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jtfh

Member since Mar 2020 • Last active May 2021
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    Anyway, back to bikes. Fitted this tiny wee stem yesterday, I was kind of shocked how smol it was when I opened the box. It's totally improved the riding position though, so thanks to Maj and MisterMikkel for the help with that. Wrist is still feeling a bit sore so haven't done a proper test ride yet. This thread is starting to become a cautionary tale of a 30 year old man riding drop bars for the first time since my teenage fixie skidder days. Been smashing Yoga with Adrienne recently though so hopefully that'll help a bit

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    Yeh she's a real sweetie. Sadly not ours but she spends 90% of the day in our garden. Seems to like watching me work on the bikes. Very cute until she starts shitting in the plant pots

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    Haha, rack-mounted garden chair for giving backies? Need to improve my bike photo skillz tbf but the cat was being cute

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    Also replaced the 7s cassette with a new 8s cassette and chain on the muddy fox. Not the most exciting update but I'm happy it's got a silver cassette again. Garden cat wasn't that impressed tho

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    Fitted the pizza rack & SPDs to the Trek yesterday, did a relaxed Epping forest ride with a pal with a bit of towpath action at the end of the day

    The 60mm stem hasn't arrived yet, but I'd moved the seat as far forward as possible and readjusted the handlebar/lever position which definitely helped with not feeling so stretched out. Worryingly, my wrist became pretty painful towards the end of the day and is still pretty sore today. Reserving judgment til I've tried the shorter stem and possibly some cushy gloves or gel pads under the tape, but still slightly worried the frame's just too long for drop bars and trying to make it work will just be playing bike fit whack-a-mole.

    On a positive note, got 'nice biked' by someone yesterday evening on a lovely black surly in Tottenham marshes, possibly 'on here'? Nothing lifts the spirits like spontaneous IRL bike approval from strangers

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    There's something very satisfying about how well the rear mudguard fits underneath the wishbone seatstay. Looks great, equal parts rad & gentlemanly with the springy brooks

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    Close, but not as cute. The tree is called 'The Friendship Tree', not much about it online but you missed the plaque:

    I remember reading somewhere that it was due to be removed when they first built the estate but after residents campaigned they re-designed the road layout to preserve it. No idea if that's true though as I can't find where I read it now

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    Haha. Turns out shouting 'zoom, enhance' at my laptop doesn't work like it does on the telly

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    The whole controversy has a smell of thinly veiled racism to me

    Yup, sounds about right

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