paths, dogs not on leads, dogs on long retracting leads, call 'bike coming through on left/right'...muppets stepped to the side called, MTB'ers not doing themselves any favours..at least 4 groups i saw were definitely from same household, well not that i know many households with 6+ who all ride MTB's :-D
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No 1 son has moved up to a nearly full size MTB now, so considering building a bike shed as they occupy a lot of the garage To save ground space wondering about standing them up. But how much room do we need....
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Only one way to find out :lol:

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Skull wrote:
28 Feb 2021, 18:44
My fastest Huffy ride so far 8-[ 24.5 miles 1,239 ft 1h 52m :!:
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Great riding Skull :D
Skull wrote:
28 Feb 2021, 18:44
Not sure how this Strava thing works but 252 miles for February is more than I would have done on my Cross-trainer (RIP)
If you're anything like me then real miles out on a real bike out in the open air are far more pleasurable then any rides indoors, even with Zwift, so you do many more...

Time and mikes just fly by when I'm out on a real ride but drag terribly on the Turbo Trainer...

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CitroJim wrote:
01 Mar 2021, 05:29

If you're anything like me ....
I'm not :oops: according to Strava anyway :lol: but I get your point :wink:

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Australian observational humour, yes it has its merits...enjoyed these






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RichardW wrote:
28 Feb 2021, 23:11
No 1 son has moved up to a nearly full size MTB now, so considering building a bike shed as they occupy a lot of the garage To save ground space wondering about standing them up. But how much room do we need....

Only one way to find out :lol:
Richard, if you one up, one down them you can fit a good number ina very short space, space the hooks out at 1ft intervals, i currently use these for hanging duties, easily fit a 3" tyre on a 50mm rim https://www.screwfix.com/p/smith-locke- ... 58mm/1998j
will grab a picture of the bikes hanging up in the shed at the mo in a little while,

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Bike hangers
Bike hangers
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Couple quick shots of the hooks/bike hanging, the old shed I had the corner area filled, almost half the shed length and half the width, had 13 various shapes and sizes hung up one up, one down, the rarely used ones I used to turn the bars 90 degrees,

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I keep my bikes in the house :) One even lives in the lounge....

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My grandson has four - and sometimes more - in my daughter's dining room. No room for anything else in there.

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Well what do you think to my new budget bike :?:

Torrane 17" frame 26" wheel £211.65 with Discount Code WINTER15
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Mountain bike for Adults Men Women Kids with height between 5.2 to 6 ft.

High quality aluminium 6061 frame makes this bicycle light weight and easy to ride. [Approx 14.3 KG net weight on Ebay listing]

Free Accessories: mudguard, bottle holder and stand included, saving you extra £30 (limited time offer only)

Specifications:

Frame: Light weight strong and durable Aluminium Alloy 6061 T6 17" frame

Forks: 100 mm sanctions, high carbon steel with suspension fork

Gears: 21 speed Shimano TZ500 gear set for easier hill climbs

Breaks: Mechanical Disk Breaks for smooth, controlled stopping

Wheels: 26” double walled rims for extra durability

Saddle: Memory Foam Saddle for ultimate comfort on your ride

Colour: Matte midnight blue paint

Delivery:
Free delivery - London zone 1 to 6 takes 1 to 2 days; for the rest of UK 2 to 3 days (estimated)

What’s included:
Bicycle as displayed in picture PLUS free accessories (water bottle not included)
Product manual

Assembly:
This bike comes 85% assembled, only front tyre, handle bar, seat post and pedals need to be assembled.


The cheapest bike in my Wheelbase shop is £415 which is out of stock, cheapest in stock is £500 so I thought I'd give these new guys a try ....

I'm not expecting a massive amount but an improvement over the old Huffy (17 Kg) which is approximately 25 years old, if it turns out the frame is a bit small I could pass this on to my daughter .......

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Set up on the new bike will be the biggest part in how it rolls along, firstly pop the wheels out and check the axles, these, are often over tightened at the build stage and feel stiff, brakes being cable disc are rarely set up properly either, the 'static' pad on the inside of the caliper should be wound out to the disc as close as it can, a passing glance on the pad is fine, you can see if it's too much by if it visably slows the wheel spin, then set your cable side up, wind ut the adjuster on the bars a few turns. Pinch the caliper arm to stop the wheel as such and reset the cable there, undo the adjuster on the bars and the brake should be sharper feel,
Check the derailuer hanger is straight visually from behind, very frequently bent in transit, headset will more than likely be lacking in grease! - hubs too, I would normally prestretch the cables when setting up to prevent the 2-3 weeks use Its not working properly call! 😉😉
I do apologise if this is simply telling you what you already know, but thought it may be helpful!

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CitroJim wrote:
03 Mar 2021, 18:15
I keep my bikes in the house :) One even lives in the lounge....
I did have 2 of mine in the dining room when inbetween sheds in the summer, however, with a small dining room and Wide bars (760 + 780mm),it was somewhat of a hazard! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Timmo wrote:
05 Mar 2021, 10:32
I do apologise if this is simply telling you what you already know, but thought it may be helpful!
Not at all Timmo Many Thanks ....it's 25 years since I took one out of a box :wink: Disc brakes are new to me on a push bike even if they are cable operated ....

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The pads will require bedding in! General rule of thumb if 4 or t repeated hard stops from speed, I generally use one of the steep hills out the village as gravity saves my efforts!😁

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Nice to see them in the shed instead of hogging the road on our country lanes. :-D