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    Picked up the bike yesterday, haven't had a...

    Picked up the bike yesterday, haven't had a chance to put the SPDs on yet though :(

    Its bizarre, going from a full suspension bike to a solid frame ... doubly so as its raining heavily ever since...
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    Had good experiences with the Schwalbe Marathons...

    Had good experiences with the Schwalbe Marathons on my folder, excellent tyre .... although I did manage to get a puncture.

    I'm running Schwalbe City Jets on the MTB for the commute at the moment,...
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    New Bike on Order (plus SPD question)

    I feel like a little kiddie at the moment, ordered a new bike on monday for my commute to work. The (very) old mountain bike is starting to get very rough (gears, chain, brakes all well worn...
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    The reflective sidewalls on my old Marathons were...

    The reflective sidewalls on my old Marathons were okay, but unless you keep them clean (guess it depends on where you ride), they can get muddied up extremely quickly.

    Invariably most of my...
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    I'm in the UK, currently living in Basingstoke,...

    I'm in the UK, currently living in Basingstoke, working in London, attempting to find a train each way every day that will let me take my mountain bike ;) Damn those South West Trains regs on bikes.
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    Ruddy 'eck, 2k sponsorship would be a potential nightmare, or a darned expensive holiday!

    I'm figuring on just working towards the London/Brighton, there is no way i could get the time in to...
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    Considering front discs

    The braking performance on my MTB (old Barracuda Torsion) isn't too bad most of the time, but in the wet it can be lacking.

    I'm wondering about putting a disc on the front; obviously the wet...
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    There is definitely an element of both, and there...

    There is definitely an element of both, and there is also the issue of getting a decent camera.

    I was lucky though - both of my parents had a major "thing" about photography, I learnt with B&W...
  9. That looks like quite an undertaking, but I like...

    That looks like quite an undertaking, but I like the idea.

    I'm doing the London to Brighton with a bunch of guys from the office, but I'm not too sure how the people here (I've only been at the...
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    I've found another reason to go for skinnier...

    I've found another reason to go for skinnier tyres - the current 2.1s don't fit particularly good on the bike racks on the trains on the way into work, so anything even a little smaller will go in...
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    Thanks for the info, I'll check over the whole...

    Thanks for the info, I'll check over the whole mechanism then. I think the frame is okay, but everything will get the once over whilst I'm sat at the station tomorrow morning.
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    Another "which road tyre" thread

    Now that the mtb is in use for the commute to work, its time to start considering what tyres to put on.

    Its still got the original fit knobbly tyres, and its rarely gone any distance off road :(
    ...
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    Rear suspension coil maintenance

    I've got an old full suspension mountain bike, and for quite a while, the coil has been squeaking/making unpleasant noises a fair bit.

    Oil seems to make no difference, wondering if grease or some...
  14. Until yesterday, I was doing the route from...

    Until yesterday, I was doing the route from basingstoke to London, taking my folder on the train.

    However, a bunch of factors has changed that.

    1. The folder (Halfords own) was giving me loads...
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    This thread has just come in time for me - I've...

    This thread has just come in time for me - I've just been forced to move from doing the commute to work on a folder, to using my mtb, and will have to change from the stupid knobbly tyres (that have...
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    I tend to be on the train around 7am, its not too...

    I tend to be on the train around 7am, its not too bad on the line from Basingstoke at that time of the morning. However, using the mtb will mean that I don't stand a chance of getting on a train at...
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    Thankfully, I'm relatively hefty - about 13st9...

    Thankfully, I'm relatively hefty - about 13st9 (and rising slowly due to the gym work), so wouldn't have any problems carrying many bikes.

    However, I've seen plenty of people on the line from...
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    I thought the wheels were smaller on the...

    I thought the wheels were smaller on the downtube, its definitely a top contender though.

    Bit miffed that the Hammerhead gets listed as a folder everywhere, when it definitely isn't.

    Generally,...
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    Bunch of questions on different folders

    I'm attempting to use my naff Halfords Apollo folder, and am close on giving up on it, brakes suck, the front bars are getting increasingly loose, the whole chainset is making way too much noise, and...
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    Definitely good advice. I haven't had any...

    Definitely good advice.

    I haven't had any issues since I upgraded to the Marathons, zero deflation issues. First time in over a month that I actually checked the tyre pressure at weekend, and...
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    I went and got the cheapest folder I could find...

    I went and got the cheapest folder I could find (I had virtually zero money available at the time), and have regretted it ever since (lousy brakes that only lasted a few months, tyres that would...
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    My typical day is a total of 12 miles, split into...

    My typical day is a total of 12 miles, split into 4 roughly equal segments. The longest I've done in one spell is about 6-7 miles across London. Journey should have been more like 5, but I got...
  23. I've managed to find some 16x1.5 Schwalbe...

    I've managed to find some 16x1.5 Schwalbe Marathons after checking a bunch of shops around London (bikefix, excellent shop) I had TomTom on my Nokia to give me directions, it got kinda confusing...
  24. Good trick there for the seat post; I'll...

    Good trick there for the seat post; I'll definitely try it if I have no success.

    A quick bit of googling has pointed out a few dealers handling the Kool Stops, so I'll check out if there are any...
  25. Thankfully no scraping sound when braking, and...

    Thankfully no scraping sound when braking, and the actual performance seems quite reasonable, but the noise is disturbing, especially when I'm out the door at 6:15am, and quite possibly waking the...
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