trickystitch
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    21 September 2009
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    30 December 2014
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    31 December 2011
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    30 December 2014
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trickystitch's Reviews
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This unique mountain bike specific floor pump features a super-sized steel barrel designed to deliver the higher volume required of large off-road tyres and an extra sensitive, base mounted analog gauge with air release button for exact pressures.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Good but volume of pump a plus and minus
Posted30 December 2014
trickystitch
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Bought this to pump up tubeless tyres due to the volume of air pushed via pump. Volume is does well but the downside is that pushing that much air takes a lot more effort and personally I didnt find it helped mount tubeless tyres. If you want to do that I would look at the Bontrager pump with the built-in pressure cylinder. Good pump for mountain bikes tyres only. Didnt find it helped with tubeless but others disagree with me."
Pros: High Quality
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The Rocket Ron Evo fulfills many requirements all at the same time with incredible grip thanks to the PaceStar Triple compound, extremely low weight and rolling resistance, excellent self-cleaning from its open tread profile and Tubeless compatibility.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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More sketchy that Racing Ralphs
Posted30 December 2014
trickystitch
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"I found these to be very fast tyres that slide progressively but are more sketchy that Racing Ralphs. When you lean these over you have you to be on your guard against drifting/slippage than I personally found on the Ralphs. Dont know why. Just what I experienced. Why would use them then? Well to me they feel faster than the Ralphs. I ride these tyres exclusively in damp/soft to dry conditions in a forest. I use a tubeless setup with Stans."
Pros: Durable, High Quality, Lightweight
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Light weight mini pump with alloy barrel for roadies. Efficient design pumps upto 160 psi
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Direct Connect avoids unintended deflation
Posted30 December 2014
trickystitch
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Choose this pump over the Lezyne due to its direct connect and that I use exlusively presta valves. You do not get the unintended deflation with this pump that you sometimes get with the Lezyne when unscrewing the connector. This typically this only applies if you are using tubeless with removable valves otherwise the problem does not occur. Lezyne has much better action but more hassle as you need an experienced technique to ensure no air loss either while either attaching or removing the pump connector. All IMHO."
Pros: Durable, Rugged, Lightweight
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Crimps can be tricky to install, but no longer with Jagwire's innovative Non-Crimps. Installation is quick and tool-free. Non-Crimps slide on easily and stay put.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Work but watch out for bushes
Posted30 December 2014
trickystitch
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Neat and stylish (IMO) cable ends. Just push on. Does mean thought that close encounters with bushes or long grass removes them with the rear derailleur ferrule being the main victim. If cut neatly they will stop you cable from unwinding."
Pros: Attractive
Cons: brushed off
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Colour has been added in 2012, now Red, Blue and Gold are available as an upgrade to your customised Elite X4 stem. This kit comprises of a Face Plate, Stem Cap and both Silver and Black bolts.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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A small piece of custom tuning
Posted04 December 2013
trickystitch
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"A small piece of custom tuning and that's all it really is . I like the look it gives the front of my bike though . If you don't get that kick from it, it's a waste of money."
Pros: Attractive, High Quality, Good Fit
Cons: Expensive
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Centre-pivot, forged, and CNC-cut chrome vanadium bits.
 
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5 / 5
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Small & Light
Posted04 December 2013
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trickystitch
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Due to its size which is a benefit it can sometimes be difficult to get the leverage you need to loosen bolts."
Pros: Durable, Attractive, High Quality, Lightweight
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SRAM's unique, tool-free PowerLock connecting pin is light, quick, and easy to use.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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it's a chain link
Posted04 December 2013
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trickystitch
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"It's a chain link that does its job. Get a Park MLP1 to remove the thing though as can be quite awkward to get off if it has been on the bike a while."
Pros: Durable, Lightweight
Cons: hard to remove by hand
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The greatest value HP hand pump equipped with the versatile ABS Flex Hose. The pump barrel and shaft are made of lathe-turned aluminum with Composite Matrix handle and end caps.
 
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5 / 5
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Works a treat
Posted04 December 2013
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trickystitch
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"No complaints for a small pump. Hides away in you pocket or Bak, well madecand does what it says on the can. Oh yes, and its light. For all intents and purposes you are unaware you are carrying it. About 300 pumps to inflate a 2.25 tyre to a good pressure."
Pros: Durable, Attractive, High Quality, Lightweight
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 Nike Yoga Matt 3 MM
Nike Yoga Matt 3 MM
Description, 95% styrene-butadiene-styrene, 5% polyester., Closed-cell foam: Enhanced traction., Centerline emboss: Easier pose alignment., Hand washable., Contains no PVC or latex., 24"W x 66"L x 0.125"H: 61cm (W) x 168cm (L) x 3mm (H)
 
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4 / 5
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Thin matt to protect carpets
Posted21 May 2013
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trickystitch
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
"Probably too thin to use on a hard floor but fine for protecting carpets from sweat and your back from chaffing."
Pros: Comfortable, Lightweight
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High performance rear Freehub for rim or Disc brakes: XT is renowned for offering the best performance to value ratio. Designed for use with Centre-Lock Disc rotors for secure hassle free setup.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Compatibility
Posted04 August 2012
trickystitch
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"I bought this hub to take the freehub off and install into a built wheel (and get a free skewer thrown in!). These new Shimano hubs are now 12mm axle compatible although this one came configured for skewer. This means it requires 14mm hex key to remove the free hub (no big deal) but does mean the free hub will not be compatible with old skool skewer hubs. If you are not bothered then a fabulous hub for the money."
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Rugged, High Quality, Versatile
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Crimps can be tricky to install, but no longer with Jagwire's innovative Non-Crimps. Installation is quick and tool-free. Non-Crimps slide on easily and stay put.
 

Just the one per pack?

Nope, you get 4 in a pack of just one colour.
2 months, 3 weeks ago
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trickystitch
London
 
Vittoria Pit Stop Tyre Sealant is a quick and efficient way of getting back on the road after a puncture. No removal of tyre or tube necessary. Pure Latex foam in a pressurised aerosol container.
 

Will this work with Presta valves?

With non-removable or only on those with removable cores ?
Used this stuff on a BMX bike with Schraders. Pretty sure I had to remove the core before filling and seem to remember it came with some tool to do just that though I bought it blind and the instructions that came with it got me through. Not a lot of help here then! Soz.
3 years, 2 months ago
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trickystitch
London
 
 Slime Lite Self Healing Road Inner Tube
Slime Lite Self Healing Road Inner Tube
The Slime Lite Tube combines a lightweight butyl tube with a revolutionary breakthrough in sealant technology that prevents punctures up to 1/8" (3mm) without significant added weight.
 

700x19/23c

Hi, i use 700x19/23c tubes - is this product compatible.
cheers,
Best answer
Never tried as I use them on my cross bike but very much doubt you would be able to seat it in a tyre that suits a 19/23c tube and then get the tyre back on the rim. Actually if you did manage to seat the strip and fit the tyre stand back and give yourself a big round of applause as it intensly annoying to fit to a 35c tyre let alone a 19c.
3 years, 2 months ago
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trickystitch
London
 
 Slime Lite Self Healing MTB Inner Tube
Slime Lite Self Healing MTB Inner Tube
The Slime Lite Tube combines a lightweight butyl tube with a revolutionary breakthrough in sealant technology that prevents punctures up to 1/8" (3mm) without significant added weight.
 

Is this tube suitable for a 26x2.25 Nobby Nic tyre?

Best answer
Yep, I run this tube with a Noby Nic 2.25 for a good few years now (not the same tube as sealing power seems to wear off or the tyre wears down - not sure which).
3 years, 2 months ago
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trickystitch
London
 
This anti-puncture shield is placed between your tyre and inner tube. It is produced from Kevlar fibres that are spun together to produce a bullet-proof vest type shield for your tyres. Flataway is light and supple.
 

will this fit a 700 x 28 tyre?

would it be compatible with this continental tyre?
Yes it will fit but will be quite awkward to fit. In fact unless you are a person of patience I would get someone else to do it for you or dont buy it at all as this is not a miracle solution to punctures. You will stil get them.
3 years, 2 months ago
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trickystitch
London
 
Vittoria Pit Stop Tyre Sealant is a quick and efficient way of getting back on the road after a puncture. No removal of tyre or tube necessary. Pure Latex foam in a pressurised aerosol container.
 

How do you deflate the tyre and remove it from the wheel once you are back home?

Same as you always would. It does not seal the valve.
3 years, 2 months ago
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trickystitch
London
 
This anti-puncture shield is placed between your tyre and inner tube. It is produced from Kevlar fibres that are spun together to produce a bullet-proof vest type shield for your tyres. Flataway is light and supple.
 

How many are there or how long

Is there enough for one or two tyres per package?
One tyre protected per package. When you fit it although it may appear that it needs cutting down it doesnt. Once the tyre is inflated this seems to seat the strip in the tyre correctly and most if not all of the exess lenght is used up. The strip is not a miracle worker, still expect punctures.
3 years, 2 months ago
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trickystitch
London