- New Bike Day – gravel AND On-One/Planet-X content!
Nice! Yeah the chicken is a little tight for anything over 47mm 650b, if you wanted proper monstercross then you’d want more clearance at the rear.Posted 7 months ago
I like those and would have ordered one but wasn’t keep on a single ring up front, there are a few climbs around here that I need a lower gear for.Posted 7 months ago
Nice. And ripe for some flemstippingPosted 7 months ago
I like those and would have ordered one but wasn’t keep on a single ring up front, there are a few climbs around here that I need a lower gear for.
It has a 42t chainring and a 42t biggest sprocket. It’s lower gearing than a normal compact chain set with a 32t out back.Posted 7 months ago
What’s flemstipping?Posted 7 months ago
Seriously considered the chicken but went for the Boardman ADV 9.0. swapped the saddle and tyres and love it. Real go anywhere bike.Posted 7 months ago
Thank goodness it’s not just me!Posted 7 months ago
Did any of you consider the other On One/Planet X offering?
The Holdsworth Mystique?
needs anything cage mounts on the forks.Posted 7 months ago
Anyone looking for a ‘cheap’ gravel bike, the Vitus substance VR is worth a look – £849 gets you tiagra hydraulics, full carbon fork, thru axles etc etc. Nicely finished frame and clearance for big tyres (comes with 650b wheels, 47mm byways and there’s room for bigger). No fork mounts though.
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Thank you!Posted 7 months ago
Yeah I did think of erm, ‘stipping the flem’ but the writing would be upside down! 😲🤣Posted 7 months ago
It has a 42t chainring and a 42t biggest sprocket. It’s lower gearing than a normal compact chain set with a 32t out back.
It is the other end of the gearing that concerned me as I would use this as a winter road bike too so need the gearing to get up steep climbs but also to get a move on on the flat roads.Posted 7 months ago
It is the other end of the gearing that concerned me as I would use this as a winter road bike too so need the gearing to get up steep climbs but also to get a move on on the flat roads.
I’ve never spun out, you can sit at 25mph on a slight downhill spinning away quite hapilly. 30mph is 100rpm cadence so not an issue.
Over 25-30mph though I find you’re better off tucking, as soon as you get into the drops and into an aero tuck the speed goes up quite quickly! Fastest I’ve been was 38mph on a short town downhill.
I’d be more concerned about the gearing gaps if using it for a lot of road, it can be hard to keep a nice cadence when changing gears as the gaps are fairly big.Posted 7 months ago
My Space Chicken is on the way! Was just shipped yesterday.Posted 3 months ago
So my new space chicken has arrived and I’m currently setting it up. One thing I noticed that seems like a bit of a flaw in the design is that where the front brake cable enters the front fork there is no fitting around this opening. I asked planet X about it, and they confirmed the this is how it arrives from the manufacture and it isn’t actually missing the part. Seems to me like terrible place for dirt ingress and bit of an overlook in the design. Will be keeping my eye open in the local hardware stores for some kind of rubber gasket perhaps I can fit around the brake cable to cover this hole. Has anyone else noticed this, or found a good solution?Posted 3 months ago
^^ It’s a sealed tube. Any dirt that gets in will either just sit in there or drop out of the bottom.
All of my Gravel bikes have this and none have been a problem.Posted 3 months ago
Try a dust cap taken off a tyre value inverted, you never know it might fit;)Posted 3 months ago
Possible solution implemented: At the local hardware store I found a nice rubber gasket that has a small lip on it. I cut a slit in it to get it around the brake hose, and it sits quite nicely in the fork. Seems like it will do the trick, but time will tell.Posted 3 months ago
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