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Tallboy

Member since Feb 2010 • Last active Sep 2020

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    Is this a cry for help?

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    Absolutely wonderful! Did you paint yourself?

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    Yes yes yes this guy is speaking my language! Purple bits = faster bikes.
    Am I right in thinking there are no double rings in purple, only 1x rings?

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    Thanks for all the mudguard tips, new ones incoming. Dreadful noises from bike today which I hope was just bigger tyres squashing over bumps and leaning into turns and hitting the guards. It’s hard setting up a bike in the stand, then sticking a 90kg man and a 15kg toddler on the back- things move more!

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    Why did Roglic not have his helmet on his head? He looked like a squaddie with his dry socks under his helmet

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    Definitely no gravel in the Peak District dales which is lucky as I didn’t have a sleepy 3 year old on the back for the gnarliest bits

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    You’re talking my language now! Simpler mudguard install is all good when you’ve got constant weird nerve shakes done the hands! Those little sks bolts go all over the workshop!
    ‘I need 3 hands or a clever Knob’ as a GB mechanic once said

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    Don’t mind really. Easy to fit and tough as it gets bashed about a fair bit! Never had metal on any bike but open to trying

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    Is there a favourite guard to fit over big 26 tyre on a functional build? I’ve gone up to 26x2.1 conti double fighters and my current guards are just a bit tight and also a bit knackered

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    Having built a bike for my mum who was a daily local, short trip cyclist, and adapted my 1x1 for my dad who was similar, I found useful things were
    Saving weight- made them moving the bike about on foot easier, helping with that balance issue I guess
    Simple gears- my Dad rode ss as his ride was totally flat and my mum had 1x to save messing with two shifters
    Good brakes- adjusted reach for small hands for mum, powerful old xtr v brakes for dad as his grip wasn’t great
    Totally puncture proof tyres even at the expense of a bit of weight and feel so they never had to change a tube

    @Hulsroy I think did a good project for his dad with a dropper to help his stopping and starting I think

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