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General Chat Thread, Cycling to Work in General; Just a quick heads up ... Aldi are doing cycling stuff .. clothes, lights etc etc this Sunday. EDIT: ... ...
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    Just a quick heads up ... Aldi are doing cycling stuff .. clothes, lights etc etc this Sunday.


    EDIT: ... Ooops, make that Thursday (27th).
    Last edited by HarryMonkey; 22nd September 2012 at 01:15 PM.

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    After today's ride in, I may be tempted by one of the waterproof jackets.
    And I found out that I had forgotten to re-waterproof my winter riding gloves!

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    To see you through icey conditions you can get sudded tyres, they aren't cheap and require a bit of bedding in before being usefull but ideal on a mtb as they can accomdate quite wide tyres. I'm going to invest in some better base layers for this winter, roll on pay day

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    Might look into some new tyres, don't fancy doing what this guy does haha


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    Here's an interesting ride...


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    That video is insane!! great post! linked it to all my mates I was focusing on his wheels looking for disc brakes I didn't know road bikes brakes were this responsive

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    I cycle to work on a mountain bike fitted with Scwalbe City Jets - The best purchase that I have made as the difference between them and regular mountain bike tyres was about 10 mins off of the 50 minute journey.

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    @jinnantonnixx, that is one hell of a commute

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    opps ive seemed to have stopped cycling to work, shift this cold and im back to it!

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    Just noticed that Aldi are doing ski gear this weekend, and with it the excellent (and very affordable) sports glasses they do: ALDI - Sunday Special Buys 2nd December 2012
    £3.99 and with 3 sets of lenses. I've had a pair for about 3 years now and they have just about bitten the dust (used almost every day mind). The yellow lenses are very good for Winter/night time riding.
    Oh, and if you have kids, the ski outfits at £14.99 are excellent as well!

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    The windows for my works "cycle2work" scheme opens in a couple of weeks and Im looking at getting this Saracen Urban Cross 1 Gents 2013 :: £333.00 :: Bikes :: Leisure Bikes - Hybrid :: LANGSETT CYCLES. Dawes, Ridgeback, Genesis, WTP, Mongoose,GT, Sunday & Scott Bikes specialist. what do you existing cyclists think? its probably a 20/25min ride from my house to work will this do me? and any recommendations for helmets and any other gear to go with it would be good too (sorry if this is hijacking the thread a bit, its still kind of on topic though)

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaleStorm View Post
    any recommendations for helmets and any other gear to go with it would be good too (sorry if this is hijacking the thread a bit, its still kind of on topic though)
    The bike you've suggested looks pretty nice and good for the money too. It looks like it should but would be worth double-checking to see if it can take a rack and full length mudguards. I bought one of these for commuting about 6 months ago and have used it nearly every day without issue so can recommend it.

    Revolution Courier Race '12

    If I had one other recommendation it would be to buy full length mudguards! They make not look cool but honestly the clip on ones are as total waste of time. I'm currently using the ones below :-

    SKS P45 Mudguards Wide Road
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    Saracen - Throw the forks away (pointless extra weight) and add some mudguards and you're getting there!

    The revolution courier looks like a better commuter though - single ring at the front (less weight, no real penalty), slightly thinner wheels (faster), no silly fork. Same sort of money too which means they should have spent the money saved on forks & chainrings elsewhere on it.

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    I have a hybrid (a Falcon California), and will go with what the others say, you 'NEED' full length mud guards. They are not an option unless you like getting blasted by cold water from 2 points below!

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    Mudguards are a definate added to the list of stuff then. Whats the minimum i should be looking for in a Helmet? and any recommended brands for jackets etc?

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