• Fun times! Stripping down the frame before the wheels arrive next week and the headset lock ring has somehow managed to damage the threads on the steerer.

    Result is that the top cup for the headset now has utterly mangled threads.... sigh.

    Gonna chase out the threads and have a 1 1/8” tange falcon on the way as a replacement but still...

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  • Good news. Glad you and bike are on mend.

  • :) thanks bud.

  • Praise be to Argos for chasing the threads, but a big fuck you to the frame gods as the headset up is seized in the headtube....FML

  • Picked up the wheels today from RyanBuildsWheels, they did an awesome job.

    Mavic XM819 laced with Sapim Race and D-Light running tubeless Race Kings.

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  • Is the headset cup issue sortable? 😬

    That’s a frrrrresh set of wheels 😎

  • All sorted, plenty of gt85 and a soak did the trick. New Tange Falcon in there now

  • Nice. I’m a big fan of the kettle in that sort of situation, too. Synchronised bearing drifting / coffee making

  • ...and old fatboy slim samples.


  • Ooh, it’s been a while - going to have to pull that off the shelves (vertigo swirl, naturally!)

  • Stoked with the rebuild, fresh drivetrain, Wippermann chain, Stronglight rings and now 8 speed at rear for allllll the gears.

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  • Love those cranks - 7400 for mtb :-)

  • Looks mint.

  • Almost fell out of love with this, so close to replacing it with an old ‘dale. Glad I didn’t though. New rubber fitted and new brakes on the way, gonna try these new fangled V brakes the kids are talking about.

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  • Saw you grabbed those - should look nice with the rest of the kit on there. What was the dale then? Local?

    Giant looks proper swish with tan walls!

  • Thanks bud! Dale was a 92 m600 beast of the east in the red white blue colour way. Lush, but collection only in Cumbria...

  • Fun stuff, you've got there! Tanwalls look great on it.

  • Pretty sure I passed you on the Giant this evening by McDonald's, if it was it looked great!

  • Cheers! Entirely possible, was out and about on deliveries.

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Mid life crisis MTB’s - Raleigh 531 / Dale M400 / Giant Escaper

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