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Tallboy

Member since Feb 2010 • Last active Feb 2019

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  • in Rides & Races
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    Hope also good for emergency bike mechanics, as is Hathersage. Bakewell I always find touristy but sure it has decent cafes, there’s a solid cafe opposite tideswell church/ cathedral that used to be good- used to do my sprint recovery days to there from Edale, smash a breakfast, do a ten mile loop, eat some tart and trundle home.. happy days.

    Good luck all, would love to join but frankly not fit enough

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  • in Current Projects
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    Thanks to @Aroogah for sorting me a chainring. Can’t believe I didn’t have it built for this weather but I had the kids all day anyway so wouldn’t have ridden.
    Bit of headset trouble so far but I will look later when I don’t have a toddler stealing my Allen keys!

  • in Current Projects
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    Good day for cheap buying yesterday
    £1 top cap once I found the damn thing hiding in the car- saved me £4
    £20 ring plus £5 donation- saves me £10 approx
    £8 rotors- saved me £20 approx

    Just pedals to sort now and we’re ready to roll I think

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    Sounds good thanks

  • in Current Projects
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    Yes- that’s what I was planning to buy but 2 teeth bigger. You want to message a cost?

  • in Current Projects
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    Huh.. somehow I deleted the original post by editing a photo in. The gist of it was I want a cheap mtb for local trails in Marple and peaks to replace quick hour runs as currently injured.
    Fuji frame-£ free
    Singular forks-£70 eBay
    Boost roval wheels- £100 ebay with tyres set tubeless
    Bars, stem, seat, brake levers- parts box
    Brakes-£30 off here, new off a surly
    Shifter, mech, cassette, chain- £30 or here
    Cranks- crc - hard to find used boost cheaper than £70
    Post- £4 off crc
    Top cap-£1 from lbs parts

    Still need 104 bcd 1x ring, ss ring bolts and cables.

    In future will consider trying sus forks, dropper post and hydro brakes, though I’ve tried forks and hydro before and struggled to get used to them.

  • in Current Projects
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    I’ve used them lots, I just don’t like them and I can’t explain why! Maybe I’ve never used good ones

  • in Current Projects
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    Thanks pal, I think 104

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