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chris_tim

Member since Aug 2010 • Last active Aug 2014

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    Jake makes beautiful frames, check him out.

    rusbycycles.co.uk

    He has a little workshop in East Dulwich, Talbot frameworks would be another one to check out

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    Looks like an amazing trip, your bike is fast becoming one of my forum fav's!

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    Dolan FXE

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    I have a mate coming down tomorrow, we were thinking of heading down tomorrow evening for the novice session. Are these still going on? Both our bikes are track legal

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    What size are you after? The 25c are the normal logo without the reflective strip, the 28c+ have the gash reflective strip.

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    Any one know where i can get a rando...but new logo and none reflective sidewall?

    Bought one from Wiggle the other week

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    I can imagine blocked DPFs killing a lot of black cab and bus engines.

    Busses are generally serviced very frequently so that would overcome that issue for them, as for Taxi's I know that until very recently (may still be the case) a lot of black cabs don't have DPF's fitted.

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    Because a) they blunt performance (the concept of buying a diesel to go fast is lost on me, however), b) some idiots actually like a huge cloud of soot to shoot out of their exhaust, and c) they clog up and fail (and damage your engine) if you don't get out of town once in a while and give the engine a bit of an Italian tune-up.

    Nail on the head, some big car manufacturers have been making it possible to remove them as an option when buying their sportier model diesels. Audi is a good example, as Blue Quinn mentioned should you never take the car out of a city environment and give it a good ragging it can see your fuel economy drop drastically!

    Diesels had a massive boost when fuel prices first rocketed but it was stupid as they suck in urban environments, because of the generally dirty nature of diesel fuel they're very inefficient when used for short stop start journeys.

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