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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:34 pm 
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Superb!

Was it the one up for £299?

Ed bikes are selling mukluk framesets for £380, also have tires and wheels etc

Lots of tires on eBay from surly too!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:41 pm 
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Aye the £299 one, I'll need to start learning all the different bits and bobs. What fits and what doesn't.

Who's Ed Bikes?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:45 pm 
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New little shop opened in Yorkshire, he's on Facebook matey


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:59 pm 
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noticed the brakes were rumbling at the fatbike weekend meet.....so today i serviced and replaced the pads, a easy job thankfully on avid BB7s....

EBC gold pads and copper grease on the backs, sorted.

rears were shot.

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fronts were not too bad after about 800 miles

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:13 pm 
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swapped back to my original bars and post through the week, bike feels wierd now.....anyways, its the weekend so i wanted to take it out.

tide was out down coast, and temps were 14c and no rain forecast so off i went.....23miles to st marys island and back.

tynemouth

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old outdoor pool at tynemouth beach

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cullercoats beach

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whitley bay beach

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bit of erosion going on....

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2ft deep seaweed washed up

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st marys island

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spanish city....was once a popular arcade and entertainment area....now closed and new buildings built were fairground was.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:15 am 
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little trip to north berwick and aberlady bay yesterday....nice to be on the beach 8)

good day out with good friends

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rest of pics here...

http://s21.photobucket.com/albums/b263/ ... 1QQtppZZ24 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:32 pm 
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my first video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uqa7XMKq-uI&feature=plcp


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:16 pm 
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Here's some from tonight's little trip around Newcastle upon Tyne

Quayside

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Lots of history around these parts....

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Castle keep

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The black gate

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Answer pro-taper DH 780mm  8)

Arrived today still waiting on a 70mm stem though....so quick mock up, love the red and black that goes with my little colour scheme.

Doesn't look as mad as I thought.....and standing in the mirror holding bars and making motorbike noises I think I will get on with these!

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Been looking into new bars recently and noticed quite a few folk are using crazy wide bars....and the promise of more comfort and control over rocks and things had my attention.

Going to 31.8 also meant a new stem and speaking to doc we reckoned 70mm would suit me best.

Que yesterday and the postmen dropped off my answer pro taper DH 780mm bars and today a 70mm race face stem to replace the stock 110mm came through the door.

I was mortified when i removed the old stem and spacers to see the dreaded rust on the steerer!

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After I removed the forks for inspection I was relieved the rest of the steerer was fine, headset bearings fine and greased still....inside the head tube was also as new....brilliant.

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I obviously had to spent some time cleaning the rust off, gave it all a rub down and smoothed off then copper greased everything up.

Anyways....the bars are on now and although they look wrong they also feel so right.

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No doubt I will have to remind myself I no longer have 620mm bars on so trees and city riding will be interesting for awhile, I am looking forward to a good test of these though.


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