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by wriggles
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Need and want.
Replies: 10
Views: 316

Re: Need and want.

Also.... this belongs here. Brompton really should do this
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by wriggles
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Need and want.
Replies: 10
Views: 316

Re: Need and want.

I really don't need one (who does) but I really do want one. I fully appreciate that this may just be me and the appeal may be limited for many but there's something about it. +1 exactly Build thread https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/338454/ Hipster pack rafting https://theradavist.com/2019/10/ve...
by wriggles
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD 44cm Salsa Cowchipper & 18t Freewheel
Replies: 0
Views: 62

WTD 44cm Salsa Cowchipper & 18t Freewheel

WTD 44cm Salsa Cowchipper & 18t Freewheel

Cowchipper bars in 44cm flavour
18t thread on freewheel; White Industries / Halo Clickster sort of thing?

cheers
by wriggles
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A question - everyone can play.
Replies: 40
Views: 609

Re: A question - everyone can play.

Yep. Grew up 5 of us away in a 12 ft Sprite Alpine caravan towed by a Rover 100. That was 55 years ago. These days we still all meet up. Mum now 87 in her wee Caddy Camper car. Sister in a caravan, me and other sister in campervans. Love it. Should have been at Kirkcudbright this weekend. Hopefully ...
by wriggles
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Handlebar Bell - I know forgive me
Replies: 37
Views: 811

Re: What Handlebar Bell - I know forgive me

Think JackT nails the need for every bike to have a bell and the nuances... Good shout on the Crane ENE - really good clear sound that carries far. (Awaits flaming and comments of "how ******* much??")....I have a Spurcycle bell on two bikes. Both bought second hand, but still horrifically expensive...
by wriggles
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Very new (only ridden twice) Fox Float 34 x 120mm travel. FIT4, remote lever. 15x110mm
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: Very new (only ridden twice) Fox Float 34 x 120mm travel. FIT4, remote lever. 15x110mm

Yeah there was someone advertising that service recently... will have a look....

These guys in Plymouth. No experience of them.... https://www.rsfsus.co.uk/stanchion-replacement
by wriggles
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29 plus carbon fork options
Replies: 22
Views: 441

Re: 29 plus carbon fork options

I recently got some of these. Think they were £90 delivered. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32848680650.html? Same as the Selcof that Planet-X are punting for £260. Delivery took 2 months. Really like them. Not noodly, but not overly harsh. 400kms in and teeth still intact and no facial reconstruct...
by wriggles
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: 12x100x1.75 pitch thru axle
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: Wtd: 12x100x1.75 pitch thru axle

I have phoned their UK HQ in Milton Keynes in the past to confirm stock does exist, They may of course be on a reduced service due to the pandemic. One other thing, as will any through axle make sure its well greased before insertion (oer etc etc) and on the Allen Key ones make sure the allen key is...
by wriggles
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: 12x100x1.75 pitch thru axle
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: Wtd: 12x100x1.75 pitch thru axle

Silly question... have you rung Trek UK and asked them?
by wriggles
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: 12x100x1.75 pitch thru axle
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: Wtd: 12x100x1.75 pitch thru axle

Shaf, have Evans confirmed Trek UK have actual stock? If not you might be in fir a long wait. What about something like this? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/J-L-Thru-Axle-100-142-12mm-20g-26g-for-Trek-Madone-Fork-Frame-Front-Rear-Hub-/292991370753 Bit cheaper and assume you carry an allen key so dont ne...
by wriggles
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd 650b/27.5 Plus rims / wheels
Replies: 0
Views: 69

Wtd 650b/27.5 Plus rims / wheels

Wanted: Pair 650b plus rims 40-45 internal width please. 32 hole. Cheers :-bd

Or even wheels might work!
by wriggles
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OCD question of the week or day
Replies: 28
Views: 645

Re: OCD question of the week or day

Grx comes in Tiagra, 105 and Ultegra equivalent versions. The chainset is superb.
by wriggles
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OCD question of the week or day
Replies: 28
Views: 645

Re: OCD question of the week or day

Assuming this is a 2 x setup? Not sure I see the point of a 40t rear cassette and full sized chainrings (unless Silver chainset is an issue). Just downsize the front rings. Very happy with my GRX 46/30 chainset and 11-36 cassette. 30/36 gives a really good climbing gear and 46/11 is more than I need...
by wriggles
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Nipples!
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: Nipples!

AlexGold wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:37 am
I built a wheel using these, started them off using a rotor bolt (with a microscopic amount of blu-tac to hold the nipple in) used the flats on the other end of nipple to do most of the tensioning and truing.
Thats the hack I was trying to think of :-bd Rotor bolt glued into piece of dowell.
by wriggles
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Nipples!
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: Nipples!

The washers are essential for that type of rim and mean a much stronger wheel (not going there on washers v eyelets before someone starts :lol: ). Have used normal nipples with the washers, never built using squorx. Believe can easily make own driver for them. Just to add i am really pleased with th...
by wriggles
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 668
Views: 47839

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Sunrace and Sram both do 11-speed shimano spline 11-36 cassettes
by wriggles
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3409
Views: 586985

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

BreninBeener wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:31 am
Bum....Tiagra shifters all gone
Crikey - there were 120 in stock yesterday!
by wriggles
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3409
Views: 586985

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/shimano-tiagra-sl-4700-gear-lever/rp-prod178970 10 Speed Tiagra shifter for £9. Cheap if building a 1 x 10. Will only work with a Tiagra 4700 rear mech or Shimano Road 11 speed rear mech (5800, 6800, R7000, R8000, GRX) on a 10 speed cassette. I am using a 5800 re...
by wriggles
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's my pedal?
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Re: What's my pedal?

dp
by wriggles
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's my pedal?
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Re: What's my pedal?

psling wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:51 am

mmmmm? That's something to reflect on....
Outstanding work...
by wriggles
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Oh Arse!
Replies: 35
Views: 1314

Re: Oh Arse!

You are localish to me - can lend you a bike/wheel if need something to keep pedaling with while you sort this out Steve?
by wriggles
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd 10 speed shimano MTB shifter
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Sorted - thanks

No worries. Actually bought a Tiagra cheap from CRC last night that will work with a mech I have
by wriggles
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GCN does bikepacking
Replies: 88
Views: 2747

Re: GCN does bikepacking

Sorry just to add, the reason why I picked up on GCN is they are a particularly bad example. Out of the 13 presenters, all are white and only one is female. Manon Lloyd. Katherine Moore left the site 8 months ago quite unexpectedly as Emma Pooley did before. They are the mamil top gear. I think they...
by wriggles
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: GCN does bikepacking
Replies: 88
Views: 2747

Re: GCN does bikepacking

Really sorry guys wasn't meant as a troll, just wanted to call out that website for a particular aspect of their approach and culture where there is clear evidence. In the same way I question directly how some social influencers ALWAYS have to have a fire going in their media posts. Appreciate we ar...
by wriggles
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GCN does bikepacking
Replies: 88
Views: 2747

Re: GCN does bikepacking

Why are GCN presenters always white men?

(I know I am so "woke" :lol: )
(Short stints by Pooley & Graham noted)