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 Post subject: Epping 2nd Febuary
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:21 am 
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The forecast is currently good, not that means much :lolno: .... tbh it's going to have to be pretty horrendous to stop me riding after missing last weekend so....

10:00am at Bury Rd car park. http://goo.gl/maps/BFzFT

The car park linked looks a bit different now as it's in two halves now... rough part and a tarmac part. Either part is fine as you can see one from the other.

I'll be in a blue VW Transporter.

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 Post subject: Re: Epping 2nd Febuary
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:21 pm 
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The father in law to be is around on Sunday for lunch, so hopefully it won't clash and i shall be there!


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 2nd Febuary
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:57 pm 
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I may not be able to make it this week. Ive got visitors coming to stay from Cyprus so it would be rude of me to go for a bike ride and not go out with them and the rest of the family.

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 Post subject: Re: Epping 2nd Febuary
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:58 pm 
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Ill message back once i find out what time they arrive, as i may be able to squeeze it in before.

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 Post subject: Re: Epping 2nd Febuary
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:21 pm 
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I am all good, father in law is later in the day thankfully.


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 2nd Febuary
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:43 am 
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Should be there, so far no work. Was in epping yesterday to test 1x9 on HT. Well, trail conditions are really bad at the moment, have to push few hills as 32t front and 36t at the back wasn't enough (Weak legs) :lolno:

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 Post subject: Re: Epping 2nd Febuary
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:29 am 
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Yes, I recently went 1x9 with a 33T Surly front ring. Found the going hard with a 32 on the back, so just fitted a 12-36... but I have just ordered a new 22T for the front as I think I'll have to go back to a double front for long days out!

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 Post subject: Re: Epping 2nd Febuary
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:02 pm 
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Stick with the 32 / 36 Franda' ..... it'll give me an Ciar a chance to catch up ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 2nd Febuary
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:10 pm 
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Well 3 days commuting this week, on top of a pulled lower back muscle i don't think i will be keeping up with anything or anyone lol


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 2nd Febuary
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:45 pm 
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@bugeye, yeah i will stick to 32/36, just have to train harder. And I think if anyone is used to 1x9 i will have a hard time to keep up. On top of that i swap spd's to flats and i basically have no flow whatsoever. Will be going back to spd's as my left knee hurts for some reason, probably different muscles being used. Oh and bike quality makes massive difference. So respect to all of u who run HT,s.... I was so slow compare to full suss....

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 Post subject: Re: Epping 2nd Febuary
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:00 pm 
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Hardtail... that's a bit over the top..... who needs bouncy front forks ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Epping 2nd Febuary
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:54 pm 
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FandaPac wrote:
And I think if anyone is used to 1x9 i will have a hard time to keep up.


You guys should all be grateful, im stuck with a 1 x 8 with 32 upfront because of the budget i had when i built my bike :thumbdown: Its not too bad, just a real killer on some hills.

How are you getting on with the Avalanche Pro frame? Im considering an Avalanche as they get really good reviews in terms of the frame and im a big GT fan, loved riding every one ive had.

Im saving up for a new frame at the moment as ive decided the Chucker just isnt for me anymore as all i do is XC with it. I really want a Zaskar frame, dont care what year haha.

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Hardtail... that's a bit over the top..... who needs bouncy front forks ;)

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I see youve found the rest of your bike :)

That looks awesome there bugeye.

Rigid ftw 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Epping 2nd Febuary
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:03 pm 
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Lovely set-up, Bugeye.

I'm trying to figure out how to upload a pic so I can post my recently tarted up 2006 Kona steel HT.
I'm depressed about taking it out in the rain... it's so shiny!! lol

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 Post subject: Re: Epping 2nd Febuary
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:16 pm 
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Tolga... have a look at On One's Inbred or Scandal... xc version of my 456. They do a version with single speed drop outs that would be spot on for you. The less gears for you the better as far as I'm concerned, anything to slow you down ;)

Cheers UltraHound... only had a quick blast around Redbridge with it but I'm liking it so far :)

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 Post subject: Re: Epping 2nd Febuary
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:20 pm 
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Thanks for the info, bugeye. I'll try that.

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