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by The Rookie
Fri Aug 16, 2019 08:55 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: New bike up to £1000. help please!!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: New bike up to £1000. help please!!!!!

Three perfectly good FS bikes for under £1K in case it sways you https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/15903687/calibre-bossnut-evo-mountain-bike-15903687 https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/full-suspension-mountain-bikes/boardman-mtr-8-6-mens-mountain-bike https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/full-susp...
by The Rookie
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Derailer vs shifter
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Derailer vs shifter

Nope, won't work together, ever.

Sram would be the original fit, but I would go all Shimano than all SRAM on mid range.
by The Rookie
Mon Aug 05, 2019 15:00 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Giant Talon - which model?
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: Giant Talon - which model?

MTB's are intrinsically bulkier than road bikes, wider rims, and tyres, often wider axles, wider bars and a longer frame. Don't count on it going in a Z4 (we bought our Z4 from a guy who was fed up trying to get his bike in it!).
by The Rookie
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Sram Apex 1x 11 36T Chainring
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: Sram Apex 1x 11 36T Chainring

You can go down to a 38T on a 110 BCD
https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/rac ... prod109723 click 110 and 38t is an option.
by The Rookie
Tue Jul 30, 2019 15:14 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: rim tape
Replies: 19
Views: 616

Re: rim tape

Steve, you're assuming the OP is going tubeless, and we know what assume makes!
by The Rookie
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Downshift lever not resetting
Replies: 5
Views: 803

Re: Downshift lever not resetting

He was back last 6 days after asking as well.
by The Rookie
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: rim tape
Replies: 19
Views: 616

Re: rim tape

Generally rim tape goes logo side out..... no point having your fancy logo on otherwise!
by The Rookie
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Replacement forks - boost or not to boost?
Replies: 6
Views: 674

Re: Replacement forks - boost or not to boost?

They do state that the pro4 can be converted to Boost https://www.hopetech.com/products/hubs/trial-ss/pro-4-front-hub/#tech "Conversions available for QR, 9mm, 12mm, 15mm, 20mm, Torq and Boost" although I can't see where they sell that conversion, it will need a wider 15mm adaptors and 5mm...
by The Rookie
Wed Jul 17, 2019 08:26 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: fsa afterburner 386 chain rings
Replies: 5
Views: 644

Re: fsa afterburner 386 chain rings

Presumably the stupid 3 bolt, you either need replacements from FSA (if they still do them) or get a replacement crankset with sensible rings you can easily replace.

Personally I'd swap it out for a decent used Shimano XT with the 104x4 bolt pattern.
by The Rookie
Tue Jul 16, 2019 14:11 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Replacement forks - boost or not to boost?
Replies: 6
Views: 674

Re: Replacement forks - boost or not to boost?

Are you sure your hub will convert to boost, do you have a disc spacer?
by The Rookie
Fri Jul 12, 2019 15:36 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Demo rides for top end trailbikes
Replies: 24
Views: 1502

Re: Demo rides for top end trailbikes

I agree about checking, but they lie....they must be used ‘mainly’ for use to and from work (qualifying journeys).

https://www.gov.uk/hmrc-internal-manual ... l/eim21664
by The Rookie
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Help needed for finding a replacement rim!
Replies: 3
Views: 582

Re: Help needed for finding a replacement rim!

So do you want a new rim or a new wheel?
by The Rookie
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Droppers post
Replies: 6
Views: 724

Re: Droppers post

If you have a 30.9 frame then consider the Giant posts, I buy them used (they sell cheap) and do all the maintenance myself (dead easy) and treat them as disposable. I save any good bits from older posts as spares.
by The Rookie
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Demo rides for top end trailbikes
Replies: 24
Views: 1502

Re: Demo rides for top end trailbikes

Just to clarify, the limit hasn't be lifted, there was never a limit. The issue was that you need a consumer credit licence to loan more than £1000 (which some did before),however C2W has never been a loan and as such the CCL should never have been relevant, this has now been accepted as having alwa...
by The Rookie
Wed Jul 10, 2019 09:46 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Demo rides for top end trailbikes
Replies: 24
Views: 1502

Re: Demo rides for top end trailbikes

Bike to work is a tax incentive not a subsidy and its on a hire rate not purchase...

Where is offering you a 5k bike as a matter of interest? Have you made sure you know what happens at the end of the year?
by The Rookie
Wed Jul 10, 2019 09:40 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Any advice about using caustic soda to remove an aluminium seatpost from a steel frame?
Replies: 33
Views: 1679

Re: Any advice about using caustic soda to remove an aluminium seatpost from a steel frame?

If you read Sheldon Brown he suggests ammonia, much less likely to cause life changing injuries and works really well. It dissolves the aluminium oxide that usually causes the jamming with aluminium components.
by The Rookie
Wed Jul 10, 2019 09:35 am
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: C2W Hybrid advice.
Replies: 13
Views: 1439

Re: C2W Hybrid advice.

Boardmans are sold exclusively in the Uk through Halfords (and Cycle Republic), but they aren't a Halford's brand. If being wholly owned by Halfords classes as not a Halfords brand (?) then I guess that's true. Only owned them for 5 years now. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jun/04/boardm...
by The Rookie
Wed Jul 10, 2019 09:22 am
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: London Commute: carbon road vs alu gravel
Replies: 9
Views: 1079

Re: London Commute: carbon road vs alu gravel

Thanks all for the interesting responses so far. That's basically three votes for using a rack, and interesting points that the gravel bike is overkill for the intended use. I use a Planet X london road, it's sold as a commuting bike but the frame is nearer to a gravel than a road bike, I'm using 2...
by The Rookie
Tue Jul 09, 2019 06:44 am
Forum: The Workshop.
Topic: Carrera Subway 2 upgrade question
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

Re: Carrera Subway 2 upgrade question

Also check how many teeth on your two front chainwheels in case a smaller 'granny' ring would be a good idea.
by The Rookie
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: New second hand bike. Front brake squeals badly ?!
Replies: 8
Views: 1158

Re: New second hand bike. Front brake squeals badly ?!

Depends on why its leaking really!

The nipple seals by a compression of its tip into the caliper body (there is no seal/washer/o-ring), if the caliper is damaged its a new caliper, if its the nipple then you need a new nipple!

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