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by Steve-XcT
Tue Sep 25, 2018 06:19 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: 16" Knobblies
Replies: 6
Views: 2837

Re: 16" Knobblies

Vee are supposedly bringing out a full range of kids sizes...from the brief clip it seemed to go down to 16".
by Steve-XcT
Fri Jun 15, 2018 07:32 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: 24 inch bike for 8 year old?
Replies: 18
Views: 5076

Re: 24 inch bike for 8 year old?

Dont mind 2nd hand bikes at all aslong as they are in good condition post links of you can tho please cant seem to find them on Facebook I'll try and put some links. Lots of the kids groups are members only but the bike itself is probably advertised elsewhere. Well thats thrown a spanner into the w...
by Steve-XcT
Thu Jun 07, 2018 09:56 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: 24 inch bike for 8 year old?
Replies: 18
Views: 5076

Re: 24 inch bike for 8 year old?

I dont mind spending the money on summat decent because we have a younger daughter aswell so it will get plenty of use over the years just didnt want to spend good money on somethings thats not overly good. I liked the marin hawkhill jr but thats probs way to overkill for a 8 year old It depends wh...
by Steve-XcT
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: 24 inch bike for 8 year old?
Replies: 18
Views: 5076

Re: 24 inch bike for 8 year old?

Well we will be starting to hit the trails reason behind the disks is she has v brakes at the mo and to be honest they really distract her when they start rubbing on the wheel whitch to be honest is all the time plus it gets to me aswell lol When we got a 24 when Jnr was 6 (now 2 yrs ago) my primar...
by Steve-XcT
Fri May 11, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: 20" Bike for my Son
Replies: 13
Views: 3056

Re: 20" Bike for my Son

Stick in a Shimano UN55 BB..... It will be lighter and will outlast the bike.... and <£15 If you can't read the size then you can measure it or pop ingot he LBS and give them some business .. I've got a BB issue - I've measured the bb shell (68), but how do I know what the spindle length should be?...
by Steve-XcT
Thu May 10, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: 20" Bike for my Son
Replies: 13
Views: 3056

Re: 20" Bike for my Son

Stick in a Shimano UN55 BB.....
It will be lighter and will outlast the bike.... and <£15


If you can't read the size then you can measure it or pop ingot he LBS and give them some business ..
by Steve-XcT
Thu May 03, 2018 13:27 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Buying advice, Which 24" wheeled bike for my 8 year old son.
Replies: 8
Views: 5168

Re: Buying advice, Which 24" wheeled bike for my 8 year old son.

For Sherwood Pines it won't matter much ... it's pretty flat and only the park bit (and one very tame dropoff) really benefits from suspension... You can have a blast... but its very flat! On the other hand we stopped there for a week when Jnr was 6 and drove over to the Peaks ... and the suspension...
by Steve-XcT
Thu May 03, 2018 13:12 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: 20" Bike for my Son
Replies: 13
Views: 3056

Re: 20" Bike for my Son

Tough call! TBH the Luna is not worth much... nor less if you do paint it..but you could sell the luna and buy a blast ... yep it's the same but might make the difference? Whatever you buy/spend won't last long either at least in terms of them being big enough to get a 24" ... that's not saying...
by Steve-XcT
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: bike assist options
Replies: 13
Views: 3417

Re: bike assist options

What age are they ? Normal YMMV stuff but until they are 5ish then what is possible in terms of a family ride is quite restricted. From 5ish on though my experience is they can come on incredibly quickly. I only have the one which makes it easier... as I don't have younger brother or sister. What I ...
by Steve-XcT
Tue Feb 13, 2018 14:47 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: bike assist options
Replies: 13
Views: 3417

Re: bike assist options

Some luggage straps seem fine..Ive seen it being used quite a bit. however we always did the push from behind. YMMV ... depending what your hills are like. In my experience the assist part can quickly become Dad (or Mom) doing 100% of the effort.. when most of the time 10% is enough to make the diff...
by Steve-XcT
Wed Jan 31, 2018 18:14 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Does it really make any difference in the real world?
Replies: 11
Views: 2438

Re: Does it really make any difference in the real world?

Well trail riding is a pretty broad category. You can ride trails on a XC or on an Enduro but the experience will be very different. You can also ride fire trails and roads on a XC bike... perhaps not as fast as a gravel/CX bike but it would be closer to those than it would to an Enduro bike... Howe...
by Steve-XcT
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: MTB Skills Coaching
Replies: 3
Views: 1846

Re: MTB Skills Coaching

If you look on British Cycling you can get a list of certified individuals ... I'm not altogether sure how it would works out though with one session vs 2 vs group. I recently did a skills course and had initially thought I would do it with Jnr (8).. but I ended up doing it myself for various reason...
by Steve-XcT
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Wrong crank length on new bike
Replies: 69
Views: 3322

Re: Wrong crank length on new bike

Hi all, thanks for all the input re. crank length . I have decided with much deliberation to send the De Rosa back to Wiggle. Yes I could have kept it and swapped out the chainset ,but why spend £3.5k+ on something that was not right in the first place.I don't mind changing the stem length or the s...
by Steve-XcT
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Interchangeable crankset
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: Interchangeable crankset

Hi, i have a BSA 68mm road frame and i would like to be able to mount interchangeably two cranks: 1. Raceface Cinch 30mm diameter with 130mm spindle (single) 2. A road crankset (double or triple) Would it work if i mount the BSA Cinch bottom bracket (68/73mm) and use the 30mm to 24mm FSA reducer cu...
by Steve-XcT
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Wrong crank length on new bike
Replies: 69
Views: 3322

Re: Wrong crank length on new bike

I can totally tell the difference between 170 and 172.5, and especially for smaller riders/smaller bikes it would be even more important to get right. I'd email wiggle/De Rosa and ask about it or just buy a new 170 crankset and sell the 172.5 on as new. 168cm and I’ve not noticed any great differen...
by Steve-XcT
Tue Dec 26, 2017 22:42 pm
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: Newbie of sorts
Replies: 2
Views: 1175

Re: Newbie of sorts

Hard to say for £300 Bear in mind that a good set of forks is 3x that .. but take look at the Sub £500 Vitus and sub £750 Whyte and then I'd look for a good used one for £300... e.g. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vitus-Nucleus-Vr-275-2016-Medium/263397067623?hash=item3d53b04b67:g:B1gAAOSwFSxaOlbf £3 be...
by Steve-XcT
Fri Dec 22, 2017 08:42 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Cube shimano disc brake sounds like an HGV
Replies: 17
Views: 609

Re: Cube shimano disc brake sounds like an HGV

what is this bedding in process? Get up to 20 ish mph, put brakes on hard until almost at a standstill, accelerate up to 20 again and repeat 10 times. I find that doing the front and back separately (so 20 times in all) works best as its easier to control. Works even better with a water bottle full...
by Steve-XcT
Fri Dec 22, 2017 08:40 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: MP thinks cyclists should get out the way?
Replies: 49
Views: 2307

Re: MP thinks cyclists should get out the way?

1. Looking at the extended quote above, he seems to be saying cyclists have rights, but are responsible for decisions about their personal safety. Why do so many cyclists have a problem with this. because its victim blaming, and the victim he is blaming just died, the roads arent unsafe because cyc...
by Steve-XcT
Fri Dec 22, 2017 08:30 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Tubeless & CO2
Replies: 38
Views: 3581

Re: Tubeless & CO2

Yes, good point. The Al bottles I'm looking at are for water or fuel so no pressure at all. And old fire extinguisher would be ideal. You don't need that much pressure to need a fire extinguisher. I'm just using (when needed) a 1L pop bottle (15p filled with Morrisons cheapest lemonade) I wrapped s...
by Steve-XcT
Wed Dec 20, 2017 16:46 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Cube shimano disc brake sounds like an HGV
Replies: 17
Views: 609

Re: Cube shimano disc brake sounds like an HGV

It's a brand new bike so all original as bought New bike cube agree disc done around 300km, first ride was fine, rides since the brakes make so much noise So you haven't changed pads or rotors? If you're new to disc brakes you probably didn't bed them in... this usually doesn't affect stopping but ...

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