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 Post subject: Re: Fads
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:07 pm 
Gold Trader
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fads was the name of a DIY place when I was young, bought out by b&q eventually.

I would get my coat, but its too warm outside :facepalm:


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 Post subject: Re: Fads
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:40 pm 
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cce wrote:
Chopper1192 wrote:
Bikes that actually fit the rider - a brief fad that has long since fallen by the wayside.



the astonishingly expensive bike-fitting session is the "in thing" at the mo

Indeedy. An acquaintance of mine recently had one and has been smugly looking down on the rest of us, until I pointed out that a) there are several different standards with slightly contradictory ideas on what is proper, and b) having decided on which standard is for you it possibly to easily locate the data to enable you to do it yourself if so inclined.


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 Post subject: Re: Fads
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:09 pm 
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The dreaded U-Brake and bikes with a 24inch rear wheel and a 26 inch front. (i.e. Ibis Mountain Trials)


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 Post subject: Re: Fads
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:39 am 
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Helmet covers. 1.75" tires.


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 Post subject: Re: Fads
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:40 pm 
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I have bar ends on a couple of bikes. What's wrong with bar ends?
(serious question - I do find they get in the way sometimes but that's more than compensated by climbing ability and variation)


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 Post subject: Re: Fads
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:24 am 
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poweredbypies wrote:
Dont think you could call square taper a fad.


Agreed.


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