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The Lounge / Re: 15 Years on the forum
« on: April 23, 2020, 02:37:54 PM »
Hey guys 31/M/UK here.

How's things been?

The Lounge / Re: With heavy heart Bikemutts has passed away
« on: April 23, 2020, 02:36:13 PM »
Logged in for the first time in maybe 4 years and hit with this, awful news. RIP

The Lounge / Re: Debt/Credit Score/Budgeting
« on: August 20, 2016, 01:39:49 AM »
It baffles me when people are concerned about their finances and yet are eating out regularly and have cars on finance. My colleague is always complaining she is poor yet eats out for lunch everyday.

Why not sell your cars, pay off the finance, and buy a cheaper car outright? Will save you loads each month

The Lounge / Re: New Random Thoughts Thread
« on: May 11, 2016, 04:58:27 PM »
You guys seem to pay high excess, mines 150. But my insurance is ridiculous because I've only had my license a year, had a crash, and need business cover

Bike Gallery / Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« on: May 11, 2016, 04:56:51 PM »
That looks amazing, I'm jealous

The Lounge / Re: Alcohol.
« on: April 23, 2016, 05:59:28 AM »
I drank heavily between 18 and 26, at least once a week, sometimes 3 nights in a row plus all day in between. Drugs as well for most of it.

Now I'm a functioning adult with a house and kid, drink a beer or two some nights but rarely as heavy as before. I just decided it wasn't for me, but no point changing until that point. I still managed to ride my bike and develop my career in the midst of all that.

The Lounge / Re: you bunch of old *****
« on: April 20, 2016, 03:42:03 AM »
Fuck off Cole, project you insecurities somewhere else.

Nice to see the majority of us are functioning adults though so there's a silver lining to his immaturity.

And sorry to hear about the split Ginger, not sure what I would do if it happened to me, I'd be a mess.

Bike Gallery / Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« on: March 11, 2016, 02:27:09 PM »
Not that you're asking, but the Shimano CX 77s work really well with my SRAM levers. However, they are a massive pain to set up. You need to get them perfectly parallel otherwise they are squishy as shit, and they require 3 fucking Allen keys to adjust - 5mm for cable, 3mm for outside pad, and 2.5mm for inside pad. And no finger adjustment at all.

If you're not good with mechanics I wouldn't recommend them, but if you can set them up right they feel way better than any Avid or TRP brake I have pulled

Bike Gallery / Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« on: March 09, 2016, 12:12:36 PM »
Yeah Salsa Warbird, think it's a 2013 or 2014 model. Photo is shoddy quality, but ENVE forks, Stan's Grails on Shimano CX75 hubs, Shimano CX77 brakes, SRAM Rival 10 speed, Time ATACs, Vredenstein tires for road, Panaracer Cindercross for offroad. It's an amazing do it all bike

Bike Gallery / Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« on: March 08, 2016, 02:22:30 PM »
Think I'm going to put MTB cranks on it with 48/30 chainrings. Seeing as I'm running a 135mm hub surely I should also be running a 73mm BB?

Bike Gallery / Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« on: March 07, 2016, 02:33:24 PM »

Roadie mode

My bars are at the wrong angle though, need to be tilted forward slightly and levers pulled up a bit

The Bike Shop / Re: GT Bars?
« on: February 24, 2016, 05:23:09 AM »
like all rectangles are cubes but not all cubes are rectangles type thing.

Cubes and rectangles are not the same at all

The Lounge / Re: EU Referendum
« on: February 24, 2016, 04:45:59 AM »
What I also find fucking hypocritical is the English people who were telling Scotland they should stay in the UK because we are better together that are now saying we should leave the EU because we don't like other people making up laws for us.

The Lounge / Re: EU Referendum
« on: February 21, 2016, 01:41:53 PM »
Basically what Liam said.

People are absolutely insane if they think Europe will be nice to us if we leave, our trading will go down the pan, migration will remain the same (except France may stop giving a fuck patrolling our borders), Scotland will leave (or somehow rejoin the EU), and we will end up having to pal up with the USA even more (i.e. suck up to them).

We aren't the superpower some people seem to think we are, we don't have as much clout as we used to, and cannot compete with other developing nations for producing goods. And we need to wind our necks in and stop acting like we are still in the colonial era.

1. Our return rate on cranks was never higher than 10% at the very most. The suggestion that ALL the first gen Wombolts were "made wrong" is ridiculous, there are still first gen cranks out there being used now and we will STILL warranty them if they ever do break because that's what "lifetime" warranty means.

2. We sell/sold a shit-ton of cranks, but have never needed to do a product recall.

My main reason for making this thread was to inform any owners of these cranks that they were being recalled by the manufacturer. And given that even the manufacturer isnt trying to defend the design it seems weird anyone on here unrelated to them would really be that arsed about trying to defend it...


Isn't 10% a high return rate? Obvs not recall levels but hardly a shining example.

I'm also dubious that the main reason you made the thread was concern for the owners of these cranks but if you say so.

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