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M_V

Member since Aug 2008 • Last active Aug 2016

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    The stays?

    Yeah, your hands?

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    Drill and bolt it will be then! Ta.

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    Tbh it opened up fine and the response did also say that if I was unable to bend it back (I'd said I planned to try but wanted to get in touch first incase they wanted the guards straight back) to get back in touch.

    I think I'd rather retain the right to leave feedback (which I've seemed to lose in the past once a dispute gets closed off) though whether I go all the way to negative or settle for neutral is yet to be decided.

    On the subject of the guards themselves though, holy fuck they are a pain to fit! Maybe I'm just used to fitting plastic guards but I also reckon squeezing the 45mm guards over 35mm tyres ain't helping anything as they seem to be very close on both width and diameter.

    Biggest struggle is getting the 2 eye bolt things onto the stay and into the guard with the stay positioned evenly. I've only done the front one of those so far so any tips for the rear? I think I need to go back and tweak the front a bit as well.

    I've had to run the stay down and under the disc brake at the front as attaching it to the mid blade eyelet was pulling the bottom of the guard in too much.

    Should I drill the rear and fit the L bracket instead of using the crimp around one? Probably should eh?

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    So Practical Cycles used My Herpes to send my VO hammered guards to me and, of course, they've squashed the package and squeezed the end of one of the guards together a bit.

    I've emailed Practical Cycles to say that I did get a bit worried when they sent the tracking link and it was myherped and clearly /i was right to be worried, they've responded with a rather blunt "...all couriers mishandle goods."

    I'm pretty sure I'll be able to bend the guard back but not sure whether that will have weakened it any, also not sure that returning them for an exchange would see me get a set in any better condition.

    Quite temped to leave neutral/neg feedback on ebay due to their choice of courier but not sure that's either justified or allowed. Packaging could have been a bit better too actually, maybe I'll base my feedback on that.

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    1. Genesis Day One - mudguard tourey commuter bike.
    2. On One Pompino - bruiser beater.
    3. Genesis Flyer - dry Sunday fixie.
    4. Puch town/shopping bike - grocery getter/shit weather commuter.
    5. Kona Humuhumu - cantis/motox bars fun mtb.
    6. Surly 1x1 - disc brake/dropper post serious mtb.
    7. Flying Scot - resto project.
    8. BMX - mid school brakeless pegless Fit.
    9. Another BMX - Giant otp, bought for the mrs but not used by her, should probably sell.

    Which is great till you want to go on holiday and have to cram 9 bikes into the spare room coz you don't wanna leave them in the garage while you're away...

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    Plus size tyres should be providing more floatation on the boggy stuff so you don't get stuck in the first place but my experience is that a 3" tyre seems to sink into mud just as much a 2.4" or 2.2" tyre.

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    Did I just see that skateboarding is in for 2020? Wtf?

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    vertical sans derailleur hanger

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