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by wriggles
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Gravel bike forks - wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 132

Re: Gravel bike forks - wanted

Ah yes - think as they are starting out only offering one size frame and forks to fit. Thats why I didnt save their details. Light blue is an option - but there are different forks for the Darwin. Not sure which is which. https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2499334.m570.l1313.TR11.T...
by wriggles
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD Salsa Cowchipper bars 44cm width
Replies: 0
Views: 44

WTD Salsa Cowchipper bars 44cm width

Does anyone have any Salsa Cowchipper bars 44cm width they are willing to part with please?

(must be Cowchippers and must be 44cm width)

cheers
by wriggles
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Gravel bike forks - wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 132

Re: Gravel bike forks - wanted

Those femur forks do look good.
by wriggles
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Gravel bike forks - wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 132

Re: Gravel bike forks - wanted

Was that the blue forks that were posted on the TNR facebook page? I have come across Bivvy bikes - but cant remember where I saw them. Do you have a link please? Other options might be Light Blue Darwin forks, or JamesO might be able to recommend something from the Pinnacle range? Would this work? ...
by wriggles
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Folding bikes
Replies: 44
Views: 1117

Re: Folding bikes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh2Y68zbW6I&feature=youtu.be Alastair humphries, product placement, making it look fun, trains yada yada. I don't care, I'm jealous, that looked great! EDIT - warning, it contains a fire! It is a great film, but the fire thing irked me so I did comment on the Al's yo...
by wriggles
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Can I beg/borrow/steal or even buy an MTB please!!
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: Can I beg/borrow/steal or even buy an MTB please!!

Great news back out riding. Would happily lend, but all my bikes are XL sadly. Those Marin Pine Mountains on CRC for £500 (dont forget quidco etc) look good value.
by wriggles
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Parts WNTD
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Re: Parts WNTD

Yeah I only posted as last night swapped out the Shimano outers for compressionless outers on my Spyre flatbar set up and the difference was night and day in brake sharpness. The compressionless outers have the linear wire strands like a gear outer as opposed to the coiled wire on a Shimano. Think I...
by wriggles
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 786
Views: 31463

Re: Tour Divide 2019

Amazing ride Rich & Tom - well done.
by wriggles
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Parts WNTD
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Re: Parts WNTD

Not got any of these sadly, but you can use easier to get hold of Spyres with flatbar levers like BL-R780 Ultegra levers, which are £20 from CRC (and can be set to mountain or road pull rates). I use them on one bike and they are good. Whichever option you go for dont use Shimano outers. Use Jagwire...
by wriggles
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Folding bikes
Replies: 44
Views: 1117

Re: Folding bikes

Could you put drops (midge) on a Brompton and it still fold reasonably? Planning a camper van sabbatical next year and taking a full size bike will be tricky If you go on the Brompton Hacks fb group https://www.facebook.com/groups/796190400521866/search/?query=handlebars&epa=SEARCH_BOX there are a ...
by wriggles
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 230
Views: 10999

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Spot the difference? :grin: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48622754721_636a8a2eed_c.jpg Old tatty green frame had a cracked chainstay. Spotted the Grey one on pinkbike. It came from France and is in mint condition. Struggle to tell its not new. Swapping frames took less than an hour. I use this...
by wriggles
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Parts Clearout
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: Parts Clearout

Cheers! OG Bars sold
by wriggles
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Parts Clearout
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Parts Clearout

Few things to clear. Prices are posted - happy to combine. Pics are here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/dGqYm6nujjgd2yqW9 (Please let me know if anything missing). Cheers Thomson X4 stem 70 x 0 degree 1 1/8" Stem 31.8mm bars silver £40 Problem Solvers HDM front mech clamp - high direct mount 28.6mm diam...
by wriggles
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Ride the Sweary Dave-ide
Replies: 29
Views: 1042

Re: Ride the Sweary Dave-ide

Liked that. A bit arty-farty hippyish nonsense but pretty good all the same :wink: :lol: #yorkshire :wink: There is nothing arty-farty about the picture of Daves "sweary divide" at poncha springs. Well maybe farty..... Enjoyed it. Sent the link to Steve Moat. "Great, I'm famous for snoring" he said...
by wriggles
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Ride the Sweary Dave-ide
Replies: 29
Views: 1042

Re: Ride the Sweary Dave-ide

Yeah me too. Thirty minutes in and I'm just outside Butte at the moment (on the film, not actually). Really enjoying it. The fathers day bit had me snivelling a bit with you. Lot of it had me laughing as well. Ace :-bd
by wriggles
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Oregon Timber Trail - who's coming?
Replies: 19
Views: 739

Re: Oregon Timber Trail - who's coming?

Yeah it does look good, doesnt it. On the list for sometime in the next couple of years for me!
by wriggles
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: [Sold] Two saddle bags + small accessory bag - by Bikepack.pl
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: [FS] Two saddle bags + small accessory bag - by Bikepack.pl

Interested in the small saddlepack if you would sell separately. Thanks
by wriggles
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: TD Kit Grid
Replies: 24
Views: 896

Re: TD Kit Grid

For maps are you relying purely on electronic devices? I went full technophobe and carried the full set of ACA maps (partly due to having had 2 GPS fails in 2 HT550 rides). Didn't really need them, but did consult them a few times in situations where the GPS trace (1000 point version) wasn't very c...
by wriggles
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I need help with my headset ta
Replies: 16
Views: 519

Re: I need help with my headset ta

Mike didnt Niel say Alpkit were offering Cane Creek Hellbender headsets for £40 or something daft with new Sonder frames. Think it has the 110 bearing in it (110 years guarantee). As its an integrated headset on the Camino so I'd say thats a better headset and price than the equivalent Hope.
by wriggles
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: TD Kit Grid
Replies: 24
Views: 896

Re: TD Kit Grid

Oh and the other thing - you are going for 6 weeks and not racing so similar to me - i had some cheap light flip flops and lightweight shorts (r@pha touring) - made a big difference in the evenings to be able to get completely out of the bike wear. But then I only took one padded pair which washed e...
by wriggles
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike ?
Replies: 30
Views: 1295

Re: New Bike ?

Running 2.4 ardents on Kinlin TL-29 30mm internal width rims at the moment. I really like that set up. Not tried 2.6 yet. Waiting for some Mezcals or XR2s to come up cheap
by wriggles
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike ?
Replies: 30
Views: 1295

Re: New Bike ?

I have a Broken Road. Put off buying one for 18 months as thought it wouldnt take bigger 29er tyres, but after chat with Rich discovered will take up to 2.6 x 29. 29er makes more sense for me at 6'2" but not tried with 650b plus. At some point I will try it though. Built mine from frame up with exis...
by wriggles
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: TD Kit Grid
Replies: 24
Views: 896

Re: TD Kit Grid

Oh and the mosquitos were pretty fierce in Canada but none really after that (different to what the racers report earlier in year) - no repellent? No chain lube or a tiny tube grease? Thin trip of Tyvek to protect sleepmat in NM - didnt take but wish I had - 3 sleeping mat punctures Washing up brush...
by wriggles
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: TD Kit Grid
Replies: 24
Views: 896

Re: TD Kit Grid

I used mostly campsites / wild camping. Really liked the ones up in the mountains but it does get cold at night. Colorado was getting down to -10 c. But easy to buy extra layers en route. Steamboat is outdoor shop central. No stove? I took a Kraku and 650ml ti pot. Wasnt intending to use it, but use...
by wriggles
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: TD Kit Grid
Replies: 24
Views: 896

Re: TD Kit Grid

Yep used 4-5 litres for wyoming basin and new mexico here. A lot depends if weather forecast is a headwind.