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 Post subject: Hello newbie
PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:55 am 
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Decided to try and give riding a bike ago instead of runnning on a treadmill. Anyway been goping to a local police auction and picked up a few bikes.

Currently got a 99 giant boulder shock duo/Diamondback zetec 4.2 and got given a Treck stingle track 970 this week.

Bit of a novice with stuff so all tips greatly welcome.

I suspect that the giant/zetec have some aftermarket parts on them.

Anyway in Paisley


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:03 am 
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theres some of us in paisley /weege area (but not me)
welcome to "this is getting out of hand .com"


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:54 pm 
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Yeah welcome baron, would be great to see you on the trails some time soon.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:23 pm 
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I'm in Renfrew. I've got all the tools needed and enough know how to set up and repair a bike if you need any help. Just send me a PM.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:01 am 
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Cheers mate got the tools and stand just need a hand to show me how to adjust the running gear.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:02 am 
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The bike tool company Park have many good vids on their website showing you the basics.
Get a good book :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:31 pm 
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^ agree with dyna, park tools website and you tube are where to go.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:22 pm 
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kaiser wrote:
^ agree with dyna, park tools website and you tube are where to go.


that said,an experienced hand is invaluable to have beside you.Visit Hawmaw he'll keep you straight :? i think that was an invite from him :oops:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:23 pm 
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Aye he's offered to show me the ropes :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:13 am 
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dyna-ti wrote:
kaiser wrote:
^ agree with dyna, park tools website and you tube are where to go.


that said,an experienced hand is invaluable to have beside you.Visit Hawmaw he'll keep you straight :? i think that was an invite from him :oops:


I say ... steady on ! :wink:

Just being neighbourly. I'm sure if the Baron fellow had lived in the south side you would've offered him full use of your hand tools and specialist equipment....... :P


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