...................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

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Super Commuter

Love it, would be great to have a utility pub bike type thing like that.
i think ide buy it frame only preferably, and spec it myself :p
not the kinda thing youd want to single speed though, if its going to be carrying massive loads (and quite right too)
zoom zoom zoom

Monday, January 28, 2008

Dyfi '08

Dyfi Enduro number 134!

Genuinely really excited :D

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Holy Grail

having recieved a shiney new 456 9mm bolt through front hub for Christmas, and having a spare 717xc rim in the garage, it seemed logical to get it built. as joe says, its always a good thing getting ride of another OE part!
The hub:Clever, see!
having been quoted 55 quid for a wheel build by the snotty man in the new LBS, i thought stuff it, ill have a bash myself, with a little help from the Guru, Sheldon Browns guide to wheel building

having got it down to half a mm of wobble, which i think is pretty good for a first build from scratch, and accepting the fact that it will settle and loosen anyway as it beds in, I took it for a ride around South Derby region (Robins Wood?) and its still straight.
when i bother to SS the XtC, and am looking to put a ProIIsss on as a rear wheel, think ill have another go at this wheel building malarchy. :-)

thats trancex i have promising myself has turned into a straight Trance and a pair or RockShox Revelation forks, but still hasnt materialised..... yet