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by Threevok
27 Mar 2017, 9:31pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Derailleurs? Gears and all that stuff?
Replies: 5
Views: 9536

Re: Derailleurs? Gears and all that stuff?

The Carrera is OK, but very low budget What's your absolute top budget mark ? As for rider weight, Rockshox don't really have a rider weight limit. However, they do warn not to exceed maximum air pressure limits for any of their air forks. As a result (at 20 stone) you may find that the amount of ad...
by Threevok
27 Mar 2017, 3:16pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Derailleurs? Gears and all that stuff?
Replies: 5
Views: 9536

Re: Derailleurs? Gears and all that stuff?

1 x 11 setups are quite expensive and mostly aimed at the Downhill/Enduro market, so I wouldn't think that would be for you 2x setups are the basically the same as 3x setups, but with the smaller "granny ring" removed to make them lighter. However, these are also more expensive (less is mo...
by Threevok
27 Mar 2017, 2:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mountain bike pedals with "pins"
Replies: 19
Views: 1120

Re: Mountain bike pedals with "pins"

Thanks all for the information - now I am enlightened. At first I was thinking that these would be good pedals for touring - but the hazard of gashed shins has put me off that idea. Funnily enough - I have a 2 inch gash above my knee that was caused by a SPD pedal :shock: Another problem could be g...
by Threevok
27 Mar 2017, 2:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New bike good feeling.....
Replies: 14
Views: 750

Re: New bike good feeling.....

AaronR wrote:https://www.flickr.com/photos/21583957@N05/33586040346/in/dateposted-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/21583957@N05/33586040346/in/dateposted-public/

Dirty picture attached for those who keep asking........



very nice indeed - not as tasty as that cake though - yum :twisted:
by Threevok
24 Mar 2017, 1:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mountain bike pedals with "pins"
Replies: 19
Views: 1120

Re: Mountain bike pedals with "pins"

I wear a pair of Muddyfox MTB shoes, with the cleats removed.

They are cheap as chips, look very much like normal trainers, and hard-wearing on my rather aggressive Sudpin-II pedals.

That's even after me continuously twisting my foot on them, trying to unclip :roll: :lol:
by Threevok
24 Mar 2017, 1:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New bike good feeling.....
Replies: 14
Views: 750

Re: New bike good feeling.....

Nothing like building you own bike.

Of course, if there are no pics, then it didn't happen :wink:
by Threevok
24 Mar 2017, 1:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Larger wheels ????????? I must be old
Replies: 30
Views: 1149

Re: Larger wheels ????????? I must be old

Whilst 26" wheels are still easily obtainable (even ready built) the choice in new 26" frames is getting narrower, with most MTB manufacturers ditching 26 altogether. The choice in suspension forks (at least at the higher end) is getting narrower too. I only had a choice of two "air-s...
by Threevok
20 Mar 2017, 1:39pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Want to start mountain biking - what bike model should I buy?
Replies: 24
Views: 16372

Re: Want to start mountain biking - what bike model should I buy?

Hi

It would help to know what kind of mountain biking you are into, as there are different frame types for different applications

Are you looking at general XC (eg fire roads / single track) type of MTBing, or more demanding disciplines like Enduro or downhill ?
by Threevok
14 Mar 2017, 7:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best fast tyres for MTB commuting under £25-£30?
Replies: 16
Views: 1132

Re: Best fast tyres for MTB commuting under £25-£30?

If you can run a 2.2 you may want to look at the Halo Twin Rail II I have them on my very expensive single-speed and, at £17.99 each, are probably the cheapest components on it :lol: Rolling resistance is good on tarmac especially at high pressure (85 psi MAX) and run at a lower pressures - can hand...
by Threevok
22 Feb 2017, 11:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1609
Views: 446385

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

cdugher wrote:My latest build, to be used for bit of commuting, riding down to my running club and general pottering, joins the other four in my stable.

20170221_215830.jpg


Very nice - good to see it finished 8)
by Threevok
21 Feb 2017, 2:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Can't think of a title for this
Replies: 27
Views: 747

Re: Can't think of a title for this

One thing I do struggle understanding is 4inch boingy tyres with a boingy fork as well :? Me too. I don't really see why you would you need RCT3 chamber-equipped fork, on something that would soak up the subtleties in terrain, that it was designed to handle. You could probably never set them perfec...
by Threevok
21 Feb 2017, 2:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: “Re - Cycling”
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: “Re - Cycling”

I'd also be looking at Facebook and eBay shops. There's a real market for such talent
by Threevok
21 Feb 2017, 12:01pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: One of those days! Tired! Tired! Tired!
Replies: 21
Views: 1889

Re: One of those days! Tired! Tired! Tired!

Vantage wrote:I hit the wall on very nearly every single ride coz of diabetes :P


I would have thought the regular eye checks Diabetics receive, should solve that problem :wink:
by Threevok
21 Feb 2017, 10:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Can't think of a title for this
Replies: 27
Views: 747

Re: Can't think of a title for this

I don't think fat bikes are dead just yet. Sales figures probably aren't as expected - mostly because of market saturation, the introduction of "Plus" bikes and a levelling of initial interest for something which (for us here in the UK at least) is a "seasonal" bike. Interest in ...
by Threevok
20 Feb 2017, 3:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Can't think of a title for this
Replies: 27
Views: 747

Re: Can't think of a title for this

I'd love a go

Wouldn't you ?

Come on, own up