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by Andy B
Mon Dec 05, 2016 08:20 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Guy Martin is at it again!
Replies: 73
Views: 5716

Re: Guy Martin is at it again!

It's on road for this one & yeah it's pretty nuts doing it midwinter. Nowt like a proper challenge!
by Andy B
Mon Dec 05, 2016 08:05 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Guy Martin is at it again!
Replies: 73
Views: 5716

Guy Martin is at it again!

Guy Martin is attempting to break a record that has stood since 1984 by cycling 4800 miles around the coast of Britain in just 20 days, getting up at three o'clock each morning to ride 240 miles a day & aiming to be home in time for Christmas Channel4 will be airing the programme at 9pm 29th Dec...
by Andy B
Thu Jul 14, 2016 06:56 am
Forum: Cross-Country and Enduro
Topic: Tour Divide
Replies: 8
Views: 825

Re: Tour Divide

For more info on guy's bike check out the shop who built it's Facebook, Louth cycle centre

They will be posting more details on the build from the concept to the final push to get the bike ready for guy's departure

They also have the bike on display in store along with guy's rourke speed record bike
by Andy B
Thu Oct 18, 2012 19:37 pm
Forum: Your Mountain Bikes
Topic: 2012 Dave Yates 853 Custom Build
Replies: 24
Views: 6961

Re: 2012 Dave Yates 853 Custom Build

A basic custom 853 frame from Dave costs ~£1100 Mine has custom drop outs, fully billet brazed BB shell (lugged is std cost) & custom paintwork, all of which was at extra cost From initial meeting to delivery was around 13 weeks I had a fair bit of involvement with the frame design aided by Dave...
by Andy B
Mon Oct 15, 2012 21:07 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Helitape pulled the paint off my carbon 456 top tube!
Replies: 33
Views: 2565

Re: Helitape pulled the paint off my carbon 456 top tube!

Did you heat up the tape to remove it?
by Andy B
Mon Oct 15, 2012 07:37 am
Forum: Your Mountain Bikes
Topic: 2012 Dave Yates 853 Custom Build
Replies: 24
Views: 6961

Re: 2012 Dave Yates 853 Custom Build

That looks even better dirty! What head angle is that, it looks pretty tight which makes it all look even more retro I think. Nice though, really nice. hehe, yeah dirty or clean I'm dead chuffed with it From the build spec list head angle 68.5° Seat angle 70 I got my angle app on the phone to check...
by Andy B
Sun Oct 14, 2012 20:23 pm
Forum: Your Mountain Bikes
Topic: 2012 Dave Yates 853 Custom Build
Replies: 24
Views: 6961

Re: 2012 Dave Yates 853 Custom Build

A couple of dirty pics of the Yates... In action http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8043/8087564570_758cdfb5d0_c.jpg Yates Peaks Air by Andy B72 , on Flickr Dirty girl http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8465/8087572636_5789ce6a48_b.jpg dirty yates2 by Andy B72 , on Flickr Dirty girl close up http://farm9.stat...
by Andy B
Sun Aug 19, 2012 18:38 pm
Forum: Your Mountain Bikes
Topic: 2012 Dave Yates 853 Custom Build
Replies: 24
Views: 6961

Re: 2012 Dave Yates 853 Custom Build

Veeery cool, Hope you have a nice beard to go with it hehe. How do you find the tyres?(if you've had chance to test them) Thinking about some skinwalls for my Rock Lobster! cheers! Yeah i have a goatee, not going full beard as it's not blinglespeed! Tyres are good in dry and damp conditions, as you...
by Andy B
Fri Aug 17, 2012 22:29 pm
Forum: Your Mountain Bikes
Topic: 2012 Dave Yates 853 Custom Build
Replies: 24
Views: 6961

Re: 2012 Dave Yates 853 Custom Build

Being old school and a steel frame fan this bike ticks every box for me. I really like it. I would like to know how you got to deciding on a 70 deg seat tube angle? Have you got long legs or thigh bones or something? Reason I am interested is I have been weighing up whether to save up for a custom ...
by Andy B
Fri Aug 03, 2012 21:04 pm
Forum: Your Mountain Bikes
Topic: 2012 Dave Yates 853 Custom Build
Replies: 24
Views: 6961

Re: 2012 Dave Yates 853 Custom Build

Just swapped out the regular tubes for lighter weight ones & reweighed it in at 24.75lbs Cheers for all the comments :) Very old skool looking ride, like someone above said i didnt even realise DY was still going after all these years. We'll be seeing Overyburys next... :D You never know! I stil...
by Andy B
Sat Jul 28, 2012 19:36 pm
Forum: Your Mountain Bikes
Topic: 2012 Dave Yates 853 Custom Build
Replies: 24
Views: 6961

Re: 2012 Dave Yates 853 Custom Build

Yeah he's still at it, great bloke he is too, a right character!

1st post updated with spec list ;)
by Andy B
Sat Jul 28, 2012 00:28 am
Forum: Your Mountain Bikes
Topic: 2012 Dave Yates 853 Custom Build
Replies: 24
Views: 6961

Re: 2012 Dave Yates 853 Custom Build

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8166/7657687942_2d07da6f1b_b.jpg P1030237 by Andy B72 , on Flickr http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8290/7657683584_3ac0b429f9_b.jpg P1030231 by Andy B72 , on Flickr http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7110/7657695712_de56fdb2f6_b.jpg P1030240 by Andy B72 , on Flickr
by Andy B
Sat Jul 28, 2012 00:28 am
Forum: Your Mountain Bikes
Topic: 2012 Dave Yates 853 Custom Build
Replies: 24
Views: 6961

2012 Dave Yates 853 Custom Build

2012 Custom fully fillet brazed 853 Dave Yates I wanted the frame to be as clean looking as possible & the theme for the build was as much UK made or at least stuff from UK companies PS Yes I do know the brake hoses are a tad long, that's on the list of fettling! PPS Yes I know I could have gone...
by Andy B
Mon Jun 11, 2012 20:18 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: how are these non-named brands beating named brand specs
Replies: 27
Views: 791

Re: how are these non-named brands beating named brand specs

Some brands don't sponsor race teams

Some brands don't have a UK middleman taking their cut

Some brands don't spend a fortune on advertising

Some brands don't over stock, sometimes causing storage costs to be passed down the chain to customers
by Andy B
Wed May 09, 2012 23:29 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: 2x9speed set up, can I use a 10spd front mech?
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: 2x9speed set up, can I use a 10spd front mech?

I'll give it a go then & report back in about 10 weeks when my new frame arrives

If it doesn't work I'll stick the mech on my 30spd Cube Sting, a rather nice upgrade from the SLX on there at the mo
by Andy B
Wed May 09, 2012 23:23 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: 2x9speed set up, can I use a 10spd front mech?
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: 2x9speed set up, can I use a 10spd front mech?

Bugger!

In what way would it not be ideal?

Less than optimal shifting?

Or just plain won't work?
by Andy B
Wed May 09, 2012 23:17 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: 2x9speed set up, can I use a 10spd front mech?
Replies: 7
Views: 282

2x9speed set up, can I use a 10spd front mech?

I have looked in the FAQ, but this one isn't covered & I've not seen any info on this particular set up I want to run a 2x9 speed set up 26/39t chainrings X0 3x9 speed shifters I can get a XTR 10 speed front mech on the cheap & would like to use it if I could Will there be any issues using a...
by Andy B
Thu May 03, 2012 20:08 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: First service and warranty
Replies: 18
Views: 790

Re: First service and warranty

We do our customers 1st free service within a working day Bring the bike in to us in the morning and you'll have it back in the afternoon Sometimes if a customer is from another town we'll do the service whilst they grab a coffee from one of the coffee shops in town (our coffee is proper workshop gr...
by Andy B
Sat Apr 28, 2012 21:01 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Best fork around £300
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: Best fork around £300

Rockshox Reba or Revelation
by Andy B
Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Leisure Lakes Trade In Facility
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Re: Leisure Lakes Trade In Facility

When we do trade in's at our shop the value varies depending on which bike you're looking at buying. If it's an already discounted bike the trade in value will be lower Also varies depending on how you are paying, cash or card is good, 0% finance is a lower value as the shop pays the interest for th...

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