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    or itll work fine but youll have a flat spot where the valve is, which will lead to a puncture, and not a fixable one.

  • How long do you think it will last before it pops?
    I've just put it in there, didnt have the right size tube.
    It feels and looks alright at the moment... might bring it out for a test spin in a bit.

  • i've done it both ways round before kev. Its not ideal but lasted ages, in fact so long that i forgot about it.

  • Ta B. Fingers crossed it'll stay ok for Sunday's div 2 games until my chain reaction order arrives.

  • What's the potential problem if I put a inner tube thats only designed for 700 x 25-32 into a 700x35 tyre?

    I've been running 23-28 tubes in my 38 tyre for the last year.

    I've only had one puncture that could maybe be put down to putting the tube under too much stress.

  • ...until my chain reaction order arrives.

    Good luck with getting any sense out of chain reaction now they've got their christmas rush on, I'm still waiting on stuff that was paid for 7 days ago (all in stock), and in the meantime they've sent me half of some guy in Norway's order, and a tracking ref for an order that doesn't exist :/ Shame because normally they're ace.

  • If I manage to get dressed this side of midday I'm gonna take the bike out for a spin and jump off a few curbs with it. Hopefully it'll hold up. If not, I'll take a trip to Eduardes for a 35c tube. There's no rush on my CRC order so I'm not too stressed if they're swamped at the moment... and likewise, my experience with them has been nothing but excellent, even for returns. Sorry to hear about that for you C but I imagine they will sort it out.

  • Ill try to take some picture and post them with my phone ... But its probably a piece missing...

  • The cog needs to sit tightly on the spindle. I needed a fair bit of grease and brute force to get mine on. If it doesn't do this then the top hat spacer is missing.

  • If I manage to get dressed this side of midday I'm gonna take the bike out for a spin and jump off a few curbs with it. Hopefully it'll hold up. If not, I'll take a trip to Eduardes for a 35c tube. There's no rush on my CRC order so I'm not too stressed if they're swamped at the moment... and likewise, my experience with them has been nothing but excellent, even for returns. Sorry to hear about that for you C but I imagine they will sort it out.

    you might be ok, mine lasted two days of polo, but then both went in the space of an hour

  • Can i find a top hat spacer at push ? Or volt maybe ?

  • Just back. Slammed it into a few curbs around my gaf, seems to be alright. We'll see how it stands up. I think I am going to get a 35 tube anyway just in case of emergency.

    I get why Mat Cosmic wanted to sell those 35 marathons. There is a massive amount of meat on their bones but they weigh a fucking tonne. Had a 28 on the back previously and the difference is noticable. I understand what Jono was saying about rotational weight being a big factor. Maybe I'll play in 1st gear rather than second...

  • Ok i checked the top hat specer doesnt go in the arm... Is that too short one ?

  • My housemate got a frame delivered from CRC in two days, arrived today. Flash bastard, full carbon F&F...

  • finally ...

    i've been at Volt for my sprocket, and mine was bend so i changed it ... polo start to be a bit expensive, but got my bike sorted !
    thx* Wicksie, *IdealStandard, and SuperLuca !

  • Ill try to take some picture and post them with my phone ... But its probably a piece missing...

    Sounds like you're missing the spindle shim that goes inside the sprocket. Is your spindle splined? If so, get a splined profile shim and you won't even need to lock bolt the sprocket onto crank arm.

  • Nice!

  • The extractor threads on my crank arm on the poo bike are stripped. Anyone have a ball joint puller or something else to pop it off? Or a handy trick?

  • Angle grinder!

  • DublinKev does but I have it. Will chase up Dean to finish with them if you want to ask Kev if you can borrow?

  • As an extreme measure I once used the claw side of a hammer (The frame was covered with rags and stuff to protect it)

  • use a mallet (not a polo stick) and whack it!

  • If the crank runs within a few mm from the BB, split a wooden clothes peg then use the halves to evenly wedge it off.

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