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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:08 pm 
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I make the list of people so far...

1. TedC(Me)
2. TheGreenRabbit
3. DA-EVO
4. Carge
5. warpedboy2
6. Kitmech
7. ???

Any more for anymore. I'll PM people my mobile number later in the week.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:18 pm 
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TedC wrote:
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Cheers Ted,
I can't remember which trails we rode on the "avoid the nuptials" ride - but it's sounding good.
I'll stick some grippier rubber on - the Conti Twisters might not be the best choice.


"avoid the nuptials" was the red route, and you and Smokes also did the "black" section with the large-ish, non-rollable drop-offs.

I was running Nobby Nic's with no problems.


Nobby Nics??
I was actually quite surprised at how much non-retro rubber was in evidence at Leith Hill.

I'm going for either a 2.1 Velociraptor or 2.2 Dart SC on the front.
And a very skinny 1.9 Smoke Lite or maybe a 1.95 Porcupine at the back.

I'm not bringing the AluO this time - going for a long-travel option this time :) 80mm :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:30 pm 
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Carge wrote:
TedC wrote:

I was running Nobby Nic's with no problems.


Nobby Nics??
I was actually quite surprised at how much non-retro rubber was in evidence at Leith Hill.

I'm going for either a 2.1 Velociraptor or 2.2 Dart SC on the front.
And a very skinny 1.9 Smoke Lite or maybe a 1.95 Porcupine at the back.

I'm not bringing the AluO this time - going for a long-travel option this time :) 80mm :shock:


The Nics are my Inbred (the frightfully modern thing). I'll be in the Explosif with zero travel and 96/97 Kona Scratch & Sniff for tyres...


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:04 am 
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was up there last night for a couple of laps conditions were nice and fast i ran maxis crossmarks and didn't have any probs with grip!

not sure i'm gonna be able to run my retro bike as the back wheels out so may have to run me modern bike :oops:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:50 am 
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What kinda rear do you need?
I'm sure we can rustle up a rear you can borrow

I've got a Maxic 517 on XT M750 with an 8spd block you can borrow
And another 8spd rear


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:32 pm 
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promising news on the conditions.

Will be checking with the other half tonight about coming to this. not had a weekend together for a while, so if she isn't really up for it, I'm probably going to gracefully withdraw..


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:31 pm 
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Carge wrote:
What kinda rear do you need?
I'm sure we can rustle up a rear you can borrow

I've got a Maxic 517 on XT M750 with an 8spd block you can borrow
And another 8spd rear


8 speed rear would be lovely I usually run a tioga disc but it's feeling a little fragile and I don't wanna break it! I'll chuck both bike in the van though :D


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:55 pm 
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Kewl - I can throw that in the car - any tyre preference?
I can do retro 1.9 amberwall Smoke
Summat WTB-ish in amberwall
Modern 2.25 Rocket Ron in grey

Just remind me on Saturday :)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:22 am 
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Location: Lurking in the bushes at the bottom of your mums garden....
Sorry guys, not going to be able to make it this weekend. Work has got the better of me (the joys of being self employed). :(

Have a good time :D


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:44 am 
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Carge wrote:
Kewl - I can throw that in the car - any tyre preference?
I can do retro 1.9 amberwall Smoke
Summat WTB-ish in amberwall
Modern 2.25 Rocket Ron in grey

Just remind me on Saturday :)


I can bring Tyres buddy :)


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