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f_a

Member since Jan 2019 • Last active Nov 2022
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How can I delete this?
This forum is worryingly and increasingly becoming full of mansplainers, time wasters and people talking about anything BUT bikes..
I want out.

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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Thanks. The bike has long been built and up and running now. 👍🏼

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    Closing this as the whole is only spamming and nothing else. Thanks for being not helpful at all and wasting my time.

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    You haven’t answered my question: Are you interested? If not, let others decide for themselves. I’m not here to argue. Have a good day.

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    The price that you say is what I’ve seen for well used wheels and without the rotors. These have been used a handful of times so they’re are practically new, hence the price.
    Also, to correct you, these are from the £1800 E5 Elite Diverge, they are not the Axis Sport which are the lower range.
    As I said, price is negotiable. Are you interested?

  • in Components and clothing
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    Specialized Axis Elite 2021 Gravel disc aluminium wheelset.
    Been keeping them in a box for way too long so time to go.
    They have been used a handful of time as I upgraded to a pair of Hunt wheels shortly after purchase.
    They came on a Specialized Diverge E5 Elite bike. Specialized claim they are tubeless ready but I only used them with inner tubes, so they are clean of tubeless sealant and in excellent condition.

    They come with Shimano RT66 6-Bolt Disc Brake Rotors.
    Thru-axle hubs.
    10-speed Shimano compatible.

    I can include slick 32mm tyres too for an additional £20.

    Local pick up from NW1 Camden Square area near KX.
    Looking for £275. Price negotiable..
    Thank you!

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    Dibs on the Diatech Gold Finger brake lever. Drop for £8? Is it 26mm?

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    Do you have any 26mm crosstop levers by any chance? Or May consider the bullhorn levers if you still have them? What size are those ones?

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    A friend cycled past there recently. I can’t believe this is still ongoing.
    Perhaps getting in touch with some of the horse sanctuaries in the New Forest can shed some light on what the process should be.
    Having said that, their situation is most definitely neglect and goes against DEFRA’s guidelines on how horses should be cared for and they are missing main things, like shelter, water and clothing in the winter. Food control is acceptable if they’re not skinny but exercise and regular maintenance is important for their well-being according to the document. I’m not a horse specialist but I do think that this is wrong and those poor horses deserve better!

    https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk­/government/uploads/system/uploads/attac­hment_data/file/700200/horses-welfare-co­des-of-practice-april2018.pdf

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    A LONG time ago I found a Foffa bike in the bins with the seatpost stuck in it. I decided to rescue it and knowing that it’s not a too decent bike to have, it would make the perfect guinea pig for me to learn a few mechanic’s skills on it.
    A kind neighbour helped me melt down the aluminium seatpost, so now the bike is (sort of) ready for a total make-over. I will need to find a way to clean some of the rust that remained inside that frame before I put a new seatpost in place.
    Do you know what’s the seatpost size that a Foffa frame can take? I looked up online for the specs but couldn’t find the specific size for it.I have another seatpost which is slightly bigger so I’m suspecting that it may be within the range of 26-26.8mm or so. Any previous experience with those bikes?
    Also, I cleaned the headset bearings (they are inside a weird looking “bearing cassette”) and the headset has a genuinely really bad design to it..but it’s still worth reviving that bike to use as a commuter (and it’s black so it looks cool).
    Other than the seatpost size, any other tips are more than welcome! 😎

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