Author Topic: DOTD  (Read 100073 times)

Re: DOTD
« Reply #825 on: July 21, 2019, 08:03:57 pm »
Alas like everything in life they're just cheap kits from China. The only part found in a skip is invariably the poor bike they perpetrate it to.

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Re: DOTD
« Reply #826 on: July 21, 2019, 08:11:46 pm »
Alas like everything in life they're just cheap kits from China. The only part found in a skip is invariably the poor bike they perpetrate it to.

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Re: DOTD
« Reply #827 on: July 21, 2019, 08:21:09 pm »
They're just a cheap way of making a small motorbike really, without the bother of registration, insurance, etc. I doubt if the pedals ever turn.
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Re: DOTD
« Reply #828 on: July 22, 2019, 09:50:43 pm »
The rider of this contraption:

https://road.cc/content/news/264274-cyclist-motorised-bike-fuel-tank-attached-string-warned-police

I wonder if the PCSO noticed the lack of rear brake?

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Re: DOTD
« Reply #829 on: August 08, 2019, 10:07:15 am »

This guy:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotland-49275630/determined-cyclist-makes-it-through-flood-water-in-edinburgh

Kudos for making it through the floor waters, but I bet he won't take the bike in to have every single set of bearings regreased...

It makes me cringe at what it does to the bike.

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Re: DOTD
« Reply #830 on: August 08, 2019, 10:22:46 am »
Hardly presents a problem to anyone else though.
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Re: DOTD
« Reply #831 on: August 08, 2019, 10:32:39 am »


Sometimes you gotta go where you gotta go.

I have ridden through similar flooded roads before when I was first getting into cycling and didn't know any better. I was riding the cheap OEM wheels that came with the bike, no permanent damage seemed to follow 💁‍♂️ I sold the bike to someone who still happily rides it around no dramas.

I wonder if there would be a market for a super water resistant bike. What a great marketing gimmick that would be.
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Re: DOTD
« Reply #832 on: August 08, 2019, 10:33:42 am »

This guy:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotland-49275630/determined-cyclist-makes-it-through-flood-water-in-edinburgh

Kudos for making it through the floor waters, but I bet he won't take the bike in to have every single set of bearings regreased...

It makes me cringe at what it does to the bike.

J

Surely the DOTD's were the motorists getting themselves stuck? I wonder how many insurance claims for water locked engines will be declined due to the motorists driving through flood waters?

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Re: DOTD
« Reply #833 on: August 08, 2019, 10:55:49 am »
I once pedalled my bike through a puddle deep enough that my feet disappeared on every rotation, then the bottom bracket, the wheel hubs, and my knees. In my defence, it didn't look that deep and once you are committed it's not like you're keen to stop and wade out.

I can't say I've ever regressed any bearings, if things spin, I'm not bothered.
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Re: DOTD
« Reply #834 on: August 08, 2019, 10:57:49 am »
I once pedalled my bike through a puddle deep enough that my feet disappeared on every rotation, then the bottom bracket, the wheel hubs, and my knees. In my defence, it didn't look that deep and once you are committed it's not like you're keen to stop and wade out.

I can't say I've ever regressed any bearings, if things spin, I'm not bothered.

Having done something similar on sustrans finest NCR1, I took my Brompton in for service the next day. Front and rear hubs were fine, BB, needed attention.

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Re: DOTD
« Reply #835 on: August 08, 2019, 12:06:29 pm »
At risk of making this I rode through a flood thread I once road by bike through a flood where the bike was entirely underwater. Aware of how stupid this was but was young and more stupid. Fell off when hit an unseen obstacle and had to unclip while underwater which wasn't fun.

Bottom bracket seized to the point in unscrewed about a week after.

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Re: DOTD
« Reply #836 on: August 08, 2019, 12:18:32 pm »
As health and safety adverse BMX kids, we once spent an entire summer building bigger and bigger ramps next to a disused boating lake. There was a nice downhill run-up which lead to some stupidly rad air as we leapt out over the water and then had to retrieve our bikes from the bottom of the lake. Over and over.

I feel sure this had nothing to do with my frame snapping in half six months later. That was weird, I came off a drop-off and landed and I went one way, and the bike the other, even though I was still on it. Then I fell off. But really every story involving BMX back then ended with the words 'and then I fell off.'
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Re: DOTD
« Reply #837 on: August 08, 2019, 01:01:30 pm »

This guy:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotland-49275630/determined-cyclist-makes-it-through-flood-water-in-edinburgh

Kudos for making it through the floor waters, but I bet he won't take the bike in to have every single set of bearings regreased...

It makes me cringe at what it does to the bike.

J

I cycled through exactly there this morning. The water and the non-amphibious car were gone but the shared pavement was strewn with sizeable rocks and other debris.

Once he’d reached that point he didn’t have any good options- either go up onto the dual carriageway which (although it’s legal to ride there), you have to be very, very brave to use on a bike; or go back the other way, carry the bike up and down stairs on a high footbridge, then make a detour up a stiff climb and along a couple of nasty rat run roads, which looks like a ~7KM detour on the route planner I just plotted it on.

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Re: DOTD
« Reply #838 on: August 08, 2019, 02:25:58 pm »
Miss von Brandenburg recalls someone doing this on a motorbike when the Fulda burst its banks in downtown Kassel when she was a Penniless Student Oaf.  The biker found out the hard way where the entrance to the pedestrian subway was.
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