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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:56 pm 
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Cleaned (knocked the dried mud off) the Pace today. Repaired the puncture only to find I'd missed one (DON'T YOU JUST HATE THAT!). So ready to ride tomorrow, downside is that I'm coughing and spluttering and sneezing all over the place so not sure if I'll have the will to get out of bed. Don't want to miss Tuesday.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:03 pm 
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I spent an hour putting my Saracen Kili singlespeed back together again having raided it for parts for the Proflex. It's back in one piece now and looking good (if still muddy :roll: )

Trying an interesting experiment on it - see if you notice what it is...

Even have the most aggressive tyre in the world on the back ready for the mud on Tuesday: the Panaracer Spike :twisted:

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Hope you're better by Tues Rob!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:23 pm 
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That tyre is seriously spikey. What's it like on anything else? Noticed on the site that Halfords are selling Panaracer Muds at £10. Was tempted. Actually still am, maybe pop down tomorrow, it could be a wet Spring. I'm not aware of John's ride being particularly muddy. Maybe the last section.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:29 pm 
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I was just going by what my mate Simon said when he rode in the area last Tuesday...

Haven't use a Panaracer Spike for many years - can't remember what it's like on anything else. It has a very hard compound apparently. Probably not very good :lol: But the riding we are likely to be doing this spring might suit it nicely :D


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:40 pm 
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ive riden witha spike rear many times i cant really say i notice any difference other than better traction on any loose stuff.
rides like crap on roads tho lol


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:47 pm 
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:lol:

Going to be riding with us again soon I hope? You better now?


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Hi Khane, good to see that licking avatar again. :D


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:58 pm 
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like rob i've got a cold =/

i would like to get out with you guys again.
i recently switched all the bits off my trek over to the specialzed FSR, still need to give it a proper test ride.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:50 am 
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Look at the snow :D Will try and get a pass out later today :D


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:23 pm 
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Well, I got out after snowboarding with the kids (well, surfing their sledge down the hill in the park!), I managed to get 2 hours out. Took the Saracen with the Spike rear on it - blimey the snow was tough work :shock: I think because it wasn't that cold there was loads of mud underneath the snow doubling the effort needed! I'm jiggered! The tyre was good, but as you say, hard going on the road!


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