Cool I’ll be there!
Actually on a side note, having dusted off my polo bike I’ve been reminded of some odd build choices i made when I made put the the bike together, specifically crazy short cranks. They are something like 140mm (I thought the front end would be very low since I have a 700c/26in wheel combo but I was being paranoid). I’m thinking of putting on some Onza t-birds but sourcing a slightly bigger chainring. Does anyone have recommendations/advice? All replies gratefully received.
Doing some shopping, see you in 15!
Ah sorry mate was talking about Thursday
Anyone up for tomorrow?
I always found Pinkbike.com good for getting cheap mountain bike bits. What size chainring are you looking for? I’ve got a couple lying around.
I’m in for Thursday :)
@CowHen that’s great, I’m looking for some 165/160mm cranks with a 30-something chainring. Was going to try a ratio out and see what it rode like.
I'll be there Thursday
Mya and I are in for Thursday
In for Thursday @RobbieW 🤩
PoloMo (from the forum)
In for tonight y'all
It’s meet at 7pm right? Look forward to it!
Good games tonight, great to see new faces!
Yeah really enjoyed that, blast from the past! Need to practice and have a think about how best to upgrade my retro polo bike :)
Not sure what I will do next week as can’t make Thursday.
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Ok so just musing after last night, does anyone have recommendations on front disk brake make/model?
Ok more musings but will keep it short, I’ve got a two speed Brompton hub here that is the correct track spacing, possible commute/polo combo rear wheel like Jimmy’s? Only thing is it’s 28 hole but I think you could build it strong, any thoughts?
Hub gears will be heavy but you could build it up strong enough, it's just balls will go through the wheel for sure.
re: Disc brake, a lot of us just have the standard Deore guy that's like £60 (often £40 on CRC) all in. Some of us upgraded to XT recently and regret it (they don't seem to be as robust/we've had lever problems).
Thanks for the info, I was having a bit of an excited 5 mins I think, the Brompton hub was a silly idea. Its not actually a hub gear but a little freehub body that can take two Shimano style sprockets. Its just neat it can fit in a track spaced frame.
Anyway first step is to improve the brake lever I have operating the v-brakes but long term I'm going to save up to get a disk on the front with bash guard. My current lever has a pivot in the mechanism to try and even out braking force which kinda defeats my bias loading.
I picked up an old unused 1/8th inch mallet head off ebay, also got my other old school mallet which is much longer but not capped. I may try and re-do my capped head on another ski pole too.
been looking at Chukker rims and Milwaukee 48 spoke hubs, one day maybe :)
Any polo tonight? Might be in
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