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Re: Bike recommendations to replace my full susser

10 December 2014 - 3:08pm
Have a look at Whyte as these are made for UK mountain biking conditions and look to me well thought out and well sorted bikes!

Re: 29er tyre choice

10 December 2014 - 3:06pm
Have been seriously impressed with the Schwalbe Ice Spiker in 26ins and have seen the same tyre for 29 ins. Think if you fit one you will be impressed. A wee bit of advice ride these tyres on the road for a while to let the studs settle or they will come out. One of the best MTB around and if you can go for the PRO version as it's even better though not cheap!!!

Re: Should I just stick with 26" wheels?

10 December 2014 - 3:03pm
Personally like my Halo Combat wheels on my Land Rover mountain bike. According to the Cycle mag bike shops are now selling 650B, 27.5 and 29 ins so the 26ins size will eventually be phased out so tyre choice could become limited.

Re: 26" Wheels on a 29er. Daft idea?

10 December 2014 - 2:59pm
As long as it has disc brakes no problems as hubs tend to be universal. The downside is the length of your pedal cranks. Personally like the Halo Combat wheels from billys.co.uk in 26 ins [559] rim size.

Re: Advise for aftermarket Hayes brake pads

10 December 2014 - 2:57pm
Have been using pads from discobrakes.com for seven years now with no problem. At that time could not find a stockist for Tektro IO brakes and cannot fault them.

Re: Lesser known hazards for off-road cyclists

10 December 2014 - 2:53pm
My worse memory was for a nature break and right next to me was an open metal man trap the size of a dustbin lid! Thankfully that was in the early 'eighties.

Re: Tyres for Road/Off Road

10 December 2014 - 2:49pm
Reckon the Schwalbe Marathon Plus MTB should do the trick as it's an all terrain pattern and should never puncture during your holiday avoiding the problem of road side repair or even spoiling your holiday. Hope you have a nice enjoyable time!

Re: Moving up from 32 tires to 38/42 - how much of a differe

10 December 2014 - 2:46pm
Try fitting the new Schwalbe Winter not the Marathon version. This will work happily on the road and the winter tread will give you that extra traction. Somewhere between a standard hybrid tyre and a full winter. Have done this with the now discontinued Schwalbe Snow Stud and find it works well on rough muddy broken estate roads within castle grounds.

So what you been up to in 2014

7 December 2014 - 11:36pm
Well its getting towards the end of another year so put a video together... So guys and gals lets see your adventures as want tips for next year Not all cycling so be warned https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8TiyBtE0ks

Re: Klunkerz film

7 December 2014 - 6:19am
Just finished watching it and loved every minute of it.

Wreckermended ; )

First experience on singletrack

20 November 2014 - 6:41pm
I went for a ride in Dorset and had my first experience of singletrack. I fell - spectacularly - at the feet of the Cerne Abbas Giant.
http://www.farawayvisions.com/cerne-abbas-giant-dorset/

Re: Klunkerz film

19 November 2014 - 8:37pm
KlunkerBill wrote:I'm glad some folks 'out there' enjoyed it. If you want an actual copy, and some other Klunkerz goodies, just hit me up on the Klunkerz website.
Ride on,
Billy Savage
writer/producer/director
KLUNKERZ

Hey Billy!

'Liked it'?.... I loved it

As I said in the original post- I'm not a mountain biker but was totally into it.
It really captures a mood, a culture, the fun, and that 'do it yourself' attitude.

Great stuff!

It would be great film to get to a wider audience. It is quite hard to get hold of here in the UK, and I think your site is the only way to get a copy? Could you get a deal to distribute via Amazon or some such?


Best wishes

Re: Fatbike weekend in Newbrough

19 November 2014 - 7:56pm
Heltor Chasca wrote:I don't think you are alone.

The owner of one of the local bike shops I use says he has had more interest in his fat bikes than any of his road stock for a while now. I could do with one in our muddy fields...hc


Yeah they are addicting I think its the fun factor of being able to go over pretty much anything...Should def get one for your fields lol

Re: Fatbike weekend in Newbrough

18 November 2014 - 9:17pm
I don't think you are alone.

The owner of one of the local bike shops I use says he has had more interest in his fat bikes than any of his road stock for a while now. I could do with one in our muddy fields...hc

Re: Fatbike weekend in Newbrough

18 November 2014 - 7:07pm
Thanks was amazing fun...Kind of feel I am neglecting my other bikes now though lol

Re: Fatbike weekend in Newbrough

18 November 2014 - 12:17am
ansell007 wrote:Me and fellow fatbikers spent the the weekend in Newbrough and was blessed with amazing weather for November..






FIFY

Re: Fatbike weekend in Newbrough

17 November 2014 - 9:06pm
Phat! Looks like you all had fun. Thanks for sharing...hc

Fatbike weekend in Newbrough

17 November 2014 - 7:26pm
Me and fellow fatbikers spent the the weekend in Newbrough and was blessed with amazing weather for November..[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epuf-d3Ydjg[/youtube]

Re: Klunkerz film

16 November 2014 - 7:14pm
I'm glad some folks 'out there' enjoyed it. If you want an actual copy, and some other Klunkerz goodies, just hit me up on the Klunkerz website.
Ride on,
Billy Savage
writer/producer/director
KLUNKERZ

Re: New Geoff Apps prototype

11 November 2014 - 12:47pm
firedfromthecircus wrote:I own an original Aventura and have ridden Geoffs Aventura TT.
There is a lot of merit to Geoffs design philosophy IMHO and a modern production Cleland would be a great bike for a lot of people. Probably not as cool as the latest 6" all mountain carbon extravaganza, but most folk past 35 should realise a dry [rude word removed] is cooler than looking cool!

Ace! How are the bikes?

It's funny how essentially no-one bought a Cleland since it looks weird, has unusual geometry and design choices and is unfashionable.

But then many people have bought a Jones bike. Ok, it looks weird, has unusual geometry and design choices, but it's fashionable!

If the new Landseer could be made from titanium he could sell a few of those at astronomical prices as a halo product, then sell the cheaper steel (or aluminium?) version for the rest of us.

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