General cycling advice ( NOT technical ! )
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Summer is here (I think) so I was motivated to have our Thompson Orbit of 27 years (bought second hand even then!) resprayed in its original pink colour. I'm continually amazed at the reaction the colour gets over the bike ! I've just spent the evenings of this after work rebuilding 'Tommo' and can declare everything taken off was replaced back on save for one gear cable as it was too frayed to reuse. All others were re greased. The eccentric Hayden BB was impossible to adjust with the single hole so was done with a mallet ! I found the Thomspson decals thanks to Maggie Thompson whose other half Andy I believe may be the builder of said frame. All sourced through the brilliant Cycling UK forum. YOu won't get anything close to technical knowledge and advice on just riding, touring and building than this forum. Worth the supporter fee many times ! Chapeau!
Thanks all. Good spot on the rear cable ! Cycling UK members don't miss a thing ! . As Ian, says, its the way its been set up always but I think it could e better as per you hint. Pic is off my better half ready for a spin last May in Les Bauges (the wqllows) We rode to lake Annecy for lunch. Perfect roads for tandem riding or just riding.
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