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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:56 pm 
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yes 9 Nm. I've swapped over the chainring a few times and no issues. I have the Torqueset BBB tool, range 2 > 14 Nm. I like it because of the low values. I always reset mine to 2 Nm for storage. Are you happy with your wrench, have you dropped it? Good luck, your certainly be happy with the 10 warranty :D


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:44 pm 
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I wouldn’t be trusting anything they sent me. Replace then with steel bolts. Much safer and the weight difference of bugger all.
Always slightly dubious about ti bolts in ti threads anyway.



Aye Clubby, already fitted some steel bolts... much happier :xmas-big-grin:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:22 pm 
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Christened the bike today with a drive out to Sron Uladail in Harris. :xmas-big-grin:

from Walk Highlands:
"Sron Uladal (or Strone Ulladale, as it is known to many) is a magnificent overhanging cliff hidden in a very remote location in the Harris hills. The cliff has been claimed as the finest inland precipice in the UK and was made famous by the Great Climb live broadcast on BBC Scotland. This wild location is reached by a good stalkers' path."

Videos of the ride out and back are available on Youtube (not by me I hasten to add!)

Was a great ride, although much windier than it was at home in Stornoway when I left!

The photos don't really do the cliff justice, it's fecking enormous, other braver humans base-jump from the summit! :facepalm:

From doing basically zero cycling it was definitely too much for a first ride... the climb (walk) back up what had been the fast and steep descent was really hard going. :oops:

I loved it though, the scenery was epic and the bike performed faultlessly.

Here are a few pics of the day. :xmas-cool:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:23 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:00 pm 
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So after a few rides I've reverted to the ENVE seat post as it has 20mm setback and I can get a more comfortable position, a shame as the ti post was lovely, but it just feels better now. 8)

I had ordered a ti chainring (as you do) but unfortunately it did not appear. :evil: Luckily for me Paypal were on the case and I was issued a full refund. So to get the look I wanted I removed the ano from the gold chainring instead..... :roll:

Here are a few photos of it finished, the tyres take a special level of dedication when it comes to washing after a ride! :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:25 pm 
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Beautiful bike and surroundings 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:24 pm 
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M-Power wrote:
Beautiful bike and surroundings 8)


Cheers dude 8)

The 'what was a once gold and then turned silver chainring' wasn't doing it for me.... just looked wrong.

So I duly ordered up a nice shiny black 30 tooth Absolute Black oval ring to finish it off properly.... much better. :D


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:46 pm 
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Due to worsening hip and knee problems, this is going to be for sale :(

Shall list in the for sale section shortly.

Will split.


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