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Doomanic



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't bothered with tubeless for three reasons;
1. I'm too tight to pay for all the bits I'd need.
2. I'm too lazy to fit said bits.
3. I like to actually ride to the top of the hill and earn the ensuing descent, this means that low tyre pressures are a no no.

That being said, I do sometimes wonder if I am missing out on the descent because I'm running 35psi.

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Gunner



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CarnaptiousB'Stard wrote:
Following the crowd and buying Nobby Nics which were rank rotten on anything that was not dry.
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Luckily my Nobby Nics came with one of the bikes I bought and I thought what a great tyre until I tried them out in the wet and was totally amazed at what a crock of sh*t they were, couldn't wait to get them off. Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gunner wrote:
CarnaptiousB'Stard wrote:
Following the crowd and buying Nobby Nics which were rank rotten on anything that was not dry.
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Luckily my Nobby Nics came with one of the bikes I bought and I thought what a great tyre until I tried them out in the wet and was totally amazed at what a crock of sh*t they were, couldn't wait to get them off. Rolling Eyes


I know I'm in a minority but I actually like Nobby Nics AND I run them tubeless. I find the 2.1 to be the best BUT they are in my experience very pressure sensitive, even to 1 or 2 psi. Too high and they don't grip and are unpredictable and with the 2.1 too low and they can burp. Pacestar EVO up front and DD at the rear.

I have found them less use in deep sticky mud but then I with to mud tyres.

As for blunders, I've way too many powerful lights as I keep being seduced by new models or extra lumens.

I also bought a bike stand at a CX race. It bloody useless as the BB cups are too tight on the inner setting and too wide on the outer and the bike is too unstable in the stand for it to work.

Was also seduced by a cheap deal with my club race team to buy a Bontrager aero helmet. It's a lovely helmet but I don't have a road bike! I look a right tool in it on my MTBs and on the CX bike I feel a right tool.
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Gunner



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guilty on all counts of running the Nobby Nics at too high a pressure. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

giantAstax wrote:


As for blunders, I've way too many powerful lights as I keep being seduced by new models or extra lumens.


I could do with a good powerful front light if you wanna reduce your collection .. for the right price of course Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems to me that whenever we break our normal routine and do something out of the ordinary, (I cleaned my old Camber), we're just asking for trouble! Sure enough, on turning the cranks slowly backwards while oiling the chain, prior to loading on the roof rack and blasting off to the dales centre, the freehub jammed. (Just like that!)

At least it happened before I'd set off, unlike a few months back when, on starting from the centre and just climbing the hill to Reeth, the front brake leaked progressively harder and harder on, till the front wheel was locked. (Knew the hill couldn't have been THAT difficult to get up!)

Ended up then having to lever the caliper off the disc, force the pistons back, and try again, but it was hopeless. Even without touching the lever the brake almost immediately jammed back full on. Ended up strapping caliper to fork leg and ride ruined with no front brake.

Anyway, shot the old Camber back to 'bed', and got the newer dirty one out instead. But I spent most of the ride chuntering on to myself about some of life's major mysteries. Why, for example, do underpants invariably come out of the washing machine inside out!! That, defies logic!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mustard wrote:
Why, for example, do underpants invariably come out of the washing machine inside out!! That, defies logic!



Everyone knows, the sock gremlin lives in washing machines. Yours has obviously taken a liking to your dirty pants Laughing Laughing

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