...................01110111011001010110110001100011011011110110110101100101................... Trail,cross country and street mountain biking from sunny Aberystwyth, Mid Wales, North Wales from time to time and the Marches. Pictures and rants from a weekend warrior in the purest form

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

New XC rear wheel

Sinnerman is me

Sinnerman says: omfooking god
Sinnerman says: was in summit
Sinnerman says: talking to Martin about a repair to my back wheel (60 quid in total)
Sinnerman says: and ended up talking about a hope pro2 on a light rim
Sinnerman says: as an xc wheel
Senor Drew says: ow do
Sinnerman says: and my dad was like, ill give u 80 quid towards one of those
Sinnerman says: if u pay the rest
Sinnerman says: so ended up with a 160 quid rear wheel on xc boike now (costing me 80 quid)
Sinnerman says: :o :o :o
Sinnerman says: (reeto la)

Rant over!
i swear i could explode!But im of 2 minds of wether its the right thing, i mean, it is! cause it'll last forever, and the 60 quid option needs an extra 60 quid every 2 years ish, so in 4 years its paid for itself, and even if i bend the wheel (which wont happen with a Martin wheel used for xc) i still get to keep the hub forever an ever and ever, as its tougher than the fabric of time itself.
However 160 quid is a lot... but then im only paying 80, so less impact, more guilt.
Though im not getting a birthday pressie anymore i dont think, but then i never wanted anything specific anyway so its worked out on that front quiet well. anyway, its ordered and being built, ill make a shrine to it when it arrives, before it gets muddy. have i done the right thing in getting this over a rebuild onto my current hub, basic cartridge hub with sealed unit freehub?

New wheel looks like this:
one of these

built onto one of these
Pro ll Rear 32H - 135mm - QR - 6 Bolt Hope

By Martin at summit (the ONLY wheel builder)

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Sleepless in the saddle 2006

great weekend of racing pretty much demolished by rain and unfeasible amounts of mud, grrr n bugger, shame, potential was ace. but it stops being a bike race when you have to run 40% and wheels wont turn for a quater of the track.