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  1. Stolen: Cannondale Slice Carbon 2015 When: 18 October 2020 Where: Worcester, Western Cape Broke into Manic Cycles 140 High street Worcester Get further details about the incident in the Stolen Bikes section
  2. MANIC CYCLES - 2018 ABSA CAPE EPIC WORKSHOP SERVICES We as ManiC Cycles are very fortunate to be the only bike shop allowed within the race village. So no need to make a longer trip out to the Tech support village (aka "Tweede Kamp"). Not only will we have a fully operational workshop, but we will also offer a full retail outlet. We will also have a mobile shop (and workshop) at the Cullinan hotel in Cape Town in the days leading up to the race, plus a stall at registration, the Prologue as well as at the Grand Finale. So we will be ready to look after you and your bike from Start to finish. With all package options we will wait for you & your bike on the finish line, and we will return it to the bike park once serviced & tested, ready for the next stage. Which ever package you select, we will charge for parts & stock at our standard shop rates. Contact us for more information or to book your package
  3. Jonaskop would be very interesting one. With right gears it might be doable on a road bike as it is 99% tar road. I know "THE PINNER' has done it on a road bike, but did not come prepared with enough gears. https://www.strava.com/segments/856199
  4. ManiC Cycles - Worcester will be doing workshop services again. With the town locations of Tulbach - WORCESTER - Grabouw. We are nice & central during the course of the entire event. (So not only will we be offering a full workshop service, we'll also be offering a full shop service during the event). We are already taking bookings. E-mail us at francois@maniccycles.co.za for more info. Cheers Francois P.S. For referances from fellow hubbers, ask Veloria, we looked after his bike in 2009.
  5. I recently sold a set of 29er wheels to a customer as a set of "road racing" wheels: - 29er wheels fitted with a set of 28C Continental Gatorskin road tyres. For all those out there looking for more speed from a set of slicks, here's another interesting fact: A std 26 x 1.9" mtb tyre has almost the excact same outer diameter as a std road tyre of 700 x 23C. This means you can also use a 29er wheelset with road tyres on your std 26" frameset!! Bigger wheels, means more speed, so easier for you to stick with the roadies on your mtb.
  6. Hi all. Yes, Tour de Worcester for 2010, slightly changed. For those of you that have been doing it for many years, it will be a combination of the route used the past few years, but also included is a portion through town that used to be raced when we started at Montana highschool in town. Remember that short sharp climb after only a few km's.... Well now it will hurt a little more, as you will hit that "bump" after about 77km. For the sceptics about the gravel section, its perfectly ridable, at times smoother than any tarmac you will ever find. I'll be using my Campy Bora's. (If I'm in racing shape by that time.....) We did a recce of the complete route yesterday, 100km with only 500m of climbing. The wind on the day will be the biggest factor. Will post route profile tonight.
  7. For now, you probaly need to fit a Rotorbike XC2 crank with rotor rings if you wish to go 2 x 10 on the cranks. Or wait for the stunning looking new XTR crankset.
  8. We tried it on my bike, but my mechanic recons the Crank is too stiff when tightend, and if we loosen it a bit there's a little play. @ Stingbean: How did you come up with a solution? (P.S. Thanks for the spare adapter)
  9. I tried a new wet lube on Saturday, that according to all sources is a very long lasting wet lube, even this new lube did not make the cut on Saturday. But IMHO I very much doubt if there is anything out there taht would have lasted through the 65km route and all the water. Was an awesome ride for me, very tough, but enjoyed it. The 2nd half was quite hair raising, riding the rocky wet decents without rear brakes. (Had one wipe out when I lost my front wheel traction)
  10. We did the 65km last year on the mtb tandem and was LOADS OF FUN!! One water crossing in the forestry section we had a guy next to us, have his entire front wheel disappear into a hole in the road, he went head 1st over the handlebars and got COMPLETELY drenched.
  11. MORE INFO FOR ALL INTERESTED IN SATURDAYS RIDE IN WOLSELEY. Trastevere Wolseley MTB Challenge – Saturday 17 July 2010 DISTANCES 65km; 41km; 20km; 5km STARTING TIMES 65km@ 08h30; 41km@ 09h00; 20km@ 09h30; 5km@ 10h00 ORGANISING COMMITTEE Wolseley Tourism – wolstourism@compnet.co.za VENUE Laerskool Wolseley – Registration from 07h30 ENQUIRIES Cathy Grobbelaar/ Natasha Dicey PHONE 084 254 5205/ 082 7807516 FAX (023) 231-0601 EMAIL grobbelaar100@telkomsa.net/ ndicey@lando.co.za PRIZE GIVING & LUCKY DRAW 13h00 CUT-OFF FOR TIMING MATS 13H30 ROUTE CUT OFF 14H00 PRE-ENTRIES CLOSE 14 July 2010 CHEQUES PAYABLE TO Wolseley Tourism POSTAL ADDRESS PO Box 144, Wolseley, 6830 TYPE OF EVENT MTB ROUTE DESCRIPTION The Kluitjieskraal MTB route, as seen in the first stage of the Absa Cape Epic 2010, just west of Wolseley (in between Worcester and Ceres), is renowned for its spectacular scenery and challenging uphills – some of which climb to 400m above sea level, followed by rocky, technical descents on narrow jeep tracks/single-track. It is a water-rich route, which passes through the MTO forestry reserve and traverses the Waterval Mountains twice. Be prepared for some water crossings – you could get your feet wet! The event offers “fruit on the route” for those in need of a snack. The 65km route is challenging and includes steep climbs and sharp ascents and single-track. The 41km is “pretty” but tough, while the 20km is a family-friendly ride, with a steep hill at the beginning. The new 5km is a kiddies fun ride through the farms adjacent to the school grounds. DIRECTIONS TO VENUE Take the N1 from Cape Town. Before reaching Worcester, turn left on the R43, direction Ceres. Turn right at the T-junction at Bergsig Wine Cellar (R43) and then left again to Wolseley (R43). After the 4-way stop in Wolseley turn 2nd right into Mill Street where there will be signage to the venue. Wolseley is approximately 120km from Cape Town. NOTES This is a balanced route with challenging climbs and spectacular views, with great technical single track and descents. It has received rave reviews from participants with numbers increasing considerably annually. Note: All children u/10 must be accompanied by an adult. PPA members wearing their seeded numbers will start before Non-PPA members or PPA members without their seeded numbers. This is a timed race. PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE R30 CSA LICENCE OF R30 (RACES OVER 20KM) FOR NON-PPA/NON-CSA RIDERS. Pre-Entries Late Entries Distance PPA Non-PPA PPA Non-PPA 65km R80 R100 R100 R120 41km R70 R90 R90 R100 20km R50 R60 R50 R60 5km R20 R20
  12. Thanks Dangle. Let me know when you receive any news on a compatable pressfit bb. I'll do the same.
  13. Been trying to find a solution but still no success, perhaps somebody on this forum has a solution. On most of the latest Specialized frames, they have a Shimano pressfit bearing that fits into the BB (not BB30, a size specific only to Specialized as far as I'm aware). Any Shimano or compalable Crankset fits this system. BUT, we've yet to find a solution for customers that wan't to fit X-0 or XX (TRUVATIV cranks). Even tried a AEROZINE BB adapter that converts std shimano type bb to fit a Truvativ style crankset, but no success. Only solution for the XX customers has been to fit ROTORBIKE's 3D XC2 crankset with Q-rings. While this works perfectly fine, and I'm a huge fan or Rotorbike's stuff, I do have a customer that would prefer the "bling" of an XX crankset. Other problem is Rotor only offers a 39 in Double cranks option, where as XX offers a 40 or 42 option. Anybody outthere with a suggesiton or solution?
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