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mancub

Member since Oct 2010 • Last active Oct 2020
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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I'll have a look at those, cheers! Was it a tight fit? I really can't be bothered with the faff of tinsy clearances anymore.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Yeah the 74s seem like the safer bet. I sort of prefer the aesthetic of the flat style but I guess it's better to get actual full coverage. I couldn't find any 70mm when I looked either :/

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Serious question, what's wrong with the MS geometry?

    It's at least a bit different from the rest.. seems like it would be a blast to ride?

    I haven't ridden one but I'm pretty sure I want one. Reason being the alternatives seem to be either more relaxed or have longer wheelbases. If I wanted something racy feeling which I can have fun underbiking off road or on #nogravel whilst still taking on road, what would be a better choice?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    For Schwalbe Big Apples 29 x 2.35" and similar tyres (in a VO Piolet frame) ...

    do I want Honjo x Simworks Smooth 74? Or would the Flat 65 fit ok?

    ... or is there a better alternative?

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    I'm ready to build a new wheelset for my Velo Orange Piolet, but I'm struggling to decide between 27.5+ or 29" rims.

    The frame is optimized for either 29 x 2.3 or 27.5 x 2.8 tyres. Currently running 29ers but I would like to try 27.5 for the first time for that extra volume, especially to take it off road.

    Only thing is I do ride it in town a lot and I might be wrong (?) but I don't see many fast all-road/gravel tyre options in 27.5 x 2.8. I think going smaller would drop the BB and change the ride quality. Would this be noticeable? Do these tyres actually exist? Or is 27.5+ strictly an mtb domain? I'd also like to try tubeless to drop some more weight.

    I'll need to fit mudguards for winter commuting duties and I have no idea which would be better for clearance / compatibility. I would have to go smaller than 2.3" to fit guards on the current 29er wheels, so I guess I'd be dropping the BB on either size anyway.

    Was hoping someone with more experience with this could help out. I'm confused :/

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    The newish Black Diamond Impact is a really good value starter pad. Drop Zone is a lil bit bigger for just a lil more money.

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    oh my god, just had a look. It's worse than I could ever possibly imagine. Sorry I can't help you. I only have the one pair of pedals and old worn out cleats myself. weeps

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    DISCONTINUED?! nooooooo

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    pm'd re: Karcher

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