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by Mart
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 598
Views: 37952

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Creaky seatpost on today’s ride so stripped, cleaned and regreased all the bits.

Surprised me when i pulled the seatpost out the frame. I thought it was well lubed, but it had dried out

Test ride tomorrow :-bd
by Mart
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 598
Views: 37952

Re: What you done t' your bike today

oh ....
And other than that I swapped my sus forks out on the hard tail and put my carbon forks in
Just fancy a change as I have the bouncer now and wanted to have rigid for a bit of variety
by Mart
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 598
Views: 37952

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Blimey, GRX hasn't been out for that long and you've already got it rusty and worn :-bd 🤣 Mostly that's just the colour of the dust from the last long ride I did into The Brecks. That chain had done 5,314.3 km, so I'm still slightly surprised I didn't have to replace the cassette... Thats some good...
by Mart
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Zip Tips ?
Replies: 18
Views: 308

Re: Zip Tips ?

Mine failed the state way Steve
I’ve got a Apidura Race on now (just a flap)
Liking it a lot :-bd
by Mart
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Loan of a saddle
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Loan of a saddle

Tonto - I’ve PM’d you
Mart
by Mart
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Loan of a saddle
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Loan of a saddle

first priority i think is to try the width of the C15
then i can think more about carved/solid
by Mart
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Loan of a saddle
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Loan of a saddle

Anyone got a Cambium C15 they could lend me to try out? Either carved or solid doesn’t matter
I’m using a C17 at the moment and wondered if slightly narrower would suit better

Ta Mart
by Mart
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dynamo hub question
Replies: 16
Views: 288

Re: Dynamo hub question

The Son 28 comes in Boost but from what i remember it’s 15mm axle
Not cheap either :shock:
by Mart
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3212
Views: 545358

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

I don't wear glasses very often when riding but have found Bolle safety glasses (and even their mini goggles) to be top notch. Not as cheap as John's tat* but I've only got 2 eyes :wink: *I'm sure they're very nice but I haven't taken the piss out of anything for 27 minutes. https://www.amazon.co.u...
by Mart
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3212
Views: 545358

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Im also a screwfix safety specs user. I use some DeWalt Indoor/Ourdoor ones
OK so there just over a fiver, but the lenses are great for anything between dark shadows between trees to full sunlight

I struggle with very dark lenses going from full brightness into shadow but these are pretty good
by Mart
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: XT Superboost Cranks 1x12sp
Replies: 0
Views: 76

XT Superboost Cranks 1x12sp

XT Superboost 1x12sp Crank FC-M8130, black - for superboost spacing, (56.5mm Chainline) - direct mount chainrings only (not included) - 56.5mm chainline - VGC, only on bike for 2 months - 175mm crank length - Black Crank only, no chainring, comes with all spacers and chainring tightening tool I only...
by Mart
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Cairngorm Loops 300
Replies: 29
Views: 2860

Re: Cairngorm Loops 300

Never ever a failure though Colin. Good work from you and everyone else. :-bd Strange you should put it that way. "Fear of Failure" has prevented me from participating in a few things. A lesson from this has been that it's OK to try and to fail. Better that than just not trying. Absolutely - at the...
by Mart
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shoes for the wider foot
Replies: 19
Views: 414

Re: Shoes for the wider foot

I’ve got wide feet also, check out

- Pearl Izumi X-Alps (last pair i had - grippy soles)
- Replaced with Scott Cruz-r (i went for Boa instead of laces) Very Comfy
by Mart
Tue May 05, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are Carbon bars worth the ££?
Replies: 29
Views: 957

Re: Are Carbon bars worth the ££?

I work as a lead engineer in NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) for a fairly well known car manufacturer, I'm really tempted to take an objective measure of carbon versus ally handle bars for curiositys sake. Vibration comfort is basically my day job! Any particular bars people are interested in?...
by Mart
Tue May 05, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A serious question
Replies: 26
Views: 940

Re: A serious question

You’ve not got worms have you?
by Mart
Sat May 02, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3212
Views: 545358

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Planet X have Ti Mug discounted

https://www.planetx.co.uk/s?q=mug
by Mart
Fri May 01, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Giant Bar Ends FREE
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Giant Bar Ends FREE

:-bd
by Mart
Fri May 01, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Lock-down projects
Replies: 56
Views: 2008

Re: Lock-down projects

Hi Sean, I’m always on the look out for designs that will work. More often it’s the simple ones that work the best I draw freehand in pencil on the stone then yes i use a dremel over several sessions Can take a long time depending on the hardness and consistency of the stone Just takes a bit of pati...
by Mart
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Lock-down projects
Replies: 56
Views: 2008

Re: Lock-down projects

I’ve had some time for my stone carving. I’m trying to take traditional designs
Started with some Celtic knots

Example here https://flic.kr/p/2iV61tj
by Mart
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: KAPZ - Bearbones design ?
Replies: 24
Views: 988

Re: KAPZ - Bearbones design ?

I’ve had a couple over the years from KAPZ
They have been great :-bd
by Mart
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD Ergon GP2 Grips
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: FS . Ergon GP2 Grips

Sold
by Mart
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD Ergon GP2 Grips
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: FS . Ergon GP2 Grips

Price drop to £20
by Mart
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Waterproof Drybags
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Waterproof Drybags

Just looked it up : Airlock diameter is 18cm
so slightly less than what I have

Might just have to make do with what I have
by Mart
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Waterproof Drybags
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Waterproof Drybags

I’m using either a 10L or 13L at the moment
both drybags have the same diameter.

i would just go bigger and roll the top down more, but that just adds unnecessary weight
The ortlieb bags are made of pretty heavy dutyfabric, but guaranteed waterproof which i need as it’s for my sleep stuff
by Mart
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Waterproof Drybags
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Waterproof Drybags

OK not the most exciting of subjects but bear with me Currently using Ortlieb drybags that have a Diameter of 19cm (yes i’m bored and have measured it) Good strong waterproof material Looking for a drybag as equally waterproof BUT with a larger diameter. Googling not yielding much info. What should ...