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  1. Thread: Scottish Views

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    A couple of Miles East of Helensburgh, toward...

    A couple of Miles East of Helensburgh, toward Loch Lomond.
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    I certainly have..... Its been blowing Gale force...

    I certainly have..... Its been blowing Gale force winds and when we were`nt recieving a battering from the winds, sever floods had to be contended with.

    Ah well.. Just another fine Jan in the U.K....
  3. Thread: Scottish Views

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    Glorious Scotland.. I spent Xmas with my...

    Glorious Scotland..

    I spent Xmas with my daughter up the west coast.

    It Snowed very early on Xmas day and intermitently most of the day .

    Boxing day dawned brilliant blue skies and...
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    yep! and the A68 and.... well any other N.E. Road...

    yep! and the A68 and.... well any other N.E. Road you care to mention this year, at least.....

    The hills are still there! and more like "Jordans Tits" than a Witches. lol.

    Take care of yourself...
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    Hi all! late responder here ,but 1`ve been around...

    Hi all! late responder here ,but 1`ve been around this site a couple of years.

    Reside in Tynedale, Northumberland....
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    Push the bead well down into the centre of the...

    Push the bead well down into the centre of the rim as you circulate the replacement of the tyre, that way you are reducing the overall diameter, with practice using this tip you will probably fit the...
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    A first fo me....Not one that I am relishing! ...

    A first fo me....Not one that I am relishing!

    A boil on the Bum, least thats what I think it is, very uncomfortable sitting on the Saddle so spent most of the last couple of rides to work standing...
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    First ceyury for a couple of years. only rode it...

    First ceyury for a couple of years. only rode it because it was the featured route on the new www.cyclingplus.co.uk website "The kielder Loop" lucky enough to be blessed with the loveliest sunny day...
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    Which area of England you moving to Sarah (bet...

    Which area of England you moving to Sarah (bet its the South) I could do with a female companion on my cycle rides....
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    You can have some of ours, AUGUST and SEPTEMBERS...

    You can have some of ours, AUGUST and SEPTEMBERS average rainfall has just occured in 2 days here
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    I look foward to the Alan Bennett play "A day...

    I look foward to the Alan Bennett play "A day out" also, a real Gem this one.
    Nostalgic and funny, A wistfull look back to the days when a ride out to the country at the weekend was the highlight of...
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    hang on up there Clint, i`ve lost a fair bit of...

    hang on up there Clint, i`ve lost a fair bit of milage through being unable to access a computer till now. vis-vis my Sunday morning ride well before Lance finished his epic journey.....
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    Ken Livingstone is up for re-election soon in the...

    Ken Livingstone is up for re-election soon in the forthcoming vote...

    It will be ver`i interesting to see if he is returned.....
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    So which Isle are you on If Tenerife is the...

    So which Isle are you on If Tenerife is the background? Gomera!.
  15. Is the seat postion set up correctly on its...

    Is the seat postion set up correctly on its rails, even a few mm`s can make a significant difference.

    If you are unused to a road bike, give it a few rides to adapt to the new posture, I felt a...
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    I enjoy experiencing the huge variety of Beers...

    I enjoy experiencing the huge variety of Beers available here in the Uk..

    A one I particularly enjoyed recently, was.....Coopers Brewery, Sparkling Ale!.

    It had the consitency of Syrup, you...
  17. Thread: March Winds

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    Yes I am certainly sick of winds, about 10 days...

    Yes I am certainly sick of winds, about 10 days continuos strong wind in this area.

    The colder winter winds are more delibitating because they are heavier winds, meaning they are more Moisture...
  18. Thread: Too twitchy

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    A similar complaint was broached by Chris...

    A similar complaint was broached by Chris Boardman in last Months Pro cycling Mag on this occasion he was test riding a Guru and found the front end to twitchy for his taste owing to the steep angle...
  19. Thread: Mystery screw..

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    Well I am going to remove them at the first...

    Well I am going to remove them at the first opportunity,

    I did not like the way they unscrewed rather easily with a slotted screw driver. My thoughts are with the potential for a nasty accident if...
  20. Thread: Mystery screw..

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    Thanks for the link Dobber.. A very...

    Thanks for the link Dobber..

    A very informative site. And yeh you are it does say remove before riding!

    Well now... How many bike shop mech`s would Know that one?.
    Guess its an old...
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    Yeh! I`m relatively light weight averaging...

    Yeh! I`m relatively light weight averaging ...141lbs, but quite tall.... 6ft,

    Also a steady rec rider, so I`m quite non abusive to my cycle components. getting maximum usage from everything. At...
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    Yeh the Mich` pro race are fine tyres , I have...

    Yeh the Mich` pro race are fine tyres , I have over 3 thusand miles on the rear with very little sign of wear.

    I would replace the front with the the other Pro race I purchased at the same time,...
  23. Thread: Mystery screw..

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    Its part SFA I600 , according to Shimano`s...

    Its part SFA I600 , according to Shimano`s exploding diagram of components which I have researched with the aid of Acrobatic reader .
    Titled a tyre guide? Huh....what the hell is a tyre guide ,no...
  24. Thread: Mystery screw..

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    Hi Et-Ingles. No! I`m familiar to the one you...

    Hi Et-Ingles. No! I`m familiar to the one you are refering to,

    The screw I mean is the one located on the actual brake block shoe. It just seems to have no function at all, but surely it would...
  25. Thread: Mystery screw..

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    Mystery screw..

    I have just been checking the wear and cleaning my road bike brakes.

    The small round headed screw above the blocks, on the Ultegra brakes has me puzzled , I removed them and replaced them, but...
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