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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Gregsie » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:29 pm

Shimano GRX sub-compact 46-30 chainset for my gravel iron. Hopefully will reduce the amount of pushing when it's on bikepacking duties.
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by FLV » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:16 pm

Gregsie wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:29 pm
Shimano GRX sub-compact 46-30 chainset for my gravel iron. Hopefully will reduce the amount of pushing when it's on bikepacking duties.
what bike is it?
ta

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by johnnystorm » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:48 am

Moff wrote:
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New stove, was hoping it'd be a bit more compact!

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......tree's have 240V outlet's right?
Just plug it into this:


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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by slarge » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:02 am

Some proper tubeless rim tape so I can have yet another go at making the CX tyres seal.

It's become a battle of wills. I shall not be beaten by the Riddlers!

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by middleagedmadness » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:50 am

A gravel king SK to replace the worn out riddler

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by redefined_cycles » Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:27 pm

and dropped my Xfusion Boost Sweep HLR forks. Off fleabay and came at a good price but on inspection of the stanchions, there's a 1mm nick half way down one of the legs :sad:

Have emailed the seller as I'm sure its (probably) an honest mistake :???: ... Were described as 'stantions are in perfect condition' so you'd have thought he'd have had the decency to give em a proper wipe to confirm what he's stating ...

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by redefined_cycles » Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:43 pm

redefined_cycles wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:27 pm
and dropped my Xfusion Boost Sweep HLR forks. Off fleabay and came at a good price but on inspection of the stanchions, there's a 1mm nick half way down one of the legs :sad:

Have emailed the seller as I'm sure its (probably) an honest mistake :???: ... Were described as 'stantions are in perfect condition' so you'd have thought he'd have had the decency to give em a proper wipe to confirm what he's stating ...
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Just showed the missus -as I simulataneuosly confessed I'd bought em and she commented as to 'so thats why your broke' - who telled me I'm being unreasonable. Tried to explain the 'seals, smooth stantions, oil leakage etc etc but gave up after 20 seconds.

I'm not being unreasonable am I (£200 were the forks and they do feel buttery smooth... and are rated highly with all metal internals and an rrp of around £600) :???:

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by composite » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:58 pm

redefined_cycles wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:43 pm
I'm not being unreasonable am I (£200 were the forks and they do feel buttery smooth... and are rated highly with all metal internals and an rrp of around £600) :???:
It doesn't matter what you paid for them if the description isn't accurate then you have every right to question it. I would do the same, contact the seller and take it from there.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by slarge » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:49 pm

I kind of agree with you, but if they were a bargain and similar forks go for thhe same or more, what will you gain by raising a dispute / returning them? They'll work fine - is the stanchion part of the air seal (most are not)?

If you like them, they work ok, and you are happy with the price, fit them and enjoy the ride.

Life's too short to get stressed out over a tiny nick :-bd

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Post by redefined_cycles » Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:32 am

Thanks Slarge and Composite... I didnt know the air seal are seperatr from the seals/stantions.

They do indeed feel good on the push down on the floorboards test :grin:

Have messaged the chap (explaining that I understand it was probs an error but...) and will see what he says. Yeah, if they are gonna last well (and like Slarge says) the nick shouldn't affect the seal over time. Then hopefully fit and forget :smile:

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Gregsie » Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:11 pm

FLV wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:16 pm
Gregsie wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:29 pm
Shimano GRX sub-compact 46-30 chainset for my gravel iron. Hopefully will reduce the amount of pushing when it's on bikepacking duties.
what bike is it?
ta
Cotic Escapade. Got a thing about their bikes.
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by FLV » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:14 pm

Gregsie wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:11 pm
FLV wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:16 pm
Gregsie wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:29 pm
Shimano GRX sub-compact 46-30 chainset for my gravel iron. Hopefully will reduce the amount of pushing when it's on bikepacking duties.
what bike is it?
ta
Cotic Escapade. Got a thing about their bikes.
I take it you like it then?

Im considering one but theres a couple of others on the list too

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Gregsie » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:05 pm

FLV wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:14 pm
Gregsie wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:11 pm
FLV wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:16 pm
Gregsie wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:29 pm
Shimano GRX sub-compact 46-30 chainset for my gravel iron. Hopefully will reduce the amount of pushing when it's on bikepacking duties.
what bike is it?
ta
Cotic Escapade. Got a thing about their bikes.
I take it you like it then?

Im considering one but theres a couple of others on the list too
Yeah, I love it. Was a pressie to myself for my 50th a couple of years ago.

Looked at various other alternatives but settled on the Escapade due to Cotic's MTB background.

Also Cotic are only based only a few miles from where I live so are my local brand.

Bought it mainly because I ride a fair bit of gravel but did the Transcambrian on it last month. Also got a Bfe which is great fun too.
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by htrider » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:52 pm

Rock shox dropper post....
Been fancying a dropper for the fat bike as I was getting fed up of swapping the one on the Jones across. Looked at Thompsons but all the SH ones were either gubbed or dear or both and new ones just too eye-watering. Anyway CRC were doing the RS ones for £145 with an extra tenner off so I figured it would be worth a punt....

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:03 am

A lovely stainless bike for the workshop door - thank you David.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by slarge » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:37 pm

That's rather nice that is Stu!!

I just received a pair of wheels - Carbonal rims, CX ray spokes and Bitex boost hubs. 1370g of loveliness from Spokesman wheels who's done a few sets for me over the years. They'll be going on the Epic, which I am steadily upgrading to silly spec....

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Asposium » Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:27 am

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:03 am
A lovely stainless bike for the workshop door - thank you David.

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:-bd

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Bish » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:21 am

And brought me some goodies.
Ritchey kyote bars
Ritchey stem
Wolf tooth grips
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Just off to the garage to fit them.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by TheBrownDog » Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:11 am

Interested in your impressions of the Fat Paw grips. I've got hands like t-bone steaks and they could be just the thaaaang for my trail bike.
I'm just stepping outside ...

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Bish » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:27 am

TheBrownDog wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:11 am
Interested in your impressions of the Fat Paw grips. I've got hands like t-bone steaks and they could be just the thaaaang for my trail bike.
Only had a short ride so far but first impressions are good. They're big very big, they make the ESI chunky grips I usually use feel small, I wear XL/XXL glovesfor some scale. They're on par with ESI for comfort, and a damn site easier to fit. Only time will tell but I think I've found my new favourite grip,

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Tonto » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:31 am

An ergon SM saddle. Continuing my search for buttock nirvana.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Tonto » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:37 pm

One ride later and it will be going on the classifieds. The search continues...

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by htrider » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:49 pm

Tonto wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:37 pm
One ride later and it will be going on the classifieds. The search continues...
I had a similar experience. Have you tried WTB speeds?

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Tonto » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:03 am

Will try one next. I remember having a wtb saddle years ago, I think it was passing comfortable.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by boxelder » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:31 pm

@Tonto - may be interested in the Ergon saddle. If you're selling, could you PM me the details please.

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