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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:10 pm 
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Location: wellingborough
looks great


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:40 am 
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Location: Camel Land
Nice weight training regime you have there :)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:15 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:53 pm
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Lol... I thought you were on about the weight of the bike until I looked closer at the pictures and saw the background. I like to keep my weights routine simple.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:48 am 
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Right, I spent a few hours yesterday polishing the brake levers and putting some new cork tape on the bars. I was going to wrap them in cotton then varnish them but I went for the cork in the end as I intend to ride the bike and I get hand pain quite a bit. I think the finished result looks pretty respectable..
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le monde 16 by vonhoolio, on Flickr

I then stripped the rear wheel and polished it, not that it actually made much difference, but its done now and I cleaned the cassette when I was on.
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le monde 15 by vonhoolio, on Flickr

All I'm waiting for now is the saddle and brake blocks to arrive and I need to polish the front brake calipers, wheel and hub.

Anyone know anything about tires? what decent 27" tires are available for road use?

Jas


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:03 pm 
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Location: wellingborough
schwalbe offer a couple of choices and then there is the World tour tyres

must admit bike does look great


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:32 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Cheers Biggs682, I'm going to see how these tyres fitted handle. If they are rubbish I'll have a look at those world tour ones.

Post man came today. Leather lined brake blocks..
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du monde 16 by vonhoolio, on Flickr

and my saddle from bikenut2010 arrived.. looks the dogs danglies on the bike I think 8)
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du monde 17 by vonhoolio, on Flickr
Just gotta polish the pedals and the front wheel then I can ride it :D


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:50 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:53 pm
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last post...its done :D
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du monde 18 by vonhoolio, on Flickr

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du monde 19 by vonhoolio, on Flickr

It rides well...although I seem skilled at getting the chain right in between the cassette gears :roll:
it'll take a while to get used to the saddle with my brooks accustomed backside :lol: but other than that I like it :D


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