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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:58 am 
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:shock: some parts bin!


Exactly what I thought :shock:

Nice looking bike 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:15 pm 
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fuzzywig wrote:
I guessing the Singlespeed ratios you guys are giving me are for off road?

I've been running 42/17 and I get bored of spinning that after about 5 miles. It's great I can get up all the hills fine. I live in Hastings it's a hilly town but the coastal flats need a bigger gear I'm gonna try 42/15 and push it up the big hills and speed along the sea front!

Thanks to everyone for their comments :D


I live in hastings too :)

find my 34/18 set up ok for general riding and messing about on


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:12 pm 
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What do you ride Mobes?

You're not the guy who rides the 80's Hutch BMX along the seafront are you :twisted:

Back to this ratio business do all you guys ride big heavy bikes with big knobby tyres? these 34t chainrings for road riding seem crazy to me.

42/17 was OK today 10 miles into a headwind, most of the afternoon BMX riding, 10 miles home. Any tail wind or downhill its freewheeling all the way.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:52 pm 
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fuzzywig wrote:
What do you ride Mobes?

You're not the guy who rides the 80's Hutch BMX along the seafront are you :twisted:

Back to this ratio business do all you guys ride big heavy bikes with big knobby tyres? these 34t chainrings for road riding seem crazy to me.

42/17 was OK today 10 miles into a headwind, most of the afternoon BMX riding, 10 miles home. Any tail wind or downhill its freewheeling all the way.


i run a 44 - 13/14 on my Cannondale commuter. Gear inches of about 81. Tried 36/11 no good, tried 42/12 no better.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:35 am 
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fuzzywig wrote:
What do you ride Mobes?

You're not the guy who rides the 80's Hutch BMX along the seafront are you :twisted:

Back to this ratio business do all you guys ride big heavy bikes with big knobby tyres? these 34t chainrings for road riding seem crazy to me.

42/17 was OK today 10 miles into a headwind, most of the afternoon BMX riding, 10 miles home. Any tail wind or downhill its freewheeling all the way.


i wish!

ive got nothing retro in the stable at the moment :( im normally out and about on this

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Ive got a Commencal Meta 6 as well


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:02 pm 
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That's beautiful. Where did you say yours and your brother's sheds were again? :D


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:13 pm 
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Thanks for the colour info Fuzzywig. Thats the colour sorted then (for my '89 Tuff Trax restoration).
Once again, great build mate, looks awesome.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:51 pm 
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Thanks for the colour info Fuzzywig. Thats the colour sorted then (for my '89 Tuff Trax restoration).


Not a problem Frogskins...

That's a nice looking pavement plaything you've got there Mobes 8)

42/15 is much better (I can understand why gears caught on though)

Thanks to all :D


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:38 pm 
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Nice


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 10:07 pm 
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Entered for BOTM (not a hope), so a good excuse to show some updates! Went to help my Gran out in her garden today, as good an excuse for a ride as any...



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Weather wasn't great but always nice to go for a ride. 8)

Better tyres, 1.7 Ritchey Z Max WCS. Better saddle Avocet o2. Better cable colours :D Bigger c'ring 44t Syncros.

Beautiful to ride!


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