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Green chameleon blending into the lush green surroundings. Jenn ride reccePosted 3 weeks ago | Go to post
My first 29er. Bought a nice looking Titanium frame from a fairly well known Chinese frame builder. I bought it used from someone in the UK it was well priced, obviously for a reason. I hadnt really done my research in to what made a good or bad 29er. So very quickly I learned about toe over lap and BB drop.Posted 1 month ago | Go to post
The Ti frame had a crazy high bottom bracket and a really short top tube. it also had a fairly steep head angle. It would go into a speed wobble and I crashed it almost every ride sometimes going in a straight line.
Once I understood what made for a better riding bike, i rebuilt the donor bike (On One Parkwood) and even though it was probably a bit on the big side for me it was a great bike and I ended up keeping it for ages. Now got a Santacruz Chameleon and at last have a nice riding bike that fits properly and takes 29 and B+ wheels. It was certainly a learning curve!
Reply to: Turner spares from US
OK found the note book, half a page missing. I think I gave everything I had left over to a mate that had a spot.
The top pivot bearing i have as WFI-0809-04 should bring you to this
Im afraid I dont have details for the rest but i think the rocker tip bushes on the Burner are 1/2″ they are easy enough to measure.Posted 1 month ago | Go to post
Reply to: Turner spares from US
Hi UK Flat I think I may have the size written in a note book, I do remember they are imperial sizes. I shall have a look.Posted 1 month ago | Go to post
Regarding the service I know the spot was a good bike, I had a few and a Burner but these are 6/8 years old now. I cant imagine a lot of the manufacturers offer a lot of support for models that old.
I had an issue with my RFX and DT sorted things out directly. It was as hassle free as anything could be wit ha customer / supplier in different countries and time zones.
Reply to: Turner spares from US
When I had a dw link turner I used to just phone them in the evening in the uk order stuff over with the card and they would post it. Never cost much in postage.Posted 1 month ago | Go to post
For all the nylon dw link bushes I bought direct from igus uk would order about 12 of each size at a time. Weren’t to expensive like that.
Certainly doesn’t look like a “cheap” bike. A bargain at £800 with the trade in. Size wise it compares to the Chameleon. I have an ally medium and its 17″ I tried the lard and it felt a lot bigger im thinking it must be closer to 19″Posted 1 month ago | Go to post
Shame about the tyre clearance would have been nice to able to squeeze a pair of plus wheel into it and run some 27 x 2.8 rubber.
Reply to: New battery for Garmin Edge 810
I changed the battery in my 800 recently as it was suffering poor battery life (it is fairly old).Posted 6 months ago | Go to post
Iv put new batteries in ipods a few times but the garmin is so much smaller and they seem to have crammed a lot more inside than i expected. I managed to get it back together and its working fine and battery life is good again but I would say if your not confident with electronics I would send it somewhere if you think the battery is at fault.
I watched a vid on youtube that has the whole procedure as a tutorial
Reply to: #jennride 2019 its a wrap
Big thanks to Rich for another cracking event / weekend. That route was tough but really good some great riding.Posted 6 months ago | Go to post
I really wasn’t sure if I was in the frame of mind the 100 mile route but I’m glad I / we pushed on. Amazing what a good plate of pub grub can do!
On the Torver side of Walna Scar is Torver Low common (on OS map) it was part of last years route and a nice spot for overnight bivvi after a quick pint at the pub at Torver.Posted 6 months ago | Go to post
It sounds like you spend more time on road than off, with this in mind have you considered a gravel bike?Posted 6 months ago | Go to post
I bought one last year and I have surprised just how far “off road” you can go on them. Iv taken it places where it was out of its depth and a proper hardtail MTB would have been a better choice, but i still picked my way around or up and down.
It has 650B wheels so will take a good size tyre a 2.1 mtb tyre will fit, has discs and and rack and guard mounts. Its really very versatile. It doesnt feel or ride like a road bike on fat tyres, it is slower on the road but good fun on any by ways.
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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 1 year ago | Go to post
I would also agree the new improved classifieds is garbage, and the wanted section has totally died.Posted 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago | Go to post
Going back to the Polaris kit on sale, there is a quite nice windproof gilet on sale at £15Posted 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago | Go to post