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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:08 am 
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Ok, bring those earplugs, fun pass awarded, but an unfortunate clash with one of the 2 nights of the year marnie goes out mean I either bring 3 kids or arrange an overnight babysitter. I'm hoping it will be granny to the rescue.

I'll try not to drink to minimise snoring.

Knee held up tonight, I even got up the 14% hill in the middle ring. Should be fine.

I'll either try Tescos pannier hire service again or splash out and buy some lidl ones.

The reason I'm not going to the peaks meet is cost due to distance, I'm carsharing for this, work, knee injury and gearbox trouble with car also put me out of owmtb. I will get down to England next year, I loved my trip to mayhem in 2008 but it cost me over 200 quid. Despite that, i'll be back.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:12 am 
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I'll be using tyres on my bike real, that's as technical as I get with rubber.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:28 am 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Tyre wise, Panaracer Fire XC Pro, either 1.75 or 2.1s not sure yet. But then again, I don't have a road slog at either end of this :)

The hat shall most definitely be getting packed.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:35 am 
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Go 2.1 zz if you are going rigid, your wrists will thank you or do you still have the flexstem?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:43 pm 
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Has someone PM'd Jamie about this? I have seen him lurking on the road forum recently, I could reply to one of those.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:50 pm 
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If I get a new three wheeler and am not too knackered I'll try and head for the Peaks meet and keep Si from blubbing too much :wink:

That way if the Reliant Croaks there are numerous Reliant spare parts location in the midlands to help me, not so in North Scotland :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:53 pm 
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Edinburgh Coop Sale starts tomorrow at 9am, they have panniers.

http://www.venusbikes.com/comms/offload ... sories.pdf


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Go 2.1 zz if you are going rigid, your wrists will thank you or do you still have the flexstem?

Still got, and it's going on. Bar is just too low with the Syncros, I doubt my lower back could take more than a few hours of that, so it's out. Looks a bit ungainly, but comfort is king and the bike just felt right with it.


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The Ken wrote:
Edinburgh Coop Sale starts tomorrow at 9am, they have panniers.

http://www.venusbikes.com/comms/offload ... sories.pdf

Cheers for the heads up TK, I shall peruse that later... must say my eye was drawn to the 'Princess Bag Pannier' though.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:00 pm 
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Risers would also work a treat, would do it myself but cannae really be bothered.

Love the idea of velo as a peace envoy, watch yourself velo, they might cut yer head off and send you packing, they did that in braveheart iirc :lol:


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