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« Reply #135 on: April 08, 2015, 03:37:57 AM »
It definitely wasnt the seatpost guts. I slathered the post in grease, put it back in the frame but it still creaked. A bit of bedtime googling told me that regular grease and carbon is a big no no because it can make it swell. In the morning I checked it and the creakiness has gone. Took it out and wiped off all the grease and did the same to the frame. The creak was still gone. Hurrah!

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It creaked, I greased it, it doesn't creak.

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« Reply #136 on: April 08, 2015, 05:41:36 AM »
Whack some carbon paste in there!

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« Reply #137 on: April 08, 2015, 11:42:08 AM »
Stopped to check everything over while doing a loop of sherwood pines this morning.



Rides really well, although the forks could do with an oil change I think so that will be on the cards when I get back from Sweden in a couple of weeks. Off to Cannock on Friday as well.

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« Reply #138 on: April 08, 2015, 02:31:17 PM »
Looking good!

Tom, I used mucoffs carbon grease originally.

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« Reply #139 on: April 09, 2015, 02:54:42 AM »
The "carbon gripper" stuff? That is fine to have in there. It has little bits of something in there so you don't have to torque the parts as much and they will still grip. My Chinese post that came with the frame had some texture on it already, though, you would be able to get away without using the paste if yours is the same.

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« Reply #140 on: April 09, 2015, 03:23:03 AM »
In Estaing now. Weather is superb. 20 degrees every day.

Smashed the climb to Conques yesterday. As an Irishman I'm not too used to this heat yet. Maybe I'm fucked for Italy in the summertime lol.

Fucking stoked I see fighter jets tearing through the valleys every day here. Defiantly a treat for me.

Threw up a few more pics on Instagram if anyone's interested. @hugh356

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« Reply #141 on: April 11, 2015, 02:31:06 PM »
The "carbon gripper" stuff? That is fine to have in there. It has little bits of something in there so you don't have to torque the parts as much and they will still grip. My Chinese post that came with the frame had some texture on it already, though, you would be able to get away without using the paste if yours is the same.

Yeah the post did have the grippy stuff but I figured I was meant to use the carbon gripper anyway..

In Estaing now. Weather is superb. 20 degrees every day.

Smashed the climb to Conques yesterday. As an Irishman I'm not too used to this heat yet. Maybe I'm fucked for Italy in the summertime lol.

Fucking stoked I see fighter jets tearing through the valleys every day here. Defiantly a treat for me.

Threw up a few more pics on Instagram if anyone's interested. @hugh356

Isn't it @hughc356? Looks mega. Need to get a touring rig together.

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« Reply #142 on: April 11, 2015, 03:24:59 PM »
Last pic of my mtb in working mode (actually had a flat for this picture). Had the chain/derraileur/hanger snap off the other day to my luck.

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« Reply #143 on: April 12, 2015, 10:55:32 AM »
The "carbon gripper" stuff? That is fine to have in there. It has little bits of something in there so you don't have to torque the parts as much and they will still grip. My Chinese post that came with the frame had some texture on it already, though, you would be able to get away without using the paste if yours is the same.

Yeah the post did have the grippy stuff but I figured I was meant to use the carbon gripper anyway..

In Estaing now. Weather is superb. 20 degrees every day.

Smashed the climb to Conques yesterday. As an Irishman I'm not too used to this heat yet. Maybe I'm fucked for Italy in the summertime lol.

Fucking stoked I see fighter jets tearing through the valleys every day here. Defiantly a treat for me.

Threw up a few more pics on Instagram if anyone's interested. @hugh356

Isn't it @hughc356? Looks mega. Need to get a touring rig together.

Fuck your right. I blame fatigue haha

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« Reply #144 on: April 12, 2015, 11:00:15 AM »
Few more pics up there.

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« Reply #145 on: April 12, 2015, 05:09:17 PM »
I can't wait to get back on the bike. I promise you benders a picture of me doing a wheelie at the top of the Salad Cobra by the end of the year.

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« Reply #146 on: April 12, 2015, 05:09:31 PM »
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« Reply #147 on: April 13, 2015, 03:50:57 AM »
this year i am going to have sex and it will be awesome

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« Reply #148 on: April 13, 2015, 06:28:04 AM »
Speaking of snakes I ran over one on the hard shoulder today and the wheel threw him up onto the pedals/my bare legs.

I fucking hate snakes. Stopped about 500m up the road and nearly cried. Fuck snakes.

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« Reply #149 on: April 13, 2015, 06:39:52 AM »
Speaking of snakes I ran over one on the hard shoulder today and the wheel threw him up onto the pedals/my bare legs.

I fucking hate snakes. Stopped about 500m up the road and nearly cried. Fuck snakes.

Obligatory Australian comment about you and your pussy encounter with a pussy snake because it isn't an Australian fuck you up (but will leave you alone if you don't try to hurt it or some stupid shit) venomous snake.
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