togglechaintour bikes

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 1 May 2011, 5:21pm

Woss this then? :?

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Roadstersrevenge » 1 May 2011, 5:34pm

seat-tube lug for something odd?

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 1 May 2011, 6:27pm

Roadstersrevenge wrote:seat-tube lug for something odd?

Interesting, but the clamp is less than an inch, so probably too small for that :|

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Roadstersrevenge » 1 May 2011, 9:46pm

haha! I thought you knew what it was and we had to guess!

Steve will know what it is.

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 2 May 2011, 9:13am

TCT2 Bookings

Toggle Chain Tour 2011 booking closes at 8pm on Sunday 8th May. Beyond that date I'll only have a waiting list in case anyone needs to drop out.

So far we have 20 people booked, with 18 definite. Should be a good weekend 8)

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby steve browne » 2 May 2011, 9:33am

GrahamNR17 wrote:Woss this then? :?



Does it fit the handlebar stem? My thought was that it could be part of a twin bottle cage mount. Carolin suggested a wicker basket support.

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 2 May 2011, 9:37am

steve browne wrote:
GrahamNR17 wrote:Woss this then? :?



Does it fit the handlebar stem? My thought was that it could be part of a twin bottle cage mount. Carolin suggested a wicker basket support.

Yes, it fits a stem. It's too much co-incidence that it's the right size. I definitely think we're at the correct end of the bike.

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Greybeard » 7 May 2011, 9:18pm

Well, it's done :D apart from a new set of brake pads which I'll pick up in the morning. The spokes for the rear wheel were the last parts to arrive today and the wheel/sram hub were united as one by teatime :roll:
Initial rides around the garden are favourable, though the seat still needs lifting an inch or two :shock: - I'll await further tests between the rain showers tomorrow.
I was wondering whether an MTB with huge wheels is a sort of cycling version of automotive willy waving (a bit like pointless/uneccessary 4x4s) - but at least this beast will get used off-road so perhaps I can get away with just a discreet bit of swinging :wink:
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 7 May 2011, 9:33pm

Greybeard wrote:I was wondering whether an MTB with huge wheels is a sort of cycling version of automotive willy waving (a bit like pointless/uneccessary 4x4s)


does it drink more fuel and is it used to intimidate others? NO 8)

looks good. you'll be the envy amongst your RSF with that, i'm sure :wink:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 8 May 2011, 9:51am

Greybeard wrote:I was wondering whether an MTB with huge wheels is a sort of cycling version of automotive willy waving (a bit like pointless/uneccessary 4x4s)

Yes, it's exactly that :roll:

Don't feel bad about it though, if you have a tiny winky, what else are you to do? :wink:

Graham, wots got small bikes wiv small wheels :mrgreen:

PS: But your winky-waver 29er does look rather fabulous 8) as does Tim's. But I shall never know what they're like to ride, cos the ground an' the pedals are so far away :cry:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 8 May 2011, 2:31pm

GrahamNR17 wrote:Graham, wots got small bikes wiv small wheels :mrgreen:


don't forget to mention your little noddy car as well. :wink:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby robc02 » 8 May 2011, 3:41pm

I was wondering whether an MTB with huge wheels is a sort of cycling version of automotive willy waving (a bit like pointless/uneccessary 4x4s)


Wouldn't have thought of it if you hadn't mentioned it - anyway, no more so than 28inch wheels on a roadster, and they're something to be aspired to of course. :mrgreen:

I'd love a hubgeared mountain bike, especially after riding a VERY muddy Chainreaction Mountain Marathon at Ruthin last September (nearly six hours hard labour!). I used an alternative transmission system and suffered severe and repeated chainsuck in the lowest gears during the later stages of the event. It really highlighted the benefits of a hubgear, even if used with a chain tensioner to accommodate the rear suspension movement.

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Greybeard » 8 May 2011, 3:51pm

Took the WW29er for a first short ride along some local bridleways today (nowhere near the expected amount of rain - they were still dry). And the result - :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
As Cool Hand Luke said - I'm shaking it here, Boss! I'm shaking it! :wink:

Steve (wot finks the bike has now got its ballgame name :roll: )

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 8 May 2011, 8:45pm

you're chuffed then GB? even if it's a bit of a girlie colour? :wink:

did the build present you with any bothers? 8)

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 8 May 2011, 9:08pm

I like the concept of your 29ers. I do have a 26er with a three-speed in it :oops:

Would you get them wheels in a normal person sized frame?