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    Welcome to the newly improved Cycling Society.

    To save a constant barrage of "what bike shall I buy?" posts, this post is intended to help guide you in the right direction initially before asking for more specific help if you need it.

    --- Bikes on a Budget ----------------------------------

    I'll start with the obvious places to look if you've got a tight budget. (Note: these are sites that I would use, if you know of any other sites, let me know and I'll add them!)

    For second hand bikes:

    eBay

    Gumtree
    Craigslist
    Freecycle

    New bikes:

    Decathlon

    Halfords
    Evans Cycles
    Wiggle
    Chain Reaction Cycles
    Ribble Cycles
    Merlin Cycles

    --- General Cycling Information ----------------------

    Planning and Logging Your Routes

    Transportdirect.info

    Ride With GPS
    Mapometer
    220 Triathlon
    Runkeeper
    Strava
    Cyclestreets

    Getting to Know The Equipment

    Shoes, Pedals & Cleats [Written by v2p]

    Maintenance

    MadeGood
    Sheldonbrown.com
    Tuning Brakes and Gears [Youtube]

    Bike Fits

    How to Fit a Road Bike
    Quick Fix Guide for Injuries and Possible Bike Adjustments

    Insurance

    Ilovemybike.co.uk
    Cycleguard

    Other Stuff

    British Cycling memberships
    LCC memberships
    CTC memberships
    Highway Code for Cyclists

    The Rules by Velominati
    The Official Rules of the Euro Cyclist

    --- Join the Society ------------------------------------

    Click here to join the Cyclists Society!
    We now have a Strava group! Join to connect with other cyclists from TSR.
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    [This is very much a work in progress and welcome any and all suggestions to improve the information here.]

    --- Anatomy of a Bike ----------------------------------

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    I totally think it's worthy of a society. I love cycling just for commuting, it's great fun. I've started trying to use it to get fitter too.

    Also, my summer project is to build a recumbent bike, so we'll see how that goes.

    I'd like to know more about cycling from other people too, it's a good reason to start a society.

    My regular bike is a marin kentfield from a couple of years ago. Bought it after my kiddy moutain bike got stolen.
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    Well I have no idea how to start a society, but i'll give it a go!

    Parked my bike in the new Trinity Square car park today.. they have loooads of brand new bike lockers and best of all, its free!
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    I'm up for it

    Surely we'd have to seperate it into roadies and mountaineer types? Otherwise things could get... unpleasant.
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    Don't start it just yet btw SD, you need to show plenty of support for a soc.
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    I'd join, I think I may look at getting a new bike. My mountain bike is to heavy for general comute
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    I'm in. I've got a mountain bike that's very old, I'm thinking of getting a roadie. I cycle a fair bit. Count me in.
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    I would join, I love my bike even though it's 36 years old. It's not good for much other than pavement riding, but still :p: It managed 15 miles in a day, just... with a breakage :p:
    Yep I am all for a cycling society!
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    awesome. yeah if we have a group interested i'll get on to making it..

    Ducki.. what about people like me who use a mountain bike on the road.. :ninja:
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    I hate cyclists.
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    (Original post by Speedbird2008)
    I hate cyclists.
    Well then don't be in the society! Honestly :p:
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    Sounds like fun.
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    Yes-yes-yes! [/Loreal advert]

    I'd certainly be interested in a society. I cycle almost every day because I get bored walking, and it's nice to get some exercise that takes you quickly away from the people who would otherwise snigger at your attempts at being active

    Could I suggest we use the first post as a reference point for relevant posts giving advice on specific questions - i.e. have specific categories, and links to good posts?
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    (Original post by SoundDevastation)
    awesome. yeah if we have a group interested i'll get on to making it..

    Ducki.. what about people like me who use a mountain bike on the road.. :ninja:
    Then you are a sinner and deserve to be shot :viking:

    Nah, we all had to start somewhere, I spose you could come into the roadie bit :p:
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    (Original post by Ducki)
    Then you are a sinner and deserve to be shot :viking:

    Nah, we all had to start somewhere, I spose you could come into the roadie bit :p:
    Shoot me now then but I am thinking of changing it
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    There shall be no room for any lycra-arsed roadies in the club though. :p:
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    (Original post by ImperceptibleNinja)
    Yes-yes-yes! [/Loreal advert]

    I'd certainly be interested in a society. I cycle almost every day because I get bored walking, and it's nice to get some exercise that takes you quickly away from the people who would otherwise snigger at your attempts at being active

    Could I suggest we use the first post as a reference point for relevant posts giving advice on specific questions - i.e. have specific categories, and links to good posts?
    you mean from different threads or posts within the society thread? Either way, yes, good idea.
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    (Original post by EKO)
    There shall be no room for any lycra-arsed roadies in the club though. :p:
    Nuttin wrong with lycra... I'd wear merino if I could afford it :p:

    Anyway, the world champs of downhill and XC wear lycra, so :qed:
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    I'm in. I think I'm possibly the only person in my year at school who's actually cycled to and from school, which is quite annoying. Bus-babies!

    Sadly I've got a dated mountain bike - brakes work fine, but it's only got 3 gears (the other 5 combinations that would make 15 gears is broken)
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    I'm in, I need some motivation to cycle more!

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