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cjr

Member since Aug 2013 • Last active Jun 2021

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  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    If @pacef8 mysteriously changes their mind. Second dibs.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Star Fitness is in Luxembourg from what I can see. My feet are a funny shape so I don’t need another pair of shoes that don’t fit.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Do you know where you can get them in the UK? I had a similar thing with some LGs and now I cant find them, bought my last pair from Canada which was not half as cheap.

    I like the look of the Scotts if I could find them in the UK.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Thanks, I was looking for a definitive answer! Instead it turns out that getting a frame that fits 700 x 50mm tyres was pointless and I should have missed that step and the next 5 , going straight to a DH MTB.

    Seriously though, the new frame is great and I did a load of road riding in Yorkshire last weekend. It was more than capable and handled really well on fast descents so I'm happy. I find most things ride the same though.

    Having never ridden bigger than 35mm, I don't know whether the jump between 45 and 50mm will be noticeable/majorly beneficial. Any thoughts?

  • in Rides & Races
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    Can’t find a 2021 thread so I’ll ask here. Utterly unprepared for this if I can get to the start line, both training and general planning.

    Anybody found any good write ups of last year that would be useful to read?

    Also I’m deciding between Pirelli Cinturato gravel H in 45mm vs panaracer GK SK plus in 50mm.

    I’m hearing very good things about the Pirelli tyres right now and they appear to be a bit tougher. But the GK have extra volume. Anyone who has ridden it care to make a suggestion?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    All finished. Takes a sub compact no problem at all, really like it. Rode for three days in Yorkshire this weekend with 28s and it rides nicely on the road as well.

    With Gravelking sk 32mm and 35mm one bottle cage and mtb pedals it weighed in at exactly 8kg which is not too shabby. NDS pic of it here, next step is to get big fat tyres.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    We have them in the bedroom, I’m sure there are good and bad ones, but ours are shit.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Actually used the technique today to get chain oil off some jeans. Luke warm water with washing up liquid to try and clean the specific stains, usually just rub the jersey against itself in a bowl or sink if it's mud/dirt but maybe a clean sponge or cloth if it's oily.

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    I have a 30/46T Ethical?

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    So much to compare! Does anyone have a CloudUp 3 or Mongar 2 and can tell me the length of the poles when packed?

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