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M_Vatwork

Member since Sep 2016 • Last active Jun 2019
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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Not so pleasing to look at bit I think it's gonna be a lot of fun to ride,

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    So nice.

    Could do something similar with my Surly 1x1...

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    If I was looking for a 1 1/8" straight steerer full carbon road fork is there anything anyone would particularly recommend or steer me away from? A small crown area to go nicely with a steel frame (like Columbus Minimal) would be good but not essential.

  • in Rides & Races
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    I've just booked my place.

    Don't know that I really agree with making singlespeed mtbing into a competition but it falls on my weekend off and it's nearby so I've let a couple mates talk me into it.

    Seems to be very little info out there about the actual event, I'd like to ride the frame I just started building but it'll be getting built as coaster only so I don't know if I'll be allowed to run it. I can always steal a front brake and a wheel with a rotor from another bike if it comes to it. Then again, getting booted out of a singlespeed mtb event has to be about as anti establishment as it comes...

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Love this part of the video on the homepage...

    "Feel free"... Yeah I've never felt as free as I do when I have a big bulky, warm, explosive scarf wrapped tightly around my neck.

    Newest version of a Hövding = 650g
    Giro Foray (by all accounts a cheap bicycle helmet) = 270g.

    Pretty sure I know which of those will make me feel more 'free'.

    The Fox Proframe is only 100g more than than the Hövding and its a bloody certified DH race helmet! And its cheaper!

  • in Frame Builders
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    Butted seat tubes, the end with the red paint on is the end the seat post goes in right?

  • in Track Cycling and Velodromes
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    what principals govern tyre pressure on the track?

    Put as much air in your tyres as they can hold. There is no rough terrain to worry about so not pumping up to the max pressure is just unnecessarily adding rolling resistance.

  • in Track Cycling and Velodromes
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    can i swap over my bike fit measurements from the road...

    Not if your bike fit was any good.

    It should have put you in the most power producing and aero position you could sustain for the period you'd be riding for and you don't ride your track bike for the same duration as you do your road bike.

  • in Frame Builders
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    Heat sinks for welding init

    Really? I thought folk used them for brazing too.

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