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Jonnorth   on Aug 8, 2018
replied to Gear advice: Sweet Bushwacker II mips
 
Oops meant cm.  my head isn't quite THAT big.   Cheers j
Jonnorth   on Aug 8, 2018
started a topic: Gear advice: Sweet Bushwacker II mips
 
Hi, I tried a Sweet Dissenter in m/l at my LBS but am really looking for a mips lid, they didn't have a mips lid in that I liked sadly as I like...
Jonnorth   on Jul 30, 2018
started a topic: Tubeless; When to take action on tyre damage?
 
Hi, Before my trail ride today I checked my tyres (27.5x3" Schwalbe Rocket Rons) and there was a huge (well 5mm dia x 5mm deep; as tall as the tread)  plug of dried...
Jonnorth   on Jul 30, 2018
replied to Creaking noise
 
I must admit I've been plagued by this kind thing a coupe of times. Most recently it took a several bottom rebuilds and finally solved by ptfe plumbers tape. I have heard stories where...
Jonnorth   on Jun 13, 2018
started a topic: 661 EVO AM Patrol MIPS helmet fit/opinions?
 
Hi Been looking at the 661 EVO AM patrol mips helmet.  Sadly it will have to be mail order. My big lumpy head is 59cm. The fit options are m/l which goes up to...
Jonnorth   on Jun 13, 2018
replied to Chain wax...go or no go?
 
Hi, Another vote for wax.  Been experimenting with making my own. Currently running soya wax with teflon.... Smooooothhhh. j
Jonnorth   on May 23, 2018
replied to Tubeless?
 
Hi, It's all been said already really.  Tubeless is great; amazing even. Up till a few months ago was riding a 2003 bike, well specced for its time but very very of its time....
Jonnorth   on May 20, 2018
added a photo of Hamsterley Forest
 
Somewhere in Hamsterley
Jonnorth   on May 20, 2018
replied to Creaking bottom bracket.
 
Teflon tape has done the trick. Silent transmission now! Thank you! john
Jonnorth   on May 20, 2018
replied to Creaking bottom bracket.
 
Thanks guys. Took a look at chain ring bolts, nipped them up. Look ok. Going to try ptfe tape next. cheers John
Jonnorth   on May 19, 2018
replied to Creaking bottom bracket.
 
Hi, Creaks when static and standing next to bike, brakes applied and pressure applied to pedal. Worse on non-drive side.  Silent when sat on bike with feet on floor. When someone else performs above...
Jonnorth   on May 19, 2018
replied to Creaking bottom bracket.
 
Yup. Everything. Totally.
Jonnorth   on May 19, 2018
replied to Creaking bottom bracket.
 
Hi, Good point.  I had some cheap flats on. Swapped them out and it is still creaky. Shame, would have been a quick fix! Thanks   john  
Jonnorth   on May 19, 2018
started a topic: Creaking bottom bracket.
 
Hello! Looking for a bit of advice. I have a 2017 Cannondale Cujo 2 with a nice shiny Hope bottom bracket that has covered about 500mi only. Drivetrain was upgraded to 2017 Shimano...
Jonnorth   on May 5, 2018
replied to Upgrading parts
 
Hi, Re: 11 speed on a 10 speed compat. Free hub: Have you seen this: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ar2zQDvAAc Can't vouch for its accuracy and application to MTB freehubs but it does have some dimensions in there. Also Sheldon Brown...
Jonnorth   on Apr 30, 2018
replied to Time for tech to trickle down.
 
Hi, Agreed, long may they continue to make the older standard stuff. I have a soft spot for my 2007 hard-tail. (QR, square taper etc!).  Recently missed (didn't check pre-ride, silly error!) a loose...
Jonnorth   on Apr 30, 2018
replied to Time for tech to trickle down.
 
Hi, Agreed, long may they continue to make the older standard stuff. I have a soft spot for my 2005 hard-tail. (QR, square taper etc!).  Recently missed (didn't check pre-ride, silly error!) a loose...
Jonnorth   on Apr 28, 2018
replied to Time for tech to trickle down.
 
Hi, Some interesting points here. I think the entry and low-to-mid levels for 'proper' bikes is really tough, a bit exploitative and relies heavy on marketing rather than performance.  The preponderance of top-end bikes...
Jonnorth   on Apr 28, 2018
added a photo
 
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