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Today I took my trek to Glenshee, took my husband too. Did the red, A lot of climbing, but some nice single track. Then moved on to Newcastleton and did the 7 stane red. Lot of fire road but a few flowing Single-track sections. The bog climb was horrendous Kielder tomorrow
 
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Anyone out there rockin the Fidlock bottle system?
 
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For road bikes, yes.
Cross country and mountain. Dunno…?
Would be good to hear from anyone with first hand experience.
 
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Exactly. Looks good but struggling to believe it’ll hang on during a good old decent?
 
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In other news, loads of good stuff from Eurobike. Lots of interesting gearbox/motor stuff. Seems the automotive suppliers are getting into ebike stuff.
 
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Gatwick Airport to Brighton on the Triplet with Veteran Cars. On the final leg from the boundary of Brighton to Marine Parade we followed three veteran penny farthings built 1885 or 1886.

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The handy lift from Gatwick South Terminal to the cycle path.

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Pit stop.

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Brighton.

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Spot the Veteran penny farthing in the background.
 
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Lewisd3

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Re: Bike Porn " members rides "

Found a couple of photos:
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The R3 on top of one of the toughest climbs I've done for steepness.

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Yasmin Yeti in India

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P2 in long dist tri mode.

There are some great bikes appearing in this thread.
Owen, fellow triath
Re: Bike Porn " members rides "

Found a couple of photos:
6ehyrypy.jpg

The R3 on top of one of the toughest climbs I've done for steepness.

y3a7u6u9.jpg

Yasmin Yeti in India

a4a5eham.jpg

P2 in long dist tri mode.

There are some great bikes appearing
 
Lewisd3

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Any triathletes on here? If so what bike rack would you recommend for a TT bike? Are the VW ones ok?
 
California4x4

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Most of the bike carriers use a wheel securing strap and then a frame clamp. Unless your tri-bike is very un bike shaped, most should work, including the VW rear door carrier. I went for a tow ball mounted one. I was only just able to fit a CX bike, mountain bike and tri-bike on it but it works best for only two bikes. For a high-value and normally clean tri-bike I would often carry it inside the campervan as I’m mostly on my own when I use it.
 
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Pauli

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Speaking of bikes as a hobby for the last ten years my path has been something like buying the first a bit better bike - Bianchi Via Nirone road bike - getting bored with the tarmac roads and buying proper MTB (Trek Fuel EX8), buying the first fat bike for winter practicing (Felt DD30), buying a hybrid for commuting, selling the MTB and buying a new one, selling the fat bike and buying a frame-kit for building a new one, selling the road and hybrid bikes and buying a cyclo-cross as compromise and so on... so that the current fleet consists of:

Cube Stereo HPC140 full-suspension mountain bike; suits very well to our "technical" trails, works on the occasional visits to bike parks and yet light enough for some all-mountain races (have two pair of wheels - original alloy ones as well as DT Swiss XMC1200 CF rims with rather different type of tires - making this very universal at least in my eyes). This is the one most often traveling on the Fiamma bike rack of my California together with a Cube Sting.
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Cube Crossrace, not as light & quick as a real road bike but gives the possibility to explore some gravel roads as well (and hopefully starts to work as the commuting tool soon as well).
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Salsa Beargrease Carbon: the one to hit the winter trails with (the left one, 3,8x27,5" tires - on the right is a Salsa MukLuk and has 4,8x26" tires, just saying before anyone asks).
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