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frankohara

Member since Jan 2013 • Last active Sep 2019

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    Lovely pack, mastiffs have such lovely temperament. Quite common as working dogs were I grew up, ahhh wish I had the space for one! Keep us updated with regular photos please!

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    Lovely duo! What breed is the tall one?

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    We are surprised at that too, even with whippets they seem to have a very instant recognition. It might be due to shared traits as @danb said. Ball wise, no worries I end up retrieving my own ball regularly 😂

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    We settled on greyhounds because of temperament, which we loved as it is quite placid and doesn’t require tons of exercise. Having said that, we still walk Gary 3 times a day (short walks with a toilet break) and try to get them to run in the dog area (short runs with other dogs or fetch ball) 2/3 times a week (10/15 min max) to burn any hyper energy. He also loves coming with us to do chores or quiet pubs. Walk wise we have taken him to forest or country side walks for a morning or an afternoon (max 4 hours). But he his young (3 years) and has no race injuries that we know of. Just make sure you take enough water, and a coat or bandana if it hot as they have not much fat and therefore they get hot or cold much easily.
    Kids wise. He is good with babies but not sure how he or the breed in general would react to children. But I can’t see a problem if the children understand that they need to be left to do their thing (sleep and lay around) if they are not feeling social. They are lovely animals but like a giant cat, they like to do their thing.
    Rescue wise, not sure if you are close. But I would recommend going to visit Wimbledon Greyhound, they are a great community and they are happy to have you walk a dog for 20 min as often as you want (as they benefit from the socialisation and the exercise). They often have young families there and were great with us

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    And regardless of what people say, with proper introductions, greyhounds can get along with other dogs (all shapes and sizes) and play ball 🎾. Here with Dora (brother in law’s terrier)

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    This is Gary, our rescue greyhound, only has been with us 6 months. Such a calm charming fellow, goodest boy!

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Added updates and photos, all items still available. But hopefully not for long. Cash (with collection) is 🤴

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Hi all,
    Mixture of parts for sale, mostly in good condition at good prices (I hope). Will keep adding new stuff regularly:

    Giant Tcx SLR-2 2016 frame and forks Size M/54cm. Great fast do-it-all, lots of examples of builds in the forum. Both the frame and the forks are in good condition (some minor scratches and superficial paint rub in couple of areas, no dents no cracks) It will come with proprietary seatpost, headset, stem and bars as well as the original FSA cranks and bottom bracket (well used but in case you want to reuse them). I will also include an extra seatpost clamp (something silly like £30 from Giant) that doubles as mounting point/rack eyelets if you want to fit a rack and panniers. Good condition 8.5/10 £130 collected

    More info:
    https://www.giant-bicycles.com/gb/tcx-sl­r-2-2016

    SRAM Omnium Track Chainset 48T With GXP Bottom bracket. Mine from new, was on my best bike so not abused. Good condition just some minor pedal rub and slight removal marks in the GXP cups. Now sold

    Front Rack, steel, black, mid-fork eyelets Made by togas. It is designed for mid-fork eyelets and height can be regulated. It is the one in the left. If I remember correctly paid £55, it is still as new (the project it was intended for went in another direction and it just sat on the box it came) Measurements: Depth(front to back) is 21/22cm approx.Width(left to right) is 31cm approx. Excellent condition 9.5/10 £45 collected

    Deda Blackrain carbon fork 1 1/8th (full carbon steerer and mudguard eyelets). Get ready for the winterVery good condition 9/10 £35 collected

    Clement Strada LGG 32 x 700C Dual Compound (Folding bead) TPI:120. Great tyres good balance between comfort, puncture protection and rolling resistance, great reviews. The project these were intended for went in another direction. Usually retail for £36.99, potentially discontinued??? **Now sold **

    Maxxis Mud Wrestler, 60 TPI Folding , 700x33mm Nice tyres, unfortunately I don’t get to have fun in the mud anymore Good condition, 7.5/10 £15 collected for the pair

    Ass Saver regular mudguard black Pretty useful thing. Very good condition, 9/10 £5 collected or free with any of the expensive items above

    Dibs followed by PM please. Collection in SW9 has priority, could be persuaded to post. Will add more items and photos soon. Donation to the forum will be made.

    Photos here:
    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1­nvd9nyql1U-81V973p_ZorFkEGbtLs6V

    Thanks for looking.

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