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Old 02-22-06, 12:17 PM   #1
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London Calling

i'll be heading to London, UK on march 9th, 2006. I'm in the market for a new shimano 7610 BB for my 7600 square tapered DA cranks...something nice and quick to blast around london with...is there a track specific shop in and about london these days? did a search here and i checked the condor and brixton web sites. not much for me there...anyone in London know of a decent shop?

(would buy the thing over here, but not coming into cash until i get there and i want a smooth ride right away!)
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Old 02-22-06, 12:38 PM   #2
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Condor's about the best for a wide range of track stuff but their website isn't very up to date. I will prob go in there tomo so will ask them (if I remember).

I would love to go for a blast around but will be away over that weekend - how long are you here for? I am sure some of the 1% crew (ImOnCrank, techone, fixedpip, trespasser, salmonchild) will show you a good time.
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i'll be in london until the 31st of march. will PM closer to the time of my departure. and thanks for having a look out for that BB. i would love to check out that shop in brixton as well as the famous skatepark there (i won't be bringing a skate though, just my bike, a first for me...) and pick up a new BB, tune up the bike after the flight and generally just rage around...
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The Stockwell park in Brixton is getting resurfaced! Before it was all lumpy and not too nice but I'm definitely hitting it up this summer.

Oh, and Condor is the main track shop here. If they don't stock it they can order it.
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Hell yes 1% got your back. Condor can get high end shimano no problem but they're gonna own you for so much more money than is possibly necessary (I'd know, I spend way too much time in there). Stockwell park is all resurfaced and up and running and looking sick. Too bad I suck at skating and always have.
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Too bad I suck at skating and always have.
but apparently not at quoting wicked agent orange lyrics!

how much will that BB be (BBB?!) in price? 45 pounds?

that's the same price i would pay from business cycles in florida...without the shipping!!
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Parker International has them for 50 quid. Condor's pricing would be comparable.
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i found a shop here that'll match me business cycles's price 79 $ US for 79 Canadian ,,,

drunk right now. but i feel like i can pull the cash from somewhere...

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i think 1% should all buy some really cheap boards and have a ride that ends at the park, then we call fall over more and laugh at each other
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i think 1% should all buy some really cheap boards and have a ride that ends at the park, then we call fall over more and laugh at each other
We don't need boards - it's an old school bowl park, perfect for longboards, BMX ... and track bikes.

I almost rode it last night on the way home but it was raining. Never ridden it on my fix but I reckon we could fall over a lot and at least the skate brats wopuld laugh at us for being hardcore and not for being crap.
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I'd definitely rock an old school board on that ****. Be like snowboarding, cept with concrete. So guess it's be like snowboarding in vt then...
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