On your Bike

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so i thought the Felt was ready to go back to France......until i was 'gifted' £500 for myself...
needed a workstand, nothing fancy so i gave a Halfords £45 one a go, seems ample for what i require/need

the Suntour forks on the Felt were like pogo sticks so the search started, eBay first - prices were not far off new stuff so eventually bit the bullet and ordered some Rockshox solo air from Bike24 Germany along with a fork pump - total 300 euros :roll: turns out they couldnt get them so a slightly cheaper alternative but still Rockshox solo air and 60 eur cheaper
they arrived today and are now fitted

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they are over a kg lighter so theres some weight i dont have to lose myself :lol:

now bearing in mind i wasnt going to spend money on this and was why i got the Whyte 801 i felt guilty that the one i use the most didnt have air forks :cry:
the budget on these also went out the window but £5-600 was a stretch, so i ended up winning a set of low use Fox 34 Factory Kashima's from france for £380 :)
just waiting on these to arrive, hopefully this week or early next
who doesn't like a bit of bling?

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total spend slightly over budget .... oops!

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Nothing wrong with a bit of....



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so as i walked through the door tonight, lo and behold a fork shaped box.....

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looks like i know what i'm doing this w/e or until the OH decides otherwise!

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
08 Jun 2020, 20:05
mickthemaverick wrote:
08 Jun 2020, 19:46
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
08 Jun 2020, 19:26
Took a picture of this bike today. I thought to myself...that has the look of an expensive bike.
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Not if their packaging is anything to go by:
I reckon they would have had to pay some agency a lot of money to come up with that not that its to my taste :-D

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Another Dutch Firm Van Moof have had an unexpected marketing boost recently thanks to this advert being banned in France. Its views are now in the millions. Apparently the French Authorities didn't like the way it showed the automotive industry in a bad light. Make your own mind up..



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old'uns wrote:
09 Jul 2020, 20:16

looks like i know what i'm doing this w/e or until the OH decides otherwise!
If only i'd checked the existing axle/fork width... [-X

110mm boost doesn't fit in a 100mm fork..oops!

so options were:

DT Swiss or similar 100 hub and get existing rim built on it - £50 odd for hub plus the build ( not by me)

or trawl the net for a wheel...nothing on the bay of e, nothing of any quality in stock UK...
back to the good 'ol Germans, Mavic crossride wheel £79 delivered - ordered sunday evening - arrived wednesday 14.30 ( 2 1/2 working days) so can't argue with that efficiency :-D

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That is both a :( and a :)
A doesn't quite fit.

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Any bike enthusiasts enjoy an old movie and an early role for Honor Blackman and a starring appearance of Hebden Bridge, and surrounding countryside?

Cycles by BSA Cycles Ltd :-D

A Boy, a Girl and a Bike (1949)



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Have to say I gave that film a full watch today....in my book lovely nostalgic stuff with plenty of bike content. Added to that the Cycling Club even got a mouth organ out and had a singsong when sheltering from a storm and did a couple of verses of the Blaydon Races :-D



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later than i thought w/e job but now fitted bar swapping out a 5mm headset spacer for a 3mm

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...the Mavic decals are coming off as well, a bit too 'in yer face' for me

also a surprising 700g 'ish lighter as well although the Rockshox are a tad dirty :roll:

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New pastures for me over the Chase and local history I knew nothing about

Caves at Broxton,

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This side you can see where a flue has been cut into the Sandstone, not in this picture though

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Caves at Etching Hill
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Brocton sundial

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A recent ride and visiting a village with an interestingly amusing name...
Makes you think of the Goodies...
Makes you think of the Goodies...
I used to work near here back in the early 80s...

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Never heard of a marsh Gibbon before, it must be a rare species, like the tree octopus.
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myglaren wrote:
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Never heard of a marsh Gibbon before, it must be a rare species, like the tree octopus.

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:rofl2: :rofl2: Steve, I think you'll find a Marsh Gibbon is a damp monkey ;)

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On your (cargo) bike

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Loved the bit when he said 'I'm glad they did not call it the S-Cargo...' :lol:

It is a great concept but useless around here. It would be nicked in no time :evil:

E-Bikes are great and allow those who cannot ride a conventional bike due to infirmiry or injury can continue to enjoy cycling :D

Even better now that there are some very competent road (as opposed to hybrid/mountain) e-bikes available now...