I finally started cycling again today after maybe 10 years. I was wrecked even after a really short journey. Seems to take way more outta ya than I recall. Gears are a pain too. Made me realise how unfit I am, which makes sense since I started cycling to get fit. I eventually wanna be able to cycle the 5 miles to college and then back but I guess I'm going to have to build up to that sort of distant slowly enough.
nice one cormac, i got the bike out of the shed (metaphorically) and went for a cycle to howth and back.
invest in a good saddle.
ah actually it's just a single speed I like freewheeling hills way too much
to get a fixie even though I love the whole idea of them, I also value
The fella gets some awful unholy cracking sounds from one knee after years
on a fixie.
You should through on a cheap pair of SPDs too, get used to riding with proper pedals and shoes, it makes a huge difference, and does you all sorts of favours.
Agree with this. Have upgraded from SPD's to Look KEOs recently. SPDs are a good place to start.
I can't wait til this thread turns into a discussion about how best to shave one's legs!!
Well it is coming into the summer after all and the leg warmers will soon have to be shed, so it may be high time to invest in the Veet (ow!) !
I know SPDs make sense, but will have to wait until I have a second bike, when I'm heading into town I generally am sporting some type of lady shoe which
I know from experience are a demon on SPDs -waaay slippy even on a short spin,
I'd be too lazy to carry a change of footwear around everywhere.
oh, if you're cycling around town, just go for the normal flat pedals. It'd be way too much hassle clipping in and out the whole time. Thats what I have on my work bike (hybrid). I have the KEO's on the road bike which I only use for longer, non-city, spins.
i had a raleigh strika. a yellow one. bloody brilliant bike. i was the wheelie champion on our road. i once pulled a wheelie and the front wheel fell off. longest wheelie i've ever pulled.I still mourn the loss of my Raleigh Ravine. It was the best bike in the world. Only small it was.
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