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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:07 pm 
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Ooooo Ooooo Ive just looked at the Karma frame thread, Fife is it :D


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:30 pm 
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Did 32 miles on the Cannondale F700 with knobbly tyres. Renfrew to Balloch and back. Mostly canal paths/cycle route with some road and a few detoures onto the odd bit of muddy single track where the brambles were tearing chunks out my legs !

http://veloroutes.org/bikemaps/?route=89750


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:59 pm 
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Replaced an ahead headset on my GT Tempest, using a small and large screw driver, one length of copper pipe, a hammer and a piece of wood wrapped in a rag (so as not to wake the missus)...

Worked a treat - although she woke up anyway.

Trickiest bit was removing that little wedge of plastic, which I chewed to bits, it has to come up, before the fork drops down... fettle finished before midnight (new PB!)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:07 am 
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Removing AHeadset just needs Allen Keys a rubber hammer and large screwdriver. Plastic wedge removal just needs knocking exposed steerer downward a bit with rubber hammer then putting forks back on deck which pushes steerer back up taking wedge with it which is then no longer under tension and can be pulled off by hand. Rubber hammer and large screwdriver can then be employed to knock out cups.

Well done though, my first attempts were pleasing but harder work than later once I'd learned the tricks :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:33 am 
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Couldn't seem to move the beastie at all, gave the top of the tube and almighty whack or three, but no dice. Hit it sideways a bit and got a little screwdriver into the gap in the wedge, and hammered that (I was replacing the whole lot so wasn't too bothered about damaging it)... doubt it's ever been off since new, and the steerer was pretty rusty too. but eventually got under it and bingo, once loose the whole thing just fell apart!

Now I've got the hang of it, should be a lot easier next time?!
JP


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:45 am 
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Ah with you, it'll have been rust acting as a glue. Fair enough but use plenty grease when you fit a new one so it'll come apart next time.
You learn oodles of tricks when you fix up old bikes :D


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:09 am 
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I won't be riding my bike today, I'm getting married instead!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:28 am 
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Rumble wrote:
I won't be riding my bike today, I'm getting married instead!


And that stops you from fitting a ride in how?........................ :roll:




:lol:

Hope it all goes well. Lovely day for a wedding down here, or for a bike ride. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:40 am 
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congrats paul

remember this is the first day of the end of you life


have a nice one :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:08 pm 
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mikee wrote:
congrats paul

remember this is the first day of the end of you life


have a nice one :lol:



:lol: its funny cos its true :lol:


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