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Jack Armstrong
Anyone here like a bit of the old pedal action? I've just bought myself a new one from Wiggle, i'm kitting it out with new tyres (standard ones are a bit too slick) and a couple of other things but I can't settle on a new saddle or pedals. Realistically I don't want to spend more than £100 on the pair, does anyone have any recommendations? Need some lights too, come to think of it.
 

Strummer

Orel Mangala Fan Club
Saddle - Charge Spoon, comfiest saddle ever.

Pedals - I like Shimano 105s for your budget.
 

alabamared

Stuart Pearce
I am only a casual cyclist but Brooks saddles are brilliant once you have worn them in.

Do peddles matter that much? As long as you have some.
 

Barry

Where's me hammer?
I've just got in cycling having discovered the strava app. My bike cost me about 700 notes but the seat on it is truely awful obviously lightweight I've tried padded cycle shorts and changing the seat but my arse still feels like I've had a night with Omar Williams
 

Barry

Where's me hammer?
Just had to pop into the center and there's no end of folk at it today on em.

And also the dude walking his Owl......

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You see folk moan about getting old, but its being able to just randomly take an owl for a walk and no one bats an eyelid that cancels everything negative you get from being old.... That and being able to put a flat hand on the wall just above your head when having a piss in a public urinal....
 
You see folk moan about getting old, but its being able to just randomly take an owl for a walk and no one bats an eyelid that cancels everything negative you get from being old.... That and being able to put a flat hand on the wall just above your head when having a piss in a public urinal....

:cheers:

I scincerly hope me & my mates all go out walking our owls together in 40-50 year time.
 

redblong

First Team Squad
I do some road cycling.

I have a fausto coppi laguna (2006)

I use look pedals and clips - never used anything else and think these are the shit.

Cant imagine riding without clips now.
 

adam09

Super Koopa
Ha I saw that guy walking his owl in West Bridgford on the way to Forest one day. Also saw an owl in a car round Meadow Lane way, guessing it was the same guy. He has a dog too right?!

On topic, I've started cycling to work. Well, I was for 2 weeks until it started raining again (I need to invest in a waterproof windbreaker). "Fairweather cyclist" my mate called me, sounds about right. It's a 4 mile trip, so nearly 50 miles a week. There's steady incline/declines which drain my legs in work boots, but it's got easier and easier each day and only taking me 15-20 minutes. If I finish late, at rush hour it would actually take me 15-25 minutes in the car anyway where as it's 7-8 minutes at 5.20 in the morning with no traffic...
 
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bullittboy

Guest
Haha, clipless pedals.

Thick pedestrian walked straight out in front of me this afternoon. Managed to swerve and avoid him but had to
slam on the anchors to avoid riding into the side of a bus resulting in the inevitable can't get my foot out
of the clip in time.

Crash, bang, wallop!

I'm laid out in the centre of Derby with a cargo bike on top of me that had about 100kg of parcels in it, stillclipped in and pinned to the floor. :facepalm:
 

Barbus

Steve Chettle
How to try out bike seats

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Barry

Where's me hammer?
Ive just got back from a 51 mile ride, awsworth-heanor- Belper-carsington water-cromford-ambergate-home longest ride I've ever done, my legs are like jelly....took 4 hours 20 mins loved it though. Some cracking hills got 45mph coming down from wirksworth to cromford my new favorite hill.
 

Strummer

Orel Mangala Fan Club
Ive just got back from a 51 mile ride, awsworth-heanor- Belper-carsington water-cromford-ambergate-home longest ride I've ever done, my legs are like jelly....took 4 hours 20 mins loved it though. Some cracking hills got 45mph coming down from wirksworth to cromford my new favorite hill.

Excellent work. Keep that up, you'll crack the century easily.
 

Barbus

Steve Chettle
Ive just got back from a 51 mile ride, awsworth-heanor- Belper-carsington water-cromford-ambergate-home longest ride I've ever done, my legs are like jelly....took 4 hours 20 mins loved it though. Some cracking hills got 45mph coming down from wirksworth to cromford my new favorite hill.

Fuck me you're brave!
 

Barry

Where's me hammer?
Excellent work. Keep that up, you'll crack the century easily.

I'm not sure I could do that far my last pb was 36 miles.... Strava did tell me I'd done 250 k this month which I didn't realise and I'm slightly chuffed about having only got into riding mid april... Only issue is its a new month Sunday which means I have to start again.
 
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Barry

Where's me hammer?
Fuck me you're brave!

It's s cracking hill about a mile long, I defo could have gone faster but my balls are only so large and its lights at the bottom onto a main road...took some slowing down as it was even with disc brakes.
 

Barbus

Steve Chettle
It's s cracking hill about a mile long, I defo could have gone faster but my balls are only so large and its lights at the bottom onto a main road...took some slowing down as it was even with disc brakes.

I know that hill quite well. Not sure I'd want to go that fast down it in a car!
 
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bullittboy

Guest
It's s cracking hill about a mile long, I defo could have gone faster but my balls are only so large and its lights at the bottom onto a main road...took some slowing down as it was even with disc brakes.

If you want to test how big your balls are may I suggest Amber Lane, known locally as Slack Hill on the
Matlock to Chesterfield road. Not as long as Cromford Hill, but even steeper and except for a couple of farm
driveways turning on to it, no roads, or traffic lights, therefore no vehicles pulling out in front of you.
People have posted on line of passing 60mph on there.
 
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