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02-08-08, 07:34 AM
Replies: 23
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Posted By jst0076

Making bike less attractive to thieves

Has anyone got any advice on ways in which to make a new bike look old and battered really quickly. I've recently picked up a cheap but brand new bike for commuting on as I daren't leave my mountain...
01-31-07, 06:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 258
Posted By jst0076

Saris Bones Car Rack

I've had a saris bones rack for a few years now and its fitted on every car I own. I'm taking delivery of an 07 Honda Civic in the next couple of months and was wondering if anyone out there knows if...
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01-24-07, 05:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 528
Posted By jst0076

Google Email (gmail)

Hi,

Is there anyone out there using gmail? At the moment the only way to get an account if you are in the UK is to be invited by someone that already holds an account.

I don't suppose there'd...
12-15-06, 07:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 525
Posted By jst0076

As far as I can see 29er's would be best suited...

As far as I can see 29er's would be best suited to people taller than 5'10", if not those above 6'. Therefore I can't see them becoming the next standard. They will however probably be successful...
12-13-06, 02:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,388
Posted By jst0076

Juicy ultimate does have the most votes, but I...

Juicy ultimate does have the most votes, but I think I'm going to go with the Oro Puros. Sending the email to my insurer in the next couple of days (hopefully). 90% decided at this stage.
12-12-06, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 903
Posted By jst0076

Hopes in the UK are about half the price of a...

Hopes in the UK are about half the price of a Chris King. I was told recently however that FSA made Hope's headsets, and that it was just the logo that was hope. If you look on the Hope website now...
12-11-06, 01:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 903
Posted By jst0076

Being as they are roughly the same price I would...

Being as they are roughly the same price I would take a look at Hope headsets before making a decision.
12-11-06, 07:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,388
Posted By jst0076

This is the last time I am going to explain this....

This is the last time I am going to explain this. I am not in an "either or" situation. I can have light disc brakes and a light wheelset. And a light any other component for that matter. While I may...
12-10-06, 12:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,388
Posted By jst0076

Thats certainly true and my choice of wheels is...

Thats certainly true and my choice of wheels is just about made. I wasn't meaning to sound rude, its just that I don't need to save money on one component to buy others.


I think they're the...
12-09-06, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By jst0076

Slimmer than what? I've always liked DMR V12, but...

Slimmer than what? I've always liked DMR V12, but they do a cheaper V8 depending on your budget.
12-09-06, 10:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,388
Posted By jst0076

The money factor isn't really an issue, in as...

The money factor isn't really an issue, in as much as I don't need to save on the brakes in order to get other components.
12-08-06, 03:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,047
Posted By jst0076

Thats exactly what keeps me going back to ebay....

Thats exactly what keeps me going back to ebay. The feeling that you've not so much bought something as you've won it. It drives my wife mad, especially when I sat in front of the PC in closing...
12-08-06, 03:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,388
Posted By jst0076

That might be an option if I can't find a UK...

That might be an option if I can't find a UK stockist first. Do competitive cyclist ship stuff overseas?
12-08-06, 03:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,388
Posted By jst0076

More advice pointing me toward the Oro's. Think...

More advice pointing me toward the Oro's. Think they'll be the ones even if spares are hard to come by. Thanks for your comments AfterThisNap.
12-08-06, 03:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,220
Posted By jst0076

On one of my old bikes I used to have some Mavic...

On one of my old bikes I used to have some Mavic Crossrides. I don't know if they're still made but they were the cheapest full mavic build at the time, and they have put me off factory build. They...
12-08-06, 02:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,388
Posted By jst0076

Currently the Oro's have the most votes and as...

Currently the Oro's have the most votes and as they were my initial choice they are looking to be the favorite. However, parts availability is a very good point. I've just had a look on what I rate...
12-08-06, 02:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,388
Posted By jst0076

Its a real simple answer to that question. The...

Its a real simple answer to that question. The brakes are to go on a frame I've been meaning to build up for a while, and I had decided on Hope Mono Minis as they had a good looks, were quite light...
12-08-06, 06:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,388
Posted By jst0076

Help me choose my new disc brakes.

Its either Formula Oro Puro of Avid Juicy Ultimate.

Comments and opinions on either would be much appreciated. I've pretty much ruled out all other alternatives, so I'd really like it if comments...
12-07-06, 02:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 534
Posted By jst0076

I quite like that colour.

I quite like that colour.
12-06-06, 07:59 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,551
Posted By jst0076

My christmas wish was for some components to...

My christmas wish was for some components to build up a Kona Explosif frame thats been under my bed in the box for just over a year now. But, 2 weeks ago both my exisiting bikes were stolen. The...
02-10-06, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,085
Posted By jst0076

I thought the handjob was an 853 hardtail ??

I thought the handjob was an 853 hardtail ??
02-06-06, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,048
Posted By jst0076

You seem pretty precise with regards to what you...

You seem pretty precise with regards to what you are thinking of changing to, in as much as you've not just said "I'm thinking of a longer stem". Without wanting to sound critical, what is prompting...
01-20-06, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 563
Posted By jst0076

Is there something in the seat tube blocking it?...

Is there something in the seat tube blocking it? If it goes in half an inch it should go further, unless the bottom of the seat post has a narrower diameter than the rest of the tube (which would be...
01-16-06, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By jst0076

The 'North' is a pretty big place, especially if...

The 'North' is a pretty big place, especially if you come from Cornwall like myself, in which case North starts at Devon. However I'm in North Yorkshire now and have been for 4 years so could point...
01-08-06, 10:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,932
Posted By jst0076

One word. Simplicity. I like classic looking...

One word. Simplicity. I like classic looking lightweight hardtails (and some full-sus designs) with top of the line componentry. Kinda like these,
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12-30-05, 03:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 993
Posted By jst0076

Buget really isn't an issue, but I maybe should...

Buget really isn't an issue, but I maybe should have mentioned that I am aiming for the bike to be as light as possible. Are the M4s much heavier than the minis? I might maybe consider an M4 up...
12-27-05, 03:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 993
Posted By jst0076

Cheers for all the advice. I would have replied...

Cheers for all the advice. I would have replied back sooner, but have just got back from an internet-free christmas holiday. Still got a lot of thinking to do before spending out the cash. Has anyone...
12-22-05, 07:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 993
Posted By jst0076

Hope Mono Minis or Alternative ??

I'm (still) in the middle of build project based around a Kona Explosif frame. It's a long term project as I have a working bike in the meantime, however completion seems to keep getting further and...
12-09-05, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By jst0076

From your description it sounds as though this is...

From your description it sounds as though this is happening to you when you move from a high gear (small sprocket) to a low gear (large sprocket). In this case, yes it is normal. You should be able...
12-06-05, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By jst0076

Thanks for the advice.

Thanks for the advice.
12-06-05, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By jst0076

Gym advice?

Hi there. I normally post in the mountain bike thread and have never really thought seriously about training before. My question is hopefully fairly simple, and in return I'm hoping for a fairly...
11-11-05, 06:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 899
Posted By jst0076

Possibly its a british thing, but in the same way...

Possibly its a british thing, but in the same way we say pair of trousers, some of us over here also say pair of forks. Either way I really like the look of the new rebas.
11-11-05, 02:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 899
Posted By jst0076

I'm hoping Santa will bring me some 717 disc rims...

I'm hoping Santa will bring me some 717 disc rims built up on Hope XC hubs with the titanium rear free hub and titaniam Hope skewers. Or if he's feeling really flush, a pair of 2006 Rock Shox Reba...
11-09-05, 06:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,341
Posted By jst0076

ChroMo2, do us all a favour. Go take a long walk...

ChroMo2, do us all a favour. Go take a long walk on a short pier.
11-08-05, 06:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,341
Posted By jst0076

No please, tell your recipe. It's bound to be...

No please, tell your recipe. It's bound to be great.
10-14-05, 05:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,754
Posted By jst0076

The info Jomax gave about top tube length is well...

The info Jomax gave about top tube length is well worth remembering. I would much rather acheive my ideal reach by way of a long toptub combined with a short stem and standard seatpost. I don't want...
09-28-05, 05:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By jst0076

In my opinion its not a good idea go below the...

In my opinion its not a good idea go below the recommended insertion point at all and especially for freeride/downhill. The simple reason is in the mechanics of the situation. If there is a large...
09-14-05, 07:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 408
Posted By jst0076

Pace Forks

Not sure if Pace export vast amounts of their products or not, so this question might be aimed at UK riders....

I've seen Pace RC39 100mm XC forks for sale in various online stores, but Pace's own...
09-14-05, 06:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,498
Posted By jst0076

Just a quick thought on the combined units....

Just a quick thought on the combined units. Doesn't anyone else think that Shimano will be forced into continuing to produce non integrated shifters/levers, as surely they are loads of riders out...
09-14-05, 06:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,498
Posted By jst0076

I agree with your comments on shimano forcing...

I agree with your comments on shimano forcing people into combined brake/shifter units and rapid rise stuff. However I have recently bought rear mech, shifters and front mech in last years XTR so the...
09-14-05, 06:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By jst0076

I had exactly the sam dilema at the start of the...

I had exactly the sam dilema at the start of the year. Kona Explosif frame, with a choice of 16" or 18". I ordered the 16" initially and it looked small. So samll in fact it measured out only...
09-14-05, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By jst0076

If you're new to biking, and, as you say you are,...

If you're new to biking, and, as you say you are, unfamilar with what are good or bad components, then I would say do not even think about building a bike from scratch. There are so many things to...
09-14-05, 05:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,498
Posted By jst0076

The way I see it is that building a high spec...

The way I see it is that building a high spec bike is as much fun as getting out and riding. Its kinda like the guys that spend silly money modding their cars and putting big shiny alloys and body...
09-12-05, 05:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By jst0076

All have their pros & cons. Aluminium is...

All have their pros & cons.

Aluminium is lightweight, strong and frames can be produced cheaply and will not corrode. Its also very stiff. Some see this as a good point, but for me its a...
08-31-05, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By jst0076

I'm in the middle of what sounds like a similar...

I'm in the middle of what sounds like a similar build. Mine's a Kona Explosif steel frame, and I'm also working to 100mm travel.

I've been trying to decide between SRAM and Shimano, and some guys...
08-23-05, 06:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,193
Posted By jst0076

I had a similar problem recently, but it was only...

I had a similar problem recently, but it was only doing it when the chain was on the middle sprocket. After checking the cassette and chain on the trail I figured that I was due a new cassette. Once...
08-18-05, 06:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,043
Posted By jst0076

I've never used deore components except for...

I've never used deore components except for recently my rear wheel was written off and I needed a cheap temporary relacement so got one built on a deore hub. It works. What more can I say? One area...
07-26-05, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By jst0076

Nice one, cheers for the advice.

Nice one, cheers for the advice.
07-26-05, 06:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,331
Posted By jst0076

Nice one, keep us posted on how the build goes....

Nice one, keep us posted on how the build goes. I'm hoping to have the wheels for my explosif very soon.
07-26-05, 05:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 852
Posted By jst0076

I've never timed myself. What does everyone...

I've never timed myself. What does everyone think, is 20 minutes for both tyres quick? I reckon I could shave a few minutes off that.
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