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Cycling South For/During Winter - Nijmegen

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#391 ONLINE   chodweaver


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Posted Yesterday, 09:00 PM

^ This must be the reason that cotterless cranks don't have the nuts any more. They were a total shit to tighten - many sockets wouldn't fit inside the crank recess so options for giving them a proper tightening were limited. Glad that improvements* have been made.

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#392 OFFLINE   Isaac Hunt

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Posted Today, 12:53 AM

I went to the bike shop. The guy had a look, tightened both crank bolts with a BFO allen, then said he kept saying 'it's fine now' and 'good forever' and waving me off .

Excellent. Whilst I've enever even come close to your style of trip, I have spent a fair amount of time in Holland for work. Always found them to be pleasent folk, quite assertive, so for you to get a " Geron der bike and furk reete ofen " probably kept you this side of a chargeable repair.

#393 OFFLINE   Bucketeer


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Posted Today, 07:46 AM

I think the next plan is follow the Meuse down towards Venlo.

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#394 ONLINE   oldcars


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Posted Today, 08:49 AM

:shock: is Santa stuck in the basket on the back of the bike?

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#395 ONLINE   Mally


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Posted Today, 09:11 AM

^^^^^^^First time I've laughed for a while.

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#396 OFFLINE   John F

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Posted Today, 09:39 AM

Epic. I've missed out on this thread for a while, good to see you're well on your way Alex!


Which route are you taking south?

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