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Old 05-31-16, 02:35 PM   #1001
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Also, I realised that the tracklist was devoid of Welsh music ... so I wish to rectify that ...

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Old 08-10-16, 12:10 PM   #1005
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Just a quick update ...

due to Brexit ... we opted not to buy a house and I haven't changed the bars on my bike and I've been running a lot recently.

Here's a shot from a morning jog recently

Hope all is well with you guys.

Also, I'm strongly considering Switzerland, but let's see where all of the cards lie.

Note: can I not upload photos directly any longer? Imgur only?

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Another similar "project". This one at half the price of Acidfast's. 162 euros new. We'll see how it fares and how much it costs in the long run...

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By the looks of it (when assembled), it looks like you get a lot for the money. And then from your description of all the problems, it looks like you don't.
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Old 03-20-17, 10:52 PM   #1008
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By the looks of it (when assembled), it looks like you get a lot for the money. And then from your description of all the problems, it looks like you don't.
To be objective: most new bicycles sold in my country need a similar proper first service. Most LBS, especially in spring time (new goods arriving at the shop, lots of paperwork, plus lots of bikes being sold and repaired after winter break) - don't set the bikes up perfectly when selling them.

We'll see how it fares in the long run. For example, the budget wheels, it's unbelievable: cheap hubs that can be set up for either excessive drag, or slight play, not machined with precision. Rims without metal reinforced eyelets for nipples. Cheap spokes that rust rather quickly. They still last for ages on my beater bike - 5 seasons now for the front, 3 for the rear (since old one got busted by a car!). No pitting, no coming out of true, no spokes breaking even though they're completely rusted now.

Friend called after the first ride and he was very pleased. Said something like: "see, you don't need an expensive bike, just a well tuned, set up one".
If he sticks to his original plan, this will be 30+ kilometres 6 days a week, with some up and down hill riding. So a decent test for a commuter bicycle. His job is an office one, sitting all day, and I've already "converted" two guys to year round commuting by my example, this might be the third "aren't you cold in the winter?!" - then start doing it themselves "victim".

P.S. Is acidfast still alive, didn't see his posts in a while?
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Old 03-28-17, 11:51 AM   #1009
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Some problems after first 100 kilometres.

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I just wanted to say that I bought a house in the UK (not the EU) and will cycle with the old bike in every day.

However, the bike has been in a British garage and it mouldy all over ...

but it will come back and beat this POS of Slaninar
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Old 04-26-17, 08:19 PM   #1011
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watch this space ... I'm sure we'll have some fun and some new music
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Old 04-26-17, 08:23 PM   #1012
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Consider me the old guy in this vid:


A long-term challenge from Novi Sad? really ... I don't recognise Slaninar
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Old 04-26-17, 08:29 PM   #1013
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I've been listening to some FM4 (Austrian) so I don't lose my German in the UK:

A couple of suggestions:

on Spotify

https://open.spotify.com/album/6gTrmIkn7RLL5iwNEIlHLf

and on Select track 2 *****es!

https://www.sandrakurzweil.com/music

good ****

tommorow the bike gets rebuilt and ridden every day next to the north see

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Old 04-26-17, 08:43 PM   #1014
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I'm rusty at BF:

Maybe start with this:

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still the best clothes on the planet and tomorrow I'll resurrect the beast just for you
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