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  • j_me
    Member

    UCI Rainbow colours.

    Is there no section for ‘try-hard fixie ****’?

    ie…

    Silly quiff
    Cardigan
    NHS Specs
    Skinny Jeans
    Stupidly Narrow bars
    etc

    I reckon I’d have called house in 30 secs and bingo in a minute on a recent ride through that there London village.

    warton
    Member

    I have a confession to make. two weeks ago i did a TT on my winter bike as it was very wet. when I woke up the next day I couldn’t be bothered to take the bars off, and my commuter had a flat so I TT’d into work.

    apologies to all concerned

    jonba
    Member

    Any tour champion jersy i.e. polka dot king of the mountains (bonus points if you don’t have anything considered a hill by the UCI within riding distance. Yellow Jerseys, Pink Jerseys, Green Jerseys, White jerseys (especially if they are a MAMIL).

    Surely your commute must be epic to need two waterbottles! I suppose it could be taining weights.

    TSY, they are to be ignored, not even worthy of humourous scorn!

    Good point re UCI rainbow jersey. Do we also add in anyone wearing TDF replica jerseys? Ditto the Maglia Rosa?

    *Edit*

    bonus points if you don’t have anything considered a hill by the UCI within riding distance

    IIRC, a small hillock by the Tower of London was classified as a “hill” by the UCI for the Tour prologue. Or was it the Tour of Britain stage? I forget!

    allthepies
    Member

    Saw a bloke this morning (he was running not biking) this morning near Blackfriars Bridge who still had his tri entrant number written down the back of both calves.

    Oh, and add full face or chin guard lid wearers on a Brompton.

    Ahhh.. fair enough we just don’t get them out here.

    What about people in SKINS compression gear?

    or, god forbid..

    A TT aero helmet?

    ChunkyMTB
    Member

    hark at the pro’s

    Allthepies, good spot!

    We need to add in – Anyone with race plates on their bike.

    STW type who had to go out and spend £1k on a pompino/pompetamine/cross bike/singlecross so that they’d have exactly the right bike to commute on, then made it singlespeed for added gnarrrrrrr despite the fact their unused road bike would be faster, their MTB more comfortable, and a halfords bike would be less of a thief magnet.

    Bonus points if wearing either STW or niche cycling shop jersey.

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    Any points for the titanium framed fixie with brown leather bar tape and Brooks saddle jumping the queue at Park Lane this morning?

    huws
    Member

    Silly quiff
    Cardigan
    NHS Specs
    Skinny Jeans
    Stupidly Narrow bars
    etc

    I’d have called bingo before leaving my house

    Score a point for any of the following seen on your commute;
    Deep section carbon wheels
    Tri shoes
    Tri bars
    Top tube food box
    Two matching water bottles
    Matching team kit (lycra natch)
    Any Assos clothing

    Score double points for the following;
    Matching team kit which matches the team replica bike
    Lycra on a Boris bike
    Lycra AND clipless pedals on a Brompton
    Two matching water bottles in an aero behind the saddle cage

    Lose a point for every whicker basket

    What else do we need to add?

    I scored 15 this morning.

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    Any points for the titanium framed fixie with brown leather bar tape and Brooks saddle jumping the queue at Park Lane this morning?

    Probably not although I’d give points for having him jump the queue then immediately being overtaken by everyone!

    Premier Icon MrOvershoot
    Subscriber

    Is there no section for ‘try-hard fixie ****’?

    ie…

    Silly quiff
    Cardigan
    NHS Specs
    Skinny Jeans
    Stupidly Narrow bars
    etc
    In the etc section

    Matching lurid rims
    What looks like the mother of all school bags
    Little dangly pouch on saddle
    No brakes at all (yes I really mean no brakes as it wasn’t even a fixed sprocket)

    grum
    Member

    Oh look it’s another ‘let’s sneer at other cyclists that we don’t deem to be cool’ thread. Yay!

    traildog
    Member

    I don’t really get this at all. The majority of my mileage is commuting and it is therefore the majority of any training for any event I maybe doing. I see people commuting on TT bikes, for example, because it’s good training.
    And since the Giro is on, I’ll certainly be wearing some of the jerseys if the weather improves – it’s rude not to!

    karnali
    Member

    House House!! oh dear i saw quite a lot of that this morning, deep section carbon wheels, tri bars, tri frame infact a full tri bike and that was before i left he garage, oh and even worse i rode it last week to work and back, if i score this many points again i may have to sell all and start doing tri’s on a monstercross fixed/ss drop barred one of a type nichetastic ti bike

    Premier Icon maxray
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    Me either, what do all you ppl ripping everyone ride to work on? What is “allowed”?

    Oggles
    Member

    Commuting on TT bikes is good training if you’re riding at threshold for 10 miles. Pointless if you’re not though IMO.

    ChunkyMTB
    Member

    The people being mocked probably do more miles in a day than the OP does in a year. I guess the lack of actually riding makes people angry when seeing others on bikes.

    So what is ‘off’ the bingo list? Maybe wannabe fake london city boys on Specialized with Fox forks – as they are two brand names nobhead city boy colleagues might have heard off when just buying stuff from Evans and CycleSurgery.

    I’d rather see more people on bikes in town than cars.

    Premier Icon maxray
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    All bikes are good, theres a guy I see round Birmingham rides one of those chopper style bikes, fair play to him I say.

    My Specialized has Specialized forks, Chunky. Does that make me a “nobhead city boy ” in your esteemed opinion? FWIW, I ride to work every day and thoroughly enjoy it. On my three speed ladies shopping bike! 8)

    All bikes are good bikes, but frankly, it’s not a race people!

    brooess
    Member

    All bikes are good bikes, but frankly, it’s not a race people!

    You what?
    Yes it is! 🙂

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Not commuting, but.. Yesterday I saw a bike race in the Olympiapark in Munich. It was apparently a triathlon. Lots of people there on commuter bikes and MTBs, fair enough. There was also much silliness like people wearing billowy waterproofs (it wasn’t raining) and on tri-bars, but the best one was a chap on a slightly too small cheapo full sus MTB wearing general fitness clothes and a pointy time trial helmet. He must’ve been doing it for a bet though.. surely..?

    Oh look it’s another ‘let’s sneer at other cyclists that we don’t deem to be cool’ thread

    Surely it’s simply a bit of a ribbing in absentia?

    Premier Icon muggomagic
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    All bikes are good bikes, but frankly, it’s not a race people!

    You what?
    Yes it is!

    Unless of course you get overtaken, then it’s most definitly not a race

    brakes
    Member

    it’s really not right to mock people’s choices of bike
    unless they are on a unicycle or a recumbent
    or one of those track bikes with a small wheel on the front
    or a 29er

    julianwilson
    Member

    FWIW, I ride to work every day and thoroughly enjoy it. On my three speed ladies shopping bike!

    phew, the way I read his original post, I thought Flashy had scored 15 points this morning by his own bike and getup…

    Lots of casually dressed people on old rigid canti’d mountain bikes with semi/slicks this morning. I think I scored nul points (for my own getup and everyone else’s!)

    Not a chance, Julian!

    Closest I got to any points was FiveTens and a pair of Oakleys!

    Premier Icon gothandy
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    I commuted on my tallboy this morning, I did do the offroad bit around Lansdown but if you’d seen me going down London road it might have appeared a little OTT.

    trailmonkey
    Member

    no place for anyone on the bingo card in a ludicrously priced but must have Xar helmet ?

    allthepies
    Member

    Shandy – that’s druidh off this here forum.

    😉

    samuri
    Member

    STW type who had to go out and spend £1k on a pompino/pompetamine/cross bike/singlecross so that they’d have exactly the right bike to commute on, then made it singlespeed for added gnarrrrrrr despite the fact their unused road bike would be faster, their MTB more comfortable, and a halfords bike would be less of a thief magnet.

    Bonus points if wearing either STW or niche cycling shop jersey.

    Have you been watching me? Although you’re wrong about the singlespeed, mine’s a fixie.

    trailmonkey – Member
    no place for anyone on the bingo card in a ludicrously priced but must have Xar helmet ?

    No. It’s my thread and I’m taking it home if I can’t win. 🙂

    dazzlingboy
    Member

    Guess I would score highly on my single speed Litespeed. Although I do have brakes and wear chinos and a barbour.

    Gary_M
    Member

    Anyone said yellow jersey yet? Anyway poor attempt at recreating the bike radar commuter racing thread 😉

    And and 0 points for me as all the newbs have packed it in as it’s too wet and windy.

    Premier Icon Shandy
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    Whoever that Assos man is, I aspire to his lifestyle

    ti_pin_man
    Member

    We’re all just riding bikes chaps.

    And even if Bradley wiggins was on his mothers shopper wearing a pin stripe suit some loafers, with a shopping basket full Bassett hounds he’d still whip your ass!

    It’s not about the bike.

    <retreats behind flame proof wall and hides>

    😉

    Premier Icon akira
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    Nowt wrong with spds on a Brompton, the stock pedals are like ice in the wet.

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