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href="http://www.trekbikes.com" target="_blank">Trek bikes

Others that help:
U.S.E. and Exposure
Bath Ales booze sponsor? Made the big time now!

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Some people I am lucky enough to regard as friends:

href="http://drj0nswanderings.blogspot.com" target="_blank">Dr J0n His Wanderings
href="http://www.32sixteen.com" target="_blank">Nick 32sixteen
href="http://www.singletrackworld.com" target="_blank">Chipps and Co. Singletrack
href="http://www.yesweareontheweb.com" target="_blank">The Outcast not the gay one
Rudi buy a print!
href="http://www.graveltech.com" target="_blank">Billy Spaceman and his own form of publishing empire
href="http://www.surlybikes.com" target="_blank">Surly aren't
Mud Dock re-fitted and better than ever.
href="http://www.dirtragmag.com" target="_blank">Dirt Rag mag
href="http://www.charliethebikemonger.com" target="_blank">Charley the bike monger dont ask him about the Clunker Classic...
href="http://www.tftunedshox.com" target="_blank">TFtuned Tim knows his shit
href="http://www.minx-girl.com" target="_blank">Minx girl have the nicest tops.
href="http://www.russtler.com" target="_blank">Russtler like Minx but much more hairy
Buddy Spot Brand rider and proabably confused by us brits
Swerve Brewery great beer that you cant buy,
Urban Cyclist Issue 1 out now!

Stuff I ride:
href="http://www.trekbikes.com" target="_blank">Trek 69er and XO singlespeed
href="http://www.spotbikes.com" target="_blank">Spot Brand Singlespeed, 24" Cruiser and Fixie
href="http://www.surlybikes.com" target="_blank">Surly Steamroller and a dead Cross-check :-(
href="http://www.bontrager.com" target="_blank">Bontrager Race, B1 and B29
href="http://www.bikes.com" target="_blank">Rocky Mountain Vertex
href="http://www.fisherbikes.com" target="_blank">Gary Fisher Rig
href="http://www.raleighbikes.com" target="_blank">Raleigh Track bike
href="http://www.gtbicycles.com" target="_blank">GT Xizang LE
Pashley ex-post office bike
href="http://www.dawescycles.com" target="_blank">Dawes Chipps' Tandem
Ribble 631 Road bike
Terry Dolan Pursuit bike

Did someone mention rationalisation?

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I've been tired this week. It's nice to be back on the bike after the problems I've been having with my knee. Being out on a new bike makes it feel even more special. I think this may have made me over-do it a bit last weekend. The step change in cycling and a hard week at work have meant I have slept very well. It's nice to be getting back in to the swing of it though. I'm feeling horrendously unfit for this time of year but I hope that blows over and I'm back on form for SSMM solo. It cant go much worse than the Strathpuffer. I'm just intending to go out there and enjoy it!

The Rig seems good. It hasn't astounded me but it definitely has areas where it works better than a regular 26"er- it feels noticeably smother over rough tracks and I'm sure it will eat up the miles this summer. I'm still not totally convinced so for now the jury's out. The one downside I must mention is the tyres- they aren't nearly as good as the mud tyres i tend to use at this time of year. Everyone suggests cyclocross tyres, but if i wanted to use them I'd ride my 'cross bike! I'm going to have to track down some for the Bristol mud.
8th Mar 2006, 21:54   | tags:,


shaggy says:

Yeah, I read that. Its very subjective (bikes very different, one persons riding style, only measuring rear wheel power transfer...) but interesting all the same. I'd be tempted to try something similar if I had two PowerTaps kicking about! Are you being tempted by the power of the darkside then?!

9th Mar 2006, 20:47

nick3216 says:

oooh, Kelly.

12th Mar 2006, 11:46

Trev(supermansswc2005) says:

hey shaggy, try the new 1.9 (though they look thinner) bonty jones tyres, amazing in all conditions, loads better than the 2.1's. they feel great on the rig.

27th Apr 2006, 12:35