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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 11:17 pm 
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We_are_Stevo wrote:
FFS! If I can go anyone can!

Get your *rse over and just enjoy the camaraderie, you'll love it...8)


Are you ready for ther Hulk :lol: I'm green as well :lol:

I used to go mountain biking on a trek with my son when he was 7 in public, I just do it secretly in the shadows now :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 11:30 pm 
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All you need to do is bring a tent, beer and something for the BBQ and you'll be the most popular member there...

...after JB666 of course :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 11:38 pm 
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We_are_Stevo wrote:
All you need to do is bring a tent, beer and something for the BBQ and you'll be the most popular member there...

...after JB666 of course :lol:


I don't have a tent :D I do have all the rest especially the beer :D could get a tent of my marine son :D I wonder what MOD tents are like :lol: My dad had one fron the second world war when I was a nipper had a pole through the middle that I knocked down going for a wee :facepalm:

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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 11:42 pm 
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The modern cycling industry is very fashion oriented: the focus is selling hugely expensive bikes that work about 1% better than last years model. At most.


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 11:59 pm 
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Isaac_AG wrote:
We_are_Stevo wrote:
All you need to do is bring a tent, beer and something for the BBQ and you'll be the most popular member there...

...after JB666 of course :lol:


I don't have a tent :D I do have all the rest especially the beer :D could get a tent of my marine son :D I wonder what MOD tents are like :lol: My dad had one fron the second world war when I was a nipper had a pole through the middle that I knocked down going for a wee :facepalm:

Al;ison


Well a quick glance at your Facebook tells me you have impeccable taste...

...and you can pick up a more than adequate tent from Tesco these days 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:10 am 
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We_are_Stevo wrote:
Isaac_AG wrote:
We_are_Stevo wrote:
All you need to do is bring a tent, beer and something for the BBQ and you'll be the most popular member there...

...after JB666 of course :lol:


I don't have a tent :D I do have all the rest especially the beer :D could get a tent of my marine son :D I wonder what MOD tents are like :lol: My dad had one fron the second world war when I was a nipper had a pole through the middle that I knocked down going for a wee :facepalm:

Al;ison


Well a quick glance at your Facebook tells me you have impeccable taste...

...and you can pick up a more than adequate tent from Tesco these days 8)


:oops: :oops: :oops: Thanks :lol:

Alison


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:58 am 
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My mate owns the lbs so I have no problems as he is a couple of years older than me (I'm 40).
He loves it when I bring a 20 year old bike in as it reminds him of his youth :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:46 am 
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With my LBS I don't give them much business only buy the odd can of lube there. Most mechanicy thing they do for me is pop headset lower races on and off forks for me when they get stuck. The chief mechanic in there loves a little retro chat. when I took a pair of RC36's in he loved it, bounced them up and down, told me how he ran a set until very recently and mention that that the early ones had a problem with circlips failing.

Completely depends on the LBS. luckily that one is also the nearest to me - quite often pop in when I'm walking the dog :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:52 am 
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secret_squirrel wrote:
With my LBS I don't give them much business only buy the odd can of lube there. Most mechanicy thing they do for me is pop headset lower races on and off forks for me when they get stuck. The chief mechanic in there loves a little retro chat. when I took a pair of RC36's in he loved it, bounced them up and down, told me how he ran a set until very recently and mention that that the early ones had a problem with circlips failing.

Completely depends on the LBS. luckily that one is also the nearest to me - quite often pop in when I'm walking the dog :)


I think this is part of it, even if you have a local with a mechanic that has been round the block a few times, his services are not that often called upon as we all do the work ourselves and very rarely need his assistance, hence most places won't (or can't afford to) pay for that experience but rather the local trainee who looks at a square tapered bb and asks what is it ?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:32 am 
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Wsnt there a thread in the last year about someone working as a mechanic in a shop who couldnt work out how to get ye olde square taper cranks off as they only knew of Hollowtech 2 cranks.


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