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Post by nordog on Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:30 am

Condor wrote:The Dawes will be fine for touring. The wheels look like 700c x 35/38 so good tyres for touring would be Schwalbe Land Cruisers. These have built-in puncture protection and wear slowly. I use them on me bike.
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Post by nordog on Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:38 am

This mornings ride, I paused the GPs and on the restart it shot straight home drat:
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I more or less doubled back on my self except on the blue section on the Whale Bone trail.
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Post by Condor on Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:47 am

Can you true-up the wheel Nordog?

Check the spokes for any slack ones.

Use the brake blocks as guides and tighten, half-turn at a time, opposite spoke screws to the wheel wobbles.

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Post by Guest on Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:11 am

Tori and I went for a ride yesterday afternoon as it was a beautiful day here. I noticed that the bike police got new Norco bikes to ride. I made a note of the model and I looked it up at the Norco website. These bikes cost 1500 pounds each. Of course us taxpayers paid for them, I could never afford a bike at that price.  chuckles 

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Post by June on Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:12 am

Nice ride for you Nordog and I hope the weather was as good as it has been here today.  Lovely.
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Post by nordog on Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:11 am

If any thing June it was a little to hot that is why I did in the morning but have just had a good shower after a long walk with Zeus in the same woods.

That's about average here for bikes Rich most Hi end bikes are well above that, I priced a Soul hardtail at £ 2500 five years ago.
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Post by Condor on Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:58 am

Just sorted an early seventies (?) old roady. No paint left on it but it rides fine with new rubber, cables and corks. Nice old Custom double-clanger there Nordog. Wheels are 27 inch - the front with 8mm axle - it's got to be old!
Apart from silly (but cheapo!) mudguards and a modern 'ladies' saddle, it's original.
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Post by nordog on Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:44 am

Sort that one out Condor and you will be keeping up Tony Martin or me.
What is the rear cassette 5 or 6? And is it as light as my Claud?
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Post by Condor on Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:37 am

Five on the back Nordog (dead true and hardly worn - good metal!) and a dead true double on the front. Not 531 - basic steel but not too heavy. Wheels are steel/chrome - not brill but solid for the time being. Lady rider will be going to work (teacher) on it now that it's safe.
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Post by nordog on Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:50 am

Nice one Condor, take look see here:

http://ride.io/videos/tandem-downhill/

If I had a bike like this couple are riding I could take are lovely Tan sunny  for an off road experience.
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Post by Condor on Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:50 am

Good one Nordog. Were I young this is what I'd be doing...making bikes.
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Post by nordog on Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:16 pm

You could have taking Mrs C for a ride across the Dales Condor.
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