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by Mr conners
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rigid forks for a Salsa Timberjack
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: Rigid forks for a Salsa Timberjack

Really they are replacing the sus forks for reliability. I’ve made some triple cage adapters to fit the sus forks which we use regularly (used to use regularly) but on extended trips I do prefer to use a rigid. Saying that we did cycle round Bolivia in 2007 with front suspension and it was fine.
by Mr conners
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rigid forks for a Salsa Timberjack
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: Rigid forks for a Salsa Timberjack

Cheers. Trek one looks good but its a bit pricey. I see the Salsa firestarter is discontinued, would that be a viable option?
Ta
by Mr conners
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rigid forks for a Salsa Timberjack
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Rigid forks for a Salsa Timberjack

Just a quick recommendation request.
The boss would like to run a set of rigids on her timberjack when/if we get to ride in Baja later this year. The good people at Ghyllside cycles said Surly karate monkey forks will be ok, but does anyone have any other suggestions?
Ta very mooch.
by Mr conners
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 27.5 plus? Where are you?
Replies: 12
Views: 371

Re: 27.5 plus? Where are you?

Thanks for the offer. How used is used? I’ve got a set of Bontys which will take a front/rear swap but if yours are not fukced I’m interested.
Cheers
by Mr conners
Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 27.5 plus? Where are you?
Replies: 12
Views: 371

27.5 plus? Where are you?

I’m preparing for when we are eventually allowed to play out and both myself and my wife’s bike require new tyres. After a cursory root about I’m suprised by the lack of availability of the 27.5, 2.8 to 3.0 size. For me it’s a perfect combination of cushioning and control, are they being phased out?...
by Mr conners
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Has anyone fitted a rack to a bolt through sus fork
Replies: 25
Views: 231

Re: Has anyone fitted a rack to a bolt through sus fork

Tubus did do a typically robust front rack compatible with a sus fork. I used it to tour in S America years ago, the bags sit a bit high but it works. I think it may be discontinued.
by Mr conners
Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any wheel experts about?
Replies: 14
Views: 298

Re: Any wheel experts about?

https://www.jimlangley.net/wrench/wheelbuildfull.html

I watched this fella’s YouTube video. It’s about an hour. After stripping a nipple resulting in the aforementioned Pringle shaped rim I decided to have a go at rebuilding the thing myself and it was a fantastic resource.
by Mr conners
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Has anyone ever visited the famous Panderia in Tolhuin, Patagonia.?
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: Has anyone ever visited the famous Panderia in Tolhuin, Patagonia.?

Very sad indeed. We stayed there for two days on the final leg of our Alaska-Ushuaia trip. It was a warm safe haven from the screaming wind and will be sadly missed by the touring fraternity.
by Mr conners
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Has anyone ever visited the famous Panderia in Tolhuin, Patagonia.?
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Has anyone ever visited the famous Panderia in Tolhuin, Patagonia.?

Well if you have, and stayed in the back room of the Bakery your lucky as nobody else will for a while. This place really has the title of "legendary" when its often overused. Tragic really. https://ushuaia24.com.ar/contenido/10038/se-incendio-la-historica-panaderia-la-union-de-tolhuin-y-los-danos-f...
by Mr conners
Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hacks & Bodges
Replies: 14
Views: 531

Re: Hacks & Bodges

Nice. Did you turn the handle? The wood looks very green.
by Mr conners
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hacks & Bodges
Replies: 14
Views: 531

Re: Hacks & Bodges

:grin:
by Mr conners
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hacks & Bodges
Replies: 14
Views: 531

Re: Hacks & Bodges

I’ve often wondered why people mount their bars like that.
by Mr conners
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: F/S. SON rear dynamo light
Replies: 0
Views: 164

F/S. SON rear dynamo light

My wife is selling hers on Ebay. She wants £45 plus postage (which is about £4).It’s brand new never been fitted.
http://ebay.us/wiv73p?cmpnId=5338273189
by Mr conners
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Rigid forks for Surly Karate Monkey
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: WTD: Rigid forks for Surly Karate Monkey

Ive had a request for some fork adapters I've made. Its a composite material used in the die making industry, they are about 20mm thick and have captive nuts behind the bolts (you can see on the picture) . Retained on the forks with zip ties and window tape, much better than the 3D printed versions....
by Mr conners
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: End of the Troll
Replies: 6
Views: 415

End of the Troll

https://bikepacking.com/news/elegy-troll-pugsley-lht/ Mines done over 35,000km and its still being used regularly, in fact i did the weekly shop on it tonight and lugged it all home in a trailer. What a beast and a bulletproof multfunctional tourer. Sad to see its production end but I suppose 26" wh...
by Mr conners
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Reccomend a 650b Plus Steel Frame?
Replies: 26
Views: 610

Re: Reccomend a 650b Plus Steel Frame?

Karate monkey
Bloody brilliant bike. Takes 3” with the rigid fork but I’m not sure if you can get a sus fork to take this size tyre.
by Mr conners
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Rigid forks for Surly Karate Monkey
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: WTD: Rigid forks for Surly Karate Monkey

I’ve made some triple mount adapters to fit suspension forks. Cable tie and tape retained but they work really well, survived two Jenrides in the lakes so that’s a good test. I could knock you up a set . PM if interested. Im only posting this as I’m currently riding a karate monkey with front suspen...
by Mr conners
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Has anyone ever totally given up...
Replies: 13
Views: 702

Re: Has anyone ever totally given up...

I’ve fu**ed them off. The Troll now has some new 27.5 rims, nobby nics, cheap second hand eBay wheels which, if you add up the time I’ve spent getting them running, probably cost about £700 😀
Plus they’re on superstar fuel hubs, which feel like they’ll last two weeks.
by Mr conners
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Has anyone ever totally given up...
Replies: 13
Views: 702

Re: Has anyone ever totally given up...

I might just sell the wheels on tbh and try something else. Or try new tyres. Myself and my wife did a fairly long tour on trolls a couple of years ago. We got some velocity 26 rims built up and when I came to fit the Schwalbe marathon plus extremes (tubed) it nearly saw me off. However, with the kn...
by Mr conners
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Has anyone ever totally given up...
Replies: 13
Views: 702

Has anyone ever totally given up...

On fitting a set of tyres? Lovely WTB trail bosses on Stan sentry rims. I’ve taken skin off my palms and thumbs, snapped levers, finally got them on but even the compressor couldn’t get them up to seat on the rim. Tried again tonight but I’m thinking it’s a losing battle. Are some rims and tyres inc...
by Mr conners
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Schwalbe Aerothan (are they just Tubolito reinvented?)
Replies: 18
Views: 359

Re: Schwalbe Aerothan (are they just Tubolito reinvented?)

What’s wrong with the Tubolito? I’m asking as I always carry one as a get out of jail spare. I’ve not used it yet but now I’m worried.
by Mr conners
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shock pump problem?
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Shock pump problem?

Yes. I’ve not been screwing the pump into valve enough. All sorted now, thanks for the help.
by Mr conners
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you still cycle tour "traditionally"?
Replies: 31
Views: 732

Re: Do you still cycle tour "traditionally"?

Whatever you do, ensure you actually get out and just ride/tour/bike pack. Don’t overthink it, your not racing. Try to ensure you’re comfortable, prepared for getting wet and cold but just enjoy it. If you read too much bolloc#s about weight, kit, bikes etc you’ll constantly think you’ve made bad ch...
by Mr conners
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shock pump problem?
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Shock pump problem?

Thanks for the help. I’ll give it a go later on. I realised there was an issue after several adjustments to the fork only for it nearly bottom out on relatively easy ground on the last ride.
by Mr conners
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shock pump problem?
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Shock pump problem?

Ah! Cheers.