tomaso

  • tomaso replied to the topic 1X with Shimano Deore RD-M615 in the forum Bike Forum 2 days ago

    My 2017 Stache had 10 speed Deore and ean fine with a 11-42 Deore cassette with a single chain ring.

  • tomaso replied to the topic Parts from AliExpress and ebay in the forum Bike Forum 2 days ago

    Thisisnotaspoon

    Seatpost, yea, whats the worst that could happen, ive broken a genuine easton seatpost, youre not going to sit down on the stump afterwards.

    I beg to differ after an incident with a USE seat post in 1994. I escaped with a rip to my jeans.

  • Action sports built me a set of wheels that lasted 4 bikes and are still going strong. DR XM481 and 350 hubs are a great combo,

    I have always found hope hubs things of beauty and it’s great to buy British, but the freehub bearings just crap themselves and screw everything. Perhaps Lakeland bogs are too much, but Hope are a northern company and…[Read more]

  • tomaso replied to the topic Hope lights and mounts in the forum Bike Forum 2 days ago

    Plastic 3D printed go pro mounts can fit

  • Heading from Seathwaite or Rossthwaite over Stakes Pass to Old Dungeon Ghyll for refreshment and then back over Rosset Ghyll and down Sty Head Pass is a lovely route that is norpt so bad when it’s a bit frozen,

  • tomaso replied to the topic DT hubs – best place to buy? in the forum Bike Forum 1 week ago

    I was going to build my last set of wheels but parts were more expensive than I could get built from a shop. Try bikestacja.pl

  • Alex I’ll send you a link to the google photo album via direct message.

  • Looks like a great project and progress looks top notch.

    This is my tomaso’s XLWB Ducato project, also in part inspired by Matt’s highly skilled output.

    Mechanically my van has been great so far, but I have an intermittent fuelling problem and need to take it to a diesel specialist for a P0089 Fuel Pressure Valve sticking problem. Its been great…[Read more]

  • Normal advice is to stay on the west side of Langstrath beck until you get to the footbridge just where Stake Pass turns uphill, rather than follow the BW all the way up the other side.

    Good advice…. we slogged along the bridleway on the east side recently, watching some walkers making faster progress on the much easier path opposite

    Did the B…[Read more]

  • tomaso replied to the topic GX Eagle a pile of poo in the forum Bike Forum 2 weeks ago

    New hanger and full reset of setup using Sram template has made it fairly good and certainly an improvement. Not tried spare mech yet, but will try that next.

    Still not convinced at how suitable 12 speed is for me and my riding.

  • tomaso replied to the topic Do I need a new derailleur? in the forum Bike Forum 2 weeks ago

    That is a really thorough job.

  • tomaso replied to the topic GX Eagle a pile of poo in the forum Bike Forum 3 weeks ago

    @markwsf I’ve ordered the template from ebay, it was £7.99 and as cheap as I could be bothered to find.

    @iverhogseye I can see how that might be as I have noticed the catching of chain plates on one tooth of the cassette on certain gears, but its only a 3 month old bike and I don’t see why I should have to adapt what is sold as complete system…[Read more]

  • tomaso replied to the topic GX Eagle a pile of poo in the forum Bike Forum 3 weeks ago

    There is no personal preference to SRAM vs Shimano, I just want gears that work! I am waiting on the SRAM Eagle adjustment gauge and will then start again and see if I can eliminate all the suggestions provided.

    Popping into my LBS to speak to them about the mech not shifting down freely and see what they about that.

  • tomaso replied to the topic GX Eagle a pile of poo in the forum Bike Forum 4 weeks ago

    I am going to swap the hanger out to see if it makes any difference and go right back through installation set up as it was a pain in the arse yesterday. Helvellyn double was ace and didn’t stop the downhill being fun.

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  • tomaso replied to the topic GX Eagle a pile of poo in the forum Bike Forum 1 month ago

    New shifter cable and freshly lived.

  • tomaso replied to the topic GX Eagle a pile of poo in the forum Bike Forum 1 month ago

    It’s shifting ok now at the top of the cassette, but it struggles to drop down as though the spring is to weak to make it return. I’ve lubed and tried to make sure the pivots move freely. It’s a new cable and outer.

    I ride in the Lakes and bumps and knocks were tolerated by my old SLX 11 speed. Perhaps GX 12 is just not fit for my purpose?

    I…[Read more]

  • tomaso replied to the topic MTB routes near Kirkby Stephen? in the forum Bike Forum 1 month ago

    The Howgills and some of the stuff around Tebay towards Borrowdale is good, but it will be a slog in parts after all this rain.

  • tomaso started the topic GX Eagle a pile of poo in the forum Bike Forum 1 month ago

    I have never had such a pile of poo set of gears as SRAM GX Eagle. They just seem to be impossible to index and run like a bag of spanners being dropped down the stairs.

    Four months in and I am thinking of ditching it and replacing with Shimano SLX 11 speed.

    Is it SRAM or me?