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Oooo, which bike shall I take to the demo on Saturday?

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  1. crowriver
    Member

    I'll be on the sensible hybrid with tagalong attached, bar end mirrors, Dutch panniers, all that family friendly stuff...

    Posted 1 year ago #
  2. Min
    Member

    Can't decide. What will annoy the most people? Full lycra lout and road bike? Or tweeds and folder? Hmmm. Or NormalForMe X bike and whatever weather dependant clothing seems necessary.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  3. Uberuce
    Member

    I'm going to do a 90 degree variant of that ladyboy trick and have the front half of my bike with carbon forks and rims, 23mm tyres, drops, megawatt light and wear lycra on the front, and on the back have a steel rimmed Fat Frank clad Sturmey 3-speed wheel with a terrier in a basket on the rack, with my rear half clad in tweed.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  4. ruggtomcat
    Member

    ohohoh, shave half the beard?

    I will be as inconspicuous as possible, invisible even...

    Posted 1 year ago #
  5. Uberuce
    Member

    Argh! Good catch, Rugg. Right, front half is tweed and steel, back half is lycra, carbon and aero.

    Or I could see about getting wheels made with one sidewall steel, the other carbon, shave half the beard and half the terrier and have the division lengthways like the trick really should be.

    Does anyone know where to find half a biblong that'll fit a miniature Schnauzer?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  6. ruggtomcat
    Member

    We have created a monster.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  7. DaveC
    Member

    Ah, more Frank Einstein that Albert Einstein?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  8. ARobComp
    Member

    I should probably replace the "stick induced" 4 broken spokes I gained this morning before the weekend!

    Posted 1 year ago #
  9. steveo
    Member

    Looks like I may be a Pinonaught for the day, how exciting and slightly worrying! Saves the question of SS or mtb.

    Mother in law arrives on Saturday morning and has booked the laddy for the day so don't need to worry about child seats.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  10. Instography
    Member

    Gazelle Original Trendy (with trailer attachment).

    Posted 1 year ago #
  11. wingpig
    Member

    On the grounds that it's nicer to ride for the journey to the start point and from the end point, probably the normal hornèd road bike. The hybrid spare's chunkier tyres and more upright perch would be better but its spongier drivetrain, greater weight and 2'-wide sticky-out bars would not.

    Anyone going to wash and polish their bike especially or just turn up with it in whatever state it happens to be in by Saturday afternoon?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  12. alibali
    Member

    wash and polish..

    What? You can do that to a bike? Somebody told me you can do that to cars too.

    Not convinced.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  13. Instography
    Member

    I'll be in the garage buffing my chrome.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  14. DaveC
    Member

    As I have wee ones I'll be on my Mountain Bike. Its the only one I feel is beefy enough to handle a tag along and the ccccobbbles on the High Street.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  15. garybuckham
    Member

    I'll be riding my Surly Pugsley with 65 mm rims and 100 mm wide tyres, racks front and rear, GoPro HD video cameras to front and rear, 100 mm wide mudguards and about 5000 lumens of lighting power! Will also have a camcorder in my hand most of the time.

    Pugsley on Patrol

    Posted 1 year ago #
  16. Min
    Member

    " the ccccobbbles on the High Street."

    Good point. I think the X-bike is the only sensible option.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  17. ruggtomcat
    Member

    they arnt so bad, at least the sets on the highstreet are maintained, nothing like as bad as Brighton Place for example.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  18. DaveC
    Member

    Offt you are right Brighton Place looks bad:

    Clicky Link

    Posted 1 year ago #
  19. crowriver
    Member

    So that's why you see lots of Edinburgers riding around on full sus supermarket BSOs.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  20. PS
    Member

    The cobbles on the High Street are fine, even at Saturday's likely leisurely pace, so I think I'll be on my single speed (although I'll need to find a bell for the day...)

    Posted 1 year ago #
  21. wee folding bike
    Member

    Still working on it.

    If I cycle from Airdrie it will be the Brompton S2L-X.

    If I bring boys I'll need to drive to the east. I'll probably dump the car at the duck pond in Holyrood park and take boys round the park then along back roads to the Meadows. It will be Brompton S6L, 5 yr old in trailer, 8 & 9 yr old on their own bikes. They haven't done city traffic before but I think this might be OK.

    i can't take a trailer on the train and I don't want to be marooned at the station when all the spaces are full.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  22. ExcitableBoy
    Member

    At the moment I plan to take the Badboy which has a mirror, that way I can pretend I'm Jimmy from Quadrophenia on my way to Brighton - what I really need though is 20 mirrors and a parka.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  23. chdot
    Admin

    And if you can't find a Parka you could mix characters and wear a Sting Bell Boy hat.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  24. chdot
    Admin

    Actually it was probably Sting with the mirrors AND lights -

    Posted 1 year ago #
  25. Uberuce
    Member

    Or mix Phil Daniels roles and cheerily narrate Parklife. Which would be apt, at least.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  26. chdot
    Admin

    Gloves too...

    Posted 1 year ago #
  27. riffian
    Member

    Looks like the family aren't coming so I'll be on 'the best bike' - Ellis Brigg's Randonneur.
    I noticed that a pro-Palestinian march, starting at 12noon Charlotte Square, is happening the same day as POP. Could be two demos in one afternoon!

    Posted 1 year ago #
  28. kaputnik
    Member

    All has been checked, the pro-Palestine / anti-Israel thing won't clash with POP with regards to route and timing. They may run into the Ian Paisley "Scotland Says NO" types though. I'm not convinced if the latter is still happening, but if you go to the former, do steer clear of the latter. The Police and Council were concerned enough to ask us to move POP start time.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  29. wee folding bike
    Member

    The PoP web page seems to suggest the picnic might be at Holyrood.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  30. chdot
    Admin

    "The PoP web page seems to suggest the picnic might be at Holyrood."

    I'm sure cyclists will eat when and where they want...

    I think original original intention was to have a picnic at Holyrood when set off time was an hour earlier.

    Weather for tomorrow looks likely to be 'fine but a bit breezy'. Generally The Meadows is more sheltered than HP.

    Personal choice and all that.

    Posted 1 year ago #

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