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Emyr

Member since Jul 2010 • Last active Mar 2017

Programmer, bike polo player, fatbike rider.

Welshman in Manchester.

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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    For my GF's Genesis Caribou, we bought a B+ wheelset for spring/summer riding from CtBM that saved 2.25kg over the stock wheelset with tubed OnOne Floater 4.0:
    Hope Pro4 135QR(FDS), 170QR
    Hope skewers
    Fatlab 55 27.5"x55mm
    Schwalbe Nobby Nic (front) & Rocket Ron (rear), both 27.5x3.0"
    Gorilla tape and Stans fluid

    I've since replaced my OOF frameset and wheels with a Sandman Gobi rolling chassis which used the 26" version of the Fatlab 55 rim. Gives the Vee8 4.0 tyres they came with a very round profile, only about 3.7" wide but they corner really nicely.

    I don't think B+ would be that much heavier than a conventional 29er wheelset but you'd keep some of the grip qualities of the fat wheelset.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    "Representative sample: 52"

    Of which, 100% Londoners using public transport.

    Idiot.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    How does this even work, then?

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Assuming you have the yellow cup (wasn't included in the last few boxed brakesets I bought) and can find it.

    Cupless is only messy if you hurry and drop too much fluid so the rising bubble makes it overflow.

  • in Classifieds
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    Had I not bought a Sandman Gobi rolling chassis from him last December, yes!

  • in Rides & Races
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    I'm in Bolton. Sustrans Route 6 comes out of Salford towards Radcliffe, passes Philips Park (Prestwich) and there's loads of unofficial trail in the general Irwell/Croall valley area within a few miles of Philips Park.

    Quite a few of the bike polo crowd also MTB and live south of the city centre. @snottyotter lives near you, might know of something more local than Clayton Vale (by the velodrome).

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Yellow cup is optional, you can dribble the fluid into the screwhole at the top of the reservoir, wiggling the lever every so often to encourage bubbles out.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    The middle tubes aren't the same length, but I can't remember whether the cups are the same width.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Might be easier to cut and polish the paint off the badge after painting.

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    Pets travel in the hold.

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