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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: 35
Views: 484

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: 35
Views: 484

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: 35
Views: 484

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: 33
Views: 1182

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: 691

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: 289

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: 289

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: 548

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: 71
Views: 980

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: 691

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: 71
Views: 980

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: 618

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: 71
Views: 980

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: 559

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: 618

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: 616

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: 691

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: 691

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...
by jameso
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'The China effect'
Replies: 36
Views: 691

Re: 'The China effect'

Not an easy subject to be wholly correct on Agreed, I'm not sure what correct is. Doesn't seem fair that factories run by good people lose business due to a govt they can't influence either. Stuart, the IP point might be the biggest challenge or influence for some. On one hand a tarp design is unli...
by jameso
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'The China effect'
Replies: 36
Views: 691

'The China effect'

In another thread this was mentioned RE listing country of origin and concerns about human rights, the CCP in general etc. It's an interesting topic that has been on my mind for some time (like over a decade) as I work in an industry that sources from China. I've been there a number of times to bike...
by jameso
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Oval rings. Absolute Black or Absolute B*ll*cks?
Replies: 34
Views: 616

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

Since the chain is well tensioned, it wouldn't simply come off by bouncing. When the chain is loaded with my weight, there's less tension on the chain running rearwards, add in my weight and the impacts to drop it off the downwards facing cogs, causing it to dislodge completely when I turn the cran...
by jameso
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 99p P&P. Joe's shop for bikepacking gear
Replies: 149
Views: 4650

Re: 99p P&P. Joe's shop for bikepacking gear

who knew the London Fixed Gear and Single Speed forum existed?!! Who knew?!!
A good riding community there (I'm just outside the M25 and ride a SS, sort of counts. Just don't tell them what I said about fixed wheels last time I rode one!)
by jameso
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Oval rings. Absolute Black or Absolute B*ll*cks?
Replies: 34
Views: 616

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

Superstar do an oval thick thin at almost half the price of the AB one. Anyone have experience of both. I’d be happy to shell out on the AB if there was a good reason to do so. The AB would need to have almost half the wear rate for me to keep buying it. Oval is oval pretty much. Some have adjustme...
by jameso
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Oval rings. Absolute Black or Absolute B*ll*cks?
Replies: 34
Views: 616

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

I've used a few from a simple BETD oval to the more shaped dual oval or squared off types and tbh I can't tell any difference, but certainly on a SS I prefer them to a round ring. AB make some big claims about the gains that I'm sceptical of but I'd say oval rings are part of making my SS a smoother...