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by BigStu2
Sat Mar 08, 2014 18:31 pm
Forum: Your Mountain Bikes
Topic: New Whyte M109
Replies: 24
Views: 753

Re: New Whyte M109

Looks great, loving 29" wheels myself as well.
by BigStu2
Sat Mar 08, 2014 18:25 pm
Forum: Your Mountain Bikes
Topic: Orange Gyro Pro, Now with pics!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1454

Re: Orange Gyro Pro, Now with pics!!

60mm Raceface Turbine flipflop stem installed in the flop position and its starting to feel very moto now. Absolutely ate the rocks and roots on todays singletrack adventure, untill the rear brake decided to loose the inner pad that is :x The 2013 fox fork hasn't had much of a good review and when I...
by BigStu2
Sun Mar 02, 2014 16:49 pm
Forum: Your Mountain Bikes
Topic: Orange Gyro Pro, Now with pics!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1454

Re: Orange Gyro Pro, Now with pics!!

120mm front 110mm rear.
by BigStu2
Sun Mar 02, 2014 13:36 pm
Forum: Your Mountain Bikes
Topic: Orange Gyro Pro, Now with pics!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1454

Re: Orange Gyro Pro

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/809/32f7.jpg http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/28/8whr.jpg http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/839/cqt3.jpg Been fiddling with it the last couple of days since it arrived and after 4 months on a Kona unit 29er its err very soft. Robbed t...
by BigStu2
Wed Feb 19, 2014 16:56 pm
Forum: Your Mountain Bikes
Topic: Orange Gyro Pro, Now with pics!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1454

Orange Gyro Pro, Now with pics!!

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Due to flooding it hasn't arrived so untill then I'll wet your appetites with this!!
by BigStu2
Sat Dec 14, 2013 19:14 pm
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: Show us your Cross Bikes.
Replies: 361
Views: 69474

Re: Show us your Cross Bikes.

Heres my choice for a day out on backroads and gravel, not to bad with a set of road wheels on either.
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by BigStu2
Tue Dec 03, 2013 19:29 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: DT Swiss XPW 1800 hub service
Replies: 1
Views: 901

DT Swiss XPW 1800 hub service

Hi, my mate has some DT, XPW 1800 hubs on his bike and needs to change the bearings on the rear, we have the freewheel off but the axle is screwed into something somewhere and we cant work out how to remove the it, any ideas.....
Thanks
by BigStu2
Sat Nov 23, 2013 06:16 am
Forum: Your Mountain Bikes
Topic: Kona Unit 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 2687

Re: Kona Unit 2014

Is this the one that Rick rode for a month in MBUK? It looks nice, but I reckon i'd need new filings! Rick tested a 2013 Unit, I'm sure it was a 19", so, thanks, Your the first person that thinks I'm Tall, I'd love to be as tall as Rick but.... no That Unit had a flat bar and non tubeless rims...
by BigStu2
Tue Nov 19, 2013 20:33 pm
Forum: Your Mountain Bikes
Topic: Kona Unit 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 2687

Re: Kona Unit 2014

Hi BigStu2, I'm a french mountain biker, I try to find informations on this bike, especially on the geometry As you, my heigth is also 1,69cm. I wondered if the 17" was the best geometry for us. Did you try the 15" before buying ? I think that the better size should be 16", but that'...
by BigStu2
Tue Nov 19, 2013 20:13 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: what size, 26", 27.5" or 29er ?
Replies: 40
Views: 1022

Re: what size, 26", 27.5" or 29er ?

At 5'9" your perfect for a 29er I'm 5'7" and I'm Hammering my new (1 month old) Unit everywhere. If your Felt has seen better days get something like a new Giant trance 27" or 29er, a Kona Hei Hei is an awesome bike as are the Specialized stumjumpers and Cambers and then theres that n...
by BigStu2
Thu Oct 31, 2013 15:37 pm
Forum: Your Mountain Bikes
Topic: Kona Unit 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 2687

Kona Unit 2014

First ride on the new unit today and it didn't dissapoint. It's a 17" and seems to fit me fine at 169cm short. I kept thinking it would be great with a decent fork but for an £800 this is an awesome ride, On some of the snakier smoother sections it absolutly hammered along and on some of the ro...
by BigStu2
Wed Oct 30, 2013 21:53 pm
Forum: Your Mountain Bikes
Topic: 2014 Kona Unit
Replies: 5
Views: 6657

Re: 2014 Kona Unit

Awesome bike, just received mine today as well, will have the first spin tomorrow.
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by BigStu2
Tue Oct 22, 2013 18:25 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: 29ers. Did you fall for clever marketing?
Replies: 23
Views: 821

Re: 29ers. Did you fall for clever marketing?

29ers...will find out next week when the Unit arrives, Big wheels and one gear, what could possibly go wrong :lol:
by BigStu2
Tue Oct 22, 2013 18:14 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Garmin edge 500
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Garmin edge 500

Ahh ha, bit of a bugger as my old cateye recorded everything. You'd think that as soon as its displaying your speed that it would record miles accumulated, not GPS info just the basics.
by BigStu2
Tue Oct 22, 2013 17:42 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Garmin edge 500
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Garmin edge 500

Does anyone know if the edge 500 records total miles ridden ever if you dont press the start button, I checked my totals and I'm sure I've ridden futher than it shows :(
by BigStu2
Wed Oct 16, 2013 16:02 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Swapping FSA headset cone
Replies: 0
Views: 155

Swapping FSA headset cone

Hi, I need to swapout an FSA headset cone (semi integrated) that comes with the new Kona Unit to a flat one to drop the bars a bit, anyone know where to find one or should I buy a new FSA headset upper and install it.
by BigStu2
Sat Aug 10, 2013 19:46 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: So I'm browsing the forsales and I come across this..
Replies: 2
Views: 431

So I'm browsing the forsales and I come across this..

The kid says it is well maintained and always garaged, I thought it might be alright for my daughter then I noticed the almighty fail........

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by BigStu2
Mon Aug 05, 2013 19:17 pm
Forum: Your Mountain Bikes
Topic: Ti Piglet_New Pics
Replies: 21
Views: 3682

Re: Ti Piglet_New Pics

Finally got around to fitting a nice wide Haven bar and some big 2.4 pacestar Rocket Rons to the little pig as well as some XTR brakes and XTR 9 speed shifters as well as the seat off my old Five and some new model XT pedals, 10.7kgs :mrgreen: Those big tyres give amazing float through the rough, su...
by BigStu2
Sun Jul 14, 2013 15:57 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Bleedin' brakes
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Bleedin' brakes XTR 985

Hi Nick, thought I'd learnt everything I needed to know from youtube!!! I've just found this document from shimano and it seems I've done everything wrong so I'll give this a shot.

http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/techd ... 710606.pdf
by BigStu2
Sun Jul 14, 2013 14:15 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Bleedin' brakes
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Bleedin' brakes

If...just if I managed to contaminte the pads on my new xtr rear brake with mineral oil what would they sound like when in use, a mob of screaching monkeys pops to mind, and why is the lever quite firm during the bleed with the spacer block in place but when the pads are popped back in its mushy, I ...

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