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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    you have not seen behind the wall that the pegs are on. that is why the pegs have gone up.

    but some of the tyres are 20 years old and need binning.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • love being at the lbs when they have a delivery! never a patch on that one though nick! thats a serious delivery! but is like child and sweet shop!!
    occasionally help check the orders in and price up, soo much shiny stuff!! :wink:
    Timmo.
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    been busy sorting out the area for the workshop computer. now what free software to put on it.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • NDawnNDawn Posts: 238
    open office :)
    spotify
    and some way to watch the tour de france?
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    I've missed this thread. I was surprised when I saw this though...
    nicklouse wrote:
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  • EnduroChrisEnduroChris Posts: 107
    just read/viewed this thread...funny as chuff

    whereabouts in sh...unny yorkshire were you from chief?
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    not South, but the other two bits.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • Andy BAndy B Posts: 8,115
    nicklouse wrote:
    been busy sorting out the area for the workshop computer. now what free software to put on it.
    for music without ad's try grooveshark, similar to spotify, but no audio ad's & you don't have to install it
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  • projectsomeprojectsome Posts: 4,478
    Just read all 10 pages, good stuff. That bike the with the patches on the outside was shockingly bad. :D :shock:
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    bobs bikes wrote:
    had a woman ring up the shop yesterday...
    conv went similar to this......

    me- hello **** my bike shop ***
    woman- do you fix bikes?
    m- yes, we certainly do
    w- how much is it?
    m- what seems to be the problem with it?
    w- how the f*** should i know, your the mechanic!
    click!
    m- hello? helloooo? .... silly cow!

    so, as from today, im on the hunt for a crystal ball, just in case she calls back. LOL

    gotta love customers.
    Sounds like a prank call, or she is just retarded
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    well the shop is now shut for two weeks, but i will be popping up to do the odd job.

    the best bit is at the end of the two weeks there is a trip to a bike factory.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • more pics and updates please nick :P
  • Bring back this thread!
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  • unixnerdunixnerd Posts: 2,864
    Bring back this thread!

    +1
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  • +2

    would love to see this thread back. however, if it is dead then does it really deserve a sticky?
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  • aegreyaegrey Posts: 15
    + 4

    Just joined and read this thread from start to finish yesterday. Best ever! Hope Nick comes back and keeps it going.
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  • I'd totally forgotten about this thread. I've missed it.

    +1 for bringing it back upto date
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  • jay12jay12 Posts: 6,306
    +potato for bringing back this thread
  • getonyourbikegetonyourbike Posts: 2,648
    edited December 2010
    +something. i've read the whole thread and its brilliant. That GT, everbody knows that patches go on the outside lol
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    (un)Fortunately I am back doing my real job so I am not up at the shop that much. To those that wonder why it is still a sticky, there are a few lessons in there have use. Also one never knows what may happen tomorrow.

    Oh and i have just heard We will have Trek in store for 2011.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • i thought general bike spannerman was your real job nick?? what does your real job entail that allowes you to play in a place like this???
    Timmo.
    After all, I am Cornish!
    http://cornwallmtb.kk5.org/
    Cotic Soul, The bike of Legends!:wink: Yes, I Am a bike tart!
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    real job is a CAD engineer/development engineer.

    and help out with problem builds etc. at the bike shop.

    been building modifying bikes since the late ´70s :wink:
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • mattvmattv Posts: 992
    This is great! Sort of repairs I havent seen in over 5 years of servicing bikes in the uk. When my shop moved about 2 months ago, we had a 7.5tonner arrive full of stock. 35 pages of stock to book in, as well as 40 bikes!
  • bobs bikesbobs bikes Posts: 589
    slipped with a spanner yesterday and caught my hand on the rear triangle.

    broken my middle finger in two places just below the knuckle!

    thats buggered my cycling holiday up! :cry:
  • bonezybonezy Posts: 129
    Likewise bobsbikes, put the bike in the shop for some shiny upgrades, and broke my finger playing football (don't ask). So I have to sit and stare at it for a few weeks. It's killing me
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    Well as I am on my Hols I am back at the shop and I have a nice project tomorrow on top of servicing some forks.
    I need to work out the best way to fit a disc to this.

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    there are a number of issues. but I will not be impossible.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Does the brake lever have to be on the "pedals"? or would it be ok to take one hand off to reach for a lever by the seat? If so, it would save you a lot of hassle.
    Cool project though
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    the current brake is on the seat side and has a push buutton lock for the "Park" brake. so we will have to retain that as well. but that aint the main problem. Making the disc mount will be simple but the hub fitting. 126-135mm might have to de space an XT hub.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    Well it went well the frame sprung ok and got some shape on the ends.

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    runs smooth and free. just slapped some paint on before leaving. should have the correct hub tomorrow.

    rather a full shop.

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    the service area is hiding to the right.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
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