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Towpaths and punctures.

5°C, lighter, calm. Unwanted side-effect, punctures. Just patched the tube that went down yesterday, it had two holes and needed two patches. One was a snakebite, probably from the moment the nail punctured and pinched the rim against the road. … Continue reading

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16°C, brisk SW. Dry and grey. Half-term break: is a time to clean up. It’s only been two weeks since the lodger moved out, but I am in the process of discovering problems he left behind. Rug Doctor is a … Continue reading

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Service race-8

24°C sunny, no breeze. Yesterday’s ride was no twithout problems. At 45 miles, the gear change became heavier and sticky. Up-shift was unreliable but I knew what it was. Out of sight, inside the cable the wire was frayed. It … Continue reading

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2012 summary

7°C, clear, cold wind from sea. Cycling: ~4,409 miles. Kona fixed gear– 984 miles, Arrow 16 speed (Shimano)-2,220 miles. Racelite 16 (campy)- 1,225 miles. Fewer miles than I hoped for due to several problems- more rain than usual, more hiking, work … Continue reading

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Repair and ride

7°C. Some rain, sun too. A mending weekend: TV, laptop, bike, smoke detector, hair, shelves TV makes a short high buzz with a few minutes of changing channel or starting a video. One web forum sort said unplug it for … Continue reading

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