Dog walkers do for me again
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Magnus



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:24 am    Post subject: Dog walkers do for me again Reply with quote

It is me isn’t it? I seem to attract code brown moments with dog walkers.

Going home last night, traveling along the river bank just out of bath lane, doing around 15mph so not fast really. Enjoying my ride home in the sun. I see a chap grazing on blackberries, picking them off a fully laden briar and popping them in his mouth. Lovely I thought, I like black berries.

Nearly on him, I spot his nice little dog sniffing something on the opposite side of the tow path. All in all it was I very pleasant summer scene, I was happy all was good with the world.

Now, just about to go past and I see the nice little dog is attached to the blackberry muncher via one of those leads on a real. Fook me all hell breaks loose I grab handfuls of brake lever shout “oh Shhhhhhhit and skid to halt alongside him.

Looking down I see I have come to rest having somehow managed to ride over the lead with my front wheel and was now standing with my back wheel on the top of lead. I could hear the guy off to my right saying “it’s alright, it’s ok” and his nice little dog whimpering somewhere off to my left

In my head I am thinking “it’s not alright at all, it’s not OK”

I think to myself “why didn’t you watch your dog, could have killed me or the dog or both. I have skid marks on the tow path and in my pants. My heart is banging on my chest, and your dog’s face is pinned to the ground held there by my back wheel on his lead” no it’s not OK really is it?

Of course in reality I didn’t say anything I mumbled something in apology (like it’s my fault) and rode off into the sunset. Why do we brits avoid confrontation call me whimp. Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Love dogs, hate dog owners Evil or Very Mad

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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yeh, wimp with Nylabone legs. I wouldnt mind but pedigree petfoods is only a few miles from where i live Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Funny, but not really...............if you know what I mean.

There's an interesting article in tonights local from a 64 year old cyclist oddly enough, who can't for the life of him understand why riders choose to ride on the local roads when there are miles of "wide cycle tracks" right next to the roads....... Confused Confused Confused

Well, this story illustrates excellently one very good reason. Of the few times I have chosen to take to these cycle paths recently I have had issues with people walking dogs on extending leads, usually at maximum length and across the path, it really beggars belief.

Then don't get me started on group walkers across the whole path, people who walk in zig zag fashion along these paths, people who jump 10 feet in the air when you shout a cheery "hello" from 1/2 mile away to warn them of your approach, etc., etc.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Then don't get me started on group walkers across the whole path, people who walk in zig zag fashion along these paths, people who jump 10 feet in the air when you shout a cheery "hello" from 1/2 mile away to warn them of your approach, etc., etc.


This is where a Hope Pro4 rear hub comes in handy Wink .. got one on the Trek, and the fukers can here ya coming the day before Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Then don't get me started on group walkers across the whole path, people who walk in zig zag fashion along these paths, people who jump 10 feet in the air when you shout a cheery "hello" from 1/2 mile away to warn them of your approach, etc., etc.


Arghhhh families out for a stroll with there pets standing 4 abreast taking up the whole damned tow path. and then they have the audacity to slate you for riding to close to them. It's a shared access just who is who is not sharing here? drives me mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KTM540 wrote:
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Then don't get me started on group walkers across the whole path, people who walk in zig zag fashion along these paths, people who jump 10 feet in the air when you shout a cheery "hello" from 1/2 mile away to warn them of your approach, etc., etc.


This is where a Hope Pro4 rear hub comes in handy Wink .. got one on the Trek, and the fukers can here ya coming the day before Laughing


Hope hubs are great for warning people you are coming. Since I got my new hope wheelset everyone hears me coming. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pro 4's on both my bikes Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are Hope hubs like to service? i can do a full set of mavic crossride rear wheel bearings and freewheel bearings in about 20mins start to finish.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't needed to yet

To be honest, I am waiting for some clarification on what tools are needed for the Pro 4.

There are reports that the some of the previous "Evo" tools are unsuitable.

There are U-Tube vids if you want to have a look.

They seem to take less than 20 mins

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool i shall take a look at the vids.

I hadnt considered special tool, the mavics come a part with C clip pliers a hammer and a drift. although i do have the luxury of a hydraulic press at work Cool Cool

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopes appear to be be hammer and drift(s) only (no clips as such)

It's getting the right size drift I need clarification on. Some of the reviews and Q&A on places like CRC - say you need a specific one for Pro 4's as the bearings are different.

It all looks pretty simple though, once you have the correct tools

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Threevok wrote:

It's getting the right size drift I need clarification on. Some of the reviews and Q&A on places like CRC - say you need a specific one for Pro 4's as the bearings are different.



I just bash the old bearings out with a pin punch then use the old bearing as a buffer to knock in the new ones. always going to be the right size that way and you can use any old punch or drift to knock against the old bearing without damaging the new one.

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