- Your cycling confessions
I ride that infrequently that I really shouldn’t class myself as a cyclist.
My mountain bikes all need some sort of suspension servicing and general servicing on them to get them back up to running order, I dread the cost and I can’t afford it
I’m the fattest/heaviest/unfittest I’ve been in my life and I hate it…..
….. all 3 points above are caused/not helped by suffering depression and anxiety making getting out on my bike so hard (and having a better paid job so can afford to fix stuff) … even though I know it’ll help me in the long term
I cringe in shame when I think about some of the stuff I used to post on here, sorry allPosted 1 week agoMalvern RiderMember
Still not fitting a rear one to the mtb as they look daft.
Always puzzled over this ^
Is it that you care more what other people think, or do you look back over the shoulder at it when riding, muttering ‘tsk, not aesthetically optimal, tsk…’?
Or … does it fail the ‘lean attractively against (beer)garden-bench and pleasure my eyes while I drink’ test?
Note: Most people (in the UK/AUS/US) think that an adult on a bicycle looks ‘daft’ to begin with. Not sure they are deducting extra points for rear mudguard 😉Posted 1 week agoroverpigSubscriber
I bought a gravel/adventure bike with mounting points for rack, mudguards, various bikepacking stuff etc and I don’t intend to use any of them.
I mainly bought it because it was two-tone purple and green.
I prefer riding my mountain bike up mountains to coming back down.Posted 1 week agofunkmasterpSubscriber
I’m more likely to buy a bike if I like the colour rather than if it has the latest must have geometry.
Every bike I’ve ever purchased has been done so under these three rules.
1: Do I like how it looks.
2: Is it a colour that I like.
3: Is it less than £1.5k.
I’ve only ever purchased two bikes new. A Trans AM 29er (in the sale) and an Escapade.Posted 1 week agoIvanMTBSubscriber
Thanks to evil inventions of Credit Card, PayPal Credit and so on I constantly buy various, quite often unnecessary bike parts or even whole bikes.
Most of that now obsolete and still unused sitting under stairs.
Can’t even recuperate costs as most of that is un-sell-able…
Once in a while I’m managing to clear my debt of only to end up in red 3-4 weeks later.
Cheers!Posted 1 week ago
When out on the mtb I’m going to get muddy, it’s part of the fun, don’t really worry about a wet / muddy back, it’s about dicking about in the woods again like when I was 13. However mud in the eye when heading downhill is less fun.
Oh and mtb rear mudguards are bloody ugly to look at 🙂 have you seen the RRP rear? It looks like a shoulder pad for a 10ft cylon!Posted 1 week agonorthernsoulSubscriber
I have one functioning bike, 26″, hardtail, 3×9, rear mudguard (in winter), tubes, Brookes B17 saddle. Not cool, but don’t really care as it gets ridden at least twice a week and is tons of fun. I don’t mind mud either. I also have a mountain of spares for it, courtesy of online ‘bargains’, which is both a blessing and a curse…
My gloves and jacket sleeves are plastered with the results of trying to clear my nose at the wrong time whilst riding. 🤧Posted 1 week agosirromjSubscriber
I only use Putoline because I’m really lazy at bike maintenance on my daily commute bike. Once the exterior of the chain is starting to rust then regular applications of wet lube start. On top of the dirt. Will ride like that for as long as I can get away with without cleaning. Eventually the wire brush comes out and then a whole new dip in the molten Putoline while I use an old hacksaw blade to scrape the rest of thich black gunk from rest of the drivetrain.Posted 1 week ago
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.