Introductions - tell us about yourself

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Mick F
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Postby Mick F » 8 May 2008, 8:43pm

Hi John.

Photographs on this site are easy.

When you post a message, in the window you are in there's a "button" labeled 'Upload picture'.

Click on it, and a new window appears. If you have a picture somewhere on your computer, press 'Browse' and navigate to it, then click 'Send'.

The picture appears on the post as a string of letters and stuff that references where the actual photo is in the 'Gallery' you have created.

When you've finished, click on 'Preview' below the window you are typing in and see the result. If happy, click 'Submit'

Have a go in the "Test Board" area, to see if it works.
Mick F. Cornwall

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Mick F
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Postby Mick F » 8 May 2008, 8:45pm

R2, I know nothing of John's "Back Passage"!!! I'm as much in the dark as you.

John appears on the Coast to Coast forum. http://c2c.freeforums.org/index.php
Mick F. Cornwall

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johnonthetyne
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Postby johnonthetyne » 8 May 2008, 9:02pm

sorry bout that,have had 3 operations in 10 weeks, what started out as an abcess has now got a drain in it so as you can imagine the bikes not really an option at the moment.

reohn2

Postby reohn2 » 8 May 2008, 9:07pm

johnonthetyne wrote:sorry bout that,have had 3 operations in 10 weeks, what started out as an abcess has now got a drain in it so as you can imagine the bikes not really an option at the moment.


Eek,sorry,hope your on the mend?

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Postby johnonthetyne » 8 May 2008, 9:22pm

no probs,worked out how to upload photos,heres my bikes
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lauriematt
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Postby lauriematt » 8 May 2008, 9:32pm

tidy lil bikes!

look well maintained :)

how old are they??

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Postby johnonthetyne » 8 May 2008, 9:50pm

the dave yate is about 13 year old and the schwinn 4 years old,also have chris boardman i plan to use for work.
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lauriematt
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Postby lauriematt » 8 May 2008, 9:52pm

have you had to replace many parts??

i tried to take a pic of my Specialised Sirrus but cams no good :(

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Postby johnonthetyne » 8 May 2008, 10:03pm

not really but i did upgrade to xt v-brakes when they came out,dont recall what year that was , i think if you keep stuff clean and well lubed and adjusted it makes hell of a difference.plus dont do any of the jumping about like i used to years back. i do love retro stuff and have just bought a pair of scott at-4 bars the same as i used to have on my old trek,ill try a pic.
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couldnt find very good pic but you should get the idea.

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Postby lauriematt » 8 May 2008, 10:07pm

ive only just started looking after components properly...before it was just a case of whack loads of GT85 on it and heyho!

as a result...after 2years hard use...the components are failing one by one :(

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Postby Mick F » 8 May 2008, 10:18pm

Hi again John!

So glad you can get phots on here! And good to know you're getting well looked after. Get well soon.

Regards,
Mick.
Mick F. Cornwall

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Postby johnonthetyne » 8 May 2008, 10:18pm

aye they dont stuff to last anymore, i like parts that can be stripped cleaned,greased and refitted, have a look on here.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/

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Postby johnonthetyne » 8 May 2008, 10:21pm

cheers mick ,had pm from AG , hes of the same opinion as me , whats the point of havin a cycling site with a moderator that knows naff all about bikes and doesnt actually own one!( not this one) :D

hayuru

I'm interested in cycling in UK

Postby hayuru » 9 May 2008, 12:32pm

Hello! I'm a Japanese woman, working at a university as an office worker.
Of course I like cycling very much. I have a road bike made by Bianchi :D .

Now I am planning to go on a trip to UK, especially Cornwall next year. After reading some websites, I'm interested in cycling in UK.

Please tell me something about cycling in UK. I'd like to rent a bicycle there while my trip.

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Re: I'm interested in cycling in UK

Postby lauriematt » 9 May 2008, 12:35pm

hayuru wrote:Hello! I'm a Japanese woman, working at a university as an office worker.
Of course I like cycling very much. I have a road bike made by Bianchi :D .

Now I am planning to go on a trip to UK, especially Cornwall next year. After reading some websites, I'm interested in cycling in UK.

Please tell me something about cycling in UK. I'd like to rent a bicycle there while my trip.


Cornwall is a very nice place to visit! it is very popular with tourists! being at the south of the UK you will get the warmest weather!!!

there are lots of very nice scenic rides