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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 7:01 pm 
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First ride on the machine shown here tonight. Please excuse the pedals, I do have something far more suitable (thanks Malc) to fit. As there wasn't much wind tonight I decided to have a quick go on it.
Not much wind true, but still enough to make for some interesting 'moments'.

The ride quality wasn't helped by a bulge/high spot on the rear tyre and almost no air in the front. How do you get air in the blighter?? No pump I have will fit. The second photo shows what I mean.

It is very odd to ride. More comfortable than it looks (slightly) with a first gear taller than most mtb highest gears.

I think I will be in the market for a spoked 650c tub wheel!

PS Those legs ain't mine!


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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 7:03 pm 
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You need a small brass adaptor like this:-

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Brass-Presta-Disc ... 3a5aed97bd


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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 7:05 pm 
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Steve Kish wrote:
You need a small brass adaptor like this:-

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Brass-Presta-Disc ... 3a5aed97bd


Ooh, cheers I'll have a look.


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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 1:01 pm 
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doesnt the skirt get in the way?


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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 5:04 pm 
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Nice. Did you give it a go in the club TT?


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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 6:42 pm 
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John wrote:
Nice. Did you give it a go in the club TT?


No, not yet it was just a pootle out a country road and back. As long as you keep it straight it keeps its line unless even a hint of side wind happens along. Deviate around a pothole suddenly though and its off! Must be physics or something.

I have got it with the sole intention of doing a sub 30 ten!


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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 8:49 am 
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Iwasgoodonce wrote:
John wrote:
Nice. Did you give it a go in the club TT?


No, not yet it was just a pootle out a country road and back. As long as you keep it straight it keeps its line unless even a hint of side wind happens along. Deviate around a pothole suddenly though and its off! Must be physics or something.

I have got it with the sole intention of doing a sub 30 ten!


Good luck, as Me Fignon proved twin disk wheels can be a handful :wink:


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