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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:46 pm 
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Today was sunny and I had the day off work so wanted a longer ride, I planned a 35 miler to the coast via offroad cycle tracks and bridle ways.....nice and peaceful!

Brakes have settled in and are super powerful and I stopped to adjust the EBB to take up the slack in the chain, apart from that there shouldn't be much maintenance to carry out on a single speed bike.

My mate joined me on my moonlander, I'm fitter on a bike so it was no issues running alongside a geared bike.

The single track was fast and flowing, jumping turds and potholes and then a nice cruise along the seaside for ice cream.....then into town to see friends and then hit the quayside for a nice sausage.

Great day.....bikes covered 62 miles in 2 rides!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:24 pm 
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Day 3 with the jones.....couldn't wait to get home and ride it.....not many bikes make me like this these days!

Today was meant to be a rest day but the weather changed that when I was at work....

Just a local loop of 15 miles....20c all day so stunning day for it.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:25 pm 
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Managed a nice 35 miler after work tonight.....superb conditions.

My two workmates were on full suspension bikes.....single speed jones was just fine though!

Cool under the trees

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Seaton sluice

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Little bit of public sections

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Seaton sluice beach

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Blyth beach

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Ice cream time!

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Coffee and banana!

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Sunset.....almost home

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:43 pm 
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You don't mess around lad!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:45 pm 
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Awkward Kid wrote:
You don't mess around lad!


Not where food is involved :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:10 am 
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In the words of a friend of mine concerning owning a Jones,

Your an attention seeking whore :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:14 am 
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What's the purpose of such large tires? I thought 2.5 were grippy/lazy enough but those are just insane...


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:25 am 
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theredchili wrote:
In the words of a friend of mine concerning owning a Jones,

Your an attention seeking whore :lol:



The bike is you mean :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:28 am 
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Noisia wrote:
What's the purpose of such large tires? I thought 2.5 were grippy/lazy enough but those are just insane...


4" tire and low psi on a wide 82mm rim gives you huge grip and soaks up the bumps faster than shocks


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:44 pm 
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and good in sand, snow, shyte!!


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