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by Piemonster
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Buying new forks, what do I need to know?
Replies: 13
Views: 410

Re: Buying new forks, what do I need to know?

Or hang on for a month or so and have these for postage costs. Need to make sure I’m happy with the Travers Prongs first. https://i.postimg.cc/6qRJrQWK/EBA9-D35-B-9-CE1-4-ABC-AF4-C-F83-DB213-BC49.jpg Chinese EBay Carbon so I’m not ‘selling’ as such. Can’t recall the A2C off hand but I know I checked...
by Piemonster
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Buying new forks, what do I need to know?
Replies: 13
Views: 410

Re: Buying new forks, what do I need to know?

That carboncycles fork isn’t boost Is it? The OP will need boost forks most likely for a broken road?
by Piemonster
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Buying new forks, what do I need to know?
Replies: 13
Views: 410

Re: Buying new forks, what do I need to know?

Axle will come with your forks Just use the same headset, I just swap the crown race over if I change forks. A cutting guide for steerers is a worthwhile investment. I don’t think you really need anything, maybe a star fanged nut but that’s about it. (I’ve Rebas I use with a Broken Road btw and have...
by Piemonster
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 806
Views: 64962

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Dropper post out, Titanium Post fitted

Carbon bars off, Jones Bars on

Rebas removed, Travers Prongs added (gosh they’re lovely)

Maxxis High Roller off, Maxxis Ardent on

XT pedals off, Flats on

Fitted a steerer top cap mount for the Wahoo as well
by Piemonster
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 250
Views: 11410

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

Colin not Colin

Superb, thank you.
by Piemonster
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 250
Views: 11410

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

I may be moving a tiny weeny bit slower than that :grin:
by Piemonster
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Helmet Lights
Replies: 26
Views: 684

Re: Helmet Lights

My Exposure Joystick failed on me a couple of years ago

Was a MK1 mind you
by Piemonster
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9518
Views: 1078921

Re: The post man's been ...

....meep....

Image

Been wanting a pair of these for years
by Piemonster
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 250
Views: 11410

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

Cheers Sean, appreciate that

And yes Colin, that would also be appreciated
by Piemonster
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 250
Views: 11410

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

Anyone got splits they wouldn’t mind sharing?
by Piemonster
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jocks road and open shelters
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: Jocks road and open shelters

Cheers for sharing that.

I’ve met a few of the old codgers in the linked blog too.
by Piemonster
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest a backpack
Replies: 17
Views: 423

Re: Suggest a backpack

I use one of these on a regular basis, I know some have strong opinions on not wearing backpacks but I generally forget I’m wearing it. https://www.northernrunner.com/running-bags-c144/running-ruck-sacks-c269/inov8-race-elite-24-black-p3161 The vest style straps don’t work so well for drop bar bikes...
by Piemonster
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9518
Views: 1078921

Re: The post man's been ...

Fairly sure that warrants a photo!
by Piemonster
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29x2.5 all round tyre
Replies: 13
Views: 491

Re: 29x2.5 all round tyre

Any reason not to use an Ardent 2.4?
I think they’ll be what I end up with.

A decent compromise.
by Piemonster
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29x2.5 all round tyre
Replies: 13
Views: 491

Re: 29x2.5 all round tyre

The 2.6 Mezcal is too big I think.

I have a suitable rear ready (Ardent Race 2.35), and am thinking of something with a little bit more bite for the front. Although I may just be underestimating the Mezcal?
by Piemonster
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29x2.5 all round tyre
Replies: 13
Views: 491

Re: 29x2.5 all round tyre

Edited for putting the wrong tyre size down
by Piemonster
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29x2.5 all round tyre
Replies: 13
Views: 491

29x2.5 all round tyre

Is there a current stand out tyre in this size?

I’m thinking Highland estate tracks mostly but with some gloopy bits, some tarmac bits.

2.4 as well if that throws up better choices
by Piemonster
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Handlebar Bell - I know forgive me
Replies: 37
Views: 1408

Re: What Handlebar Bell - I know forgive me

The Crane bells are almost excellent, walkers can heat you a long way off and they even seem able to penetrate the heating of the headphones on and oblivious crowd.

The band is annoying, just a coated wire on mine that’s probably to movement
by Piemonster
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Come back 2x, all is forgiven!
Replies: 39
Views: 1250

Re: Come back 2x, all is forgiven!

Having gone from 3x to 1x to 2x I’m now back on 1x It’s not actually because I think 1x is better, I just prefer it when in use. Gravel bike went from 2x to 1x Full suspension went from 2x to 1x Was chatting with Scotroutes about this on Saturday, he doesn’t get 1x and I don’t get 2x. The important ...
by Piemonster
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Toobless ... Jeebuz H C
Replies: 30
Views: 1152

Re: Toobless ... Jeebuz H C

WTB Rangers to go up on the WTB ST rims
I will never, ever, try and fit any WTB tubeless tyres to any WTB rims again for the rest of my days.

They can go **** themselves :lol:
by Piemonster
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?
Replies: 42
Views: 1823

Re: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?

Having adjusted my TRPs yet again today I’m definitely ditching mechanicals.

That sounds like a close call Jurassic! Just skid marks on the road hopefully!
by Piemonster
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?
Replies: 42
Views: 1823

Re: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?

Do you still have your BB7s?

The adjustment on those is by hand isn’t it?
by Piemonster
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?
Replies: 42
Views: 1823

Re: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?

I am already running a GRX rear derailleur and have been very impressed.

Although that was coming from a 105 mech on a road link.

So long as it costs less than what I was paying ScotRail each month it’s affordable.
by Piemonster
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?
Replies: 42
Views: 1823

What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?

Morning, Bit of a first world problem as I have a fully functioning set of brakes, but I’m looking to eliminate as much faff as possible from my winter training and the all too frequent adjustments on my #GW brakes is one of those items of faff. The daily time slot I have for getting out on the bike...
by Piemonster
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 806
Views: 64962

Re: What you done t' your bike today

I fitted a rear mech that doesn’t fit