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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:32 pm 
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Still enjoying it?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:41 pm 
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Really like your bike. Have you thought about some brown leather grips to compliment the saddle?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:45 pm 
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saltyman wrote:
Still enjoying it?


Yes - wished I'd gone down a frame size - but it is very comfy. I don't use it half as much as you use yours. But I do like Salsa stuff - Surly is from the same stable :D


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:49 pm 
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theproudhighway wrote:
Really like your bike. Have you thought about some brown leather grips to compliment the saddle?


No not really - the Pepperjacks are pretty good. I like the fact the saddle stands out and doesn't match anything. Brooks are a luxury really - but they are bloody brilliant. Feels like you're sitting on air when they're broken in!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:51 pm 
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neebsta wrote:
theproudhighway wrote:
Really like your bike. Have you thought about some brown leather grips to compliment the saddle?


No not really - the Pepperjacks are pretty good. I like the fact the saddle stands out and doesn't match anything. Brooks are a luxury really - but they are bloody brilliant. Feels like you're sitting on air when they're broken in!


I've always wanted one myself. How many miles before they start to break in?

Yeah you're right, the Brooks does stand out the way you've set the bike up.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:32 pm 
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theproudhighway wrote:
neebsta wrote:
theproudhighway wrote:
Really like your bike. Have you thought about some brown leather grips to compliment the saddle?


No not really - the Pepperjacks are pretty good. I like the fact the saddle stands out and doesn't match anything. Brooks are a luxury really - but they are bloody brilliant. Feels like you're sitting on air when they're broken in!


I've always wanted one myself. How many miles before they start to break in?

Yeah you're right, the Brooks does stand out the way you've set the bike up.


Didn't seem like long at all to be honest - I have plenty of cushioning anyway :wink: I'd highly recommend one - plus they're British made :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:39 pm 
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And with the proper care should last many generations. There's a tour of the factory on YouTube, interesting stuff.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:29 pm 
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very nice indeed. looks like something is skew whiff up front with gaps in top cap and spacers?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:31 pm 
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adlyhobart wrote:
very nice indeed. looks like something is skew whiff up front with gaps in top cap and spacers?


Optical illusion :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:18 pm 
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thats a relief.


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