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by wriggles
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Groupsets
Replies: 9
Views: 300

Re: Groupsets

New R7000 & 8000 mechs work with a 40t rear cassette I believe - but not officially, which guess doesn't help someone thinking of speccing on a new bike. Just gone GRX 30/46 Chainset on Camino. £78 from zee Germans. Very impressed so far, much smoother shifting (R8000 front mech) than the Ultegra tr...
by wriggles
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Brompton ML3
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Re: Brompton ML3

Blimey thats a bargain!
by wriggles
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rigid carbon forks
Replies: 20
Views: 817

Re: Rigid carbon forks

On carbon steerers 40mm of spacers between stem and headset is the maximum I have always worked to (and 5mm of steerer above the stem). No idea where it came from. Enve, Fairlight and Kinesis all state thats the maximum they recommend and will void the fork warranty if its exceeded. Whether you choo...
by wriggles
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Tour Divide Write Up
Replies: 14
Views: 836

Re: Tour Divide Write Up

Ha ha and you were still trying to process it all whilst this was going on. Brilliant. (I was given 3 copies of Riding the Great Divide when I got back, my BiL [retired 30 year nails navy petty officer]had an entire wall with the route printed out and stuck up. The dog just shouted at me for 20 mins...
by wriggles
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Tour Divide Write Up
Replies: 14
Views: 836

Re: Tour Divide Write Up

Good reading Dave, cheers Meanwhile my mother-in-law was actively stalking me. My phone pinged with a text requesting details of the diner I was currently sat in as she couldn’t find it on Google Maps. I replied and within minutes was advised she was perusing the menu online. Yep, similar happened t...
by wriggles
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Flats or Drops on a Fargo ?
Replies: 12
Views: 569

Re: Flats or Drops on a Fargo ?

I'm of the mind that there's far better bikes out there if you want to run flat bars. I also believe that many people don't set the bars on a Fargo high enough and set the brake levers too high on the bars ... BTW, I'm not saying you've done this, simply something I've noticed some people do. Agree...
by wriggles
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sold elsewhere
Replies: 0
Views: 187

Sold elsewhere

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by wriggles
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thru Axel not playing nice
Replies: 14
Views: 382

Re: Thru Axel not playing nice

The V2 (cant remember if V1 the same) Broken road rear through axle comes with the nut loose, but the nut should be fitted under the little steel plate which holds it in place and helps it stop loosening. Let me know if you want me to put a pic up. Also a good dollop of grease on the shaft and threa...
by wriggles
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: (Blue) Oyster Bar
Replies: 26
Views: 802

Re: (Blue) Oyster Bar

Landslide wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:11 am
https://www.instagram.com/p/B2zcHFMnvYI/
Yeah - my first thought was to see what 'pubes had to say :lol: :-bd
by wriggles
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Cockpit Bags for sale [SOLD]
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Cockpit Bags for sale

Alpamayo Top Tube bag will pm for pics please
by wriggles
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: now sorted - Salsa Cowchipper bars 44cm width
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: WTD Salsa Cowchipper bars 44cm width

now sorted
by wriggles
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: now sorted - Salsa Cowchipper bars 44cm width
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: WTD Salsa Cowchipper bars 44cm width

Cheers Matt, after Cowchippers mate. I want that flare baby :-bd
by wriggles
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Gravel bike forks - wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 330

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: now sorted - Salsa Cowchipper bars 44cm width
Replies: 3
Views: 210

now sorted - 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: 330

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: 330

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: 1440

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: 465

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: 374

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: 37097

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: 374

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: 1440

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: 287
Views: 14973

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: 370

Re: Parts Clearout

Cheers! OG Bars sold
by wriggles
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Parts Clearout
Replies: 2
Views: 370

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...