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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:58 pm 
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Polished up some Record hubs and done a deal on a Peugeot columbus SLX frame...Retro No 2 is coming....Oh gawd...its started :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:47 am 
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NeilM wrote:
daj wrote:

Blame Ed he had to be home quick hence the lack of cake stop!! :D


Blame him? I'll kneecap him... there's always time for cake.


Apologies, but my approach is not to gain weight during a ride. Which probably explains my 'bidon and food free' approach to De Ronde. And everything that followed.

Look out for the Herefordshire Grimpeur in July - some height gain and time for a pint built in (liquid carbs is where it's at).


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:53 am 
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Been thinking lots about a Mayhem solo ride after deciding the spider is not for me , Short list at moment

Proflex 855
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:24 am 
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Location: 54 Festive Road Winchcombe GLOUCS Yarp...
Put a stopper bolt through the back of the seat post on my £25 Giant. Managed 3 miles yesterday before seat tipped back. Did another 8 before pain was too much. Stopped at winchcombe motors and Kit (owner) and I had a fiddle, tightened it up, and had a bit of a chat about the challenge. Fix lasted 200 yds. Two lumps On back of my neck by the times got home.

Off out shortly to see if sorted. Still bloody windy!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:22 pm 
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My wife found a 1991 Marin Bear Valley on Preloved for £60 :shock:

I picked it up yesterday and today I replaced the gear cables and chain, and started to give it a quick clean up, which is all it really needs to get it going.

It has had so little use, that the rims are not even marked from braking, and the brake pads look absolutely new.

Bog stock original 91 Bear Valley for £60........ jammy cow!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:12 pm 
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daj wrote:
Been thinking lots about a Mayhem solo ride after deciding the spider is not for me , Short list at moment

Proflex 855
Proflex 856
Orange with Vectors on



proflex are crap, do you really need all that extra weight ?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:14 pm 
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matthew71 wrote:
daj wrote:
Been thinking lots about a Mayhem solo ride after deciding the spider is not for me , Short list at moment

Proflex 855
Proflex 856
Orange with Vectors on



proflex are crap, do you really need all that extra weight ?


I had one BITD matt , they are pretty good and not that heavy pending build


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:26 pm 
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daj wrote:
matthew71 wrote:
daj wrote:
Been thinking lots about a Mayhem solo ride after deciding the spider is not for me , Short list at moment

Proflex 855
Proflex 856
Orange with Vectors on



proflex are crap, do you really need all that extra weight ?


I had one BITD matt , they are pretty good and not that heavy pending build


But what about today?....... Tell them, go on.... :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:38 pm 
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94 miles on the masi this weekend, with no HONC mud and wind.road riding is really the way foward :D


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:41 pm 
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94 miles on the masi this weekend, with no HONC mud and wind.road riding is really the way foward :D


not far behind you matty rode with the club fast group today too , 40 miles at 18.1 mph average over the hilly Cotswolds. No mud my bike felt like a rocket!! :lol: :lol:


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