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by Tomwoodbury
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Woods Grand Rando
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Woods Grand Rando

Anyone on here doing this event? Would be good to meet up / share a beer,
by Tomwoodbury
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Magpies.
Replies: 45
Views: 678

Re: Magpies.

Another saluter of magpies here. I’ve done it since I was 6 years old and weirdly discovered my wife does it as well a year after we first met.
by Tomwoodbury
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Revelate Pika saddle pack
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Revelate Pika saddle pack

Now sold
by Tomwoodbury
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Steel vs Carbon forks for reducing fatigue
Replies: 28
Views: 548

Re: Steel vs Carbon forks for reducing fatigue

Lauf users - do you think I should persevere with it and try and adapt a bit? Sounds like it’d save my wrists a fair bit.
by Tomwoodbury
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Recommend me a diddy saddle bag please
Replies: 16
Views: 333

Re: Recommend me a diddy saddle bag please

I’ve just bought a cheap Evoc one from wiggle in a large size that I’m pleased with. It’s very secure and I can fit a tube, mini pump, levers and multi tool in it.
by Tomwoodbury
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Steel vs Carbon forks for reducing fatigue
Replies: 28
Views: 548

Re: Steel vs Carbon forks for reducing fatigue

Thanks James. The brother fork is very heavy cro mo and given they market their carbon fork as “an upgrade” I was thinking it’s probably a similar quality to a Whisky No.9 or similar. It would also be nice to shave some weight off the bike too as when loaded it’s a real beast. Almost as heavy as my ...
by Tomwoodbury
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Revelate Pika saddle pack
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Revelate Pika saddle pack

Sent
by Tomwoodbury
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Steel vs Carbon forks for reducing fatigue
Replies: 28
Views: 548

Re: Steel vs Carbon forks for reducing fatigue

Cheers Steve. I’ve looked at the redshift stem and it seems a lot of cash - circa 50% of the cost of a fork upgrade.

Given I’ve got a set of carbon bars I’ll give them a go first but was thinking a carbon fork would perform better than steel over bumps. Having researched this now I’m not so sure.
by Tomwoodbury
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Steel vs Carbon forks for reducing fatigue
Replies: 28
Views: 548

Re: Steel vs Carbon forks for reducing fatigue

I think the Lauf fork is an amazing product, but a little limited in application. It’s phenomenal on flatter off road surfaces and is well suited to gravel bikes but on an MTB Bouncing off rocks it made me a bit scared at speed.
by Tomwoodbury
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Steel vs Carbon forks for reducing fatigue
Replies: 28
Views: 548

Re: Steel vs Carbon forks for reducing fatigue

That’s my fork! Selling as it was very sketchy on the few rides I did with it. Anything rocky and the fork was pogoing all over the place making it hard to steer. Think the Lauf is ideal for gravel and sedate trails, but not stuff with rocks bigger than apples. Stem wise I have a 60mm Thomson. I’ll ...
by Tomwoodbury
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Revelate Pika saddle pack
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Revelate Pika saddle pack

All info here https://www.pannier.cc/product/pika-sea ... e-designs/

Owned for about 4 years but used on 5 trips Max - in superb condition.

I’ve moved to a Carradice longflap bag so no longer needed

Looking for £75 including UK postage
by Tomwoodbury
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Steel vs Carbon forks for reducing fatigue
Replies: 28
Views: 548

Re: Steel vs Carbon forks for reducing fatigue

Thanks all. I have alloy Jones bars but have just stripped my old bike for sale and had carbon jones on it (had a wild moment). They’re on eBay at the moment but might as well give them a go before shelling out on a new fork.
by Tomwoodbury
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Steel vs Carbon forks for reducing fatigue
Replies: 28
Views: 548

Re: Steel vs Carbon forks for reducing fatigue

I’m set up with the saddle pretty level with the bars. It’s more the bumps I think that are causing the fatigue. I have upped my mileage a lot recently though (c.100 a month to c.400 a month) so this might have something to do with it. Does your body get used to it? Feel very stiff and sore now afte...
by Tomwoodbury
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Steel vs Carbon forks for reducing fatigue
Replies: 28
Views: 548

Steel vs Carbon forks for reducing fatigue

Hi, been getting out on the trails on longer rides a fair bit recently and I’m finding I’m suffering a bit with wrist / shoulder fatigue. I currently have a Brother Big Bro with steel fork, tyres at a sensible pressure and Jones loops. Brother do a great looking carbon fork for the Big Bro for £299....
by Tomwoodbury
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Spring cleaning: updated 12/04
Replies: 13
Views: 510

Re: Spring cleaning: Hope cranks, TRP Spyre + more

I’ll take the spyres if still available please
by Tomwoodbury
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Surly Bridge Club Frameset Medium black SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 115

Surly Bridge Club Frameset Medium black SOLD

I bought this frame last spring and built up into an off road tourer with the intention of taking it to France to tow my children around (I also built my wife an identical frame) but then the obvious happened. I’ve since acquired a Brother Big Bro which is more aggressive so have split this for sale...
by Tomwoodbury
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sold: Singular Swift M -£300 ono
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: FS: Singular Swift M -£300 ono

Sorry ignore that - I thought this was their drop bar bike. Sorry
by Tomwoodbury
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sold: Singular Swift M -£300 ono
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: FS: Singular Swift M -£300 ono

Pm sent
by Tomwoodbury
Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Clearout
Replies: 6
Views: 575

Re: Clearout

Sorry I was late to reply here... I’ll pass thanks as I’ve taken a punt on the Bruce Gordon Rock n Road
by Tomwoodbury
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Clearout
Replies: 6
Views: 575

Re: Clearout

Is it a pair of gravel kings?
by Tomwoodbury
Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bar bags... talk to me
Replies: 19
Views: 406

Re: Bar bags... talk to me

Looking into this myself at the moment. Carradice do the Zipped Roll which looks great but the leather straps put me off a bit. The other contenders I’ve found are the Restrap Canister and this one from Outer Shell (a bit more than I wanted to spend but looks perfect) https://www.tokyobike.co.uk/out...
by Tomwoodbury
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Gravel 1 x 11 bits and brakes
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Re: Gravel 1 x 11 bits and brakes

Brakes now sold... £155 posted for shifters and rear mech.
by Tomwoodbury
Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD - Tomcat loop bar bag
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Re: WTD - Tomcat loop bar bag

Hi I have one of these that has been used about twice. PM for info
by Tomwoodbury
Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: bike seat for carrying a toddler
Replies: 16
Views: 319

Re: bike seat for carrying a toddler

I had a Yepp Mini on my Pugsley which my son absolutely loved. The best thing about it was that it’s so easy to remove. We also had a tripod that you can use it with to make a high chair. I’ve got the Yepp Maxi on the back of the Pug now for my daughter who is 3.
by Tomwoodbury
Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Gravel 1 x 11 bits and brakes
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Gravel 1 x 11 bits and brakes

Hi I have the following items for sale. Came on a new bike but I’ve swapped for GRX hydro. All these items are one (muddy) ride old but are clean and unscratched. Sram Apex 1 x 11 mechanical shifter/ brake levers Sram Apex 11 speed long cage rear mech (ran it fine with an 11-42 cassette) TRP Spyre f...