- Member since Oct 8, 2012
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- Stirling , United Kingdom
Owner/Guide at Ben Jones MTB Adventures: benjonesmtb.com
Sep 10, 2013 at 3:01Sep 10, 2013
2013 Yeti SB66C Medium Frame Black. Provided with CaneCreek 40 Headset. Built up in July, and used for approximately 30 days this summer. Very good condition - see below. Frame cannot usually be found new for under £2700. Selling as moving to Australia. As good as new 2013 Fox 36 RC2 FIT Kashima can be provided with the frame if desired (photos of forks: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/p63w3bt9i0ly8gq/yuCQsAl-kC). £2000 for frame and forks. Have a whole load of top end used and brand new finishing kit for this bike, which will be sold separately. Stans Flow ZTR Wheels, Full XT Drivetrain, XT Brakes, New Thompson Seatpost, New Thompson Stem, New Easton Carbon Bars, New Master Rebuild Kit. Please contact me if you want a price with any of the extra components. As you can see from the photos, the frame is in immaculate condition - but with 3 areas of damage. This damage, in particular the Swingarm underside where the carbon is exposed is the reason for the very low asking price for such a new and otherwise mint condition bike. Photos of each area are labelled in the dropbox folder below. Top Tube: There is a *TINY* scuff (it's not a chip) to the lacquer, it's tiny and very superficial - damage1.jpg. Swingarm Pivot: There are some small chips to the paintwork around the ALUMINIUM pivot hardware, no carbon is in the area at all. damage2.jpg. Swingarm underside: Largest, but least visible. Fingernail sized chip to the lacquer and some minor damage to the first layer of carbon. Easily repairable either professionally or yourself and no structural damage to the carbon. I sought the opinion of a composite engineer who assured me it is cosmetic damage and doesn't affect the structural integrity of the carbon. I'd just stick some heli-tape over it. damage3.jpg Photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/sk7f1tv4nn8tg5e/BrjSArjOJE
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Sep 5, 2013 at 7:30Sep 5, 2013
Sep 5, 2013 at 7:29Sep 5, 2013
As title. In packaging. Price shipped. Accept PayPal.
Sep 5, 2013 at 7:21Sep 5, 2013
As subject, a 180mm and a 160mm 6 bolt Rotor. Not in original packaging but never fitted. Price posted. Will split. Save £10. As this: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/shimano-slx-zee-rt66-6-bolt-disc-rotor/rp-prod82436 Accepts PayPal - but you take fees.
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Sep 5, 2013 at 7:11Sep 5, 2013
Sep 5, 2013 at 7:09Sep 5, 2013
BRAND NEW DT Swiss M1700 Spline Wheelset 2013. Front and Rear 26" wheels. Rear: 142mm, 12mm. Front: 15mm Front Axel. These were new with a complete bike, but I fancied something heavier so they are for sale. On CRC right now they would cost £430. Save £100. The exact ones for sale are pictured here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/skwntb6phw9fx2j/2013-09-03%2014.05.21.jpg https://www.dropbox.com/s/m5onfj3lry0fjwa/2013-09-03%2014.05.10.jpg The same as these: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/dt-swiss-m-1700-spline-front-wheel-2013/rp-prod93998 http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/dt-swiss-m-1700-spline-rear-wheel-2013/rp-prod94008 Accept PayPal. Can pick up from Stirling, Central Scotland, or will post at buyers expense.
Sep 5, 2013 at 5:29Sep 5, 2013
Silver (raw finish) Medium 2011 Nukeproof Mega frame with RockShox Lyrik RC2DH Coil, Straitline Stem and NP Headset. It's a 1.5" set-up. There are a few cosmetic marks to the frame, but nothing major and certainly nothing structural. The forks have some cosmetic damage as well and have a very minor scuff to the stanchions (pictured), however, there are no edges to the damage, you can hardly feel it with a finger, and it the very minor damage doesn't lead to any sealing problems with the fork. The stem is in mint condition. The headset is in good condition. I also have NP Wheels (the Sun Ringle ones with NP Hubs, 20mm and 135/12mm - with 8" discs and a 36t cassette), NP Bars, NP Seatpost and Saddle, Shimano SLX Cranks and Shimano Saint Brakes (the older 4 pot kind). With that lot it's pretty much a complete bike... photos of all the parts are here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tdahqrrvula9mgu/EGfghyv8lu This lot is to be sold as a whole, I will not split, please don't ask for frame only, or only frame and forks. Basically giving this stuff away super cheap, as I am emigrating to Australia next week and I want to shift everything! That's pretty much an entire all mountain ripping machine for £800. Postage at buyers cost. Or come and pick it up, I'm in Stirling, Central Scotland.
benjonesmtb mattwragg's article
Jan 25, 2013 at 3:18Jan 25, 2013
Riding Mountains: Destination X
timgoodwin/GrandMasterOrge, I simply said Scottish conditions can be more serious than Alpine conditions, not that the conditions can't be serious in the Alps. This is based on my personal experience guiding extensively in both countries, both on and off bikes. Perhaps, I should clarify what I mean by this, not necessarily a reflection on the actual conditions you'll encounter, but rather the speed these conditions can change and the escape options often available. I would say the same about Scottish mountaineering over Alpine mountaineering or Scottish Ski Touring over Alpine Ski Touring. I've had to draw on navigation and "survival" skills far more in the Scottish Mountains than in the Alps. Probably, at least in part, because I wouldn't set out in the Alps in poor conditions or with a poor forecast - where-as Scotland it is a matter of course. Getting caught high in the Alps in a thunder-storm is fairly seriously, I agree - however, escape is often easier in the Alps (with roads and refuge in most valleys) and really once the warning signs start to show you should be modifying you day to avoid been caught high up (weather forecasts are generally accurate in the Alps and the warning signs of a late afternoon storm as often present by lunch-time). In Scotland the weather changes far faster and is more unpredicatable, forecasts are poorer and often escape is more difficult. Also rescue is harder, a storm will clear quickly, however, in Scotland frontal weather systems can last days. My point really is, that if you can MTB guide in the Scottish Mountains safely, then there is no reason why your skills don't transfer to trails in the French Alps. As to whether the SMBLA qualification on it's own ensures a guide is capable of guiding safely in harsh Scottish conditions - that's another argument.
benjonesmtb mattwragg's article
Jan 24, 2013 at 4:57Jan 24, 2013
Riding Mountains: Destination X
In nearly every way the trails in the Scottish Mountains are far more serious and remote than trails in the French Alps...
Oct 22, 2012 at 4:53Oct 22, 2012
Brand New PAIR OF Avid X0 Brakes. Comes with 180mm discs and mounts. In Red. Identical to the picture, but with 180mm Disc. Rear 135cm and Front 85cm hose. It came with a medium Nuke Proof Mega. Will not split the pair. The item is not in packaging - it was fitted to a new complete bike, but was taken off straight out of the box. Identical to this: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=67762 I want £180 (posted), which is a significant saving over buying these new on CRC for £240. Will take PayPal.