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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:10 pm 
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Twister wrote:
Thanks guys, 8 gears enough?


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I will be there sporting (for a second year) a spectacularly non retro bike ....

8 gears were not enough last year :facepalm:


I found 8 to be a little limiting last year but that was primarily drown to fitness and experimental Alfine gear ratios .....

I'm going with 12 more this year but my fitness is (hopefully) better .....


Thanks, I'll chance it with 8. Just need to sort out lunch now.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:21 pm 
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Twister wrote:
letmetalktomark wrote:
Twister wrote:
Thanks guys, 8 gears enough?


letmetalktomark wrote:
I will be there sporting (for a second year) a spectacularly non retro bike ....

8 gears were not enough last year :facepalm:


I found 8 to be a little limiting last year but that was primarily drown to fitness and experimental Alfine gear ratios .....

I'm going with 12 more this year but my fitness is (hopefully) better .....


Thanks, I'll chance it with 8. Just need to sort out lunch now.


PM me your order and I'll send it through.

Rob


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:04 pm 
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Just trying to make a better tyre choice than I did for the HONC :oops:

Any idea how muddy it's likely to be?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:37 pm 
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"Not very" he said ever the optimist .
Rode it last Monday on light-duty schwalbes.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:03 pm 
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Apart from the glider club field it all drains pretty well.......rigid friendly too!......the mynd is essentially a 'uge upturned bath that we ride around, up and over a few times......the climbs are loooong and painful so the only thing I wouldn't ride is a singlespeed......unless you are insane or a bit of a pervert!....


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:07 pm 
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.....most of us then!......yeah, I know!....


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:03 pm 
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We're only going up and over The Mynd once this time :)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:51 pm 
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:shock: :shock: :shock: AM I TOO LATE TO ORDER LUNCH!!!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:07 pm 
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PM it through. :)

Rob


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:20 pm 
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i'm 99% in!

Burger booked & bike still filthy, hey ho....

Long drive there & an early start as i'll need to leave home before 7am but it'll be worth it


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