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by jameso
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you like giant cassettes?
Replies: 54
Views: 1107

Re: Do you like giant cassettes?

ime 1/8" chains can wear fast but most likely cause is most of ones we use being made fairly cheap / basic, don't know if many of us fit top-end NJS track chains to our winter SS? I get the same with basic SS chains in 3/32" vs a better KMC. Had what seemed like amazingly fast wear rate from a rust-...
by jameso
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where would you live in the UK...
Replies: 104
Views: 1682

Re: Where would you live in the UK...

the lowest rainfall in the country I don't think of myself as a particularly soft rider but having a couple of friends either from or living in Wales, this does cross my mind. The SE gets more sunshine and less rain than the places I'd rather be. That's where the south downs across to Wiltshire has...
by jameso
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where would you live in the UK...
Replies: 104
Views: 1682

Re: Where would you live in the UK...

Been thinking about this recently, also about to get out of the SE. I'd be happy anywhere that's on the shoulder of a south-facing hill with a nice view and good light, with woodland trails and open byways across rolling hills nearby. South west or Wales probably. Riding distance of or train trip to...
by jameso
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you like giant cassettes?
Replies: 54
Views: 1107

Re: Do you like giant cassettes?

I remember the Sram R&D going on about how they see the drivetrain as an integer system and developed it from there. Not so sure the focus was so much on this before and from experience with other riders, it does seem, that durabilty is not as good when the Eagle is mixed with other stuff. Same fro...
by jameso
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Molle Mike pouches
Replies: 10
Views: 425

Re: Molle Mike pouches

You need something like this that I made last week: It’s got a wire access port at the top - get your sewing machine out! God work.. Something like that, but a bar mount. Got a small front section fame bag on there and wanted to have all the charge/wiring on the stem/bars rather than moving with th...
by jameso
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you like giant cassettes?
Replies: 54
Views: 1107

Re: Do you like giant cassettes?

Eagle 12 does have a good durability rep, which only makes me wonder why Sram and Shimano couldn't manage the same durability with 10 or 11s.
by jameso
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Molle Mike pouches
Replies: 10
Views: 425

Re: Molle Mike pouches

Any of the 76 Projects stuff any good? Not quite but the bottle-mount locating plastic deck and strap has given me an idea about how it could all locate from the stem faceplate bolts, maybe. I saw some trendy/$$$ micro bar cylinder bag on IG earlier but forget the name now. Hopefully some daft tren...
by jameso
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you like giant cassettes?
Replies: 54
Views: 1107

Re: Do you like giant cassettes?

my new frame is 1x only, wonder why they did this as it just limits the options Even as a 1x fan I agree with this. Reasons I can think of are that it allows wider tyres (there's a minimum clearance between chain and tyre) and it allows for shorter chainstays. I'm sure Jameso will have a few more. ...
by jameso
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 4 first's and a boatload of comfort.
Replies: 18
Views: 611

Re: 4 first's and a boatload of comfort.

:-bd

(and, pics?)
by jameso
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Molle Mike pouches
Replies: 10
Views: 425

Re: Molle Mike pouches

Thanks for ideas.. there's probably going to be something among the small gadget packs out there, just tricky to find a flap vs a zip cover and straps either in the right place or space to sew on some velcro. The Wolftooth is a good one, just that roll-tops don't work too well with trailing wires co...
by jameso
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Molle Mike pouches
Replies: 10
Views: 425

Molle Mike pouches

Not some kind of stripper pants, no. Sorry. Looking for a small cylinder / tube-like pouch bag that opens at the end to hold a USB-Werk charger and wires on/under the bars. Not finding much so maybe some better ideas to be had on here. Would need to be about 14x 6cm min. It's a compact dynamo to USB...
by jameso
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I got you some padlock grips (smily face goes here... might be a pain getting em to fit.. but they're happy blu
Replies: 12
Views: 226

Re: I got you some padlock grips (smily face goes here... might be a pain getting em to fit.. but they're happy blu

I have some of those grips, they're great for widening a bar - I just use them without the bar cut so the grip overhangs the bar by 30mm or so. The soft end area's really good.
by jameso
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 191
Views: 9698

Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

Mental 3 wheel MTB. Only €10000 https://youtu.be/QGy5TB0kkj8 https://www.ascendubikes.com/home That's bonkers in a brilliant way. It's a bit like a Cleland in niche-ness, probably just as impressive for what it's designer intended. Unfortunately he'll probably sell as many bikes as Geoff Apps does....
by jameso
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GPS unit for touring
Replies: 14
Views: 312

Re: GPS unit for touring

Never felt I needed more than the Edge 820 and Edge Touring I now have tbh, assuming you have a good base map in there. Backed up with either a paper road map on the bar bag or a phone if needed as zooming out on the Garmin for context as re-routing on the go isn't great. But for following a route I...
by jameso
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fattest 29er tyre for Ramin 3+ rear?
Replies: 15
Views: 203

Re: Fattest 29er tyre for Ramin 3+ rear?

https://i.postimg.cc/7G8FpkF9/Ramin3plus.jpg If of use, this is a clip of the chainstay area of the production drawing (click for larger size) Thanks James... from what I can see from that image, the gap is 79mm... so getting a (actual width) tyre to 65mm would work with space of about 8mm either s...
by jameso
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fattest 29er tyre for Ramin 3+ rear?
Replies: 15
Views: 203

Re: Fattest 29er tyre for Ramin 3+ rear?

Image

If of use, this is a clip of the chainstay area of the production drawing (click for larger size)
by jameso
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: LATEX. TIPS Tubeless clean up
Replies: 24
Views: 390

Re: LATEX. TIPS Tubeless clean up

True, that's not pulling along the length of the bead though, or not in the same way. Next time I'm passing I'll borrow one of your tyres and show you how it's done..
by jameso
Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: LATEX. TIPS Tubeless clean up
Replies: 24
Views: 390

Re: LATEX. TIPS Tubeless clean up

Be careful how you pull / rub the sealant off the bead, if you hold one area firm and pull another the bead itself can shift in the casing and you get a wobble on the tyre when you re-fit. Shouldn't happen to a well-made tyre but it can. What kind of crap tyres are you using? :wink: Happened to som...
by jameso
Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Travers Ti frames - pay what you can afford.
Replies: 54
Views: 1552

Re: Travers Ti frames - pay what you can afford.

Going off topic slightly but I also think it’s worth addressing an attitude I see pop up often, about BB shells but also the other standards that are introduced from time to time. I see comments (including in this thread) that the factories are only doing stuff like this because it’s cheaper/easier...
by jameso
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: LATEX. TIPS Tubeless clean up
Replies: 24
Views: 390

Re: LATEX. TIPS Tubeless clean up

Be careful how you pull / rub the sealant off the bead, if you hold one area firm and pull another the bead itself can shift in the casing and you get a wobble on the tyre when you re-fit. Shouldn't happen to a well-made tyre but it can. -Has any one experience of the sealants that claim not to dry ...
by jameso
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: 26" narrow slick road tyres
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Wtd: 26" narrow slick road tyres

Got an old Conti Sport Contact 1.25 ish somewhere, think it's a wire bead. Yours for postage if of any use.
by jameso
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jones truss fork on another bike ?
Replies: 34
Views: 625

Re: Jones truss fork on another bike ?

Except looking like funky scaffolding, what does a truss fork achieve that any other rigid fork doesn’t (if made to the same dimensions)? They are a fair bit lighter than a unicrown fork and as Jameso notes give very precise steering with no flexing under braking. Allegedly they have a small amount...
by jameso
Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Short vs long pull brakes
Replies: 14
Views: 235

Re: Short vs long pull brakes

Thanks James. I’m not looking to mismatch levers/callipers. I just need new levers and have a choice of road or MTB callipers to fit. I sometimes feel that my MTB cable discs outperform my drop bar ones but have no evidence for it. Mainly it was just a thought exercise. Actual power -wise, not sure...
by jameso
Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veer belt drive.
Replies: 8
Views: 206

Re: Veer belt drive.

Thanks Steven, interesting. No experience with Rohloff as OE kit personally.
by jameso
Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jones truss fork on another bike ?
Replies: 34
Views: 625

Re: Jones truss fork on another bike ?

Is a curved fork blade raked or offset? :???: dunt matter how you get the offset - curved fork, straight legs set at an angle, leading axle, offset yokes (or crown). Just had the front end apart of my elderly motorcycle and interestingly as well as the offset in the holes in the yokes, the legs the...