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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:27 pm 
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velomaniac wrote:
Brian classes a 'proper' bike as something like an old sit up and beg roadster bike with hub gears....


A proper bike doesn't have one of those dangly spoke manglers....


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:30 am 
MacRetro rider
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I said it was your definition Brian, I did not say that was a bad definition and I did not point out the flaws in your 'proper' bikes design of which there are a few so be a gent and stop badmouthing the opposition :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:54 pm 
MacRetro rider
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Location: A Fifer furth o' the Kingdom
Had a wee daunder up Benarty this afternoon in the sunshine.

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'Twas sunny


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Bishop and East Lomond from the Trig Point



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Some of the downed trees in the woods at the Ballingry end of Benarty, some broken off by wind others simply uprooted.
This is what happens when the FC cut down the trees on outside of a forest exposing the trees that had been sheltered from the wind and don't have large roots to withstand the wind or thicker trunks for their height.




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Pic from just to the left of where the pic above it was taken, more uprooted trees, trail is or was in trees in the background.

There's so many down across trail it would be a major chainsaw job to just start on it with no guarantee more trees will be blown down this winter. Where I stood on the wall to take pics of trees is where we'll have to make new trail, need to clear loads of the crap the foresters left after felling trees.


And there's been some effwit up there with a trail bike, had ridden from woods along top to Trig Point then from there down the path towards where we ride up.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:35 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Location: Aberdeen
Been for a short ride down by the river Don. Actually felt pretty good, I managed to avoid the rain, and the bike worked well having recently changed it to Sram Rival 1x11.
I did have one or two minor issues though, the seat coming loose hence the position in the pic, and there's practically zero clearance between the front brake caliper and the wheel spokes, so under braking or when pulling on the bars I hear a faint click-click of spokes touching caliper (must be the forks twisting ever so slightly). More annoying than anything.
Think I'll have a play with the caliper position, or may be space the disc rotor out a
mm or two? Hmmm....


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:02 pm 
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Location: Roamin' in the gloamin'
Morning ride being chased by the incoming tide on the far side of Barry Buddon ranges.

ImageBuddon beach by Steven Clubb, on Flickr

ImageBuddon beach by Steven Clubb, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:23 pm 
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Nice one Clubby, I'm sure even you could outrun the tide on your fatbike :lol:

Will have to get out for another ride around there sometime soon.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:50 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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No more projects this year I said....

:facepalm:


Just... :facepalm:

:lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:51 pm 
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Location: Fife in Scotland
:lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:49 pm 
MacRetro rider
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No sure what I'm seeing there, is that you going to or coming from the tip? :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:09 pm 
MacRetro rider
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Location: Roamin' in the gloamin'
That's what happens when you've too much time on your hands and can't ride properly.
You are the new Robmac.


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