Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:01 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:24 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
King of the Skip Monkeys
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:34 pm
Posts: 26184
Location: Moomin Valley
Yeah well, not bad considering I hadnt ridden in anger since April.

Road Peleton felt good - I feel another Corby road ride coming on...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:03 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
King of the Skip Monkeys
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:34 pm
Posts: 26184
Location: Moomin Valley
Muddy


Attachments:
muddy.jpg
muddy.jpg [ 239.15 KiB | Viewed 589 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:03 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:02 pm
Posts: 179
Location: Chelmsford
Another fantastic day in the fens, dodgy going in places but it was still good fun. Apologies for riding modern this time, but after the "ride-through bike wash" meadow I'm glad I did! Went to fix a slow puncture yesterday only to find the tyre full of water...
The L2C went well yesterday, a little bit slower than last year but I'm not used to doing over 100 miles in a weekend.


Attachments:
pond_scum.jpg
pond_scum.jpg [ 107.23 KiB | Viewed 582 times ]
dry_land.jpg
dry_land.jpg [ 89.13 KiB | Viewed 582 times ]
white_water_biking.jpg
white_water_biking.jpg [ 73.58 KiB | Viewed 582 times ]
misguided_bus.jpg
misguided_bus.jpg [ 81.32 KiB | Viewed 582 times ]
the_sprint_home.jpg
the_sprint_home.jpg [ 97.1 KiB | Viewed 582 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:08 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
King of the Skip Monkeys
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:34 pm
Posts: 26184
Location: Moomin Valley
Right, I have an internet so can reply properly.

Thanks again to all that came, especially Grahame and his 'bike'...


Attachments:
DSC00143.JPG
DSC00143.JPG [ 142.82 KiB | Viewed 578 times ]
DSC00142.JPG
DSC00142.JPG [ 152.13 KiB | Viewed 578 times ]
DSC00140.JPG
DSC00140.JPG [ 153.91 KiB | Viewed 578 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:09 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
King of the Skip Monkeys
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:34 pm
Posts: 26184
Location: Moomin Valley
and some more


Attachments:
DSC00152.JPG
DSC00152.JPG [ 142.24 KiB | Viewed 576 times ]
DSC00148.JPG
DSC00148.JPG [ 150.96 KiB | Viewed 576 times ]
DSC00146.JPG
DSC00146.JPG [ 144.42 KiB | Viewed 576 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:53 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:04 pm
Posts: 1802
Location: A wretched hive of scum and villainy...
Looks like a great day out, guys...sorry I couldn't make it :cry:

I hope those bearings have dried out by now...

All the best,


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:57 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:18 pm
Posts: 3798
Location: Staffordshire
Blimey. Did anyone get leeches?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:10 pm 
Anglian Deputy AEC
Anglian Deputy AEC
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 09, 2006 6:13 pm
Posts: 6928
Location: Livin' in a dust bowl
Have spent most of the afternoon doing a complete strip down and rebuild of the bike I used. Like Neil I found most of the water inside the rims. Suprised to find the rear wheel bearing is completely dry with lovely clean grease inside, front wheel has cartridge bearings and they are buttery smooth. Gave the freehub a flush through and relube too as it had not been done before. The forks were perfect inside with no sign of water ingress.

The only casualty was surface rust around the back of the BB shell. Porkpies are notorious for this so a quick wiz over with a wire brush and it looks good again.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group