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by skiffy
Tue May 14, 2019 13:45 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Opinions on these bikes please
Replies: 8
Views: 662

Re: Opinions on these bikes please

BillyCool wrote:You've picked some really nice bikes.
...Steve Sordy (who is currently selling a very nice Whyte T-130C RS)...


Where is it advertised?
by skiffy
Mon May 13, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Opinions on these bikes please
Replies: 8
Views: 662

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/1/0127/9963/9610/files/Whyte_Reviews_2016.pdf?6856357241929861735) Well yes and no on the CF front. Carbon has a very lo...
by skiffy
Mon May 13, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Muddy/intermediate XC tyres
Replies: 13
Views: 795

Re: Muddy/intermediate XC tyres

Previously I had Hans Dampf front and rear. Only any good when really wet and boggy, but clogged up horribly when even remotely sticky, and draggy the rest of the time! (good for Afan though). Now run Nobby Nic front, Racing Ralph rear, Addix/Evo/TL all year. Brilliant, never clogs, fast, sacrifice ...
by skiffy
Mon May 13, 2019 09:57 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Opinions on these bikes please
Replies: 8
Views: 662

Opinions on these bikes please

I'm keeping my eyes peeled for a second hand bike to replace my now rather old skool but rapid one-trick pony short travel XC bike. I'm after something that will still effortlessly fly around local XC trails since that's 90% of my riding (South Hampshire) but will also be fun when it gets steep and ...
by skiffy
Tue Oct 16, 2018 13:42 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: 16" Knobblies
Replies: 6
Views: 2652

Re: 16" Knobblies

When I ordered my son's Early Rider Belter 16 the stock tyres were low tread. I asked them to supply with off-road tyres and they fitted these to it from new: https://tinyurl.com/y7pwys8m. This meant that the vee brakes would no longer clear the tyres so they upgraded to bigger full size levers at n...
by skiffy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 15:07 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Struggling to find a replacement shock air sleeve
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: Struggling to find a replacement shock air sleeve

I have been told on several occasions by professionals (Mojo and TFT) that some shock oil leaks out for a while. I was also told it would stop after a while. "What! Like when its all gone?" I asked. "Nothing to worry about" has been the consistent response, and it wasn't. :) So ...
by skiffy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 08:20 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Struggling to find a replacement shock air sleeve
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: Struggling to find a replacement shock air sleeve

So I got this sorted, Silverfish were mistaken when they said I'd have to replace the seal block, the Kashima one's they had in stock were the correct size so I picked one up and fitted it, and rode it last night. Felt great but I was surprised to notice after riding that there was some float fluid ...
by skiffy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 15:51 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Struggling to find a replacement shock air sleeve
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: Struggling to find a replacement shock air sleeve

How about buying a used shock and butchering it for parts? This was posted a while back but it's still up so they might still have it: https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2376475/ Otherwise some of the other suspension tuners may stock them: J-Tech, Stendec, Plush, Flotec, Bounce etc. Cheers good find...
by skiffy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 14:54 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Struggling to find a replacement shock air sleeve
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: Struggling to find a replacement shock air sleeve

steve_sordy wrote:Have you tried eBay or Amazon?

I sold an air sleeve on eBay last year.


Yeah nothing in the right size at the mo.
by skiffy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 13:00 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Struggling to find a replacement shock air sleeve
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Struggling to find a replacement shock air sleeve

I need to replace the air sleeve on my rear shock as the lower seals and wiper seal have burped out on one part of their circumference indicating it might be bent. It's a Fox RP2 165mm eye-to-eye. Silverfish, the Fox support dealer, don't have one, and neither it would seem does anyone else. Upgradi...
by skiffy
Sat Feb 03, 2018 14:45 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Wide toe box MTB /XCshoes ?
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Re: Wide toe box MTB /XCshoes ?

I went through that process a few months ago. Think I went through about 9 different shoes before I found one I liked. The wide fit Shimanos weren't bad but weren't quite the right shape, and I was unimpressed about how the velcro strap on 2 versions I tried wasn't stitched on straight. I ended buyi...
by skiffy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Gear cable upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Gear cable upgrade

Shimano SP41 outer (can normally buy fairly cheaply through CRC by the metre - I get 10m at a time) and decent stainless steel inner cables, again Shimano are good. I have some mounts that fit the existing cable mounts, I've tried aluminium ones and plastic - they are both pretty rubbish. I'd stick...
by skiffy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Gear cable upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Gear cable upgrade

My bike's getting a bit old school in a few departments now but not being in a position to renew right now I'm wanting to get it improved as best I can. It's a 2010 model and the last of the exposed cabling models before everything went internal. Keeping things shifting nicely in all the muck at the...
by skiffy
Fri May 13, 2016 16:16 pm
Forum: The Hub
Topic: Weird stuff you've seen whilst out riding
Replies: 16
Views: 20227

Re: Weird stuff you've seen whilst out riding

Rigga wrote:Saw a sheep on its back today with its legs stuck in air and couldn't move but was still alive, poor thing. Went and told the farmer in the next field. Didn't look good :(


Might have been got at by the same bloke I encountered!
by skiffy
Fri May 13, 2016 15:45 pm
Forum: The Hub
Topic: Weird stuff you've seen whilst out riding
Replies: 16
Views: 20227

Re: Weird stuff you've seen whilst out riding

dodgy wrote:Thread reminds me of this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTVhrnDWW9o


haha yeah seen that one, brilliant. You see some sights when the Boom Town Fair is on too.

Seems a fair few people struggling with motivation at work on a sunny Friday afternoon!....
by skiffy
Thu May 12, 2016 14:42 pm
Forum: The Hub
Topic: Weird stuff you've seen whilst out riding
Replies: 16
Views: 20227

Weird stuff you've seen whilst out riding

Not sure if this should be in the Hub or crud catcher.... As MTBers we often find ourselves in secluded spots, so there's a good chance you'll stumble across someone who thought they had the place to themselves. I've caught a bloke doing what bears do in the woods, and a couple sat on a bench, close...
by skiffy
Wed May 04, 2016 18:50 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Crank Setup
Replies: 9
Views: 548

Re: Crank Setup

I'd be interested to know what top and bottom gears on a typical 1x11 setup would be equivalent to on a 3x9
by skiffy
Wed May 04, 2016 13:15 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: What have I done to my brakes?
Replies: 6
Views: 749

Re: What have I done to my brakes?

yeah I've ordered an Epic kit.
by skiffy
Wed May 04, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: What have I done to my brakes?
Replies: 6
Views: 749

Re: What have I done to my brakes?

Will replenish/bleed and try to free up the sticky side. What's best to use to lube the piston? A dab of the brake fluid or some grease? I also have some spray lithium grease. If it turns out to be knackered anyone got a spare... http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u650/severest1/20160503_214612_zps...
by skiffy
Mon May 02, 2016 22:40 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: What have I done to my brakes?
Replies: 6
Views: 749

Re: What have I done to my brakes?

My next move was going to be to hold in the moving piston and squeeze the lever to push the sticky one one out but now there's no pressure to do so. Maybe I did push it too far but didn't notice any seepage.

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