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Colin_the_Bald

Member since Nov 2012 • Last active Apr 2015

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    Tadders is taking life seriously at the moment, he blasted through the village on his TT bike at 7am the other day, in the fog. The sound of a disc wheel approaching unseen was a bit disconcerting.

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    Are they from the latest series of Game of Thrones?

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    Front tyre, lever position.

    Also needs blue Benotto tape.....

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    Minus point for Sheriff Star radially spoked (tough crowd).

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    Forget LandRover unless you own a small oil-producing state. Think several times about available alternatives, then buy an old-shape Mitsi L200. Mine has run for 11 trouble-free years and works perfectly well offroad and on with Grabber AT2 rubber. Ok, not fast but reasonably comfy for a pick-up, with a civilised interior (and aircon) and a load bay which can comfortably carry a ton. Only downside is a similar turning circle to the QE2.

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    You're going to die horribly.

    Just have the jab, it's one tiny prick as opposed to an Internet community of thousands of them.

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    DA9000 11 speed bar end shifters for £40 at Planet X, just saying...

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    Your pet toads will be nocturnal, spending the day tucked up under stones or rubble, as will any slow worms (also in your compost heap). Toads only really bother with water in the breeding season, so you're a little late with the sink, they might appreciate it next year!

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    Decking would be cheaper, Indian sandstone would work very nicely in that space and would be no more expensive than decent quality slabs. If you'd like some info on how to do either, send me a pm with your number and I'll do what I can to help you avoid the pitfalls. I do this stuff for a living (as I have bored the forum with before) and you could possibly use my company name and discount.

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    Fair enough! Never had anything 8 speed (did a long bike-free stint of supposedly adult life between 6 and 9 speed), will friction levers not work with 8 speed?

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