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BobbyBriggs

Member since Jan 2014 • Last active Jan 2021
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    Excellent! Sounds super smooth (for a 2 cylinder). I love the way they purr - we had a GSA when I was growing up with the flat 4 bigger brother engine.

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    can sympathise - there's one right outside my window too, onto a plastic roof so it really resonates! I use a sponge sat on an old tea towel.

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    This is the River Lea flood relief channel beginning to overtop at 1.30pm today- the only thing that protects much of Lea Bridge from flooding. I’ve never seen it this high! Got home after my lunchtime walk and peered under my floorboards but thankfully no ingress. However will be removing valuables from under beds and putting them on high shelves today!

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    @Velocio earlier while the B&S album playback was going on I dusted off my old copy and was perusing it when I saw your name credited on the sleeve and thought “must be a coincidence” but clearly I was wrong. Some songs on that record really were atrocious with abysmal singing and a chronic overdose of twee.

    As for Lammo... bless him, clearly not to everyone’s taste, but he’ll always have a place in my heart for playing my (admittedly also rather twee) old band’s poorly recorded bedroom demo on his radio 2 (!) show, describing as a ‘superb all round band effort’, aw.

    plug alertOur second EP, only 11 years between recording and release, was a 2020 lockdown project of mine, and is being finally released on Friday. I’m sending it to Steve again but I doubt he’ll play it this time (even tho it’s actually much better than our old one).

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    Video clip of the first fire up essential please thanks

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    in my experience any tight clearance issues on road bikes with front brakes rear their head at the front - rubbing on the underside of the caliper - before the rear, so I'd say fork length might be the key measurement

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    The idea is get the long ones if you use a front basket\rack, short if not. Tho tbh the long ones are useful in terms of reducing blowback whether you have a basket or not.

    My wheels are old style 590 rims so I went for the 650b 50mm size. I think for your purposes the 40mm 700c would be most appropriate, tho from the pics your clearances already look fairly tight? Presumably BJ wouldn’t have made a tandem frame that couldn’t fit mudguards though!
    Having fitted a few GB sets over the years I usually find the annoying point is the chainstay bridge. A long bolt with a few nuts to set the right distance and a p clip round the bridge usually solves it tho.

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    +1 on the GB guards. I’ve put them on my tandem and personally I think they look the bees knees.

    Theyre not as simple to fit as some guards though so be prepared perhaps for some drilling and general faffing to make them fit the frame.

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    While on an Attenborough theme, I guess it could be spelt “bear” since bears are rather large creatures and perhaps the original instigator of the phrase (wheresoever s/he may be) was watching a documentary filmed in Canada and thought “blimey those creatures are big”.

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