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by bluebus200
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are all braze on clamp adapters equal??
Replies: 15
Views: 437

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: 437

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: 437

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: 437

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: 437

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: 84
Views: 2004

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: 171

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: 291

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: 291

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...
by bluebus200
Sun May 24, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 140mm boss spacing in downtube...why and what???
Replies: 9
Views: 291

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

aghhhh thanks...what do you reckon to adapting it to a bottle cage...

Nice pedals..
by bluebus200
Sun May 24, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 140mm boss spacing in downtube...why and what???
Replies: 9
Views: 291

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

Ok so I have been building up a genesis latitude frame... Nearly there. I put an acepak bag on it today (thanks Stuart) and it covers the bottle bosses . So I think that's ok there's two on the underside of the down tube. I go to put a bottle cage on them but discover they are too far apart...140mm ...
by bluebus200
Sun May 24, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Budget bike, to fit 5'4"
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: WTD: Budget bike, to fit 5'4"

Probably a bit over your budget but I have a small (17.5, but have to check) genesis altitude 10, Reynolds 725, (26 er) in 'as new' condition. Dt Swiss wheels, deore LX throughout, and rockshock Tora forks. Its my partner's but she doesn't want it, has lived its entire life in the hallway. V, tidy. ...
by bluebus200
Thu May 21, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Something for the coffee snobs.
Replies: 170
Views: 9830

Re: Something for the coffee snobs.

😂 of course... Anything to save water... Drinking coffee out of the porridge pan really just part of washing up. After you've boiled you're egg and eaten your porridge..... Drink the washing up!
by bluebus200
Thu May 21, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Something for the coffee snobs.
Replies: 170
Views: 9830

Re: Something for the coffee snobs.

I met some russian bike Packers once who were chewing freshly ground coffee with sugar then swilling it down with a shot of vodka! I quite liked it but it gave my cousin a panic attack... I'm not sure the quality of the grind was greatly appreciated mind..
by bluebus200
Thu May 21, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Price reduced: Sanderson 29er frame
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Re: Sanderson 29er frame & Alpkit frame bag

if the frame bag hasn't sold then I would be interested.
by bluebus200
Thu May 21, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 25622

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Personally I will think of the greater good here and take the inconvenience in the hope that it saves lives and that is way more important than a few extra nights bivvying This will almost certainly be the minority view and this is why the virus will continue to spread. Even at the risk of death so...
by bluebus200
Thu May 21, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Something for the coffee snobs.
Replies: 170
Views: 9830

Re: Something for the coffee snobs.

ah yes and in some detail! I used to live with some speed addicts who had similar conversations...it doesn't taste as nice but I reckon you could get quite a bit in an aeropress.
by bluebus200
Thu May 21, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Something for the coffee snobs.
Replies: 170
Views: 9830

Re: Something for the coffee snobs.

have you tried an aeropress...I have one at home, makes a fine coffee. Lighter to carry than a moka..
by bluebus200
Wed May 20, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Something for the coffee snobs.
Replies: 170
Views: 9830

Re: Something for the coffee snobs.

This is whole new world to me....I just put the coffee grains in my trangia kettle, leave it for a bit then strain it through whatevers handy...then it goes into my trangia pot to be drunk along with the bits of porridge that are leftover from breaky.
by bluebus200
Wed May 20, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 641
Views: 42057

Re: What you done t' your bike today

I've been doing a bit of grx fiddling today too...only the chainset (40/30). Matched up to a suntour 11/40 cassette. All pretty good except the tiagra front mech really doesn't like the 2.5mm outward shift of the chainset...which I knew might happen but thought I'd give it a go anyways...it works bu...
by bluebus200
Tue May 19, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8532
Views: 910106

Re: The post man's been ...

Now I can cycle up walls...

ImageCF07CAA6-1E61-4FC5-8791-BD56E0C14369 by Chris Harris, on Flickr
by bluebus200
Tue May 19, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: has anyone ever sent a bike overseas?
Replies: 2
Views: 129

has anyone ever sent a bike overseas?

I'm looking at sending a bike from the UK to Singapore....does anyone have experience of doing this? I am just a touch lost with all the courier's that day they will do it?

Any advice much appreciated :)
by bluebus200
Tue May 19, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel Gearing....again
Replies: 67
Views: 1995

Re: Gravel Gearing....again

spa cycles are doing some interesting super compacts... Cheaply too..

https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m2b0s109p33 ... cral-Rings
by bluebus200
Mon May 18, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock underquilt advise please
Replies: 15
Views: 468

Re: Hammock underquilt advise please

Actually 'double black diamond' is the make...seems like they've sold out but you get the idea...buy a cheap down blanket and adjust it to suit.