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  • Put some pics up on here, Campagnolo groupsets can be worth good money depending on what level groupset they are and the age

    As for selling ebay is normally the best place, put a reserve of what you are willing to take and make it a collection only auction, that’s how i sell my road bikes

    Or join a retro road bike group on Facebook

  • escrs replied to the topic Sram/Shimano cassette in the forum Bike Forum 4 days ago

    So first thing the 11-42 Sram cassette fits a Shimano freehub body which is what you have on your Tempest, all Sram 11-42 cassettes fit Shimano freehubs

    Now if you want to run a 10-42 Sram cassette then you will need a Sram XD freehub, the 10-42 will not fit a Shimano freehub due to the 10T cog being so small the whole cassette is pinned…[Read more]

  • Simple solution would be one of these

  • escrs replied to the topic Planet X Tempest v Ribble CGR Ti in the forum Bike Forum 1 week ago

    Riding it off road has been fun. But if I was going to some of the places you’re talking about riding, I’d take a MTB!

    I do on the mtb and e-mtb but the gravel bike will be used whilst passing through these places whilst on bigger rides so it make sense to have a dropper so i can have a little play before carrying on the ride

    I wou…

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  • escrs replied to the topic Planet X Tempest v Ribble CGR Ti in the forum Bike Forum 1 week ago

    No decision has been made yet as Ive a few other things going on at the moment

    Swaying towards the Ribble mainly due to the P/X dropouts and chainstay behind the crank, i just don’t like the look of it

    I like dropper posts on my bikes, have one on my E-mtb, mtb and hybrid, it means i can have it a full extension and be at the right pedalling…[Read more]

  • escrs replied to the topic F1 2020 (spoilers abound) in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    Merc will throw everything they have at this year’s cars (whilst doing the same for next year’s car) and Hamilton will push even more

    Merc want/need to win this year so they can say they won every championship in the hybrid era

    Lewis will want to match Schumacher’s record this year as he knows its highly likely he will if things go his way (no…[Read more]

  • escrs replied to the topic New Transition bikes in the forum Bike Forum 1 week ago

    Cant see them releasing an e bike anytime soon as they seem dead against it but you never know (look at Santa Cruz)

    I saw a spyshot earlier which shows the Scout now and a 150mm front and a 140mm rear

  • First thing to do is make sure all the components are running the latest firmware verisons

    I know that di2 components can cause issues if certain components have much older firmware than the rest of the groupset

  • escrs replied to the topic Santa Cruz ebike in the forum Bike Forum 2 weeks ago

    I say ‘buy’ Santa Cruz not ‘ride’ because I mostly see their Bronson’s and Nomad’s dangled over the tailgate of their Amarok’s.

    Not just Santa Cruz’s, i see lots of high end (10k plus road bikes) parked up in cafes with the owners milling around in Rapha clothing whilst drinking coffee and eating cake, when you check the Strava fly by featur…[Read more]

  • escrs replied to the topic Santa Cruz ebike in the forum Bike Forum 2 weeks ago

    Its a bit of a shame they have not come up with something a bit better

    Basically they have taken an off the shelf system and built their frame around it, there is nothing wrong with that but i expected them to come out with something more

    Compare it to the 2019/2020 Levo battery slides into the down tube so its fully encased, 700wh battery on…[Read more]

  • escrs replied to the topic Tell me about South Africa in the forum Chat Forum 2 weeks ago

    An old girlfriend was South African, they lived near Jo’burg

    The whole family moved to the UK because how bad Jo’burg was and it was spreading out of the city to the suburbs, tales of their friends being car jacked and killed on different occasions

    Having to always keep an eye out for anything dangerous about to happen, didn’t dare use their…[Read more]

  • escrs replied to the topic overhauling tubeless set-up in the forum Bike Forum 2 weeks ago

    As said use some new presta valve cores instead of buying new valves

    I always pinch them out of knackered inner tubes i find so i have spares if mine get too gunked up

  • escrs replied to the topic Planet X Tempest v Ribble CGR Ti in the forum Bike Forum 2 weeks ago

    Ive looked at the Sonder Camino and it has been knocked off the list due to no thru axle on the rear and the fact the wheels and all the finishing kit is all their own Love Mud brand and with no idea of what actual brand of hubs they use or even who makes the rims for them im not willing to consider it

    Choices are the Tempest or CGR Ti, not…[Read more]

  • escrs replied to the topic Planet X Tempest v Ribble CGR Ti in the forum Bike Forum 2 weeks ago

    Quite a few posts on the web about the GXP bb, i know there are solutions which is good

    Yes i have noticed the agricultural look on the dropouts and chainstay on the Tempest, not too bothered by this but the Ribble does look better

    Dropper is a must for me, i have one on the mtb and the hybrid, its great for stopping at junctions and will make…[Read more]

  • escrs replied to the topic Tow ball carrier or roof mount. in the forum Bike Forum 2 weeks ago

    As said security wise neither are much cop

    As for convenience i prefer towbar mounts due to being easier to lift the bike on, being able to see the bikes through the rear window whilst driving (any straps coming loose can be spotted flapping around)

    No chance of accidentally forgetting they are on the roof and driving into a car park height…[Read more]

  • escrs replied to the topic Planet X Tempest v Ribble CGR Ti in the forum Bike Forum 2 weeks ago

    Problem is both look great!

    Agree about the straight pull spokes, never been a fan, although my Campag Bora wheels with straight pull spokes on my road bike have been spot on

    Id be upgrading the wheels to the Mavic allroad tubeless wheels in the Ribble bike builder

    If the wheels are that bad id upgrade them to Hope or DT swiss at a later date

  • So after my last gravel bike thread im now lucky to be in a position to be able to buy the Planet X tempest outright (no cyclescheme on Planet X anymore) for 2k for the spec i want or i can get the Ribble CGR Ti on the cyclescheme which for the spec i want works out to cost me 2k after all the tax relief etc..

    So pros and cons for both

    Planet X…[Read more]

  • Had so many near misses with Pheasants when on my road bike, came round a bend once to find 30 of the fuckers in the road! they ran everywhere luckily i managed to stop before one went in my front wheel

    If you think a pheasant can be sucked into a cars grille/ headlight causing untold damage, imagine what it would be like if it was a…[Read more]

  • Well known issue im afraid

    On my bike i fitted the supplied helitape, followed by two wraps of Gorilla tape, then i fitted four zip ties on each seat stay before fitting the mudhugger

    Then i fitted the mudhugger using the supplied zip ties

    By fitting four zip ties on each seat stay before fitting the mud hugger means that when you fit the…[Read more]

  • As already said use some polish

    Also works very well on kids slides, so much so that they shoot off the end at tremendous speed!

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