Numpty IM Bike Thread

Bike ponces only welcome if they don't speak in tongues

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26/07/2005 at 11:37
At the risk of being a completely boring pain in the ar*e, could we stick to bike related Q's on this thread please? :-)

Plus you are scaring me with all this speed stuff and tyres that blow up....

the bike numpties on here need a home
26/07/2005 at 11:38
TD - I was in an aerotuck position as well - down on my tribars with arse over the back of the's FB, the "Flying Brick"...........

I ignored the marshall Candy - he might have hollered something uncomplimentary in German as I smled at him though..... ;O))
cougie    pirate
26/07/2005 at 11:47
FFM - this is an essential part of your journey towards being a bike non-numpty.

Mockery and p** taking are major units on the syllabus.
Calf    pirate
26/07/2005 at 11:48
I always thought weight had no effect on how quick you went down a hill.
More likely FB's rugby scrum trained legs pushing a mighty gear????

Nearly 70mph thou. Do you have trouble finding bike shorts with balls that big?
26/07/2005 at 11:49
are you aware of a thing caled "gravity"??
26/07/2005 at 11:50
I realise that Cougie and have no objection to it, but am also aware that many threads descend into (very funny) tit-for-tat comments......

really don't want to be a pain.


but you know what I mean..
26/07/2005 at 11:50
you're combatting air resistance and rolling resistance. all other things being equal, heavier = faster.
cougie    pirate
26/07/2005 at 11:50
#I believe in a thing called Looooove#
26/07/2005 at 11:51
i don't think gravity is a key determining factor for size of manhood
26/07/2005 at 11:52
unless you tie a large weight to the end?
26/07/2005 at 11:52
?'manhood' - i've been reading too much nuts.

sorry FFM, will PSOF now
26/07/2005 at 11:53
[pads in bravely wearing Bike Numptesse badge]

If I ever do it, how can I trust a man I don't know in a shop to make my bike fit me? And not rip me off in the first place?
cougie    pirate
26/07/2005 at 11:54
Take someone who knows what they're talking about into the shop. And personal recommendations are always good.
26/07/2005 at 11:55
[smiles winningly at forumite friends]
26/07/2005 at 11:55
You don't leppie - either find a mechanic you trust, or learn how and do it yourself. Or get one of your trusted pirates to give it the once over...

Avoid fin-haired yoofs that talk about mountain bikes.
26/07/2005 at 11:56
CaK - at the speed I was doing there was no way my legs could have pedalled that quick - even with a 53/11 ratio............but I did give a mighty push with that gearing to get a good start and kept pedalling until I could no longer keep up........

and gravity is a wonderful thing - quite often I go downhill quicker than Petal whilst freewheeling and she is pedalling like the clappers to keep up........but I am over 6 stone heavier than her........
Calf    pirate
26/07/2005 at 11:56
no can't be gravity.

The acceleration is constant. The force is higher (in Fb's case) due to the higher mass.


<realises he's getting into dangerous ground here, but hopes he remembers a small amount of physics inbetween kips>
cougie    pirate
26/07/2005 at 11:58
I don't know the science but I do know that my heavier friend freewheels faster than I do.
26/07/2005 at 11:59
Calf - you've got a greater potential energy, Ep=mass*acceleration due to gravity*height.

Greater potential energy means greater kinetic energy as you go.
26/07/2005 at 12:00
of course its gravity, its a balance of forces. try dropping a feather, and a cast of the feather made out of lead. by your reckoning, they would both fall at the same speed.
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