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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:12 pm 
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Oh and what type bb would it be. Can't see any cotter pins? :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:21 pm 
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If the Biopace rings give you any trouble, just change the chainrings and leave the cranks as they are.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:24 pm 
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Are the cranks normal then, just the actual rings are weird?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:16 pm 
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Proper ride today. Right hip hurting until seat got up to right height. Now I need a longer stem! Reach is about right so will be keeping it. Climbing is a whole different ball game after doing the same route on an MTB.

Will have to get some decals and embossed blue Basso bar tape for when i change the stem. Not sure if I like the splatter paint yellow that's on at present.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:08 pm 
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Cheap Stronglights here
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/m.html?_odkw= ... &_from=R40
go 52/38 nice spread of gears.
Bar tape is fine, remove wash in soap and bleach and replace ( cheapskate!)
Put some Gooeypads on the callipers and VERY LIGHTLY grease the return springs where they terminate

the decals from Cyclomundo are the best :)

BARGAINATIOUS


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:16 pm 
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Thanks for the tips and the link. First priority is the stem, then decals then........


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:18 pm 
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Looks nice to me 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:53 pm 
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Well after a bit of riding and fiddling I think I'm happy with it. Have a white saddle but not sure which would look best. New cables, decals and tape, seat changed and that's about it. Oh and a longer stem.

Not concerned about the dinks and chips as its never going to be a RBOTM contender but will be ridden regularly. Dogs has already 'marked' it ! :lol:

Hope you like it.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:50 pm 
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That looks stunning, I'm a dab hand at chip repair should you want a bit of fettling, get it waxed ( military strength simonize! ) ... out to Snowshill tomoz if you want to meet up?
Ps you may want to lower the levers on the bars or rotate the bars down a tad???


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:57 pm 
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Thanks Chris, will do. Already riding tomorrow from here at 10am ish. Sounds good. Will PM you.


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