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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:24 pm 
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Time is short, thought I'd regale with my preparations and see how others are getting on.

Despite questioning on a 15 minute basis what on earth I was doing in entering MM (again) until this evening preparations were going well - I had purchased two litres of vanilla vodka and assorted processed meat products and laid out my podium kit.

But then I turned to my bike and plans to fit an old Czech made freewheel (19t see, knee friendly plus I liked having some solid European pig iron on board). This was scuppered by the bike shop saying that a) they cost 85p; b) were **** when new; c) mine was not new. So I fitted a White Industries and was done with it.

However my rims were very concave - are you supposed to be able to squeeze rims between your fingers? Surely they will last another 24 hours though? A test ride was called for. Returning 30 minutes ago from said test ride I know the following a) wheels are ****ed; b) brakes are poorly set up and wholly ineffective; c) stem is too long; d) stem is too flat; e) bars are too low; f) steerer isn't any longer; g) grips are too short. But the headset is yellow and matches the frame so that is ok.

Todays ride also reminded me of the fragile balance between buttock clenching fear and public humiliation. I'm not sure I can ride that wave for 24 hours but the alternative is remorse which will surely lead in due course to daubing myself in woad and howling, naked, at the moon.

And to cap it all my colleagues from work went to see Take That tonight and didn't invite me.


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Never had you down as a Take That fan Ed. Suppose there is plenty of totty in the crowd.

BTW- how many MM threads do we need? :lol:


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only some lights to sort out , anyone with a good spare set ? :?


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@Ed

At least you're finding this all out with plenty of time to spare and not the night before :D


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cchris2lou wrote:
only some lights to sort out , anyone with a good spare set ? :?


Yup, have some spares I will bring along.


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I think you're work mates not inviting you just proves how much they like you. Remember your stem is never too long, its your arms that are too short :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:31 pm 
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Managed to buy a tent and put it up in less than an hour :oops:
Blagged some lights,then found out they only fit Hope or Thomson stems,so thats the rigid singlespeed on night duty :?
Otherwise all is going well,the new mrs was abit arsey that I insited on taking a bike on the honeymoon a couple of weeks ago though :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:02 pm 
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cchris2lou wrote:
only some lights to sort out


Oh ****, lights too!


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:lol:


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Thank you John .

i ll try to get some tesco ones too .

and weather not looking so good now . :?


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