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05-01-18, 02:40 AM
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Posted By manc

I can't upload photos from my android phone....

I can't upload photos from my android phone. Keeps stopping at 99%.
04-22-18, 11:49 PM
Replies: 1,836
Views: 556,991
Posted By manc

How tall are you? I've had a DS now for a couple...

How tall are you? I've had a DS now for a couple of years (21") ... A great bike.
04-21-18, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,217
Posted By manc

Why does nobody mention rider weight when talking...

Why does nobody mention rider weight when talking about tyre pressure?
04-21-18, 01:15 PM
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Views: 556,991
Posted By manc

Are you planning on getting one?

Are you planning on getting one?
04-21-18, 05:31 AM
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Views: 556,991
Posted By manc

Looks good. Blue and yellow a good combination.

Looks good. Blue and yellow a good combination.
05-01-17, 03:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,199
Posted By manc

Sounds like your bike is going to be a pretty...

Sounds like your bike is going to be a pretty unique and interesting bike. Sounds great.
Stick a picture on here when you get it done.
05-01-17, 11:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,199
Posted By manc

Yes, will be very pricey. Are you gonna go with...

Yes, will be very pricey. Are you gonna go with the 50mm Paragon or the 65mm one?

Not heard of that bike before. They look great. Don't think they are here in the UK.

Just looked at the latest...
05-01-17, 10:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,199
Posted By manc

This looks nice but will probably be big bucks ....

This looks nice but will probably be big bucks . .


https://www.cxmagazine.com/fox-ax-adventure-cross-cyclocross-gravel-suspension-fork-step-cast-coming

Would the Paragon work OK with the...
05-01-17, 09:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,199
Posted By manc

I'm still here. I feel the same about the fork as...

I'm still here. I feel the same about the fork as originally written. Probably only done 500-600 on the bike since then though, as I been riding my other bikes.
Are you thinking of getting the...
01-03-17, 01:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,748
Posted By manc

At best I would say the trip 300 combo is OK. A...

At best I would say the trip 300 combo is OK. A bit uninspiring and dated looking. Top positive is that battery life is good. At the right price it is definitely good. Just seemed overpriced for the...
11-04-16, 12:09 AM
Replies: 1,836
Views: 556,991
Posted By manc

Dug out the DS yesterday, not been on it for a...

Dug out the DS yesterday, not been on it for a year. Been riding a 29er. However,after a mechanical misfunction I pumped up the DS tyres and oiled the chain.
Wow, forgot how good the DS actually...
05-30-16, 11:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By manc

Great, your in the same situation as a lot of...

Great, your in the same situation as a lot of people on these forums. Getting back in to riding a bike again after a few years. You are going to enjoy it.
Hopefully you'll get the bike you want...
05-25-16, 05:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,748
Posted By manc

I have the Trip 300/Duotrap S combo on my 2015...

I have the Trip 300/Duotrap S combo on my 2015 DS.
Have done 2500+ miles with the computer.
When I first got the DS like many I thought it would be the perfect accessory for my bike, with the...
05-22-16, 08:32 PM
05-22-16, 12:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,453
Posted By manc

I changed the LT3 tyres on my DS to continental...

I changed the LT3 tyres on my DS to continental Gator Hardshell 32c. A great tyre.
Straight away the bike felt a lot less cumbersome, as half a pound of weight was lost per wheel. Faster ...
05-17-16, 07:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 31,664
Posted By manc

Had this bike about a year now. It still looks...

Had this bike about a year now. It still looks new, not done big miles on it but it's been solid. It's surprising how many compliments the bike gets when your out and about. The bike has a simple...
11-12-15, 08:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,318
Posted By manc

I give up! Get some scales etc. etc. :thumb:

I give up! Get some scales etc. etc. :thumb:
11-12-15, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,318
Posted By manc

That's exactly what I was trying to say. My own...

That's exactly what I was trying to say. My own bikes that I have weighed (21") have closely matched up (within a lb /1.5lb) to the weights stated in the specs of a few German, Dutch and French...
10-29-15, 08:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,318
Posted By manc

Finding weight of bike

Dont know if this is a useful tip or not? But knowing that most people like to find out the weight of a bike they are interested in buying, and that information being generally hard to find out. It...
10-10-15, 09:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,216
Posted By manc

Maybe the people accusing 'racism' and...

Maybe the people accusing 'racism' and stereotyping' are the problem.
I don't see black or white people 'stealing' the bike - just people.
10-10-15, 09:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,216
Posted By manc

Did someone say this was racist? Seriously? I...

Did someone say this was racist? Seriously? I don't think so.
Its not very funny though. And looks completely staged. With actors.
10-10-15, 12:32 AM
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Views: 556,991
Posted By manc

There is also a t551 silver version.

There is also a t551 silver version.
10-05-15, 02:11 AM
Replies: 537
Views: 186,283
Posted By manc

Great bike, the Toughroad will get a lot of...

Great bike, the Toughroad will get a lot of interest.
What is the weight of this bike?
10-02-15, 06:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,950
Posted By manc

Its ridiculous that website stated the bike had...

Its ridiculous that website stated the bike had thru axle and yours hasn't. That is unacceptable.
Something needs sorting.
Great bike though either way
10-02-15, 05:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,950
Posted By manc

The OP has got a 2015 GT Grade alloy 105 (specced...

The OP has got a 2015 GT Grade alloy 105 (specced with hy/rd brakes,105 components, standard QR. Camouflage bar tape etc. Though looking at the spec list for the 2015 GT Grade alloy X which looks...
10-02-15, 05:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,950
Posted By manc

The 2015 (as mentioned in above posts) GT Grade...

The 2015 (as mentioned in above posts) GT Grade alloy X has 105 components, hence also described as GT Grade alloy X 105.
10-02-15, 12:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,950
Posted By manc

There is a GT Grade alloy 105 with normal QR. ...

There is a GT Grade alloy 105 with normal QR.
And also a GT Grade alloy X 105 with front through axle.
09-24-15, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1,836
Views: 556,991
Posted By manc

The 100mm fork would fit. But the...

The 100mm fork would fit. But the geometry/characteristics of your bike would be noticeably altered because it is not the correct size fork like a 63 or 65mm suspension fork.
09-22-15, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,573
Posted By manc

He asks for a single chainring, and you suggest a...

He asks for a single chainring, and you suggest a double?
Seriously though your suggestion is a good one. There does not appear to be a huge amount of options at the moment for this type of bike at...
09-22-15, 02:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,573
Posted By manc

Check out the Whyte...

Check out the Whyte Whitechapel/Shoreditch/Montpellier models
09-22-15, 01:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,573
Posted By manc

Also . . ...

Also . . http://www.marinbikes.com/gb/bikes/description/2016-fairfax-sc5
09-22-15, 01:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,573
Posted By manc

A bit more expensive but nice bike . . Wiggle...

A bit more expensive but nice bike . .
Wiggle | Charge Grater 4 (2016) | Hybrid & City Bikes (http://www.wiggle.co.uk/charge-grater-4-2016/)
09-22-15, 12:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,573
Posted By manc

The Canyon urban 4.0sl is similar, but strangely...

The Canyon urban 4.0sl is similar, but strangely Canyon don't seem to ship to the States https://www.canyon.com/en-gb/urban/urban/urban-4-0-sl.html
09-21-15, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1,836
Views: 556,991
Posted By manc

Like this colour for the DS, what upgrades are...

Like this colour for the DS, what upgrades are you going to do?
09-20-15, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By manc

Well said.

Well said.
09-20-15, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By manc

Bizarre response

Bizarre response
09-19-15, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1,836
Views: 556,991
Posted By manc

The Suntour lockout on the DS will not work with...

The Suntour lockout on the DS will not work with the Paragon fork.
The Paragon remote upgrade kit will have to be purchased if you want to have remote lockout.
It is a matter of opinion but I...
09-17-15, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,836
Views: 556,991
Posted By manc

The Paragon fork is a glossy black colour, it is...

The Paragon fork is a glossy black colour, it is a neutral colour that will look good with most colours.
The 65mm fork is pretty much exactly the size dimensions as a suntour fork found on a DS so...
09-15-15, 08:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,110
Posted By manc

Hydraulic brakes any day

Hydraulic brakes any day
09-14-15, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,647
Posted By manc

This may not be worth doing, because of the...

This may not be worth doing, because of the cost. Also the main saving of weight would be to change the frame and wheels.
Ironically, in some way, you may become fitter riding a heavier bike like...
09-14-15, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1,836
Views: 556,991
Posted By manc

I did exactly the same thing. I swapped the LT3...

I did exactly the same thing. I swapped the LT3 tyres for Gator hardshell 32c folding. The hardshells are far superior for the road.
By swapping the tyres and using slightly lighter inner tubes, I...
09-11-15, 09:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 969
Posted By manc

Get divorced . . .

Get divorced . . .
08-31-15, 09:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,189
Posted By manc

Genesis bikes worth consideration

Genesis bikes worth consideration
08-30-15, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,461
Posted By manc

Why not order it from Evans Cycles if they have...

Why not order it from Evans Cycles if they have your size? Would be with you within 2 weeks.
08-25-15, 07:23 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,769
Posted By manc

Interesting. I would like something similar to...

Interesting. I would like something similar to this. A bit smaller and a bit quieter. It looks quite smart though.
08-25-15, 05:46 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,572
Posted By manc

A handlebar without gear indicators looks a lot...

A handlebar without gear indicators looks a lot neater.
Always think a bike looks like it means business without them.
08-25-15, 01:55 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,769
Posted By manc

I care. On that logic though. Would you ride a...

I care.
On that logic though. Would you ride a bright pink bike with yellow wheels and an orange bell?
Personal preferences matter.
08-25-15, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By manc

Probably the only 2 English people in London. And...

Probably the only 2 English people in London. And one assaults the other. Nice place.
Why is the world full of idiots like that?
All that will happen when he gets caught is a slap on the wrist by...
08-25-15, 12:53 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,769
Posted By manc

Can anybody suggest an alternative to a bell?...

Can anybody suggest an alternative to a bell? Maybe something battery operated?
A bell is really useful sometimes, especially when riding on canal towpaths. But they look silly.
08-25-15, 12:03 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,618
Posted By manc

It would take only 5 mins for a bike mechanic to...

It would take only 5 mins for a bike mechanic to fit those accessories on your bike. Like 1 dollar worth of labour.
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