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by ChrisS
Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sketchy brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 609

Re: Sketchy brakes

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 7:04 pm
160mm rear, 180mm front.
I was hoping you were going to say 160mm front and back. Could be the dreaded Shimano micro-leak ... are the noisy at all?
Generally pretty quiet unless it's wet.
by ChrisS
Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sketchy brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 609

Re: Sketchy brakes

sean_iow wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:45 pm
I had tried them all in the calipers. The HT550 is not the place to find out they were made wrong or in the wrong packet and don't fit.

Look on the bright side, I've got Hope brakes, so new pads+ 2 spare sets cost £120 :o
Ouch!
by ChrisS
Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sketchy brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 609

Re: Sketchy brakes

sean_iow wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:08 pm
Don't forget that if it's wet you'll want to carry 2 spare sets (4 pairs of pads) so if you buy new brakes you'll need to factor that into the cost.
As I’ve been finding out, this ultra racing lark is an expensive business!

I bet your spare pads were all broken in just right too :ugeek:
by ChrisS
Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sketchy brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 609

Re: Sketchy brakes

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 5:27 pm
What size rotors have you got fitted?
160mm rear, 180mm front.
by ChrisS
Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sketchy brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 609

Sketchy brakes

I've been updating various bits on my hardtail ahead of the Highland Trail group start in May. It's just got a new chain, cassette and shifter and I've got new tyres to put on in a couple of weeks. BB and mech are fairly new anyhow and the bike's just had a full service and a clean bill of health. T...
by ChrisS
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Has anyone actually managed to buy a bike this year?
Replies: 33
Views: 1071

Re: Has anyone actually managed to buy a bike this year?

Yup, managed to get a Merida Big Trail in January. Was considering it or a Vitus Sentier which was showing in stock (after a stock alert) on CRC. Called my local shop and they had Meridas coming in the following day - must have been fate! Sure enough they turned up and I'm now the very happy owner ...
by ChrisS
Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Has anyone actually managed to buy a bike this year?
Replies: 33
Views: 1071

Re: Has anyone actually managed to buy a bike this year?

redefined_cycles wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:41 am
*sorry. That's just the frame :smile:
From what I've heard, you're very lucky to get hold of a Santa Cruz frame... out of my budget anyhow!
by ChrisS
Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Has anyone actually managed to buy a bike this year?
Replies: 33
Views: 1071

Re: Has anyone actually managed to buy a bike this year?

If you can't be bothered with ringing about then CRC are pretty good with their updates on stock. You do have to be very quick and not hesitate. They put a few up and they are often gone within half an hour! Thanks, I think technically I could cancel my Ribble order and use the C2W voucher elsewher...
by ChrisS
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Has anyone actually managed to buy a bike this year?
Replies: 33
Views: 1071

Re: Has anyone actually managed to buy a bike this year?

Fingers crossed a big box from Sonder arrives early June. I ordered it a week ago, glad I didn't ponder it much longer as the order books won't open again until November apparently... :o I was going to order a Camino at the beginning of the year, but at that stage they were saying November for the ...
by ChrisS
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Has anyone actually managed to buy a bike this year?
Replies: 33
Views: 1071

Re: Has anyone actually managed to buy a bike this year?

ton wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:40 pm
me, i did.

from Keep pedalling.




Tony Ti 2.jpg
Nice :-bd
by ChrisS
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Has anyone actually managed to buy a bike this year?
Replies: 33
Views: 1071

Re: Has anyone actually managed to buy a bike this year?

FLV wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:07 am
Yes, but I don't like it.

If I can get around to cleaning it, I'll sell it. But there's nowt available to swap it for anyway. :lol:
If it’s a large gravel bike, I might be interested. Would you take a Cycle to Work voucher? :lol:
by ChrisS
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Has anyone actually managed to buy a bike this year?
Replies: 33
Views: 1071

Has anyone actually managed to buy a bike this year?

Ordered one in January, was supposed to be arriving in April. The delivery date was even brought forward at one stage, but now it’ll be midsummer ‘at the earliest’. Doesn’t sound too hopeful. Meanwhile, I’m paying Cycle to Work for several months without even a sniff of a new bike. It might even be ...
by ChrisS
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Scotland 26th April - Bikepacking?
Replies: 16
Views: 705

Re: Scotland 26th April - Bikepacking?

What is snow like on the HT550? My friend was lead to believe there is still snow on some of the passes. And only two weeks until we start. The top of Corrieairyack pass has some snow lying across the top and on the northern side - just means you've got to walk the first few hundred metres down. No...
by ChrisS
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: For Sale: Fat Roo, bottle spacemaker, fork mount
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: For Sale: Fat Roo, bottle spacemaker, fork mount

Spacemaker sold.

Two Fish mount still available.
by ChrisS
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: For Sale: Fat Roo, bottle spacemaker, fork mount
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: For Sale: Fat Roo, bottle spacemaker, fork mount

ledburner wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:46 am
I'm intesterested in the spacemaker.
is it still available..
Yes it is! PM me if you’d like it or want to see pics.
by ChrisS
Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: For Sale: Fat Roo, bottle spacemaker, fork mount
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: For Sale: Fat Roo, bottle spacemaker, fork mount

mskinner wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:42 pm
Can I take the fat roo please

Cheers matt
Yep, will PM you.
by ChrisS
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: For Sale: Fat Roo, bottle spacemaker, fork mount
Replies: 7
Views: 406

For Sale: Fat Roo, bottle spacemaker, fork mount

A few bits for sale... 76 Projects Water Bottle Spacemaker https://www.76projects.com/shop/water-bottle-space-saver Fitted to the bike once but I took it off straight away when I realised the bottle still going to be too high. Essentially brand new. £9 posted Two Fish Quick Cage Adapter https://www....
by ChrisS
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cycling Apparel Brands - uni project research
Replies: 103
Views: 1979

Re: Cycling Apparel Brands - uni project research

I did this on the premise that it is for academic research but it smelled a bit of market research instead. I always think it is polite at the end to tell the user why the data helps and how it will be used. Jesus we're a moany bunch around here ;-) Have to say that every academic survey I've fille...
by ChrisS
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cycling Apparel Brands - uni project research
Replies: 103
Views: 1979

Re: Cycling Apparel Brands - uni project research

I did this on the premise that it is for academic research but it smelled a bit of market research instead. I always think it is polite at the end to tell the user why the data helps and how it will be used. Jesus we're a moany bunch around here ;-) Have to say that every academic survey I've fille...
by ChrisS
Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Custom dry bags?
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: Custom dry bags?

It's the 2.92oz hybrid DCF with a face fabric Reg so I'm hoping it's durable. Not had it out yet so I'll report back! Only thing I didn't like is he uses a velcro end for the dry bag which I'm not convinced with, but it's custom so you can ask for what you want! Communication and workmanship are go...
by ChrisS
Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Custom dry bags?
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: Custom dry bags?

Dean wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:34 pm
https://www.instagram.com/wildskygear/ or
https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/wildskygear

Custom made me a bag for my Sawyer water filter which I received in four days.
Now that looks nice stuff, thanks!
by ChrisS
Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Custom dry bags?
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: Custom dry bags?

RIP wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:32 pm
They made me two custom 10L drybags out of LS07 a while ago, so worth asking.
That’s good to know, I’ll definitely drop Alpkit a line about it the. :-bd
by ChrisS
Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Custom dry bags?
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Custom dry bags?

The Alpkit 8l Airlock Xtra is very close to my ideal dry bag for mounting in a bar harness. I like the shape, the fact it’s not double-ended, and the tabs to thread the straps through. If only it was about 5cm taller... basically a 9l bag would nail it. I don’t think this is something Alpkit would c...
by ChrisS
Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9858
Views: 1176867

Re: The post man's been ...

redefined_cycles wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:10 pm


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Also from Chris up in Scitland some beautiful new grips to go on the Ramin hopefully...

Glad the grips got there ok!