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by matt
18 Apr 2017, 10:12
Forum: The Salmon Pond
Topic: MAMIL Matt - struggling on a bike lane near you soon
Replies: 58
Views: 9027

MAMIL Matt - struggling on a bike lane near you soon

how tough are the downs Chris, is it just one big hill after another?
by matt
15 Apr 2017, 23:26
Forum: The Salmon Pond
Topic: MAMIL Matt - struggling on a bike lane near you soon
Replies: 58
Views: 9027

MAMIL Matt - struggling on a bike lane near you soon

it was an older nicolai bike with "retro" 2.4" 26" wheels and slightly less slack front end compared to the diamond back. It was a lovely set up, breaks were easy to pull with one finger and was just about managing with the single cog. I was getting off up the hills on both bikes...
by matt
14 Apr 2017, 22:54
Forum: The Salmon Pond
Topic: MAMIL Matt - struggling on a bike lane near you soon
Replies: 58
Views: 9027

MAMIL Matt - struggling on a bike lane near you soon

John, I learnt a lot today! I really like both hardtails and FS bikes. I instantly felt quicker on the full suspension on faster sections, but instantly felt slower on the more cross country sections. I started off on the hard tail and the tyre pressure was too high, but amazing how much a quick sof...
by matt
13 Apr 2017, 11:21
Forum: The Salmon Pond
Topic: MAMIL Matt - struggling on a bike lane near you soon
Replies: 58
Views: 9027

MAMIL Matt - struggling on a bike lane near you soon

the beauty of the work scheme is the money comes off the top of the paycheck, so I never see it and it's split over 12 months + a 7% fee at the end. I think this rules out a FS bike as I'll never have the lump sum to get bike from new. have you got an idea of what they start at second hand? the bike...
by matt
12 Apr 2017, 13:17
Forum: The Salmon Pond
Topic: MAMIL Matt - struggling on a bike lane near you soon
Replies: 58
Views: 9027

MAMIL Matt - struggling on a bike lane near you soon

I can only buy from here John and up to £1000. https://www.cyclesolutions.co.uk/mountain-bikes/c2?sort=FromPrice%20DESC&filter1=Mens%20or%20Unisex&sPrice=500&ePrice=1000 I've been reading some of the bikes have a 2*10 or 1*11 or 12 chain set up. Made me think more about keeping my crosst...
by matt
11 Apr 2017, 15:04
Forum: The Salmon Pond
Topic: MAMIL Matt - struggling on a bike lane near you soon
Replies: 58
Views: 9027

MAMIL Matt - struggling on a bike lane near you soon

I'm off to swinley this Friday to try my friend's diamondback Myers 2016. He was happy with the 27.5 set up and so will give me a good starting point. I doubt I'd be able to understand what I'm missing in that set up anyway so if I like it, gives me a starting point to go from. Are 29ers more toward...
by matt
10 Apr 2017, 11:53
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What you playing at the minute?
Replies: 1125
Views: 83603

What you playing at the minute?

I asked my buddy for more info, but he's on holiday so banned from talk until he's back. Will be interesting to get his view on what it means for developers.
by matt
10 Apr 2017, 09:48
Forum: The Salmon Pond
Topic: MAMIL Matt - struggling on a bike lane near you soon
Replies: 58
Views: 9027

MAMIL Matt - struggling on a bike lane near you soon

John et al,
are there places you can go to try a number of bikes? I can hire a bike from here:
https://www.swinleybikehub.com/hire/

but it's just a rental place and not sure it will give me much of an idea of the different set ups.
by matt
09 Apr 2017, 23:47
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What you playing at the minute?
Replies: 1125
Views: 83603

What you playing at the minute?

any more concrete info on the Scorpio after the release?
by matt
04 Apr 2017, 12:13
Forum: The Salmon Pond
Topic: MAMIL Matt - struggling on a bike lane near you soon
Replies: 58
Views: 9027

MAMIL Matt - struggling on a bike lane near you soon

So I'm hoping bike to work opens again soon. What bike mountain bike would you get for under £1k? This caught my eye as it had fat tyres and was black: https://www.cyclesolutions.co.uk/p83112/charge-cooker-midi-4-27-5-2016-mountain-bike if they price match would be in budget: https://www.evanscycles...
by matt
04 Apr 2017, 10:11
Forum: Other Technology
Topic: Phone update - 2016
Replies: 38
Views: 4732

Phone update - 2016

amazon are usually excellent like that John. I've had very quick refunds even late into a year when my doorbell stopped working etc.
by matt
03 Apr 2017, 13:58
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What you playing at the minute?
Replies: 1125
Views: 83603

What you playing at the minute?

dick move in any cutlure. I just hammered attrition 24/7 for the double xp. enjoyed it and was holding my own but not enough to justify buying the game.
by matt
30 Mar 2017, 13:27
Forum: The Salmon Pond
Topic: Formula 1
Replies: 741
Views: 36231

Formula 1

Replicant wrote:Qr Bbpost
Johnmcl7 wrote:Qr Bbpost My brother who is an F1 fan watched it and thought it was a dull race.

John


I would second that


thirded, I tried to watch it twice but fell asleep twice. Hopeful for a good season ahead though and happy Hamilton is not leading... yet.
by matt
24 Mar 2017, 13:38
Forum: The Salmon Pond
Topic: MAMIL Matt - struggling on a bike lane near you soon
Replies: 58
Views: 9027

MAMIL Matt - struggling on a bike lane near you soon

https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C1WPZA_enGB710GB710&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#tbm=shop&q=specialised+crosstrail+2015&*&spd=15239656167985153031 jack of all trades bike, not as quick as road bike, not heavy duty enough for downhill but a pretty soli...
by matt
22 Mar 2017, 16:44
Forum: The Salmon Pond
Topic: MAMIL Matt - struggling on a bike lane near you soon
Replies: 58
Views: 9027

MAMIL Matt - struggling on a bike lane near you soon

I'm likely to have a crosstrail for sale soon chris / Robo - good price! :) How terrible an idea would it be to sell the hyrbid and put it towards this? https://www.cyclesolutions.co.uk/p83648/scott-aspect-720--2016-mountain-bike (looking to price match at £480) http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/gear/cat...

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