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  Topic: Bike recommendation from all you Pros'
Mustard

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PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:00 pm   Subject: Bike recommendation from all you Pros'
I certainly agree that a good 26er with a good rider won't easily be equalled down a technical descent taken at speed. A 29er is fine for steep, rocky, but STRAIGHT technical descents, especially when ...
  Topic: Bike recommendation from all you Pros'
Mustard

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PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:47 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: Bike recommendation from all you Pros'
Mustard

Replies: 13
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PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:39 am   Subject: Bike recommendation from all you Pros'
As a 'generalist rider with no specific discipline' coming back after a lay-off, might it not appeal to you to remain retro? (The psychological feeling of rejoining with your past, and the person you ...
  Topic: Who is braving the elements on two wheels?
Mustard

Replies: 23
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PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:08 pm   Subject: Who is braving the elements on two wheels?
It increasingly seems that the patient (forum) is in mortal danger of being beyond resuscitation, (failing heartbeat - acutely unwell) .

'Shirley' it's worth a bit of effort to save? As the old s ...
  Topic: Who is braving the elements on two wheels?
Mustard

Replies: 23
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PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:03 pm   Subject: Who is braving the elements on two wheels?
P.S. Should have mentioned.

If the bottom of the wheel rim resting on the ground tries to deform by being forced upwards (inwards towards the axle) it will be resisted not by the vertical spo ...
  Topic: Who is braving the elements on two wheels?
Mustard

Replies: 23
Views: 7472

PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:11 pm   Subject: Who is braving the elements on two wheels?
And while I'm wound up- when are Specialized going to stop fitting alloy spoke nipples to their wheels, at least for our British weather market! Fine, for those who buy a new bike every year, but a bu ...
  Topic: Who is braving the elements on two wheels?
Mustard

Replies: 23
Views: 7472

PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:22 pm   Subject: Who is braving the elements on two wheels?
Musing about what some of us oldies (80 last November) get out of mountain biking, the joys of which change as we age -

As an example, I was dropping from the summit of Inglebrough last summer (I ...
  Topic: Who is braving the elements on two wheels?
Mustard

Replies: 23
Views: 7472

PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:05 pm   Subject: Who is braving the elements on two wheels?
I know it's easy to be cynical, but am I missing something with this current rave over Gravel Bikes? From what I see they are what we used to call ordinary touring bikes, with wider rims and tyres and ...
  Topic: Who is braving the elements on two wheels?
Mustard

Replies: 23
Views: 7472

PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:33 pm   Subject: Who is braving the elements on two wheels?
So if 26 did make a comeback Carnaptious, and sales took off once again, would you say they would need be 'retro' (old school) as threevok says he likes, perhaps with old school 3x9/2x10, or did he me ...
  Topic: Who is braving the elements on two wheels?
Mustard

Replies: 23
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PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:15 am   Subject: Who is braving the elements on two wheels?
Nice bike Threevok. It's a pity when new standards (or fads?) totally eclipse the old tried and tested. Many still get a lot of fun out of using bikes which work for them, and feel a sense of pride i ...
  Topic: The Beast From The East!
Mustard

Replies: 9
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PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:20 pm   Subject: The Beast From The East!
Yes, right on both counts. I think the difference nowadays is that everything seems to depend on road transport, and travelling to work etc by car. Road blockages by snow are therefore seen as much mo ...
  Topic: Who is braving the elements on two wheels?
Mustard

Replies: 23
Views: 7472

PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:57 am   Subject: Who is braving the elements on two wheels?
We seem to be crying in the wilderness Magnus, but we could be in for some classic riding conditions, IF the forecast of an extended cold spell turns out right.

The snow is now fairly thick on mo ...
  Topic: The Beast From The East!
Mustard

Replies: 9
Views: 2752

PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:37 pm   Subject: The Beast From The East!
Proved impossible to get far on the bike. High wind was causing drifts with near white-out conditions on exposed parts of blocked minor roads. Tried hard, but forced to concede defeat.

Thankfull ...
  Topic: The Beast From The East!
Mustard

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PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:36 pm   Subject: The Beast From The East!
Yes, I wear a balaclava beneath the helmet, but in wind driven snow conditions it 'clogs up' when covering my mouth. and breathing hard with effort. Basically the problem is with age (80 last November ...
  Topic: The Beast From The East!
Mustard

Replies: 9
Views: 2752

PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:56 am   Subject: The Beast From The East!
I think this bitterly cold snow and ice fest has found my Mountain Biking limits - and the bike is non too pleased, either!

The Yorkshire Moors are impossible to ride off road, and the 'adventur ...
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