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    Just bought a Tricross Elite Disc ...

    Just bought a Tricross Elite Disc

    http://www.specialized.com/gb/gb/bikes/road/tricross/tricross-elite-disc

    for shipping to Cyprus. It will replace the old Rayleigh Light Tourer (531) I ride on...
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    I stick to my Raleigh for track work - maxed out...

    I stick to my Raleigh for track work - maxed out with 32mm bomb proof tyres.

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-MrMRSZagyX8/UYTVE3TUc2I/AAAAAAAAG5o/xGu4_NK0n6Q/s640/IMG_1831.JPG
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    Be careful, Grumpy!

    Be careful, Grumpy!
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    Wow! That's quite a shock absorber.

    Wow! That's quite a shock absorber.
  5. I have never had a flat tire in my whole 63...

    I have never had a flat tire in my whole 63 years; but I have had flat tyres a-plenty

    I know how to mend the latter, but not the former.:)
  6. http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02554/...

    http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02554/halfords_2554975b.jpg
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    What about a Sports Hybrid instead of the...

    What about a Sports Hybrid instead of the Cyclocross for "Gravel Grinding" Wide enough tyres, suitable gearing, V-brakes instead of Cantis.

    I hate straight bars, but a treking (butterfly) bar...
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    Another nice bike. How do these compare with...

    Another nice bike.

    How do these compare with cyclocross equivalents from big names like Trek and Giant, and with the Specialized Tricross?

    Availability is an issue in a small market like...
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    I have sat astride the Surly bikes. Very nice...

    I have sat astride the Surly bikes. Very nice machines.

    Yes, the steerer often comes uncut. Frame size and handlebar height is always an issue for me - and has to be considered against the reach.
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    Nice bikes. Over designed fancy website that...

    Nice bikes.

    Over designed fancy website that only makes it more difficult to get at the data.

    [Rant over]
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    Thanks. 6ft3in My son is 6ft4in tall but...

    Thanks.

    6ft3in

    My son is 6ft4in tall but wears trousers two inches shorter that I!
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    Thanks. All of this is useful. I now have the...

    Thanks. All of this is useful.

    I now have the key words "Gravel Grinder" to research.

    Comments here confirm my instincts. I don't need the weight and complication of a front suspension 29er....
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    Thanks. A search on "Blues Dawg" finds no...

    Thanks.

    A search on "Blues Dawg" finds no member of that name.

    Ah!

    Here

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/876900-Any-Gravel-Grinders-out-there?highlight=gravel+grinder
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    My custom Audax by Robin Mather 8 years old ...

    My custom Audax by Robin Mather

    8 years old

    27in Reynolds 725

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-VYsHEJZ40Ek/TX0C8zOwv8I/AAAAAAAAA5Q/bs5O2a6dwBo/s640/IMG_2587.JPG
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    In Cyprus: Raleigh 531 Light Tourer ...

    In Cyprus:

    Raleigh 531 Light Tourer

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-MrMRSZagyX8/UYTVE3TUc2I/AAAAAAAAG5o/xGu4_NK0n6Q/s640/IMG_1831.JPG

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    Try something new?

    This is what I ride twice daily

    https://picasaweb.google.com/117966732127502784762/CyprusBike?authkey=Gv1sRgCOiKrYbP36n56QE#

    A 25" Raleigh 531 Light Tourer with considerable mods.

    Centre...
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    Looking at that again, I guess you are correct....

    Looking at that again, I guess you are correct. Thanks.
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    Which shoes

    I have just spotted these

    http://www.williamlennon.co.uk/footwear/arturo-wide-fitting-cycle-shoe.html

    and

    http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m2b79s154p718&mode=print

    Any...
  19. Moustache Bars on a 531 Raleigh Light Tourer

    Three years ago I found a large 531 light tourer in excellent condition - a Raleigh Granada.

    I put some 37mm tyres on for use on woodland tracks but did not feel safe using drops and found the...
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    I had a very large custom steel Audax made for me three years ago. It
    has been a constant joy to ride.

    But a problem has developed, and I ask for your advice.

    One of the gear cables snapped...
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    Well not by me. I wouldn't know how to. I just...

    Well not by me. I wouldn't know how to. I just just quoted Flickr.

    But isn't it a blood pressure effect? Sometimes happens to me. I get to the top of a long climb, over the top of the hill and . ....
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    These rowers beat the cyclists ...

    These rowers beat the cyclists

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3024/2681224286_569a127048.jpg?v=0
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    Well if you think cyclists have problems, here...

    Well if you think cyclists have problems, here are two two reluctant students who have to do some dance classes as part of a longer course - presumably in performing arts.

    They are not impressed...
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    Yes, I know, an old thread. I came across it...

    Yes, I know, an old thread. I came across it doing searches for advice on cycling in recent cold weather. I learned on another thread the trick with an single extra sock (yes, it works); I learned...
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    Poll: 44% should be 48% - with the median

    44% should be 48% - with the median
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