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    Hi mountainmachine here from Scotland, UK

    Hi have been ridding on and off since i was 5 and got my first proper bike a raleigh bluebird, have mainly have mountain bikes since then and hadnt been into too serious stuff mainly trail ridding etc. My current and soon to be old mountain bike it a Trek 800, which served me well for the last 8 yrs! However i wrecked it coming down a serious downhill when my brakes failed to work due to mud etc and went head over heels into a tree! luckily the only damage to the bike was the seriously buckeled front wheel. I got a cheap one from a friend to repair, but decided that as my bike needed many new parts it would be best not to spend money on a dying horse!

    Soo just the other day i bought a VISP Pro6 Racer for 140, yea i know cheap brand but i didnt want to spend too much as want to save my money for my mountain bike, and it is nice and light etc, with some reasonable components.

    Decided to track down a bike forum as i use one for my car and its a real help!

    Also i'm from nr Glasgow in Scotland, UK!

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    Welcome, mountainmachine! Hope you find bikeforums a friendly and useful place, and that you manage to avoid trees in future.

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    Glad to hear you're okay after that crash.

    Are you a whisky drinker? A friend introduced me to single malt Scotch a couple of years ago and it's the best. I love the variety of tastes from around Scotland. I live very close to the Jack Daniels distillery (Tennessee whisky). Very smooth, maybe a bit too smooth.

    I've found that Lagavulin or Balvenie after a hard days riding hits the spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbattle
    Glad to hear you're okay after that crash.

    Are you a whisky drinker? A friend introduced me to single malt Scotch a couple of years ago and it's the best. I love the variety of tastes from around Scotland. I live very close to the Jack Daniels distillery (Tennessee whisky). Very smooth, maybe a bit too smooth.

    I've found that Lagavulin or Balvenie after a hard days riding hits the spot.
    Yup i love a good dram! Like the single barrel Jack Daniels which comes hand picked! very tasty, and very different to Scotish whisky!

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    also managed to get a further 40 off my bike as it had a few scratches on it, but rides very well.

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    I looked at the website for the VISP Pro6 Racer and the picture didnt match the spec. 24 spokes vs 36 spokes and twist grip shifters vs downtube. However you seem to get a bike that will give a lot of fun for the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainmachine
    Yup i love a good dram! Like the single barrel Jack Daniels which comes hand picked! very tasty, and very different to Scotish whisky!
    Got the single barrel Jack for my brother-in-law and we ended up drinking it all that night. The distillery is very nice; my favorite part was being in one of the warehouses where they store the barrels. The yeast from the mash has turned the bark of all the trees on the property black.

    It's quite ironic that the sale of alcohol in that county is outlawed yet they can make the whisky.

    Oh, it's also very good cycling territory.

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    awright mountainmachine

    hey another local... i just joind, livin in stirling, where "near" glasgow are you?
    got any ideas on yr new bike yet?
    anyway happy ridin and enjoy the malts, im a Gin man myself,

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbattle
    Got the single barrel Jack for my brother-in-law and we ended up drinking it all that night. The distillery is very nice; my favorite part was being in one of the warehouses where they store the barrels. The yeast from the mash has turned the bark of all the trees on the property black.

    It's quite ironic that the sale of alcohol in that county is outlawed yet they can make the whisky.

    Oh, it's also very good cycling territory.
    God, i didnt know that prohibition was still in effect? U pulling my chain? Cant find a mention on google and state has liquor licences for sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antarctic2wheel
    awright mountainmachine

    hey another local... i just joind, livin in stirling, where "near" glasgow are you?
    got any ideas on yr new bike yet?
    anyway happy ridin and enjoy the malts, im a Gin man myself,
    Hi live down nr Ayr, so 35 miles from Glasgow. Bike will be getting a good test when weather gets better.!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainmachine
    God, i didnt know that prohibition was still in effect? U pulling my chain? Cant find a mention on google and state has liquor licences for sale.
    N, he's not pulling your leg. Liquor sales regulation is mostly set on the State level here with counties having further control. It's not uncommon for counties in the south to ban liquor, but allow beer and wine sales.

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    well you learn something new everyday!

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    Unlike back home you have to go to a liquor store to get whisky, you can not pick it up at Tesco's with your groceries.

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    You can't buy alcohol in the supermarket in the US?

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    Yes you can buy beer, wine, even port.

    You can not however buy hard liqour, vodka, whisky, rum etc.

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    HI guys looking for a good repair manual/guide just for general servicing and checks etc, want one that covers most things etc. Any advice? Can be electronic if any are available?

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    You'll probably want to direct such questions to the bike mechanics forum, but I'll tell you what a lot of people there will be likely to tell you: the Park Tool website is a great resource for repair information.

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    Thanks that website rocks! Have posted in mechanics section.

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