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by Dabber
Mon Oct 14, 2019 16:37 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Etiquette meeting ebike on a trail
Replies: 18
Views: 594

Re: Etiquette meeting ebike on a trail

............... If I'm on single track I'll be concentrating on the ground and won't know if it is an e bike or a proper bike. :D You can hear many of them, some not so much. Interestingly, earlier in this thread I referred to watching a video of someone riding an emtb and that I never realised ini...
by Dabber
Sun Oct 13, 2019 17:49 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Etiquette meeting ebike on a trail
Replies: 18
Views: 594

Re: Etiquette meeting ebike on a trail

Thanks for your views. As a reasonably experienced roadie but a newbie to mtbs (everybody passes me, well not really but...) I thought I'd ask the question.I guess I don't really disagree with most has been posted here. Going off on a slight tangent.... the last two days I've been travelling up to C...
by Dabber
Sat Oct 12, 2019 19:28 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Etiquette meeting ebike on a trail
Replies: 18
Views: 594

Re: Etiquette meeting ebike on a trail

If a faster rider catches you up and obviously wants to pass surely it's good etiquette to let them pass as soon as it's convenient, what difference does it make if they are on an Ebike ? Going faster but not necessarily a faster rider though. The thing that prompted me was seeing a video of someon...
by Dabber
Sat Oct 12, 2019 16:23 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Etiquette meeting ebike on a trail
Replies: 18
Views: 594

Etiquette meeting ebike on a trail

Just thinking..... I'm riding a trail and another faster rider comes up behind me. I'll attempt to let them get past at a suitable point (pull to the side, stop). I get to the end of a section and find that rider is on an ebike. I carry on to the next section but the ebiker has stopped for a moment....
by Dabber
Fri Oct 11, 2019 16:35 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Re-using Eagle 12 speed Powerlink
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: Re-using Eagle 12 speed Powerlink

I have always re-used powerlinks and I've had no problems with 9, 10, 11, or 12-speed links. But when the chain is replaced, so is the powerlink! The old link goes in my backpack for emergencies (mine or someone else's). I say that "single use" means per chain, not per connection. :) Than...
by Dabber
Thu Oct 10, 2019 18:36 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Re-using Eagle 12 speed Powerlink
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: Re-using Eagle 12 speed Powerlink

I have always re-used powerlinks and I've had no problems with 9, 10, 11, or 12-speed links. But when the chain is replaced, so is the powerlink! The old link goes in my backpack for emergencies (mine or someone else's). I say that "single use" means per chain, not per connection. :) Than...
by Dabber
Thu Oct 10, 2019 17:43 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Re-using Eagle 12 speed Powerlink
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: Re-using Eagle 12 speed Powerlink

Thanks for the feedback Tom.
by Dabber
Thu Oct 10, 2019 13:50 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Re-using Eagle 12 speed Powerlink
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re-using Eagle 12 speed Powerlink

A regular question on 10/11speed KMC (and other) Quicklinks is whether they can be re-used. I use 11 speed Quicklinks on my road bikes and I do re-use them , not excessively and I always use a new one when I replace a chain. Never had a problem. I've recently bought a MTB with Eagle SX 12 speed and ...
by Dabber
Wed Oct 09, 2019 17:11 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Boris as PM
Replies: 345
Views: 11955

Re: Boris as PM

PBlakeney wrote:Johnson. American slang for penis. Will that do?

That sounds perfect.
by Dabber
Wed Oct 09, 2019 15:51 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Boris as PM
Replies: 345
Views: 11955

Re: Boris as PM

Why "Boris" Is there something special around this person in particular that make people refer to Johnson in a more friendly sort of way as "Boris". Most don't appear to have any respect or liking for him but "Boris" is still widely used. It was never "Tony", ...
by Dabber
Sun Sep 29, 2019 13:20 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Mudguard recommendations please
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Re: Mudguard recommendations please

I saw one of these which looked like it might be OK.... I know it says it's for a Fat Bike but should give decent protection???
https://www.tredz.co.uk/.XLC-Fat-Bike-Rear-Mudguard-MG-C06-_126337.htm
by Dabber
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Mudguard recommendations please
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Re: Mudguard recommendations please

Mucky nutz on the front, ass saver under saddle. Thanks David. I'll have a look at the Mucky nutz but have to say I'm not so keen on the ass saver. I had one that I occasionaly used on my Wilier road bike and that fell off. I was never impressed with how secure it fitted to the saddle and eventuall...
by Dabber
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Mudguard recommendations please
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Mudguard recommendations please

As a roadie but now also a mtb newbie I'd appreciate any recommendations regarding mudguards. After a ride a couple of days ago over at Swinley I got pretty wet...rain (of course) but mainly big puddles. I'm particularly interested in rear mudguards but would also appreciate any input for the front ...
by Dabber
Sun Sep 29, 2019 07:25 am
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: The Official UCI 2019 Yorkshire road World Championships ***Spoilers***
Replies: 961
Views: 18045

Re: The Official UCI 2019 Yorkshire road World Championships ***Spoilers***

I was surprised to see the TV coverage today. As far as I can see no live Eurosport today but live coverage on BBC2 from 11:00.
by Dabber
Thu Sep 26, 2019 13:32 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: The Official UCI 2019 Yorkshire road World Championships ***Spoilers***
Replies: 961
Views: 18045

Re: The Official UCI 2019 Yorkshire road World Championships ***Spoilers***

Strange, cos there is definitely a vehicle convoy behind. Utter pricks if they just left him on the road. As far as I could see they all drove past... the lad had taken his rear wheelout to save time and by the end he was left crying totally deserted at the roadside with just the cameraman filming ...
by Dabber
Thu Sep 26, 2019 13:26 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: The Official UCI 2019 Yorkshire road World Championships ***Spoilers***
Replies: 961
Views: 18045

Re: The Official UCI 2019 Yorkshire road World Championships ***Spoilers***

Colombian lad punctured and left abandoned at the roadside. No one stopped, no neutral service... started walking with bike in one hand,rear wheel in the other. A sad sight and not a good reflection on the race.
by Dabber
Wed Sep 25, 2019 18:10 pm
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: Use of front fork lockout
Replies: 10
Views: 692

Re: Use of front fork lockout

Thanks BillyCool. It's all slowly making sense and I'm getting the feel of it. I did a short ride today with a mile or so each way to get to the off-road bit and I locked the forks out for that. I unlocked them fully for the off-road part of the ride. I think it's probably lucky for me that my road ...
by Dabber
Tue Sep 24, 2019 16:12 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Good Winter Tyre for 2019 ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1535

Re: Good Winter Tyre for 2019 ?

MrB123 wrote:Specialized Roubaix Pros in the 30/32 size have been great for me on the winter bike. For a more spendy option maybe look at the Vittoria Corsa Controls.


I'm running Specialized Roubaix Pro 25/28 and I've been really impressed.
by Dabber
Tue Sep 24, 2019 06:55 am
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: The Official UCI 2019 Yorkshire road World Championships ***Spoilers***
Replies: 961
Views: 18045

Re: The Official UCI 2019 Yorkshire road World Championships ***Spoilers***

Don't know what the weather is like in the Ripon/Harrogate area at the moment (Met Office reports looks wet) but I hope it isn't as bad as down in not so sunny Surrey at the moment. Not exactly good TT weather.
by Dabber
Mon Sep 23, 2019 20:04 pm
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: Use of front fork lockout
Replies: 10
Views: 692

Re: Use of front fork lockout

steve_sordy wrote:Here is the best guide to setting your suspension that I know about. Initially it will tell you more than you want to know. But you will keep coming back to it.

https://bikerumor.com/2014/10/30/bikeru ... -download/


Excellent! Thanks Steve

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