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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2520 on: May 17, 2020, 01:05:13 AM »
Trying to convince my young lad who is 6 to take off the stabilisers on his bike but he is very nervous about me doing it.
Any tips on getting him riding without them?

If you have a bike without stabilisers that fits take off the pedals and get him to use it as a balance bike for a while getting speed up and lifting his legs off the ground then. Once he gets the hang of the balance he can pedal already so he should be grand.

We did it with my eldest at 4 and within an hour and a half we had the pedals back on and she was fine by herself a couple of spills but she pretty much had it. Going downhill is a great help as talked about before.

It shouldn’t take him too long.


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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2521 on: May 17, 2020, 07:39:27 AM »
He had a balance bike alright and was fine on it, though that bike is way too small for him now,he's also no bother on one of those scooter things flying down hills and stuff. His bike is a little big for him but the place I bought it advised that so he could grow into it, he has mentioned a few times he thinks the bike is a bit big so I think that's what is making him nervous.
He well able for it though flying around on it with the stabilisers on.
Have been told just to leave them on and he will eventually just ask to take them off but I'd like to get him going without them. Might try the downhill with him.
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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2522 on: May 21, 2020, 08:16:12 AM »
Anywhere that does reasonable cycling jerseys, all the nice stuff is an outrageous price on the big sites. Cheers

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2523 on: May 21, 2020, 08:36:28 AM »
Welcome to the RIP off world of cycling!

Always been a fan of Decathlon for reasonably priced, good quality gear (not cheap - there's defo cheaper about), they've some lovely cycling jackets as well - which you tend to get more use out of in this country tbh!
https://www.decathlon.co.uk/C-11007-cycling-jerseys-and-tops

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2524 on: May 21, 2020, 08:58:53 AM »
I see shootjerseys have started the cycling gear, not sure what sizes are like.

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2525 on: May 21, 2020, 05:42:09 PM »
Trek Emonda ALR5 - Aluminium (Purple Flip version), with 105

https://www.pedalon.co.uk/acatalog/trek-emonda-alr-5-disc-purple-flip.html

Very nice, good luck and health to enjoy it.
Too good for a winter hack !
Thought I was lifting it today, cant get it until the end of July now!!

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2526 on: May 21, 2020, 10:14:00 PM »
Anywhere that does reasonable cycling jerseys, all the nice stuff is an outrageous price on the big sites. Cheers

https://galibier.cc

An irish company that have lovely looking gear and just not as expensive as the major brands.

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2527 on: May 21, 2020, 10:54:40 PM »
To you guys that consider yourselves cyclists can you list your current bikes (winter & summer)...I've been into cycling now about 5-6 years and have slowly built up a nice stock of gear and a couple of nice bikes, the reason i was asking about bikes is I worked on the Ormeau Rd, Belfast for a few years and McConvey Cycles were only a few hundred meters up the road from me so every lunch time i'd be up looking and admiring the stock. All my bikes to date have been Specialized as McConvey Cycles are Specialized dealers, majority of my clothing are Specialized but recently I've been guying Mavic gear, DHB, Assos and a few others.
I'm also starting to wonder now what other bike brands are like to ride...Canyon's, Trek's etc, so this is why i was asking for your bike brands. When i first started cycling i thought there was about half a dozen bike brands...lol.

Current summer bike: Specialized Tarmac Disc Pro 2019
Winter bike: Specialized Roubaix 2015 (love this bike, it is so comfortable)

Dream bike: Specialized S-Works Tarmac/Venge

Dream on bike: Pinarello Dogma (nicest bike on the market but £12,000 cannot be justified)
I can swim a little but i can't fly an inch

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2528 on: May 21, 2020, 11:25:30 PM »
Anywhere that does reasonable cycling jerseys, all the nice stuff is an outrageous price on the big sites. Cheers

https://galibier.cc

An irish company that have lovely looking gear and just not as expensive as the major brands.
That is some nice clobber at decent prices. Do you have the Mistral by any chance? (Looks like their gabba)

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2529 on: May 21, 2020, 11:32:55 PM »
To you guys that consider yourselves cyclists can you list your current bikes (winter & summer)...I've been into cycling now about 5-6 years and have slowly built up a nice stock of gear and a couple of nice bikes, the reason i was asking about bikes is I worked on the Ormeau Rd, Belfast for a few years and McConvey Cycles were only a few hundred meters up the road from me so every lunch time i'd be up looking and admiring the stock. All my bikes to date have been Specialized as McConvey Cycles are Specialized dealers, majority of my clothing are Specialized but recently I've been guying Mavic gear, DHB, Assos and a few others.
I'm also starting to wonder now what other bike brands are like to ride...Canyon's, Trek's etc, so this is why i was asking for your bike brands. When i first started cycling i thought there was about half a dozen bike brands...lol.

Current summer bike: Specialized Tarmac Disc Pro 2019
Winter bike: Specialized Roubaix 2015 (love this bike, it is so comfortable)

Dream bike: Specialized S-Works Tarmac/Venge

Dream on bike: Pinarello Dogma (nicest bike on the market but £12,000 cannot be justified)
Currently have a Trek Emonda SLR6 & an old Cervelo R2 as my Winter yoke, soon to be the Trek emonda ALR5 Alu hopefully! Have been thru loads of bikes up to now, probably regret getting rid of a Mercx a few years back, lovely bike. A fancy Bianchi would be nice.

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2530 on: May 22, 2020, 09:08:44 AM »
Anywhere that does reasonable cycling jerseys, all the nice stuff is an outrageous price on the big sites. Cheers

https://galibier.cc

An irish company that have lovely looking gear and just not as expensive as the major brands.
That is some nice clobber at decent prices. Do you have the Mistral by any chance? (Looks like their gabba)

No but I do have a gabba and I have to say it is by far the best piece of cycle clothing i own. Worth the extra money. I have the Galibier shorts, a jacket and a gillet. All very good quality.

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2531 on: May 22, 2020, 09:26:54 AM »
Yeah, I have the Perfetto, it's the go to kit from October on. I also bought a Lusso winter jacket a few years ago which is very good kit too, dear tho, always keeping an eye out for deals on their site trying to pick another one up.

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2532 on: May 22, 2020, 10:27:29 AM »
To you guys that consider yourselves cyclists can you list your current bikes (winter & summer)...I've been into cycling now about 5-6 years and have slowly built up a nice stock of gear and a couple of nice bikes, the reason i was asking about bikes is I worked on the Ormeau Rd, Belfast for a few years and McConvey Cycles were only a few hundred meters up the road from me so every lunch time i'd be up looking and admiring the stock. All my bikes to date have been Specialized as McConvey Cycles are Specialized dealers, majority of my clothing are Specialized but recently I've been guying Mavic gear, DHB, Assos and a few others.
I'm also starting to wonder now what other bike brands are like to ride...Canyon's, Trek's etc, so this is why i was asking for your bike brands. When i first started cycling i thought there was about half a dozen bike brands...lol.

Current summer bike: Specialized Tarmac Disc Pro 2019
Winter bike: Specialized Roubaix 2015 (love this bike, it is so comfortable)

Dream bike: Specialized S-Works Tarmac/Venge

Dream on bike: Pinarello Dogma (nicest bike on the market but £12,000 cannot be justified)


Summer - Cube Peleton 105
https://roadcyclinguk.com/gear/cube-model-year-2014-road-bikes-first-look.html

Work commute, trails
https://www.singletracks.com/photo.php?p=90271

Winter hack
https://usedbikes.ie/bicycle/trek-discovery-channel-road-bike-987
This one was an ebay mongrel, i picked up the frame for £100 around the time Lance and the discovery channel bike image was non too popular. Built up from ebay parts for about £400 in total. Its 3x10 set up. Very comfortable bike. I don't like the sloping top tubes of a lot of modern bikes so next purchase could be a Cannondale as they seem to do a lot with horizontal top tube.


Like the look of the Wilier brand
http://www.astanaproteam.kz/modules.php?name=astana&page=news&id=3509

Had one of these out of Geordie Wilsons in Cookstown late 80's. They dont make em like that anymore !!
https://www.etsy.com/dk-en/listing/216008208/colnago-mexico-bicycle
Wish i'd have kept it they are worth a small fortune now



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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2533 on: May 24, 2020, 12:34:09 PM »
Trying to convince my young lad who is 6 to take off the stabilisers on his bike but he is very nervous about me doing it.
Any tips on getting him riding without them?
I think with our I just held onto the saddle for a while to reassure whilst they peddle away. Eventually they'll peddle away without knowing you've let go of the saddle. There might be the odd spill but if you can get him back at it not falling is a good incentive to learn.
Have been out with him the last few days doing this and he took off today without me holding on. Great feeling seeing him do it. Cycling around now no bother.
Obviously now I'm gonna take all the credit as the wife was telling me not to take off the stabilisers just yet....she won't hear the end of it  ;)
YNWA

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2534 on: May 24, 2020, 01:20:53 PM »
Trying to convince my young lad who is 6 to take off the stabilisers on his bike but he is very nervous about me doing it.
Any tips on getting him riding without them?
I think with our I just held onto the saddle for a while to reassure whilst they peddle away. Eventually they'll peddle away without knowing you've let go of the saddle. There might be the odd spill but if you can get him back at it not falling is a good incentive to learn.
Have been out with him the last few days doing this and he took off today without me holding on. Great feeling seeing him do it. Cycling around now no bother.
Obviously now I'm gonna take all the credit as the wife was telling me not to take off the stabilisers just yet....she won't hear the end of it  ;)
Excellent stuff. It's always a great milestone for a child.