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Laugh at my friend!

neil_sheehan2000neil_sheehan2000 Posts: 529
edited May 2009 in MTB general
Going for a 3-day trip in June to Glentress, Traquair/Innerleithen, and then somewhere else in the area, maybe Mabie. My friend, who lives just outside London and doesn't do mountain biking much any more, has sold his 26 inch wheels and now only has 24s, and is planning to ride those when he comes up for the trip.

Knowing him, he probably won't bother buying new tyres (got some 3 year old Halo Twin Rails at the minute, I believe), and he's only got one chainring at the front (with a long cage mech on the back for no discernable reason). The bike's a hardtail jump frame and I can almost guarentee he won't bother sorting out his long-knackered gears to ensure he can actually use all seven (yes, seven!) of them.

Now, I know that so long as you're happy on your bike and it is't likely to actually snap in half then you shouldn't be judged for the bike related choices you make. However, on the other hand, he's currently in China. So please feel free to point out his folly...


  • detreoxdetreox Posts: 171
    leave the guyt alone it's his funeral :D
    when i start rippin i start RIPPIN
  • detreox wrote:
    leave the guyt alone it's his funeral :D

    ...but he criticised my Meta...
  • ceecee Posts: 4,553
    he is going to find the Traquair XC climb tough going. message ends.
    Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I believe in the future of the human race.

    H.G. Wells.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    what a tightarsed gooner
  • Steve_FSteve_F Posts: 682
    So he'll be pushing up and having a great time coming back down?

    As long as he's going to enjoy it fair play to him, even though I'd guess he'll be on a hire bike by day 2!
    Current steed is a '07 Carrera Banshee X
    + cheap road/commuting bike
  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,594
    Im going to do as the post says.

    He hehehe job done
  • elPedro666elPedro666 Posts: 1,060
    detreox wrote:
    leave the guyt alone it's his funeral :D

    ...which Neil is going to have to carry/drag him to!
    Green Halo TwinRail
    25.0mm-26.2mm seatpost shim
    Red X-Lite bling
    Specialized ladies BG saddle (white?) 155mm
    RH thumbie
    700x28c CX tyres&tubs
    Flatbars 620mm 25,4mm & swept, ti in an ideal world
  • schmakoschmako Posts: 1,982
    Meh, i've seen people on apollos at gt and inners. They're bound to be worse!
  • fourcrossjohnfourcrossjohn Posts: 2,500
    cud be worse cud be doing it on an apolo x rated
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