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Colin_the_Bald

Member since Nov 2012 • Last active Aug 2016

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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    What he said, takes no time at all with a file, add a few quid for anodising and nobody will know it ain't pista!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I'm taking a wild guess here, but are you a local resident of non-brown complexion with sufficient funds?

    I'm sure the area is absolutely rammed with 'hard-working families' but you don't see them because the buggers are working hard. The fashionably unfashionable, however, are highly visible.

  • in Rides & Races
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    If you need any help shouting at the last rider in the Devil or screwing up the scores in the Points I'm yer man. Otherwise, I'll just wander along and heckle in a random manner.

  • in Current Projects
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    Words 'caliper' and 'brake' in previous post are probably a hint.

  • in Current Projects
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    Tinkoff? Trump? Blair? You could be onto something......

    Senor Bear, I don't think you've had any haterz, just (probably) well-meaning 'how-I-would have-done-it-betterz'. Not their bike, not your problem, they can build their own!

  • in Current Projects
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    Bike wash time.....

  • in Current Projects
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    Errr, I had noticed, hence I said that my road bikes differ subtly and my TT and track bikes more so. Actually, I couldn't resist checking and the variance between 5 road, road fixed and touring bikes is 22mm, this has never given me a problem. The bike I had a fitting done for sits in the centre of this range.

  • in General
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    Upwind, on a trail of newspaper, adding petrol at the VERY last second...... Still dangerous!

  • in Current Projects
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    #doingitwrongfor40years.

    Conventional wisdom WAS that a tt position was considerably further over the bracket and rotated forwards, has all that changed?

    I still seem to be alive (this is debateable).

  • in Current Projects
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    Of course it's inane, this is LFGSS and thus the internet, which is half the fun of it! Do you really find it difficult to change the position of your knees relative to the BB if all other contact points remain the same? Pure curiosity as all of my bikes differ subtly, or quite a bit in the case of my tt and track bikes, none has ever given my knees grief.

    Wim, my career overlapped with Merckx, he didn't notice! Many UK clubmen of that era had bars only marginally lower than their saddle and, yes, it did look crap.

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