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  • Heavy Duty Bush

    Heavy Duty Bush

    Hi all, I've been talking about these a fair bit lately to quite a few members, so thought a bit of a piccy diary might help, so here we have a step by step changing of a standard eyelet bush and alloy top hat arrangement for a heavy duty / strong bush kit. Plenty of us use them already, but if you don't then have a read. Why change? the bush is the sacrificial part of this arrangement, and wears out to protect the eye of the shock, it is fitted with two alloy top hats, as these wear the bike de...
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  • Equipment List for Riders new and old

    Equipment List for Riders new and old

    When riding with club or out and about on your bike it is important to carry some basic equipment to cover mechanical emergencies and changes in the weather. So to aid members new and old this guide has been pulled together, it covers information we have had on the club rules list for years and is fleshed out with some newer info as well. As always the list is not exhaustive and you may add to it as you see fit. The list will include a brief description of items needed and will be broken down into...
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  • Tubeless Test

    Tubeless Test

    DaveK's Tubeless Test

    When I punctured in the Whinlatter Challenge it really pissed me off. Good day spoilt by a simple mechanical. This got me thinking about punctures and realised that virtually all of my punctures where either pinch flats or hawthorns. I knew the answer was to go tubeless, but after the numerous tubeless failures within the club (many within a few hundred meters of setting off) I was highly sceptical. The market is full of conversion kits, sealants, DIY solutions and UST systems, so I decided to try a few out to see what worked and what didnít. ...
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  • Rear suspension for idiots and experts!

    Rear suspension for idiots and experts!

    Rear suspension for idiots and experts!

    Rear Suspension set up and care

    Following on from the fork guide Iíve done I thought Iíd do a similar for the rear shocks
    Iíll break this down into set up and maintenance. Some of this info is fairly basic, but should cover most aspects / questions.
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  • Suspension forks for idiots and experts!

    Suspension forks for idiots and experts!

    Suspension forks for idiots and experts!

    Fork Suspension set up and care


    As I get asked plenty of questions regarding fork set up and maintenance I thought Iíd do a bit of a guide / pointers for the tech section to leave on the website.
    Iíll break this down into set up and maintenance. Some of this info is fairly basic, but should cover most aspects / questions.

    ...
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  • Garmin - Free Maps

    Garmin - Free Maps

    The garmin Topo maps are £100+ There is an open source project that gives free maps for Garmins - im using it myself and its pretty good and so far at least as good mapping.

    Instructions.... (i found these on STW originally)

    1 - buy a 2 gig micro sd card
    2 - create a folder in it called 'garmin'
    3 - click here and download the 210mb file 4 - unzip it 5 - copy the file GMAPSUPP.IMG to the newly created 'garmin' folder on the micro sd card 6 - put the c...
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  • Heavy Duty Bush
    by artillerydave
    Hi all, I've been talking about these a fair bit lately to quite a few members, so thought a bit of a piccy diary might help, so here we have a step by step changing of a standard eyelet bush and alloy top hat arrangement for a heavy duty / strong bush kit. Plenty of us use them already, but if you don't then have a read. Why change? the bush is the sacrificial part of this arrangement, and wears out to protect the eye of the shock, it is fitted with two alloy top hats, as these wear the bike de...
    02-07-2014, 11:17
  • Equipment List for Riders new and old
    by artillerydave
    When riding with club or out and about on your bike it is important to carry some basic equipment to cover mechanical emergencies and changes in the weather. So to aid members new and old this guide has been pulled together, it covers information we have had on the club rules list for years and is fleshed out with some newer info as well. As always the list is not exhaustive and you may add to it as you see fit. The list will include a brief description of items needed and will be broken down into...
    25-11-2010, 20:10
  • Tubeless Test
    by CHUNK
    DaveK's Tubeless Test

    When I punctured in the Whinlatter Challenge it really pissed me off. Good day spoilt by a simple mechanical. This got me thinking about punctures and realised that virtually all of my punctures where either pinch flats or hawthorns. I knew the answer was to go tubeless, but after the numerous tubeless failures within the club (many within a few hundred meters of setting off) I was highly sceptical. The market is full of conversion kits, sealants, DIY solutions and UST systems, so I decided to try a few out to see what worked and what didnít. ...
    29-10-2010, 13:59
  • Rear suspension for idiots and experts!
    by artillerydave
    Rear suspension for idiots and experts!

    Rear Suspension set up and care

    Following on from the fork guide Iíve done I thought Iíd do a similar for the rear shocks
    Iíll break this down into set up and maintenance. Some of this info is fairly basic, but should cover most aspects / questions.
    ...
    29-10-2010, 07:35
  • Suspension forks for idiots and experts!
    by artillerydave
    Suspension forks for idiots and experts!

    Fork Suspension set up and care


    As I get asked plenty of questions regarding fork set up and maintenance I thought Iíd do a bit of a guide / pointers for the tech section to leave on the website.
    Iíll break this down into set up and maintenance. Some of this info is fairly basic, but should cover most aspects / questions.

    ...
    28-10-2010, 09:08
  • Garmin - Free Maps
    by
    The garmin Topo maps are £100+ There is an open source project that gives free maps for Garmins - im using it myself and its pretty good and so far at least as good mapping.

    Instructions.... (i found these on STW originally)

    1 - buy a 2 gig micro sd card
    2 - create a folder in it called 'garmin'
    3 - click here and download the 210mb file 4 - unzip it 5 - copy the file GMAPSUPP.IMG to the newly created 'garmin' folder on the micro sd card 6 - put the c...
    10-10-2010, 19:31
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