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by Jan Marten
3 Apr 2020, 4:30pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Slight tear in fly sheet
Replies: 18
Views: 444

Re: Slight tear in fly sheet

Jan Marten wrote:Use a circular piece of Gorilla Tape



RobinS wrote:Don't use Gorilla tape.


Two diametrically opposed ideas. Just out of interest RobinS why wouldn't you use GT?
by Jan Marten
3 Apr 2020, 8:52am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Slight tear in fly sheet
Replies: 18
Views: 444

Re: Slight year in fly sheet

Use a circular piece of Gorilla Tape. Ally it with a tale of 'there I was, thought I was going to die' and consider it a badge of honour.

Unless the fly is silicone coated, in which case use Silnet
or similar as adhesive under patch of whatever you choose. Just remember the story ;-)
by Jan Marten
1 Apr 2020, 4:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Puncture patches
Replies: 35
Views: 832

Re: Puncture patches

"Once inflated in place the tube is pushed firmly against the tyre anyway." So unless there's a long period between patch application and tube inflation inside the tyre, the adhesive/cement still has 'stick'. Although a raised patch perimeter may look unsightly, once the tube is inflated i...
by Jan Marten
1 Apr 2020, 2:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Puncture patches
Replies: 35
Views: 832

Re: Puncture patches

Cut pieces to suit your needs from old inner tubes. Larger patches are better than smaller - more area for bonding means less stress per mm². If edges lift on a small patch it's more of a concern than on a bigger patch. Once inflated in place the tube is pushed firmly against the tyre anyway.
by Jan Marten
31 Mar 2020, 5:54pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTD: 26" Wheelset
Replies: 0
Views: 115

WTD: 26" Wheelset

Disc compatible, preferably cartridge bearing hubs.
32 hole, 25-30mm internal width rims.
by Jan Marten
24 Mar 2020, 3:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: WTD: Fox IFP Charging Tool
Replies: 0
Views: 94

WTD: Fox IFP Charging Tool

Wanted to BUY, RENT or BORROW Fox Talas II IFP Charging Tool. Half way through a full stripdown and rebuild of my newly acquired Fox Talas II fork and now I can't find my Charging Tool ;-( Definitely had it before I started. Two days of searching has revealed, in order of importance; dust balls; tha...
by Jan Marten
23 Mar 2020, 9:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Nitto S84 - will it rust? And offset?
Replies: 17
Views: 597

Re: Nitto S84 - will it rust? And offset?

No idea about the rust matter. Traditional KOPS is really rather redundant. Modern TT riders, seeking maximum power, have a very forward position. Even modern geometry mountain bikes are adopting a steeper seatpost. Moving the saddle forward will necessitate raising the saddle height. As a starting ...
by Jan Marten
21 Mar 2020, 8:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front Derailleur to manage jump 22>38t unpinned
Replies: 9
Views: 547

Re: Front Derailleur to manage jump 22>38t unpinned

Shimano FD M615 is designed for 22-36T double. That could work.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 9&t=408616

Bit of fettling needed perhaps. But at £7, worth a shot.

NB I have no affiliation to this item.
by Jan Marten
20 Mar 2020, 6:47pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Morewood Shova ST Large
Replies: 0
Views: 144

Morewood Shova ST Large

What are the chances you've got one sitting forlorn and unloved?
As long as it's structurally sound, whether bare frame only or more, I'm interested.

Not interested in any other Morewoods. I'm trying to rekindle an old love affair.

FYI
by Jan Marten
18 Mar 2020, 8:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fox Talas Forks
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: Fox Talas Forks

Mine is the Talas II, 2006/7 model. All the online stuff I've seen is for much later models, e.g. Talas 3 - 5.

Ugly. Any chance you could provide links?

Gattonero. My serial number doesn't reflect on Fox's website because they deem this an obsolete fork.
by Jan Marten
17 Mar 2020, 9:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fox Talas Forks
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Fox Talas Forks

Anyone here have technical knowledge of the 2005/6/7 Fox Talas II suspension forks? This is now an obsolete (in Fox terminology) item meaning that nothing appears in their web archives. Likewise the local commercial suspension specialists. My problem: During use air is being sucked into the oil. I c...
by Jan Marten
16 Mar 2020, 9:27pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Chinese Lightweight 1 person Tent
Replies: 51
Views: 3240

Re: Chinese Lightweight 1 person Tent

I've been watching this thread with regard to Trekkertent. I'm another very dissatisfied ex customer.
Promises unfulfilled and blame laid elsewhere. Completely unacceptable service.

Best avoided.
by Jan Marten
9 Mar 2020, 8:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New 26" wheeled rigid mountain bikes. Quality kit, not supermarket.
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: New 26" wheeled rigid mountain bikes. Quality kit, not supermarket.

Thx for all the replies. None of the suggestions however are modern / relaxed / slack geometry.

Even the idea of fitting 26" wheelset onto modern 27.5" frame is problematic, e.g. compatibility with hub standards and chainlines.

Plenty of options if I go steel.
by Jan Marten
9 Mar 2020, 5:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New 26" wheeled rigid mountain bikes. Quality kit, not supermarket.
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: New 26" wheeled rigid mountain bikes. Quality kit, not supermarket.

Thx for link. Only 16" frame available. That geometry and 68mm BB, means it's definitely more commuter/hybrid than MTB.