- Inappropriate commuters
I’ve three bikes, of which one is meant to be my commuter bike. However it depends what sort of mood I’m in on the day before, so I can pick from either my Spesh Camber, my Marin Wolf Ridge, complete with 160mm forks or my Orange Pure 7 with low profile tyres and Pikes.
Right now, the Orange is parked at the back of the office. The only concession to the tarmac is the tyre pressures which are currently 60psi.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
I used my Soda for a couple of weeks this year- rigid carbon forks, dropper post, ice spikers. Ideal! But not much fun leaving it in the bike rack, I was always slightly surprised it was all still there when I came back.
6 scottish winters by race-tuned SV650 too, never dull. Oh, you can’t drive the 1 mile to work because it snowed? And it’s too far to walk?Posted 4 years agoklumpyMember
This year I’ve seen a proper sized penny farthing, a unicycle, a mother and son on a tandem (she obviously thinks he isn’t getting beaten up enough at school) a revolting narrow barred emo brakeless fixie with a kiddie seat and toddler (no brakes remember!), and one of those ‘two bikes welded one on top of the other contraptions’.
Still, compared to TdF style hot pants and drop bars at least they’re showing some imagination.Posted 4 years agogofasterstripesSubscriber
Owing to general laziness since a mixed surface trip, my Thorn is currently sporting : 2.3″ Marathon XRs, 3 bottle cages, front and rear racks and my usual bodged Crudcatcher front/rear combo. This is in addition to about 3″ of stem stackers, and gearing giving me a max on the flat speed of about 25mph @90RPM.
I carry about 5 Kgs of stuff 8 miles each way in the sun using a single front pannier on the rear rack and all my remaining water bottles are so crap I don’t use them.
In my mechanicing days I once saw a guy using a 24″ wheel DH rig of some sort with 3″ slicks and tripleclamps to do a couple of miles around London each day… To be fair, hucking whole flights of steps must be useful!
EDIT: ^^^yeah that looks about right!Posted 4 years ago
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