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 Post subject: New guy!
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 7:52 pm 
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Greetings one and all.
To think you've been here all this time and I never knew. I went to get a couple of spares for my 1990 Saracen Kili Flyer Comp and the spotty yoof in the shop laughed at me and suggested I try the Web! Is it possible to still get the 2mm Shimano brake cables? The rear is still going strong, (well stronger than me) but the front has had it! I have a spare Magura rear caliper. Is it possible to shorten and re-attach the hose or are they end specific? I will post a couple of pics of the Saracen and also a pretty old Bontrager Titanium (1" headset) I have.
Cheers in advance, Mark H.


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 Post subject: Re: New guy!
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:10 pm 
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Iwasgoodonce wrote:
Greetings one and all.
To think you've been here all this time and I never knew. I went to get a couple of spares for my 1990 Saracen Kili Flyer Comp and the spotty yoof in the shop laughed at me and suggested I try the Web! Is it possible to still get the 2mm Shimano brake cables? The rear is still going strong, (well stronger than me) but the front has had it! I have a spare Magura rear caliper. Is it possible to shorten and re-attach the hose or are they end specific? I will post a couple of pics of the Saracen and also a pretty old Bontrager Titanium (1" headset) I have.
Cheers in advance, Mark H.


Mark,

welcome to the site.

We all have problems with spotty yoofs in the past - at that age they don't know what they don't know.

Not sure on the cable, think you might be as well to replace the lot after 17 years.

You can alter the hose length on maguras but will need a service kit.

Looking forward to pics of the bikes..


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 1:01 am 
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England still has spotty yoofs?

I thought they went extinct when the old-growth forests were cut.


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England still has spotty yoofs?


oh yes, varioius species: this is the newest variety - the Chav.


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orange71 wrote:
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England still has spotty yoofs?


oh yes, varioius species: this is the newest variety - the Chav.


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Cull the lot or bring back army service


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:37 am 
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Eh... waht is a spotty yoof??

Welcome from Holland by the way.


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LTS Biker wrote:
Eh... waht is a spotty yoof??

Same question from a non-native English speaker... always willing to learn...ImageImageImageImageImageImage


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Mr X wrote:
LTS Biker wrote:
Eh... waht is a spotty yoof??

Same question from a non-native English speaker... always willing to learn...


I don't speak English either.

I speak American.


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Spotty - covered in spots, acne, common in teenagers!

Yoof - means 'youth' i.e. young person


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:57 pm 
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:roll: :lol: OK thanks, now I get the picture ! Feel less stupid even though I wish I would be a spotty yoof again. Too long ago :roll: ...


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