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midgemckay

Member since Jun 2016 • Last active Sep 2018
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  • in Glasgow
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    Fantastic!

    Hey Muddyfox, I think I left a packet of tattie scones at your local Asda, you wouldn't mind picking them up for me? Feel free to drop in a haggis and square sausage to that one too :)

  • in Glasgow
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    Welcome to Glasgow (once you get here!)

    If you're cycling from Crosshill to Glasgow Uni you'll probably be passing near the Bike Bunker on Bothwell St - run by Brian who I think is still on here? It's in the basement of 11 Bothwell St, G2 6LY.

    https://en-gb.facebook.com/11BothwellSt/­

    Willie Bain is still around too I assume (not been down that way for a while) which would be close to you and again, probably on your route. He was on Polllokshaws Road, which is on the route into the city centre. Plug in G41 1QT.

    http://www.bicyclerepair.co.uk/workshop.­htm

    Also, if you're Crosshill then in terms of routes there's also the South City Way which I completely missed for the best part of a year. Good little contraflow route.

  • in Glasgow
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    Would be super useful for me too MV! Though less for bike stuff, more to help sanding small bits of wood as I do some scroll saw work and I am tiring of using sandpaper wrapped round a chopstick!

    I'll send you a PM.

  • in Glasgow
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    Wasn't from me... that's a much nicer frame than I've ever had, haha!

  • in Glasgow
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    I thought I knew it, but the paving threw me off... then I realised that I actually did cycle by last week. Now I'm not going to be there for a couple of weeks.

    Never paid much attention to it, I'll have to take a better look!

  • in Glasgow
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    Not quite old somerfield street - it's apparently part of the Clyde Gateway... Gateway being what Somerfield used to be called.

  • in Glasgow
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    New tag clue "the younger among you would know it better as Somerfield by the River":

  • in Glasgow
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    Took way to long to work out what the clue was for this one.

    Old tag - Hunterian Museum, "Diagram of an Object" by Dhruva Mistry. Or "Hing ae a thing" as my workmate called it.

  • in Glasgow
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    Forgot to come back onto write - aside from cutting 10 minutes off my commute (seriously - 1hr down to 50m, managed it in 46m recently!) it has been amazing. Changed the stem for a slightly better fit, new bar tape (shiny blue Benotto that certainly goes with the colours on the bike), new tyres (didn't notice a patch of wear in the rear sidewall until it went pop at 30mph, still good fun!), pedals swapped out, new pads and everything all cleaned and lubed. Not much else needed work, at least not yet. Away for work at the moment so haven't got any pics to post.

    I definitely understand why people have called it a stiff ride though. Going from a very forgiving steel frame to the CAAD has been interesting for my backside and hands.

    Hope your new place is working out!

  • in Glasgow
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    Or rather, just down the hill from where Rig used to be. I'll change that to "along the road from the Bike Bunker"

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