When is everyone getting their summer bikes out?

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Re: When is everyone getting their summer bikes out?

Postby cycleruk » 11 Feb 2019, 8:52pm

My summer bike came out 20th April last year and went into hibernation 10th October.
I did 871 miles on it, whereas my bikes with mudguards a lowly 2577. (approximately :P )
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Re: When is everyone getting their summer bikes out?

Postby hidingfromheadwinds » 11 Feb 2019, 9:38pm

Don't know about you but we had snow last March!

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Re: When is everyone getting their summer bikes out?

Postby yostumpy » 11 Feb 2019, 10:07pm

I only use one bike ..so now!, and yesterday, and the day before that, an....

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Re: When is everyone getting their summer bikes out?

Postby Cosmicbike » 12 Feb 2019, 12:30pm

Only have the 1 road bike and that's always got mudguards on, so used all year round.
The trike tends to be a fair weather machine, or for when its snowing

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Re: When is everyone getting their summer bikes out?

Postby Marcus Aurelius » 12 Feb 2019, 1:32pm

All my bikes get used all year round, so I guess the answer is, right now, for me :lol:

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Re: When is everyone getting their summer bikes out?

Postby eileithyia » 13 Feb 2019, 6:39pm

Well cars were being washed in the local street and the Ice Cream van was out today...
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Re: When is everyone getting their summer bikes out?

Postby Mistik-ka » 14 Feb 2019, 8:52pm


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Re: When is everyone getting their summer bikes out?

Postby Vorpal » 15 Feb 2019, 11:58am


I'll bet that's not her summer bike :lol: :lol:
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Re: When is everyone getting their summer bikes out?

Postby cycleruk » 15 Feb 2019, 4:39pm

Cleaned the rear dérailleur on the "summer" bike today - just in case. :roll:
Might pump the tires up as well - just in case.

Checked the records and the earliest I got the bike out was 14th Feb' 2016. Although a month passed before it re-surfaced again that year.
Generally it's middle of March before it usually appears.

Was out in the car today and the roads were wet but, as far as I know, it hadn't rained. :?
In fact some parts where there was shade were still wet mid' afternoon.
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Re: When is everyone getting their summer bikes out?

Postby gbnz » 15 Feb 2019, 6:08pm

Well, had my first "summer ride" today :wink:

Blue skies, no wind, by mid morning warm enough for nothing more than a shirt! (Nb. Obviously I was wearing underwear, trousers et al!). First ride since at least November in which it felt worth while heading out of the district and doing some distance, rather than doing a circular ride with a quick "escape" route back home available.

Enjoyable; even had the classic summer "roadies" overtaking me downhill, prior to my passing them at twice their speed on the 1000' climb, other side of the valley (Nb. They were struggling :wink: )

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Re: When is everyone getting their summer bikes out?

Postby julianm » 16 Feb 2019, 6:02pm

First shorts & short sleeved jersey spotted today - sunny & about 14*C.

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Re: When is everyone getting their summer bikes out?

Postby The utility cyclist » 17 Feb 2019, 11:17pm

julianm wrote:First shorts & short sleeved jersey spotted today - sunny & about 14*C.

Shorts and long sleeve for me today though I ride in shorts a fair bit in the colder months anyways, it was quite breezy here and quite cold on the skin tbh despite the sun, I don't know what temp it was but forecast said about 11C max for us. I must be getting soft after 30 years in the South :lol:

Had the carbon 'summer' bike out for first time since whenever it was last and though the lanes were wet in places and a ton of stones/flint everywhere the tubs stood up well, I even managed to get up the slopes in a much higher gear, I always forget what an advantage the bestie has even over my lightweight winter/audax when it comes to going up the hills. 8)