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 Post subject: Re: Fuquay
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:03 pm 
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Witch hazel will sort that out.


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 Post subject: Re: Fuquay
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:05 pm 
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I'm man enough to take it. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Fuquay
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:08 pm 
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You look like one of those 'emu' kids


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 Post subject: Re: Fuquay
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:11 pm 
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I haven't the slightest idea what an 'emu' kid is; should I take that as a compliment, or an insult?


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 Post subject: Re: Fuquay
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:32 pm 
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Oh god, not Emu as well... Was everyone at the BBC in the 70's at it?

Lovely bike btw...


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 Post subject: Re: Fuquay
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:46 pm 
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Mr Roy and Basil were at it! Boom Boom!


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 Post subject: Re: Fuquay
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:13 am 
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I really really like this bike. I've only had a wee car park shot of one before but it joined the wanted list :) keep the updates coming.


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 Post subject: Re: Fuquay
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:35 pm 
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kaiser wrote:
I really really like this bike. I've only had a wee car park shot of one before but it joined the wanted list :) keep the updates coming.

UPDATE. :mrgreen:

I changed the tyres yesterday, and lacking a pair of either type I put a 2.1 Panaracer Fire XC Pro on the front and a 2.1 Ritchey Z-Max on the back and then headed to the woods.

As it had just stopped raining as I set off, so the long rocky climb to the golf course was sketchy to say the least, as was every single rock I rode over on the entire ride. As a result, I took a different route to the one planned and sort of zig zagged all over the woods trying both myself and the Fuquay out, rasing a sweat, getting covered in mud and generally having a good time.

One point to note, and something that passed me by last time out; the Fuquay shows very little tendancy to lift the front wheel in climbs, despite it being the same size and set up in a more or less identical manner to all my other bikes.

I don't know what it is about the geometry or possibly the tubes used, but it makes it a very comfortable and sure footed climber... which is nice.

No pics this time, too busy having fun.


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 Post subject: Re: Fuquay
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:42 pm 
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No pics this time, too busy having fun.



I'll accept that :D


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 Post subject: Re: Fuquay
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:47 pm 
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kaiser wrote:
NeilM wrote:

No pics this time, too busy having fun.



I'll accept that :D


Most civil of you.


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