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stedlocks

Member since Feb 2010 • Last active Mar 2015

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    Another one for leaving it as is I'm afraid.....my Hetchins has the original owner's name on the TT too.....it's part of it's history, I think. That paint is only original once!

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Lucky I'm not female..... You saucy mare! :0)

    I'm about 88 kgs.... It's had two years of proper abuse though. The canvas near the front rivet has almost worn away.... I still love it, but now it's going to be like triggers broom!

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    It's hard to see in the photos, but most noticeable around the two rear bolts .....you can see it is out of shape there, and pulling a bit.
    It's also got a lot more give in it. The new top is so much better, it looks smaller when they are side by side.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    So, I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of the original testers for the Brooks C17 Cambium, a while back. After around 6000 KMs, the top started to stretch around the middle two rivets at the rear. I contacted Brooks, who put me through to Steve in the workshop.....he said that the Cambium top couldn't be bought separately...bugger!
    Luckily, he said he can send me a new top FOC and would I like a different colour! Yes please, I said and a new slate top and new rivet bolts arrived yesterday, ready to be fitted when I get a minute. I'm going to frame the old battered one and stick it on the wall :o)

  • in Cycle Touring
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    On my rockshox, it also stops crud getting rammed into my fork seals...

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    All done, and train home.....it was tough though!
    The section of the Coventry canal was mud and thorns all the way for about 25-30 miles....every pedal revolution felt, and no free metres, let's alone miles! It would be a great ride in the summer though, when the ground firms up. The grand union opens up a lot of other areas for traffic free cycling...and there are some great pubs and industrial architecture to visit and look at whilst mooching past. This is my spearfish, with a carradice barley on the front and a 13litre alpkit dry bag on the back.

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    Great looking rig right there......the Bears scare me just thinking about them. You can't even climb a tree to get away from the buggers!

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    My set up for some off road and canal side (no fucking path involved!) riding... Got my evening attire in the drybag, and other things in the barley on the front... Works really well.

    Edit...the photo is there now!

  • in Cycle Touring
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    I'm not sure we'll have time today.... Yesterday was a very tough 50... Including 20 odd up the Coventry canal. Gloop all the way, with some bits of pushing when the front wheel refused to turn!
    Stopped at my mate's dad's house last night and monstered a pizza. We are roading it from Hinckley to cov now

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    Just having a vape, awaiting my full cooked breakfast :0)
    Nomnom...

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