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hampsteadbandit pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 9, 2016 at 10:11
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Pinkbike Awards 2015: Best Gear or Accessory
I lived in north-east England and even little kids walked round in gore-tex jackets, first thing you buy/get when you grow up in a climate where its fricking cold and wet whilst everyone else is sunbathing
hampsteadbandit pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 9, 2016 at 10:03
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Federal Court Upholds Validity of Stan’s NoTubes Patent
I've had loads of Specialized mtn and road bikes and have sold their bikes for years. They have some passionate and decent people working for them, I've met some of the US design/ engineer team when they've made trips to the UK. But they are a large company and protect their IP like all big companies. At times over zealously, which has not helped their brand reputation especially among passionate cyclists. Their proprietary tech can be pita, especially if your in country Distributor is not good. Overall, lately I just get the feeling their bikes are uncompetitive on price. If you look at their carbon fibre, their s-works stuff is good but way overpriced. Their non s-w stuff not so good, cheap carbon/resin, a bit heavy and soft feeling. Smart marketing, but not such value for educated Customer.
hampsteadbandit pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 9, 2016 at 0:51
2 days
Pinkbike Awards 2015: Best Gear or Accessory
made in Scotland? nope, made in China for sure...they make the limited run clothing in Scotland like custom team clothing, or short runs of out of stock items
hampsteadbandit paulaston's article
Feb 8, 2016 at 12:37
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Cavalerie Anakin - Review
Gates belt are dire even on city bikes Some well known terms bike mechanic working on belt drive know:- Crabbing ( belt walks sideways under load) Ratcheting (belt slips on rear cog under load) Backlash (take up slack when tension incorrect) Then we have premature wear to bb bearing, hub bearing, belt components from overtightened belt. Seen belts split/snap from debris ingress, aluminium cogs strip on steel freehub Tension tool gauge for gates exists, but not seen in workshops, without this its really guesswork every time a puncture requires removing wheel
hampsteadbandit paulaston's article
Feb 8, 2016 at 6:22
3 days
Cavalerie Anakin - Review
We had real trouble with gates belt even on hybrid city bikes here in London. Belt tension so crucial a gates tuning tool for tension exists, I've seen one in 5 years...too loose and belt 'ratchets', too tight and bb/hub bearings prematurely die as well as rapid wear to belt and cogs. Throw some grit and mud on that belt I've seen them delaminate and snap. Gates belt is solution to problem that doesn't exist! Sedis bushingless chain is killer efficient even when covered in CR&p Like to see this bike without the belt, chain guard for normal chain would be slim
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Feb 7, 2016 at 2:21
Feb 7, 2016
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Selling
Feb 6, 2016 at 7:07
Feb 6, 2016

Manitou tower pro 80mm taper 29'er fork

$50 GBP
Manitou tower pro 29er fork 80mm travel Taper steerer 165mm long suit small/ medium frame Quick release dropouts Post mount disc brake mounting Mars air spring Abs compression adjuster, TPC absolute + damper, rebound adjuster. Crown to axle 490mm Very stiff / tough fork ideal for hard xc or trail £50 includes SBC stout OS24 endcap 32h hub and DT Swiss rws 9mm though axle. Collection in London area unless you arrange courier for pickup

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Feb 6, 2016 at 7:02
Feb 6, 2016
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Selling
Feb 6, 2016 at 7:01
Feb 6, 2016

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