Author Topic: You know you're a cyclist when... (pt 94)  (Read 3683 times)

billplumtree

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You know you're a cyclist when... (pt 94)
« on: May 29, 2014, 07:52:58 pm »
...you're idly flipping through the latest CTC magazine, notice a big picture of a tyre end-on, think "Oh, I recognize that tread, it's a Pasela".  Then see that it is, indeed, a full-page ad for Panaracer Pasela.

My name is billplumtree, and I'm a bike nerd...

Re: You know you're a cyclist when... (pt 94)
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2014, 09:22:06 pm »
Next up, Name That Tyre, entirely from the sound it makes on the road ......
I am often asked, what does YOAV stand for? It stands for Yoav On A Velo

Trull

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Re: You know you're a cyclist when... (pt 94)
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2014, 07:46:48 pm »
You are idly flicking through the CTC mag and notice your younger sister modelling the latest "retro" club top...

tiermat

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Re: You know you're a cyclist when... (pt 94)
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2014, 08:09:33 pm »
More a "you know you spend too kuch time on yacf" than just a cyclist, but:

When you read a leader in a magazine that mentions a) tie wraps and b) India and your first thought is "I bet that is by Deano". And it is...
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

Trull

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Re: You know you're a cyclist when... (pt 94)
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2014, 07:12:28 am »
You post on a thread which has 200+ entries on helmet use...

Re: You know you're a cyclist when... (pt 94)
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2014, 08:01:13 am »
You buy cotton buds to clean between chain plates and inside bolt heads.
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Re: You know you're a cyclist when... (pt 94)
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2014, 08:30:30 am »
When you choose your washing cleaner with care.
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T42

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Re: You know you're a cyclist when... (pt 94)
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2014, 08:30:46 am »
Your backside no longer feels the bumps.
Tout à gauche sur le plat

Re: You know you're a cyclist when... (pt 94)
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2014, 11:19:55 pm »
More a "you know you spend too kuch time on yacf" than just a cyclist, but:

When you read a leader in a magazine that mentions a) tie wraps and b) India and your first thought is "I bet that is by Deano". And it is...

;D

I did have a few people ask me about that.

Re: You know you're a cyclist when... (pt 94)
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2014, 11:20:32 pm »
...you choose where to shop based upon the adequacy of the bike parking.

citoyen

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Re: You know you're a cyclist when... (pt 94)
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2014, 02:28:33 pm »
You buy cotton buds to clean between chain plates and inside bolt heads.

Ooh, that's a good one. Can't believe it never occurred to me before. I shall have to adopt it.

Re: You know you're a cyclist when... (pt 94)
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2014, 03:23:26 pm »
...if you need some talc, you look in the kitchen, near the inner tubes
...if you need baby wipes, you look in the kitchen where they are handy for bike cleaning
Quote from: Kim
^ This woman knows what she's talking about.

T42

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Re: You know you're a cyclist when... (pt 94)
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2014, 03:40:15 pm »
...it hurts but you enjoy it.
Tout à gauche sur le plat

Kim

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Re: You know you're a cyclist when... (pt 94)
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2014, 04:08:09 pm »
...if you need some talc, you look in the kitchen, near the inner tubes
...if you need baby wipes, you look in the kitchen where they are handy for bike cleaning

Swarfega, on the other hand, is in the bathroom next to the shampoo.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

citoyen

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Re: You know you're a cyclist when... (pt 94)
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2014, 04:15:38 pm »
...you eat a huge bowl of pasta and a large chicken breast for breakfast.

(me today)

hellymedic

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Re: You know you're a cyclist when... (pt 94)
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2014, 05:21:21 pm »
...if you need some talc, you look in the kitchen, near the inner tubes
...if you need baby wipes, you look in the kitchen where they are handy for bike cleaning

Swarfega, on the other hand, is in the bathroom next to the shampoo.

Our Swarfega is by the kitchen sink.

Re: You know you're a cyclist when... (pt 94)
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2014, 05:37:16 pm »
There are inner tubes hung up on the stair rail waiting to be patched

There are tyre marks on the door from bringing the bikes in the house

You are out walking and habitually work out the brand of tyre from the local mountainbikers due to their track inprints.  "ooh a minion"

Sweets are known as 'bonk rations' and it's perfectly acceptable to have a cupboard full of them

Allen keys can be found anywhere.  Including the cutlery drawer.  Scissors are often lost and then found in the tool box

There are numerous GT85/WD40 cans over the house, pretty much all of which are empty

Daily clothes are 'cycling clothes' as pretty much most evenings are spent riding after work
Does not play well with others

Kim

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Re: You know you're a cyclist when... (pt 94)
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2014, 05:39:07 pm »
...if you need some talc, you look in the kitchen, near the inner tubes
...if you need baby wipes, you look in the kitchen where they are handy for bike cleaning

Swarfega, on the other hand, is in the bathroom next to the shampoo.

Our Swarfega is by the kitchen sink.

Yeah, I've got some there too, but that's boring and normal.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Re: You know you're a cyclist when... (pt 94)
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2014, 05:40:26 pm »
...if you need some talc, you look in the kitchen, near the inner tubes

It's rather good for sticky hoods too :thumbsup:
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Re: You know you're a cyclist when... (pt 94)
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2014, 11:24:21 pm »
... underwear, pyjamas and, frequently, the baby have chain oil marks on them
...all the walls have marks at handlebar and pedal height
Quote from: Kim
^ This woman knows what she's talking about.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: You know you're a cyclist when... (pt 94)
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2014, 11:43:56 pm »
...but you get upset when there's a wall mark on your handlebars
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Phil W

Re: You know you're a cyclist when... (pt 94)
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2014, 06:32:02 pm »
You have three pairs of sod shoes lined up under the hall radiator and gloves on the shelf above.

Re: You know you're a cyclist when... (pt 94)
« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2014, 11:02:59 am »
Scissors are often lost and then found in the tool box

Yeah

hellymedic

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Re: You know you're a cyclist when... (pt 94)
« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2014, 12:16:10 pm »
You have three pairs of sod shoes lined up under the hall radiator and gloves on the shelf above.

THREE PAIRS of SPD shoes?
I wish it were that few!!!

Re: You know you're a cyclist when... (pt 94)
« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2014, 12:28:35 pm »
You have three pairs of sod shoes lined up under the hall radiator and gloves on the shelf above.

THREE PAIRS of SPD shoes?
I wish it were that few!!!

you have your own shoe rack :facepalm:

And it still can't cope with the extra pairs you buy!
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