On your Bike

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Oooh i know the exact feel of those cuts and scrapes! More frequently on the elbow creases on the arms! Buddy and I hit the local woods this morning, lots of branches down, sadly, of the dozen we moved, only 2 had been by mother nature..... Still resulted in a double run down one, first clearing, second k owing its safe! 🤪 Lots of mud, lots of slipping and sliding =Huge grins!
My rear mech seems to have gone a bit wrong mind, clutch wasn't clutching much! Is now on the bench to sort out after I've built a wheel for a customer,

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Today I went to buy a secondhand MTB so I could join my 9 year old son on the local trails when my ankle is back to full fitness after the surgery I had a few weeks ago..

Little sod. He commandeered it immediately so I'm still looking out for one for me..
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:rofl2: MTB still stands for Motor Torpedo Boat in my book!! :-D

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Oooh nice lil cube there! Always used to be a lot more bike for the money due to lack of mainstream advertising!

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Michel wrote:
03 Nov 2019, 17:17
Today I went to buy a secondhand MTB so I could join my 9 year old son on the local trails when my ankle is back to full fitness after the surgery I had a few weeks ago..

Little sod. He commandeered it immediately so I'm still looking out for one for me..
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Early birthday present!!! Just raise the seat up 6 inches or so and it should be too high for him!
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mickthemaverick wrote:
03 Nov 2019, 17:23
:rofl2: MTB still stands for Motor Torpedo Boat in my book!! :-D
Just what I was about to say, even though my two sons and one of my grandsons are mountainbikers/downhill racers.

One of the blokes I worked with was on an MTB in the Baltic(Swedish Navy), some hair-raising tales to tell.
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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
03 Nov 2019, 18:52
Michel wrote:
03 Nov 2019, 17:17
Today I went to buy a secondhand MTB so I could join my 9 year old son on the local trails when my ankle is back to full fitness after the surgery I had a few weeks ago..

Little sod. He commandeered it immediately so I'm still looking out for one for me..
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Early birthday present!!! Just raise the seat up 6 inches or so and it should be too high for him!
Yeah, he's been given it as an early birthday present.

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first time out for 3 weeks and what a day to choose!

this is normally a gravel track and 3 weeks ago you couldn't see the Tower....trail runs from left - right of where pic was taken
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after 45 mins i was surprised the Whyte was not clagged up, wetter than i thought...
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13 miles and cold wet feet and shins, a warm up for tomorrows group ride in the wetter forecast conditions

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shame, dreadful shame; what is this tearing rush to destroy Forests all about?

Could've done with some mudguards on that sorta terrain. That's a tiny little front Freewheel and a huge rear top cog; I guess the Gears on that are set up specifically for low speed stuff; eg Hill-Climbing & Mud-Plugging.

Quite different to what I'm used to: 42-28 Top and a 52-14 bottom with a 700c or 27" wheel

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Pug_XUD_KeenAmateur wrote:
22 Nov 2019, 19:59
shame, dreadful shame; what is this tearing rush to destroy Forests all about?

Could've done with some mudguards on that sorta terrain. That's a tiny little front Freewheel and a huge rear top cog; I guess the Gears on that are set up specifically for low speed stuff; eg Hill-Climbing & Mud-Plugging.

Quite different to what I'm used to: 42-28 Top and a 52-14 bottom with a 700c or 27" wheel
They're not destroying forests they're growing trees as crops, just like wheat and barley, it just takes longer but they have then to harvest them and re-plant.

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glad of that, thanks Gibbo

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the de-forestation is planned cropping, just could have picked a better time of year though!
the Chase is at the moment subject of a lot of proposed changes, mainly money - motivated, fence off large areas in the name of Conservation, let farmers graze the land and hey-presto no responsibility for the upkeep...
closing Car Parks - the smaller remote ones, enlargening the main ones and making them paid ones, all to make the trip to the Countryside an 'experience' a la Alton Towers etc
plenty of mentions for improvements for Horses, walkers, dog owners, not much for Cyclists like myself who have no interest in doing the 'official' trails - Follow The Dog, Monkey Trail or Stile Cop DH runs

anyway, todays Pic of the ride could have been anywhere.....

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it is the old RAF Hednesford Parade Ground or Sports Field i think!

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Bike spotted in Berwick. One of these I think, nice juxtaposition with the Lowry Trail poster.

https://www.ridgeback.co.uk/bike/tradition-mens
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
07 Dec 2019, 00:11
Bike spotted in Berwick. One of these I think, nice juxtaposition with the Lowry Trail poster.

https://www.ridgeback.co.uk/bike/tradition-mens

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That's my sort of bike, except for the dangly bits that they use for gears, put a four speed wide ratio Sturmey Archer on it and it would be perfect. :)

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Gibbo2286 wrote:
07 Dec 2019, 10:37
That's my sort of bike, except for the dangly bits that they use for gears, put a four speed wide ratio Sturmey Archer on it and it would be perfect. :)
If you dont fancy pedalling too much Gibbo this could suit you

Coming up at Mathewsons December 14th Auction

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REgards Neil