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Stretched@Birth

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  1. He sounds like he’s narrating a wildlife documentary!
  2. Happy Birthday! May many more km's pass under your tyres, and may we continue to see many more pics of your rides!
  3. On the swing door note, I saw this the other day, which is very cool, skip forward to 1:00 on the video:
  4. Mine’s a 140mm 32mm stanchions, is the one bit that will need an upgrade when the bike budget allows. Though I think I’ve now found its sweet spot after lots of trial and error with pressures.
  5. Not serious trail riding by any stretch of the imagination, but I took mine for a spin around Thaba Trails on Sunday morning. Thaba is fairly rough, rocky with lots of short, steep ups and downs, the longer downhills are quite rocky too. I found the bike climbs really nicely, and on the downs it feels like I'm too slow for the bike, if that makes any sense. It's like the bike just wants to go faster and I'm holding back. As my confidence builds, I'll get off the brakes more and let it rip, it definately instills a lot of confidence. One thing I did find is that it requires quite a bit of "body english" to change direction, your riding style needs to be quite aggressive. I can see I'm going to have a lot of fun on this bike!
  6. I'm in Alberton, so just down the road. Will give you a shout and come and take one of your bikes for a spin. Were you not at Grumpy on Friday afternoon collecting some parts?
  7. I may just take up this offer. Whereabouts is your factory? If I'm not mistaken you're at the Heidelberg airfield?
  8. Been trying to DM you, but on this new Hub, I'm not sure if you're getting my messages, as I cannot find the sent messages, would like to chat about a potential opportunity!
  9. Winter in Joburg. Had to stop at the Zebra crossing.
  10. I threw away some Carlton decals just the other day. My first race bike was a Carlton that my dad had painted black and got some decals for. The set I chucked were spares. The bike was later repainted pearl white and purple, with an attempt to replicate the Daccordi diamond paint effect.
  11. Yes... White, Red and Black.
  12. Have you come right yet? If not, I may have something that can work.
  13. Those remind me of my soccer boots that my dad ground the studs off and nailed cleats to (the ones with a slot in them), when I first started riding with toe clips.
  14. That hunkajunk behind it is what my wife got instead of a new couch, so that she can try to earn her keep... 😉 CNC Laser Cutter/Engraver, fun toy/tool to have!
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