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Apple phones here so we use Find My……….pity she never looks at itPosted 1 day ago | Go to post
@paulneenan76 Funny you should say that because that’s what happened to the Rocket Ron on my 29er last year. Grip wasnt as good and I checked everything including the suspension but drew a blank. New tyre popped up on a local selling site and because it was a step up from a Performance I went for it……and it solved the problem. All I could see wrong was the edges had rounded on the individual blocks.Posted 2 weeks ago | Go to post
Changed to a Magic Mary upfront last week (from a Nobby Nic) and it’s the first time in ages I can honestly say I’ve changed something and noticed a difference. Felt like it was on rails.Posted 2 weeks ago | Go to post
Reply to: What weatherproof/bombproof rear light
Another vote here for AAA battery lights. I’ve been using the Raleigh RX3.0 (or the cheap unbranded version) for years and they have been 100% reliable on or off road. Totally waterproof even when mounted on the seat post. Batteries last at least a year and I use rechargeable anyway.Posted 3 weeks ago | Go to post
https://youtu.be/cawBXWWgqCPosted 3 weeks ago | Go to post
The great Gerry Marshall in a Viva GT
Reply to: Waterproof shorts thread – where is it?
Im a 32 waist and ordered large Madison DTE’s as per the size guide. Fit is fine on the tightest adjustment and I reckon 34/35 would be the upper limit.Posted 4 weeks ago | Go to post
They are the normal ones – I wanted something I could wear all year.
Sell it and get a new one to enjoy riding. You say its ridden 6 days a week- so full justification for splashing the cash, it’s not as if it’s going to be a garage queen.Posted 1 month ago | Go to post
Events this year have made me realise you only live once so make the most of it.
Reply to: best all – year chain oil ?
Having read previous lube threads I’ve now fully converted to Putoline and think it’s the best option for me on both MTB’s and commuter.Posted 1 month ago | Go to post
It’s not really time consuming if you build it into your bike service regime as by the time you have finished cleaning it’s ready to go back on. Every 2 months is about right maybe a bit less in the winter.
Compared with the liquid lubes I’ve used previously there is no build up and if it is required a stiff brush cleans the cassette in seconds.
It’s also a useful way of disposing of the wifes used yankee candles, my chain currently smells of Egyptian cotton 🙂
Reply to: Cheap flat barred commuter? oh yes.
Reading this thread has pushed me into finally replacing my commuter (converted 26″ mtb) for a hybrid so a big thank you to Nobeerinthefridge!Posted 3 months ago | Go to post
Went for a claude butler quest as I wanted 1×10 – looking forward to collecting it tomorrow.
Both my XC bikes came with 90mm and are now running shorter stems because for me it improves the steering. I just can’t imagine going longer but as others have said it personal choice – try shorter first would be my advice.Posted 3 months ago | Go to post
Mag pedals may be softer but they shouldn’t strip when you “spin in” new pins – are you sure you didn’t apply some force?Posted 4 months ago | Go to post
I’m in Hampshire and I’ve noticed the same thing. Also Dave has no signal whatsoever but Dave ja vu is perfect. Movies4men has the same issue.Posted 5 months ago | Go to post
And there is another retune due on Monday.
Reply to: Garmin Edge Explore?
I’ve only managed to use mine a couple of times due to illness but I’m very impressed so far. I’m long sighted but by using a front mount its clear enough not to cause me issues.Posted 5 months ago | Go to post
I wanted something that would provide guidance on long distance rides so didn’t need any training extras like heart rate and it certainly fits the bill.
As Bez says above the touchscreen is a cut above previous models.
Reply to: Rockshox Reba Maxle
Yes the originals are made of cheese!
Try Googling Maxle Stealth but you will need to carry the correct size allen key or I ended up using the Maxle Ultimate which solves the problem but as you say it is £50. Evans have it as Product code: EV226503
I’m guessing the Universal is the one you already have on the bike.
I think KCNC also do a version of the stealth but it’s a bit cheaper.Posted 6 months ago | Go to post
@Stayhigh……yes it is.
They have a customer counter where you tell them what you want and they bring it all in from the warehouse. They also had quite a bit on display for you to browse. Plenty of parking too.
I always go there when I’m doing a Gatwick pickup – park up,shop, wait for the call to say they are thru baggage collection then a couple of minutes around the perimeter road straight into the terminal pickup 🙂Posted 6 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: Why does Garmin’s software still suck?
I have an Edge 200 solely for logging distance covered on local rides and a new Explore for long distance navigation – both are brilliant for what I use them for.Posted 6 months ago | Go to post
Having said that a number of the guys have 500/800’s and have complained about there function and battery life so is the issue just with those two models?
If you are riding the North Downs then I assume you are within a reasonable distance of Gatwick? If so then go to the Evan’s Warehouse and work your way through all the knee/elbow pads until you find some you like and more importantly that fit perfectly.Posted 6 months ago | Go to post
That’s what I did and well worth doing because as usual the brands i had in mind turned out not to suit me.
Ended up with Dainese knee pads and Fox Launch for the elbows.
All of my rims are Hope and never had any issues with them. Any failures have always been down to my stupidity.Posted 6 months ago | Go to post
I run Nobby Nics in the winter and Rocket Ron/Racing Ralph combo in the summer. Yes less drag and noticeably faster around the same course but probably depends where you ride as to if you can get away with it.Posted 6 months ago | Go to post
My area is all wooded heath land and dries very quickly so it works for me.
1 – I always use gorilla tape
2 – I’ve used all sorts but as said above TLR tend not to be so porous
3 – Stans but it dries out currently using oko which seems good so far.
4 – i stick with one brand of valve that seem to be ok for me. Dont think there is much in it.
5 – done both but injecting through the valve core is cleaner. My wifes hair colourant comes with a nice little pointy bottle that is perfect size for the core and holds the right amount for a 29er.
6 – Airshot for me. I have used CO2 to seat the tyre then replaced with air so it doesn’t react with the Stans. If I was on the trail I wouldn’t hesitate to use CO2 then change when it suited me.
Every time I’ve failed has been when I’ve forgotten to spray the rim with washing up liquid.Posted 6 months ago | Go to post
Talking of local bodyshops…………Posted 6 months ago | Go to post
I had deer put a split in my front bumper. I went to the insurance companies “approved” repairer and he was considering stapling the split and wanted £1100 (there was other damage besides the bumper – such as lights, brake ducts etc) so just for a laugh I drive into a main dealer with a bodyshop on the premises. He did it for £850, new bumper and a written guarentee stating the work was to the same standard as the original.
When I asked why the difference he replied he can always under cut the locals but the insurance companies will never give him the work because they have contracts in place.
My advice – ask around you maybe surprised………..
Used them a few times – Scratched mirror/scratched wing/damaged alloy and he was very good. For that sort of thing I wouldn’t have any issues going to them again.
My only doubt in this case is how are they going to fix the crack? I know it’s common to staple cracks in plastic bumpers but I wouldn’t have that on my car.Posted 6 months ago | Go to post
Might be worth asking first.
Reply to: MTB QR rear skewers – best option
So bit of closure on this subject…..
Went for the £10 XT as highlighted by Slackboy and finally got around to fitting it today. Interesting that it was about 4 or 5 mil longer than the original (and the spare in the toolbox) so now it fully engages with the drive side nut.
Still keep looking at the RWS option as I like the idea behind it but that’s for another day as I’m sure the immediate problem is resolved.
Thanks everyone for the input.Posted 6 months ago | Go to post
I was under the impression that you never put grease on carbon………..Posted 7 months ago | Go to post
Superstar Nano’s here which I really like as they can be serviced in 20 minutes and all the parts are available. Vaults are fine – no issue with those but like joebristol I’ve got to say that value for money you can’t beat the Wellgo MG1’s, 8 years old now and never been taken apart despite daily use.Posted 7 months ago | Go to post