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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:56 am 
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That looks like a nice wide rim ZZ, is it for the Mary?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:06 am 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Aye, I'll plonk it on the Mary, it's 164 grams lighter than the Deore/WTB Laserdisc that's on the front right now. Rim doesn't look significantly wider, will have to get the tape measure out (or read the label). Might also need some axle adapters too, need to take a close look at that.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:35 pm 
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ZZ did the wheel come with a skewer?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:30 pm 
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Today I went to Carron Valley but it was a bit of a disaster. The minute I started pedaling I realised I wasnt really with it. Legs felt heavy and I was lashed with sweat after cycling up the approach road !
The F/C have messed up the trails. The 2nd bit that goes over the wee bridge then starts to climb used to be a nice wee bit of single through the trees but its been re-laid with compressed hardcore. The trail is about 2ft wide with a high crown in the middle , steep cambers and a sudden drop off the side into a ditch.
If you go slightly off line yer feckd.
Anyways , decided to pack it in , rolled down the Runway and went home !
I wont be back , it takes me an hour to get there whereas it only takes an hour and a half to get to GT and Inners.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:48 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
RobMac wrote:
ZZ did the wheel come with a skewer?

Naw, it didn't unfortunately.

With the help of my trusty tape measure, I reckon it's a 9mm RWS axle. Too small to be 15mm Maxle (or 20mm obviously). I've ordered an £8 Supertart 9mm RWS skewer in lovely blue. It's heavier than the bona-fide DT Swiss skewer (I believe the Roval axles are rebadged DT Swiss?), but it's a lot cheaper too.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:55 pm 
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Ive got a pair of nearly new Roval you can have if you like, I'll bring them the next time we meet up.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:26 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Rob sir, you are a true gent!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:36 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:31 pm 
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Today I ticked past 100 miles of commuting this month. Not a huge achievement but a nice wee milestone along the way. Starting to feel a bit of fitness coming back into the legs now.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:26 pm 
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
......left my jacket on back of chair in office before walking out and door automatically locking behind me :roll:

Of course my car keys, office keys, wallet and general goodies are all in the jacket :(

Last one out too - no one to let me back in :facepalm:


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