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Introducing Victoria....... (new wheels on Page 31)

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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (with new shoes on Page 21)

Postby BMANX » Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:49 am

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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (with new shoes on Page 21)

Postby Jeffr » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:03 am

Hey Jeff, I'd love to hear what your friend has to say about repairing this. The advice I've gotten before is to sand away the entire crack so there is no possibility of it spreading. Then you wrap the affected area using progressively larger patches. The tube will never work quite the same but I suspect on the chainstay there you will only make it stiffer and not sacrifice handling or ride feel.
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (with new shoes on Page 21)

Postby pritchet74 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:44 am

I will let you know. I was going to do it this week, but I have to go to Seattle for a couple days so this will be put off till next week.
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (with new shoes on Page 21)

Postby pritchet74 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:44 am

I just found this link to a Documentary that was shown on BBC recently about Victoria Pendleton. Absolutely fantastic. You guys should set aside an hour and watch it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... _InwqiQrw0
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (with new shoes on Page 21)

Postby Fibre-Lyte » Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:07 am

Already watched it, it was on our tv mid week :D

I think more of that girl now than what I already did, but I'm not a big fan of the crying every five minutes.
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (with new shoes on Page 21)

Postby pritchet74 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:23 am

The crying doesn't bother me a bit. Pretty emotional stuff to deal with for a girl who is really a girl. And I dot mean that as a bad thing at all.

And I think that my shoulder region is healed up enough for a ride on the road tomorrow. Well, it's past midnight, so later today. I CAN'T WAIT!!!
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (with new shoes on Page 21)

Postby Ypsylon » Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:21 pm

I was really expecting something like

... so she could cry on my shoulder.

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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (with new shoes on Page 21)

Postby Fibre-Lyte » Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:09 pm

The proper emotional stuff, I understand, it's the crying over everything which would probably include her pet gerbil dying if she had one that I'm not keen on. She even jokes about the amount of crying she does at the end of the program! Don't get me wrong, I really like her, but in the words of my friend, 'she seems quite high maintenance'. He said it, don't blame me...... :grin:
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (with new shoes on Page 21)

Postby pritchet74 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:13 pm

Prepped for the carbon repair!

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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (with new shoes on Page 21)

Postby pritchet74 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:58 pm

Repair complete, still wrapped in shrink tape while the epoxy cures:
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Tape removed!
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Later today I need to sand it and then mask the area so I can spray a layer of clear coat on it.
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (carbon repair on Page 28)

Postby RTW » Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:17 pm

Having previously laughed so heartily at Pritch's misfortune, I had to think of him yesterday, as I was riding a Sportiv, (100 mile) and about 40 miles in launched a snot-rocket which unfortunately clung to my shorts. As I tried to wipe it off, I rode into the grass verge and fell off. I was going uphill as well. :bangHead:
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (carbon repair on Page 28)

Postby pritchet74 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:11 pm

HA! RTW, we are like brothers from different mothers. At least you fell onto grass and with going uphill it was hopefully a slow speed crash!

I have to admit though - this does make my day. :impish:
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (carbon repair on Page 28)

Postby RTW » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:37 am

Thought that would make you smile. Are you back on the bike yet?
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (carbon repair on Page 28)

Postby pritchet74 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:58 pm

Yup. Been back on the road for a few weeks now. Fitness level is actually pretty good - all that time in the trainer when I was broken paid off!
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (carbon repair on Page 28)

Postby pritchet74 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:02 pm

How Victoria has looked for the last year...
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Its been about 3 years of having this bike with little changes, but I am needing a big change visually. I am pretty committed to stripping the paint from the frame. I just put the black hoods back on too. Thinking of going with the black Komm-Vor Plus saddle. Then go with the black Hed logos.
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What do you guys think?
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