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Friday
Jan272012

Shit Cyclists Say

If you haven’t already seen this it is pretty funny. The one that cracked me up was “Is one of my legs longer than the other?”

As a framebuilder I used to get that all the time. There was not much I could do; it is not possible to build a frame that is longer on one side.

My usual thought was, just cope with it like you do when you walk, maybe ride with a limp.

 

                        

Reader Comments (9)

You can have crank arms of different lengths.

January 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCpt. Obvious

Different length cranks seldom works, because not only does it reach lower at the bottom of the stroke, but it comes up higher at the top of the stroke.
I'm sure there will be someone out there that uses different length cranks and will tell me it works fine.
But seriously if one of your legs is slightly longer, on the short leg the toe will simply point downwards a little more. It is no big deal. A cheaper and more practical experiment might be to place your shoe cleats in different positions. And if nothing else it will give you some more shit to talk about :)
Dave

January 27, 2012 | Registered CommenterDave Moulton

How true indeed. A good look at ourselves.

January 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterfrankie b.

So it's not just UK cyclists purses that are as tight as ducks arses . "Can I borrow a tube ? Can I bring this back if I don't like it ? "
We were out on the bike with my pal's father in law when he got a soft front wheel.He's getting on a bit, so to speed things up my pal and I jumped in, whipped the wheel out and pulled off the tyre. Well, I kid you not, that tube had at least a dozen patches,even the patches were patched ! In total disgust, I launched the tube over the nearest hedge, while my buddy was fitting a new tube. Minutes later we're ready to go when the old guy starts climbing over the hedge. "What's up" I said "are you needing a pee ?" " Not at all " he said " It's just that there's a good few miles in thon tube yet !"

January 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThe Handlebar Code

Having spent a portion of my life in struggle for the legal tender working in bike shops, J.R.A. stories were common.Best ever,a irate customer accused us of a rip- off, selling him a 7 spd.{ this is in the 10spd era} He had counted the gears , 5 on the rear and 2 on the front. Duhh!

January 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterofoab

Hilarious. Made me bonk!

January 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJack

Bike fitters normally use cleat shims for leg lenght discrepancy....

January 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCaptain Buckfast

Love it. In return, I offer "I am a cyclist."

January 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbystander

Much funnier is S*** Triathletes Say. I am a cyclist and a runner, but the tri-guys are hilarious: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KTEgLKhjIw

Watch it, then go back to Dave's blog and read about why you should shave your legs.

January 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTimJ

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