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Richard A Thackeray



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Interesting!!
First ride this afternoon

1. High front end - almost 2.5" higher than 'blue', with same spacers in!!
(took allen-keys, & took 2 spacers out 'on the road', feels a bit better)

Getting used to it, after riding it every day since arrival



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2. Feels sluggish/stuck to the road - but..... all of my other bikes, barring the CX, are on '23' ('20', in the Dyna-Techs case!!)
The last time I rode tyres that far, they were Tioga City-Slickers (1.25") on the Pace - I sold that in about 1998

Again, feeling a bit better, but doesn't roll as easy



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3. Bars are 'oversize' - not noted on specification picking
(have to try & get lights/reflectors on them yet!!)

Sorted, but no rear reflector yet
Had a couple of old mudguard mounted reflectors, but the mounting bolts were seized


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4. Tiagra levers seem to have a lot of travel before contact
Is this normal for road-discs??

Apparantly it is


Yesterday, saw its first trip to http://www.squires-cafe.co.uk/index.asp
And, as with all other bikes, for the past 20 years, it received its sticker Laughing

It got a bit of interest from some of the bikers, partly due to the colour, but mainly due to my pointing out the hydraulic discs (& my SIDI shoes, as a lot were wearing their boots)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hadn't realised that Sherburn in Elmet was still such a big draw for bikers.

Was MASSIVE in '87 when I used to partake.

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Richard A Thackeray



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh!!
And another problem, I forgot to mention

Handlebars
having gone for the standard option, & ordered my width, it was upon arrival that they felt a bit odd
Measuring revealed that they were 40cm C-C (I normally have 42CM)
Looking further into the specific webpage for the bars, did reveal that they were measured outer-outer Rolling Eyes
An e-mail was sent to Ribble, asking why this different measuring wasn't on the bike-builder
I await a reply
If they offer me a relevantly sized pair (& replacement) tape, fair enough, but I think I have a pair of 42's in the shed, from the Gran Fondo, as I couldn't order that, just with the Ritchey WCS, so it had the cheapest option available, & WCS arrived in another box



Gunner wrote:
I hadn't realised that Sherburn in Elmet was still such a big draw for bikers.

Was MASSIVE in '87 when I used to partake.



Yes it is!
To the extent that they moved premises, in the early '00's, to a closed down (or, maybe, just 'offered enough money to') pub out of the village, that is close to the A1 (the 'old' A1 still has a junction about 1/2 a mile way)

There's pictures of the old cafe on the website; now location of houses



The brick/white rendered apartments are on the old site
http://www.instantstreetview.com/@53.797513,-1.25394,30.42h,22.83p,0z

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richard A Thackeray wrote:

Handlebars
having gone for the standard option, & ordered my width, it was upon arrival that they felt a bit odd
Measuring revealed that they were 40cm C-C (I normally have 42CM)
Looking further into the specific webpage for the bars, did reveal that they were measured outer-outer Rolling Eyes
An e-mail was sent to Ribble, asking why this different measuring wasn't on the bike-builder
I await a reply
If they offer me a relevantly sized pair (& replacement) tape, fair enough, but I think I have a pair of 42's in the shed, from the Gran Fondo, as I couldn't order that, just with the Ritchey WCS, so it had the cheapest option available, & WCS arrived in another box


Have found the pair in the shed, sadly they're 38's, as I ticked whatever option with them being replaced
Damn!!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First 'streaming wet' commute home on it today (just had moist/damp, so far)

Actually having brakes that work well was a revelation!
The 'blue' was maintained, & kept up to, but even when that has new brake-blocks, the CGR's discs are far superior

Granted, there is that initial sweeping off of any water on the disc, but the feel/modulation of them makes me happy that I did go for the hydraulic system, instead of cable

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Threesome..................
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