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    Tom Hill got a reaction from chung in Old 1” steel forks required - no longer needed   
    Did you get anywhere with this? If not I can make one for you for £75 which will then need painting.
    Cheers Tom
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    Tom Hill got a reaction from Darryl Gunson in Sunday 20th January   
    I went up Old Largs road to run round Greenock Cut this morning; perhaps not one of my better ideas. I confirm that running on  snow covered ground, while gentle underfoot, is very tiring!
    The roads were mostly clear but many slushy areas and some longer covered stretches. 
    You might want to stick to the coast.

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    Tom Hill got a reaction from PaulL in Sunday 20th January   
    I went up Old Largs road to run round Greenock Cut this morning; perhaps not one of my better ideas. I confirm that running on  snow covered ground, while gentle underfoot, is very tiring!
    The roads were mostly clear but many slushy areas and some longer covered stretches. 
    You might want to stick to the coast.

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    Tom Hill got a reaction from Gerard Deeley in A bolt   
    If you are struggling, I can probably get  the bolt out for you; if you bring it down to Langbank.
     
    Tom
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    Tom Hill got a reaction from GlenIrving in Sunday 14th kilcgreggan - Rosneath - Glen fruin 80ish miles   
    Plan to be at the Bridge. Will tag along till the legs hit limp home mode..
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    Tom Hill got a reaction from DavidC in Sunday 30 th September   
    I’m up for joining you. But unlikely to be able to keep up the whole way. Couttie could tow me home. Sorry that should’ve been could Couttie tow me home...... as in will he?
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    Tom Hill got a reaction from martin in Sunday 30 th September   
    I’m up for joining you. But unlikely to be able to keep up the whole way. Couttie could tow me home. Sorry that should’ve been could Couttie tow me home...... as in will he?
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    Tom Hill got a reaction from George in *Alex Baird* - Sad News   
    Such sad news. Always smiling, with words of encouragement, as he ripped the legs off you!
    I will be at the funeral but not Amaretto.
     



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    Tom Hill got a reaction from GlenIrving in Sunday 11/3 clubrooms 9.30 am   
    Thanks for the ride. Really felt the lack of miles after about 60km. A bit stiff and sore down the left side but no major damage. 
    Thanks to Couttie for shepherding me back!
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    Tom Hill got a reaction from PaulL in Sunday 11/3 clubrooms 9.30 am   
    Thanks for the ride. Really felt the lack of miles after about 60km. A bit stiff and sore down the left side but no major damage. 
    Thanks to Couttie for shepherding me back!
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    Tom Hill reacted to George in Confrérie des Fêlés (brotherhood of the crackpots) du Grand Colombier   
    This looks good although there are a lot of cyclists going which is more than a tad off-putting.
     
    Being one of the few JWCC to have climbed over 5000 metres in one day I'm happy to pass on advice to those less experienced in these matters. My first tip would be to cease all calorific intake immediately after reading this post. 2nd tip is to carry toilet roll.
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    Tom Hill got a reaction from PaulL in Tubeless setup   
    Hi Paul
    Came to this late..........as usual.
    I did Roubaix on tubeless and have ridden them for about three years. Not an issue, no punctures (that I noticed). In the end I replaced the first set of tyres.
    Made the mistake of putting them on my mtb, rode it for a an hour and then forgot about them for several months and they broke the seal. Unfortunately no gas canisters so I could not re-inflate. In the end I put tubes in the mtb. However you have just reminded me that Santa can bring me a nice new preload pump. Since I already have two track pumps, it may well be time to offload a couple!
    I run tubulars on my TT and summer bikes and always carry a sealant canister. They work up to 3-4mm cuts! 
     
    In short, it is the way to go, as far as I am concerned.
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    Tom Hill reacted to chung in Summer Bikes - Before Storage!   
    Hi Folks,
     
    It’s almost that time of the year to swop out the summer bikes & bring out the trusty old winter hack.
     
    So I thought I would share a few tips that I’ve learnt in the past, to do to your pride & joy, before temporary retiring your summer beauties in the comfort of your shed/garage/lounge/bedroom/safe etc (delete as appropriate )
     
    Before storage
    1. I would obviously recommend giving your bike a good wash (or at least a thorough wipe down) but make sure everything is nice & dry after you’ve done so. No one likes rust on you bike/bike parts!
     
    2. Chain - Clean & re-lube this part thoroughly, I use a “Park Tool†chain bath, works great but other means are just as good & dry lube!
     
    3. Once chain is nice & clean, shift chain to small chainring on the front & smallest cog at the back - this put the chain into the “least stress positionâ€, theoretically making your chain last just a wee bit longer (if you can pop the chain off the front rings & just rest it loose even better - but might be messy) & your gear cable are not in tension too, again longing the life of these particular parts.
     
    4. Oil/Lube all pivot points - front/rear mechs, brake pivots etc for obvious reasons.
     
    5. Loosen the seat post clamp & take the seat post out & re-grease/apply copper seize before sliding it back into place (make sure you mark the position first with masking tape etc before you take out the seat post, so you know exactly how far to put it back on) remember to re-torque properly accordingly.
    I’ve seem seized seat post before from moisture in this particular area & it’s a right pain to deal with, prevention is key here!
    In fact, I make a point of pulling out & re-install all my bikes seat post every few months just in case!
     
    6. Check that the condition of your tyres are still nice & ridable come next summer, check for deep cuts or worn parts. If it need replacing, then end of year/Xmas sales are usually a good times to pick up some new tyres. I always buy frequently perishable parts before I absolutely need it, yes I am a hoarder :-)
     
    7. Brake pads/blocks - as above.
     
    8. Maybe it’s a good time to replace your bar-tapes, it should be replaced as frequent as possible …….. I love new bar tape, cheapest way to make your bike feel brand new :-)
     
    Hope these tips help, but if you guys can think of any, I would love to hear & learn more please!
     
    It might sounds a lot of work but it's well worth it & saves you money as well, but if you can’t be bother, then there’s an alternative - just buy a brand new bike EVERY SUMMER :-)
     
    I suppose these things don’t just apply to doing it before you store the bike, it’s good practice to do these things through out the year when you’re riding anyway!
     
    Happy bike maintaining
     
    Cheers
     
    Chung
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    Tom Hill got a reaction from KennyS in 52-36 crankset   
    Brand new 11-speed Shimano 105 black 52/36 crankset, 172.5mm for sale £75
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    Tom Hill got a reaction from Iain67 in Sunday 23 Where to go ?   
    Welcome to my world!Good to be back out with the bunch! Backside is complaining bitterly about riding a road bike instead of a TT!!
    Soothing glass of red (..... drinking it, obviously!)
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    Tom Hill got a reaction from James in Sunday 23 Where to go ?   
    Welcome to my world!Good to be back out with the bunch! Backside is complaining bitterly about riding a road bike instead of a TT!!
    Soothing glass of red (..... drinking it, obviously!)
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    Tom Hill got a reaction from DavidC in Sunday 23 Where to go ?   
    Welcome to my world!Good to be back out with the bunch! Backside is complaining bitterly about riding a road bike instead of a TT!!
    Soothing glass of red (..... drinking it, obviously!)
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    Tom Hill reacted to Paul C in Spied a Wheeler   
    Great to see you Tom if only just for fleeting moment!!
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    Tom Hill got a reaction from Iain67 in 9 April C11😡Plus associated lumps   
    Enjoy guys. Unfortunately I will be having to make do with the low Alps of Haute Provence. ....... Bring it on 😀
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    Tom Hill got a reaction from XXX in 9 April C11😡Plus associated lumps   
    Enjoy guys. Unfortunately I will be having to make do with the low Alps of Haute Provence. ....... Bring it on 😀
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    Tom Hill got a reaction from gregbalden in 9 April C11😡Plus associated lumps   
    Enjoy guys. Unfortunately I will be having to make do with the low Alps of Haute Provence. ....... Bring it on 😀
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    Tom Hill got a reaction from chung in 2 April Greg's Birthday Bash (aka Glen Fruin)   
    Great day for a bike ride! Happy Birthday Greg. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!
    Thanks guys!!! Probably the first time I've enjoyed a long ride this year ðŸ‘ðŸ»ðŸ‘ðŸ»
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    Tom Hill got a reaction from alexb in 9 April C11😡Plus associated lumps   
    Enjoy guys. Unfortunately I will be having to make do with the low Alps of Haute Provence. ....... Bring it on 😀
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    Tom Hill got a reaction from gregbalden in 2 April Greg's Birthday Bash (aka Glen Fruin)   
    Well I was there or thereabouts! at Flanders so I feel obliged to attend Greg's birthday doo!
    See you at the bridge.
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    Tom Hill got a reaction from alexb in 2 April Greg's Birthday Bash (aka Glen Fruin)   
    Well I was there or thereabouts! at Flanders so I feel obliged to attend Greg's birthday doo!
    See you at the bridge.
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