Innapropriate Bicycles....

Postby Cabin on Wed 6/Nov/13 1:03am

First round of the winter N-Duro MTB series last week. Having been on the road on a sales trip for the week prior I had two bikes in the car to choose from. Potentially both equally inappropriate for a fast XC event. In the end i chose the one with no suspension, drop bars, and 38mm deep carbon wheelset....

Did I mention non-tubeless is one retro set-up i could do without? Two tube changes in the first 4km saw me dead last by a long way. However a rocket ship of a bike up hill (and maybe 36/25 as granny forced that) had me back to 10th by the end (although I only made it to 2nd in the womens race - sonia smashed me).

 riding a glorified road bike in singletrack was a pretty interesting experience. If I'd become lazy with riding habits this is certainly a way to get you thinking about what you are doing! moving time on the GPS showed I could have been pretty close to the front so plenty of positives. And a week later my arms and shoulders have finally stopped aching.

 Will I use it again? Maybe. Although the thought of using 3 different styles of bike bike in each of the 3 races is kind of appealing too. Got a few weeks to decide

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Re: Innapropriate Bicycles....

Postby foremannz on Wed 6/Nov/13 2:54pm

Riding my cyclocross bike in the Rotorua forest was an eye opener - it was so fast, but the brakes were terrible! I had a rethink of how I can make it better, and the shopping list is growing :D
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Re: Innapropriate Bicycles....

Postby Cabin on Wed 6/Nov/13 3:46pm

disk brakes is the answer my friend
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Re: Innapropriate Bicycles....

Postby foremannz on Wed 6/Nov/13 6:16pm

Yep, I really want a On One Dirty Disco frame, then transfer everything on the Avanti Circa to it :)
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Re: Innapropriate Bicycles....

Postby Fraser on Wed 6/Nov/13 8:28pm

I was thinking you were one of those weird guys riding a recumbant, the sort of guy who wears a bowtie.

If you want I still have the article from the mid 80's on how to convert your 10 speed to a MTB.
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Re: Innapropriate Bicycles....

Postby Danny B on Wed 6/Nov/13 9:49pm

foremannz wrote:Riding my cyclocross bike in the Rotorua forest was an eye opener - it was so fast, but the brakes were terrible! I had a rethink of how I can make it better, and the shopping list is growing :D


True dat, I have just bought some TRP CX8.4 mini-Vs for that same very reason. See ya later Cantis.
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Re: Innapropriate Bicycles....

Postby Orphan on Mon 8/Jun/15 10:14pm

Seeing Fraser's post.....yesterday I watched a (edited just for Philstar) tar baby MAMIL get smoked by a recumbant, from a standing start.
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Re: Innapropriate Bicycles....

Postby slidecontrol on Mon 8/Jun/15 10:46pm

Cabin wrote:disk brakes is the answer my friend


Hope v-twins on my cx bike. Yay for disc ready frames.
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Re: Innapropriate Bicycles....

Postby Jimmy_Rustles on Tue 9/Jun/15 6:35am

Orphan wrote:Seeing Fraser's post.....yesterday I watched a tab baby MAMIL get smoked by a recumbant, from a standing start.


Hah, good job.

Those guys are everything that is wrong with road cycling.
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Re: Innapropriate Bicycles....

Postby Wobbler on Tue 9/Jun/15 8:40am

Why didnt you use your main account?
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Re: Innapropriate Bicycles....

Postby Jimmy_Rustles on Tue 9/Jun/15 10:26am

What do you mean? This is my account.
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Re: Innapropriate Bicycles....

Postby Wobbler on Tue 9/Jun/15 10:28am

OH YUP
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Re: Innapropriate Bicycles....

Postby happybaboon on Tue 9/Jun/15 1:02pm

Wobbler wrote:OH YUP

^Rustled jimmies.
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Re: Innapropriate Bicycles....

Postby philstar on Tue 9/Jun/15 1:54pm

Jimmy_Rustles wrote:
Orphan wrote:Seeing Fraser's post.....yesterday I watched a tab baby MAMIL get smoked by a recumbant, from a standing start.


Hah, good job.

Those guys are everything that is wrong with road cycling.


I know what a MAMIL is but what is a tab baby MAMIL
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Re: Innapropriate Bicycles....

Postby Orphan on Tue 9/Jun/15 2:23pm

Never made a typo?

Blimey.

:-)
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