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by The Rookie
Mon May 20, 2019 05:41 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: mud glorious mud
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: mud glorious mud

Most mud that hits your face is flung forward off the top of the tyre and you then ride into it while it’s still airborne, you need quite a big mudguard to stop that and they don’t look good on an MTB.
by The Rookie
Sat May 18, 2019 07:48 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Fixing your wobbly or stiff jockey wheels for £7.50 or less
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Fixing your wobbly or stiff jockey wheels for £7.50 or less

Replaced the cartridge in my daughters XT jockey for £3.99.
by The Rookie
Thu May 16, 2019 07:42 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Deore m525 wheel bearings
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Deore m525 wheel bearings

Many Shimano MTB have 1/4” front as well....they use a 10mm axle turned down to 9mm for the dropouts.
by The Rookie
Thu May 16, 2019 07:41 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Gears jumping about
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Gears jumping about

Usual cause is a worn cassette by a worn chain, replacing the chain often then makes it worse.
by The Rookie
Wed May 15, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Boardman ht pro 2011 can fit 27.5?
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: Boardman ht pro 2011 can fit 27.5?

Most 26” HT frames will take 27.5 wheels and tyres, especially if you go 1x gearing so have no front mech in the way.
by The Rookie
Wed May 15, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Dropper with seat post lever.
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: Dropper with seat post lever.

I got one of the last batch by phoning round and then my local store ordered a transfer. Collected from Coventry, came from Oxford!
by The Rookie
Tue May 14, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Making the mountain bike more for commuting use
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: Making the mountain bike more for commuting use

You are MEANT to sit on the bones of your 4r5e!

For commuting I'd be looking at lowering the bars to reduce aero drag.

What do you feel is wrong with the grips you have now?
by The Rookie
Tue May 14, 2019 06:03 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Opinions on these bikes please
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: Opinions on these bikes please

Google the YouTube video of someone trying to break a carbon Cannondale frame and tell me Al would have survived. A Carbon frame will take much more abuse than Al up to the point it fails, the difference is when it fails it fails more spectacularly, the Al frame in most cases is scrap long before th...
by The Rookie
Mon May 13, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Opinions on these bikes please
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: Opinions on these bikes please

Ignore the Bonzo who clearly doesn't understand that CF is actually more robust than whimpy Al.

Have you considered a Whyte T-130C (review in here https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0127/ ... 1929861735)
by The Rookie
Sun May 12, 2019 06:22 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Dropper with seat post lever.
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: Dropper with seat post lever.

KS Dropzone, KS Exa-form (Wiggle etc.)

XLC Light dropper and XLC dropper (Tredz).

Some Decathlon’s still have the Rockrider, great value at £50 but 31.6mm only.
by The Rookie
Sun May 12, 2019 04:10 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Question about Ride to Work scheme
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: Question about Ride to Work scheme

They are yes, the official government tax break is called ride to work, but then they use cycle to work in the guidance.
by The Rookie
Sat May 11, 2019 09:35 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: m785 xt brake issue/ advice sort
Replies: 34
Views: 804

Re: m785 xt brake issue/ advice sort

I've never found a lack of spares an issue, my 2005 M765's are still working as good as they ever did.

I have Formula's on my main bike, full suite of spares available which is just as well as they are less reliable than the Shimano!
by The Rookie
Sat May 11, 2019 03:02 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Question about Ride to Work scheme
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: Question about Ride to Work scheme

Components don't have a final value, bikes do, they can't gift the bike at the end of the scheme, there are different ways round it but they all (or almost all) involve an extra fee.

In addition yours may have been before HMRC clamped down.
by The Rookie
Fri May 10, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Question about Ride to Work scheme
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: Question about Ride to Work scheme

You have misunderstood it! R2W is a tax efficient hire scheme, its not strictly a purchase, so at the end of the year you have to jump through some hoops to actually buy the bike (to get around tax liabilities) and that costs money (some of the saving), how much depends on the scheme. In addition as...
by The Rookie
Fri May 10, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Fork Refurb
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: Fork Refurb

Forks have service intervals, they shouldn't need refurbing as you put it but servicing. If its not damaged then just get a service, you can also upgrade dampers for a lot less cost than new forks. As an example of what can be done, my forks started as entry level 26" Revelations (similar to a ...
by The Rookie
Fri May 10, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Muddy/intermediate XC tyres
Replies: 13
Views: 490

Re: Muddy/intermediate XC tyres

The old Smart Sam with the diamonds along the centreline or the new one?
The former is rubbish in mud, the latter a bit better but the near continuous centre tread band is not conducive to mud grip. Ron Front, Ralph rear for me also. The Ranger may just about do on the rear to save money!
by The Rookie
Fri May 10, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Question about Ride to Work scheme
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: Question about Ride to Work scheme

From an HMRC viewpoint no. A car allowance is treated by them as salary and subject to tax and NI. Whether your (local gov) employer has an issue I can't say, but no reason UNLESS you have specific caveats on your car allowance (availability for transport for example) that conflict with you riding t...
by The Rookie
Fri May 10, 2019 09:58 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Jamis Dakar A2
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: Jamis Dakar A2

Voodoo Canzo, but only when on offer. At full price it's not as good as the Calibre for the same money and little better than the Jamis for more money (at this Jamis offer price).
by The Rookie
Thu May 09, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: MTB General
Topic: eBay selling paranoia?
Replies: 12
Views: 460

Re: eBay selling paranoia?

If I were shadey and out to nick a bike I'd just win the auction and get the sellers address, not turn up at the agreed time but a few days later (or nights)...... I see no downside to just agreeing for him to come and look in advance unless you decide not to sell at all!
by The Rookie
Thu May 09, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Which 165 mm cranks?
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Which 165 mm cranks?

Only the GX1000 from SRAM is 2x and 165 but its BOOST only

I'm not sure (though think it should be possible) if pressfit GXP can have a new NDS bearing to make it HT2 compatible.

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