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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:16 am 
MacRetro rider
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Must admit Keith I was surprised its taken you this long to come a proper cropper. You often attempt stuff I'll happily walk around. Look after yourself, recovery is often frustratingly slow but dont do anything silly like returning before your ready :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:28 am 
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wise words indeed V, cheers, will be back in saddle soon.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:07 am 
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Today i decided to get the white elephant of my bike collection built up and in use. If you have lots of things there's always something that makes you think, what was I on when I decided to buy that. For me its my Dahon Matrix folding mtb and I've never properly built it beyond single speed stage for a try out around the backstreets. Now with the onset of winter building stuff indoors seems more fun so finally I've decided to get it built. By my standards its modern, integrated AHeadset, disc specific frame, lots of welded gussets etc from 2008. Might debut it at Clubby's Trails if only because the fold might get it through train system if train busy.
Reasonably confident it wont fold in half mid ride :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:23 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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velomaniac wrote:
Today i decided to get the white elephant of my bike collection built up and in use. If you have lots of things there's always something that makes you think, what was I on when I decided to buy that. For me its my Dahon Matrix folding mtb and I've never properly built it beyond single speed stage for a try out around the backstreets. Now with the onset of winter building stuff indoors seems more fun so finally I've decided to get it built. By my standards its modern, integrated AHeadset, disc specific frame, lots of welded gussets etc from 2008. Might debut it at Clubby's Trails if only because the fold might get it through train system if train busy.
Reasonably confident it wont fold in half mid ride :lol:


Are you keeping the kickstand :? I think you should :D


Seriously . It comes in at 32+lbs No doubt you can shave a large part of that off. Rigid ?

keithyr wrote:
RobMac wrote:
Ah they would be handy Andy :facepalm:


Aye they do a job Rob :oops:


Oh Dear God :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:42 pm 
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Doesn't have a kickstand and 32 lbs OK, most of my old steel bikes weigh that much or more :lol:
Not going rigid, my old Manitou six will fit nicely.

Ordered a genuine Dahon Headset, not up on hidden headsets so thought it best to go with the one designed for the bike. Why do they have to keep trying new stuff, whats wrong with a standard 1&1/8th inch headset, thats a rhetorical question, its obviously just about fleecing more moolah out the punters :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:44 pm 
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velomaniac wrote:
Doesn't have a kickstand and 32 lbs OK, most of my old steel bikes weigh that much or more :lol:
Not going rigid, my old Manitou six will fit nicely.

Ordered a genuine Dahon Headset, not up on hidden headsets so thought it best to go with the one designed for the bike. Why do they have to keep trying new stuff, whats wrong with a standard 1&1/8th inch headset, thats a rhetorical question, its obviously just about fleecing more moolah out the punters :roll:


Dahons go up mountains ok :)

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:34 pm 
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The more you post epicyclo, the more I'm convinced you're completely mental. The forums definitely a better place with you in it.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:41 pm 
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epicyclo wrote:
Dahons go up mountains ok :)


Perfect then for the Bealach na Bà MacRetro day out next spring :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:41 pm 
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47p2 wrote:
epicyclo wrote:
Dahons go up mountains ok :)


Perfect then for the Bealach na Bà MacRetro day out next spring :lol: :lol:


Oh no, at the speed you guys go, I'll need something a bit nippier.

I've been fettling the Grundleigh-Oldthwatt Sisyphus Scorcher for this very purpose.

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Lacking leakproof underwear and the moral fibre to ride a rod brake bike down the Bealach I've tweaked the brakes slightly. They are now cable operated with a drum at the front.

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I may also look in my bucket of bits and see if I can find an extra speed or two for it.





And a taster

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:02 pm 
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That looks the biz epicyclo, race you to the top of the Bealach :wink:


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