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by BigStu2
Fri Oct 05, 2012 20:12 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: planet x bikes?
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: planet x bikes?

Exactly what these guys said, brilliant service and fast mail times.
by BigStu2
Mon Sep 17, 2012 19:28 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Road handlebars on an MTB-on road use
Replies: 39
Views: 4770

Re: Road handlebars on an MTB-on road use

Instead of modifiying your mtb with road bars which, if your mtb frame fits perfectly with flat bars will be considerably longer with roadbars when your on the hoods, upwards of 10 to 12cm depending on the choice of bar and lever position, so if you've got the funds buy a cylocross bike, I'm wrapped...
by BigStu2
Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Ragley rescues Ibis
Replies: 0
Views: 266

Ragley rescues Ibis

Just had a nice cruise on the new Hakkalugi when I discovered the RH rear canti brakearm was jammed on, It seems the brakeboss had come undone, no worries I thought Ill just locktight it back in place, unfortunatley the canti brake bolt was locktighted into the brakeboss and I had no way of removing...
by BigStu2
Thu Aug 30, 2012 13:37 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Vibration / Rattle / Noise.....Help
Replies: 18
Views: 3468

Re: Vibration / Rattle / Noise.....Help

If its your front mech, stick your foot against it when you hear the noise if it stops, whaalla, if its the freewheel- cassette area, remove the chain and coast down a hill to see if its still there, but not to long as you'll have to walk back up again. Then check that the frame isn't cracked around...
by BigStu2
Sat Aug 04, 2012 21:05 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Sram Rival shifters fouling on fingers when braking
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Sram Rival shifters fouling on fingers when braking

Hi, have just bought a new bike with Sram rival shifters, the problem seems to be that when two finger braking from the hoods the gear paddle jams down into my fingers, I can brake with a full hand but then you loose a bit of control, its as though the paddle is to wide and too high, anyone else exp...
by BigStu2
Sat Aug 04, 2012 07:36 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Orange 5 Swingarm alignment
Replies: 22
Views: 1832

Re: Orange 5 Swingarm alignment

Or has someone replaced the bearings and not aligned the swingarm in the middle of the frame.
by BigStu2
Sun Jul 29, 2012 07:34 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Mavic open pro rims with 35mm tyres
Replies: 2
Views: 742

Mavic open pro rims with 35mm tyres

Been looking at mavics website and they recommend a maximum tyre width of 28mm for the open pros but I would like to mount 35mm cx tyres to them, I have mavics on my mtb and they recommend a max width of 2.1 but theres no probs with 2.35's so I'm hoping the same applies here.
by BigStu2
Mon Jul 23, 2012 20:02 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: New cyclocross wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 5537

Re: New cyclocross wheels

Thanks for all the advice guys, my bike will hopefully arrive tommorrow and will check out the standard wheels then, any thoughts on fulcrum 5 cx's seem to have a good rap, not race light but like a bit of abuse.
by BigStu2
Fri Jul 20, 2012 17:12 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: New cyclocross wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 5537

New cyclocross wheels

Hi all, Have ordered a new CX bike which should arrive next week if all goes well and I believe it will soon need a wheel upgrade as the standard wheels are easton OE's which haven't had the best reviews that I have read. I wont be racing CX on it but will hammer all the gravel I can find that is to...
by BigStu2
Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Scott Addict CX- too stiff for the road??
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: Scott Addict CX- too stiff for the road??

Thanks Guys, it turns out it was sold and he forgot to remove the ad, looking at a Ridley now....
by BigStu2
Sat Jun 16, 2012 05:58 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Which SID 120mm Forks?
Replies: 17
Views: 643

Re: Which SID 120mm Forks?

Merlin has some great deals on Hummers at the moment. I'm running a 120 Reba ti with qr on my ti hardtail and for my weight they are flex free and butter smooth over everything. Total weight of my bike is just over 10kg so you can spend double for the sids and save some weight but a 10kg bike is sti...
by BigStu2
Sat Jun 16, 2012 05:36 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Scott Addict CX- too stiff for the road??
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Scott Addict CX- too stiff for the road??

Have just found a 2012 Addict CX under half price and was wondering if it would pull double duty as a decent roady as well as long as it isnt too stiff for longer rides. Have just sold a tricross and that was supremely smooth on the road compared to my CAAD 9.
by BigStu2
Tue May 15, 2012 21:06 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Boardman CX sizing advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1016

Re: Boardman CX sizing advice

Thanks Monty Dog, thats my plan, just sold my Cannondale to a club member and have discovered that wiggle have upped the price by about £50 :x
by BigStu2
Tue May 15, 2012 09:30 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Boardman CX sizing advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1016

Re: Boardman CX sizing advice

Thanks Bailsy, thought I was on the right track. :)
by BigStu2
Tue May 15, 2012 08:21 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Boardman CX sizing advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1016

Boardman CX sizing advice

Hi all, I currently have a small cannondale caad9 which has a 525 mm hor.toptube 100mm stem, it fits like a glove (I'm 168cm) I have seen the new boardman range and am quite smitten by the pro cx but the sizing advice on wiggle is a bit strange, they recommend the small frame which has a 540mm toptu...
by BigStu2
Mon Apr 16, 2012 18:10 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Which FD M770 for Orange 5
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Which FD M770 for Orange 5

Just ran out side and checked my five against my ragley as I have both XT FD's on them, The 770's the one to get, dont get the 771, ie the one with the alloy "X" as it mounts too high on the seat tube and will foul on the swingarm.
by BigStu2
Wed Apr 11, 2012 17:25 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Chain Jumping to different gear!
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Chain Jumping to different gear!

Check if the deraileur mounting bolt/ hanger is loose or if you running an XT shadow RD and has it got a few miles under its belt it will hop, mine hopped around like mad as the linkages do get quite loose, compare your RD to a mates to see how worn it is or tension the cable, it will only hop to a ...
by BigStu2
Wed Apr 11, 2012 17:10 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Which track pump?
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Re: Which track pump?

I've had a Joe blow since 1998 and it still works fine, have replaced the valve head once and regreased the innards but I think thats money well spent.
by BigStu2
Wed Jan 25, 2012 20:36 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Cable rub on titanium frame?
Replies: 10
Views: 701

Re: Cable rub on titanium frame?

You can stay in Germany Nick if your going to mention that "M" word. Plus I've never seen English girls marmite wrestling, not like our girls they know its good for more than just their complexion...........might also prevent rub on titanium frames, will go and rub it all over my ragley ri...
by BigStu2
Wed Jan 25, 2012 19:58 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Cable rub on titanium frame?
Replies: 10
Views: 701

Re: Cable rub on titanium frame?

Sorry, clearly bunkum , everyone knows that dried weetabix is the hardest substance known to man. Simon "Weetabix ? Thankfully every little Aussie vegemite knows there called "Weetbix" :lol: And getting back to Ti frames, I haven't protected mine yet, been riding it since xmas and th...

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