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by dlovett
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New biodegradable no ammonia tyre sealant
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: New biodegradable no ammonia tyre sealant

Wiggle have it now for £23 per ltr. I needed a new bottle or Stans's so instead I'll give it a try.

https://www.wiggle.co.uk/effetto-maripo ... ant-1000ml
by dlovett
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How Much Do Dynamo Hubs Really Slow You Down?
Replies: 5
Views: 228

How Much Do Dynamo Hubs Really Slow You Down?

I'm glad I bought a SON for the long distance bike after all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHwk7HhSado
by dlovett
Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trek 1120
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Trek 1120

I have a set of 29er wheels on low drag tyres and it makes the fat very fast on XC and long distance rides even when loaded up.
by dlovett
Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any Quad Lock Owners?
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: Any Quad Lock Owners?

Looking at the installation video for the waterproof head the motorbike mounts use exactly the same mechanism as the out front bicycle mounts so I expect you could use the wireless head in the bike mount... interesting. The only thing with the bike mounts IS I don't know if the screw goes all of th...
by dlovett
Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any Quad Lock Owners?
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: Any Quad Lock Owners?

Check the bar mount dia. Motorbike handlebars are often 22.2 straight gauge but some have a wider section where they clamp to the top yoke. Its not clear from the blurb what the clamp dia is..... The mibke one suits bar sizes ⅞” (22mm), 1” (25mm), 1-⅛” (28mm), 1-¼” (32mm) the Cycling one suits bar ...
by dlovett
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: For those who use Exposure lights.
Replies: 19
Views: 598

Re: For those who use Exposure lights.

Diablo and Strada. They last pretty much exactly as long as they say they do in the relevant mode. Diablo had lasted 24 hours on a low power setting but assuming you won’t ever be in the dark for more than 14? Hours on one go you would then be recharging it during daylight. I have only once in six y...
by dlovett
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any Quad Lock Owners?
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: Any Quad Lock Owners?

Bike has usb power through a 2a cache battery which meets their specs. Quad lock make the water proof cover for the phone case to guarantee it is ok, but it doesn’t allow you to connect usb cable to the phone. I know wireless charging is less efficient but it is a lot more convent then plugging and ...
by dlovett
Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sram 1x12 v Simano 1x12
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: Sram 1x12 v Simano 1x12

I'm thinking sram as I will need to change the free hub for both, but the SD driver freehub is used by sram's 1x11, 1x12 and 1x13. I do have a spare sram apex 1x11 drive train so All I would need it the free hub and flat bar shifter. And then I can jump to 1x12 or 1x13 next time it's all worn out. T...
by dlovett
Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any Quad Lock Owners?
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Any Quad Lock Owners?

Hey there, do any of you run the motorbike mounts on your bicycles? The reason I am asking is you can get a Weatherproof Wireless Charging Head from them, but it doesn't fit on any bicycle mounts they make, only the motorbike ones. Can anybody think of a reason I couldn't use one of the motorbike mo...
by dlovett
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Heated Bike Phone Case
Replies: 14
Views: 441

Re: Heated Bike Phone Case

Well it turned up and it does indeed get warm. It kept the case slightly warm in the cold and the battery on the phone did last a good hour longer. Thanks for all you help guys. I've ordered one of these as it should fit fine. and I can mod the cable easily. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-8CM-5V-Carbo...
by dlovett
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sram 1x12 v Simano 1x12
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: Sram 1x12 v Simano 1x12

Cheers Guys.
by dlovett
Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sram 1x12 v Simano 1x12
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Sram 1x12 v Simano 1x12

Hello, Anybody have any experience on the above? I have always had Shim until I got the Camino and have loved the Sram 1x11 on it. I am wondering how they compare. This drive train is to replace the 2x10 11-42 22/36 on the Vir Fortis 29 & 26+ so I would guess it will be with a 36t oval AB ring for n...
by dlovett
Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dynamo Hubs
Replies: 35
Views: 823

Re: Dynamo Hubs

If you are getting a frontier, just get the lovemud hub when sonder supply the bike. The answer to that, is it depends... If I got for the Sonder Frontier, then it's not a dream build, but if I get an Ice Cream Truck, then it's verging on it. According to the article linked in one of the posts above...
by dlovett
Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dynamo Hubs
Replies: 35
Views: 823

Re: Dynamo Hubs

When I bought mine a product manager said that they Love mud dyno hubs were based on the SP design but made by another company for them as SP didn't make hubs for other people anymore.
by dlovett
Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: No Longer Needed Thanks
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: WTD Shimano 11 SPD Long Cage Mech

Mythste wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:58 pm
I have a well loved SLX rear you're welcome to. Plenty of life left in it, but I bought a new Deore mech to get me into 50t territory without bodges.

£20 posted do?
Will PM you.

Cheers
by dlovett
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: No Longer Needed Thanks
Replies: 3
Views: 120

No Longer Needed Thanks

No longer needed, thanks anyway.
by dlovett
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dynamo Hubs
Replies: 35
Views: 823

Re: Dynamo Hubs

I have Two SP Hubs in standard 26" and standard 700c wheel sets. the 700c one is approx 10 years old and the 26" one about five. They have had a lot of mile put on them and zero issues. Bearings are original and still work as is they were new. I've never touched them maintenance wise apart from regu...
by dlovett
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: For those who like clean bits.
Replies: 28
Views: 1779

Re: For those who like clean bits.

I have a much more basic one than that and everything tends to come out looking like new. I use washing up liquid and then another run with fresh water. I do clean things BEFORE they get too bad. For really nasty stuff I used some home made cleaning alcohol solution and that just easts through greas...
by dlovett
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: For those who like clean bits.
Replies: 28
Views: 1779

Re: For those who like clean bits.

I get on average double the life on my chains, since I bought a US cleaner. I tend to only use washing up liquid on the first run and then clean water on the 2nd. Is that overkill for just a chain??? Can they be bought cheap(ish) :???: :smile: I used to clean my chains in a parts washer but I've sto...
by dlovett
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's the best for gravelw*nking - 700 or 650B
Replies: 15
Views: 441

Re: What's the best for gravelw*nking - 700 or 650B

A Camino runs much nicer on 650B than 700c in my opinon. On both road and off road the extra volume really does give a more confortable ride
by dlovett
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy Christmas All
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Happy Christmas All

Merry Christmas to you all!

The Picture was created using a DJI Drone fitted with LED lights. The image was captured using a tripod mounted Canon DSLR in bulb mode. The Orange bauble is actually the Planet Mars.
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by dlovett
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Heated Bike Phone Case
Replies: 14
Views: 441

Re: Heated Bike Phone Case

Keeping your phone in a base layer pocket should keep it close to 37degrees. Or are you using said phone in place of a bike gps device? Yes I have to have the phone on the handle bars as it has to run work apps while I ride. I do run a Garmin too but that’s just for recording and it has a thing rub...
by dlovett
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Heated Bike Phone Case
Replies: 14
Views: 441

Re: Heated Bike Phone Case

Chicken Legs wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:22 pm
Not a heated phone case but it'll do the trick :-bd

https://www.amazon.co.uk/CONQUECO-Light ... let&sr=8-3
Hmmm, might need to upgrade the dynohub me thinks.......
by dlovett
Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Heated Bike Phone Case
Replies: 14
Views: 441

Re: Heated Bike Phone Case

I have the Morvelo Overland bib shorts and the base layer that have the built in pockets, love them because you can put what you'd normally put in jersey pockets in the shorts or base layer, and wear a looser fitting top over the top, has the advantage that the phone or battery is near to skin also...
by dlovett
Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Heated Bike Phone Case
Replies: 14
Views: 441

Re: Heated Bike Phone Case

I've ordered one of these as it should fit fine. and I can mod the cable easily.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-8CM-5V-Car ... 2749.l2649

Thanks for the suggestion.