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M_V

Member since Aug 2008 • Last active Sep 2016

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    Yes it is. I'm clearly blind and computer illiterate tonight for some reason! Cheers!

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Cheers, had a look on their site but not making much sense of all the available axles, might fire them an email and see if they can help though.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Seems like those 177mm axles are the rocking horse shit of the Sturmey Archer world. There's maybe a more readily available 160-odd-mm axle that might work...

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I can't imagine anything my Alfine dynohub could do better.

    It hold
    My spokes in place, it spins around axle, it has a rotor attached to the side and it makes electricity. I'm not too fussed how much it weighs or how many watts of energy it uses though.

  • in Glasgow
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    New place is supposedly opening imminently, going to be a much smaller operation from what I understand though.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I've bought (amongst other things) a Sturmey XRD3 rear hub from a guy on retrobike, I was hoping to fit it to my Humuhumu to increase Klunk factor but I failed to think about oln and/or axle length before buying. The OLN is just shy of 120mm and axle length around 145mm.

    The axle is too long to just add spacers to make it fit the 135mm rear end of the Humu so I'm wondering if it's possible to change the axle for a longer one? I know the axles on these aren't as straight forward as a normal one but I'd be kinda surprised if longer versions weren't available. Or are you meant to buy a different hub if you want it to fit a 135mm frame?

    I could cold set the rear of the Humu frame but looking for less permanent options first.

  • in Classifieds
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    Well, I just got an email with a royal mail tracking link so fingers crossed!

  • in Current Projects
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    The features on the frame are dialed in for cantis

    Not at the rear, I love cantis and I love Konas but the whole dog collar thing is a farce.

    If you ask me a canti equipped Kona is crying out for conversion to Vs as there won't be the ugly redundant cable hanger left at the rear.

  • in Glasgow
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    Saw this on a Facebook group and as it looked like a bargain at £50 I bought it for the missus but it's not her kinda thing.

    Turned out it was bargain as it'd barely been used (and has had quite literally about half an hour's use since I bought it). Very good condition with only minor marks to paintwork etc.

    20" toptube so perfect for younger/shorter/smaller riders.

    It's a nice wee bike with sealed internal headset and mid bottom bracket, 3piece cranks etc. Finishing kit is pretty tidy too.

    Had a gyro but as always it was shit so I've removed it and put on a straight cable instead. There's removable gyro tabs which I've left on there as I ziptied the cable to one of them to keep it tidy.

    Just wanna get back what I paid so £50.

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