Recent content by Kilham5


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    Handlebars rated for ebike use?

    Oh sh1te :eek: Just realised, I have put an E-bike specific Ergon saddle on my featherweight carbon hardtail push bike. Can the saddle take the stress of pedalling hard without a motor? Will my arse ever be the same? will the frame fail under the additional stress of the e-bike specific saddle...
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    Motor upgrade? - seized Perf CX :(

    :ROFLMAO: That reminds me of a tale from my youth. My mate was burgled while out at work, but they hardly took anything. He thought they must have been disturbed, as his video recorder (we are talking 80's) was left half in a bin bag on the lounge floor. Policeman said "no mate... they got it...
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    Grants to buy ebikes

    My employer has just upped the limit on the Cycle2Work scheme to £3150. Paying back through salary sacrifice scheme means benefit as a 40% tax payer is great. New road bike incoming :D
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    Pace ebike

    Is that a Shimano controller on the bars?
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    Ebike Specific Chains .

    They might not actually be manufactured, merely marketed as such to extract maximum margin from an otherwise basic chain. For years lighter chains have been demanding premium money. Those super lightweight chains might not be appropriate for the "allegedly" higher torque generated by an e-bike...
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    Levo or Levo SL - can't decide

    I have a full-fat Whyte Don't get me wrong, it is epic. But if I was buying now, and could afford it, it would be an SL
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    Show us your Whyte bits

    Whytes leant on trig points
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    Are Shimano 4-piston MT-420 and M7120 the same brakes with different paint?

    Isn't that likely to account for more difference in feel, than between XT and MT-420? I have the MT-420 on a new hardtail push bike. Before the bike even arrived I was contemplating upgrading to XT to match the rest of the bike. But after a few miles I can't justify the upgrade on cost, weight...
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    Are Shimano 4-piston MT-420 and M7120 the same brakes with different paint?

    Assuming you have the same pads and rotors?
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    Lockdown Strava Club

    Done. No motor required ;)
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    2020 Whyte - Shifter Cable Re-Route

    There is no sealed casing to open. Only the loose plastic cover on the non drive side which has plenty of holes in it anyway. And the black alloy frame fillet on the drive side which is also open, just frame strengthening. Don't touch any of the actual motor casing bolts. It is pretty obvious...
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    Road ride

    Gary's vid finishes on The Mound. Forever imprinted in my memory. I was joint project lead on the restoration of The Mound for HBOS in 2005/06 Basically lived in The Caledonian for two years, Great job, stunning outcome, loved every second. I enjoy a long road ride every now and again, but...
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    Road trip anyone?..

    As above, absolutely sensational. I would be in, if I could secure a week pass out. It would cost me a new kitchen though. IMO so much better than the tedious Bike Park stunts "look what tricks I can do, Bro" videos. Each to their own I guess.
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    Lockdown Strava Club

    I think I have joined ? ? ? :unsure:
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    Utterly bonkers

    ace