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Re: Cycling

Postby paolo » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:42 am

theleader82 wrote:I’m going for a cycle around Rutland water today. My first time here. Thought I’d make the most of our last summer day


i used to cycle there, got my old bike from a bike shop there

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Re: Cycling

Postby theleader82 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:44 am

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/47483219
A cycling club made up of porn actors has had their British cycling affiliation removed
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Re: Cycling

Postby Vespa » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:04 am

theleader82 wrote:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/47483219
A cycling club made up of porn actors has had their British cycling affiliation removed


For reasonable reasons.

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Re: Cycling

Postby theleader82 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:32 am

Are racing bikes hard to control due to the thin tyres? I’ve only really ridden a mountain bike, but am keen to get a bike I can ride on the road . . There aren’t any mountains or decent trails near me . I didn’t know how racing bikes would handle when it’s raining
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Re: Cycling

Postby paolo » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:42 am

theleader82 wrote:Are racing bikes hard to control due to the thin tyres? I’ve only really ridden a mountain bike, but am keen to get a bike I can ride on the road . . There aren’t any mountains or decent trails near me . I didn’t know how racing bikes would handle when it’s raining


real thin tyres....putholes can be a pain, and slick roads, on a bend.....can be an issue
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Re: Cycling

Postby Northern Troglodite » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:51 am

paolo wrote:
theleader82 wrote:Are racing bikes hard to control due to the thin tyres? I’ve only really ridden a mountain bike, but am keen to get a bike I can ride on the road . . There aren’t any mountains or decent trails near me . I didn’t know how racing bikes would handle when it’s raining


real thin tyres....putholes can be a pain, and slick roads, on a bend.....can be an issue


Most decent bikes have v good tyres ,even in the wet , though you could try a hybrid , which really is a racing bike with a flat handlebar nowadays , most of the specs are road racing bikes equal. Racing bikes usually use a 25 mm tyre , hybrids do too ,but 28 is more common . You will be suprised how much water a slick appearing tyre really shifts from a road .

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Re: Cycling

Postby Carlos J » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:50 am

Got Schwalbe 30mms on my hybrid.
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Re: Cycling

Postby Steve Hunt » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:56 am

Northern Troglodite wrote:
paolo wrote:
theleader82 wrote:Are racing bikes hard to control due to the thin tyres? I’ve only really ridden a mountain bike, but am keen to get a bike I can ride on the road . . There aren’t any mountains or decent trails near me . I didn’t know how racing bikes would handle when it’s raining


real thin tyres....putholes can be a pain, and slick roads, on a bend.....can be an issue


Most decent bikes have v good tyres ,even in the wet , though you could try a hybrid , which really is a racing bike with a flat handlebar nowadays , most of the specs are road racing bikes equal. Racing bikes usually use a 25 mm tyre , hybrids do too ,but 28 is more common . You will be suprised how much water a slick appearing tyre really shifts from a road .

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Schwalbe all decent tyres for wet & grip



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