A short race

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Clive George, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. Clive George

    Clive George Guest

    This time between people in warehouses and motor vehicles.

    Finally time to do something about the drivetrain on some of the bikes,
    so off to the internets to find new chainrings, chain, sprockets, front
    mech, and as a bonus some brake pads.

    Ordered some stuff from CRC, and some from Ribble. Paid the 4 quid "next
    day" delivery charge for the Ribble bits (made up with their keen
    prices), standard delivery from CRC. Orders entered 1am Thursday morning.

    First parcel in? CRC, first class mail, some time around 11am today :)
    Second was Ribble, Parcelforce 24H, about 2pm.

    (delivery time actually determined when the relevant people get to our
    door - normal postie nearly always before parcelforce. Ribble kept to
    their promises, CRC just did a good job like normal)

    Now I have the chance to get messy and take lots of things apart.
    Clive George, Feb 18, 2011
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    Simon Mason Guest

    The opposite happened to me when my Exposure light was faulty and I sent it
    off for repair. It went by registered post on 23 Dec and was posted back to
    me on 24 Dec. However, I wasn't at home when it arrived and so it went back
    to the sorting office and because of all of the bank holidays etc. I wasn't
    able to finally pick it up until 4 Jan. Luckily the off road routes I would
    have used with that as a front floodlight were snowbound, so I didn't miss
    it anyway.
    Simon Mason, Feb 18, 2011
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  3. Clive George

    Clive George Guest

    <insert suitable spannering soundtrack>

    And it's a windy night with dry tarmac, so I got some decent use out of
    my newly functional big ring :)

    Once again I'm reminded why one gets a nice fast bike. It feels really
    good powering along, rather than frustrating, and this encourages me to
    push more.

    Now all I need to do is (re?)grow the muscles to go with that image :)
    Clive George, Feb 19, 2011
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    Rob Morley Guest

    But did they give you a pack of sweeties? No? Wiggle must really like
    Rob Morley, Feb 19, 2011
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