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    Back in the distance past (70’s) My dad would say “don’t ever buy a Ford car” his logic was “you see a lot more fords broken down than...
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    Gringo replied to the thread Punture.
    I agree with Jokskot regarding Smart Sam’s, I had a thorn through a Smart Sam Plus two weeks ago and it was the first time I’d been...
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    Gringo reacted to jokskot's post in the thread Punture with Agree Agree.
    I ride about 4k km/yr and have Tannus Armor linings in both tires that I run at 50psi. While it’s difficult to be certain, I reckon...
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    Back on topic Heres a quote from “the bearing man” on another forum It is my business to fix ebike motors. I eat sleep and breath...
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    Gringo reacted to flecc's post in the thread Back wheel or a new used bike . with Agree Agree.
    Truing stands are quite a modern idea for wheel building. When I joined the trade in 1950 we just used an old pair of forks clamped...
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    Gringo reacted to Ocsid's post in the thread Cracked Ali frame with Agree Agree.
    The issue here is nothing to do with the strength of the epoxy carbon fibre composite material, I think we all realise that, but its...
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    Gringo replied to the thread Buying 2nd hand..
    I’m on my 3rd mid-drive bike (2nd Bosch) and I covered 5,000 miles on this one, it’s on its 3rd chain and 2nd cassette and chainring...
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    Gringo replied to the thread Cycle Carrier overhang.
    Go for it, As a retired mechanical engineer, I’d knock something up in my shed and not give it a second thought. I’m always reluctant...
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    Gringo replied to the thread Cycle Carrier overhang.
    If you can do 3D printing why print a wheel ? You can print a bracket that fits the rack better (maybe a permanent fit) and takes a Q R...
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    Gringo replied to the thread Cycle Carrier overhang.
    I can’t answer your question but here’s a crazy thought o_O If you’re going to remove the front wheel anyway, you could possibly fit a...
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    Gringo reacted to Nealh's post in the thread cordless drill battery with Agree Agree.
    Some people like to show the world they are clever and no better way then to keep making films of your self and having your own website...
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    Gringo reacted to Tony1951's post in the thread Brexit Rant... with Like Like.
    Struggling to imagine how a piece of blown polystyrene, with a plastic shell and some straps, likely all made in China for twopence...
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    My sister is on holiday in the Malvern hills and I popped over to join her for a few days so we could do a few rides together while her...
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    Gringo replied to the thread Carrera Crossfuse.
    from memory ? my sisters crossfuse has Shimano brakes with 160mm dia discs front and back. I believe it’s this type...
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    Hmmmm! IMHO, you're missing a couple of things and what you're saying isn't quite right. If your type of gears were so X-fantastic...