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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 4:41 pm 
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took the rts out for its first real "spin" today

and after using the 06 rock springs for the last year and not really riding anything retro :oops:

she was like a bloody greyhound out of the stalls

on and off road , performed really well

but after a while started to get a bit of a neck ache and the wrists were a bit tingly , just getting used to the "new / "old position i thought

so an hour into the ride and nowhere near home , realized why .....

tha bloody MAG 21` s had lost most of the air pressure :roll:

so not sure if it was "flat" before i left or the ride forced the last out of it , when i got home they were holding about 25 psi instead of 35 / 45

the Q is do / did you need to pump them up regularly or should it hold the pressure indefinately ?????

OH and now i realize what is missing when riding "modern" ...........

that lovely little , reassuring PRRRRRRRR from the rear wheel as soon as you stop pedalling

thanks slim


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 12:13 am 
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What (rear)hub do you use?
I have ridden with Chris King hubs, I keeps you reminding that your not pedaling ;)
My GT (Hadley) hub makes a nice sound too, not as loud as a CK or Hügi, but still nice.
Have you got some pice of the RTS?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 3:16 am 
98+ BoTM | BoTM | Gold | Rider
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Interesting.. This could be a good Poll.. Clickety click or Silent whirr..?

I'm not a LoudHub fan.. :oops:

My '98 Crossmaxs run near silent and I love it.. :D


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 7:55 am 
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you should hear a 91 hugi in a tioga disc drive.... infact anyone who saw Ned racing at newnham park in the early 90s would have heard it.. from several miles away :lol:

mag21s, they'd keep air for ages, maybe a seals gone slim?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 8:21 am 
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I seem to remember all those titanium Hope rear hubs made a hell of a racket, whereas my Mavic is near silent... I like both, depending if I'm hung over or not!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 10:55 am 
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nothing special on the hubs , just some LX

but it was nice just to hear her purring along :D

got a new set of seals and bushing , but it must be 6 months since i set her up and put air in

put the pressure back in and i will try her again this w`end if i can

see if they hold , if not will change the seals and o rings

pics here http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=877


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:09 pm 
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I can vouch for Chris King hubs - sound like a spitfire...wow...


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:29 pm 
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I do like my Kings, although the ProII SS on the back of the Bonty is louder :twisted:


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