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by Gummikuh
Thu May 28, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help please (before I get the big file out!)
Replies: 38
Views: 562

Re: Help please (before I get the big file out!)

I still say put a washer on the disc side of the axle. You may need to dish the rim a little if it bothers you, but a quarter turn on each nipple on that side should do it. You can always make a washer fit, by drilling out the centre to the diameter of the axle. Just don't do it whilst holding it wi...
by Gummikuh
Thu May 28, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help please (before I get the big file out!)
Replies: 38
Views: 562

Re: Help please (before I get the big file out!)

Could you not simply add a washer between hub and fork?

I had a similar issue with my Genesis longitude and I thought about filing down the adaptor before realising I could add a washer, biggest issue I had was finding a washer to fit as it is an odd size hole.
by Gummikuh
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: DIY wheel building
Replies: 34
Views: 878

Re: DIY wheel building

It is true that building wheels can be more expensive, but it does allow you the freedom to build things like dynamo hubs etc. But bear in mind is that there can be a lot of 26" wheels out there with good hubs on for not much money. For my last wheel build I used an XT rear hub from an old wheel and...
by Gummikuh
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: DIY wheel building
Replies: 34
Views: 878

Re: DIY wheel building

I would say download the book from https://www.wheelpro.co.uk/

Take your time and yes its possible and rewarding.
by Gummikuh
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless tyres, when do you change?
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Tubeless tyres, when do you change?

I currently run Schwalbe Rocket Rons on my Longitude and have been very happy with them. However, they are now two years old but do have loads of tread left. The problem is they don't seem to hold air anymore and go down after a couple of weeks, I put this down to the sheer number of punctures they ...
by Gummikuh
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 - your worst bits.
Replies: 15
Views: 457

Re: BB200 - your worst bits.

I suppose riding 2018 and the river crossings. I was using SPD's and slipped whilst trying to negotiate one of what can only be described as a torrent and having to swim for the bank. My waterproof clothing is also waterproof from the inside! Luckily somebody managed to grab my bike. I would have tu...
by Gummikuh
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Genesis Longitude???
Replies: 17
Views: 592

Re: Genesis Longitude???

Hi. 27.5+ feels draggy on roads and hard surfaces, very difficult to get the pressure right for mixed terrain. I have a vagabond 29er and it feels like it rolls better/faster, might just be me, might be the bike. I have Jones bars on my longitude and it is again a marmite set-up, lots of hand positi...
by Gummikuh
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Genesis Longitude???
Replies: 17
Views: 592

Re: Genesis Longitude???

I have one.

I think it is perfect for the sort of stuff we do, still not convinced about 27.5+ though.

It's not the fastest, but it is very forgiving.

I suppose the question is what do you intend to use it for?
by Gummikuh
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I did not sleep well that night.
Replies: 21
Views: 1199

Re: I did not sleep well that night.

Well seeing as it was my anecdote that started this thread off, maybe I should tell the story. It was a few years ago, one summer, and I thought I had this bicycle touring sorted, so embarked on an overnighter straight from work just to see how things went, free without a care. I left Thetford stati...
by Gummikuh
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone bother with a lock when out?
Replies: 15
Views: 587

Re: Anyone bother with a lock when out?

Really depends on where I am I suppose. I use a Hiplock Z lock. which won't stop a determined thief, but is handy when you need to nip into a toilet/shop or something and it feels a bit dodgy. It doesn't weigh much and I usually slide it down the frame bag loops. I would say choosing the right spot ...
by Gummikuh
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: HireSquire
Replies: 18
Views: 690

Re: HireSquire

I for one can't really see this working. I carry very little and just what I need, and I look after it (ex forces) as I may come to really rely on it one day, is this something that others will copy? or will it be like you hire a car with 4 bald tyres? I think the repair and mend is a much better wa...
by Gummikuh
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone tried putoline chain wax ?
Replies: 20
Views: 742

Re: Anyone tried putoline chain wax ?

Hi. I use Putoline and it seems to last for a few days of the sort of riding we do, that said if it is truly biblical then not a lot will stay on, the worst is thick mud falling off the rear tyre onto the chain, sucking all the lubricant off. I bought a super cheap deep fat fryer from LIdl and it is...
by Gummikuh
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Waterproof shorts / 3/4 / trousers recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 600

Re: Waterproof shorts / 3/4 / trousers recommendations

I have a pair of these.

Very impressed wore them on the one but last BB200 and they sort of worked short of a wetsuit.

They are reduced as well

https://www.freewheel.co.uk/madison-dte ... s-varcl035
by Gummikuh
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you own an unsuitable bike?
Replies: 82
Views: 2280

Re: Do you own an unsuitable bike?

I have probably a few candidates, I have a Pashley speed 5 which my wife bought me as a birthday present, it is beautiful to look at but plain miserable to ride. But it would have appeal, hub gears and brakes, upright riding position, Brooks saddle and multi hand positions. I have a few BMX's which ...
by Gummikuh
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: map subscriptions
Replies: 25
Views: 1125

Re: map subscriptions

Bit naughty this one, but I have gone to my local library and "read" maps, but I have "noticed" the code is still often on them.
by Gummikuh
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Good winter (baggy) cycling pants: any thoughts
Replies: 21
Views: 977

Re: Good winter (baggy) cycling pants: any thoughts

I have a few pairs of Madison shorts and trousers and have been really impressed.

What about these?

https://www.freewheel.co.uk/madison-zen ... armcl19w04
by Gummikuh
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where you at ?
Replies: 60
Views: 2327

Re: Where you at ?

Cranfield.

Between Bedford and Milton Keynes.
by Gummikuh
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Genesis Vagabond - any good?
Replies: 18
Views: 892

Re: Genesis Vagabond - any good?

I have one, in fact rode to work on it this morning. I built mine from a frameset though. I think it is pretty ace, it seems a little heavy, but rolls along quite nicely. I struggled to get stem height right to begin with and I was up and down all over the place. I think not having eyelets on the fo...
by Gummikuh
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Unsuitable bike for bike packing
Replies: 12
Views: 815

Re: Unsuitable bike for bike packing

I could use one of my Raleigh burners hanging up in my workshop?

Plenty of attachment points on the crossbar for all my lights and GPS. Skyways for an end to broken wheels and knobbly tyres, what more could you want?
by Gummikuh
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Daventry area Nov 9th/10th...
Replies: 30
Views: 1792

Re: Daventry area Nov 9th/10th...

Hey Guys,

I am going to swerve this one, sorry but I reckon it's going to be horrific out there! I went out last weekend and it took me nearly an hour to go 300M of the worst sticky mud.

Definitely when its more normal out there.

Pete
by Gummikuh
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Daventry area Nov 9th/10th...
Replies: 30
Views: 1792

Re: Daventry area Nov 9th/10th...

Hi Reg et al.

I am in Milton Keynes, well Cranfield, I don't remember any traffic cones, so can't be me!

What sort of distance were you thinking? I would avoid the Grand Union as it's a puncture fest.

Pete
by Gummikuh
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Autumn Chiltern Thing, new date 9th Nov ???
Replies: 16
Views: 1476

Re: Autumn Chiltern Thing, 26th Oct ???

I'd love too, but unfortunately I am going out Saturday evening. What about another weekend?
by Gummikuh
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Water bottle cages
Replies: 12
Views: 854

Re: Water bottle cages

Don't worry all.

In true cheapskate fashion, I have made some rubber bands out of an old inner tube and these simply attach to the cage and stretch over the neck.

I have picked the bike up by the bottle so looks to be OK.

But thanks for all your ideas.

Pete
by Gummikuh
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Water bottle cages
Replies: 12
Views: 854

Re: Water bottle cages

Thanks for all the suggestions Maybe I should mention I have a rigid bike. I have Lezyne ones at present and they are pretty rubbish. I was thinking of making a rubber figure of 8 band or something to slip over the neck. I even had one shoot straight out of a stem cell on a sharp drop down, admitted...
by Gummikuh
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Water bottle cages
Replies: 12
Views: 854

Water bottle cages

Hi

After just doing the Jennride and losing another water bottle, what is the most secure method of carrying water over bumpy terrain? I don't need to access it all the time as I can transfer it to the stem cell when needed.

I have a camelback, but hate a sweaty back.

Any suggestions?

Pete