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by Threevok
11 Oct 2016, 7:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Winter bikes
Replies: 40
Views: 3037

Re: Winter bikes

Summer bike is a minimalistic single-speed steel mtb with silcker tyres, no water bottle cages, or mudguards, etc Winter bike is my usual mud-plugger - a 3x10 alloy mtb with more aggressive tyres - but with mudguards, lights, saddle bag, bottle cages etc However - after changing to studded tyres - t...
by Threevok
11 Oct 2016, 1:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shoes help !
Replies: 8
Views: 551

Re: Shoes help !

Just to add to that - here are the ones I use http://www.sportsdirect.com/muddyfox-tour-100-low-mens-cycling-shoes-144093?colcode=14409341 These are excellent and look and feel much like normal trainers I use them both with the cleats for SPD pedals and with the insert when using flat pedals One wor...
by Threevok
11 Oct 2016, 11:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where do I start...
Replies: 20
Views: 2225

Re: Where do I start...

Many of the cycle routes around me, incorporate pavements - and even on the ones that are clearly signposted - I still get such responses
by Threevok
6 Oct 2016, 11:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Newbie looking to commute to work
Replies: 51
Views: 2578

Re: Newbie looking to commute to work

Just to add to that Try doing the journey on a non-work day first - just to get some idea of the amount of time you need to allow and if it's really for you. Then, generously add to that time, to account for traffic, punctures, as well as retired brain surgeons and rocket scientists - whose hobby is...
by Threevok
5 Oct 2016, 2:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyre choice
Replies: 40
Views: 2996

Re: Tyre choice

:lol:

Of course, if they had bells on their bikes, none of that would ever have happened
by Threevok
4 Oct 2016, 7:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Convert standard QR wheels to 12mm Thru Axle
Replies: 11
Views: 14664

Re: Convert standard QR wheels to 12mm Thru Axle

I have two sets of brand new 26" Disc wheels - both with Hope Pro 4 hubs - fitted with QR converters : One is a set of Hope Hoops Tech XC on my single speed The other is a custom-built wheelset - with Blue Pro 4 hubs on Mavic XC717 rims on my GT Avalanche. the set on the Avalanche before - were...
by Threevok
3 Oct 2016, 3:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Convert standard QR wheels to 12mm Thru Axle
Replies: 11
Views: 14664

Re: Convert standard QR wheels to 12mm Thru Axle

You can convert to thru-axle hubs to QR (and vica versa) BUT ONLY if the hubs are convertible to start with - hubs such as Hope evo/pro hubs for example.

You CANNOT convert QR forks to thru-axle
by Threevok
2 Oct 2016, 6:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyre choice
Replies: 40
Views: 2996

Re: Tyre choice

Panaracer Fire XC pro

I nave been using these on my commute (with very similar surfaces as you describe) for a number of years with no problems.

Run them at 65 max on road and (if you fancy a bit of XC on the weekends) 35psi off road
by Threevok
30 Sep 2016, 10:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1609
Views: 445979

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

It's a large as far as I can make out. However, thinking about it I don't reckon it'll take your fork as it had a 80-100mm fork on it. Yeah, a large may be too much - although those forks on my GT are Tora 318 U-turns which can be set between 85 and 130. Most of the time they are set at 100mm anyway
by Threevok
30 Sep 2016, 4:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1609
Views: 445979

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Si wrote:Pity you aren't a bit taller - I would have tried to flog you an American made GT Team Issue Zaskar frame to replace it :lol:



Ooooh - What size is that ?
by Threevok
30 Sep 2016, 4:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1609
Views: 445979

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

gaz wrote:
Threevok wrote:and my pride and joy - Kinesis Decade Virtue single speed build

AKA Itchy?


:lol: Not really

More like Green Goblin (because of it's habit of gobbling up my green)
by Threevok
30 Sep 2016, 3:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1609
Views: 445979

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Cheers :D The GT is on it's way out next year. The threads have finally gone on it - and I doubt the last BB I installed (with great difficulty) is going to come back out. Still, I can't complain - I only paid £20 for the frame :lol: Trouble is - I now have to source a frame to match the rather expe...
by Threevok
30 Sep 2016, 3:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Introductions - tell us about yourself
Replies: 1107
Views: 313270

Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

hello everyone

Name - Allan
Age 49
Live in South Wales
I own two MTB bikes which I use mainly for commute/singletrack and touring
by Threevok
30 Sep 2016, 3:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1609
Views: 445979

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Hello - my first time here and here are my bikes My pig bike - 2005 GT Avalanche (AKA Scratchy) custom built 3x10 http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g249/threevok1/13335659_1132126346846563_2366450939534642224_n_zpsyzjql8or.jpg and my pride and joy - Kinesis Decade Virtue single speed build http://i5...