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jontea

Member since Aug 2012 • Last active Sep 2020

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    I have a pair of DA downtube shifters sat in the shed, just waiting for the day my brifters give up the ghost. I enjoy using them, simplicity, and tend to shift less.
    Hmmmm, may put em back on this weekend, while I'm putting the mudguards back on ready for the inevitable Cheshire monsoon season.

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    There are 2 types of Bepanthen, one for nappy rash (draws the ink out, not to be used, learnt this the hard way). Now I use Tattoo Goo, with very positive results.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Giro highlights on Quest, Eurosport have live stages, £6.99 for a pass. Vuelta highlights on ITV4.

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    Still looking good. But please use the extra bit of bar tape around the lever clamp, that sneaky bit of bar showing is playing havoc with my OCD ;)

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    Looks like a Spesh Pizza Rack.

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    Usually find TTs a bit boring, not anymore. That was very special.

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    They are getting thin on the ground, All City don't do the Mr Pink anymore, Surly shelved the Pacer, Soma and Genesis are still offering non disc steel frames, if I was after one now, Genesis would probably get my money.
    Been looking at one of those tyre jack type fitting tools, but secretly hoping they give a little before I need to take em off again.

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    Cheers. Put my Topeak Road Blaster pump back on, gonna sell the Silca (don't need both, and the Silca will go for more coin).
    The brakes are Tektro r539, will Koolstop pads, just change the pads, the brakes work fine, but stock pads are shit. But better brakes wise, you're looking at TRP or Velo Orange.

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    Fitted new tyres today, was going for a ride, but can't feel my thumbs! Specialized Roubaix Pro 30/32mm tubeless, utter bastards to put on Mavic rims (but then most tyres are).
    The solution was to get to about the last 8-10 inches of bead left to go, cable tie the tyre to the rim either side, and gently persuade with a tyre lever, ensuring not to catch the rim tape with said lever (not that that happened twice, just a warning).
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