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by substandard
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Vittoria Terreno G2.0 MTB Tyre
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Vittoria Terreno G2.0 MTB Tyre

I used the 2.25” variant of these for last years dales divide,

Better than you’d think in the mud and roll good on the road, wish they did a 2.8”-3” version!
by substandard
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone seen a nice SS frame lately?
Replies: 31
Views: 592

Re: Anyone seen a nice SS frame lately?

Aah I’d missed the need for flat bars Yeah the flat mate would do it, have a look at the geo chart, it is definitely off road orientated. Smokestone Mr Harry has what you seek. https://www.smokestonebikes.co.uk/mr-harry Ive now decided I'm specifically looking for a ti frame. Plusses and minuses asi...
by substandard
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone seen a nice SS frame lately?
Replies: 31
Views: 592

Re: Anyone seen a nice SS frame lately?

Smokestone Mr Harry has what you seek. https://www.smokestonebikes.co.uk/mr-harry Ive now decided I'm specifically looking for a ti frame. Plusses and minuses aside, that's what I want :grin: SS capable with sildey drops. Im also now fine with 120mm forks. Heres the ones i know of Salsa timberjack S...
by substandard
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD
Replies: 14
Views: 778

Re: £200 650b Wheels + Maxxis Chronicles For Sale

Are the hubs boost or non boost?
by substandard
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Best trail / multitool of all time?
Replies: 47
Views: 1194

Re: Best trail / multitool of all time?

The brooks one with a built in knife is up there for me, mainly because they chose to make the tools within out of something harder than the cheese most multi tools are made of. The knife has freed a couple of properly tangled up sheep over the years too :grin: https://www.bike-components.de/en/Broo...
by substandard
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sold
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Rockshox Bluto 120mm

How long is the steerer?

RL or RCT3 damper?
by substandard
Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: Sram Apex 1 Hydro & Shimano/Superstar Cranks
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: FS: Sram Apex 1 Hydro & Shimano/Superstar Cranks

Will pm you about the shifters 👍
by substandard
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone seen a nice SS frame lately?
Replies: 31
Views: 592

Re: Anyone seen a nice SS frame lately?

My Smokestone Mr Harry frame has a sliding rear drop out, takes up to 29+, frame will take a 120mm fork too.

Check out their website
by substandard
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: fs, 29+ wheelset.
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: fs, 29+ wheelset.

Are the hubs boost or non boost?

Through axle or qr?
by substandard
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Global Fat Bike Day 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 970

Re: Global Fat Bike Day 2020

Would be rude not to dig the fatty out for a spin.

I see Roy has made some vaguely exciting looking stickers for this years COVID edition.
by substandard
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Heated Bike Phone Case
Replies: 14
Views: 441

Re: Heated Bike Phone Case

Keeping your phone in a base layer pocket should keep it close to 37degrees.

Or are you using said phone in place of a bike gps device?
by substandard
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 9 speed MTB gearing questions
Replies: 16
Views: 418

Re: 9 speed MTB gearing questions

I ran 11-36 and 11-40 sunrace on a 1x9 commuter for year or so using a long cage XT mech. Worked but the 40 didn’t shift as well as I’d hoped.

Good simple budget options though
by substandard
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Black Friday deals
Replies: 42
Views: 1775

Re: Black Friday deals

How do the colombia outdry jackets size up? Are they true to size? They are massive! I ordered a medium thinking it would be snug when they are £52 a couple of months back, I’m a large usually but the medium out dry is big enough to get my large mountain equipment helium jacket under it... which is...
by substandard
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Hope fatsno pro 2 evo price drop (£200)
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Re: Hope fatsno pro 2 evo

Price?
by substandard
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Whats a 'comfy' singleSpeed gearing for hilly roadie stuff?
Replies: 21
Views: 537

Re: Whats a 'comfy' singleSpeed gearing for hilly roadie stuff?

My 1958 singlespeed roadie currently runs 46:16 which is great for round here, can just about get it up frocester hill which is the closest significant climb, (10-12%), was easier when I was running 44:16 but the cadence on the flat was higher than I prefer. I’ve done a century ride this year on 46:...
by substandard
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New here : from Bristol
Replies: 13
Views: 346

Re: New here : from Bristol

Welcome! I’m not too far away in Gloucestershire,
by substandard
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Kinesis tripster v3 ti or an alternative?
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Kinesis tripster v3 ti or an alternative?

Probably a bit biased, but for me, for bikepacking - comfort is king. I’m currently running a titanium Smokestone Mr Harry with 29x2.6” tyres and mud clearance for British mud. I’m In the process of building up some road wheels for it soon with the view of getting shot of my road bike. Ticks all the...
by substandard
Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: LEJOG ( off road of cause )
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: LEJOG ( off road of cause )

I completed the inaugural gbduro event on my fatbike if you have any questions or whatnot, do drop me a pm
by substandard
Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which filter?
Replies: 32
Views: 843

Re: Which filter?

Big fan of the trailshot here too, it’s convenient, easy to clean
by substandard
Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 26 X 4.5 Fat Bike Tyres Wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: 26 X 4.5 Fat Bike Tyres Wanted

It’s worth noting that tyre width on fatbikes depends massively on rim width as there’s so much sidewall. I too had an old oof some 5 years ago and doubt much more than 4” would go on the rear. Not all 4” + tyres are created equal either, the maxxis minions 4.8 as one example are more like 4.2” You’...
by substandard
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cheap dropbar 1x12
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Cheap dropbar 1x12

Micro shift make a bar end sram mtb shifter for eagle, used one for a bit, that’s probably the cheapest way to build a drop bar 12s

I’m on drop bar 11 speed with a 10-50 garbaruk cassette - zero benefit in 12 speed for me
by substandard
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: ultralight stem
Replies: 15
Views: 228

Re: Wtd: ultralight stem

The very lightest kcnc ones are called sc Wing and are made of scandium. As is the one I have.

It’s only 60mm though but does weigh 81g on my scales, you’ll be pushed to find an 80-100mm one sub90g.

Having looked, I haven’t got anything longer that’s anywhere near the 100g mark
by substandard
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: ultralight stem
Replies: 15
Views: 228

Re: Wtd: ultralight stem

No probs I’ll see what is “in stock” :grin:
by substandard
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: ultralight stem
Replies: 15
Views: 228

Re: Wtd: ultralight stem

I think I have a super light 60mm KCNC scandium one that’s about 85g from my xc days.

Might have some other ones too
by substandard
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Issue 4 of GravelWanker magazine
Replies: 68
Views: 1059

Re: Issue 4 of GravelWanker magazine

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:16 pm
Can you get the stickers in WH Smith too?
I believe they'll be included with issue 5.
Sign me up!!! So I get stickers and kindling for getting the bothy fire going? Winner!