Same as people who spend £20k on a car to get to work when I get to work either in my £1k car or £1k bike !During my hols I cycled right round the Isle Of Wight (just for fun). It's about 100km trip including on and off road. It took me 10.5 hours including about a hours worth of snack and swim stops. It was a hot summers day so the views were spectacular
This is on my trusty Scott MB, which cost me £350 four years ago. I recently cleaned and serviced my drive train so it rides and looks nice & smooth. My mate who considers himself to be a MB 'enthusiast' has just splashed out £800 on a road bike (on top of his £1,000 hardtail and £2,000 full suspension) that I know he'll never use (thinks he's Bradley Wiggins ).
Just shows you can have immense fun, acheive some personal milestones and enjoy some great days out without spending an unnecessary fortune.
I have another light on order which I may use as a head torch depends on if it fits ok under the helmet thoughGot. New pair of tyres for the winter, continental vertical, they feel as good as new shoes! Also got some Cree torches with handlebar mounts for the longer nights and awaiting some lock on grips, might try and get out for a ride tonight to see if handlebar mounts are enough or if I want a head torch too...
That looks a bit tasty. Will be interesting to if it's any good!Bottom brackets arrived. Not bad for £21, carbon fibre shell, crank bolts included, and bb cups have rubber seal.
I have mine insured for theft through my contents insurance. I'm insured for 3rd party liability in accidents through membership of the ctc. I don't bother with accident insurance for my bike.bluedroog said:Can anyone recommend a good company to insure my bike? I'm not too bothered about 'break-down recovery' (seems a bit odd for bikes to me) more about theft and I guess accidens.
Cheers for that, I don't actually have any house hold insuranceI have mine insured for theft through my contents insurance. I'm insured for 3rd party liability in accidents through membership of the ctc. I don't bother with accident insurance for my bike.
Isn't that just the best? I love just ending up where I end up. Doesn't amtter where you are really, in the country or in a big city, you're bound to see things in a new way.Had a cracking ride today. I only planned the first 6 miles of my route, after that I just decided to head in whichever direction took my fancy.
I can't believe the amount of people that don't bother with house or contents insurance these days, it can actually be pretty cheap considering the amount of gadget's and gizmo's people have these days.Cheers for that, I don't actually have any house hold insurance
Really just need something for theft, experienced it once and don't want to have that happen again...
I think there is a brand called 'muck off' that does a lot of cleaning items, if you're that bothered they also have some device you actually run your chain through to keep it tip top.Looking for something to clean my chain.
Not really obsessive about cleaning my bike as I usually do the minimum possible but would like to be able to get my chain clean without too much effort so perhaps something to dip it into or some sort of brush/cleaning fluid to wipe along the chain..
I use Muck Off, got a kit that has all the relevant brushes in it. Apply, leave for a bit and then scrub off and work with a hose. Comes out spellingbluedroog said:I think there is a brand called 'muck off' that does a lot of cleaning items, if you're that bothered they also have some device you actually run your chain through to keep it tip top.
I bought a chain cleaner from Lidl last year - whilst it was cheap as chips, the bristles were quite soft and so not overly effective. I gave up using it in the end and now just use Muc-Off degreaser and a stiff brush from a cleaning kit in HalfordsIronGiant said:Do they sell them in Lidl?