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Re: Fat Bikes

28 November 2015 - 9:02am
I have 10-ish bikes including 2 Fatbikes, both Pugsleys, 1 X SS, the other fixed gear. I've had the purple one for 6 (?) years, I ride it a lot. I live in Bristol, so no beaches, apart from when it goes on holiday. I love them, they are a lot more versatile than people give them credit for. I rode my fixed one to Bath and back using the cycle track last Sunday, I tend to do that ride most weeks and last Sunday I was riding with a smile on my face....and I could sell them both tomorrow for what I paid for them, what's not to like???

Re: Increasing storage capacity of my mountain bike?

27 November 2015 - 10:36pm
Mortsty wrote:Morning everyone,

I bought the Topeak Super Tourist DX Disc Rack for my mountain bike (GT Aggressor) and whilst trying to fit it on I have realized the bolt which goes through the wheel/quick release and which connects this product to the back wheel is too short and thus I can not fix it on.

What can I do to overcome this problem, is it as simple as buying a longer bolt and if so where best to get it from?

Thank you for your help,

Samuel
Unless I'm misunderstanding you, the Topeak rack doesn't use the quick release for mounting (there are racks that do however). Looking at images of the GT Aggressor online, assuming I'm looking at the right model, it looks like there are threaded mounting holes on the seat stays that can be used to fix the rack (you may need some M5 bolts if they didn't come with the rack).

Rick.

Re: Increasing storage capacity of my mountain bike?

27 November 2015 - 8:33am
Morning everyone,

I bought the Topeak Super Tourist DX Disc Rack for my mountain bike (GT Aggressor) and whilst trying to fit it on I have realized the bolt which goes through the wheel/quick release and which connects this product to the back wheel is too short and thus I can not fix it on.

What can I do to overcome this problem, is it as simple as buying a longer bolt and if so where best to get it from?

Thank you for your help,

Samuel

Re: Mountain bike for 14 yr old

23 November 2015 - 10:04am
what size? You posted a link for adult bikes; does he take a small adult frame? 16"? 18"?

Re: Mountain bike for 14 yr old

22 November 2015 - 10:16am
as ever shop around, the shops are full of mtbs. Go for the right size - by which I mean one he can ride without problems but still has plenty of growing room. A lot of kids his age are on adult-sized bikes, It could last a good nwhile, so its worth getting a decent one (and a good lock). My preference is for the one with the strongest wheels, they will get a hard time. All mountain bikes have strong frames, loads of gears, powerful brakes etc.

Re: Mountain bike for 14 yr old

22 November 2015 - 8:33am
Went to Sherlock Pines and picked up an ex-rental Felt 7seventy for £250.

Re: Increasing storage capacity of my mountain bike?

20 November 2015 - 12:01am
There are several options....

I looked at some on-line, and they appear to have places to fit a rear rack.
If you have disk brakes, you need to buy one made for a bike with disk brakes.
If you don't have disk brakes, you should be able to fit most rear racks on your bike.

If you don't need to carry much, you can use a slightly simpler solution, and put a rack on your seat post. Like this http://road.cc/content/review/6415-etc- ... nnier-rack

There are also other sorts of solutions, such as frame bags, which tend to be a bit more expensive.

You might also consider handlebar bags or saddle bags which are cheaper than fitting a rack and buying panniers for it, but won't increase your carrying capacity by as much.

Re: Increasing storage capacity of my mountain bike?

19 November 2015 - 12:01pm
Its a GT Aggressor mtb with front suspension.

Cheers for your help

Samuel

15th November 2015 A ride to Lawkland Green

18 November 2015 - 7:59pm
A tree at side of the B6480 near Butt Yeats by Simeon Orme, on Flickr

You can see rest of photos of 15th November 2015 ride to Lawkland Green at this link http://www.southlakesgroup.org/novemberr-2015/15th.html

Re: Increasing storage capacity of my mountain bike?

18 November 2015 - 1:16pm
Wlecome to the forum. Can you tell what bicycle you have? Tehre are different solutions for different types of bike.

If you have a full suspension bike, you have fewr options, and we will have different recommendations than for a hard tail

Increasing storage capacity of my mountain bike?

18 November 2015 - 12:20pm
Afternoon everyone,

I am new to cycling (not to say cycling per say but actually getting 'serious' with my bicycle in terms of my mode of transport) and I wish to be able to carry stuff to and from my place of work.

I've read about bike racks but unsure if they will fit and was looking for some advice.

What are my options for increasing storage capacity of my bicycle? I've attached some pictures below which might help as I am a little confused.

I appreciate all your advice smile emoticon

Samuel

Re: Autumn blast on a Fat bike

15 November 2015 - 6:12pm
Also consider 29+.... It's a great compromise! (Trek stache 5 or surly krampus)

8th November 2015 ride to Cleveley Bank Farm

12 November 2015 - 12:42am
Looking back on the towpath of Lancaster Canal through Lancaster. by Simeon Orme, on Flickr

You can see rest of photos of the 8th November 2015 ride to Cleveley Bank Farm at this link http://www.southlakesgroup.org/novemberr-2015/8th.html

1st November 2015 ride to Barbondale

12 November 2015 - 12:29am
Leaves on the village green in Borwick. by Simeon Orme, on Flickr

You can see rest of ride photos of 1st November 2015 ride to Barbondale at this link http://www.southlakesgroup.org/novemberr-2015/1st.html

25th October 2015 ride to Toby's Arch

12 November 2015 - 12:23am
Looking back on the climb up to Russells. by Simeon Orme, on Flickr

You can see rest of photos of 25th October 2015 ride to Toby's Arch at this link http://www.southlakesgroup.org/october-2015/25th.html

18th October 2015 ride to Tarnbrook

12 November 2015 - 12:14am
A bit further along the bridleway. by Simeon Orme, on Flickr

You can see rest of the ride photos of 18th October 2015 ride to Tarnbrook at this link http://www.southlakesgroup.org/october-2015/18th.html

11th October 2015 ride to Brigsteer

12 November 2015 - 12:08am
The view looking up the Brigsteer Causeway. by Simeon Orme, on Flickr

You can see rest of ride photos of 11th October 2015 ride to Brigsteer at this link http://www.southlakesgroup.org/october-2015/11th.html

4th October 2015 ride to Longsleddale

12 November 2015 - 12:00am
The view looking towards Virgin air balloon heading towards Hincaster. by Simeon Orme, on Flickr

You can see rest of the photos of the ride to Longsleddale at this link http://www.southlakesgroup.org/october-2015/4th.html

27th September 2015 ride to Feizor

11 November 2015 - 11:48pm
Crossing the County border into North Yorkshire from Lancashire. by Simeon Orme, on Flickr

You can see rest of photos of 27th September 2015 to Feizor at this link http://www.southlakesgroup.org/september-2015/27th.html

Re: Autumn blast on a Fat bike

7 November 2015 - 10:17pm
You can do pretty much anything on them I have done some pretty epic rides on mine and while I admit they are a bit slower you don't notice that much difference they are great in wet conditions as they fly through mud and are so much fun. I have all most disowned my normal mountain bike. I would def invest in one. Glad you enjoyed my video and thanks for putting a link on better then I could do lol

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