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  • I just bought the wrong disc brake pads for my R8070 calipers. They are for BR-M8000 apparently. What do I need instead?

  • Oh and does anyone need some J02A pads?

  • L02a if you want resin and fins.

  • Yup, can put them to good use!

  • What is the consensus of opinion on Gatorskin sidewall ‘damage’?

    I think I read somewhere that the pattern of threads is only cosmetic so not to worry if they get torn etc?

    And I don’t care if you think they’re shit or don’t grip or are heavy.

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  • What is the consensus of opinion on Gatorskin sidewalk ‘damage’?

    Stop riding on the sidewalk, it's for pedestrians.

  • Fricking auto-correct!

  • the pattern of threads is only cosmetic

    It's not cosmetic, but it's not essential to the pressure retaining structure, it's just a supplementary armour layer to protect the structural threads.

  • Cool.

    The tyre isn’t bulging or anything so I’ll keep running it and just keep an eye on it.

  • What bike (if any) for a 145kg man? Brother wants to implement a little extra mobility/variation/cardio into his strong man training
    Anything he can get QR wheel wise that'll support some very modest light trail/road rides - 10-15mile potters? If it makes a difference (the power he's putting through the pedals rather than just weight), he's a big powerful guy (amateur strongman) rather than a 14 stone guy 10st overweight.

    Tyres is also an issue as you can imagine.
    Shout if it's a case of basically once you hit 125kg+ cycling (esp off the shelf bikes/wheels) is pretty much out of bounds or if you have any ideas of pedal power for a man of such dimensions


  • I'm after a small blender for smoothes, etc. Someone I know had a nutrabullet so I was going to get one of those as it's quite compact and tidy, but didn't expect them to be so expensive.

    Does anyone have a recommendation for of a decent, similar alternative?


  • I've had my Moulinex for about a hundred years, this is the modern equivalent:­-Blender-Coffee-Mill/dp/B00D8DC0X6

  • How do you stop people driving like fucking idiots?

  • A touring bike would probably be fine. Look up people build tandem wheel if you're really worried, but 36h should be fine (what we have on the front of our tandem).

  • I... er... “my friend” just bought a XT M781 direct mount rear derailleur, can I/he/they fit it to a standard brazed-on hanger. Or does it have to buy a b-link?

    Eyeballing: It looks like it would work, but be tight for clearance with the cassette.

  • Many thanks; will have a look and point him that way - much appreciated; cheers

  • This has definitely come up before on here, can't remember if this thread or a current projects. I think the consensus was touring or mountain bike, 36h sturdy wheels should be fine. Keep tyre pressure fairly high. Finding a comfy saddle is important. Someone else might remember more though.

  • Bit late with this but Trek frames have a lifetime warranty, and that will include broken stops. Get your dealer to organise a repair - I did one last year, no problem

  • I got a Morphy Richards Nutri Go blender in the Debenhams sale last year. Was definitely under £20.

    Newer version for £18 here.

    Mine came with 4 flask/bottle things and 4 lids. Have never used the lids so don't know how well they seal.

  • Many thanks - good to see there's potential for the super Clyde/Athena/heavy cohort - I'll look for some 36H for him.

  • Is this a super-record?
    220grams (above listed/official weight)

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  • Not sure I can offer advice as such, but one of my customers is a giant of a man - 6’10” and must weigh 20 stone, he has a custom Roberts frame (the saddle reaches my armpit, at 5’9”) and he breaks components like clockwork. He’s has two Thompson seatposts snap on him, and the clamp bolt snap a couple of weeks back (with pretty painful and expensive results), loads of cranks (Madison stopped warranting them after the 5th or 6th) and pedals etc.

    I think what I’m trying to say is that he’s going to have to buy quality stuff cos the cheap shit will snap like a twig.

  • That reference is useful and as I thought - and slightly unnerving -being my Bro is closer to 25st. Perhaps first step is literally dig out the shed/get a beater frame/bike and stick some 36H on it where the financial risk is negligible and hope, if he enjoys ,and benefits from, it he'll look to invest time/money in getting something he'll use little and often

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