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by RobLyon
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Current and ex Ducati owners....
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Current and ex Ducati owners....

Transalp owner here as a poor mans Africa Twin
by RobLyon
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OT: broken nut extraction tool?
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: OT: broken nut extraction tool?

if you take the mirror off will you be left with a stub to remove with mole grips?

It also shouldn't be that tight to remove as its not seized in and isn't under load anymore
by RobLyon
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fork for Marin frame.
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: Fork for Marin frame.

yea just looked at marins site. It says hanger 38/39 for the four corners up to 2019 so its likely that one and is £24. The old elite frames used to be columbus thron tubesets i think but i'm not sure these are?
by RobLyon
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fork for Marin frame.
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: Fork for Marin frame.

They had these for sale at peatys bike bonanza last november (?). The lack of axle/mech hanger and forks put me off. If Marin can't supply the bits i dont know who else can?
by RobLyon
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rallymoto desktop road book rally
Replies: 0
Views: 129

Rallymoto desktop road book rally

Anybody else doing these? I know there's a few on here who like map reading/navigating. It may ease the boredom a bit and is for a good cause, Basically every weekday you get an email containing a PDF copy of a road book with a map. You have to follow the road book til the end and make a note of the...
by RobLyon
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Motorcyclists.....what ya got?
Replies: 72
Views: 2262

Re: Motorcyclists.....what ya got?

I've a 98 honda transalp 600 that i rebuilt last year. A suzuki sv650s that i was considering selling just due to lack of room and a beta alp 200 which im hoping to use for things like the TET, classic trials and long distance trials. So far i've only ridden it on a normal trial and found it extreme...
by RobLyon
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Free for collection by bike
Replies: 10
Views: 962

Re: Free for collection by bike

Thanks to Ben for the North face Hooded soft shell. Unfortunately it doesn't fit me either. The fit is a bit strange, the arms are good but the torso is both short and tight, i'd almost guess its a womens cut? Anyway i'm happy to pass it on as the same basis if anyone is interested? The gloves seem ...
by RobLyon
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Free for collection by bike
Replies: 10
Views: 962

Re: Free for collection by bike

I'm interested in the North face soft shell, any pictures and how much delivered?
by RobLyon
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone tried putoline chain wax ?
Replies: 20
Views: 849

Re: Anyone tried putoline chain wax ?

What model of chain are you using, I thought the mid-higher end ones were stainless?

I've just taken delivery of a big tub of Putoline yesterday.
by RobLyon
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Coast to coast sometime......
Replies: 7
Views: 898

Re: Coast to coast may/June?

I'd still be up for this but;

1) i need to get some miles in
2) It probably needs to be nearer march/april which doesn't help with 1.

I have just looked at train tickets though and found one mid April for 16.50
by RobLyon
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stooge mk4
Replies: 9
Views: 670

Re: Stooge mk4

I've a Mk4 but i'm only two short wet rides in so too early to comment really. I did have to move my hook up in the garage as its easily the longest bike i own though.
by RobLyon
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3230
Views: 550259

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

20% off at Evans, makes the Arkose D3 under £1000 after topcashback. I'm hoping I can get cyclescheme vouchers in time as I don't really NEED a new bike
by RobLyon
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2 wheeled adventure of a different kind.
Replies: 12
Views: 877

Re: 2 wheeled adventure of a different kind.

I spent quite a long while looking at CT90 and CT110's but they were generally old and expensive to get bits for. Moved onto Honda Innova's as they're 125cc fuel injected and have better brakes/suspension. I ended up buying a Beta Alp 200 about a month ago with the intention of doing classic trials/...
by RobLyon
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3230
Views: 550259

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

I'm having a bit of a want vs need with these, DT Swiss M1900 29 15x100 12x142 wheelset £90

https://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/WPDTSWISSM ... r-12x142mm
by RobLyon
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stooge MK4
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Re: Stooge MK4

I have one but haven't ridden it yet and don't have anything interesting locally to point it down to test, so need to take it somewhere.
by RobLyon
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: MSR Trailshot Woes - fixed?
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Re: MSR Trailshot Woes - fixed?

I've noticed with mine it doesn't like the filter clamp nut done too tight. If I back it off a little it works fine but back it off to far and the filter pops out. So slightly loose with a gentle squeeze to pump works best.
by RobLyon
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Folding bikes
Replies: 44
Views: 2639

Re: Folding bikes

by RobLyon
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Pubduro NYM 24-25/08/19
Replies: 12
Views: 1575

Re: Pubduro NYM 24-25/08/19

How did you get on Andy?
by RobLyon
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3230
Views: 550259

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Ghyllside cycles have a salsa deadwood frame in the window 1600 down from 2700. Its a sand sort of colour but not sure on size.
by RobLyon
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Size up, or down?
Replies: 30
Views: 1853

Re: Size up, or down?

As far as Giant go, one of the funnest bike's I've ridden in a long time https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48015388611_6e9cfc37b1.jpg 20190605_212441 by Escape Goat , on Flickr Don't get me wrong i had many a good ride on my defy. I've had a look at giants website and theres lots of overlap but t...
by RobLyon
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Size up, or down?
Replies: 30
Views: 1853

Re: Size up, or down?

I'm 5'10 and have found similar with most brands. The only road bike I've had was a Giant Defy who tend to do intermediate sizes. I was right in the middle of the range and it fit/felt good from the off. I've since moved onto a GT Grade size 56 and even with a dropper (inline post) and a 80mm 25° ri...
by RobLyon
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Pubduro NYM 24-25/08/19
Replies: 12
Views: 1575

Re: Pubduro NYM 24-25/08/19

In the Lakes that weekend or I'd be along
by RobLyon
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help Me Choose Between?
Replies: 1
Views: 342

Re: Help Me Choose Between?

Depends what spec the road bike is, how worn it is and how much will transfer to the new frame and forks? I'd probably sell it whole.
by RobLyon
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I want a...
Replies: 58
Views: 3237

Re: Do I want a...

I voted no as they just don't appeal to me. I find my 29 x 3 hard enough going at times and have started to down size to 2.6's but after reading your response's and if you think you could move it on without losing to much then there really isn't a lot to lose, and you'll at least get an experience o...