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jimmyc

Member since Jul 2013 • Last active Jun 2021
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  • in Rider Down
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    Hey all, anyone here had any trouble with moped riders recently? I experienced two separate incidents out riding yesterday. I don't do much "road" cycling, most of my road cycling is just commuting and getting around in zones 1,2,3 South, but yesterday after coming off a bit badly on a bridleway near Warlingham I decided to ride home to Camberwell only on road. I went via my mum's to grab some bandages and clean the wound, as she doesn't live too far from Warlingham and used to be a pharmacist :)

    Anyway, the mopeds. The first incident happened near Chipstead on Outwood Ln. Three mopeds were coming towards me, one moved into the oncoming lane and started to drive head on towards me until I cycled into the steep verge on that particular road. Essentially like he was playing chicken with me. Luckily for me I was moving uphill so I wasn't riding particularly fast and it was easy to stop and lean into the verge.

    Second incident, on my way back to Camberwell just before the 5 ways junction at Morden a moped with a passenger came up behind me. The passenger shouted and then pushed me hard in the back attempting to push me off. Luckily I didn't fall and just veered off into the curb.

    It seems mad that I'd have two similar incidents in a day, but then I'm not out as a road cyclist that much.

    Should I report the incidents to the police? Nothing will come of the first, there's never ever been any cameras down there. The second though was just before a junction that must have quite a few cameras.

    Cheers,
    James

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    I might be interested if @amey doesn't take them. I've just had some cheaper 650B wheels built for a gravel bike, so they'll be for a posher wheel build in the distant future.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Thanks @M_V. Tbh as I was writing it out it felt like a lot of unnecessary work. These things alway seem easier in your head.

    The drive to do it was to build or buy a future proof wheelset; also my current rims aren't tubless ready. The frames fairly difficult to update because of it's rear spacing and straight steerer tube. I found it was slim pickings when it came to finding straight 1 1/8th rigid sus-corrected forks with anything mounts that were thru axle, hence I ended up going with a Moxie Bike/Pipedream cycles which has boost spacing.

    These are dropouts, pictured.

    I don't think 135 thru axles exist, but I could be wrong, there are too many standards.

    I think I'll just stick with the current rear wheel and buy or build something for the new fork.

    Thanks again.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Hey all,

    I'm wondering about having my Ritchey P29er reset to a wider spacing and I'm looking for advice. I've recently bought a 100mm travel suspension corrected 1 1/8th rigid fork with a load of mounts. The new rigid forks have 110mm boost spacing and my sus fork is 100mm, so I at least need a new front wheel, which got me thinking whether or not I could have reset the rear spacing to accommodate 142mm or 148mm and a new wheelset. I think my p29er is the 2014 version. Whichever it is, it's still got a straight steerer and sliding dropouts at 135mm with quick release hangers - difficult.

    My first question is whether it's possible, wise and worth it to reset the rear spacing? If so any recommendations on London frame builders to do it? (I need some bottle mounts brazed onto the underside of the downtube too).

    Ideas for adjusting the chainline? It's a 68mm BB shell. Currently have XT Double chainset on there, but thinking of moving to 1x11 or 1x12 should I do this and upgrade wheelset.

    I have these in mind for replacing the dropout inserts:

    https://kingdombike.com/collections/king­dom-parts/products/sliding-dropouts-brak­e-hanger?variant=32101922078810

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

    Cheers,
    James

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Heya, I'll take it if it's still available. Will PM now.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Thanks very much, but I'm looking for a least a bit padding. Preference would be Drakon over Dynamic. Thanks again though.

    @190-215GPa you're welcome to it.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Hey all,
    Looking to try a Dynamic or a Drakon, if anyone has one they're looking to sell.
    @thebaldingbuddha would ofc take first dibs on a Drakon though, if they haven't found one after their comment above.
    Cheers

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Thanks mate, though I’m not sure it’ll be worth it for me as I need 100/142 spacing. I’m new to the variety of thru axle standards. I checked the specs on my new frame earlier and for some reason it says dedicated 15mm TA hubs aren’t compatible even if with an adapter sleeve, so I’m not sure the wheels will work out unfortunately.

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    I’d also be interested in the Fulcrum 650b wheelset, second in line ofc, but need to look into the end caps as I need 12mm front and rear. What’s the front and rear spacing? Cheers.

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