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  • @wiganwill

    i dont get it....

    Dancing James 5/1
    Sharkstar 6/1
    Fred 20/1

  • I have never owned a SS or FG bike before....

    What is a good bike to start with?

    Advice would be appreciated...

    Joey, As long as it has

    It will be a lovely ride.

    Unipac, and create make really awesome* value** bikes

    *crap
    **Waste of money

  • I dont mean to be rude but how many times i get the picture
    so many people saying the same thing making this thread explode when it was solved in the first 5 posts

    let me sum it up
    conti gatorskins - buy them
    search - use it
    people - calm down

    I'm glad you understand

  • im not prepared to shell out some dollar quite yet, so the original tyres are there in their full glory, the original raleigh ones that came with the bike when it was originally bought, so that makes them at least 25years old. colour however is going to be Ral 5012 blue something like that. for the nmoment it's staying geared too :)

    Sure.... should end up in the reader's wive's rides thread then.

  • I'm glad you understand

    All in the name of a laugh.

    I'm procrastinating heavily at work right now.

  • so much so i've renamed my job to: Professional-Crastinator.

  • Im thinking of one of them Charge's because my closest bike shop has them and i need a bike quick.

    yes or no?

  • have you managed to drag yourself to the bike and find out what tyres you have yet - I ran Michelin Krylions and lithions for ages with no probs at all

    slightly intrigued as to why you feel that the cycle shop you went into had any bearing on the amount of punctures you had?

    wayne, its putney cycles, you and alex should ride together seeing as you live so close!

    I dont mean to be rude but how many times i get the picture
    so many people saying the same thing making this thread explode when it was solved in the first 5 posts

    let me sum it up
    conti gatorskins - buy them
    search - use it
    people - calm down

    only get a front one. get something more skiddy on the back like an armadillo or randonneur (rando's are 28c smallest though, the one i had on my bike before i got the 'dillo)

  • Im thinking of one of them Charge's because my closest bike shop has them and i need a bike quick.

    yes or no?

    Buy a Charge Farthing.

  • YouTube - The Everly Brothers - All I have to do is dream

    Chortle. I don't really have to justify myself. I have had a female stalker for the last four years(not recommended) and my current gf would not dream of running me down in public nor I her. What happens when you have kids? I have seen this in my own family. No respect. Not good.

  • I fucking love this thread. Ahleks, I like your style.

    Oh yeah, and that is a slamming picture of a penny farthing^. Well done that man/ladyperson. Do you have a high res version? I want to have it tattooed on my face.

  • yeah they havent got them in Action Bikes...theres a chioce of three...the freestyler...the racer...or the one with bull horns....

  • What's with all the hate about Armadillos in the wet? You obv. have no bike handling skills. I suppose you'd much rather invest your time in learning to fixxie skid

  • What's with all the hate about Armadillos in the wet? You obv. have no bike handling skills. I suppose you'd much rather invest your time in learning to fixxie skid

    Bad experience... lost the front on one once. perhaps if i loose the front on my Conti's i'll dissing them... But great on the back. sure. skiddy, and long lasting.

  • NEVER had a puncture
    NEVER slipped

    And I'm not exaggerating.

  • Chortle. I don't really have to justify myself. I have had a female stalker for the last four years(not recommended) and my current gf would not dream of running me down in public nor I her. What happens when you have kids? I have seen this in my own family. No respect. Not good.

    I have a child and lots of respect.

  • Pifko +1

  • NEVER had a puncture
    NEVER slipped

    And I'm not exaggerating.

    Same for me on Conti's. Except when i skud through canvas on the rear. (is Skud the right past tense for skid?)

  • are you kidding this thread almost has 3 pages

  • im not prepared to shell out some dollar quite yet, so the original tyres are there in their full glory, the original raleigh ones that came with the bike when it was originally bought, so that makes them at least 25years old. colour however is going to be Ral 5012 blue something like that. for the nmoment it's staying geared too :)

    Just no 5015...ya dig? ;-)

  • my balls are RAL 5015.

  • i was tempted, but i thought about your poor vindicated soul and thought otherwise :P

  • but yes, but no, but yes, no Ral 5015 :D

  • OK. Ahleks. Yes - silly.

    Before you jump to taking all our silly advice on which tyre is better (Conti)

    Remove your tyres,run your fingers round the rim, and inside the tyre checking for any sharp edges, maybe even replace the rim tape as a precaution - I rate the velox material stuff... while the rim tape is off, check none of the spokes are too long- if they are, file them down nicely.

    When you put the new tyre in- put one side on, then the tube - Pump it up a little (this helps avoid pinching the tube before you've started). then get the other side on- if it's stiff, face the wheel side on to you, and roll your palms across the top, while nudging the edges in.

    Make sure you pump up to 100psi or so, and if you do go straight at a curb, put as little weight as possible on the rear wheel as you do - this will avoid a "snakebite" or "pinch" puncture.

    If you find nothing wrong & If your LBS don't have Conti - head to Wiggle

    tyres:
    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Contin­ental_Ultra_Gator_Duraskin_Tyre/53000025­85/
    rim tape
    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Velox_­Rim_Tape/4000000124/

    Push your numbers in. and get some tyres next day or day after.

    Tubes? Ebay have 5x Conti tubes for £15 or something.

    Done

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