Added reply in a thread danscomp product info question 8/4/2013 10:57 PM

Campy standard (45/45) IS the 'standard'. A couple of frames used 36/45 but it was the minority and I doubt anyone does it anymore Not a good idea to run looseball headset with integrated-race forks

Added reply in a thread Do you trust patches? 8/4/2013 10:30 PM

Slime tubes are very prone to rupture and failed sealing, add a lot of inertia to the wheel and are generally not at all worth it. Tire liners help, but generally just slow the rate of punctures down (see last paragraph) Harder durometer tires won't ... more »

Added reply in a thread Cranks 8/4/2013 10:16 PM

Do yourself a favour and avoid any cranks that use splines as they can't be preloaded enough to avoid wearing the arm/spindle joint out (the most common cause of wobble/loosening spindle bolts after a missing tube spacer) Primos and Wom/Twom/Thunderbolts ... more »

Added reply in a thread Animal javelin help. urgent!!! 8/4/2013 10:09 PM

You should put the Joytech logo on it considering it's just a generic Joytech front hub (as most front hubs on the market are)

Added reply in a thread Do you trust patches? 8/4/2013 10:07 PM

Patches are great. I run 120PSI patches or not. It's a shame that most people don't know how to use or care them properly, most particularly waiting for the glue to dry (to allow waste gases to escape)

Added reply in a thread I am so sending this back 8/4/2013 9:18 PM

Too bad he's not the only one reading thread

Added reply in a thread I am so sending this back 8/4/2013 8:33 PM

Grips can tear easy during install (particularly with cut bars), had you found a defect prior to that you'd be entitled to a replacement. As it stands now, the hole was found after installation, which seems to have been done with force (skin flakes/strips ... more »

Added reply in a thread Got new stem/headset, steerer tubes too short now.... 8/4/2013 8:15 PM

Frames also differ in headtube length You don't have to run the top bearing cover of the headset at all, you can just put the stem straight on top of the split ring. But this won't get you a whole inch of room, only a bit. Do NOT run the stem if the ... more »

Added reply in a thread Finally some innovation 8/4/2013 8:11 PM

Dual drive only ever really 'runs' on one drivetrain at a time. The other drivetrain just gets pulled along by the other. The extra resistance of pedaling, weight etc. isn't worth having a backup chain, no ability to crooked etc. Flip flop hubs uses ... more »

Added reply in a thread Forks for front brakes 8/4/2013 8:05 PM

Whilst forks with V mounts exist, and V brakes make excellent front brakes, you're not going to find any forks with those mounts that are quality unfortunately, only cheap garbage that I wouldn't want anyone to risk their face on So give up on V's and ... more »

Added reply in a thread Cult Match/Primo Mix hub first impression 8/4/2013 8:00 PM

Sorry champ, but that's bollocks again. Here's the facts of the matter. They should not have any PLAY (looseness). If they have any play then they are either worn out, or if new, made poorly. A sealed cartridge bearing by design should spin freely without ... more »

Added reply in a thread Cult Match/Primo Mix hub first impression 8/3/2013 11:17 PM

Sorry mate, but this is bollocks

Added a comment about video Mike S. and the World's Longest Nose Manual 7/7/2013 12:20 AM

It's hardly cheating to use 0 offeset. It's much less stable with zero offset, for the same reason it's much less stable to manual with shorter chainstays (inverted pendulum)

Not to mention that both Mike S, and Phil Dolan and all the other people who did longer nose wheelies than this video years ago, learnt them on normal offset forks back in the day...

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Added reply in a thread how many spacers do you need behind a sprocket? 6/23/2013 10:18 PM

Depends on your rear hub and BB. Joytech hubs (Odyssey V3, MacNeil, Demo, lots of others) have the centre of their teeth 42mm from the centre line. The Ratchet/Antigram are 43.5mm from the centre. You need to place the sprocket at the same distance from ... more »

Added reply in a thread rough ratchet. 6/14/2013 7:04 PM

Wow, so much silly in this thread Probably come off of the circlip

Added reply in a thread WTF?? 6/10/2013 1:43 PM

+44 is UK

Added reply in a thread It's a Christmas in July Even Though it's June Miracle! 6/9/2013 11:50 PM

Trolling much? Not being able to sit down and pedal = more time with weight on knees Slammed seats have no effect on hopping, let alone a positive one

Added reply in a thread wippermann half link? 4/25/2013 6:52 PM

Which Wippermann chain? There's a lot of half links that will fit their more normal sized chains, but I don't know of any to fit the 1G8 (the super beefy chain they make)

Added reply in a thread Im a firm believer that 4/25/2013 6:49 PM

Problem is that to know what length a certain gearing & number of links is going to be, you need to have a perfectly straight chainline (eyesight is too unreliable, only accurate way is maths), a new chain and new driver/sprocket that all fit together ... more »

Added reply in a thread will 28-9 slam with 13.50 chain stay 4/25/2013 6:43 PM

Problem is that to know what length a certain gearing & number of links is going to be, you need to have a perfectly straight chainline (eyesight is too unreliable, only accurate way is maths), a new chain and new driver/sprocket that all fit together ... more »