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    Taking a break

    Tea break from bike fettling, so who else spring cleans their bikes ?.

    Its been a dirty winter, cant believe the build up of shit on my 2 road bikes. Rear pads on winter bike down to the metal and new chain needed.
    Two full susser done and the hard tail, just tyres to sort on the 3 of them.
    Then its the Missus' bikes.

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    Me.

    Got some time allocated for next weekend for this, including external BB's out and regrease, headsets cleaned & regreased if necessary, new pads in t'full suss etc.

    That is, if I don have to work, which is looking increasingly likely (Need to keep up the payments on the Mac, Audi etc).

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    I've been experimenting with a few wheelsets that cannot be made tubeless. Admittedly I needed a pair of Joe's rim strips for one set but the others only needed yellow tape, valves & patience & all 3 are now sorted.

    I'm now hoping to actually be able to ride on 'em at some point this year :-\

    Need to source some shorter forks for the SS too.

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    Stripped and sold many parts from t'Pipedream - transferred a few of the better bits to the unsellable Spark, which means that's been stripped and regreased. Road bike 1 hasn't been out in the shitty weather, Road bike 2 has been cleaned regularly so no probs there. The Frankenbike bore the brunt of the weather and requires new cables/cassette/chain/chainrings and tyres...........most of which I already have in, erm, "stock".

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    so who else spring cleans their bikes ?
    Yessum. Twice a year for me - once in the spring and once in readiness for winter. Parts seemingly last forever if you're thorough...

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    Aaaaaarggghhh, cant get the Maxxis advantage to seal

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    Tyre off, new tyre on and Pump!

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    I's a pumping

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    Some Maxxis tyres are a tad stiff - try chucking it in a bucket of very hot water for 10-15 mins then stick it back on the rim & pump like ****.

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    Hmmm. My park track pump has broke. I blame Nobby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Greenville View Post
    Stripped and sold many parts from t'Pipedream - transferred a few of the better bits to the unsellable Spark, which means that's been stripped and regreased. Road bike 1 hasn't been out in the shitty weather, Road bike 2 has been cleaned regularly so no probs there. The Frankenbike bore the brunt of the weather and requires new cables/cassette/chain/chainrings and tyres...........most of which I already have in, erm, "stock".
    Still got that Reba or did you sell it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan View Post
    Hmmm. My park track pump has broke. I blame Nobby.
    WTF you done with it? Mine's at least 6 years old& has been abused throughout its life.

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    How much would you let that spark frame go for LG?
    It's the ideal all mountain machine imo, how come you want shut of it?

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    We've just moved to a new apartment which, although nowhere near as secure for bike storage as the last place, does have a hose for cleaning them - under cover! My bikes will be happy as now they will get more than the twice-yearly 'Hans regime' that they were lucky to get since I moved into the city... My commuter Kula is desperately awaiting all the parts I have but have not fitted yet; cassette, chain, rings, cables (In & out), pads & mech hanger, plus a general regrease, etc.

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    Reba has been sold.
    The Spark now has better wheels (719 rims, Hope fr hub, XT r), 15mm bolt through Reba's and XT brakes - I'm only going to sell it complete.

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    Right last bike in the dinning room now clean oil and ready for the challenge. We are on holiday abroad next week and are aiming to ride up the highest mountain in the countries we visit.

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    'Hans regime'
    Sounds very Nazi-esque...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Frii View Post
    Sounds very Nazi-esque...
    Indeed, its fortunate that you are not a short ginger angry bald man with strong opinions and a goatee otherwise you'd fit the category perfectly...

    oh wait....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan View Post
    Indeed, its fortunate that you are not a short ginger sweary bald man who really doesn't give a shit and a goatee otherwise you'd fit the category perfectly...

    oh wait....
    Fixed. The anger thing was simply a myth perpetuated by that lying, two-faced turd-remover. Some folk interpret swearing as anger, even in the flesh.

    But seriously, I don't see how any of those qualities are exclusive to the Nazi movement. They'd more than likely be insulted if you suggested they resembled me any way, shape or form...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Frii View Post
    But seriously, I don't see how any of those qualities are exclusive to the Nazi movement. They'd more than likely be insulted if you suggested they resembled me any way, shape or form...
    Never really saw you as the typical Aryan, TBH, Hans.....

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