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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:12 pm 
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First proper off road ride today. This is the route that I had in mind when I built this bike up and it performed incredibly well.

Paul MiniMoto brakes are fantastic and the Lifeline tyres felt grippy and secure despite being commuter tyres.

I raised the bars about 15mm and it now feels perfect, just like my road bike but with much wider tyres. 41x16 gearing felt spot on as an alround ratio.

http://www.walkni.com/walks/2581/divis-ridge-trail/


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:17 pm 
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Cool as you like. 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:04 pm 
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The more I ride it the more I love this bike. Gonna swap the stem for a 100mm Tange and fit some 46cm Soma compact bars now.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:15 pm 
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Glad you ended up keeping it.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:17 pm 
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So am I.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:18 pm 
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Shame to waste a mech hanger


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:11 pm 
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More miles in the wind today. Changed the gearing to 41x18 to hopefully tackle some hillier adventures later in the week.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:17 pm 
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Still can't believe how good this bike is, think it's the perfect 'do it all' bike. Gearing is now 41x19 and saddle 10mm higher, excellent climbing and fast & smooth when pointed down hill.

Still looking for a longer stem to go with some compact Soma bars I have in the garage.

https://www.strava.com/activities/1238717613

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That looks just great, especially in the mist and rain.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:34 pm 
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Thanks Neil, that was the prelude to Storm Brian and the other picture is damage caused by Ophelia.


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