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  • who has a winter bike ???

     mr-marty-martin updated 12 years, 2 months ago 7 Members · 16 Posts
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  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    21 February 2009 at 5:22 pm

    i have my ribble, ( which i reckon are one of the best inter bikes around for the money)

    and have just fitted it with full guards so i dont get any bloody spray

    although im calling it my winter, or second bike i havnt got my other bike yet so if i need to i’ll have to race on it ( although im almost there, just looking for some good deals)

    i think if you’ve got a full carbon blardy blar then you should defo save it for the winter, or for races

    so do you have one ????

  • Richard A Thackeray

    Member
    21 February 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Yes

    Two of them 😉

    Three, if you count the cross-bike (as that’s a winter sport)

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    21 February 2009 at 5:35 pm

    what do you have ?

    oh and do you no anyone who’s selling a cheap cross frame, not boshed how tatty etc it is, around the 54 cm frame size mark, maybe smaller

    just that im wanting to build a second cross bike up for national races next year… and may of sorted abit of a old campag groupy for £40 allready… then the plan is to get the frames both sprayed the same colour, and if i get sponsered they have the option do advertise on my bike…

  • Richard A Thackeray

    Member
    21 February 2009 at 6:01 pm

    what do you have ?

    I listed them in myinitial introductory posting on here

    Click on pics to open

    1. The ‘yellow bike’.

    My old commuter/trainer/winter hack (531 equivilant??, & cantilevers)

    2. Dyna-Tech 755Ti

    Replaced the (now retired) ‘old yellow’, a 1994 titanium/653 bonded composite bike, with mainly Ultegra (bar a Campag Chorus chainset, with Ritchey stem & seat-pin)

    It was replaced for ‘best-bike’ purposes by the Ridley Orion

    3. Pinnacle Expede 1.0

    The cross-bike

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    21 February 2009 at 6:06 pm

    thats a very nice selection of bikes you’ve got there 😉

  • Gunner

    Member
    21 February 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Specailized Sirrus Sport is my Winter bike, light aluminium hybrid with super light wheels and full mudgaurds. Just the thing for wet weather riding.

    😉

  • Steve Kish

    Member
    21 February 2009 at 6:43 pm

    I used to but no longer. Was a great Gazelle A-Frame, exact replica of the one used by Jan Raas’ Panasonic team of the 80’s. Made of 531c but with clearance for full mudguards.

    Unfortunately age took it’s toll and I ended up selling this to someone as a fixer-upper in the USA, but couriered it to his cousin in Tamworth.

    BIG HINT!! If you have any eBay stuff for sale that bears even the slightest resemblance to the European racing scene of the 1970/1980 era, include ‘USA’ in the auction. They go crazy for stuff like this. 😛

  • hugo15

    Member
    21 February 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Yes, I ride a late 1980’s Raleigh 531 frame that I got when I was about Marty’s age.

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    21 February 2009 at 7:09 pm

    nothing like riding a good old winter bike i think

    the winter road races start next week (cant wait, look out fo the race report 😉 )

    and i’ll be using the ribble with mudgaurds, some lads will be using scott addicts 😯 trek madone 5.5’s 😯

    i’ll still beat them 😉 hopefully 😛 well thats the plan 🙄 😆 😆

  • HarryB

    Member
    21 February 2009 at 8:27 pm

    My winter bike is a Scott CR1. It lives on the Tacx imagic. I’ve bbeen cycling for more than 40 years and still don’t understand why anyone would want to cycle in the cold and wet. It’s utterly pointless IMHO

  • vince

    Member
    21 February 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Not yet but next winter who knows ??? 😉

    I’ve bbeen cycling for more than 40 years and still don’t understand why anyone would want to cycle in the cold and wet. It’s utterly pointless IMHO

    Yeah but living in England we have to get used to the cold wet weather 😉

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    21 February 2009 at 8:54 pm

    cause your out in the open, and anyways

    ive been ridng all winter and cant remember when it realy realy rained the last time i was riding, mostly fine weather…

    at most wet roads which are nout when you put gaurds on

  • Richard A Thackeray

    Member
    21 February 2009 at 10:02 pm

    thats a very nice selection of bikes you’ve got there

    Thanks, plus there’s also the Trek 6000 & the Ridley (& a Raleigh Optima frame/forks hung up on the wall – going free to a good home)

    Yes, I ride a late 1980’s Raleigh 531 frame that I got when I was about Marty’s age.

    I had one of those in the early 90’s, it was a Raleigh Strada, I believe 😕

    It was a reliable old lump………………… until I hit the back of a parked* car in March 1997 at about 23:15 on my way home from work (after being dazzled by opposing traffic)

    Which, after hitting it at about 25MPH, did my nose, & cheek no good at all 😀

    The worst part was that I had to carry the bike 5 miles home, as I didn’t have a mobile phone then.

    Then it was a trip to the local Hospitals A&E (where I work now), SWMBO took me there, & we ‘queue-jumped’, as she was a Staff Nurse on one of the wards then & knew the A&E staff

    (We didn’t ask to be given preferential treatment, it was offered – but it’s about the only perk we do get!!)

    I’ve still got the Oakleys that I was wearing on that night, & wear them constantly – complete with the scratches that they got – as a reminder to be careful.

    *Later revealed to be dumped, with no traceable owner, when the Police came to see me about my injuries (as they do for any RTC)

    The pictures show;

    The Strada at my parents house just after it’s rebuild from the powder-coating

    The wreckage in the celler of the house we had at the time (excuse the messy background)

    I’ve still got that sweater somewhere, & the scars too 😆

    (my hairs considerably greyer though)

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    21 February 2009 at 10:18 pm

    looks anasty crash

    so how did you endup hitting the car???

  • Richard A Thackeray

    Member
    21 February 2009 at 10:34 pm

    looks anasty crash

    so how did you endup hitting the car???

    Erm……. 🙄

    until I hit the back of a parked car in March 1997 at about 23:15 on my way home from work

    (after being dazzled by opposing traffic)

    😉

    It is said that ‘any crash you walk away from is a good one!’ (in relative terms; of course)

    The road at that point was; unlit, a national speed limit (60MPH, nowadays it’s a 40 limit), the car was in a dip (mining subsidence)

    I caught the headlamps of the opposing vehicles as it came out of the dip, leaving the car I hit in shadows in the dip

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