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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:57 pm 
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He went round effortlessly on a gorgeous single speed jones with a mad4inch? Front tyre. Single speed!!!! I wasn't the best company as its hard to talk with crash paddles going off on your chest.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:02 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
its hard to talk with crash paddles going off on your chest.


Really makes you feel alive doesn't it?

Kt and I rode the Verderers last on an icy February morning, we were just delighting in the fact that we had finished climbing (at last) when we discovered the next climb that we had both forgotten about.

I can't wait to tackle those climbs on a three speed, 30lb butchers bike :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:08 pm 
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NeilM wrote:
The History Man wrote:
its hard to talk with crash paddles going off on your chest.


Really makes you feel alive doesn't it?

Kt and I rode the Verderers last on an icy February morning, we were just delighting in the fact that we had finished climbing (at last) when we discovered the next climb that we had both forgotten about.

I can't wait to tackle those climbs on a three speed, 30lb butchers bike :facepalm:


Wasn't just the climbs, I've been riding bridle ways, paths and roads where you could develop a rhythm. This was a completely different discipline with so much to think about other than just tapping it out. (Like not falling off!) Made it much tougher going but glad of the experienced guide.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:41 pm 
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Bought mine today.

Raleigh Maverick.

Cantilevers, v brakes, disc brakes or for that matter any brakes that work are for pussies. So are any more than 5 gears.

8)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:45 pm 
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What was the damage?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:46 pm 
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nevadasmith wrote:
any brakes that work are for pussies.
8)


I look forwards to following you down the last 3k :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:47 pm 
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£25 on the nose. Bit buggered if it needs anything :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:50 pm 
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I shall be making sure my lovely discs will slow my wobbly progress! :shock:

Now I need to find a winch :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:02 pm 
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nevadasmith wrote:
£25 on the nose. Bit buggered if it needs anything :lol:


There's two very buggered kenda tyres in my wheelie bin if you want them!
Beer and cake = 2 x vertical pro 2.3s courtesy of theredchilli. :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:03 pm 
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NeilM wrote:
nevadasmith wrote:
any brakes that work are for pussies.
8)


I look forwards to following you down the last 3k :wink:


Yeah - could be interesting!


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