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by bluebus200
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I broke my sunrace mech extender... What replacement options...???
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: I broke my sunrace mech extender... What replacement options...???

10 speed or 9? If you are on 9 then try and acquire a non shadow rear mech (as in the old style ones). The top jockey wheels are slightly offset which allows them to work fine with a 40. No clutch but no issue if you are using a thick/ thin chainring. Sadly a 10 speed... And a 2x (46/30)....I think...
by bluebus200
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I broke my sunrace mech extender... What replacement options...???
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: I broke my sunrace mech extender... What replacement options...???

Yes I've just been reading about poeple using the grx400 without and extender and getting it to work with 42t sprockets. Some people have said that could be done with the tiagra mech but I couldn't get it to work....I might try the grx without the extender before I shell out the £20 for the wolf too...
by bluebus200
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I broke my sunrace mech extender... What replacement options...???
Replies: 6
Views: 143

I broke my sunrace mech extender... What replacement options...???

So yesterday I broke my sunrace gear hanger extender on my drop bar gravel bike. The rear mech got dragged into the spokes by mud and twisted it, snapping the extender that I was using. I have a 11-40 cassette and was using a sunrace extender (like Woolf tooth) to get my tiagra mech to work with the...
by bluebus200
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are your feelings about next year?
Replies: 40
Views: 908

Re: What are your feelings about next year?

Intrigue....no doubt it's hard times but it is also incredibly interesting to see how everything is playing out. Ultimately life is always difficult for one reason or another, it always has been. The way I see it is all I can do is accept that and do the best I can given my resources and ability. Wi...
by bluebus200
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A Q for the hammock users.
Replies: 20
Views: 435

Re: A Q for the hammock users.

I think it takes more learning and getting your kit right but after that I wouldn't say it's any more faff, well not much more than a couple of minutes. My hammock packs into snake sleeves including the tarp. You just pull the sleeves back and it all drops into place...peg out the tarp and it's done...
by bluebus200
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A Q for the hammock users.
Replies: 20
Views: 435

Re: A Q for the hammock users.

I think it takes more learning and getting your kit right but after that I wouldn't say it's any more faff, well not much more than a couple of minutes. My hammock packs into snake sleeves including the tarp. You just pull the sleeves back and it all drops into place...peg out the tarp and it's done...
by bluebus200
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A Q for the hammock users.
Replies: 20
Views: 435

Re: A Q for the hammock users.

For me it’s this: Hammocking is an activity in it’s own right. If I want to sleep in a hammock I’ll organise a trip around it. If I just want to go on a trip, I’ll ground sleep as it’s way more convenient, lighter and simpler. Whilst it’s true to point out that hammocks can to some places a bivi ca...
by bluebus200
Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How to insert pictures
Replies: 165
Views: 67012

Re: How to insert pictures

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50755064011_bbb8148c16_h.jpg 7A61AE7C-0C77-4CDB-B3BC-0EF6FFD954CF by Chris Harris , on Flickr I have those type mudguards, brilliant. They actually work and less bike cleaning :-bd I like it, but it does still leave my motor and some wiring prone to splatter! I n...
by bluebus200
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ebike questions.
Replies: 10
Views: 603

Re: Ebike questions.

I built this during lockdown. Under £1000 and relatively easy to do. A genesis latitude with bafang mid motor and 17.5 ah battery. Pretty good range 50-80 miles depending on how much effort you put in and terrain. I couldn't afford anoff the peg ebike. Now it's done I think you get way better value ...
by bluebus200
Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A Q for the hammock users.
Replies: 20
Views: 435

Re: A Q for the hammock users.

I use a Hennessy super light. Has a mozzy net built in. I used it in Asturias this summer... Super humid and tonnes of biting things... Zero problems. The thing I like about hammocks are: The ground is simply not an issue. With my set up I get v nearly the protection of a tent without the weight and...
by bluebus200
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 210
Views: 4779

Re: What are you drinking now?

10yr old Jura single malt....it was a Christmas present to myself but I may need to resupply!
by bluebus200
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 195
Views: 11424

Re: Films to watch while isolating

The sun trip,

Ok so its electric bikes but it's electric bikes with solar panels going thousands of miles in crazy places!

https://youtu.be/P1LB0jPh7QQ
by bluebus200
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New biodegradable no ammonia tyre sealant
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: New biodegradable no ammonia tyre sealant

Only about 200 miles and a couple of weeks since fitting the tyres but zero hassles thus far and very little pressure drop. As said above you can get it from wiggle now. Thanks for the heads up about it drying out I'll keep an eye out for that. On the price issue, each to their own, but I don't reck...
by bluebus200
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS - Jones Loop Bars 710mm Ally, black
Replies: 6
Views: 639

Re: FS - Jones Loop Bars 710mm Ally, black

Hi... Probably sold... But do you still have them?
by bluebus200
Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New biodegradable no ammonia tyre sealant
Replies: 5
Views: 253

New biodegradable no ammonia tyre sealant

Hi all... I've just fitted a new pair of wtb raddlers to my hunt 4 season rims...I was looking into the environmental impact of going tubeless and I found Effetto Mariposa Vegetelex sealant.... Interesting to find a biodegradable no ammonia sealant (is made from ground olive stones I beleive) . I wo...
by bluebus200
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are all braze on clamp adapters equal??
Replies: 15
Views: 691

Re: Are all braze on clamp adapters equal??

thanks all...I'll let you know how I get on..
by bluebus200
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are all braze on clamp adapters equal??
Replies: 15
Views: 691

Re: Are all braze on clamp adapters equal??

I'm no front mech jedi by any means, but looks like the high limit screw needs reining in...don't think it should sit that far out once big ring is selected. It should nudge it on and settle back a touch, no? Is the mech a bit high too, can't tell from photo though...? It's 2mm from the top of the ...
by bluebus200
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are all braze on clamp adapters equal??
Replies: 15
Views: 691

Re: Are all braze on clamp adapters equal??

Yes it should be but if I adjust the mech away from the crank it then starts fouling the chain...
by bluebus200
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are all braze on clamp adapters equal??
Replies: 15
Views: 691

Re: Are all braze on clamp adapters equal??

Thanks all.... Here's some pics https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49967336402_c3afe84b62.jpg F413F06F-E93A-46D0-96F9-A19DBB9A63D1 by Chris Harris , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49966554873_521333f6e5.jpg D9BFDEF8-7025-4CFC-BA18-CA119D855AF3 by Chris Harris , on Flickr https://live...
by bluebus200
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are all braze on clamp adapters equal??
Replies: 15
Views: 691

Are all braze on clamp adapters equal??

Trying to set up my new grx front mech with on my croix de fer. It’s working with a grx chainset. Front mech only came in braze on so I bought an mpart clamp adapter. Should be simple but I am finding that when the front mech is set up correctly it’s really close (nearly rubbing) the crank. This mea...
by bluebus200
Mon May 25, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?
Replies: 101
Views: 3705

Re: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?

I am really really really really looking forward to being able to get on a ferry and get home to Asturias...I came over to make some cash for a few weeks...... I'll be going home poorer than when I came, but time (and cash) spent fettling bikes means I'm taking two reinvigorated steel pack horses ba...
by bluebus200
Mon May 25, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted. Handlebar pack. 10-13 litres
Replies: 0
Views: 214

Wanted. Handlebar pack. 10-13 litres

Looking for a handlebar pack, could buy new but would rather buy second hand :) so thought I would see if any one had anything going. Can't be too big as will get used in a drop bar, max 35 cm long. Hit me up if you've got something lurking in the cupboard.
by bluebus200
Sun May 24, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 140mm boss spacing in downtube...why and what???
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: 140mm boss spacing in downtube...why and what???

Could something like this bring it down? https://www.sigmasports.com/item/Wolf-Tooth-Components/B-RAD-Mounting-Base-4-Slot/HVBP?utm_source=google&utm_medium=base&co=GBR&cu=GBP&glCountry=GB&id=833749&ds_eid=700000001845766&ds_e=GOOGLE&ds_c=UK_EN_Profit_Google_Shopping_All+Users_Generic_All+Products_...
by bluebus200
Sun May 24, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 140mm boss spacing in downtube...why and what???
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: 140mm boss spacing in downtube...why and what???

aghhhh thanks...what do you reckon to adapting it to a bottle cage... I've got them on my latitude (non high version) as well. Aren't they too far up the downtube so a bottle would catch on the front tyre? You may well be right but I'm going to try anyway. so I'll let you know....they're going to g...