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by ctznsmith
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 549
Views: 33702

Re: What you done t' your bike today

'Finished' the Escapade re-build. I say finished in a very loose sense as I think the rear HY-RD caliper is leaking (they were free) and the tyres are really pushing it size wise for the mudguards but I'm sure it will be fine! :roll: https://punkrockbikeclub.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/img_20200309_...
by ctznsmith
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 549
Views: 33702

Re: What you done t' your bike today

What's the axle on the front wheel, and how nicely does it play with the through axle dropouts? It's the allen key axle that came with the SON 28 hub I used to have. Seems to work fine. Those drop outs are just standard dropouts that are closed at the bottom though as far as I can tell so any axle ...
by ctznsmith
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 549
Views: 33702

Re: What you done t' your bike today

So having done the SP bearing hub swap thing with Ison today I fitted two (tubeless) wheels* on the Escapade re-build. Now having 'what bars?' thoughts when I was originally just going to put the ancient bell laps back on. :roll: https://punkrockbikeclub.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/img_20200213_1537...
by ctznsmith
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Stronglight Zicral 48t 110BCD Campagnolo chainring (free/postage)
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Stronglight Zicral 48t 110BCD Campagnolo chainring (free/postage)

So I bought this off of ebay and when it arrived it transpired it is the type where the bolt behind the crank is slightly off the bolt circle diameter by a few mm so doesn't work for me. The seller was none the wiser that this was a thing and refunded me what I paid but didn't want the chainring bac...
by ctznsmith
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: QR v Thru Axles
Replies: 37
Views: 1609

Re: QR v Thru Axles

I think this is one of those areas where tradition seems to have trumped functionality. If we were to start from scratch and design an axle/frame interface and we assume that a (very) quick way of removing the wheel wasn't a requirement, then we wouldn't end up with what we know as a QR system. I'm...
by ctznsmith
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ribble Adventure
Replies: 11
Views: 580

Re: Ribble Adventure

My 10 cents is that I prefer loops to drops on my bike* having run both. I generally feel more confident with the loops that I did with drops but that may be components rather than handling. I found drops made accessing the brake lever when descending a bit more difficult and I like being able to ju...
by ctznsmith
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Building my Pinnacle Ramin: What you got to offer
Replies: 18
Views: 847

Re: Building my Pinnacle Ramin: What you got to offer

Do you want to make me a lowball offer for a tyre and a front wheel? :-bd

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by ctznsmith
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Bamboo bike frame, WTB Trail Boss 27.5 x 2.65 and a 27.5 front wheel.
Replies: 0
Views: 329

Bamboo bike frame, WTB Trail Boss 27.5 x 2.65 and a 27.5 front wheel.

A few things that owe me nothing but are cluttering up the loft...make me an offer? Single speed bamboo cylcocross disc frame and PX carbon forks. £200?!? How do I price this? I built it in 2014 (I think) at the Bamboo Bicycle Club in London. It was ridden a fair bit but then fell out of favor and h...
by ctznsmith
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Cable Disc Calipers WTD
Replies: 13
Views: 551

Re: Cable Disc Calipers WTD

Scud wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:05 pm
i have a set of Hayes CX callipers, silver ones, you can have for £20 posted, they need new pads though?

Paul
Can I take these if no one else is keen?
by ctznsmith
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: *SOLD* Surly Ogre (the old suspension corrected) 29er fork, Gorilla cages w/Lomo dry bags
Replies: 1
Views: 340

*SOLD* Surly Ogre (the old suspension corrected) 29er fork, Gorilla cages w/Lomo dry bags

Surly Ogre (the old suspension corrected) 29er fork. - £80 posted? SOLD Pretty sure that's what it is from memory. A-C is 468mm, offset 45mm. 260mm uncut steerer. IS disc mount. Takes a 29x3" tyre. All the mounts for racks/cages etc. V-brake mounts (blanked off currently but I know I have the studs...
by ctznsmith
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Son 28 Disc w/ Velocity Blunt 35 wheel, Exposure Revo & Redeye, B&M UsbWerk
Replies: 3
Views: 643

Re: Son 28 Disc w/ Velocity Blunt 35 wheel, Exposure Revo & Redeye, B&M UsbWerk

Redeye sold and one of the female exposure type connectors gone.
by ctznsmith
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Son 28 Disc w/ Velocity Blunt 35 wheel, Exposure Revo & Redeye, B&M UsbWerk
Replies: 3
Views: 643

Son 28 Disc w/ Velocity Blunt 35 wheel, Exposure Revo & Redeye, B&M UsbWerk

So I'm not going on long trips anytime soon and so I really don't need the dynamo set up I currently have so... (All prices include postage and I'm open to offers if I've over priced something or you want to buy multiple things :-bd ) Schmidt Son 28 dynamo disc 9mm QR hub laced with DT Swiss spokes ...
by ctznsmith
Thu May 30, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Admiring the night sky - for how much longer?
Replies: 45
Views: 2894

Re: Admiring the night sky - for how much longer?

There is also an argument that the biggest energy usage is still large companies rather than households and so the onus should be on governments to tackle their usage. I'm sure that's true Ben but if people bothered to turn lights off, not leave things on stand-by, put a jumper on rather than turni...
by ctznsmith
Thu May 30, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Admiring the night sky - for how much longer?
Replies: 45
Views: 2894

Re: Admiring the night sky - for how much longer?

It's a bit like power generation - I see turbines going up on a weekly basis and I wonder why there's no campaign to promote a reduction in usage rather than generating more? Then I remember that (a) there's no money in that and (b) people are generally too selfish for such things. There kind of wa...
by ctznsmith
Tue May 28, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: 29er tyres - Maxis, Schwable
Replies: 11
Views: 1286

Re: FS: 29er tyres - Maxis, Schwable

What width are the racing Ralph tyres?
by ctznsmith
Tue May 21, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dorset Gravel Dash
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Re: Dorset Gravel Dash

Yeah I am. Riding the 50/50. I've ridden the route a few times but this will be the first time I've actually done the event.

I'll be (going very slowly) on a green steel frame with surly forks, jones bars and camo restrap framebag. :-bd
by ctznsmith
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: WWB - Westside story.
Replies: 6
Views: 1073

Re: WWB - Westside story.

I thoroughly enjoyed that.

Thanks to good:
Kit, route, legs, food, beer and company.

Thanks Stu for organising. :-bd
by ctznsmith
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Welsh Winter Bivvy .........
Replies: 111
Views: 10621

Re: Welsh Winter Bivvy .........

Stu have sent you my email for the GPX. Am definitely coming. So that will keep the average speed down. :roll:

Are we still planning a noon start?
by ctznsmith
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Big Bear group start next year?
Replies: 63
Views: 5843

Re: Big Bear group start next year?

Interested if it's late enough in the year.

Might be a good motivation to:
1. ride it
2. ride more to get the fitness back to do 1.
by ctznsmith
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Cheap simple headtorch
Replies: 2
Views: 538

WTD: Cheap simple headtorch

Random request of the day? Does anyone have a headtorch sat unused in a box they want to move on?

It's for my Mum to use in her garden so doesn't need to be fancy/expensive/1000's of lumens.

:-bd
by ctznsmith
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Int tubeless brilliant!
Replies: 29
Views: 2205

Re: 'Int tubeless brilliant!

Tubeless is great however currently fighting some gravelkings. Not impressed with WTB TCS tape, I've got sealant leaking out of the valve holes. :???: That sucks. It's Gorilla tape every time for me now. I used Gorilla tape on my MTB wheels and found it pretty easy to set up. TCS tape in comparison...
by ctznsmith
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Int tubeless brilliant!
Replies: 29
Views: 2205

Re: 'Int tubeless brilliant!

Tubeless is great however currently fighting some gravelkings. Not impressed with WTB TCS tape, I've got sealant leaking out of the valve holes. :???:
by ctznsmith
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS - Single speed wheelset, Hylex brakes + more stuff.
Replies: 2
Views: 646

Re: FS - Single speed wheelset, Hylex brakes + more stuff.

Wheels and brakes sold pending payment.

Also 9 speed shifters sold.
by ctznsmith
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS - Single speed wheelset, Hylex brakes + more stuff.
Replies: 2
Views: 646

FS - Single speed wheelset, Hylex brakes + more stuff.

Singlespeed 'cross/gravel/road wheelset. Rear hub is a Surly single speed disc hub and runs smoothly with no play. Front is a Deore M525, no play but feels a bit more rumbly so might need some attention. Rims are Kinlin (can't remember the model, single eyeletted) and built with Sapim race d/b spoke...
by ctznsmith
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ribble Adventure 725
Replies: 51
Views: 5953

Re: Ribble Adventure 725

Geometry wise it's pretty much a Fargo with less space in the triangle (20mm off the seat tube) and 10mm added on the ETT.