• submarined replied to the topic Annoying injuries in the forum Bike Forum 14 hours ago

    Oof, did the thumb thing last year, took bloody ages to stop twinging. You have my sympathy.

    Smacked my foot on a stump at the weekend. Can’t get my riding shores (road or MTB) on without it squidging it and hurting. Grumpy.

  • You may be able to, I’m not sure what they’re like for spares, I know you can get some parts but I can’t see it being that cost effective.
    A lot of the above is from my hazy limited experience of owning both types of lever and having to take them apart to fix the sticky piston issue.

    The RS lever is so much better than the R though, both in…[Read more]

  • Yeah, you just get the Guise RS/RSC levers!
    Pivot is different in the R (pressed as opposed to threaded) and the lever is pressed as opposed to cast. Not sure about the body, think that may be different as well. Off the top of my head, The least you need is lever, pivot, swing link assembly, and plunger.

  • submarined replied to the topic Whyte S-150 sizing in the forum Bike Forum 1 day ago

    I’d definitely try the M. I was dubious about trying a longer bike at first, but now I’ve ridden one for a few years I’m looking for one that’s longer still.
    So much more comfortable and confidence inspiring than my old one.

    Whytes sizing changed in 17 with LLS etc

    I was on a large t130 at 6’0 and now a medium on a later G160

    That’s a bit of a…[Read more]

  • 10.5 5:10s here, Superstar Nanos work for me.

  • submarined replied to the topic New Frame recommendations in the forum Bike Forum 5 days ago

    Fwiw I run 170 on the front of my 16 Patrol with no negative effects. It’s bloody great. Still a total riot, but plenty in the tank to get you out of the sticky situations it’ll inevitably get you into 😀

  • submarined replied to the topic New Frame recommendations in the forum Bike Forum 5 days ago

    Bloody love my Patrol. An XL would suit you right I’d have thought.
    Super fun, poppy bike, and the new ones aren’t hobbled with the appalling Monarch that blights the ride on mine.

  • Same levers as the Guide, right? In which case, ambidextrous 🙂 carry on!

  • Big ugly Saab does about 27 I think.
    RX7 works out to be about 9 once you take into account the cost of the 2 stroke. Probably much less when you look at what else you have to replace pretty much every fill up like oil, filter and Apex Seals.

  • I’d file that under ‘a-ok’.

  • Built at least 4 pairs using frame, Blu tac and a cocktail stick.
    A jug would be nice so I didn’t have to have a bike in the house, but it costs money

  • As above, don’t panic. It is classic HG, but it can also be caused by condensation from breathers. My car does it really badly as it’s left laid up for ages.

    Is there car in regular use?
    If keep an eye on it, and be tempted to dump the oil and take a look at the condition of it. See if it contains significant amounts of water.

  • I’ve got 11 speed X01 shifter and mech with a KMC chain and SLX 11-46 cassette.
    A few months ago, I had an issue half way round CyB where it refused to drop out of first.
    Clicked the trigger, nothing, like the mech had just seized.
    A lot of shifting up and down later and it eventually free itself. It was a very wet day and I was tired, so the bike…[Read more]

  • submarined replied to the topic Engine Braking? in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    When was that? How old was the car

    1998 Polo, 4 up on the approach to Friston from the East.
    Take a look at most modern family hatches and they have small discs all round (some even still have drums on the back)
    You can’t change the laws of physics, with a full car it’s relatively easy to cook the fluid or pads on most modern…[Read more]

  • submarined replied to the topic Engine Braking? in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    The brakes are for stopping, the engine is for going.

    Not down big bloody hills.

  • submarined replied to the topic Engine Braking? in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    Having had a DC2 Integra and an FD RX7 with lightened flys through multiple Winters, I can confirm it’s a) possible and b) prettyfookingscary to lock up wheels on ice/snow through engine braking.
    Never had it on a car with a normal fly though.

    In response to the original question, jack up a 2wd car without an LS and leave one of the driven wheels…[Read more]

  • Cheers for the PSA 🙂
    10% off this weekend, and the blue ones being £19.99 in S has tipped me over the edge. Just over 20 quid delivered for a post ride warm up. At 5’10 and just over 62kgs hope it fits.
    Thanks again 🙂

  • Cheers peeps.
    I probably should have also stated a preference for NW. I head cross country on my commute sometimes and decent chain retention would be a boon. Concerned that just sticking a normal ring on with a non clutch mech (Claris) would lead to very little in the way of security.

    And before anyone shouts ‘why?’ it’s because the rings on the…[Read more]

  • Do they exist without having to remortgage? With some shuffling about I can do 104 BCD, assymetric 96, or SRAM DM. Providing there’s clearance, I’d like something around the 44/46 sort of area. Nearest I can find is the AbsoluteBlack one which is, well, not cheap. Currently a 50/34.

    Superstar do 42 GXP DM, but even with my tiny legs, that’s going…[Read more]

  • Realistically, anything pre turbo is going to be under pressure and force out anything like paste etc.
    I’m sure there will be people who have had success, but in my experience these are fringe cases I’m afraid 🙁

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