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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:51 pm 
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Apparently that's a good one, think I read a magazine article about riding to the Cape up the west coast approaching from the south. Mind you its all subject to whether the RAF are bombing the f**k out of some rocky isle just off the coast !


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:51 pm 
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Planning on having a wee knock about up at Pitmedden over the wkend, probably Sunday.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:52 pm 
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I'm thinking I'd quite like a single speed road bike for the summer.
I'm also thinking my On One 29er with drop bars might work.....

Feasible? Or laughable? :?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:49 am 
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jimo746 wrote:
I'm thinking I'd quite like a single speed road bike for the summer.
I'm also thinking my On One 29er with drop bars might work.....

Feasible? Or laughable? :?

The laughing will be done by you.

Put Big Apples on it (or a similar 2.35" balloon tyre) and you'll love the way it floats along effortlessly. Not to mention the ability to really use brakes hard or corner like a motorbike.

I did it with my On-One Scandal a few years back. It was very successful, loved it. Did a 125 mile day ride round Wester Ross and it just demolished the crap road surfaces.

Your On-One has a reasonably steep HA, so it's perfect for this use.


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You'll also discover you're riding the future of the gravel bike because it will still be perfectly competent offroad within the limitations of slick tyres. In 5 years time no one will want a gravel bike limited to 47mm tyres.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:21 am 
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I have a pair of schwalbe big apple tyres 29 x 2.35 that you can have cheap.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:24 am 
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PS I think Brian made his 5 year prediction 5 years ago but he's nothing if not optimistic.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:43 am 
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epicyclo wrote:
In 5 years time no one will want a gravel bike limited to 47mm tyres.

They'll want what the marketing guys tell them they want, and like it! :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:22 pm 
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Hmmm.... Thanks chaps. It shouldn't be too much trouble to try this out (no mechs or shifters to faff about with at least :) ).
Just have to find where I put the bits I need!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:16 pm 
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velomaniac wrote:
PS I think Brian made his 5 year prediction 5 years ago but he's nothing if not optimistic.

But at least I'm right... :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:02 pm 
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Anybody had wheel cones continually coming loose and how did you fix the problem?


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