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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:50 pm 
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As suspected I don't have the bothered :oops: 12 hours at work fixing boilers and dealing with the roads has knackered me and it all starts again at 8am. May e after work tomorrow. Pint instead.

I want pictures though guys.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:51 pm 
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Tazio wrote:
Hopefully if it keeps falling. I love riding in the snow. Will change the pedals though from clipless to flats as if you do hit a bit of ice the speed of sudden snap is too fast to unclip.


I always ride flats...trouble I found today was that the snow compacted and froze around the pins...no grip!


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Mindmap3 wrote:
I always ride flats...trouble I found today was that the snow compacted and froze around the pins...no grip!


If it is good to go tomorrow it won't be the usual skate shoes I wear with flats but chunky walking boots.


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Sadly not - my brakes need replacing. Hydraulic brakes *grumble grumble*

Starting to see the advantages of old skool braking ...


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Sadly not - my brakes need replacing. Hydraulic brakes *grumble grumble*

Starting to see the advantages of old skool braking ...


If they're anything like my Hope(less) M4's they won't work in the snow anyhow!


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Mindmap3 wrote:
Jono_blackheart wrote:
Sadly not - my brakes need replacing. Hydraulic brakes *grumble grumble*

Starting to see the advantages of old skool braking ...


If they're anything like my Hope(less) M4's they won't work in the snow anyhow!


Nope - xt 760 brifters - the caliper seals have gone so contaminating the pads.

Of course, you can't get replacement calipers, so need new shifters *As well*

Thinking some mid-skool nos braking, but unsure.

Frames A whyte 19 so the whole thing is a bit mod-retro


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:46 am 
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probably not - fell over yesterday - made mistake of cycling over a tarmac track that must have had compacted snow due to park vehicle - should have stayed on the canal towpath.


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Jono_blackheart wrote:
Mindmap3 wrote:
Jono_blackheart wrote:
Sadly not - my brakes need replacing. Hydraulic brakes *grumble grumble*

Starting to see the advantages of old skool braking ...


If they're anything like my Hope(less) M4's they won't work in the snow anyhow!


Nope - xt 760 brifters - the caliper seals have gone so contaminating the pads.

Of course, you can't get replacement calipers, so need new shifters *As well*

Thinking some mid-skool nos braking, but unsure.

Frames A whyte 19 so the whole thing is a bit mod-retro


I assume you have the dual control levers.

I'd just source a pair of second hand brakes and steal the callipers. Jobs a good 'un.


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All the bloody snow within reach of the house vanished. :cry:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:03 pm 
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Tazio wrote:
All the bloody snow within reach of the house vanished. :cry:


Really? I would have tough Scotland would still have a good amount. We've still got plenty here, with more on the way supposedly.


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