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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:10 pm 
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Took the ti-mega for a shake down around Grizedale today, a few little tweaks to do but apart from that i'm ready to go.


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Shook down the Sintesi last night, new bars and stem are much better, maybe a little too wide rather than the Orange bars that were a little too narrow (580mm vs 640mm). Riser bars have sorted the position, also got the seat position correct too.

However I lost the rear brake, maybe it wasn't bled properly, maybe there's a fluid leak somewhere, maybe its that I have quite rescued and repaired the Hope brakes I found in my mates shed or maybe I just have no experience of disk brakes ..... I'll have a look tonight and see if I can sort it :)

Should still be on that rather than the Kona though :)


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I've come down with another bloody cold, it had better have gone for Sunday.


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Still not shrugged off mine, and could feel it last night stopping me breathing and slowing me down.


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Afraid my shakedown didn't go to well...

To cut a not-very-long-but-quite-dull story short ... I'll be on the Ibis! Which leaves me just a little bit nervous of the really quite new saddle, gulp! :shock:

Think we'll be setting off about five, hoping to be there close to seven to sign up & cook up - my biggest fear being the dreaded bonk! I just cleaned Holland & Barrett out of PowerBars & dried fruit, I think I'll have a tube of fig rolls zip-tied to the top tube & a bag of banana bits on the stem... :oops: :lol:


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KevD wrote:
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However I lost the rear brake, maybe it wasn't bled properly, maybe there's a fluid leak somewhere, maybe its that I have quite rescued and repaired the Hope brakes I found in my mates shed or maybe I just have no experience of disk brakes ..... I'll have a look tonight and see if I can sort it :)

Should still be on that rather than the Kona though :)


Blown the lever on the hope rear, just been out in the garage seeing what the score was, add fluid - watch it piss out of the lever :(

Have a mate with a Hayes Sole I can borrow at least.


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Can I follow you Pedro, sounds like a right food haul you have there :)

Bad news about the mechanicals though, not what you both need.

I put in 15km at work yesterday for Comic Relief. Had two bikes from the gym set-up in a meeting room to see how far our office could cycle over the course of the day. Not too sure what the distance ended up being, however I can tell you that jeans were not a good choice! Haha.

I don't think I'll spot any of you there tomorrow, amist the 500-odd entrants. So best of luck to everyone and if you spot me, come over and say hello :)

I'll be on my Giant:

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elPedro666 wrote:
Afraid my shakedown didn't go to well...

To cut a not-very-long-but-quite-dull story short ... I'll be on the Ibis! Which leaves me just a little bit nervous of the really quite new saddle, gulp! :shock:

Think we'll be setting off about five, hoping to be there close to seven to sign up & cook up - my biggest fear being the dreaded bonk! I just cleaned Holland & Barrett out of PowerBars & dried fruit, I think I'll have a tube of fig rolls zip-tied to the top tube & a bag of banana bits on the stem... :oops: :lol:


eat a packet of sunflower seeds on the drive up, they are slow release and a bag has a days worth of energy for normal activity, so a good safety net.

Have a good one, wish i had signed up for this now. Next year for sure I think.


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Have a good one, wish i had signed up for this now. Next year for sure I think.

I'm bed bound with a heavy cold, doubt i'll be fit enough to take part. Fancy an entry Martin?


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Rock up and sweat it out! It'll either help...or kill you...haha.


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