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by jameso
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 208
Views: 11078

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

https://bikerumor.com/2021/04/22/clever-portable-tools-from-terske-turn-your-thru-axle-into-a-crank-lockring-or-pedal-wrench/ https://bikerumor.com/ezoimgfmt/s3.amazonaws.com/www.bikerumor.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/22110541/Terske-centerlock-disc-brake-Rotor-Lockring-tool-for-traveling-bikepac...
by jameso
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: UK (off road / gravel) Rides with Tons of Climbing?
Replies: 25
Views: 475

Re: UK (off road / gravel) Rides with Tons of Climbing?

I'd love to be back in Scotland, but sadly that's a bit too far! This went up on STW the other day from the guy who created it, looks well researched and interesting to me as it passes through where I used to live in the Cotswolds - https://www.escapism.bike/routes/tour-of-the-cotswolds 400km, 5,30...
by jameso
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Marketing fun. Just how great is this bike/part?
Replies: 37
Views: 1346

Re: Marketing fun. Just how great is this bike/part?

The product video for this bike is a cracker: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/16 ... fiber-bike That is brilliant and what utter bollox. In fact, I do wonder whether such things should be banned in an effort to save nobs from themselves. :-bd That's amused me no end on my lunch break, much nee...
by jameso
Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: UK (off road / gravel) Rides with Tons of Climbing?
Replies: 25
Views: 475

Re: UK (off road / gravel) Rides with Tons of Climbing?

KAW is a good route. Not a lot of climbing but really nice old school XC riding. This went up on STW the other day from the guy who created it, looks well researched and interesting to me as it passes through where I used to live in the Cotswolds - https://www.escapism.bike/routes/tour-of-the-cotswo...
by jameso
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Shimano XTR 980 44/42t chainring
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: WTD: Shimano XTR 980 44/42t chainring

I have some 980 triple rings, no need to keep these days but you mention 30T - 985 was the 30/42 double?
by jameso
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Whats better than a Hunka but not?
Replies: 24
Views: 541

Re: Whats better than a Hunka (crappy AK) but not?

"Let it go, let it go..."
:grin:

AK make good kit, you're limiting your choices over a brand issue when the most sensible thing to do is just avoid carbon bikes.. :wink:
by jameso
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: So It Looks Like I've Been Rubbed Up The Wrong Way....
Replies: 48
Views: 843

Re: So It Looks Like I've Been Rubbed Up The Wrong Way....

I've contacted whisky to see if they advise me to stop riding them. I expect they will, as a product manager I 100% would as they'll never take the liability risk of saying otherwise. They won't hand out construction details either. If there's enough value in the fork, Alpinum's contact or similar ...
by jameso
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: So It Looks Like I've Been Rubbed Up The Wrong Way....
Replies: 48
Views: 843

Re: So It Looks Like I've Been Rubbed Up The Wrong Way....

All very well someone online saying "fcuk it, they'll be fine", but the consequences of it going bad are potentially grim. You're right and I'm generally far more wary of carbon forks than I should be for that reason. In this case, personally I would be wary but it may not make me think they were f...
by jameso
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: So It Looks Like I've Been Rubbed Up The Wrong Way....
Replies: 48
Views: 843

Re: So It Looks Like I've Been Rubbed Up The Wrong Way....

I've seen carbon forks cut as a cross section that are practically solid carbon at the crown area. Don't know how that fork is constructed exactly but if similar to others with a carbon steerer bonded to a carbon lower, it may be the same. Tap it, if it sounds thick/solid I wouldn't worry about it. ...
by jameso
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Marketing fun. Just how great is this bike/part?
Replies: 37
Views: 1346

Re: Marketing fun. Just how great is this bike/part?

techno wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:01 am
Alpinum wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:24 pm
Lune ranger, how about this:

https://axxios-tech.com/bike/?lang=en

A set of ten only costs you about 400 quid.
Looks a lot like hifi quack products to me: http://www.machinadynamica.com/machina64.htm
Looks like the quackery that Specialized Zerts forks and frames used too : )
by jameso
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'The China effect'
Replies: 36
Views: 704

Re: 'The China effect'

We are proud to announce that our parent company, Quality Bicycle Products, is now a Certified B Corporation. What does that mean for us? As part of the QBP family, Salsa Cycles will continue to pursue the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and account...
by jameso
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: carbon fibre tubing
Replies: 18
Views: 307

Re: Wtd: carbon fibre tubing

Got a couple of sections of approx 40mm OD carbon tube, 150mm long and about 3mm wall - can check if it sounds useful. Thanks James. One of the lads from Brothers on Bikes had some tubing from cutting a carbon seatpost down. So just waiting on that. Might be in touch if I still need yours but shoul...
by jameso
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: carbon fibre tubing
Replies: 18
Views: 307

Re: Wtd: carbon fibre tubing

Got a couple of sections of approx 40mm OD carbon tube, 150mm long and about 3mm wall - can check if it sounds useful.
by jameso
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Steel vs Carbon forks for reducing fatigue
Replies: 28
Views: 567

Re: Steel vs Carbon forks for reducing fatigue

Having ridden Ti and Al loops (feel the same to me) for ages I was suprised how stiff they were when I swapped between the old Ti H bar and the loops on my steel Jones. That has a really stiff fork and the frame's pretty stiff too, I took the loops of it after a while. The same loops feel fine on th...
by jameso
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Going tubeless...
Replies: 76
Views: 1236

Re: Going tubeless...

Take your time, keep a strong and even tension on the tape as you apply it, This was the main tip I got from one of the guys at WTB in setting up tubeless rims and tape. Start 20cm or more behind the valve hole, hold it there and apply the rest pulling it so hard and that it almost screetches comin...
by jameso
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'The China effect'
Replies: 36
Views: 704

Re: 'The China effect'

Good post directdrive, thanks. I don't really mean to single out China as an example here (thread title aside, ha), though on HR abuse and authoritarianism they're way up there so maybe fair. The idea that 'ethical consumption' or 'voting with your wallet' is the solution to the world's problems is ...
by jameso
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Going tubeless...
Replies: 76
Views: 1236

Re: Going tubeless...

I have never managed to get any tyre on with just a track pump Can be tricky, some combos just won't go. I refuse to use anything but a track pump to fit them on the basis that if I can't fit it with a track pump I'll have zero hope on the trail with a good hand pump. I have sworn at a few combos b...
by jameso
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Clothing cockup
Replies: 29
Views: 642

Re: Clothing cockup

(stuck record warning) ...of the few times I've been out for a while in cold and wet conditions, often on road with big descents, the one thing that's made most difference is primaloft (having a waterproof of some sorts is assumed). I've still been beaten to the point of having to get a bus down a h...
by jameso
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Going tubeless...
Replies: 76
Views: 1236

Re: Going tubeless...

Take your time, keep a strong and even tension on the tape as you apply it, This was the main tip I got from one of the guys at WTB in setting up tubeless rims and tape. Start 20cm or more behind the valve hole, hold it there and apply the rest pulling it so hard and that it almost screetches comin...
by jameso
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What happened to 24 hour racing?
Replies: 25
Views: 579

Re: What happened to 24 hour racing?

Unreliable summer weather? Perhaps the MM bog fests made people wary as it didn't take a lot of rain to make a mess of those courses with so many riders + laps on them. Only ever did a few laps at SITS and MM as part of a very casual team, worked at a few with Madison and enjoyed them as a social th...
by jameso
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Clothing cockup
Replies: 29
Views: 642

Re: Clothing cockup

Wet, windy and temperatures around zero degrees is the perfect recipe for hypothermia. In the RAF I very rarely dealt with hypothermia cases with squaddies on winter exercises in Canada or Norway. But get them soaked to the skin at Otterburn, Sennybridge or Okehampton and they were dropping like fl...
by jameso
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Oval rings. Absolute Black or Absolute B*ll*cks?
Replies: 34
Views: 649

Re: Oval rings. Absolute Black or Absolute B*ll*cks?

In my experience Eagle drivetrains validate this.
From what I've heard + read about SRAM 12s longevity and now there's SS rings and NW rears, I might try it. The SS used to be where my >0.75% wear 9 or 10 chains went to die, it deserves better than that or KMC610s.
by jameso
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'The China effect'
Replies: 36
Views: 704

Re: 'The China effect'

You're right Reg, it's all too complicated really. Maybe I was wondering how bad something needs to get before it tips and changes our buying habits but there's no answer to that, or even a clear way for us to make the point. Social media sees things go viral, consumer change probably happens in the...
by jameso
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: PSA - Lateral Flow test kits available
Replies: 1
Views: 125

PSA - Lateral Flow test kits available

https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-ra ... flow-tests

Free pack of 7 sent out to your home if you don't have access via you workplace.
by jameso
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'The China effect'
Replies: 36
Views: 704

Re: 'The China effect'

: 1) Do I actually need this thing. 2) Do I have something that fits the same job adequately already. 3) Can I get this thing second hand. 4) Can I find something similar that is less impactful/more sustainable. So true. If more of us went through this process we'd all be better off in some ways, t...