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edscoble

Member since Feb 2008 • Last active Oct 2018

"know-it-all-twat"

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    Can we talk about the irony that Yorkshire teas doesn’t come from Yorkshire?

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    Although I suspect most of the Shimano and Hope issues above are down to crappy maintenance not manufacturing snafu

    I'm inclined to agree, the combination of poor maintenance (such as running them to the point of the pads wearing out completely) and the occasional leaky seal (for some reason with the ceramic piston) make it look more problematic than it is.

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    Thought the same, until I tried it and it’s actually a nice change, I can bleed how much levers throw I want for instance.

    It come with two pads, sintered and resin.

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    I amazed that doesn't happen more often. One of the most arse clenchingly terrifying moments of my life was to be descending a col off the beaten track in the eastern Pyrenees when a wild boar came running out on the road ahead of me, only to be shot as I was within 10 metres of it.

    For some reason the wild boars like to hang out near the road, you pretty much described the Pyrénées-Orientales in a nutshell!

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    The country I was born in actually has the word "Northern".

    Just cause your nearest station served the Northern Line.

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    Only reason he got rid of it cause it’s not a safe car (no ABS, air bag, etc.).

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    I once driver over hardknott at about 3 am in some insane weather (having never been before) and then went back in daylight a few weeks later and saw some of the sheer drops we were unaware of.

    Used to go over it with my dad when I was a kid camping in Wasdale in a 1 litre Citroen AX, still terrified me when I started seeing the sky on some of the hairpins.

    TBF the car is only 640kg unladen.

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    The world has gone so politically correct.

    And there we have it, insert any ‘ism, be it’s ableism, racism, sexism, etc. to @Rapid__Rich personality.

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    Worn chain/cassette can also cause sloppy gear changes.

    TBF, the 5700 shifters have a slightly soft feel compare to the 6700 when new, worsen over time due to wear and tear making it felt sloppy despite new cable, chain, cassette and housing.

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