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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 7:47 am 
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You should give it a go with the short stem, I've a couple I can send you to try out if you like.


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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 8:12 am 
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What length have you got? :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 8:44 am 
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That looks really smart Rob 8) 8) 8)
The front end looks very aggressive and light as well.
Sounds like it rides really well, you sound pretty happy with it. Its brilliant to find a bike that just feels right.
Look forward to seeing it the flesh.
My only concern is for your eyesight, I thought you said it was a blue pig :shock:
Should have gone to specsavers :wink: :wink:

likeing it!

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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 9:00 am 
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A quiet Sunday, an hour and a half in the morning with the little man in his trailer, and then a quick mile or so in the evening before dinner. He came home and said we need to go for another ride in his trailer. Stopped and said goodnight to every cow, calf, sheep, lamb and chicken we came across. Then telling me to go faster up the hill on the way home.
I was hoping to get across to Hoy for today on the Trucker but the need to get some things on the van sorted and try and find an engine, sadly this takes precedence, plus the fact the Scrabster ferry is broken down means every man and his dog is trying to get on the Groats and Gills bay ferry. Hopefully get a few miles in this afternoon round the coast once sorted.

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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 9:13 am 
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Jamiedyer wrote:
My only concern is for your eyesight, I thought you said it was a blue pig :shock:
Should have gone to specsavers :wink: :wink:

likeing it!

Jamie


Well its funny you should say that because my own wee nickname for it is the "Black Pig" Captain Pugwash connection there :lol:
AND Im due to pick up new (bloody expensive) specs at the end of the week (what a waste of money, better spent on bike bits) :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 9:15 am 
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Nice pic Jamie no mistaking hes your boy (same smile) :D


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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 12:37 pm 
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Jamie, when our oldest was 2 we went to Islay on a cycle holiday. Had all our worldly goods, camping stuff etc, in a wee trailer like that.
Still remember how excited she was when it was empty and she could get a hurl in it along coast. The rest of time she was in the Rhode Gear seat on her mum's bike.
Glad your wee boy enjoys it so much.

We used the Gill's Bay ferry when we went across to Orkney to play rugby 3 years ago. Was surprised that it was a catamaran, and we had a lovely sunny, warm Saturday morning trip across.


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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 8:30 pm 
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Bike looking good Rob but Kaisers right. Chop half the length off that stem.


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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 8:43 pm 
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clubby wrote:
Bike looking good Rob but Kaisers right. Chop half the length off that stem.


A hear what your saying, my Stumpy is 711mm CtC (bars to saddle) the Pig is 705mm (ditto) :?


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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 9:52 pm 
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RobMac wrote:
clubby wrote:
Bike looking good Rob but Kaisers right. Chop half the length off that stem.


A hear what your saying, my Stumpy is 711mm CtC (bars to saddle) the Pig is 705mm (ditto) :?


:shock: im 777mm measured that way but it sometimes feels like it could be shortened a tiny bit.

Are you noticing any difference in just 6mm Rob :?


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