Today I are been mainly at the Bike Shop



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And what a fine group of people they are. Ricky finally redeemed his dismissal of my trusty Claud
Butler as "obsolete" by doing a same afternoon turnaround on my 'bent - the Magura disc brake mounts
needed fettling (there is a Special Tool which looks a lot like a milling cutter to me).

Andy, the boss, has the Giant semi-recumbent prominantly on display, and the fairing from Jason
Queally's 2001 world HPV record attempt on the wall. The Sith are moving in :)

I bought an 11-32T cogset for the Stinger, which should be better now I've started taking more
devious routes home for extra climbing practice, and should allow me to take on a wider range of
rides, and I spoiled myself with a pair of Tacx sealed bearing idlers, which are lovely and quiet.
If somewhat purple.

And I picked up a copy of the Reading Cycle Campaign newsletter
<http://webspace.netmatters.co.uk/slim/rcc/CycleReading%20Winter%202003.pdf>

Two odd things: there's a Giant bike with automatic transmission on show (why? it's got a Nexus hub
gear - how much easier does it need to be?) and some bloke with a set of 16-spoke aero wheels with
gnarlies! What's that about?

Guy
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"Just zis Guy, you know?" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> And what a fine group of people they are.

Good to hear about some good shops. Some are willing to bend over backwards! I had to have a 20"
wheel built up for a WizWheelz/Currie, and the thought of a 20: wheel is usually "AHA! Kiddie
toy!" So the wrong width/weight/single gear was built up. Now have to start over. Wait until
Tuesday... BAH!!!

Somehow, I always find out too late who knows what they are doing in LBSs / and who does not.

Chris Jordan Santa Cruz, CA.
 
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Guy Chapman wrote

> Andy, the boss, has [...] the fairing from Jason Queally's 2001 world HPV record attempt on
> the wall

Big shop, is it :)

Paul Davies reckoned that Quentin van Marle had split the fairing in half and half-buried it in his
garden as matching his'n'hers swimming pools; Anthony Shingler maintains that the moulds are now
being used for the manufacture of streamlined 4-berth caravans...

Dave Larrington - http://legslarry.crosswinds.net/
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On Mon, 10 Feb 2003 13:14:33 -0000, "Dave Larrington" <[email protected]> wrote:

>Big shop, is it :)

Monsta!

>Paul Davies reckoned that Quentin van Marle had split the fairing in half and half-buried it in his
>garden as matching his'n'hers swimming pools; Anthony Shingler maintains that the moulds are now
>being used for the manufacture of streamlined 4-berth caravans...

Heh! It has a plaque underneath saying it did (I think) 64mph. Someone said "Wow!" so I pointed out
that Rob English had *crashed* faster than that :)

Guy
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