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Reply to: Langstrath to Angle Tarn – choices
I was up there a while ago, the orange line is the one i took, its pretty vague as i remember but fairly obvious which way to head. The bit between the tarns and heading towards Sty head is pretty good. Down from sty head to stockley bridge also decent but not always a decent line between big boulders gets nice at the bottom down to the bridge again.
Iv also done it in the reverse and down Rossett Gil, then back up and over stake pass, I wouldnt bother going that way again!
Heres how it looksPosted 1 month ago | Go to post
Thanks for the useful info….. just come back from the garage, as i suspected it is an XD driver with a 10/42 11 speed cassette. Thats a bummer as the sunrace cassette option is out the window unless I change the rear hub or free hub.Posted 1 month ago | Go to post
Looks like i will have to go for the front chain ring option. The ring is slightly dished so I guess i need a “boost” chain ring. Damn missing old standards now 🙁
Cheers Rich.Posted 1 month ago | Go to post
Have to admit I assumed it would be an XD I’ll have a proper look tomorrow. That could be the answer
Hi all a few friends and I have signed up again. New route looks interesting hope the event turns out to be as fun and enjoyable as previously.
Look forward to seeing you all there
NCBPosted 5 months ago | Go to post
I would also agree the new improved classifieds is garbage, and the wanted section has totally died.Posted 5 months ago | Go to post
I sell my stuff on ebay mostly for items that are worth a bit more I wait until they have the £1 final fee offer on(one starts tonight at midnight runs all day Sunday) get your frame sold for £500 and pay only £1 to ebay.
Reply to: Sub £1500 Long Travel Hardtail
I have owned and ridden hardtails for a good few years, for me without a doubt the biggest thing that makes the difference is a decent fork.
I would say a good 130mm is way better than an average 150mm fork.
regarding frame material, my Titanium 26 wheeled bike rode great, but most 29ers cover ground more easily.
With that in mind i would possibly look at some lower end sale bikes and immediately swap the fork for something better.
there are non boost 150mm 29er pikes on wiggle at £350 easily lowered to 130mm
There were OEM fox forks for sale on some german sites for £200
Would even look at a build up using new frame /fork / wheels from sales and some good used parts.
Either way £1500 is a good budget for an ally hardtail I picked up a nearly new santacruz chameleon for around that price recentlyPosted 5 months ago | Go to post
One thing I have noticed is how few wanted ads there are in the new forum area. I often browsed the wtd section as it was simple to see if someone was looking for that odd or end that may be lurking in my parts box rather than list everything in for sale
Only 10 wtd ads in a week. it was always a bit quieter than the other forum pages but 10 in a week! That’s broken.Posted 6 months ago | Go to post
Going back to the Polaris kit on sale, there is a quite nice windproof gilet on sale at £15Posted 6 months ago | Go to post
Hi following from Scotroutes recommendation I had a look at polaris enduro wind stopper. Polaris are having a pretty g ood sale and that jacket is down to £30 from £90Posted 6 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: Do you stretch after riding?
I took up yoga a few years ago and do it every week. It’s a good class a lot f stretching, balance and core work.
I think it’s raised my awareness of my own body. It helps you notice things like general posture and movement. During work I will find myself hunching into the typical cyclist position and think pull your shoulders back, curve your spin, straighten your back.
You feel taller and better aligned. If I’m waiting for something like the kettle to boil I’ll stretch a bit if I feel anything that’s tight.
I suffered a torn Achilles about 15 years ago and after surgery it always felt tight due to the shortening of the muscle from surgery. The stretching and yoga have probably helped that to feel as good as it’s ever felt since the injury. For me that on its own makes it worth while.Posted 6 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: Anything new from Hope brakes?
I just bought a bike set of tech 3 x2,s in black for my hardtail
i know the design hasn’t changed a great deal in a few years but they don’t look dated and work really nicely.
Bought from wiggle price matched at £116 each end seemed reasonable to mePosted 6 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: Hard Tail for a 13 year old ?
The boardman hardtail bikes are quite good value. Perhaps not much cred for a 13 year old.
I picked one up second hand a few months ago for a lot less than your budget.
Its a decent weight has Rockshox forks and Deore brakes etc.
Our 13 year old lad is enjoying itPosted 7 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: Help me choose my new gravel bike
I have the nuke proof digger. It’s my first gravel/ CX bike so I don’t have much to compare it to but it’s a lot of fun and copes well being off road.
This is a 650 b bike with 40mm tyres I’m surprised how much grip they give without being too draggy
for sure it’s no where near as quick as a carbon road bike on tarmac but it’s way quicker than my 29er hardtail. I think being able to get on the drops and out of the wind is the big difference.
Mines got sram hydraulic brakes. They seem pretty good and the 1×11 is simple with a pretty good spread.Posted 7 months ago | Go to post
Hi I have an on-one Parkwood for sale its 135mm rear QR and running as a 29 er but they sold these as 27.5+ too so it will take that wheel size.
Its fitted with a 130mm 29er pike that would also run a 27.5+ tyre and a reverb post. Im looking for about £450 for it
Thats a complete bike BTWPosted 8 months ago | Go to post
Right mine arrived today.
Tried 50mm in a 2.35 minion on an i23 rim
No way I was going to get the tyre on without damaging it as I couldn’t keep the tyre bead in the well
So I marked the rod and trimmed a strip 40mm wide 10mm thick strip off with an electric carving knife.
this leaves it 50mm wide 40mm thick, positioned so the new flat surface is to the rim curved side to tyre.
This lets the tyre drop into th rim and I could fit the tyre ok with a couple of plastic leavers.
It beaded up fine with a track pump and feels pretty normal. I’ll try it with my normal pressure and then drop down a couple of psi and see how it goes. This is on a hardtail so Iv usually had to keep the rear at around 30psi to avoid pinch and rim damage.
Lets see how it goes……….Posted 8 months ago | Go to post
Anyone tried it on a gravel bike yet? I got 40mm wtb’s on mine I’m curious,…….Posted 8 months ago | Go to post
Iv just ordered 20 meters of 50mm I will be fitting it to 29er hardtail and 650b full suss
that should leave me with about 10 meters sparePosted 8 months ago | Go to post
Loctite DP 490 structural epoxy adhesive is what I would use to bind metal to carbon such as bearing housingsPosted 8 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: Warmest winter boots?
Ah just seen the 45north boots on Charlie site. None left in 44/45 unlucky for me. They have to be the ultimate winter boot.
Iv used the Northwave Celsius GTX for quite a few years think I’m on my 3 rd pair. They are good boots if you can get the size right and can stop the water running down your shins and filling the boots.
That said I have often got back from group rides and watched mates wring out sodden cold socks while mine are still dry and toasty.Posted 8 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: Shoulder protection
Iv had a similar injury that healed reasonably well but a year or so later I fell off th bike awkwardly and damaged some the muscle and tendons. This is as a far worse injury than the break. It started to ache a lot and I couldn’t pull back on the bars to lift the wheel.
I ended up with steroid injection into the joint and a fair bit of physio.
And regular yoga. This for me is the difference between these old injuries continuing to trouble me and keeping enough strength and mobility to keep the joint functioning properly.
Iv never tried to pad against another shoulder injury but I think strength and stretching are essential to aid recovery.
Good luck with yours.Posted 8 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: The return to MTB’ing – on the cheap
Hi that was my on one Parkwood that weeksy posted the link to
Iv bought a new hardtail so I’m quite keen to sell it so there is some room for a haggle in the price
or I could fit a nicer saddle although the one fitted is very new just looks a bit crap
let me know if it’s of use it rides great and is a load of fun
the forks are in another league to the revelation that it came with
edit just read your post about a bad experience with on one beforePosted 8 months ago | Go to post
Hi I have a brand new Marin Rift Zone XC 9 for sale in the classifieds Full XO drive, Fox fork / shock, carbon rims, post and bars.
£1200Posted 9 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: Where to buy Easton rear axle end cap !
Ok been on to Silverfish and no luck with the 142 end cap. I can order a free hub kit that includes both end caps but at £100 it isn’t really what I want to do.
Anyone got one knocking around on a damaged wheel, would consider 135 end caps and use the wheels on another bike.Posted 9 months ago | Go to post