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danstuff

Member since Jul 2012 • Last active Jun 2018

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    On the Scalpel? None. Water bottles do not belong on a mountain bike, unless you're racing XC.

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    2 degrees slacker than this

    Which would put the front axle a whole 17mm further forwards. If that's all that's stopping you from going OTB, you be doing something wrong.

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    I think I'll put an entry in once I get the result from yesterday's race. And see if @Cycliste wants to join in the fun. Doing a 12 was her idea originally, after all.

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    19th. I reckon the bruises will have healed by then.

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    I did 197NP for 258 miles, although I did have nearly half an hour off the bike. No support, so I had to stop and restock with supplies four times. And have a wee, once, but it was a very, very long wee. And message @Cycliste with brief updates.

    I'm now looking at the E2/12 in August, where I should be able to rustle up plenty of helpers, and starting to think that 270 miles wouldn't be out of reach.

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    Usefully those are the Winchester court buildings.

    I know that. I did a 2 day trial there not long ago. Stayed in the very nice pub across the road, on the corner. #csb

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    Yay, it's me! Think I did about 260 miles. Garmin said 417km after 12 hours. Should be enough to beat the current club record by about 20 miles. Which is nice.

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    I wouldn't bother with the ARB droplink unless the suspension is clonking under load, like going over a speed bump. The split gaitor isn't itself a problem - it just means the balljoint will wear faster than it otherwise would do.

    Ah, ninja edit. Well, it is a cheap item, and it'll need doing at some point.

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    I'd say the broken springs, torn torque tube bushes and engine mounts would be priority.

    Everything else can wait. As for the various seals, that many leaks on an 80k engine suggests crankcase pressurisation, so I'd try and find the underlying problem, assuming there is one, rather than simply trying to fix the symptoms.

    Broken bleed nipples will need doing eventually, but keeping the current brake fluid for a few months is unlikely to be a problem. The torn gaitor on the ARB isn't a problem now if the ball joint isn't worn, although it'll accelerate wear in the balljoint so it'll need to be done eventually, but you might as well wait until the balljoint goes. As for the corroded pads and discs, it depends how bad it is. If the car brakes OK, I wouldn't say it's a priority.

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    I usually ride with two essentials cases (natch), one with an inner tube, levers, patches and boot or a spare tub (depending if I'm running clinchers or tubs) and one with CC, money, multi-tool, keys, cafe lock, spare hydration tabs.

    If I'm riding with a car key, my Audi RS6 Avant key goes on a lanyard around my neck. I've lost an essentials case before, but I've never lost my head. Literally, anyway, rather than metaphorically.

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