Friday is Cotic day…
Next question, what width rims??
For the SolarisMAX I went 35mm. Northwind did a whiney ( 😉 ) B+ is shit thread and Cy popped up saying that after exhastive testing 35mm was the best compromise for weight to tyre profile… plus I have scrapers on the Sherpa and they ain’t light!Posted 9 months agozokesMember
No pictures to hand, but imagine metalheart’s Soul without the layback, with XT discs, and with Crossmax SLRs, and you’d have a near identical bike to mine, even down to the finishing kit! The F-series forks feel like they were made for it.
Funny how we can end up with near identical bikes when at the time they were only sold as frames!Posted 9 months ago
As promised, it arrived and i’ve built it. I’ll make no apologies for not lining my tyre logos up or for the stem spacers, i’ve not decided how high I want the bars yet. I’ve left my forks at 160mm to try em out but i’ll prob drop em to 150mm next weekPosted 8 months ago
PICCY HERE COS GOOGLE PHOTOS WONT LET ME SHARE IT NORMALLYcolournoiseSubscriber
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Ok it’s not Friday and not a new bike
Agreed, but until today I hadn’t ridden my ‘old’ BFe since December last year (the Rocket is just too good everywhere…). Gave it some TLC yesterday and took it for a spin round the local woods this morning.
[url=https://flic.kr/p/CjTDwy]2017 10 14 BFe 01[/url] by Rob P, on FlickrPosted 8 months ago
A couple from my recent travels/outtings… (new wheels, does that count? 🙂 )
[url=https://flic.kr/p/Ytyeqq]Looking back to Castlebay (Barra) and the Oban ferry (from Vatersay)[/url] by Metalheart-UK, on Flickr
[url=https://flic.kr/p/Ytyg1E]The finishing point…[/url] by Metalheart-UK, on Flickr
[url=https://flic.kr/p/XM4esD]Looking back West somewhere in the Croick Estate[/url] by Metalheart-UK, on FlickrPosted 8 months ago
Metalheart what are the XFusion Mcqueens like? I’m thinking of getting some
Not really the best person to ask as they’re set up pretty firm and they don’t really get a thrash due to them being fitted to the b/packing mule… However I think I’d go the extra for the HLR’s (mine are the RL2’s… I think!) if I was getting again.
IIRC I set them up based at the recommended pressure +5 as they’d be fully loaded. Think I might have backed them off a little after the first ride. After that I’ve not touched them…
Not had any problems or issues with them though. Work fine for my purposes (definitely like the 34mm stantions).Posted 8 months agogrebcrelienMemberteethgrinderSubscriber
Yup – new to me, not the new, new BFe.
It’s a 27.5″ frame and forks are 27.5″ as well but it has my 26″ wheels in from the old, old 26″ frame. Will see how it goes in the big little woods of Chopwell tonight, but looks like loads of clearance for the inevitable mud for later in the year.
It was a toss up between this of a Sick Wulf 4130, but the wait would have meant my HB160 arriving before the Wulf, I think.Posted 5 days agosnakebiteMember
Heres mine with HLR McQueens. Having ridden on Pikes and Lyriks for as long as I can remember, these were as easy to set up after i de pressured them first, set slightly lower than the advised set up, they are plush, plenty of adjustment and I think they are stiff enough…
2.8 Maxxis and Hope 35 rims as per Cys recommendation. Its going on holiday to the Swiss Alps tomorrow
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