I couldn't........

betty swollocks

large member
A few weeks back I put my Hurricane up for sale on this forum. It was met with no interest and I didn't bother to ebay it.
Nomatter: today I put new brakes (Hope minis), a new cassette and new chain (well, three actually) on and took it out for shakedown blast in the wan sunshine.
This was my first 'bent ride for many months and I'd quite forgotten just how fast the Hurricane is and the impact it has on onlookers - schools were coming out at the time.
It felt like new: and I'm in love again. I'm not getting rid of it now.
Can't wait for tomorrow!
 

nobby

Über Member
Scratch your own Swollocks!
 

Fiona N

Veteran
Wan sunshine...?
Where are you? Here in Kendal, while I can't say we're sweltering (although it feels that way if you go out early in full-on winter gear and stay out until midday), we have had 9 days unbroken sunshine - everyday, all day :biggrin:

It's like being back in northern Italy - gorgeous blue cycling days. I've even got Windermere instead of Lago Maggiore. Pity I have to work sometimes :biggrin:

Hope your sun gets better ;)
 
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betty swollocks

betty swollocks

large member
It's been bright sunshine here in West Berkshire for the last three days and I've enjoyed some fabulous runs out on the Hurri. The Hope minis are performing well and the gears needed minor tweaking only.
It'll take a few weeks for my recumbent legs to return fully and until then the uphills will continue to be a little bit of a trial. I'll persevere though, because it's such great fun.
It seems that me and the Hurri are destined to share a future together!
 

andharwheel

Senior Member
Location
Frozen North
I had thought about selling my Hurricane and wasnt sure thatI would get a decent price, so I have deceded to keep mine too. I notice that you changed your discs. I have never been able keep the front Louise working properly; it always seems to need bleeding. The Hopes sound better?
 
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betty swollocks

betty swollocks

large member
andharwheel said:
I had thought about selling my Hurricane and wasnt sure thatI would get a decent price, so I have deceded to keep mine too. I notice that you changed your discs. I have never been able keep the front Louise working properly; it always seems to need bleeding. The Hopes sound better?
I hated my Louises. Far too powerful and lacking in modulation IMO.....too many skids and scary moments. I couldn't stop them squealing either.
Much happier with the Hope minis already and they're barely run in: can't think why it took me so long to swap over to them.
 
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betty swollocks

betty swollocks

large member
Five decent-ish rides later and already my legs don't feel quite so jelly-like!
 
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