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Old December 11th 04, 12:05 PM
Tony Raven
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dirtylitterboxofferingstospammers wrote:
Vernon is out in the garage this morning, tinkering with bikes. He always gives
Nathan's tourer a once-over on the weekend, as it's the bike Nathan's been
using all week to go to college. Whilst I'm checking my emails, there's a tap
at the window. It's Vernon motioning for me to come to the front door. So I do
and he's stood there with Nathan's bike. "Turn that front wheel." he said. So I
*tried*. It wouldn't budge. The space between mudguard & wheel was *solid* with
mud and the brakes were encased in mud. Just goes to show the state of the
lanes in Norfolk in the winter. Looking at the bike you'd think he'd been doing
cyclocross! Mind you, it's a darned good bit of resistance training. That'll
build up his muscles ;-)


A few weeks ago I went on an off-road ride in Derbyshire. After one
particularly muddy section a couple of the bikes had deep aero rims made
out of mud - http://www.cycling.raven-family.com/mudpolo.jpg

Tony
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Old December 11th 04, 12:13 PM
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A few weeks ago I went on an off-road ride in Derbyshire. After one
particularly muddy section a couple of the bikes had deep aero rims made
out of mud - http://www.cycling.raven-family.com/mudpolo.jpg

Tony


Off-road in Derbyshire pshaw! That's what you get on-road in Norfolk lanes this
time of year ;-)

Cheers, helen s

p.s. Vernon sez... "Ask the newsgroup if anyone has any experience of Conti
Gator skins. In what context, I'm scared to ask ;-)


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Old December 11th 04, 12:26 PM
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dirtylitterboxofferingstospammers wrote:
A few weeks ago I went on an off-road ride in Derbyshire. After one
particularly muddy section a couple of the bikes had deep aero rims made
out of mud - http://www.cycling.raven-family.com/mudpolo.jpg

Tony



Off-road in Derbyshire pshaw! That's what you get on-road in Norfolk lanes this
time of year ;-)


Its your own fault. Most bikes the tyres pick up the mud, the wheel
rotates and it falls off again. On Nathans, the wheel picks up the mud,
the wheel rotates the mud into the megawatt beams of his front and rear
light arrays and bakes it hard onto the tyres which then rotatest to
pick up more mud.....

Tony
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Old December 11th 04, 12:30 PM
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Its your own fault. Most bikes the tyres pick up the mud, the wheel
rotates and it falls off again. On Nathans, the wheel picks up the mud,
the wheel rotates the mud into the megawatt beams of his front and rear
light arrays and bakes it hard onto the tyres which then rotatest to
pick up more mud.....

Tony


Yup, but I rest secure in the knowledge that all this resistance training he's
getting is a darned sight cheaper than gym fees. He'll thank me when he's Mr
Universe and then making megabucks in Hollywood ;-)

Cheers, helen s


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Old December 11th 04, 12:43 PM
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dirtylitterboxofferingstospammers wrote:


p.s. Vernon sez... "Ask the newsgroup if anyone has any experience of Conti
Gator skins. In what context, I'm scared to ask ;-)


I fitted 28mm Conti Gator Skins onto my tourer half way through my
Scottish tour in August. I like them, had one puncture in the front
wheel but it doesn't really count as it happened when I skidded on some
crunchy snow and crashed. No punctures when used on city streets and
unclassified roads free from snow, but muddy and gritty and slurry-y.
They roll pretty well and fell grippy and not too spongy. I am
considering them again for my summer commuter.
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Old December 11th 04, 01:49 PM
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dirtylitterboxofferingstospammers wrote:


Yup, but I rest secure in the knowledge that all this resistance training he's
getting is a darned sight cheaper than gym fees. He'll thank me when he's Mr
Universe and then making megabucks in Hollywood ;-)



But he'll be Mr Universe from the waist down and Mr Wimp from the waist
up unless you get him into the gym for some upper body training as well ;-)

Tony
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Old December 11th 04, 02:08 PM
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dirtylitterboxofferingstospammers wrote:
p.s. Vernon sez... "Ask the newsgroup if anyone has any experience of

Conti
Gator skins. In what context, I'm scared to ask ;-)


I don't think they last as long as panaracer paselas, but I can get them
locally so that's what I'm using at the moment. I actually had a puncture on
the back wheel as well the other day - a thorn. That's the first proper
puncture I've had on my single bike for an awful long time.

So, if I could get them easily I'd get paselas, but the contis will do for
now.

cheers,
clive



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Old December 13th 04, 07:47 AM
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dirtylitterboxofferingstospammers wrote:

p.s. Vernon sez... "Ask the newsgroup if anyone has any experience of Conti
Gator skins. In what context, I'm scared to ask ;-)


I commute on 28mm Ultra GatorSkins. A nice fast ride, and they seem
fairly puncture-resistant. I weigh 156lb, and run them at 100psi front,
120psi rear.

They feel a little less supple than my previous tyres, Panaracer
Paselas, but don't have the annoying central ridge to wear down before
you can corner predictably.

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Old December 14th 04, 11:32 PM
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Mark Tranchant wrote:
dirtylitterboxofferingstospammers wrote:

p.s. Vernon sez... "Ask the newsgroup if anyone has any experience of
Conti
Gator skins. In what context, I'm scared to ask ;-)


I commute on 28mm Ultra GatorSkins. A nice fast ride, and they seem
fairly puncture-resistant. I weigh 156lb, and run them at 100psi front,
120psi rear.


They feel a little less supple than my previous tyres, Panaracer
Paselas, but don't have the annoying central ridge to wear down before
you can corner predictably.


My Trek has 25mm GatorSkins. 1800 puncture free miles so far. They're
nicer than the previous tyre (Conti Sport 1000) but what wouldn't be?

--
Simon

 




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