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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:17 am 
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I think my first car had narrower tyres than the Moonlander!!


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Looking good mate, you been for a ride yet?


Not as yet waiting on a (chain) tug :oops: :lol:

Looking forward to it as the garden test seemed promising. Its amazing the feel of the big wheels and suspension albeit only 80mm. Looking forward to upping it to 115mm :twisted:

Its not light but I think thats down, in part, to the very cheap rear wheel.


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i really want to try a 29er.

that doesnt look like a 21" frame at all! that is quite cool


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:08 am 
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lewis1641 wrote:
i really want to try a 29er.

that doesnt look like a 21" frame at all! that is quite cool


Its hooooge in the flesh!!

Its got a 24''+ CtoC top tube and there isn't much in the way of TT clearance - I wouldn't want to be any shorter :lol:

I do like the fact that on its own and at a glance it could be a std 26'' wheeled bike 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:35 pm 
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Nice much better than the spesh carve I tried


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Finished!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:59 pm 
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If the wheels I have weren't disc only I would have gone with a build like this - How cool


Rim brakes would make a lot of sense around Thetford when it's wet.

I look forward to having a go on that!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:02 pm 
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I look forward to having a go on that!


Might need one of these:

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You heading that way anytime soon?


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About time for a Thetford ride. And Rim brakes at Thetford ?
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Not after the last D2D thanks!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:59 pm 
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Why not? Disc brakes just grind themselves away in the grit with their tight clearances whether you use them or not (after all, we've both ground to a halt half way round a wet D2D lap :evil: ) and it's not like you need serious stopping power in the flatlands of Thetford!!

plus I've heard rim brakes work better on the bigger wheels 8)


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