My bike is worn out and I need a new one.

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gaz
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My bike is worn out and I need a new one.

Postby gaz » 1 Aug 2020, 1:30pm

I've suspected this for some time, nice to have it confirmed officially.
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Bike wear indicator.

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Re: My bike is worn out and I need a new one.

Postby mercalia » 1 Aug 2020, 4:09pm

you should get done for trades description act as seems like just the wheels :wink:
atleast you aint getting any cracking around the eyelets, that happend to my Mavicrap rims.

I replaced mine with Exal rims from Ebay, using the sound hubs for the total of £26 incl spokes then built mine up, still sound after 2 years and being battered on London Roads and off road paths

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Re: My bike is worn out and I need a new one.

Postby thirdcrank » 1 Aug 2020, 4:20pm

gaz

You have lost me with this one. Your top pic would be an excellent illustration for a reply to one of the threads asking about rim wear indicators, but your caption has me baffled.

It certainly looks as though you have earned some new rims.

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Re: My bike is worn out and I need a new one.

Postby Ugly » 1 Aug 2020, 6:27pm

Your lucky after 60+ years of cycling my body is worn out, and no chance of a new one.

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Re: My bike is worn out and I need a new one.

Postby Morzedec » 1 Aug 2020, 7:17pm

Ugly, never despair:

Medical science improves every year - the difficulty may lay in selecting a role model. Schwartzenburger? Greipel? Voekler? Froome? Johnson? Or you may fancy a change, and opt for Clare Balding.

The last one WOULD be brave of you!

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Re: My bike is worn out and I need a new one.

Postby Graham » 1 Aug 2020, 7:33pm

Yep, new bike time deffo !

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Re: My bike is worn out and I need a new one.

Postby Mick F » 1 Aug 2020, 7:42pm

One:
The rims are black.

Two:
The spokes are black

Three:
Irrespective of anything being worn, they all need replacing.
Mick F. Cornwall

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Re: My bike is worn out and I need a new one.

Postby [XAP]Bob » 1 Aug 2020, 10:17pm

Mick F wrote:One:
The rims are black.

Two:
The spokes are black

Three:
Irrespective of anything being worn, they all need replacing.

Depends on whether the whole frame is chromed surely ;)
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Re: My bike is worn out and I need a new one.

Postby gaz » 2 Aug 2020, 12:19am

Mick F wrote:One:
The rims are black.

Please be assured that the rim in the picture is only partially black. Both the braking track and internal surfaces are silver. You may also gain some comfort from the fact that the front rim is silver(ish).
Mick F wrote:Two:
The spokes are black

The spokes are stainless and are indeed silver. A grimy, mucky sort of silver but silver(ish) nevertheless.
Mick F wrote:Three:
Irrespective of anything being worn, they all need replacing.

Given the thread title I can hardly argue against that point. Current budgetary constraints mean that the wheel has been taken out of service and replaced with another from the back of the garage. You will be relieved to hear that it is silver(ish).
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Re: My bike is worn out and I need a new one.

Postby gaz » 2 Aug 2020, 12:24am

thirdcrank wrote:It certainly looks as though you have earned some new rims.

Whilst this reply is of course completely accurate ...
Graham wrote:Yep, new bike time deffo !

This is more like the advice I wanted to hear :wink: .

A pair of Sputniks has been ordered.
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Re: My bike is worn out and I need a new one.

Postby francovendee » 2 Aug 2020, 8:02am

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Mick F wrote:One:
The rims are black.

Two:
The spokes are black

Three:
Irrespective of anything being worn, they all need replacing.