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by MattBlackBigBoysBMX
Thu Apr 25, 2013 22:32 pm
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: SPD's VS Flat's
Replies: 54
Views: 3790

Re: SPD's VS Flat's

njee20 wrote:
The number of grammar fails on this thread makes me sad.


Hello, kettle?
I have pot on the telephone for you...
by MattBlackBigBoysBMX
Tue Apr 23, 2013 18:02 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Step away from the bike and put the degreaser down
Replies: 37
Views: 1568

Re: Step away from the bike and put the degreaser down

stubs wrote: I have been riding for 40 + years and never once have I needed to degrease anything other than a chain.


So how do you get the dirty old grease off your bearings when you service them? :idea:
by MattBlackBigBoysBMX
Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Estate cars that can fit in two bikes?
Replies: 42
Views: 9812

Re: Estate cars that can fit in two bikes?

Not so, having consensual relations with a family member also qualifies you for ownership.
by MattBlackBigBoysBMX
Thu Apr 04, 2013 13:32 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Estate cars that can fit in two bikes?
Replies: 42
Views: 9812

Re: Estate cars that can fit in two bikes?

So it seems you need a practical vehicle, yet want a performance vehicle.
Unfortunately you have a TT, so tick neither box. What you need is this:

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by MattBlackBigBoysBMX
Wed Apr 03, 2013 09:23 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Stripped Post Mount threads!
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Stripped Post Mount threads!

As a general rule of thumb, use a depth of 1.5xbolt diameter minimum.

Eg: standard M4 x 0.7 would need 4 x 1.5 = 6mm insertion, or (6/0.7 =) 8.5 turns, but that's playing safe.
Under tension a bolt won't do anything beyond around 6 turns.
:)
by MattBlackBigBoysBMX
Sat Mar 30, 2013 19:06 pm
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: Hey, noob here :)
Replies: 13
Views: 807

Re: Hey, noob here :)

Good age to get back into riding; you shouldn't have got fat yet. :lol:
Welcome. :)
by MattBlackBigBoysBMX
Sat Mar 30, 2013 16:57 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Cables rubbing on frame
Replies: 14
Views: 945

Re: Cables rubbing on frame

£14 buys a lot of sellotape...
by MattBlackBigBoysBMX
Sat Mar 30, 2013 13:14 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Cables rubbing on frame
Replies: 14
Views: 945

Re: Cables rubbing on frame

I use the clear excess bit of of a sheet of MBUK stickers, because I'm tight.
by MattBlackBigBoysBMX
Sat Mar 30, 2013 13:11 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Hydraulic brake question
Replies: 12
Views: 655

Re: Hydraulic brake question

The engineering term is "spongey".
by MattBlackBigBoysBMX
Wed Mar 13, 2013 13:38 pm
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: First proper bike - should there be user guides / manuals
Replies: 14
Views: 1806

Re: First proper bike - should there be user guides / manual

Yes there should be, but they are always generic and totally useless as a rule. Halfords should have given you a fist full of booklets when you collected the bike. For all your questions, best bet is to post here, or see parktools.com or sheldonbrown.com ^-^ spot on advice. Every bike I've owned I ...
by MattBlackBigBoysBMX
Sat Mar 09, 2013 21:09 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Help me decide, full suss or hardtail
Replies: 71
Views: 2101

Re: Help me decide, full suss or hardtail

What annoys me more is people making the assumption It's not an assumption, you can see the effect for yourself in every MTB forum. :idea: If anything marketing has an even bigger effect on such people if it hacks you off that much. Doesn't hack me off, and having a 13yr old bike it obviously doesn...
by MattBlackBigBoysBMX
Sat Mar 09, 2013 19:42 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Help me decide, full suss or hardtail
Replies: 71
Views: 2101

Re: Help me decide, full suss or hardtail

You were the one who said any bike can be ridden anywhere To continue your analogy, I'm not saying that you should use a Formula 1 car for nipping to the shops, or that you should use a G-Wiz for racing around Silverstone, but you could use a McLaren F1 for the trip to Waitrose, and a Nissan Micra ...
by MattBlackBigBoysBMX
Sat Mar 09, 2013 17:15 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Help me decide, full suss or hardtail
Replies: 71
Views: 2101

Re: Help me decide, full suss or hardtail

An xc race bike will not make it down a proper DH course in one piece, likewise a DH bike will be absolutely no fun whatsoever on an xc race course, it's your point that's crap... My (13yr old) 100mm XC hardtail has been down plenty of downhill tracks. Maybe it's you that's crap. :P Try taking what...
by MattBlackBigBoysBMX
Sat Mar 09, 2013 15:53 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Help me decide, full suss or hardtail
Replies: 71
Views: 2101

Re: Help me decide, full suss or hardtail

I'd go for the Radon as it sounds like you're already sold on the idea. :lol: All this crap about a particular type of bike being unsuitable for a particular type of riding is just that; crap. Obviously some bikes are more suitable for certain terrain than others, but doesn't mean you can't have fun...
by MattBlackBigBoysBMX
Tue Sep 11, 2012 18:26 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: T-handle allen key set
Replies: 24
Views: 2927

Re: T-handle allen key set

Always used to use Bondhus Gorilla allen keys at work. Very cheap, very good quality and free replacements if you break them (though you'd have to be doing something fairly silly to achieve that).
by MattBlackBigBoysBMX
Mon Aug 08, 2011 14:02 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Can't undo (V) brake bolt without unscrewing boss/stud.
Replies: 5
Views: 845

The flat was fully covered by the brake. Was as I just went to take it off and the bolt came free this time. :D
Cheers for your help, I'll Loctite the stud back in and give everything a good clean.

(Loctite thread-lock, not superglue if anyone was wondering!)
by MattBlackBigBoysBMX
Mon Aug 08, 2011 13:47 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Can't undo (V) brake bolt without unscrewing boss/stud.
Replies: 5
Views: 845

There is no flat on the thread of the studs. :lol:
I'll have a look to see if there is enough meat to machine a flat on the threads.
by MattBlackBigBoysBMX
Mon Aug 08, 2011 13:29 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Can't undo (V) brake bolt without unscrewing boss/stud.
Replies: 5
Views: 845

Can't undo (V) brake bolt without unscrewing boss/stud.

Hopefully the title makes sense, my friend's old Tektro V brakes weren't centering so I thought I'd take them apart, clean them up and sort them out. Unfortunately, they obviously haven't been touched in a while as trying to unscrew the V brake results in the stud/boss on the fork (Marzocchi) unscre...
by MattBlackBigBoysBMX
Mon Feb 23, 2009 01:07 am
Forum: Campaign
Topic: Inconsiderate roadies in the Forest Of Dean today!
Replies: 17
Views: 4657

I get sick of telling non-cyclists it's not against the rules of the road for cyclists to ride two abrest. :? Not quite. ride in single file on narrow or busy roads and when riding round bends * Not that I can remember ever being unduly held up by cyclists when I've been driving. Horses god yes, bu...
by MattBlackBigBoysBMX
Fri Feb 13, 2009 01:53 am
Forum: Campaign
Topic: Drunk in charge of a bicycle?
Replies: 21
Views: 32441

Lord knows what the actual legislation is but driving licences can be revoked for non-motoring offences. I would not be surprised if, like much modern legislation, it is written so openly that technically it (the above circumstance) would be possible.

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