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Skinnyone

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  1. Probably unlikely to be compatible as some of the older Shimano BB's had different size tools between the models...IIRC, XTR/Dura Ace had a deeper tooth/groove than others, so the tool had teeth accordingly.
  2. As long as both have ANT+ and/or Bluetooth compatibility then yes they will talk to each other... I know for a fact the DuoTrap sensor has both - not too clued up on the Neostrack but a simple Google search says that it also has both so they should communicate with no issues.
  3. Ah ok yeah shame...like I said I sold mine 8 years ago at 7k. I did well and I battled to sell it for that then, as it was at the time when 29ers were becoming popular so 26ers were just becoming hard to sell... I have a simple formula that is more or less correct - a bike devalues by around 50% in the first year - so a bike that you buy for 100k - you might get between 50-70k within a year or so (very dependent on the market at the time of listing)...after that it's downhill from there. My boss struggled to sell his Epic for 50k about 18 months after purchase after having paid 110k... oh well good luck with the sale.
  4. That looks like my bike I sold in 2011, I got 6k for mine back then...if you get 6k for it now you would be doing well. The problems are the rings are hard to come by now (they were hard to come by in 2011) and the shifters are also potentially an issue - if they were to fail/wear out then the options are limited.
  5. Still no sign of this bike - nor any other of the bikes taken in the same period. We have had 8 bikes relieved from us in total since the 17th of march....not one hint of any of them.
  6. Common on these older Zipps... 2:1 lacing on any wheel is asking for trouble. Repairing carbon rims is asking for trouble - frames are fine as they are not as dynamically loaded as rims.
  7. Still cannot believe that there is not one hint of where this one off bike has gone to...it is literally the only one in the country!
  8. Having had a number of bikes relieved from my garage recently I know what its like to have this happen...not nice...I don't believe they are ALL going cross border - yes some do but not all... I have been preaching this for 10+ years since the jackings started...steal a bike, strip the parts and sell them openly - because who is going to recognize their GX rear derailleur on its own - and further more how would one even prove that the derailleur was on your bike? The seller has a story along the lines of "I upgraded" or the like...
  9. Hi guys please help Jean Spies get to the Olympics, as we know this would be self funded expedition, he has had phenomenal support from his UK based sponsor - still needs a bit more assistance to get to all the major races worldwide to qualify though. If you may please donate where possible to the below page; https://clickndonate.com/spies-project-road-to-tokyo-2020-olympics-goal-2-000-000/ Thank you!
  10. Sadly enough I would assume it would be "taken away" from BPT and Cape Cycles would be the new distributors...
  11. Stolen: Trek Superfly 2013 When: 5 April 2019 Where: Roodepoort, Gauteng Stolen out my garage early Friday morning Get further details about the incident in the Stolen Bikes section
  12. Stolen: Trek Marlin 7 2019 When: 5 April 2019 Where: Roodepoort, Gauteng Bikes stolen out my garage early Friday morning Get further details about the incident in the Stolen Bikes section
  13. Stolen: Trek Top Fuel 2017 When: 5 April 2019 Where: Roodepoort, Gauteng Bikes Stolen Out of my garage early Friday morning. Get further details about the incident in the Stolen Bikes section
  14. Not necessarily... Creaks are always a tricky and annoying thing to chase, especially for your mechanic.... List of things it could be; Spokes cassette - particularly the Sram ones that are supported at essentially one end and rely on rivets to transfer the loads Chain - yes a chain can contribute toward a creak freehub skewer/thru axles pivot bearings - commonly chased/often blamed yet not always the issue pivot bolts - same as above BB chainring bolts pedals - can also be the cleat/shoe/pedal interface - ride with tekkies to test seatpost + saddle, also commonly blamed headset fork steerer interface into crown - very rare but not unheard of steerer to stem interface stem to bars interface Wheel bearings - again not common but often overlooked especially the rear
  15. Perhaps also look at the Bontrager Line Elite or Pro 30 wheels - Elite is Alu, Pro is carbon. very decent value for money wheels with the specs you require...
  16. This is the issue with carbon frames...a small noise can and is amplified and "diverted" by the frame...so something like a pedal axle can sound like a headset making a noise... Kudos to Trek for replacing the frame - but I would start ruling other components out... I once had a client that had a creaky bike and was 100% sure it was the frame at fault as we had done everything - everytime i rode the bike after working on it, it was quiet, he rides it and it makes a noise within 10km of his ride...turns out it was his pedal/shoe/cleat interface was creaking, so when I rode the bike with normal shoes - no creak as soon as he got on and rode with cleats - creak...
  17. Stolen: Avanti Sprint Reward offered 2017 When: 17 March 2019 Where: Pretoria, Gauteng Bike was in the back of a locked VW Kombi, a white Nissan Duke and Livigna were used to transport the bikes away. Get further details about the incident in the Stolen Bikes section
  18. Stolen: Trek Marlin 7 2019 When: 17 March 2019 Where: Pretoria, Gauteng Bike was in the back of a locked VW Kombi, a white Nissan Duke and Livigna were used to transport the bikes away. Get further details about the incident in the Stolen Bikes section
  19. Stolen: Cervelo Endurance 2015 When: 17 March 2019 Where: Pretoria, Gauteng Bike was in the back of a locked VW Kombi, a white Nissan Duke and Livigna were used to transport the bikes away. Get further details about the incident in the Stolen Bikes section
  20. Sand it using wet paper....no dust to worry about - also results in a smoother finish.
  21. Guys - has anyone actually paid attention to this video? I have seen it doing the rounds on Whatsapp groups as well... This video is about 15 years old (at least) look at the brake levers, calipers and wheels on this "new fancy fandagled" bike...they are OLD 9speed 105 which was phased out back in 2005 (or earlier)...the spinergy wheels used were banned by the UCI back in 1996 (thereabouts) But hey keep on believing....
  22. The sizes you have are correct, 25.4 x 8, sounds like you may have some wear or distortion in the rocker link perhaps?
  23. The wheels already have the offset built in being a 148 (Boost) hub the chainring will need to be a 3mm offset and not a 6mm offset. Not sure why you would need to dish the rim by 3mm? This is all assuming you have a Boost capable bike? Boost is actually really simple to understand...the hub flanges are wider apart, the axle is longer 148mm over 142mm. You need a 3mm offset ring to run Boost, 6mm for "standard" 142 axle. nothing more to it really...oh yes - your frame needs to have the Boost spacing too.... I think where the confusion is coming in is when you convert a non-Boost hub to fit a Boost frame - using spacers and the like - then you need to re-dish the rim to the one side - depending on the spacer kit used it would be either 3 or 5mm...
  24. Exactly this, it may no longer be enjoyable because it becomes a job - imagine this; You wake up and HAVE to go ride, doesn't matter how tired you are or what else is happening, you MUST ride, then after lunch a good gym session to round things out... if its raining outside your options are gym work and an indoor session, or going out in the rain...remember this is your job now....you have to do the sessions prescribed by your coach. You are out training or racing and have a crash - there is no "oh poor me" I'll rest up on the couch and lick my wounds - you have to get back on the bike as soon as possible... Even though Jean does get funding to travel to the world cups and the like - he does not earn a salary from doing so, the funding obviously covers basic living expenses but nothing further...being a pro on the world circuit is not as glamorous as it may seem from the outside... if you are prepared for that commitment then go for it...
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