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Jay75

Member since Aug 2010 • Last active Oct 2021
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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Thanks for the help guys, still seems a bit dodgy I think I might try and make a 1 1/8” adapter from an old quill stem, then shim the ahead stem

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Thanks lad but I’m over in Germany. So I shim the 1 1/8” steerer tube to 1”? Sounds a tad dodgy

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Does anyone make a 1 1/8” threaded to 1 1/8th threadless adapter? Found loads of 1” to 1 1/8”. Thanks in advance for any help

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    And finally back to the ‘back to the overheard at the golf club bar’….
    I’m not allowed to use the classic mk1 rangey at work anymore 😢

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Don’t let it get you down Nef, the last few years I’ve been working for a firm that lists me as a ‘hand worker’ (living in Germany). In Berlin you get that ‘looked down upon attitude’ but outside of the city they love it! Had to get a visa because of Brexit and was shocked how impressed they were that I was a manual labour worker. Most of the clients I deal with are folk that have bought apartments ranging from 1m to 4m€ and the crap and attitudes I have to deal with is sometimes ridiculous (often a tad rude). I always wear an old hi viz jacket, dirty overalls etc so they take me seriously 😂. It’s that whole judging a book by its cover type thing until they notice I’m wearing a Rolex Batgirl and drive a Rangey Autobiography as the company car.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    @hippy damn I woke up thinking about this frame again!!!

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I used the schwalbe ice spikers for snowy forest riding and was really impressed, was worried at first if I hit any tarmac but after a few rides it seemed to bed in the spikes and made them less sketchy. They were a lot more durable than I expected. I’d definitely recommend spikes, in the 90’s I used conti 1.5 cross country which cut through the snow pretty well but were a tad sketchy on ice.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    If you ever wanna let it go keep me in mind lad!

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I used to have one in an awful colour, I thought it was in 2002 because the next year 2003 they came out with a full suspension SS called the A (remember thinking I shoulda waited).

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