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  • Mark Westlake
  • Inspired Arcade brakeless build
  • Filmer/photographer for different people.
  • Bristol, UK


  • Posted in thread: Ali C before the 24 land on 11-30-2015 at 10:59 AM
    Ali's running either an 85mm or 90mm welded 25 stem in that Hex video. They seem to be kind of
    24-y in that either 70mm or 90mm stems that are around 25-35 work reasonably well on them,
    depending on...

  • Posted in thread: Making a king ISO front hub bolt on? on 11-29-2015 at 03:30 PM
    Depending on your forks you may need to file the dropouts out 1mm to get that to work - some
    trials forks are 10mm as standard, but some use the QR standard which is either 9 or 9.5mm (I
    can't remembe...

  • Posted in thread: Free FedEx shipping to US/Canada on 11-28-2015 at 11:27 AM
    There's all kinds of nasty buggies that can live in cotton and the US still grows a large
    portion of organic cotton. Seems a bit extreme for one Tshirt, but it's only paperwork. I've
    seen them burn wh...

  • Posted in thread: Free FedEx shipping to US/Canada on 11-28-2015 at 09:35 AM
    Sam - yeah, that is the killer unfortunately. I know there are some outlets out there who'll
    write pretty much whatever you want on customs forms but because we're a legit shop we can't
    really play fa...

  • Posted in thread: Light fat rim strips? on 11-28-2015 at 09:32 AM
    If you're not running radon in your tubes you're not trying hard enough.

  • Posted in thread: Light fat rim strips? on 11-27-2015 at 03:36 PM
    Doing the whole weight weenie thing is a cumulative effort though - saving 5-10g on one little
    part of your bike isn't going to make a huge difference, but if you do that throughout your
    whole bike th...

  • Posted in thread: Jitsie BB on 11-26-2015 at 06:04 PM
    Is that with 'true' press fit in the sense of a bearing directly into the frame, or does that
    include those ones with the weird plastic (?) cups that you press in too?Out of interest, do
    you happen to...

  • Posted in thread: How to build a wheel. on 11-26-2015 at 12:42 PM
    This article is tooooo long:x:I heartily suggest you insert your special carbon bars laterally
    into your anus.Andy - did you stress the spokes at all while you were building it? If you do,
    you don't r...

  • Posted in thread: Photos of the day on 11-26-2015 at 12:23 PM
    I'm trying to get this hook lowered my stem by a 5mm spacer this week and I feel closer to
    getting it.Don't touch your brakes when you're at that point! You keep so much more momentum
    and you'll be ...

  • Posted in thread: Jitsie BB on 11-26-2015 at 12:18 PM
    Andy - that's because when set up properly it's a really sensible/good system. When you compare
    the difference in size between the ball bearings in the Spanish BB cartridges and regular ISIS
    BB bearin...

April 17, 2015  •  03:39 AM
Saw your grip post on uk. I had the half nelson race face grips they are ok but open end.
The new Gwin grips are super thin and closed end with alloy cap covered in plastic, single collar. I would recommend these minus the bullshit pricing. 45 CAD

I have used those long thin grips from toyo about 10 years ago only slide on rubber grip i would use.

I now use racquet ball tape but you might rip this stuff with all your bmx shenanigans. I have small hands so only use thin grips.

Something in common, interesting

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