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by firestarter
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29er Drop-bar Mountain Bike options
Replies: 30
Views: 1152

Re: 29er Drop-bar Mountain Bike options

Mac the swift wasnt a proper drop bar job was it though it was possible and I did with mine run it with shallow drops but the proper drop bar mtb was the gryphon iirc I had to have the swift though I first saw it at sswc2007 and fell in love it was one sam had done for Jacquie Phelan and she let me ...
by firestarter
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29er Drop-bar Mountain Bike options
Replies: 30
Views: 1152

Re: 29er Drop-bar Mountain Bike options

I had an all singing and dancing stoater mainly for use on the road but a fair bit of bridleway stuff I now have a px London road, its lighter faster fits better rides nicely I cant fault it Maybe it's an age thing though as I got a pinnacle ramin plus and a set of 29er wheels and sold my Jones spac...
by firestarter
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: tough, but fast rolling 700 x 32 tyre?
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: tough, but fast rolling 700 x 32 tyre?

No worries tony hope they suit :-bd
by firestarter
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: tough, but fast rolling 700 x 32 tyre?
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: tough, but fast rolling 700 x 32 tyre?

I know you said not marathon but My schwalbe marathon racer seem nippy and very different to normal marathons
by firestarter
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Looks like Carradice have some new things...
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Looks like Carradice have some new things...

If its anything like the rest of their gear itll last a lifetime
by firestarter
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Making an inflatable tarp Tent Type thing
Replies: 11
Views: 455

Re: Making an inflatable tarp Tent Type thing

Shouldn't if its fastened into a proper holder for it, my air tent had a sewn in zipper that meant it kept shape, I say had as during a storm last week it blew out of the holder and ballooned out so it's now binned :( though the holder for the tube might make it heavier than another method tbh And t...
by firestarter
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Making an inflatable tarp Tent Type thing
Replies: 11
Views: 455

Re: Making an inflatable tarp Tent Type thing

A velcro in 20 inch inner tube at the bottom covered in mesh and a 29er one at the top to wriggle into with a vent/flap , you can use your pump to put it up and possibly pinch the tube in an emergency;)
by firestarter
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Saddles; Any Brooks users?
Replies: 23
Views: 786

Re: Saddles; Any Brooks users?

I had a b17 for years and it was lovely when I got rid of the bike I tried a brooks cambium but it ruined me I got rid of it sharpish, I'm currently on an smp drakon and 209 lite.
by firestarter
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A bit of advice if you wouldn't mind bike/frame ramblings
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Re: A bit of advice if you wouldn't mind bike/frame ramblings

In a slight turn around to my final thoughts, I was offered 220 for my boardman so sold it and got the london road rival 22 hydro with wtb tubeless rims for 480 so I had to go with that I'd be silly not to, perhaps lol seems spot on :)
by firestarter
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A bit of advice if you wouldn't mind bike/frame ramblings
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Re: A bit of advice if you wouldn't mind bike/frame ramblings

Oh it appears I could use v brake drop levers and use my current bb7 mtn and save money there too if I get separate shifters:)
by firestarter
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A bit of advice if you wouldn't mind bike/frame ramblings
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Re: A bit of advice if you wouldn't mind bike/frame ramblings

I think they would actually I was just thinking they may mount to a bar clamp too , and I'm I right in thinking a friction shifter will work with any mech at all thanks
by firestarter
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A bit of advice if you wouldn't mind bike/frame ramblings
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Re: A bit of advice if you wouldn't mind bike/frame ramblings

That was kinda my thinking bear , I have tiagra shifters but I'd rather have some friction ones actually for the crazy bars but not sure how I'd use them on drops unless the same shifters fit in the end of drops mmm...
by firestarter
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A bit of advice if you wouldn't mind bike/frame ramblings
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Re: A bit of advice if you wouldn't mind bike/frame ramblings

I have from my old mtb Pauls love levers and bb7mtn which were always fine and I've been offered a set of tiagra sti, which I need as my mechs are funny 4700 series ones, and trp spyre with mud covers which I'm led to believe are decent too and I like the idea of easy maintenance on cables But hydro...
by firestarter
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A bit of advice if you wouldn't mind bike/frame ramblings
Replies: 12
Views: 428

A bit of advice if you wouldn't mind bike/frame ramblings

I've decided pretty much I want a px london road as i want something for on the road and a bit of bridleway stuff Now my dilemma is I have a brand new boardman hybrid but it's too big really and it's been in my shed for 2 years it has tiagra flat bar build and is mint but I'm in a dither as to what'...
by firestarter
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: * * * Hugeeeee Clearout * * *
Replies: 7
Views: 669

Re: * * * Hugeeeee Clearout * * *

Ah not to worry then cheers anyway
by firestarter
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: * * * Hugeeeee Clearout * * *
Replies: 7
Views: 669

Re: * * * Hugeeeee Clearout * * *

Hi do you still have these out of Interest thanks

Shimano 105 5700 shifters 2x10, 105 rear mech & bb7 brake calipers

All in good condition

£79 posted
by firestarter
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rabbit Hole Tubless Torment...
Replies: 8
Views: 428

Re: Rabbit Hole Tubless Torment...

I did it with gorilla repair tape , two wraps and it went straight up , worked with surly Edna and a knard too
by firestarter
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone (wish to) got any thoughts on this: Hydration related
Replies: 13
Views: 511

Re: Anyone (wish to) got any thoughts on this: Hydration related

Quick update new bottle arrived this morning posted from France rather than US great service
by firestarter
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone (wish to) got any thoughts on this: Hydration related
Replies: 13
Views: 511

Re: Anyone (wish to) got any thoughts on this: Hydration related

I have hydrapak salamon running bottles and one split at the seam on Saturday during my ultra (of all times for it to go doh) on Sunday I filled in the warranty form on their site and Monday morning had an email saying a new one was in the post but may take a week or so as they are in the u.s , grea...
by firestarter
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dynamo - Plug 3- Which battery?
Replies: 12
Views: 503

Re: Dynamo - Plug 3- Which battery?

I used a cinq5 when I had mine and you could set it to charge at super low speeds it wasnt huge in capacity 3000 iirc but ran devices perfectly and I also charged bigger batteries with that in the middle which worked well iirc I no longer use it so I could sell it if it's of any Interest:)
by firestarter
Wed May 15, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Custom Frame Bag
Replies: 17
Views: 1020

Re: Custom Frame Bag

I had a restrap made for my spaceframe when I had it , it was lovely
by firestarter
Tue May 14, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: 56-58cm Steel CX/gravel type frame
Replies: 11
Views: 509

Re: WTD: 56-58cm Steel CX/gravel type frame

If the OP isn't interested in the vaya I could possibly be, as it appears to be just my size :-bd
by firestarter
Mon May 13, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: 56-58cm Steel CX/gravel type frame
Replies: 11
Views: 509

Re: WTD: 56-58cm Steel CX/gravel type frame

If only it were a med lol