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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:14 pm 
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and only for temporary joke,the Altitude slick :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:53 pm 
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Location: Chelmsford, Essex
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Whatleymeister wrote:
my Kona that is now split and long gone:
Slicked it up for the Surrey100 ride. I quite liked it in this guise actually as it had a real skinny look to it.

Absolutely love how an old-school steel Kona looks on narrow slicks. Want one someday.
Here's my '99 Cannondale, the full story is linked in my signature.

Specialized All-Conditions Pro II 26x1.0 F+R
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Specialized All-Conditions Pro 26x1.0 Front / Hutchinson Top Slick Gold 26x1.0 Rear
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^That Cannondale looks like an absolute weapon 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:24 am 
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SBIKE Daytona now in "Off Road Retirement" with Maxxis detonator Slicks


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:44 pm 
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Konas look so right with slicks

My 1996 Hei Hei on a ride around Tonbridge back in the day (well, nine years ago anyway)

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:03 pm 
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i run most of my bikes on slicks at some point as thats how they get the most use......heres a pic of my slick nob......


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:20 am 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:20 pm 
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My 'new' lava dome, thanks mnutt [Mark] Why? I wanted a commuter, and just look at that colour 8)
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:54 pm 
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took some bits and as ended up with 2 x 17.5" Marin frames, made pine mountain one slick tyred and closer ratios with 13-23 on rear and 24-36-46 on front with XT 732 rear mech and DX 650 front mech, and City jet tyres that were on the other bike when bought,

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also had some spare things that thought I needed and then sat in shed so decided a singe speed was a good idea (used to ride a fixed at college in mid 80's before became "trendy"), but used the spare wheels from SWMBO's 2003 Trek which I picked up cheap to avoid continually changing tyres - not retro spoke pattern I know... :roll: but still work in progress hence "sloppy" chain

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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 5:29 pm 
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Location: "Guzz" .."House of Kona"..Gods Country
Weather seems good this week..so i dont need mudguards..so will use the "Rasta Hot" and the "Teesdale Hot" this week for work..try and give the roadie boys a run for their money..please note the word "try" :lol:

Ernie :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 6:31 pm 
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The Scott on its 1.95" City Jets. Pretty pleased with how it handled the 40-mile trip today. It also reminded me why all my bikes are on these tyres nowadays.

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And just to kill the rumours, having slicks doesn't mean you can't go off-road. It just means you have less grip and therefore need to be a better rider.
In fact I'm tempted to say that knobby tyres are for wussies and amateurs. :P

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Okay okay, so I merely descended a muddy slope on the side of a bridge, just because it was the best way to get back on the canal path.
Still did better than the 2 modern full sussers that tried to follow me. Those guys had to pick their bikes back up at the bottom.


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