I check mine before they go.
I have had one fail in about 5 years. It was so I had a fail sheet for selling it.
The Mot really is a very basic roadworthy check it’s not hard to keep the car in safe condition.
I run a 33 year old land rover and a 15 year old van …..
Most of my previous cars have even been french.
ive never found the fire road to be particularly troubling. its the perfect grade for 32:18 – i can even sit most of the way.
the key to this is to not be parked at the bottom and to do your hand over on the hill so your partner has the ability to warm up before the rest of the climb.
ITs horrible leaving the marque straight into that climb.…[Read more]
It’s not like IT to go to defcon panic
As above . Wipe it off,check periodically. Get your engine good and warm regularly and change oil on schedule keep the moisture in your oil at bay
If it’s not using water at an alarming rate , blowing smoke /steam out its arse / using lots of oil or mixing fluids…..don’t worry.
In comparison my R56 Cooper S with winters on is great in the snow and will get up snowy hills that defeat 4wd’s something to do with
60+% of its weight on the front axlewinter tires.
BMWs are actually quite capible in the snow on winter tires.
i remember 2016 was it – it was the absolute SOMME – but not cold.
I had the pleasure of spannering for a soloist on a singlespeed and still having to clean his bike every lap just to keep the wheels turning in the frame.
then in 2018 it was colder than a witches tit and the campervan pipe work froze where it passed under the outside of the…[Read more]
Also worth remembering it’s rwd. The last thing I want to do is lock up the rear by jamming it into first on a slippy descent.
I use the brakes and the brakes are quick and easy to change designed for the purpose of stopping the vehicle. But I also fitted weather condition suitable tires for the bad weather which makes more difference than which…[Read more]
OK, so this all just sounds pants.
I was Puffer-curious, but now with warmer, wetter winters it seems that future events are more likely to be grinding paste than snowy and cold.
Based on what you saw on a sample size of how many years ?
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 cars.
Easy is a strong word. Sure it’s possible if your driving like a dick or your brake system needs over hauled.
But not something ive ever managed….and I’ve been over some steep and warm roads in heavily loaded veh…[Read more]
TJ the rest of the squad need to man up and get on singlespeeds 🙂
The guys did well. Even the failed free hub didn’t stop em. Ran round 3 laps because he wasn’t even close to fitting on any of the availible bikes bar mine…..and he wasn’t going ss haha
Saw your injury on FB. That is harsh. Always the way when your on form 🙁
read it as freehub. The splined thingy that the cassette fits onto. I’ve had one go before. Bearings seize up or the pawls snap and you can freewheel both ways but go absolutely nowhere
Yes they fail.
We had one fail
….then it’s brand new replacement assembly failed pdq in the mud.
Resulted in 3 laps walked.
Our third guy lost a mech in the top rock section on his first lap and is riding my wife’s bike now.
He had to run round.
And I’ve just had to replace a free hub that failed – new rule. If you want to ride on our team no superstar componants bits.
Again he had to run round.
Depends what you call a propper puffer.
This has more shades of puffer 1 and 2 than any puffer I can remember since.
Mech hangers and mechs are precious commoditiys this year.
So many been ripped off on course.
Including my team mate 🙁
So muddy not cold
trail_rat replied to the topic How much speed can you buy for £1000 (used)? Planet X, CAAD, Giant TCR.. in the forum Bike Forum trail_rat4 days agotrail_rat
A low stem would be your first port of call for more speed,
No a well fitted position would be first port of call for more speed
Well it’s nae cold tonight’s snow hasn’t come to fruition we had a little shower of rain about 4pm /exactly when I chose to run the course.
I can share that it’s *dubby as fuck* or…..*more dub than dubfest*
Ankle deep mud and slick mud coated slippy rocks.
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