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hoops

Member since Jan 2012 • Last active Nov 2021

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    Interested in the Rourke - Do you have any photos of it in its current state? Is the steerer straight 1 1/8, or is it tapered (looks to be straight)? Is it TIG'd or brazed (Im assuming TIG'd, but seat stay/toptube interface is confusing me - hard to tell from photos)? How old is the Futura fork?

    Thanks!

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    Followed by, "could i fit a supercharger"

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    Next question from Dammit...... "can you fit a MTB in a Ferrari"

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    No.

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    Warning: MTB’s being stolen out of vans at service stations is a very real thing - I’ve heard several stories of people returning from bike park wales, and having bikes nicked out of van whilst stopped at services on way home. Possibly targeted at bike park car park and followed.

    A good friend of mine uses his work LWB transit Kombi van for taking bikes to the bike park, and the cargo section has full bulkhead between it and rear seats. He always purposefully reverse parks with back of van against a wall or something static so that the rear doors can not be opened. He had 3 bikes nicked out of the back of his van at a services on M4….. didn’t even realise the were gone til he got back to Bristol, as thiefs had somehow unlocked the front doors, released hand brake, rolled van forwards, removed bikes, put van back and locked all doors leaving no obvious sign of entry.

    Yes your bikes will be safer in a van, but leaving them locked in a van overnight/hours at a time unattended is a very bad idea….. especially a £70k LWB van that shouts expendable income, and a taste for outdoor activities. You may as well have a sticker on the back window that says “£20k’s worth of bikes inside, please don’t steal them”

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    I have one. They are great, as long as you don’t mind giving vast amounts of money to your local Land Rover specialist to fix relatively jovial issues. In the past year I have:
    Major service (including cam belt)
    New air compressor for suspension
    New electronic handbrake mechanism
    New BCU board to get air suspension to work properly.
    Replaced bushings on rear end to get through MOT (sounds like a very simple job but cost almost £1k as all the bolts were rusted to shit and everything basically needed to be cut off and replaced)

    Now the tracking is off and is getting worse, and it’s not possible to fix easily as all the adjustment bolts on the front end are also rusted solid, so will probably have to spend another £1k having the whole front end chopped off and replaced.

    I’m thinking of getting rid of it and replacing with Disco 2, but that’s almost as stupid as continuing to spend vast amounts of money keeping the 3 going.

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    I totally thought it was a new thing as I’d not seen it on the site before. Thanks for the knowledge, Andy!

    Either way, it’s lovely. I have a Rapha Pro Team insulated gilet that I’ve never been too keen on as the fabric has virtually no stretch in it at all, and I’m too fat for a small these days!

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    New insulated gilet is lovely. Big fan of the zipped chest pockets. Great idea! 👌👌

    Great work as usual, G! @Chopsicle

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