Bicycles, Jim!

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Bicycles, Jim!

Post by La-Di-Da » Fri Jan 04, 2008 16:09

Let's talk about bikes.
Or post pictures of lovely bikes.

I'm going to save all my pennies up for this one:

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Or possibly this one:

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I especially like the leopard print seats.
Purrr..

Bikes!

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Post by lynsosaurus » Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:06

Ooh, I like that red one! Where's that from?

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Post by La-Di-Da » Sat Jan 05, 2008 13:40

It's made by Electra.
http://www.electrabike.com/cruiser/
They're well expensive though.

I did some investigating and there's a distributer in the UK so I might be able to get my brother to order one through his bike shop at cost price for me.

Hee!

Who wants to be in Bicycle Gang Club?
We can go down hills real fast and have picnics.

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Post by lynsosaurus » Sat Jan 05, 2008 14:26

I would love to be in Bicycle Gang Club! I'd have a bit of a commute, unless we meet halfway.

Even if that bike is expensive, I fear that no other bike will do.

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Post by lynsosaurus » Sat Jan 05, 2008 14:36

Crikey, they are expensive. If I save up for about twelve years, I can probably just about afford one.

In the meantime, I am probably going to get one of these:

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Post by Jono Volpone » Sat Jan 05, 2008 16:36

La-Di-Da wrote:
Who wants to be in Bicycle Gang Club?
We can go down hills real fast and have picnics.
Me, please! I went out on my bike today in the lovely sunshine in the Peak District. It's very good for the soul!

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Re: Bicycles, Jim!

Post by Sylvie » Sun Jan 06, 2008 20:09

La-Di-Da wrote:Image

I especially like the leopard print seats.
Purrr..
I like leopard print seats too. I might make a leopard print saddle bag or something one day.

I was considering an Electra bike when I bought mine. I was disappointed with them in the shop though - the ones I saw looked cheaply made. I ended up going for this Schwinn:

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Have you seen the Schwinn Debutante? I was sorely tempted by it!

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Post by lynsosaurus » Sun Jan 06, 2008 20:41

Those are lovely! Are they pretty expensive?

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Post by Sylvie » Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:23

Mine was £160, but the pink one (Debutante) is from £269.99 - £299.99 depending on where you look. This is the place I got mine from:

http://www.onyerbike.co.uk/showcycles.asp

Mine only has one front brake and you can pedal backwards to brake. This other place states that they come with front and rear brakes, but I'd email them to check as I've not come across any other lower priced Schwinn's that have that. The Debutante is cheaper here though:

http://www.bikecare.co.uk/lpb/manulist. ... e=cruisers
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Post by Nicole Diver » Tue Jan 08, 2008 14:54

I'm thinking of buying a bike, however I live in a smallish flat with no bike storage. Does anyone have any clever storage ideas or anyone in Nottingham know somewhere in the town centre where I can put my bike without it being pissed on by a tramp/the saddle being stolen?

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Post by a layer of chips » Tue Jan 08, 2008 15:14

Have you thought about getting one of those fold-up ones? They're pretty small once they're packed away. You can usually find a decent second-hand one on ebay.

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Post by La-Di-Da » Tue Jan 08, 2008 15:18

No matter where you leave your bike in Nottingham it gets pinched.
The last one we had stolen was left between 9am and 5pm outside the Royal Centre tram stop where there are loads of people all day long and still it was stolen.
I think that makes 4 now.

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Post by Nicole Diver » Tue Jan 08, 2008 15:24

Yeah, I thought that might be the case. I think we have lockup things at work that I can put it in at that end where it won't get stolen from.

Fold up bike is something I did think of but
a) are they expensive, and
b) will it be really difficult to 'unfold' it? I'm a bit crap at technical things like that.

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Post by a layer of chips » Tue Jan 08, 2008 15:30

Nah, they're a piece of piss. It's just one hinge in the middle usually.

You should be able to pick one up for under £50 off ebay. There's a charity place in Leicester that does reconditioned ones. I got mine from there and it's well nice.

Not that I've ever used it.

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Post by SophieC » Tue Jan 08, 2008 15:31

Nicole Diver wrote:Yeah, I thought that might be the case. I think we have lockup things at work that I can put it in at that end where it won't get stolen from.

Fold up bike is something I did think of but
a) are they expensive, and
b) will it be really difficult to 'unfold' it? I'm a bit crap at technical things like that.
every fold up bike i've seen look bloody awful.

solutions to bike theft:

a) inflatable bike
b) jet powered roller boots
c) segway. though peter gabriel has one so be careful.
d) canal boat
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Post by a layer of chips » Tue Jan 08, 2008 15:32

Fold-up bikes look great!

What do you know about bikes, anyway? The last time you were on a bike it had stablisers on it.

That's last Wednesday, then.

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Post by Nicole Diver » Tue Jan 08, 2008 15:38

Under £50 sounds good. Thanks for that - someone I asked before said they were really expensive so I didn't bother looking.

I just had to look up a segway on the internet - they look amazing but might have the danger of making you look a bit of a twat, I think.

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Post by a layer of chips » Tue Jan 08, 2008 15:40

They're pretty expenny brand new I reckon, yeah. But I think the one I got last year was about fifty.

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Post by Jeezy Creezy » Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:24

My bottom hurts from racing through the woods on a bike after not having been on one in three years. I still got it though. Eat my dirt!
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Post by La-Di-Da » Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:29

Ahh.
The achy bottom.
One of the many perils of bicycle riding through rough terrain.
That and crashing into trees.
Do you have achy legs too?
They usually come the morning after.

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