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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:08 am 
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
Opened the strange wee package which arrived for me today - and unwrapped the SS conversion kit I won on eeeeeeeebae the other night :cry: :cry: :cry:

b~gger :evil:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:05 am 
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If you dont want to go SS Mr P why not go for an 8speed hub gear like a Shimano Alfine hub. No need for a deralier plus no getting clogged up with mud.

However, you will like Single Speed :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:18 pm 
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I didn't like the idea of SS and hated it in practice even more. Strangly I kept going back to it and now love it. Its so liberating to just pedal and steer. No faffing with gears, no chain slapping about, low maintainance and cheap. I was going to run SS just over the winter but will keep on all year round now.
Give it a fair try and you won't look back.


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Mr Panda wrote:
Opened the strange wee package which arrived for me today - and unwrapped the SS conversion kit I won on eeeeeeeebae the other night :cry: :cry: :cry:

b~gger :evil:


Pretty sure you'll love it :) , first time out i can guarantee you will instinctively go to change gear at the bottom and top of hills though :lol:

Collected my Clockwork wheels from "Bikes by Jon", he offered me a Kona frame (dont know which kind, they all look the same to me :lol: ), it's a steel frame 16" so it's tiny, pale blue, look's like it's been resprayed, BUT it comes with headset, Syncros forks, Syncros stem (hinged), Syncros seatpin all for £50 :shock: , was very tempted (even to buy it and flip it) but thought i'd pass on the info anyway as i have enough on my plate, he wont post though, collect only.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:58 pm 
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Location: Fife in Scotland
Went out on the road bike and did 45 miles, Im getting in the GROVE. Geeting into shape for the GRANNY GRINDERS (sounds like a porn site) :wink:


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Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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started a huge clearout in the cave , gona bite the bullet and sell a few frames , forks and other bits :roll:

got a start on building a rear 24" wheel for "mr ken" today also :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:20 pm 
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Good on you RobMac, if the rest of the team (not including me) train that hard then I can drag myself round the course in say 6 hours leaving 4 hours for the rest of you to get a lap, excellent 8) :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:26 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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sold my gt 250 helped the bloke put it in his van :cry:
so i then stripped my lc350
polished my topline cranks (ooerr missus )

bikes by john ,that the bloke out stirling way
would be interested in that kona and bits m8


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P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
Used to "know" :roll: a wummin cop in Kent who ran a Power Valve 8)


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Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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know ?
professionally or other ?

sold a 31k valvie a couple of months ago


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