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by BigStu2
Fri Jun 07, 2013 18:47 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Tubeless Tyres (I know I know)
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Re: Tubeless Tyres (I know I know)

Thanks guys, 38psi does sound high I agree, could be my track pump reading a bit off, its about 10 years old but still pumps fine. But I might look around for a frame to build up again :)
by BigStu2
Fri Jun 07, 2013 15:54 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Tubeless Tyres (I know I know)
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Tubeless Tyres (I know I know)

Ok so I haven't made the switch, mainly because I never get flats, however I'm more interested if there is a difference in the tyres rebound characteristics when running lower pressures, I've dropped the pressure a few times to mimic tubeless and to smooth out the ride but a snakebite is the result ...
by BigStu2
Fri May 10, 2013 20:58 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Carbon Frame Protection
Replies: 10
Views: 11785

Re: Carbon Frame Protection

Buy a lizzard skins chain stay protector, much nicer looking than an inner tube on a new bike. I've used bike sheild on my carbon bikes and it seems to hold up well, even use it on the top tube of my cross if I happen to sit on it with a muddy ars* it wont get scratched, but as for rockstrikes, ones...
by BigStu2
Fri May 10, 2013 18:29 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Ice Tech rotors with standard calipers: any issue?
Replies: 20
Views: 16617

Re: Ice Tech rotors with standard calipers: any issue?

My new XTR m985 (xc) brakes dont have the finned pads as opposed to the trail version but do have the icetech rotors, they seem to be fine and as for the "rotor" they dont appear to be anything too flash just a lot more aluminium than an XT rotor and a higher cost.
by BigStu2
Thu May 09, 2013 15:07 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Garmin edge 500 setup tips...
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Re: Garmin edge 500 setup tips...

Thanks guys, too easy :)
by BigStu2
Thu May 09, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Garmin edge 500 setup tips...
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Garmin edge 500 setup tips...

Just mounted my new 500 and was wondering, can you input the amount of km already accrued , ie I have ridden 4200km with a cateye and would like that figure to be displayed on the unit today.
Thanks
by BigStu2
Sun Apr 14, 2013 07:17 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: How can a whole wheel move laterally ?
Replies: 36
Views: 762

Re: How can a whole wheel move laterally ?

Have you removed the non driveside hub spacer to check the bearing.
by BigStu2
Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: 2013 Shimano XT/XTR?
Replies: 6
Views: 2011

Re: 2013 Shimano XT/XTR?

I've have both the 2010 elixars and the new XTR xc brakes, The only reason I bought XTR over XT is that the XTs as a complete kit didn't come with discs (Merlin) so if I bought XT discs as well I was just shy of the full XTR price at the time, but my god they are smooth, The XT's have the same stubb...
by BigStu2
Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Kona unit 29er or Charge Cooker SS
Replies: 11
Views: 5382

Kona unit 29er or Charge Cooker SS

Tossing up between these two, Anyone ridden these and any ideas on the weight of the charge.
Thanks
by BigStu2
Wed Mar 20, 2013 19:01 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Estate cars that can fit in two bikes?
Replies: 42
Views: 9733

Re: Estate cars that can fit in two bikes?

My Volvo V 50 takes two XC bikes with the front wheels off and the back seats down no worries or two DH bikes with both wheels off as well as gearbags ect. They're reasonably good on fuel :oops: , I've got the 2.4 l model but the newer V60's are all 1.8 turbos except for the posh model. Prices are d...
by BigStu2
Thu Mar 14, 2013 20:35 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Cyclestore .co.uk- any good??
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Re: Cyclestore .co.uk- any good??

Thanks Guys, my birthdays coming up, might just treat myself to a new ride :D
by BigStu2
Wed Mar 13, 2013 16:24 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Cyclestore .co.uk- any good??
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Cyclestore .co.uk- any good??

Hi , just checking if this is a decent place to buy a bike, have a hankering to pick up a 29er singlespeed and their website says their in stock.
Thanks
Stu
by BigStu2
Fri Feb 08, 2013 15:50 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Periodic clicking from pedal area
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: Periodic clicking from pedal area

Have you ever had the pedals off then forgot to replace the axle washers.
by BigStu2
Fri Feb 08, 2013 15:48 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: XTR 970 Shifter wont downshift
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: XTR 970 Shifter wont downshift

Ok, got these working, so if anyone else has a problem heres the quick fix, Allow the cable to have much more slack than your accustomed too, I had the bike in the stand and ran through about 500 shifts, works perfectly. Would like to test them outdoors to be sure but its snowing and I have the flu :(
by BigStu2
Tue Feb 05, 2013 20:54 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: handlebar grips
Replies: 16
Views: 486

Re: handlebar grips

Spit works best but you gotta work fast.
Soap, hmmmm what happens if it rains while hes out riding??????
by BigStu2
Sun Feb 03, 2013 15:27 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: XTR 970 Shifter wont downshift
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: XTR 970 Shifter wont downshift

I think i might, cant hurt to look.
by BigStu2
Sun Feb 03, 2013 14:34 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: XTR 970 Shifter wont downshift
Replies: 5
Views: 182

XTR 970 Shifter wont downshift

Another of my never ending problems of late, Have just bought a new set of 9speed xtr 970 shifters.The up-shifts on the front are smooth as butter but there is no downshift on the front deraileur as the shifter wont release whether you use your thumb or old school index finger. A series of pushes or...
by BigStu2
Thu Jan 31, 2013 21:26 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: New XTR XC Brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: New XTR XC Brakes

Thanks guys, I'll shorten the hoses on the weekend, am hanging for a ride, been below - 18 most of the winter here :(
by BigStu2
Thu Jan 31, 2013 16:56 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: New XTR XC Brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: New XTR XC Brakes

Race, of course, No idea what I buy sometimes, and only 5 minutes to bleed them I'll be happy with 30 minutes, thats why I've bought a full litre of fluid, just in case.
by BigStu2
Thu Jan 31, 2013 16:29 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: New XTR XC Brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 221

New XTR XC Brakes

Just bolted a new pair of XTR XC brakes onto the beast and was wondering if they come pre-bled as both levers dont feel that firm and pull almost to the grips, I see that there is an adjustment screw but haven't fiddled with that as yet. And, as I have to shorten the hoses can I get away without a b...

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