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moog

Member since Oct 2008 • Last active Mar 2015

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    Tubeless supplies arrived today so I thought I'd give it a go. Most of it was really straight forward but I'd under estimated the difficulties of seating the tyre without a compressor. A quick trip to the corner shop resulted in this coke bottle air charger. The front tyre went on first time with the bottle around 40psi but the rear was a total sod and needed 3 or 4 blasts at 60psi until it started to play ball.

    Now I just need to hope that they are still inflated tomorrow morning...

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    They folding version are lighter, the 35c wired version weigh almost as much as 41c Knards.

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    No problems with them yet, I cleaned it today though and noticed the wheel was slightly off centre, not sure if it was caused by the drop out screws being uneven or if the hub bolts weren't done up tight enough. I'll investigate later when I lube the chain.

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    Thanks, that was probably me, me commute is New Cross > Wandsworth.

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    @El_sabor sorry I only just saw this message, how did you get on with the 50mm tyres? Did they fit?

    @jonny thanks dude, hopefully I'll bump in to you sometime soon and you can see it for real over a pint of the black stuff.

    I've done a few longer rides but most of my riding so far has just been commuting and running errands across town. The front panniers are still great and not wearing a backpack all the time is a revelation.

    The only thing I'm not stoked on is the number of punctures I've had, I switched from the Grand Bois to Knards but both have been defeated by South London's roads. The Knards are too sluggish for riding on the road and after struggling to find lightweight puncture proof tyres* I've decided to try going tubeless. A guy at work gave me some spare valves he had and I've ordered Gorilla tape and Stan's sealant. Fingers crossed it works with both sets of tyres and I can get them set up leak free.

    *The distro for Panaracer doesn't have the folding version of Paselas and I don't want to spend the £70 SJS Cycles want for a set.

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    @M_A_X also does fabrication

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    First ever trip was to Tignes early January and we just booked a 2nd (cheap) trip to Isola 2000 for March. So stoked, will be going from a shitty hire board to all my own kit.

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    Nope, I'll be home from 7pm tonight and tomorrow and in most of the day on Saturday.

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    I haz tools in New Cross, going on holiday Sunday morning though so it would need to be before then.

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