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MetalMelly

Member since Aug 2012 • Last active Feb 2020

Older but not necessarily wiser than most on this forum...please prove me wrong somebody! I cycle to work daily. Manage the occasional UK MTB ride and once a year an 'exotic' excursion to the sunny Alps or similar. Reckon if I keep cycling I will keep cycling...........

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    Authentic Brightling for sale on Facebook marketplace....made me smile....

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    Love these....

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    Thanks. Makes sense of course and although I haven't tried a fatbike I'm thinking it isn't for me; isn't the do it all solution. And there's NO WAY I can add a fatbike to the collection. Ah well.. Cheers Mel

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    Oh...I do occasionally chuck it on a train too....

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    Bit of insider knowledge and/or experience if you don't mind, thank you.

    I'm a long in the tooth (short in the leg) cyclist with many 1000's of miles covered on a single speed Cotic Escapade and then a stable of other bikes inc full suss mtb, geared road, vintage path racer, tandem, folding etc. Jeez how did that happen? I'm older, ready to take another look at what suits my needs and found fatbikes at Slam69 in Gloucester. Sold as the bike for everything is it really the bike for me? I love off road and some challenging mtb stuff. I toddle into town and lock up a bike. I teach as a cycling instructor and so commute to work. When I've got time I ride up to 500 miles twixt London and Edinburgh and on ride days will cover 25 to 100 miles depending on surface.

    Has anyone done what I'm thinking of doing and got shot of a legacy of bikes to use just a fatbike?

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    There's a pattern here.....

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    Btw, Oualidia is beautiful. A lagoon overlooked by a couple of small friendly hotels. When the lagoon drains the sandbank appears and locals set up bbqs selling grilled fresh fish. It's a 3 hour taxi ride from Marakech through what resembles al qaeda training ground, but so worth it.

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    Jeez. Don't mean to interfere with your sale but I bought this 4m x 2m beauty from a village market outside Oualidia, Morocco from a very old man sitting on the ground under a tarp! He asked for £600 I paid £60. The negotiation involved several local lads on mopeds, me and the wife had to agree to have her pic taken with the bearded guy.

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    Haha. I feel your frustration.....mine has just sacked her second driving instructor. She's not happy because, get this......

    ....they keep telling her what to do.

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