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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:33 pm 
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Bit of a update !!

Rode the route today it was a game of two halfs :D

first 15 miles were great riding with hard ground on the offroad sections with nothing to complain about , things started to turn gloopy on the ride back in , going to have a look at the map book and divert around these sections at they were pretty horrendous with one in particular stopping me dead and bogging down for an hour :shock: (should take 25mins!! :shock: :shock: ).

All systems go then , expect some tough riding and some mud !! ... Hopefully the weather will improve :D

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:41 pm 
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How was the new bike ?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:51 pm 
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matthew71 wrote:
How was the new bike ?


Held up well , will need some tinckering before next week including a shorter stem :D


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:10 pm 
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daj wrote:
matthew71 wrote:
How was the new bike ?


Held up well , will need some tinckering before next week including a shorter stem :D


not like you to have to long a stem dave


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:21 pm 
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matthew71 wrote:
daj wrote:
matthew71 wrote:
How was the new bike ?


Held up well , will need some tinckering before next week including a shorter stem :D


not like you to have to long a stem dave



:shock: :shock: :shock:

How's your back? No wonder you've ditched mountain biking!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:38 pm 
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ha,ha That was 150mm :shock:

Ed told me 150mm was the way forward :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:40 pm 
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For the big man maybe :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:50 pm 
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150 is to stem length like Skol is to beer - a dangerous but crap gateway to the good stuff. The 160 quill is where it is at.

I have some spare 1 1/8th stems that you can try Dave but none of this stumpy shite where you mount your stem on top of the steerer as that would spoil the good looks (sic) of your bike.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:51 pm 
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daj wrote:
ha,ha That was 150mm :shock:

Ed told me 150mm was the way forward :lol:


Not for you stumpy


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:54 pm 
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From memory, the RC200's had quite along top tube, which may explain the stretched look, all relative now as he's sold it now :lol:


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