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On the club cycles we've has a few punctures recently. So I bought a 5 spare tubes from a site called Chain Reaction. €20, free shipping, I thought that was decent. Though I have no idea really. Still I don't want to be the guy who gets a puncture and asks around for a tube.
 

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If punctures are persistent then the best thing to do is upgrade your tyres at some point which can make a big difference. Then again you might be alright and just get the odd one which are easy enough to fix anyway.
 

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I used to get punctures from the cats eyes on the road but a changeing to tyres means I can now ride over them
 

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Yeah, get those Kevlar reinforced tyres. I’ve had maybe two punctures in about 5 years since switching. One of them I think was more that the tube was elderly than a real puncture.
 

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Find it very hard and nervy to get used to stretching so far to reach the brakes on the handlebars.
I installed crosstop levels and I'm very happy sitting tall with my hands up high. You might find them a bit ugly though.
 

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If punctures are persistent then the best thing to do is upgrade your tyres at some point which can make a big difference. Then again you might be alright and just get the odd one which are easy enough to fix anyway.
yep and the other big thing is to regularly pump your tyres. When they go soft they're more prone to puncture. That's a big mistake a lot of people make. I pump the road bike every weekend. The work bike about once a month.
 

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On the club cycles we've has a few punctures recently. So I bought a 5 spare tubes from a site called Chain Reaction. €20, free shipping, I thought that was decent. Though I have no idea really. Still I don't want to be the guy who gets a puncture and asks around for a tube.
check out the planet-x website. They have some really good bargains all the time. At the moment they're selling oversocks for a quid.

Not free postage but ship it to Parcelmotel and add on 2 euro.
 

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took new bike out for first long (for me) spin last week, 16km. hit a small bump and the fecking handlebars dropped forward, not tightened enough. Nearly DIED, lads.
Spent the rest of the ride pulling the handlebars towards me like a twat.

Next cycle, had a flat tyre by the end of the road.

Fuck bikes.
You’re not doing it right.
 

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Mate's bike needs to be repainted. Can they just spray paint it themselves or get it done by a proper person.
It depends if they want it to look amazing or not.

you could masking tape everything, clean it, sand it a bit and spray it/brush paint it

or

you could strip it back to the frame (requiring quite a few specialist tools for the handlebars and pedals) and do an almost factory level job on it and rebuilt it.
 

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Went out on Saturday expecting an easy 25k with the club so all I brought was a thing of water. It ended up being 63k and I had to be home for a thing. Hunger hit at about 40k and had to put the boot down at the end to get home for the thing. Fucking wrecked. Never going out without snacks again.
 

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Cycling hungry is a disaster.

I havent looked at me bike since I started running in earnest
 

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Went out on Saturday expecting an easy 25k with the club so all I brought was a thing of water. It ended up being 63k and I had to be home for a thing. Hunger hit at about 40k and had to put the boot down at the end to get home for the thing. Fucking wrecked. Never going out without snacks again.
I'd a few episodes of that, one of them in the middle of nowhere in spain trying to make a hostel deadline. A great way to set PBs because you are lighter and very motivated.
 

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