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by Pirahna
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stans Arch & Crest
Replies: 11
Views: 171

Re: Stans Arch & Crest

I've got a pair of Arch MK3's that I built in 2016 and are going strong. Another pair built in 2017 by a shop developed cracks on the rear within 6 six months. I got the replacement rim and built it myself, it's been fine ever since. I always build using a tension meter.
by Pirahna
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3409
Views: 587017

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Jurassic pusher wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:49 am

its a deal too good to pass up, I thought I was being extravagant buying 2!
There's 2 Jones in the house, one with a 29er front and one with a plus front. I have plans for all 3 hubs.
by Pirahna
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3409
Views: 587017

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Jurassic pusher wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:57 am
Jones specific 135/142 front hubs (Suit the earlier models) 30 euros each from Justpedal NL the last one I bought from Charlie blkemonger was over £150. Only any good if you have a Jones though!!
Thank you. I've just bought the 3 black ones they had in stock.
by Pirahna
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Durability of BOA Laces
Replies: 10
Views: 306

Re: Durability of BOA Laces

I've got a pair of Fizik shoes with boa laces. Bought them in 2015, they've been in regular use since. They've done one Divide, several 2/3 week tours and too many day rides to mention. No problems at all.
by Pirahna
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wtb pure saddles
Replies: 11
Views: 336

Re: Wtb pure saddles

I had one. I had no problems with it for a few hours but more than that it was torture. I swapped to a C17 carved, happy days.
by Pirahna
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: anyone run any chris king stuff?
Replies: 45
Views: 1376

Re: anyone run any chris king stuff?

I've got one headset and 4 bottom brackets on the go. The headset is a few years old and lives on my singlespeed. This is my winter bike and gets subjected to all sorts of abuse, neglect and power washing. It's been fine since I bought it. Bottom brackets are 2x24mm and 2xPF40. I have the grease too...
by Pirahna
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is a Fargo unique?
Replies: 44
Views: 1775

Re: Is a Fargo unique?

Crust bikes do some unusual bikes if you're looking for ideas.
by Pirahna
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Would you 'concern' over this wee ding
Replies: 23
Views: 764

Re: Would you 'concern' over this wee ding

If the ding does crack, how easy is it to get a replacement rear assembly?
by Pirahna
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3409
Views: 587017

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

They're always cheap. It's just a question of how much they expect you to pay for one. I used to work near a bike shop that sold own brand carbon frames from Taiwan. Chatting to the owner, he'd asked the bloke that ran the frame factory about steel frames. Factory owner was "FFS, I'll have to teach...
by Pirahna
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Like a Brooks C15 but not a C15
Replies: 19
Views: 644

Re: Like a Brooks C15 but not a C15

I assume that's the one you bought from me, it had about 5 miles on it, so practically new. If there's something we can do with the warranty let me know.
by Pirahna
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Not your usual bikepacking video.
Replies: 38
Views: 1330

Re: Not your usual bikepacking video.

I liked it, but then I'll watch anything.
by Pirahna
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I wouldn't usually - a petition.
Replies: 22
Views: 927

Re: I wouldn't usually - a petition.

's'back again. Yep, ridiculous things they are. I'd put 'em on a par with patio heaters, leaf blowers, and driveway jet washers :wink: . Nothing better than a few beers with the chiminea alight to keep the evening chill at bay. Apart from the patio heater I also own a leaf blower (think of it as a ...
by Pirahna
Mon May 25, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Single Speed Help...
Replies: 19
Views: 682

Re: Single Speed Help...

Just to add, cassette sprockets are designed to let the chain fall off, if they weren't then you wouldn't be able to shift. A single cog from a cassette is narrow where it fits on the hub, the Surly ones recommended above are more than twice the width at the hub, this reduces the damage a narrow cog...
by Pirahna
Sun May 24, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: It's vanished, gone into the garage black hole
Replies: 36
Views: 1065

Re: It's vanished, gone into the garage black hole

It'll be in the last place you look.
by Pirahna
Sat May 23, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New bike
Replies: 10
Views: 507

Re: New bike

Here's a random idea. If you do Facebook get in touch with Bikeworx Bike Shop in Angeles City. It's my mate in the Philippines, they sell loads of bikes and all their customers are short. My mate is Jake but he has staff.
by Pirahna
Sun May 17, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is There Such a Thing as a Decent, Lightweight Combination Lock?
Replies: 19
Views: 1065

Re: Is There Such a Thing as a Decent, Lightweight Combination Lock?

I found a combination lock earlier this year, posted on the local Facegroup but nobody claimed it so it's mine. It's a 4 digit thing from Halfords but how to open it? Five minutes watching the Lock Picking Lawyer on Youtube and I had the thing opened in under 30 seconds. I've got a small Abus combin...
by Pirahna
Sun May 17, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Road orientated frame suggestions please
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: Road orientated frame suggestions please

How about this for an off the wall suggestion: if it's purely for road work and nothing else there's no end of retro steel frames about. The only issue you might encounter swapping parts from a modern bike is the rims. Older frames like narrow rims, Mavic Open 4CD that sort of thing, wider stuff won...
by Pirahna
Tue May 12, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Madder than a mad thing
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Re: Madder than a mad thing

I've got a use for a stem like that if anyone knows of a cheap one.
by Pirahna
Sun May 10, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What tents do you lot use
Replies: 58
Views: 2386

Re: What tents do you lot use

Lunar Solo.
by Pirahna
Sat May 09, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB gilet question.
Replies: 13
Views: 700

Re: BB gilet question.

How about a half mesh back with a semi-windproof front, removable quilted lining with detachable sleeves, optional hood with quilted, windproof and waterproof variants. A zipped breast pocket is a must have too.
by Pirahna
Mon May 04, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: TDR bike suitability
Replies: 33
Views: 1849

Re: TDR bike suitability

I used a Jones with 2.35 Ikon's. No hand problems at all on a rigid bike. Bear in mind the Divide is a very long, mostly gravel ride, with some horrendous washboard. Only a small amount of people race it, several hundred people a year potter along it on a variety of machinery, gravel, mountain, CX, ...
by Pirahna
Fri May 01, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help With A Book
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: Help With A Book

Brilliant, thanks.
by Pirahna
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help With A Book
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Help With A Book

Some years ago I bought a book, a thin paperback but can't find it. I think it was call "Around Scotland In A Plastic Bag" but can't be sure. It was a bloke Munro bagging who didn't have funds for a bivi bag so used a fertilizer sack instead.

Any help with the title and author would be appreciated.
by Pirahna
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Green Steel
Replies: 64
Views: 2783

Re: Green Steel

Here's my own green steel

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by Pirahna
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Before Cuben, carbon and Dyneema
Replies: 39
Views: 1737

Re: Before Cuben, carbon and Dyneema

Cheeky Monkey wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:18 pm
North Face Bullfrog
The first decent tent I ever bought. I binned it a couple of years ago as the fabric was starting to fall apart.