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  Topic: Bike recommendation from all you Pros'
CarnaptiousB'Stard

Replies: 13
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PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:54 pm   Subject: Bike recommendation from all you Pros'
26ers are now kids bikes...

How has the bike hunt gone, beyond all the banter here?

Cool
Have we been kidding ourselves on all these years then ?
Wink
If I was to be personally shopping f ...
  Topic: Bike recommendation from all you Pros'
CarnaptiousB'Stard

Replies: 13
Views: 1617

PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:18 pm   Subject: Bike recommendation from all you Pros'
I’m not a DH’er incidently Cool
  Topic: Bike recommendation from all you Pros'
CarnaptiousB'Stard

Replies: 13
Views: 1617

PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:09 am   Subject: Bike recommendation from all you Pros'
If you meant me Carnaptious, yes I joined the forum in 2010, but have bought and ridden MTB's since the 80's. (First one a second hand Raleigh which was really just a road 531 tubed bike with knobbly ...
  Topic: Really baked on crud!
CarnaptiousB'Stard

Replies: 2
Views: 373

PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:18 pm   Subject: Re: Really baked on crud!
Trying to clean some baked on dirt on my bike, I can pick it off with my nails but Muc Off solvent and fairy don’t even soften it up, anything else I could try?
Try Chesire Window Cleaning ,they'll ...
  Topic: Bike recommendation from all you Pros'
CarnaptiousB'Stard

Replies: 13
Views: 1617

PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:14 pm   Subject: Bike recommendation from all you Pros'
You joined in 2010 so just under 8 years judging by the dates.
  Topic: Like visiting an old friend ...
CarnaptiousB'Stard

Replies: 3
Views: 809

PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:11 pm   Subject: Like visiting an old friend ...
Not quite sure what the whole point of these gravel bikes are.
Nice enough though
  Topic: I'm a noob again
CarnaptiousB'Stard

Replies: 32
Views: 2788

PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:06 pm   Subject: I'm a noob again


You'd be hard pushed to find a lighter alloy frame than my steel Kinesis Virtue

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Yeah it will be a lot lighter when I steal your wheels. Twisted Evil Razz Laughing
  Topic: just bin shopping
CarnaptiousB'Stard

Replies: 6
Views: 1214

PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:10 pm   Subject: just bin shopping

I miss my 92 Bear Valley!!! 😧

The Bear Valley and the Bear Valley SE in particular were very highly rated bikes at the time, with the SE being a very good competition bike in those days.
It w ...
  Topic: just bin shopping
CarnaptiousB'Stard

Replies: 6
Views: 1214

PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:17 pm   Subject: just bin shopping
I wish I'd never got rid of my Marin Eldridge Grade. Sad

Marins of the late 80's to mid 90's were superb bikes in my opinion.

Picture of the refurb when completed Question

I concur.
By the lat ...
  Topic: Not a bad idea for the tourers amongst us....
CarnaptiousB'Stard

Replies: 1
Views: 911

PostForum: Biking Gear   Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 7:06 am   Subject: Not a bad idea for the tourers amongst us....
Que ?
Surprised
  Topic: returning to mountain biking
CarnaptiousB'Stard

Replies: 13
Views: 1955

PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 7:03 am   Subject: returning to mountain biking
Swapping a capable bike with MTB heritage for a retail park Halfords branded bike ????? Surprised
It doesn’t matter what fancy trinkets you put on a Carrera it will still be a Carrera.
For the sake of ...
  Topic: Who is braving the elements on two wheels?
CarnaptiousB'Stard

Replies: 23
Views: 4759

PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:08 pm   Subject: Who is braving the elements on two wheels?
I'm not quite getting them either Mustard.
I have never tried one but I'm imagining that even on gravel they might be a bit snakey at any great speed.
It's not a type of bike I would ever look into. ...
  Topic: Who is braving the elements on two wheels?
CarnaptiousB'Stard

Replies: 23
Views: 4759

PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:04 pm   Subject: Who is braving the elements on two wheels?
Not necessarily Mustard,across the board I would say.
If a classic double triangle frame is to your liking with all the mod cons then that's alright by me.
Personally if I could get a classic frame ...
  Topic: Who is braving the elements on two wheels?
CarnaptiousB'Stard

Replies: 23
Views: 4759

PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:56 am   Subject: Who is braving the elements on two wheels?
I have always and always will ride 26ers no matter what so if 26 does make a comeback ,I will be ahead of the fad hunters Wink Smile
  Topic: Snow day.
CarnaptiousB'Stard

Replies: 7
Views: 2928

PostForum: At The Movies.   Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:06 pm   Subject: Snow day.
Off piste is the way to go dude,by trails I mean 100% natural.
I have a confession to make .
I have ridden one but not in anger ,as in not enough to judge precisely.
So maybe just maybe I will take ...
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