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  1. I have swapped the cranks over and modified a Hope bash to cover the chainring/ultra large spider on the XTR cranks. Now waiting for a 13t rear cog to get the gearing just right and that should mean a far shorter chain too
  2. Ha ha, that autocorrect can stay! I had a sprung tensioner and i kept getting chain slip as the chain had to be a bit long with that gearing, I'm fitting some different cranks soon so I may get away with a tighter chain and a sprung tensioner with the new ratio. Dropper isn't really necessary round here in East Anglia, it's pretty flat here!
  3. I've grown tired of dull slack trail bikes and road riding I find difficult to enjoy for long as some knob always seems to want to kill me which has really taken the enjoyment out of riding for me, I miss the days of nervous twitchy bikes that are simple and I'm not having to spend silly money on for repairs. I've always liked the idea of trying a cyclocross/gravel bike out after taking my road bike off road a few times but I didn't really want to spend too much money incase I don't enjoy it. I have an abundance of old bike crap in my sheds so I figured it would be nice to use some of it to make something fun... and here it is: I have absolutely loved riding this thing. it's got a 90's MTB feel to it and its surprisingly agile. I'm now enjoying riding again for the first time in ages, hopefully i'll lose some of my lockdown podge now. On-One Inbred 26" frame resprayed sidehop hydra air (2000) Novatech singlespeed rear hub, not sure what the rims are! 700x32 Schwalbe cx tyres BB5R calipers with tektro levers Flared Ritchey bars Chris King Headset KMC Kool chain Total cost £80 I'm hoping to find a rigid fork for it although I'm warming towards the mega flexy sidehops!
  4. I have some 150mm rockshox sectors with a 1 1/8 straight steerer, 26" if they are of any interest
  5. I know most of you with classic minis have upgraded your engines but hopefully you may be able to help anyway. I have a BMC mini 916 tractor with an A series diesel in it (largely the same as an A series petrol block), it uses the same Lucas C40 dynamo as most minis (from what I can decipher). Unfortunately the original dynamo is long gone, and with it was the fan and pulley assembly. Have any of you any idea where I can buy a regular (non uprated fancy thing) pulley and fan (15mm ID with keyway) for a mini? I don't mind having to modify it in some way and if any of you happen to have one for sale then even better! The closest I've found is: But that is 65mm OD which is a bit small but would probably do for now, I know they made a larger one around 78mm (original is 92mm) which is preferable as it's a very low revving engine compared to the petrol!
  6. I've got a Nikon 3100 and a Canon 550D that I use for video, an odd combination but the Nikon was a cheap one i bought several years ago and the Canon was free. The 3100 kit lens has stopped autofocusing which is annoying (it was slowly getting worse, the motor/mech has become really notchy). I've had it apart and it appears to be a fault with the motor so its not worth repairing but is still useable as a manual focus only lens. Has anybody got a working AF-S lens for sale? 18-55 is fine for my needs, wider the better really! Not after anything too special, just functional
  7. Property and car/machinery maintenance alongside my farm seem to keep me rather well occupied!
  8. Another Vote for the Markus, I bought mine 7 years ago when I slipped a disc but needed to keep doing uni work and it's still spot on comfort wise now. I know a few other people with them and they rave about them too!
  9. I've got the white ones on my BMX, they are bloody brilliant!
  10. Awesome stuff Dan!
  11. The Raptor paint on my trailer has chipped way too much considering what its intended for, certainly not the be all end all of paint finishes!
  12. @forteh check out paintless dent removal kits, worked for my minor dents on the van
  13. I needed to build a bar for my upcoming wedding, so why not use up an old piano that's been in my workshop for 2 years... It was very knackered and needs lots of TLC to get it to stay together but it's solid enough now. So far I've gutted it, lined it out, made space for a mini fridge, and made it so the front completely hinges and creates a canopy for lights. I've never sprayed wood paints before, nor water based so that was fun.
  14. @Tom Booth I got myself some aluminium channel, it's far better now
  15. @Tom Booth I plan to get some Z purlin and replace the wood altogether eventually, the trouble is local suppliers didn't have any in stock or less local ones wanted very high postage (Understandably) so the wood had to do for the up coming jobs! We didn't get issues from cement sticking yesterday, but the ballast did cause a couple of small splinters that left a light mark, this ended up being the least of our worries as a bird decided it wanted to have fun on the slab last night and has left its mark It'll get covered in mud anyway so doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things. The machine did it's job well so we can't grumble!