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by Gari
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: That's a lot of bike for the money
Replies: 28
Views: 723

Re: That's a lot of bike for the money

Sram 1x would be perfect for me( in fact it currently is, on 2 bikes) Tempted for commuting actually.
by Gari
Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear hanger help
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: Rear hanger help

Option 3, buy 2😁
by Gari
Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear hanger help
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: Rear hanger help

BETD it also fits a couple of Boardmans.

https://www.mountainbikecomponents.co.u ... anger-436/
by Gari
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: fs, 1 x 12 groupset.
Replies: 14
Views: 544

Re: fs, 1 x 12 groupset.

Hi ton, is this a standard cassette or xd please?
Cheers.
by Gari
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Barmouth bridge
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Barmouth bridge

That brings back memories, I lived on the south end of that bridge in the mid/late 80s.
Sounds a bit like Trigger’s broom😁
by Gari
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9027
Views: 1013477

Re: The post man's been ...

And dropped of a Brooks C13 saddle. The bottom drawing for the new frameset continues:)
by Gari
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Luxurious one person accomodation - HexPeak, Duomid
Replies: 14
Views: 547

Re: Luxurious one person accomodation - HexPeak, Duomid

Locus gear Khafra maybe? I have the Khufu and really like it. Trailstar also, lot of space for not much weight, 2 poles strictly speaking but same principle :) I have the Chinese copy version, only pitched it in the garden so far but it’s huge in there! Literally the full width of my house/garden!! ...
by Gari
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: MLS trailstar copy SOLD.
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Re: MLS trailstar copy

PM’d you.
by Gari
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD - MTB cable disc brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: WTD - MTB cable disc brakes

I’m sure I have some BB5s in a box somewhere. They are packed away at my workplace so won’t be able to check/dig ‘em out before the end of the week if that’s any use to you?
by Gari
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Small cheap camera
Replies: 21
Views: 575

Re: Small cheap camera

https://www.ffordes.com/p/SOR-18-033080 ... tz35-black
Ffordes are great for used gear generally and over the years I’ve had lots of stuff from them and they’ve always been reliable. Description is usually errs on the “understating” side.
There’s plenty of others in that list:)
by Gari
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cycling glasses... getting old
Replies: 32
Views: 1159

Re: Cycling glasses... getting old

Agreed, I looked at prescription Oakleys(I have numerous glasses) but replacing a lens regularly is very costly(£2-300)!!! I use contacts for distance, though they are fine for checking map/phone on bars. My optician said that the £1 shop glasses are fine for reading as the contacts are the prescrip...
by Gari
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cycling glasses... getting old
Replies: 32
Views: 1159

Re: Cycling glasses... getting old

I have much the same issue. After lots of trying other things I finally bit the bullet and got contacts( who honestly fancies putting your finger in your eye?!)
I found it far easier than prescription lenses etc and I can wear whatever dummies I like.
by Gari
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's like a small carabiner but not...
Replies: 20
Views: 574

Re: What's like a small carabiner but not...

I use some of those metal buckles on my camera bag to attach a tripod/3 way head(4kg) and as long as they’re under tension the don’t unhook or slip. There’s a wee lip to stop them coming undone. Even once you’ve slackened them off you have to actually remove them.
by Gari
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bloody cycling boom!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 544

Re: Bloody cycling boom!!!

Cheers, I’ll try them later👍. I’m keen to ride the thing now😁
by Gari
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bloody cycling boom!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 544

Re: Bloody cycling boom!!!

Yeh, Hope hubs!! I get that bikes are out of stock everywhere, but are folks all converting their hubs to fit their new (12mm) gravel bikes too?!☺️ I’m gonna need a 15-12mm converter for my SON at some point so I guess I’ll try one of those instead for now. Hopefully I won’t be back here ranting abo...
by Gari
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bloody cycling boom!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 544

Bloody cycling boom!!!

A few weeks ago I was searching for a tool for the hope 30mm BB, no one had one in stack, like anywhere! Even my LBS didn’t have one so I could take the frame in for them to fit one! Now I’m having the same issue with a 12mm front hub conversion kit for my wheelset!!!! Don’t even get me started on w...
by Gari
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's The Furthest You've Had To Walk Back Due To A Mechanical?
Replies: 23
Views: 854

Re: What's The Furthest You've Had To Walk Back Due To A Mechanical?

A few years ago I was bikepacking around the south of Iceland, riding up to þorsmork on the first few days. Track was pretty(!) rough, especially on 40mm tyres, as a consequence the following day while riding out the rear tyre split at the bead!! Nothing I tried could fix it as it was right on the b...
by Gari
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hot ... innit?
Replies: 21
Views: 761

Re: Hot ... innit?

I really struggle in the heat, anything above about 20deg is really bad for me. Not just uncomfortable but actually effects my health/wellbeing. I had a BBQ lunch with friends on Thursday, loafing on Friday and a ride on Saturday, consistently above 20deg here for most of last week, particularly the...
by Gari
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?
Replies: 42
Views: 1515

Re: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?

Not 12 speed unfortunately, otherwise yeh that would be vaguely exciting. The mechs are 10 and 11spd compatible though, I have the same mech on my 11spd tourer and 10spd cx/commuter.
Fingers crossed on 12spd drop bar shifters soon.
by Gari
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?
Replies: 42
Views: 1515

Re: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?

I’m currently running a 11spd Rival set up on my gravel/touring bike, 12-50 Sunrace cassette, with no issues at all. I am happy with my BB7s so the braking thing isn’t a problem for me however. In terms of rear mechs all Sram have the same ratio so you can choose to use mtb mechs, or not. I choose n...
by Gari
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Increasing fork height on a CX bike
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Increasing fork height on a CX bike

If it’s a tapered headset there’s this.
https://www.finnacycles.com/en/forks/13 ... -fork.html
409 a-c so not massively different.
by Gari
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Objects of interest - some free, some paid, etc. cannondale, middleburn, sram, knard
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Re: Objects of interest - some free, some paid, etc. cannondale, middleburn, sram, knard

I’ll take the Rival shifters if ZeroDarkBivi doesn’t want them.
by Gari
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 170
Views: 7535

Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

Cheeky Monkey wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:10 pm
Does anybody else see that and then picture an over-sized tick twister that is going to pull of my testicles :shock:

Just me then :oops:
😂😂😂
by Gari
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS. WTB 650 rims.
Replies: 1
Views: 207

FS. WTB 650 rims.

WTB STp i25 650b rims, 32h. Brand new still in shrink wrap. £30pr
https://flic.kr/p/2jktk91
https://flic.kr/p/2jktmct
WTB KOM i21 650b rims, 32h. Also brand new, one unwrapped to measure erd. £70pr
https://flic.kr/p/2jkuwY7
https://flic.kr/p/2jktnZw
Postage at cost.