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Cycle Scheme

Postby Boycs » Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:34 am

I just bought a £1200 new bike with this.

http://www.cyclescheme.co.uk/

Does anyone else in any other countries have this? Do they have it in the USA?

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Re: Cycle Scheme

Postby Going South » Sat Nov 21, 2015 2:38 pm

Looks like a scam. No, I have not seen it in US. might be specific for UK

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Re: Cycle Scheme

Postby Boycs » Sat Nov 21, 2015 4:15 pm

Lol it's run by the government loads of my colleagues got their bikes through it, I just bought one myself

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Re: Cycle Scheme

Postby Boycs » Sat Nov 21, 2015 4:33 pm

My new bike is sexy :D

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Re: Cycle Scheme

Postby Going South » Sat Nov 21, 2015 4:47 pm

Are you planning to use it or just look at it? Make sure you oil it well for long term use. Use protection for rains. Use it for exercise only but not for stunts or back seat riding, if not you might get hurt. Always take shower after exercise.

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Re: Cycle Scheme

Postby TedWard » Sat Nov 21, 2015 4:51 pm

SGGH wrote:My new bike is sexy :D


Need pictures!

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Re: Cycle Scheme

Postby Boycs » Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:01 pm

Going South wrote:Are you planning to use it or just look at it? Make sure you oil it well for long term use. Use protection for rains. Use it for exercise only but not for stunts or back seat riding, if not you might get hurt. Always take shower after exercise.


Lol I just took it out for 20 miles but it did rain on my, I live in a wild and windy rural area of the UK.

And I don't do stunts etc, it's a road bike. I try and do between 70 and 100 miles a week or so. Only got into it in July really enjoying it.

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Re: Cycle Scheme

Postby Boycs » Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:03 pm

TedWard wrote:
SGGH wrote:My new bike is sexy :D


Need pictures!


Image

Mine doesn't have the red flash though it's jet black..... for visibility :P

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Re: Cycle Scheme

Postby TedWard » Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:29 pm

That is quite sexy - I'll leave it for Lungi to ask to see you in your lycra.

I've taken to cycling a fair bit myself in the last 12 months, not ready to spend that much on a bike yet though. Also found out that GS wasnt talking rubbish - bikes do like oil. Keeps those gear changes nice and smooth.

I dont think the USA is ready for a cycle scheme yet - it must be popular in some parts of the country though?

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Re: Cycle Scheme

Postby TedWard » Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:36 pm

I was interested - so i looked it up.

http://www.cycling-embassy.dk/2010/07/1 ... commuting/

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Re: Cycle Scheme

Postby Boycs » Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:42 pm

TedWard wrote:That is quite sexy - I'll leave it for Lungi to ask to see you in your lycra.

I've taken to cycling a fair bit myself in the last 12 months, not ready to spend that much on a bike yet though. Also found out that GS wasnt talking rubbish - bikes do like oil. Keeps those gear changes nice and smooth.

I dont think the USA is ready for a cycle scheme yet - it must be popular in some parts of the country though?


Yeah I do oil my gears from time to time on my old bike (9 years old) but this new one I bought today, after a 35 mile test ride on it last week.

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Re: Cycle Scheme

Postby Going South » Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:15 pm

When you ride it often without protection do you father a small bicycle later on?

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Re: Cycle Scheme

Postby Synergy » Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:37 pm

Holy crap 1200 pounds for a road bike? Must indeed be sexy. That pic doesn't work for me. :(

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Re: Cycle Scheme

Postby Going South » Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:18 pm

I bought Honda mountain bike on sale for $45 bucks on a thanksgiving sale. ROFL if you paid 1200 pounds.

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Re: Cycle Scheme

Postby Katto » Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:16 am

SGGH wrote:
TedWard wrote:
Need pictures!


Image

Mine doesn't have the red flash though it's jet black..... for visibility :P


$1200 for a bike and no pedals

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Re: Cycle Scheme

Postby SuperGLS » Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:40 am

So the money comes out of your paycheck in installments before taxes are paid? Just like health insurance and retirement? Reducing your taxable income and also providing a benefit?
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Re: Cycle Scheme

Postby Boycs » Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:58 am

That's right.

And there were £4000 bikes there too. Mine was among the cheaper ones

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Re: Cycle Scheme

Postby Synergy » Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:10 am

That sounded absolutely outrageous so I went and checked the prices here and the cheapest road bike is $950 going all the way up to $15000. Insane.

I've only ever owned two bikes. The one I have right now (which gets very little use nowadays...) is a mountain bike I bought when I was in secondary school. Was a couple of hundred bucks I think.

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Re: Cycle Scheme

Postby Katto » Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:39 am

Cycling is a fad now in the anglosphere thanks to Wiggo and Froomy and Cadel and well even Lance Armstrong

MAMILs everywhere riding bikes that are way too expensive for their cycling ability

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Re: Cycle Scheme

Postby raja » Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:16 am

Just looked up MAMIL - learnt a new term today. Thanks, Katto. :-)

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Re: Cycle Scheme

Postby GpeL » Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:15 am

Going South wrote:When you ride it often without protection do you father a small bicycle later on?


Yes.. provided your penis does not get stuck in the chain.. SGGH rides most of them with no protection as a matter of principle.

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Re: Cycle Scheme

Postby Loose halo » Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:32 am

I have seen MAMIls walking into banks fully clad. Cafe's for a caffeine hit I vaguely understand. Similarly the priesthood born with an urge to crossdress in female clothing they say.

Must this lycra gear be so damn feminine? :lol:

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Re: Cycle Scheme

Postby GpeL » Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:48 am

Interesting observation.. but where had you been all along loosy?

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Re: Cycle Scheme

Postby Loose halo » Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:57 am

On the physics forum SL.
I still lurk here when I feel the need to read some of your inanities

They make me feel normal. :thanx:

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Re: Cycle Scheme

Postby GpeL » Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:00 am

No matter what you read, we both can never be normal.. its quantum entanglement I say.

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Re: Cycle Scheme

Postby Boycs » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:50 am

The only trouble is its not quite a hop on and go bike like my old one and there's no way I'm pottering around town locking it up etc it will be gone in an instant

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Re: Cycle Scheme

Postby Loose halo » Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:21 am

Striped Lungi wrote:No matter what you read, we both can never be normal.. its quantum entanglement I say.



Yes Einstein's universe is much more hands on than Heisenberg's weird concepts.

Here is a link for you by my penpal bubblegum which I know will amuse you from the forum.

http://ducttapeandbubblegum.com/2012/11 ... -einstein/

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Re: Cycle Scheme

Postby Boycs » Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:22 am

Is the universe-binding duck tape a Pratchett concept?

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Re: Cycle Scheme

Postby Loose halo » Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:24 am

SGGH wrote:The only trouble is its not quite a hop on and go bike like my old one and there's no way I'm pottering around town locking it up etc it will be gone in an instant



Sorry about the hijack SG.

So there are thieves even in bucolic England. Bloody sad that.

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Re: Cycle Scheme

Postby Boycs » Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:25 am

Lol England is not quite as some people imagine :P plenty of crime here.

I once heard of some Americans who didn't know we had black people here, or that we only used horse and cart

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Re: Cycle Scheme

Postby Boycs » Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:17 am

Working most of this week though, dunno how I'm going to get my 90 miles in this week!

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Re: Cycle Scheme

Postby Loose halo » Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:22 am

SGGH wrote:Lol England is not quite as some people imagine :P plenty of crime here.

I once heard of some Americans who didn't know we had black people here, or that we only used horse and cart



You said you lived in a rural area wild even. I thought maybe less crime.

Don't start me on Trailer Trash American tourists their ignorance is terrifying. :x

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Re: Cycle Scheme

Postby Boycs » Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:32 am

Lol no you're right about rural area but there still is some crime. I was talking about England in general. There is less crime out here though

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Re: Cycle Scheme

Postby GpeL » Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:36 am

Interesting Loosy..that was a very amusing one by bubblegum. Well cannot expect any less from someone who calls himself bubblegum.

And yes SGGH lives in the jungles of rural england. He was banished there long time ago.

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Re: Cycle Scheme

Postby Boycs » Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:03 pm

Rural country bumpkin born and bred!

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Re: Cycle Scheme

Postby SuperGLS » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:31 pm

Interesting they use the word scheme for this as it sounds scammy.
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Cycle Scheme

Postby Going South » Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:49 pm

The bicycle you buy convey your personality nothing to do with if you are rich or poor. I buy knock off bicycles, sun glasses, umbrellas & watches often bought on a sale. I tend to forget these. I keep 3 different of each and I would be less miserable if they are lost and won't bother searching for them as I often find them later on. I follow American rule of "if it's not working throw away and buy a new one" and don't bother "fixing them for reuse" as most American products are made in China.

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Re: Cycle Scheme

Postby Boycs » Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:02 am

Just did my first night cycle on the new bike! 20 miles of empty well let road under full moon, all still and quiet no rain wind or cars, lovely. Started at 23:15 back by 00:30