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Goin' Crazy in 2009

  • Offroad Riding - 13002.72 miles [289]
  • Aborted Riding - 61.00 miles [3]
  • Turbo Trainer - 33.70 miles [3]
  • (TOC) 13063.72 miles
  • (TA) 13097.42 miles

Hurtin' in 2008

  • Offroad Riding - 10602.84 miles [300]
  • Turbo Trainer - 130.20 miles [8]
  • Running - 114.56 miles [24]
  • Aborted Riding - 37.20 miles [2]
  • (TOC) 10640.04 miles
  • (TR) 114.56 miles
  • (TA) 10884.8 miles

Riding in 2007

  • Offroad Riding - 8365.93 miles [300]
  • Road Riding - 3599.80 miles [70]
  • Turbo Trainer - 50.90 miles [3]
  • (TOC) 11965.73 miles
  • (TA) 12016.63 miles

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Oh Fiddlesticks

17 Sep 2009 at 18:03

I've cracked the dropout of the Pink29, hopefully it'll soldier on for a few more weeks as it's not in a 100% critical position (at the frame end of the slot - with a support on either side giving it stability)

What to do though? I have the Niner, but I'm worried about the EBB device on that creaking/slipping constantly (I guess I could run a chain tensioner). Another scandal? an option, I guess I'll email on-one see what the score it (this was easier when Brant was around, he'd be on the case before I finished saying "I broke another one of your frames").

Don't want to go back to 26" just yet, not least becayse I've just dropped 320 quid on new wheel's and don't have any 26" wheels that actually work.

Finger's crossed there won't be a post in the next 3 weeks titled "That was a long walk home".

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Clembohttp://www.myspace.com/3ringcircus

09:11 18 Sep

Go on build the niner up! Can't have a frame that expensive sat around doing nothing. From what I've read when looking into em, their EBB are quite reliable and sqeak free.

himhttp://www.shedfire.com

10:50 18 Sep

I'll get you a Lynskey sorted.

Ollyhttp://thinkdrastic.net/

11:06 18 Sep

@Clembo - Everything's quite reliable and squeak free until Matt applies his magic ;)

Tomhttp://tom.levell.eu

11:37 18 Sep

Go on build the Niner and see if you can break that too before your year is finished.

matthttp://mattmagic.com

13:36 18 Sep

I'm scared of the Niner, thanks to Brant's "it will snap here" with regards the top tube.

I'm far too lazy to build it up at present, I'm worried about the EBB too, I'll try to squeeze as much out of the Pink29 as possible (also it would feel weird not riding a pink bike, I think people only recognise me because of the bike, when I'm out and about ;) )

Tomhttp://tom.levell.eu

14:52 18 Sep

No it'll be the speed you go past them too.

Prove him right then.

himhttp://www.shedfire.com

18:13 18 Sep

""it will snap here" with regards the top tube."

I don't remember that.

I got the Ti on-one right though :-)

matthttp://mattmagic.com

18:29 18 Sep

you then sent me the CAD drawing of the frame.. tube too thin / butting too short, I think you said.

himhttp://www.shedfire.com

19:29 18 Sep

Oh the steel one. Right. Yeah - the drawing I saw was really thin!

granthttp://www.septimus.org/blog

19:44 18 Sep

"until Matt applies his magic"

Sorry, this made me laugh.

Just how does Matt generate his "magic", esp with that sore wrist? :-)

Oh, I say 'build the Niner' too. :-)

Just accept that you *will* break it. It's only a matter of *when* you break it. :-)

MikeD

21:39 18 Sep

+1 for "build Niner", no sense in it just lurking.

Simonhttp://www.simonbarnes.net/blog

21:45 18 Sep

Build the 16" surly 1x1 and give me some money for it :)

davehttp://twinklydave.com

19:03 19 Sep

and then build the cross bike, while you're onm a roll...

Simonhttp://www.simonbarnes.net/blog

19:11 19 Sep

And the pompino...

Simonhttp://www.simonbarnes.net/blog

19:11 19 Sep

And the carbon road bike...

Simonhttp://www.simonbarnes.net/blog

19:11 19 Sep

And the Humu...

matthttp://mattmagic.com

19:13 19 Sep

Proper LOL!

pompy first, I reckon, I have the parts just need to find them

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