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Mountain Biking

Discussion in 'Pedal Powered' started by Zefan, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. Zefan

    Don

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    Location: Tosche Station

    Following on from the very popular Big Bike Thread, discuss everything to do with mountain biking in here.
     
  2. touch

    Capodecina

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    Posts: 11,397

    Location: Sufferlandria

    Could we maybe rename it to 'Mountainbike thread' this time around?
     
  3. FrenchTart

    Man of Honour

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    Location: Manchester

    How about "Big Boy Bike Thread"?
     
  4. neil_g

    Sgarrista

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    Location: South Hampshire

    "Mountain Bikes are Best Bikes"?
     
  5. Supercow

    Capodecina

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  6. Begbie

    Capodecina

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    That defies gravity!

    Also where can I get a fake bright yellow Hoy Lee Shorts! I need them to match my bike pronto!
     
  7. panthro

    Capodecina

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    Location: Wokingham

    If anyone's interested, I got roped into buying 5L concentrate of Pro Green MTB. Thought it would be rubbish but turns out it works just as good as Muc Off.
     
  8. neil_g

    Sgarrista

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    Location: South Hampshire

    Just realised I didn't ride my bike at all in Feb. That sucks. Damn work and/or weather.
     
  9. ishamy

    Hitman

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    Posts: 930

    Location: Isle Of Lewis

    Aww the big thread is gone :(

    Just added Nukeproof Electrons and Reverb the other day so finally finished the bike, done all the upgrades I wanted too... now hope nothing breaks anytime soon!

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  10. booyaka

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    RIP big bike thread
     
  11. Bunka

    Soldato

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    Location: West London

    This thread feels too virgin. :(
     
  12. rhysduck

    Soldato

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    Posts: 6,292

    Location: Nelson, South Wales

    My PP bottom bracket seems to be a bit grindy! what grease is best? ive got some tf2 teflon grease... that will be ok?

    the bearings seem to be some sort of angled type? cant see no identifiers on them... any one any ideas?

    Edit: could we get some kind of index in the OP? useful websites, shop links etc? Ill put together a list?
     
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  13. touch

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    teflon grease would be fine but most modern bbs use sealed cartridge bearings which you cant really strip down and regrease.
     
  14. rhysduck

    Soldato

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    Location: Nelson, South Wales

    PP in all their wisdom dont use sealed cartridge bearings... at £60 odd for the BB it's a poor show. (along with thier cheese like paint)

    pics:
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  15. snapdragon

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Here and There (mostly)

    I'll be back in about four days when I have finished face palming myself into a bloody pulp, I often saw random mtb threads pop up in general sport forums so assumed there wasn't a dedicate mtb thread.

    Always assumed the big bike thread was for lasses on harleys. mon dieu!!
     
  16. touch

    Capodecina

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    No harleys here...


    ;)
     
  17. Begbie

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    Has anyone used one of those sj4000? For £60 I'm very tempted, I know the go pro can be had for a £100 now. But the sj4000 comes with wifi etc and is £40 cheaper!
     
  18. Scrutinize

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    Rip, had a good innings at 9 years old.......
     
  19. MrKnifey

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    Awww :(
     
  20. robj20

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