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  1. mezzanine

    V-Brake brake pad replacement - retention pin

    Cheers much appreciated, extra cautious these days on the correct procedure as in the past regretted not double checking and I was scratching my head thinking how to get those pliers on a tiny contact area but if they simply push up I should be good to go. The pads I'm replacing on the front...
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    V-Brake brake pad replacement - retention pin

    I need to replace my brake pads but the retention pins on my br-M951's V-Brakes are pushed right down into the holder. I can't get any purchase with the pair of pliers I have here. Any tips on getting more purchase? Are you meant to push them up from underneath first? Believe it or not my first...
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    Older 01-06 Hope NoThreadset 1 1/8" Headset Crown Race

    I have the newer post-'07 XC headset crown race with a split race, this crown race isn’t compatible sadly with the older design and not recommended. Has anyone used the 07 type on the 1st Gen headsets and what are the results, does it still tighten and fit? Any aftermarket options that will fit...
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    Value of a 2003 Specialized S-Works M5 Epic

    This is the in the 97 section so not going to get much response here. Not worth anything like the asking £1500 to be honest. It's a 2003 S-Works Epic looks stock with XTR, maybe that shimano crankset letting it down compared to a higher end one. £400-£590 range. Think it would have to be NEW OLD...
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    For Sale 2008 Turner Flux frame - medium

    Great frame, I remember there was a premium once for the Horst Link Turners. FSR Horst link to TNT in 2005 or thereabouts. Over the years this reasoning has equaled out with their d-w link in 09 so the TNT was only available for a few years GLWS Something that I would say would get snapped up...
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    1999 Specialized FSR S-Works

    Beautiful bike, a wolf in sheep's clothing. A real classic from 2000 that. Selected componentry upgrades work very nicely 👍👍
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    For Sale Intense Tracer

    The grey rims look great against the red frame. I believe yours is a medium if it helps. GLWS
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    Servicing Manitou Mars CL forks?

    Good to see captaincowelly was trying to help here and all so recently. Well it looks like my Manitou Mars CL 2000 fork needs a service with new seals (I'll need to order from shockcraft). From what I can tell 'Full Factory Suspension' and 'rsfsus' are options for retro forks but is there...
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    danbe Feedback

    Very happy, lovely saddle excellent experience
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    For Sale sold

    Interested in the saddle, PM sent
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    RIP Captaincowelly

    So so sorry to hear. Awful news. I won't forget his acts of kindness.
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    98+ BoTM BotM September 2021 - 26" wheels and rim brakes

    mezzanine's 2000 Specialized S Works M4 for more pics look here;
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    captaincowelly feedback

    Sold me a cheap XT chainring when it should have probably have been more and included a karma special item. Outstanding comm's. A pleasure to deal with & credit to retrobike :)
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    Specalized Demo 9 DH 2003

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284407226998?hash=item4237fde276:g:ivQAAOSwxZ1hFT7B Nothing to do with myself but just saw this. Always liked the audacity of this beast.
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    For Sale Captain Cowell's Karma-larder Free-nominal Love-spreading Ding-Dong!.....

    Captaincowelly super no rush but thanks again and this was enjoyable adding some ramblings & context out there. Yumeya you say…that’s what’s in the other draws! I should say reorganising our precious gems rather than “de-clutter” 😁. Dyna-ti congrats on the new Ebike sounds like an excellent...
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    For Sale Captain Cowell's Karma-larder Free-nominal Love-spreading Ding-Dong!.....

    Thank you Captaincowelly, first of all I've got to applaud the traditional, community vibe going on here, nice one. I had no idea I’d sold two items to you I had lost track as ebay can be quite anonymous but was sure our paths had crossed so there you go and no problem at all. I have never...
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    Kona Hahanna bike, Sids

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/304099130931?hash=item46cdb87e33:g:F1UAAOSw-ylhEDir Not mine. Looks lovely and a decent size... has a reserve though
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    Cable groove in the body of the rear derailleur

    Thanks adroitstif. I think some slip upwards while in the deliberate groove perhaps but still works fine just makes it look a mess when you inspect it to lube the bolt which is what I was doing. It's for a RD-M750. Just been looking at this article and it says there's a particular way to...
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    Cable groove in the body of the rear derailleur

    Is it common for this grove where the cable gets bolted down by the bolt and hooked washer to show signs of wear? Any tips to avoid this or is it normal as the derailleur shifts through the gears. I've seen the same wear on V-brake arms where the cable gets clamped down and over time the...
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    Searching for old 00-05 Hope green parts

    Hi James, the top cap kingbling had is now unavailable as it's in my green collection of bits and bobs ready for the next build. If I come across another one I can post here though to let you know. While I'm here I'm still on the search for a complete Hope green headset (don't need the top cap)...
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