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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 7:24 am 
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true, it stays up if left in place


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 Post subject: punctures
PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 2:07 pm 
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are you two running extra soft compound tyres or low pressures ?
Just amazed we didnt pick up any thorns :o


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 Post subject: Crank length
PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 4:05 pm 
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Any of you think there is much difference between 170 and 175mm cranks ?
apart from the obvious more leverage so the gears feel harder...more clearance...having to raise the saddle 5mm...any opinions ?


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i've only ever ridden 175s so can't really comment lol.


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 Post subject: Ooer
PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 4:09 pm 
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A horrible thought Maybe 170s are for girls ? :oops:


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personal prefrence i think.

165s are for girls :wink:


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I've never noticed the difference and I've used 165->180 :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: punctures
PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 8:17 pm 
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captaincosmic wrote:
are you two running extra soft compound tyres or low pressures ?
Just amazed we didnt pick up any thorns :o


It's those mini wheels you run, our mega tractor tyres suck everything up!

I had a 170mm crank and it felt hard work compared to a 175mm...


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Naagh it's because our little wheels are having to turn so fast that centrifugal force ejects those nasty thorns before they can do their worst.


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 Post subject: Centrifugal
PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 9:13 pm 
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I am with you on that one Rob :lol:


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