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by ozboz
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The Journey of 200 miles begins with ........
Replies: 1
Views: 210

The Journey of 200 miles begins with ........

IMG_1252.JPG Coffee, Cake, a Map and a Plan !! No doubt some recognise the area of the map ! I will be taking in the Soar y Mynydd old railway ride , but not sure at what part of the ride i may get a National coach to Aberystwyth and head SE . then go SW to my Mates at Maesteg. Dunno , the plan may...
by ozboz
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Smart Sam Tyres
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: Smart Sam Tyres

In what way? Were they just slow, or did you not have any traction?

Just like to say they are 650b 2.25 s

Yes , the traction not as good , although they are a bit nobbly, the WTB ‘s ate the mud trails , even when almost up to the axles , I think the Sams were about 24 sobs delivered for the pair ,
by ozboz
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Smart Sam Tyres
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Smart Sam Tyres

Hiya, when I bought my MTB it had WTB Trail Boss’s on it , which were everything I’d have expected in the mud , however, I really think , unless I go looking for it blasting through deep swampy-mud trails I do not really need them , they are are bit heavy going on the hard stuff and slow ,also I fou...
by ozboz
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What axle do I need ?
Replies: 20
Views: 448

Re: What axle do I need ?

That wheel with hub has long gone, so that’s it I suppose , it did not have a rotor adapter either , so ,..... I’ll probably go for a hub that will suit the forks I get for it , I’ve got two idrive frames, my favoured one does not have a disc mount on the rear , so that’s a thing for another day so ...
by ozboz
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What axle do I need ?
Replies: 20
Views: 448

Re: What axle do I need ?

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by ozboz
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What axle do I need ?
Replies: 20
Views: 448

Re: What axle do I need ?

That wheel is a Sun-Ringle Inferno 27, I got it off eBay to replace the one on the GT , the rim had worn out , I dug out this photo of the bike about 2013-14, as you can see the forks are Marchozzi Bombers and if you look ‘ at the hub you can make out ‘20’ and a large skewer cap, i remember now it h...
by ozboz
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What axle do I need ?
Replies: 20
Views: 448

Re: What axle do I need ?

Thanks for replies, mmm, it’s not very straightforward is it , so........ on the 8th Feb I’m booked onto a wheel building course, I think my best option is to maybe change the hub to a normal QR or thru axle that will fit the forks that I get for that bike ,
Thanks again fellas !
by ozboz
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What axle do I need ?
Replies: 20
Views: 448

Re: What axle do I need ?

Ok, I used a vernier to measure the hole so prob is 20mm , what would I need ?
by ozboz
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What axle do I need ?
Replies: 20
Views: 448

What axle do I need ?

260033B0-78C1-4656-8C04-C9A0A8831F30.jpeg Hiya I bought a set of wheels for my 97’ GT idrive got to be 4 years ago, but never got around to building the bike up, anyway I have decided that I may get on with it , but I can’t for the life of me remember what the axle should be , or if I can adapt the...
by ozboz
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The latest cutting edge outdoor gear
Replies: 14
Views: 637

Re: The latest cutting edge outdoor gear

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by ozboz
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The latest cutting edge outdoor gear
Replies: 14
Views: 637

Re: The latest cutting edge outdoor gear

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by ozboz
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's in your hip flask?
Replies: 67
Views: 1471

Re: What's in your hip flask?

Port , Brown Brothers if I can get my hands on it, but ......any old port in a storm as they say will do !
by ozboz
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: handlebar question
Replies: 10
Views: 434

Re: handlebar question

well..................... some good replies there fellahs ! ive moved all the handlebar stuff toward the stem by 20mm each end <I'm off for a ride in about an hour and see if it suits, interestingly while on this subject of bar length I read on a web page that a safety rule in Australia limits the l...
by ozboz
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: handlebar question
Replies: 10
Views: 434

Re: handlebar question

Thanks for replies, my old MTB had about 650mm bars from memory, but that was a 26er, I’ll take 20off and see how I travel, I have a bad right arm that is so bent now due repetition from my work , it is noticeably 6’’ shorter than the left , so after an hour or so the tendinitis kicks in and makes i...
by ozboz
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: handlebar question
Replies: 10
Views: 434

handlebar question

Hiya. are flat handlebar widths worked out by design. ie size of wheel to bar width, or can it go to personal preference ?, my MtB had 740's on when i got it, but I hacked 20mm of each end , im still not happy with them. Its got 650 b wheels, so if I hacked another 20/25 mm off each end and reduced ...
by ozboz
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 375
Views: 22283

Re: What you done t' your bike today

I’ve been fitting new components to Lapierre , 11-50 t Sunrace , XT deraileur and shifter , I needed to put an extender to keep the jockey wheel off the cassette, I’m just having a bit of a mare fettling the indexing though , I’ll have another look at it tomorrow, also some Ritchey bar ends to go on ,
by ozboz
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite bike of 'all time'?
Replies: 61
Views: 2136

Re: Favourite bike of 'all time'?

A GT XCR I drive, when I first bought it second hand , I took it to a Lbs and paid good money for a very bad service, not happy about being ripped soI decided to buy some tools and do all my own jobs on it , so now the bike is not in use but now bike riding and fettling has become my fav pastime !
by ozboz
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7862
Views: 821623

Re: The post man's been ...

Ill have to wait and see how it all goes but im sure i have a spare wolfs tooth extender knocking about , I read a couple of reviews re fitting a 50t , it seems to be ok but a few problems on some frames, you can just go with the SLX shadow plus thats on it already according to some, ill throw a pos...
by ozboz
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7862
Views: 821623

Re: The post man's been ...

I envisage some minor probs with this, as I did with a similar mod on my road bike , I changed that from an 11-25 to an 11-36 , I had to swap the ultegra deraileur for a 105 , a wolfs tooth gizmo and a new longer chain , but I got it sussed In the end, a real boon for my uphill efforts ! , that is a...
by ozboz
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7862
Views: 821623

Re: The post man's been ...

You got it ! The small 11 is on the back with lock ring and is a Sunrace , I got it for a good price from Merlin , I’ve just got an XT deraileur and an XT shifter on its way , new chain and possibly a wolfs tooth gizmo and I’ll be on my way !!
by ozboz
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7862
Views: 821623

Re: The post man's been ...

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A 50t cassette ,
by ozboz
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Foreseeable problems,
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Re: Foreseeable problems,

Thanks for replies, it’s a HT Lapierre Edge , I got it at a great price so I’m upping all the components bit by bit , already put XT hydraulic brakes on and Exotic forks , it’s a lot lighter now , also got an FSA sealed bearing headset, so the next in line is the drivetrain ,
by ozboz
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Foreseeable problems,
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Foreseeable problems,

Hello all , I just in the throes of changing the cassette and derailleur on my MTB , going from an 11 speed 11-42 to an 11 -50 , it’s a 1 x set up with a 32 chainwheel , at the mo the der’r is an SLX shadow , I’ve got an XT M8000 long cage on the way , I’m not sure if I will need to get an XT shifte...
by ozboz
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 375
Views: 22283

Re: What you done t' your bike today

I want to swap the headset bearings on my MTB, so I bought a vernier Caliper as I found out from the mechanic at Sigma I have to measure the cage bearings accurately to be sure I buy the correct sized sealed bearings , I had to watch a YouTube video to get the just of how to read this vernier gizmo ...
by ozboz
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin edge 25
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Garmin edge 25

Thanks for replies, I’ve ordered one anyway for the price ,