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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:38 am 
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spike3 wrote:
I have my Activator and the suspension works (20mm), flat tyres, but otherwise not too bad. Best bit has to be the glitter paint job :D


Let's hope the sun is out so we can see it in all it's glory :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:50 am 
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Went out on Giant yesterday. Seat slipped back down the weird crappy bent over top again after a couple of miles. I wished I was one of those ninjas who can draw their plums up into their body. Possibly the most painful 8 miles since I started back into this. Have now Drilled a hole and stuck a bolt through the back of the post as a stopper. Not pretty but no cost option. :(

Will try again today....... Other than that and a clicking BB all good.

Somebody jut gt a MF courier comp for £10.50!?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:35 pm 
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I nearly bid, in fact I pressed bid and then didn't confirm my bid on that muddy fox, there is just no room in my garage. Fancied it as a another spare commute/shop/fun bike.

But back to my activator...
1. The seat is slipping, I might weld the clamp up as it's all pig iron anyway.
2. The seat post is seized in the frame and it's way too low,(blow torch and sledge hammer maybe ;) ) if the oil doesn't work
3. Gears need a little adjustment
4. Brakes, what brakes, there so bad they are almost pointless despite the pads looking almost new.
5. The rear tyre is now a semi-slick and the front is a chengshin (tasty) :twisted:
6. The chain is pretty solid with rust

So with £11.50 in the kitty I have a fair bit to try and achieve.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:19 pm 
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Sounds like you got your £13.50's worth! :lol:

You could have had that courier for what you've got left :P


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:58 pm 
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Anybody made any buys they want to admit to?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:23 pm 
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Funny you should say that my purchase should hopefully been collected as you read this by my boss

I won't see until Monday , hopefully going to be something I can work with :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:50 pm 
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daj wrote:
Funny you should say that my purchase should hopefully been collected as you read this by my boss

I won't see until Monday , hopefully going to be something I can work with :lol:



Ok, so what you got? Go on, go on tell us! :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:55 pm 
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Think ford v8 :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:57 pm 
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But there are corners......

Another clue. eBay?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:59 pm 
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Gone in 60 seconds


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