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by Threevok
22 Jan 2017, 7:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter tyres
Replies: 23
Views: 1757

Re: Winter tyres

Compound makes no difference on ice, neither does tread. You may as well be using slicks. Studs are the only defense. I did an 8 mile mountain loop today, including a cat 4 climb and passed many riders turning back, because the trails were too icy. I however, had the single speed set up for exactly ...
by Threevok
19 Jan 2017, 9:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cannondale Hooligan
Replies: 8
Views: 1994

Re: Cannondale Hooligan

mercalia wrote:what would the ride be like if the front fork didnt look like half a pair and just continue down from the steerer with the wheel offset centre? would that work?


Probably not and steering would differ depending on which way you turned :shock:
by Threevok
19 Jan 2017, 8:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear mech MTB designs old Vs new
Replies: 9
Views: 1035

Re: Rear mech MTB designs old Vs new

barrym wrote:You're right. Even when I'm browsing eBay, I only look at single speeds, or if something with gears catches my eye, I first look to see what dropouts it's got:-)



I'm actually considering building a 3x1 for my next project - just for fun 8)
by Threevok
19 Jan 2017, 8:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cannondale Hooligan
Replies: 8
Views: 1994

Re: Cannondale Hooligan

mercalia wrote:why then not a rear wheel like the front? if so good?


There ARE Bikes with a single sided chainstay. Not sure if any of them are Dales though.

Seen a few belt drive ones too
by Threevok
19 Jan 2017, 8:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear mech MTB designs old Vs new
Replies: 9
Views: 1035

Re: Rear mech MTB designs old Vs new

barrym wrote:I've been in 4th on my 1 x 7 for months now :) , just summoning up the enthusiasm to remove the mech, cable and shifter. I've calculated the chain length and reckon it'll be fine without a tensioner :idea:


Go on, do it. You know you want too. :twisted:

I love my single-speed
by Threevok
19 Jan 2017, 8:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cannondale Hooligan
Replies: 8
Views: 1994

Re: Cannondale Hooligan

There have been lefty Dales in the MTB world for some years now. I don't see much point in them either -apart from less weight and mechanics (in the suspension versions) but all the owners I've talked to - swear by them. Owning some Dales has always made you a bit of slave to their specific parts - ...
by Threevok
17 Jan 2017, 3:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Puncture proof tyres
Replies: 35
Views: 2363

Re: Puncture proof tyres

The closest I have ever come to "Puncture Proof" tyres was the Panasonic (Panaracer) RibMo I never once had a puncture in 10,000+ miles, despite having to pull just about everything out of them, including screws, nails, pop-rivets... I even took them off-road once :lol: When they eventuall...
by Threevok
16 Jan 2017, 3:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Headset advice
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: Headset advice

I prefer a split race myself, as they are easier to remove, when checking the steerer and crown, or swapping forks over, but retaining the same headset
by Threevok
14 Jan 2017, 8:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycled through a blizzard this morning.
Replies: 14
Views: 1515

Re: Cycled through a blizzard this morning.

axel_knutt wrote:I had a couple in a BMW stop and offer me a lift once when I was cycling in a blizzard and caked in snow. I daren't tell them I was only out training, and there was nowhere to take me. :lol:


Knowing how most BMW's perform in the snow - you should have offered to help them :twisted:
by Threevok
13 Jan 2017, 3:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycled through a blizzard this morning.
Replies: 14
Views: 1515

Re: Cycled through a blizzard this morning.

I commuted to work - on the single- speed too - although I did have the Ice Spikes on
by Threevok
13 Jan 2017, 3:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano XT 780 Hubs.
Replies: 65
Views: 7491

Re: Shimano XT 780 Hubs.

Quite shocked at some of the results in this thread. I am not familiar with XT 780 hubs, but I would have thought they would better than that. I have a pair of 26" XC-717s with Deore FH-M525'a that did 6,000 muddy miles with no servicing (I'm lazy in that respect) before the rear started to giv...
by Threevok
13 Jan 2017, 1:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Just found these Accessory bars on Ebay
Replies: 26
Views: 1849

Re: Just found these....

Look good, though I would maybe prefer it if the mounting bar was metal, not carbon. Your first impressions are good? Would be interested in future feedback as well. I have a couple of minoura units stashed somewhere. To be honest, I don't think the bars are carbon fibre - more like "carbon fi...
by Threevok
13 Jan 2017, 1:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 753 changing dropouts
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: 753 changing dropouts

If you are going to be putting new dropouts in, it may be worth considering doing it in such as way that you can use "Swap-outs" to change between the two - like the DMR ones on my Kinesis Virtue (Pictured with horizonal dropouts) http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g249/threevok1/Picture%20...
by Threevok
13 Jan 2017, 11:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Just found these Accessory bars on Ebay
Replies: 26
Views: 1849

Re: Just found these....

I think you're safe there,let us know how you get on with it :) Didn't go for that one in the end. Went to this one instead, as they were only £4.95 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112205457901?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&var=412418889156&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Got a blue one and a gold o...
by Threevok
11 Jan 2017, 3:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Just found these Accessory bars on Ebay
Replies: 26
Views: 1849

Re: Just found these....

The eBay seller has an appalling negative feedback ---- good idea though --- so looking for similar from the U.K. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Double-Mountain-Bike-Handlebar-Extender-Watch-Bracket-Holder-Flashlight-Lamp-/332049706774?hash=item4d4fb46f16:g:wzUAAOSw44BYP52S UK Seller - Feedback not bad ...