Monthly Archives: March 2010

Hemlock fettling and beer.

A test ride into town proved that the Hemlock is ace, however it also proved that the gears were shot, and the rear tyre a fraction too wide. So after a quick shopping session, and an afternoon of fettling, it’s … Continue reading

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Bouncy, bouncy, bouncy, bouncy, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun.

I’d been toying with dipping my toe into the world of full-suspension bikes again, things have progressed a long way since I bought my Craftworks back in 2003. After a few weeks pondering I settled on a Cotic Hemlock, and … Continue reading

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Shutter Island

Mindfuck.

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#181 – Toy Story

Fresh out on Blu-ray and looking as superb as you’d expect. A veritable bargain thanks to a BOGOF offer combined with keen pricing courtesy of Amazon providing 4 Disney Blu-rays for a mere £24. 60/250

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Half Man Half Biscuit – The Junction, Cambridge

After a lazy morning I headed off on the lengthy trip to Cambridge to see the mighty Half Man Half Biscuit again, stopping off briefly to don my DPAK and swap cars, then back on the road for the last … Continue reading

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The pile of bits grows.

Today’s additions. Thomson seatpost Charge Spoon saddle Shimano SLX front and rear mechs Jagwire cables KMC chain Next week will be interesting.

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Slippage

I was meant to be fixing a computer this afternoon, so despite the weather decided to ride out along the canal rather than drive. As it was wet I took the mudguard equipped Peregrine rather than the crosser, the downside … Continue reading

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#39 – Léon

The first film off the list for several weeks, and a solo effort. One of my favourite films, albeit one I’ve not watched for a good few years. 59/250

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Nothing lasts

I’ve just replaced the rear tyres on the X-Trail at a cost of just over £200. The tyres on there were date-stamped 2003, so were almost certainly the originals, which means they’d done 75,000 miles. They weren’t even worn out, … Continue reading

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New Model Army – Fiddlers, Bristol

A new venue for me tonight, apparently it used to be a prison. It’s certainly smaller than the venues I usually see New Model Army at only 400 or so capacity, therefore it was a little more intimate than usual, … Continue reading

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