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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:18 am 
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general opinion among mates who have tried them is that it isnt as good as my park, but it isnt in any way bad value at £30


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Never really considered the thin tubes of the frame when clamping a bike in. Mind you, I never bother using a bike stand but probably should get one :roll:

I would also like to think that someone with a bike that has top tube routed cables would twig not to clamp it there, but I know it can slip peoples minds I guess!!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:05 am 
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I agree by clamping by the seapost. Also if there is any grit in the clamp you can sratch that paint work.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:31 pm 
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There are quite obvious warnings in the destruction (sic) booklet about making sure the clamp and frame are free of grit and not to over tighten.
The clamps not a bad shape to be fair, it's kind of a < > shape and it clears the brake cable on my heavy old GT and the brake hose on my Saracen. To be able to clamp the seat tube it will need a few holes putting through the top tube to allow a locating pin.
But for £30 I'm well happy.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:37 pm 
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Tried Preston and Leyland branches today - all gone! :(


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Chopper wrote:
Lidls!


Im not sure thats an actual word Chopper :?


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Lidls? The cheapo Scandinavian supermarket? Upmarket from Netto, down from Aldi.


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Netto? WTF is netto :shock:


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Netto is like a scandinavian cash and carry without the luxuries! :lol: They don't even bother unloading the pallets, just dump em on the shop floor :shock:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:55 am 
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Lidls? The cheapo Scandinavian supermarket? Upmarket from Netto, down from Aldi.


Think Lidl & Aldi are about even around here (they do vary a bit around the country). I don't think they allow Netto in these parts, attract the wrong sort of people..... :lol:


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