Mark W

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  1. Cool - just need a couple of bolts then
  2. AFAIK they've never made one that takes 8mm bolts. They did button head M10 bolts that required a 6mm allen key, and they did M10 bolts that took an 8mm allen key, but aside from a QR I thought that was about it. 6mm allen key/button head bolts: 8mm allen key/not shit bolts: Both are M10 with the same pitch (1.5 from memory).
  3. Bike pics threads every 2 seconds = annoying. New sticky for bike pics = rad. Post your bike pics in here Try and keep comments to a minimum. It's unlikely you'll get validated for going "Nice bike" or whatever, and it gets annoying getting like 2 bike per page, but 23 replies or whatever, so yeah - pics and a comment if you've actually got something worthwhile to say about them No "Real" members post in here - you've got your own place... Let threadage commence! Edit: With this thread being here, bike pics threads posted elsewhere in NMC will be systematically raped.
  4. Typically you can get away with a reasonable amount. I've seen some fairly heavily scratched carbon bars and forks keep on going, but it's worth exercising your judgement with that. If it's a deep gouge then it might be worth keeping a very close eye on it to see if you can see the start of any cracks form, but if it's just a little scratch here and there it's all good. For strength, the Crewkerz or Clean forks are the way to go. The Crewkerz forks require a through axle front hub which theoretically helps stiffen up the front of your bike a bit, but if you've got a standard bolt-in front hub the Clean forks will be the best for you. Going for the Clean forks gives you a lot more flexibility with hubs you can run which is worth bearing in mind.
  5. Due to the popular demand of Rob_P and Rob_P, here is the "Post a pic of today's riding" thread. This is a place just to put the odd one or two (if you've taken a zillion or however many, feel free to make a new thread ) pics you've taken, so there aren't so many "Here is a pic of a sidehop" threads or whatever. Go nuts. To start with, from a few days ago, and not trials: Let thread-age commence.
  6. Just came here to post this - some really, really good riding in that! Nice work from all of you guys.
  7. To be a little more constructive - it might seem like vlogs are all candid clips thrown together, but they're never that straight forward. For example, if you thought taking the bike out looked shit you can just do it again and pretend that was the 'real' one rather than making people watch you do the same thing twice, when it's not exactly scintillating footage. Most vlogs are edited to be quick and choppy to keep people's interest, so taking your bike out the car then coming back and telling people you're going to do it again, then doing it again, isn't really sticking with that. Obviously it's your first time doing it so it's never going to be perfect, but just try and have a bit of a higher quality control on the go. If it doesn't need to be in there, don't put it in there just because it's 'only' a vlog.
  8. Fair play for getting it done dude At least you can both move on now without it hanging over you.
  9. + don't f**k someone who can directly impact whether you keep your job or not.
  10. Unless you're planning on spending the rest of your life with her, you're going to have to "face up to it" at some point. Why waste a month waiting to face up to it when you could just do it now?
  11. If you want to bin it off, why not just bin it off? It's a prime time if you're going to be mega busy with work stuff as you're essentially cutting the umbilical and she'll have to face up to it, rather than hoping she somehow reads between the lines and takes you having taken a new job to mean you don't want to be with her any more? Life has enough drama in it already without artificially creating it for yourself needlessly.
  12. That suspension bounce at 1:05. Yes.
  13. In the mean time, the bolt-up QRs worked better for me than the paddle types do. You lose the QR functionality for obvious reasons, but they do tend to hold in place better.
  14. Unfortunately not, sorry. They're completely different hubs, so there's no real 'kit' (bearings, end caps, etc.) or anything available to do that.
  15. It seems there's quite a lot of really good clips from random people popping up on Instagram these days, and it doesn't always get seen elsewhere. I thought it might be cool if people posted up some decent stuff they've seen in this thread as it might help get more people seeing more gooderer stuff. If not, no worries... Related - this has just been posted by Inspired: There's also Sintaro Otake who I've only heard of through Instagram, but does some pretty cool stuff. This is his most recent video but he's got some gems in his back catalogue: Rick Koekoek's been posting some serious stuff recently too, e.g.:
  16. I assume Kloe Kardashian, the Nottingham Post and "Hot Insta Babes 2" were thrilled.
  17. "When the wheel is built, the Pi Rope spokes have around 7-8mm of 'preload,' which means they can be compressed up to 8mm while holding the same tension." MTB hype generators are off the charts these days, unless they're just subscribing to that "Alternative Facts" way of looking at things.
  18. It is stronger but not by a huge amount really. The rim design would probably play more of a role than that difference in spokes, as would the wheel build. I think part of the 'problem' people have with rims not lasting is shonky wheel builds. You see people riding some bikes that are set up like dogshit - if someone can't be bothered to grease parts when they're fitting them it kinda suggests they might not give the most care and attention to a wheelbuild and make sure it's all lubed up, pre-stressed properly, etc.
  19. People who should have bought double wall/36h stuff buying single wall/32h stuff because they wanted to save weight, and swaying the market towards single wall/32h stuff, pretty much. Through working at TartyBikes I've seen countless people buy the parts they wanted rather than the parts they needed. If companies see that a certain type of product sells, they're going to make more of that and less of the stuff that doesn't. If you're just replacing the rim on your back wheel throw this on there and never have to buy another rim again
  20. Fair enough. Can always give them a buzz if you're just after a couple, I know they've done random amounts of spokes before for people if they just need a few.
  21. I'm not, no. I have a copy of their spoke calculator here on my laptop though so worked it out on that. Worked out at 174.7mm assuming I've got the right hub details posted in there. If you're ordering from them, just say in the Notes what hub and rim combo it is (the TR rim has only ever had one ERD AFAIK). You can reply to your Order Confirmation e-mail with those photos to help point them in the right direction too.
  22. From the photos that's 3x both sides. Looks like you'd need 175mm spokes.
  23. Cheers for the link Glad you're feeling that you're making progress again. Hope you're doing better with life stuff in general too, sounded like you'd had a bit of hassle/stress going on from your last few video posts.
  24. Forgot to mention that 360 gap too, looked like it must have felt pretty wild! Mainly commenting again to say that that song is now lodged in my head Who was it?
  25. Agreed, that was sizeable! Got away with the chain snap too, could have been nasty. Fair play for the very last crash too, exploding out of shot like that was comedy.