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Old 1st October 2010   #951
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^my mate had one of those nicked a while back
insurance scam or he just fancied having it stolen?
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Old 1st October 2010   #952
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Old 1st October 2010   #953
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must put thread on ignore!
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Old 4th October 2010   #954
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So, it looks like I am going to have to re-plumb my disc brakes to get them onto my Swift. I figured that I may as well upgrade the hose whilst I am at it but was unsure whether the hose-end fittings are precisely the same from plastic to braided hosing. Anybody know?
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Old 4th October 2010   #955
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Which hoses are you going for? And what brakes?


I'd recommend these http://helperformance.com/mtb/ Different fittings to the the normal push fittings but I've had no problems with mine in over a year.

I've only noticed minor improvements in braking performance (I'm sure the pro's have there own views on this) but in terms of durability they are much better than the plastic hoses.
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Old 4th October 2010   #956
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Sorry. Should have been more clear. I am re-using the Giant MPH brake system from my 26er but it seems the geometry is *just* different enough to render the current hoses too short. If I have to buy new hoses anyway then I'd like to buy some braided ones but I'd also really like to re-use all the hose fittings that I already have.
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Old 4th October 2010   #957
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Ben

Are you going to reuse the 26er at some point?
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Old 4th October 2010   #958
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The Hel ones come with all the fittings, and yes they are pricey.
As far as i know you can reuse the same fittings, but change the copper washer/seal.
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Old 4th October 2010   #959
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Ben

Are you going to reuse the 26er at some point?
Most likely yes but with V-brakes and SS. It will become the 'mule' for hauling the kiddie trailer around. I wasn't planning on doing this but unfortunately the trailer hitching doesn't fit the Swift.
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Old 4th October 2010   #960
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The Hel ones come with all the fittings, and yes they are pricey.
As far as i know you can reuse the same fittings, but change the copper washer/seal.
Hrm, OK. Interesting. I've also just been playing around with BikeCAD and realised that I may perhaps have over-estimated the size of the headset spacer-stack and stem that I require. Will do some more measuring when I get home to confirm but if I can drop some spacers and go to a shorter stem it may remove my need to replace the hoses.
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Old 4th October 2010   #961
unharmed
Crisis averted. Turns out I had *massively* over-estimated the stem length I need. So no hoses required but I need to get a different stem :-/
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Old 4th October 2010   #962
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good news

just post a wanted for the stem, you may find one on here
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Old 4th October 2010   #963
unharmed
Yeah indeed. Got to re-visit my calculations and figure out what I do actually need.
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Old 4th October 2010   #964
MrSmyth
giant brakes are not brilliant why not buy some shimano/hope/formula's instead of posh hoses.
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Old 4th October 2010   #965
unharmed
Hose = 4-7 per metre
New brakes = At least 80 from what I can see (happy to be corrected here)

I know the Giant ones aren't great but they have the advantage of already being in my possession :-)
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Old 4th October 2010   #966
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shimano 535s seem to be well respected
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Old 5th October 2010   #967
Dr Greenthumb
hi there i've just ordered a 29er Singular Pegasus and I was thinking of getting some bling rims but I am finding it difficult. There seems to be much more of a variety on 26in rims which I know is understandable, I was just wondering if anyone knew where to get some from? Cheers
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Old 5th October 2010   #968
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What do you mean precisely by 'bling' is, I guess, the most important question?

I reckon the tubeless Stan's setup DJ and I have opted for is pretty cool but it doesn't *look* particularly blingy.
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Old 5th October 2010   #969
Dr Greenthumb
What i mean by bling is for example annodised rims like the the crank brothers or halo rims. I also was thinking about chrome as well.
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Old 5th October 2010   #970
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What i mean by bling is for example annodised rims like the the crank brothers or halo rims. I also was thinking about chrome as well.
29er rims are'nt as easy to find in the UK as the US. But there are a few small web shops if you look around. Halo are pretty easy to source at least. I've bought wheel parts from germany on several occasions, as I'm a fussy bastard.
This shop has a great range from weight weenie carbon by AX Lightness, to the fantastic and fat Salsa Gordo.
http://www3.hibike.com/shop/catalog/...-1&groupID=441
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Old 5th October 2010   #971
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BTW I bought some chioce parts from that site in the past and recieved decent service.
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Old 5th October 2010   #972
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chrome rims will be heavy. Not something you ever want on a rim unless you need the strength, even less so on a 29er where one of their biggest draw backs being the increase moment of inertia.
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Old 5th October 2010   #973
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That last track looks like it had some pretty gnarly, sharpish rocks.

My 2.4 Ralphs arrived today so give it a few months and I may be qualified to add to the tyre debate. First impressions are that they're fairly light for the size.
thats hot! want
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Old 6th October 2010   #974
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What i mean by bling is for example annodised rims like the the crank brothers or halo rims. I also was thinking about chrome as well.
In my opinion width is everything. For a small weight penalty you get increased lateral stiffness, but more importantly you get more tyre volume, and can drastically reduce your PSI without fear of pinch flats.

The Velocity P35 is 35mm wide and comes in loads of colours. Its pretty tricky to source in the UK though. The Salsa Gordo is has similar dimensions but is only availible in black AFAIK.

I have Velocity blunts at the moment, and these give a good balance of lightweight, strength, and width. My next rims will likely be P35s though.
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Old 6th October 2010   #975
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Event details
had some contact with Charliethebikemonger recently again,
and wanted to put a shout out for him again, proper mentalist,
heres his blog which is good for 2 reasons
[COLOR=#062971]http://www.charliethebikemonger.com/page42.htm[/COLOR]
1. It mentions a MTBO event that Im organising for 06 Nov.
This is on the Purbecks Dorset, you go past Bournemouth a bit or, train to Poole or, Wareham.
Struck me that if people want a good weekend away and they arent bedwetters
you could come down fri/sat do my event Sat (see flyer on link)
then ride Sunday on the Purbecks
heres a flavour [COLOR=#062971]http://www.singletrackworld.com/trai...le-of-purbeck/[/COLOR]
2. Charlie talks about some monthly adventure riding hes doing into the winter.
stay strong
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Old 7th October 2010   #976
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Crisis averted. Turns out I had *massively* over-estimated the stem length I need. So no hoses required but I need to get a different stem :-/
It's probably way too short for you B, but I have a 50mm 0 deg Thomson spare http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...x?ModelID=6806
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Old 7th October 2010   #977
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Was going to put this in Bike porn. But could do with the abuse.
Nice 29" DH, from Intense
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Old 7th October 2010   #978
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....and for fans of steel (like myself). A nice steel Grammo with carbon fork, and 1x9 gearing. Not porn worthy, but I really like it.
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Old 7th October 2010   #979
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It's probably way too short for you B, but I have a 50mm 0 deg Thomson spare http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...x?ModelID=6806
Thanks, mate. The length would probably be alright but the zero rise would put it too low I think (without a truly ridiculous spacer stack).

I'm basically aiming to recreate the riding position of my 26er in the first instance as I find it pretty comfortable to ride. I've got an 80mm +17.5 stem and some more spacers arriving today so I'll see how that goes.

I got the cranks off the 26er yesterday so can pop them on the 29er to have a look at pedal positioning/saddle height etc.
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Old 7th October 2010   #980
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Mate, you are like my bike-lust doppelganger I swear. Everything I've seen you post pics of is fucking awesome.

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....and for fans of steel (like myself). A nice steel Grammo with carbon fork, and 1x9 gearing. Not porn worthy, but I really like it.
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Old 7th October 2010   #981
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Was going to put this in Bike porn. But could do with the abuse.
Nice 29" DH, from Intense
I love this pic of it, sat next to its 26 inch equivilant:

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Old 7th October 2010   #982
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russell

i may be interested in the stem...
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Old 7th October 2010   #983
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I'll pop it in my bag & bring it to wests tonight if you're around.
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Old 7th October 2010   #984
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I love this pic of it, sat next to its 26 inch equivilant:

wich bike is it the 29er?
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Old 7th October 2010   #985
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The red one.
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Old 7th October 2010   #986
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Which green shape is largest?
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Old 7th October 2010   #987
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This one
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Old 7th October 2010   #988
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Hey, that's copyright!
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Old 7th October 2010   #989
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wich bike is it the 29er?
...really?
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Old 8th October 2010   #990
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wich bike is it the 29er?
Maybe stick to wheel barrows...
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Old 8th October 2010   #991
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I really want to find and post my favourate...."no Dougal, that cow is far away" sketch.
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Old 8th October 2010   #992
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The red one.
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and to help further, the red one is the one on the left and the left is < that way.
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Old 8th October 2010   #993
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Found at the Cycle Show: Chris King are making a steel 29er frame under their Cielo banner.

http://cielo.chrisking.com/bikes/mountain-bike-details/





They're being brought into the country by these guys:
http://www.evolutionimports.co.uk/sh...cts/cielo.html
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Old 8th October 2010   #994
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Chris King also do a single-speed disc hub. Which I knew about, but seeing it made me realise how smooth it is and how lush it looks.
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Old 8th October 2010   #995
j.m.f
my God theres gonna be so much Bike porn on here over the next few days its going to hurt even more than usual, glad dreaming is for free.
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Old 8th October 2010   #996
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Found at the Cycle Show: Chris King are making a steel 29er frame under their Cielo banner.

http://cielo.chrisking.com/bikes/mountain-bike-details/





They're being brought into the country by these guys:
http://www.evolutionimports.co.uk/sh...cts/cielo.html
$17OO for a pretty standard steel frame with a few 'arty' touches?
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Old 8th October 2010   #997
Archie's Grobags
Not keen on the stickers, but the frame and forks are nice.

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Old 8th October 2010   #998
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pardon. sh*t englis :D

yes, i know that the 29er is on the left, is a cannondale??
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Old 8th October 2010   #999
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No, Intense.
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Old 8th October 2010   #1000
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Speaking of carbon, what's the general view of the On-one carbon 456?;

http://www.on-one.co.uk/imgs/product...-BLK-16_P1.jpg

Not looking to buy one though.
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