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 Post subject: Oslo YO
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 8:30 pm 
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Just about to zoom out infact!

Am starting wish had some discs too!...singlespeed ok so far tho'

Actually met some folk out riding last Sunday...including a guy on a really retro mid' 80s machine--carefully collected together during a long winter of eBay hunting...but topped off with his original Fisher FAT TRAX tyres. Great ethic! Look fwds. to riding the trails soon - am out of the City this weekend - but it seems Monday is hoiday so prehaps Nordmakka then?


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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 4:11 pm 
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Arrrg! This is the ride that wasn't meant to be! I managed all of two rides on my modern steed in the fine trails in Nordmarka and today after a ridiculously fast ride with Rye Sportsklubben I got a puncture. I
pulled the wheel out and fixed it, but noticed a distince wobble on the rear.... I've snapped a spoke on the drive-side.

Although I have a spoke key I don't have the tools to remove the cassette - I went to the LBS and they quoted me £37 for spoke replacement and truing, the wheel isn't worth that!!! If I can get the cassette off then I'll see if I can buy just one spoke. In contrast to the spoke replacement price, in the UK I can buy a pair XT hubs with DT swiss DB spokes on Mavic XC 717 rims for £140.

I'm reluctant to ride with the wheel as it is because it has already taken paint off the swinging-arm where the tyre is rubbing, plus if it gets any worse and I'm miles from home.... :( Sorry.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:20 pm 
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Nice bike!

I've had mine a year now and I love it!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:54 pm 
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Ditto unocogero!

Tangent, Raske Sykel are going to sort my wheel on Tuesday, I've straightened the wheel out a bit and removed the snapped spoke so I could do so gravel road riding, if you're up for that?

I'm reluctant to do any gnarly single track though just in case I do any more damage.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:33 pm 
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Norway is probably the most expensive place in the world to get your bike fixed.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:43 pm 
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if the wheels half decent might be worth considering a complete respoke . usually if one snaps the others arnt far behind

shame the guys in the shop didnt loosen the cassette off for you


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