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Chro Mo

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  1. Been a looong time.... Still have my two Cotics, have tried to sell them, but they are a part of me now, lol! Red X is was repainted by me and logo painted on - not very well, but I learned a lot. Still the best bikes I've owned.
  2. Hi, good people. Any pointers on what's available route-wise near CSF/Ct Francis Bay? I do the local loop a lot, have done Wildside, Oyster bay road, Paradise beach road etc... Any routes I don't know about? Struggling to find a solid higher mileage option. Don't mind travelling a bit, so any pointers would be much appreciated!! Dankie baie!!
  3. Hiya. Vertical dropouts on that, I'm afraid. Fixed on that would be problematic, singlespeed less so. The literati can correct me if I'm wrong, but a fixed-gear bike will not be very happy with a tensioner attached. A tensioner or a half-link chain should do the trick to make it SS quite easily. Good luck. Chro Mo.
  4. He will have mine[emoji106][emoji108] Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
  5. Good to know. He is sharp. Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
  6. They're closed. Gone. Sad, as it was a good shop, and the guys there were top blokes. Lots of rumours circulating at the time, but I've yet to get an unequivocal answer as to why they disappeared - basically overnight.
  7. Been a long time since I posted anywhere on the Hub, but here you go.... My fine steed has some new plus shoes.... Solaris XL, Scraper 45 rims, 2.8 trailblazers, Surly Krampus Ops fork. Just need to trim the steerer, and we're away! She's a fine beast indeed.
  8. RIP, Barry. I, too, have not been on The Hub (can't shake that habit - sorry) for a long time, but this brought me back after a heads-up by RyanPmb. I always appreciated the unsolicited, yet incredibly helpful, supportive and heartfelt PMs during a bad patch I had a few years ago. The world is poorer for his passing. Heartfelt condolences to all his friends and family.
  9. Nice thread - too often we hear of the bad experience, seldom the good. Great to know there are still some great shops out there. Maybe they want to move to Durban?
  10. Hey, man! You won't find stock wheels that will handle your weight. I have heard tell of this and that rim being fine, having no weight limit (Bontrager comes to mind), but this is not true in my experience... I tried, and eventually resorted to a custom built set - 36H, DT Swiss stainless spokes and good quality hubs. Your rear wheel will have to have a high spoke count, and the less dish the better. For people in this weight range, a few grams in component weight means eff-all, so I suggest robust, durable and serviceable rims and hubs. I went with DRC St19 rims, but Velocity, the 36H Open Pros and a few other offerings have a chance. Basically, good quality tandem rims will be ideal. Phil wood hubs are the holy grail here. I would further suggest rims with a wider internal width, and a higher volume tyre - worked for me. I would suggest a metal bike too.... Good luck! Remember: we get 'em on the downhills
  11. I enjoy my inbred 29er, but still miss my Blue Pig every now and then. Ride what you like, man, it's all the same in the end.
  12. Mayo was able to challenge Lance. This did not mesh with the agenda.
  13. I know what you mean. Similar guy in Durbs when I was a youngster riding was Manfred Fuhs - always had time to wave and have a quick word of encouragement...I often saw him at the head of a paceline - shirtless and pulling the poor souls behind him like a flock of geese.
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