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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:55 pm 
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i believe in fixies wrote:
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I'll be riding part of the loop on a cx, so I'm sure a SS, will be fine.


Does that mean you'll be changing bikes as well as socks half way round?


:lol: no, it means I'm trumpeting off half way round on the road. :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:10 pm 
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Hello Hello.

This is my first post!

I'm up for this ride as i've just dusted off and partially restored my 96 Orange P7..

I've not been riding off-road for about 10 years, but am reasonably fit having run the Great South Run in October, and cycled on-road around the same time for 21 miles, so i'm sure i'll be ok at a reasonable pace.

What i'm not too sure about is whether my Pace MXC's will be up for it having not been greased or serviced since 96! Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

I also need to get some new toe clips as one of them has split, or take the plunge and get some SPD's, although this ride is not the place to lean falling off! :D

Oh and i need a new helmet

Apart from all of this i'm game...

Hopefully you guys will help me if something unexpected breaks???


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:39 pm 
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Welcome Danno,

If you're reasonably fast you'll be quicker than the rest and as for anything breaking it wouldn't be a Retrobike ride without some splendid bodgery getting some ancient bit of mountainbike working well enough to make it to the end of the ride.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:52 pm 
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i believe in fixies wrote:
Welcome Danno,

If you're reasonably fast you'll be quicker than the rest and as for anything breaking it wouldn't be a Retrobike ride without some splendid bodgery getting some ancient bit of mountainbike working well enough to make it to the end of the ride.


When I say reasonable pace I mean reasonably slow!! haha Haven't riden for 10 years proper! ..and i'm now fatter and 35 :lol:

Reassuring to know we have "bodgers" on the ride to fix things.

What should i bring tool/spare wise...?

Also advice re my Pace forks and whether they'll be ok for the ride would be appreciated..

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:03 pm 
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Danno wrote:
Also advice re my Pace forks and whether they'll be ok for the ride would be appreciated..

Get in touch with justbackdated on this website (AKA Tim). He used to work for Pace and now has a company called Fork English servicing/restoring all early Pace forks. Everybody who has used his service speaks extremely highly of him. He won't be able to service it in the time available obviously, but I'm sure he could give you good advice.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:04 pm 
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Danno wrote:
...and i'm now fatter and 35 :lol:


Me too!

Pace forks are pretty tough, even it they don't give you the smoothest suspension they should get you round. I'll be riding rigid, as will a few others I imagine, so you'll be fine. :D


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:36 pm 
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Danno wrote:
...and i'm now fatter and 35 :lol:


Me too!

Pace forks are pretty tough, even it they don't give you the smoothest suspension they should get you round. I'll be riding rigid, as will a few others I imagine, so you'll be fine. :D


Cool! I'm trying to source a good helmet now!!! So I'm going to fill this weekend with trawling through bike shops, and the Internet, cause theres no way I'm wearing my retro gyro!!!!!!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:48 pm 
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Bukem Danno :D

http://soundcloud.com/djmixes/ltj-bukem ... -late-1993


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:07 pm 
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bryan555 wrote:


:D Excellent!! haha

Heres the mean machine i'll be bringing ...

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=141692

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:15 pm 
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Well i'm defo having retro issues My Kona kil i'm not a fan of taking off road, My Kona Kula and Marin need a few too many tweeks here and there! My Cannondale project looks like its going to be a little bit longer than i thought, So the nearest thing i have to retro is my Klein.... Ahhh disc brakes :)

Anthony, i don't see your name on the list, you not joining us?


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