Tyre Repair – Stitch it up

Out on a local trail at the weekend, while bouncing through a rock garden, something put a 5mm hole in the tyre, no way the sealant could cope with that so a tube was needed. Once back home 5 minutes, an upholstery needle and 1m of dental floss effected a repair good enough to allow the stans to work and the tyre to hold air again tubeless.

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Wheel Rebuild – 700c commuter wheels with SP Dynamo front wheel

Rear wheel rebuild of 700c commuter wheelset.

Robust wheelset for urban duties. The rebuild was to remove an Alfine 8 IGH hub, which felt heavy, vague and weak, to replace it with a Hope Pro2 and 10 speed cassette drive train for a lighter, more direct drive feel.

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Flying with CO2 canisters

Its often asked if CO2 canisters are allowed on planes and mostly a lot of conflicting information is given in the answers. I recently found the definitive answer so will share it here.

At the time of writing CO2 canisters (max 4 x 28g/50ml per person) are allowed on planes, both in cabin or hold baggage, but prior approval should be sought from the airline and they should be declared at check-in.

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Packing List – flying with bike

This our checklist we use when flying with a bike for a riding trip.

Some items can be shared by a group traveling together to save weight (e.g. you will only one 8mm allen key between you for pedals, not one each), others need to be bike specific.

This list is additional to the tools and kit we carry in a trail pack. If you are going to use your trail tools make sure they are up to the job for building your bike on arrival and repacking it to head back home.

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To Do List – Prepping and Packing a Bike to Fly

We’ve created this checklist to help us remember everything that needs to be sorted when flying with a bike to ride. Traveling with a bike is awesome but it can be a pain with out the right prep. Let us know any top tips or handy hints in the comments

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Make a start on a trip packing list.

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Travel tips from a baggage handler

In this excellent article from Cycling Tips they get advice from ‘Paul’, an airport baggage handler who also travels with his bike. If you are someone who ever considers putting your bike on a plane its a MUST read.

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https://cyclingtips.com/2016/06/flying-with-your-bike-tips-from-a-baggage-handler/

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Our Gear – OneUpComponents EDC Multitool system (steerer tube version)

So our new OneUpComponents EDC tool systems have arrived and I couldn’t wait, I went straight out to the garage to fit them.

To save you reading this long winded rambling post I’ll cut to the chase. Based on a weekend of riding I love them, they are fantastically innovative and work spectacularly well. I’d recommend one to any cyclist (mountain biker, roadie, bikepacker and/or commuter) with a tapered steerer.

There, done. But if you want to know why I like it you’ll have to read on.

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OneUp EDC – now available

OneUp Component’s much anticipated EDC tool/storage system is now available to those who have registered interest. I have my order confirmed and I’m looking forward to getting my hands on mine.

This follows on from my research I covered in Ditching the mtb backpack – research notes

With the release has been a stack of information I haven’t previously seen including detailed fitting instructions, weights and dimensions etc etc.

In this post I’m going to look at the info and what it tells us

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