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Camel_toe

Member since Jun 2011 • Last active Mar 2019
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    cheapo ebay job (as is everything cycling related I own)

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    So I'm pretty sure it's the D1 I want. Is it ridiculous not to buy the R1 considering this bike will only be used on the road for 20 mile commutes and also the odd century at the weekend and some touring? I do plan on sticking some 32c slick tyres on there but not changing anything else. It's literally come down to liking the look (colour) of the D1 more.

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    First test ride completed. For a bike that weighs as much as me (a lot) and was put together for about £30 this bike can certainly do a job. And in it's original state a couple of weeks ago. Just need to sand it down and give it a spray, true the wheels up a bit and it'll be good as new

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    cheers, will give it a look when my last bike no doubt falls apart underneath me in the coming days

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    erm, im not sure specifically but ive had the back wheel on and off so many times this last week i would have thought id have noticed if they were loose? maybe not though as i have noticed the chain being more slack when getting to work vs when i left?

    i nearly tried throwing it in the river earlier when i got a puncture and had to walk 4 miles home.

    so road bike out of action, track bike best not spoken about. lets see if my converted £10 ebay dad bike is any more reliable. first ride on it a 10 miles commute, whats the worst that could happen

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    I'm not ashamed to admit i was close to tears on Saturday after taking the bike apart for the third time and the noise is still there. Every moving part is clean and smooth until they are asked to cooperate with each other.
    I feel like the new stepmum who no matter how hard she tries just cant get the child to behave!

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    Ive had a rattle/crunch for the last week which despite completely taking apart, cleaning, lubing everything, and replacing the bottom bracket is still as prominent as ever, the only thing left is the rounded off chainring bolt and if its not that then i am going to have to accept the bike is haunted and set it on fire!

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    Love it when you do a bit of fettling over the weekend to realise on your Monday morning commute that you havent tightened something up properly. Today's winner...lockring. Always a nice surprise when slowing at a roundabout and you feel that slip backwards, and then the joy of waiting for that heart in mouth moment when pulling away from lights and tightening everything back up

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    ffs just when i thought I'd made a decision on the arkose!!

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    Eff that wind! Blackheath was not pleasant on 10 foot wide handlebars

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