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  Topic: Newbie - Which bike??
Threevok

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PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:18 pm   Subject: Newbie - Which bike??
The Kona
  Topic: Newbie - Which bike??
Threevok

Replies: 7
Views: 279

PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:42 am   Subject: Newbie - Which bike??
Yes and Yes Cool
  Topic: Upgrade from 2003 fork!??
Threevok

Replies: 1
Views: 91

PostForum: The Workshop   Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:27 pm   Subject: Upgrade from 2003 fork!??
Hi Dan

Some older forks (like my Rockshox Toras) have an IS brake mount (like the one on the rear of the bike) that require and different brake caliper adapter

However, the brake mounts on your ...
  Topic: Anyone know what Tyres these are?
Threevok

Replies: 1
Views: 172

PostForum: Road Bike Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:43 am   Subject: Anyone know what Tyres these are?
At a guess..

Continental Ultra Sport
  Topic: Bizango or iroko2
Threevok

Replies: 1
Views: 576

PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:08 am   Subject: Bizango or iroko2
iroko2 - no competition

Better forks for a start Cool
  Topic: Global fat bike day
Threevok

Replies: 3
Views: 665

PostForum: At The Movies.   Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:15 am   Subject: Global fat bike day
Excellent

Looks very much like where I live. I am so lucky here

BTW : The weather at the end... That was my commute this morning Laughing
  Topic: Spending money on an old frame
Threevok

Replies: 2
Views: 393

PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:34 pm   Subject: Spending money on an old frame
I'm the wrong person to ask

I once spent £700 on parts for a second hand GT Avalanche frame I bought of eBay for £20 Laughing
  Topic: Just curious...has anyone built a 3 x 1 mountain bike
Threevok

Replies: 1
Views: 425

PostForum: The Workshop   Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:51 am   Subject: Just curious...has anyone built a 3 x 1 mountain bike
I have toyed with the idea, for my current single speed setup bike, but not got around to it

You should be OK providing you set the chain-line to the middle ring, plus (of course) you will need a c ...
  Topic: Selling / buying sections??
Threevok

Replies: 1
Views: 705

PostForum: Off-topic   Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:54 pm   Subject: Selling / buying sections??
Doesn't look like

what bits do you need ?
  Topic: BB options
Threevok

Replies: 4
Views: 1399

PostForum: The Workshop   Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:02 am   Subject: BB options
If he's switching to HTII then will need a HTII BB also

Some cranksets come with the BB too, but they are only about £7 - £15 to buy anyway.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/shimano-deore-hollowtech-bo ...
  Topic: thinking of rebuilding a GT avalanche
Threevok

Replies: 4
Views: 1590

PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:08 pm   Subject: thinking of rebuilding a GT avalanche
120mm will be fine

I've built two Avalanches up using a set of adjustable (80mm -130mm) Rockshox Tora 318 forks (now on my Inbred) and had them set at 120mm for off-road (80mm for commute)

If y ...
  Topic: Which front mech for a 2010 Specialised Crosstrail Expert ??
Threevok

Replies: 9
Views: 2544

PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:17 pm   Subject: Which front mech for a 2010 Specialised Crosstrail Expert ??
I had an entire groupset (all parts ordered separate) from Wiggle in the sale

Deore crankset
SLX front mech
SLX Shifters
Deore rear mech
Chain
XT cables

Apart from the chain, everything ca ...
  Topic: Which front mech for a 2010 Specialised Crosstrail Expert ??
Threevok

Replies: 9
Views: 2544

PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:01 pm   Subject: Which front mech for a 2010 Specialised Crosstrail Expert ??
Nothing wrong with Alvio. The ones I used lasted just as long as Deore or SLX ones I have owned

Front Mechs tend to last forever unless you damage them
  Topic: BRIGHT Lights
Threevok

Replies: 2
Views: 1124

PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:55 pm   Subject: BRIGHT Lights
Depends on how much you want to spend

I've been using a cheap Chinese 45000Lm 14x LED Cree XML T6

The brightness is nowhere near their outlandish claims, and you could never use the strobe on it ...
  Topic: Deraiileur set up
Threevok

Replies: 3
Views: 1401

PostForum: The Workshop   Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:00 pm   Subject: Deraiileur set up
A worn mech and cables can make indexing difficult

Your tension-er works the same way as the newer mechs that have them on the shifter

change the cable first and see if that helps, before shelli ...
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