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  • Fresh Goods Friday: Smell The Cheese
  • amandawishart
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    We’re feeling all fuzzy and loved here at Singletrack World this week. Following Mark’s appeal, Charlie has been busily skipping to and from the post …

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    jimthesaint
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    erm, doesnt that mean that 10% of those five tens are made from recycled bits?

    mashr
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    Just gonna skip straight past the styling of the Specialized helmet are we. . . ?

    FOG
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    Those Hopes look lovely but are they any better than some M520s? I have had a pair for at least 15 years with no problems and at their present price of £30 I would need to live an extra 60 years to get value for money out of the Hopes

    brakestoomuch
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    So last week we had the rebel look; this week it’s the turn of the Stormtrooper. I expect there to be a shiny black helmet (no sniggering at the back) in next week’s FGF.

    I was curious as to how someone gets their own botanist. Funnily enough, I drew a blank on CheckATrade, but KolabTree have a couple in the UK.

    I should probably get on with some work now.

    footflaps
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    IIRC those Hopes aren’t as light as XTR, don’t share the same cleats and cost more? They’ll probably discontinue them in a year or two and you won’t be able to buy any more cleats….

    bigdaddy
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    Just gonna skip straight past the styling of the Specialized helmet are we. . . ?

    Proper Storm Trooper style isn’t it!!

    chaos
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    This one has two drawers, so you can cook two different things.

    So you could re-wax your chain while also cooking lunch?

    Fab! Let us know how it goes…

    stingmered
    Full Member

    Just watts will do.

    bigphilb6000
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    The Hope pedals are undoubtedly gorgeous, but they use specific cleats, and I don’t trust Hope to continue making them… Remember when they launched a cassette with a specific freehub? When they decided to stop selling the cassette, all the fully functional freehubs in the wild became paperweights.

    chrismac
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    What’s with the cookery review? Mark was tell us yesterday they had too much mtb product to review. Cant the cookery kit be left to cookery magazines and websites

    willard
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    I like the look of those 5:10s. I have one pair for flatties that I use for skydiving, but I do need a pair of SPD compatible ones for commuting in. Boa is good too, faster, sleeker…

    sharkattack
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    I came here to complain about £15000 e-bikes and now I want an air fryer.

    BruceWee
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    erm, doesnt that mean that 10% of those five tens are made from recycled bits?

    No, it’s 10% of the upper part. Now we just have to figure out what percentage of the shoe is the upper part and what percentage is the lower.

    Mark
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    What’s with the cookery review?

    Well, Charlie’s recipes are quite popular in the mag so… Also, we’ve always thrown the odd bit of non-specific content into FGF for well, a bit of fun really. There’s also the guiding light that is the chat forum – which is more popular than the bike forum. Any excuse to get Charlie to write some words is worth it – it’s rarely not funny.

    See also: Music video embeds from Youtube

    matt_outandabout
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    Just gonna skip straight past the styling of the Specialized helmet are we. . . ?

    Gilles
    Free Member

    Beech gall midge

    thepurist
    Full Member

    Beech gall midge

    Definitely some form of gall midge moth or wasp. IANAB

    Oh and I don’t get the food whining. There are regular posts about what to have for breakfast and they get a ton of replies from folk reccomnding some hand dived eggs with artisan oats and foraged berries, so what’s wrong with feeding that habit (sorry) in FGF or the mag.

    dangeourbrain
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    No, it’s 10% of the upper part

    Not necessarily. 20% of the parts of the upper , now that could be the boa mechanism and cable, or it could be the “material”.

    Without knowing which 20% it could be anything between nearly 50% of the upper or the square root of sweet, well you can fill the rest in.

    dangeourbrain
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    No, it’s 10% of the upper part

    Not necessarily.

    20% of pieces used to make the upper are made with minimum 50% recycled content

    now that could be the boa mechanism and cable, or it could be all the “material”.

    Without knowing which 20% it could be anything between 50% or more of the upper or the square root of sweet, well you can fill the rest in.

    I’m going to guess next to nothing though, because surely you’d put a real number on it rather than disguise it behind linguistic ambiguities if it were anything significant.

    Sandwich
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    Just gonna skip straight past the styling of the Specialized helmet are we. . . ?

    You’ll never hit anything when wearing it. Expect to see them featuring heavily in the opposition’s Friday Fail videos soon!

    IdleJon
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    I like the sound of how they clip in – front to back, back to front, not on an angle. Also, it’s hard to not love a nice solid machined item from Hope Tech.

    Which pedals clip in at an angle? I’ve only used Shimano for the last few decades, with a short diversion to Crank Brothers, but they all clip in front to back.

    H1ghland3r
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    Am I the only one old enough to remember Shimano’s original M737(?) SPD pedal, it was sprung at the front and back of the clip like the Hopes and they were awesome. Easiest entry of any pedal I’ve used since, just stamp on the pedal and away you go.

    Which pedals clip in at an angle? I’ve only used Shimano for the last few decades, with a short diversion to Crank Brothers, but they all clip in front to back.

    I think the front to back clip in is what they are talking about, it’s minimal and barely noticable after a few hours but you need to ‘toe-in’ the cleat to clip in..  with the 737’s and these Hope’s (I assume) you can just step on the pedal, heel down or toe down or flat and the pedal will grab onto the cleat.

    tall_martin
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    I had a set of the 510 kestrels.

    Awesome, awesome shoes.

    Then the soles fell off the uppers, as all the reviews said they would. I had kept the receipt and got a refund.

    Have Adidas sorted out the soles coming away from the upper?

    Northwind
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    Goggle strap will make that spesh helmet look instantly 80% less weird

    chrismac
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    Im liking the look of the 5-10 shoes. I had the lace up versions and they were excellent and lasted ages. Definitely on the short list when / if the current shimano AM9s wear out

    oldfart
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    The CRC link to the 510s says £85 when you click on it it’s £119 🤔🙄

    zerocool
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    Both my kids (3 years old) love their Bell Sidetrack helmets and as an adult it’s nice to be able to buy small kids a ‘real’ helmet rather than the cheap crap kids helmets that most kids wear. Especially as mine are quite prone to crashing at reasonably high speeds!

    It’s basically a kids helmet but with the features of an adult helmet (they’re a even a MIPS version)

    b33k34
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    with the 737’s and these Hope’s (I assume) you can just step on the pedal, heel down or toe down or flat and the pedal will grab onto the cleat.

    I’ve never ridden them but isn’t that the selling point of crank brothers pedals?

    Kestrels are £85 in the er. Interesting “80s golfer” colourway.

    mashr
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    Northwind
    Full Member

    Goggle strap will make that spesh helmet look instantly 80% less weird

    I checked, 80% was wildly optimistic

    faustus
    Free Member

    Ditto with the Bell Sidetracked helmets, my 2 and 4 year old love theirs, and they fit really well and the buckle stops chin pinching for chubby necked ones!

    colin9
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    20% of pieces used to make the upper are made with minimum 50% recycled content

    Without knowing which 20% it could be anything between 50% or more of the upper or the square root of sweet, well you can fill the rest in.

    Actually this is quite interesting. Any chance STW could go back to them and ask for more detail on the recycled content?

    charliedontsurf
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    Have you ever tried cycling without food? It doesn’t work, everything hurts, you get grumpy and then blow up.

    In fact… food is more critical in cycling than everything else, other than the bike. I can mountain bike without mountains, special shoes, a helmet, or carbon bars. All you need is a bike, water and food. Everything else is optional.

    Back in the mid 80’s mountain biking was just those three things.

    What’s more… what you put in you effects how fast and how long you ride. A good healthy meal will do more for your strava times than a carbon bottle cage upgrade.

    I don’t quite understand how people can not be into food. Everyone is welcome to be themselves. I’m not saying that is wrong… rather, there is something you have to do 3 times a day, every day of your life. Why not take an interest in it?

    gazzab1955
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    Wow did someone just poke @Charlie Hobbs with a cattle prod 🙂

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