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by RobLyon
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Free for collection by bike
Replies: 10
Views: 731

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: 731

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: 595

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: 634

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: 477

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: 2960
Views: 511406

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: 643

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: 2960
Views: 511406

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: 478

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: 627

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: 2070

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: 1207

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: 2960
Views: 511406

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: 1490

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: 1490

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: 1207

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: 274

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: 2513

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...
by RobLyon
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Hope 15mm Adapters or 29 front wheel
Replies: 1
Views: 244

WTD: Hope 15mm Adapters or 29 front wheel

Hi All,

I'm after either some Hope 15mm hub adapters or a 100 x 15 29+ front wheel if anyone has anything?

I wouldn't say no to some Geoff bars either if anyone isn't getting on with theirs.

Thanks,

Rob
by RobLyon
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Water Filtration Help
Replies: 24
Views: 1141

Re: Water Filtration Help

I was going to ask for a review of this but I think I know the answer. It's a lot heavier and takes 3x longer than an MSR trailshot and the plastic looks a bit fragile. But i'd guess better filtration and longer filter life. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1X-Pure-Easy-Water-Filter-Purifier-Cleaner-0-1-2...
by RobLyon
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Bit of a clear out.......
Replies: 13
Views: 1883

Re: FS: Bit of a clear out.......

Did you receive your frame?
by RobLyon
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Breakfast stove.
Replies: 11
Views: 1484

Re: Breakfast stove.

What's happened to your after burner stove and how does this compare?
by RobLyon
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Charge Spoon Ti query
Replies: 14
Views: 944

Re: Charge Spoon Ti query

I personally can't see ti seat rails doing much for comfort but i havent tried them. I've gone all in on selle smp saddles and now own 3. I think they all came from bikeinn.