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  • Bike No No's
  • Skyliner
    Member

    Is it just me but I refuse to ride with my friends friend because he still has the reflectors on his wheels!! Are there any more No No's that I should be aware of whilst out on the trail??

    Premier Icon Moses
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    Just you. Snob. 🙂

    Moses – Member

    Just you. Knob.

    sorted your mistake

    Riding cheap bikes called Dirty Jo

    maxray
    Member

    I don't ride with trolls 🙂

    zaskar
    Member

    Everyone hates my bell on my xc and road bikes…

    I get through traffic and walkers say Hi instead of "Oi get a bell"…

    I need a bike stand for my commuter so I can kick out when I arrive at Tesco!

    I'll be mostly riding on my own now…

    IGMC

    Beat me to it.
    Would you also refuse to ride with people if their bike or riding skills were inferior to yours too? 😯

    finbar
    Member

    Reflectors and bells are okay, but quick releases done up at stupid angles are the sign of a bike numpty in my book.

    markenduro
    Member

    Reflectors are on my bike wheels but that is because it gets used on the road and i am actually allergic to being run over

    Skyliner
    Member

    New to the forum so didnt realise that you are open to abuse. My friday afternoon humour I guess.

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    any more No No's that I should be aware of whilst out on the trail??

    Never ride with fat people.

    29 inch wheels, singlespeed, flat bars, bar ends…

    …. 😀 runs away

    zaskar
    Member

    geoffj – Member

    any more No No's that I should be aware of whilst out on the trail??

    Never ride with fat people.

    Fatist!

    Premier Icon geoffj
    Subscriber

    …or balding people.

    scruff
    Member

    Useless-

    Fugly-

    schrickvr6
    Member

    Reflectors are on my bike wheels but that is because it gets used on the road and i am actually allergic to being run over

    Road rash?

    glenp
    Member

    Saddle too low.
    Saddle too high.
    Cross-chained.
    (W)Hybrid.
    8" and Full Face not on DH course.

    zaskar
    Member

    geoffj – Member

    …or balding people.

    You should watch Shallow Hal lol

    Everyone is lil bit lacist…

    Or ride with people who are slower than you :O)

    Premier Icon geoffj
    Subscriber

    Or ride with people who are slower than you :O)

    Now that would be a challenge 😆

    spoky dokeys ….

    Marge
    Member

    one guy from my club rides with a bulb type horn on his Trek, though this is more for comic value than any kind of safety..

    honk honk

    Premier Icon chvck
    Subscriber

    I have a kellogs cornflakes reflector on my front wheel, everyone compliments it!

    foxyrider
    Member

    how about riding someone with a bit of plastic clipped to their seat stay to make a sound like a motorbike? Oh sorry thats teh same sound as a hope hub – now I know why I like Hope hubs!

    vdubber67
    Member

    And if anyone thinks that lot's bad…

    road bike snobbery 🙂

    zaskar
    Member

    Ok my bad: people with their saddle height too low as their knees are bow legged like a welcome to you.

    Ok they could have an injury etc.

    O+[

    GaryLake
    Member

    zaskar – I didn't notice your bell the other night, I'd have sent you on your way otherwise! 😉

    A mate of mine has a proper big ring ring type bell on his trail bike, he gives it a good ring before we start each section of trail – I kinda like it! 😀

    mikey74
    Member

    I wouldn't ride with anyone who wasn't wearing a helmet.

    glenp
    Member

    That road one is completely fair. Made me laugh anyway.

    Only wrong about the glasses over helmet straps though, for the reason explained by the prescription glasses wearer – if I didn't have my glasses on first I wouldn't be able to find my helmet.

    Kramer
    Member

    I wouldn't ride with anyone who was so self righteous as to refuse to ride with someone who wasn't wearing a helmet.

    mikey74
    Member

    I'm glad about that. It's not about being self-righteous, it's about not wanting to be responsible for someone else's stupidity.

    glenp
    Member

    Quite right Mikey. Imagine taking unnecessary risks like no helmet. Or mountain biking. Outrageous.

    Kramer
    Member

    Indeed, becuase equating dissenting opinion with stupidity is in no way self righteous, because you must be right therefore they must be wrong. 🙄

    I don't ride with bike/skills snobs

    I wouldn't ride with anyone who was a helmet.

    😯

    😀

    blades2000
    Member

    people who don't match up the logos on tyres to the valve 😉

    Just kidding…

    I find it strange when I ride with people who don't wear helmets, still ride with them but its just strange.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    That road bike snobbery article is spot on, I agree with every item in there!

    Kramer
    Member

    blades I agree, it just doesn't look or feel 'right' to me, but that's just my opinion, it's up to them.

    seb
    Member

    What about plastic cranks and plastic pedals?

    Starrman28
    Member

    I'm with Finbar and the QR's thing.

    I refuse to ride with people who seriously take the piss out of me for wearing a helmet. 😉
    Dont mind a little joke, and if they dont wear one then fair enough, but im in agreement over helmets, i cant see why people wouldnt want to wear one.

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