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M_V

Member since Aug 2008 • Last active Oct 2014

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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    For a while I was running either a Rolls or a Turbo on all my bikes and getting on quite well but I was finding a day in the saddle often left me with sore spots. More recently I seem to have been suffering wore with these sore spots, I think that because the Rolls and Turbo are quite fat saddles they pinch some skin at the tops of my legs when I sit down on them.

    I recently borrowed a San Marco Ponza from work and I've been trying it on my commuting bike for about a week. Being a narrower/slimmer saddle it seems to have reduced/resolved this pinching problem but even on the 4 mile commute I feel a bit of pressure on my pereneum which I never really felt with the Turbo or Rolls.

    Should I try some more conventional saddles (there is a version of the Ponza that has a cutout) before I jump into something like an SMP?

  • in Freestyle & Tricks
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    Anyone know the spec of the bolts for the old G Sport hubs?

    The threads looked a little worse for the wear when I was working on it earlier and I figure if new bolts are just a couple quid I may as well but I don't know of any decent fastener suppliers that deal with the public up here so I have a feeling ordering online is going to be easier than trawling round places with one of the old bolts.

  • in Freestyle & Tricks
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    Received the bike tonight.

    First thing - It weighs a fuck ton.

    That's ok though, it'll save me going to the gym.

    Other than that, it all seems in pretty good nick. I just chucked it together in the dark to have a wee ride and it was ok.

    Some stuff needs doing like the front wheel bearings are a tad loose, the dropouts on the fork appear to have been filed from 10 to 14mn, badly. I'll sort that out ASAP. The bolts on the rear hub were playing up, roli g the wheel forward when I tightened them and needing the other side holding with a spanner, a wee clean n grease should go a long way to fixing that I think.

    The bare are rather narrow but I'm going to persevere.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    My choice would be to index the gears 1 gear out of sync so that top gear on the shifter (cable all way out) aligned with 2nd from top gear on the cassette. This would avoid the cable going slack if you 'shifted' to the gear you won't be using. At the other end the limit screw on the mech will prevent you shifting I to the spokes.

  • in Freestyle & Tricks
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    Aye. I'll try them n see. I kinda quit bmx before the massive bars thing really happened anyway so they it'll probably be fine.

    What won't be fine is if this gets delivered while the mrs is home!

  • in Freestyle & Tricks
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    Just won this on eBay so not actually with me yet.

    Reckon the bars have been chopped down a bit or are just narrow as the grips are onto the bends so I might pick up some wider ones. Probably rattlecan the rims black. Looks like there's a hubguard on the r/h side of the rear wheel which is good, maybe get a Gland for the front, have they improved the design lately so that the zip ties don't constantly snap?

    It's been a few years since I've owned a BMX so I won't be doing anything great on it but looking forward to having something to smash around on again.

  • in Track Cycling and Velodromes
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    Just remember no malt vinegar.

    You'd be surprised...

  • in Track Cycling and Velodromes
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    Id let you into Glasgow.

    I inagine the worst that'd hsppen is you'd be asked to apply some padding and 'leccy tape.

    As they're something an 'outdoor' bike would have they might attract closer scrutiny to your bike, so make sure it's spotless etc.

  • in Current Projects
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    I never thought that one bottle cage could be better than another.

    Then I bought a King.

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