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by geomannie
28 Jun 2020, 8:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Questions on a Genesis Vagabond built
Replies: 36
Views: 946

Re: Questions on a Genesis Vagabond built

Two things that puzzle me:- 1) why didn't you fit the right hand side front mudguard stays like the left? 2) why not black handlebar tape? Other than that I thinkmthe build itps first rate and looks great :D 1) The lower/normal mount gives more stability to the mudguard I think, and also symmetry i...
by geomannie
27 Jun 2020, 10:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Questions on a Genesis Vagabond built
Replies: 36
Views: 946

Re: Questions on a Genesis Vagabond build

Hi All, Can I once again give my thanks to everyone for your thoughts and suggestions. Even if I didn't reply directly, everything helped me to a successful built of a bike outside my comfort zone. What did I learn? To think more about chainlike, to realise that bigger tyres mean higher gearing, bar...
by geomannie
23 Jun 2020, 7:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Questions on a Genesis Vagabond built
Replies: 36
Views: 946

Re: Questions on a Genesis Vagabond built

It's looking good. If you don't bend the stays around the front brake caliper, then you would not need the extra long stays. Conversely if you do bend the stays, I am fairly sure you would find that you needed the longer stays. I think the HY/RD callipers have a fairly slim profile which would make...
by geomannie
23 Jun 2020, 1:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Questions on a Genesis Vagabond built
Replies: 36
Views: 946

Re: Questions on a Genesis Vagabond built

The SKS/Bluemels stays will be long enough. Fittings at the seat and chainstays need to fettled with either P clips like hoppy's or nylon plastic light fitting brackets which I used simply because I found some in 'the box'. The photos also show the rear of a 60mm guard bolted to a 65mm one to give ...
by geomannie
23 Jun 2020, 1:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Questions on a Genesis Vagabond built
Replies: 36
Views: 946

Re: Questions on a Genesis Vagabond built

It's looking good. I hadn't really considered the question of stays not being long enough. If you don't bend the stays around the front brake caliper, then you would not need the extra long stays. Conversely if you do bend the stays, I am fairly sure you would find that you needed the longer stays....
by geomannie
23 Jun 2020, 11:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Questions on a Genesis Vagabond built
Replies: 36
Views: 946

Re: Questions on a Genesis Vagabond built

Thanks again. I am glad I asked the question about mudguards as the replies have given me food for thought. 60mm wide is likely to be ample (good, as I hate over-wide mudguards) but I hadn't really considered the question of stays not being long enough. More research needed! And in reply to reohn2, ...
by geomannie
22 Jun 2020, 8:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Questions on a Genesis Vagabond built
Replies: 36
Views: 946

Re: Questions on a Genesis Vagabond built

Thanks again folks for taking the effort to reply to me on my build. Long story short, a 118mm BB has solved my issues very nicely and all gears are working sweetly using a Sora front shifter and friction bar-ends. It rides very nicely. I now want to put mudguards on the bike but wide mudguards are ...
by geomannie
18 Jun 2020, 8:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedersen (sigh)
Replies: 23
Views: 731

Re: Pedersen (sigh)

Weave your own saddle? It's quite possible according to this website. If you can't buy one this may be an option. https://www.dursley-pedersen.net/weave.html PS, it links to the book Mr Petersen, a Man of Genius, which contains full instructions. I have it in front of me. If you were interested I c...
by geomannie
17 Jun 2020, 6:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedersen (sigh)
Replies: 23
Views: 731

Re: Pedersen (sigh)

Weave your own saddle? It's quite possible according to this website. If you can't buy one this may be an option. https://www.dursley-pedersen.net/weave.html PS, it links to the book Mr Petersen, a Man of Genius, which contains full instructions. I have it in front of me. If you were interested I co...
by geomannie
15 Jun 2020, 6:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice please about durability of this bike
Replies: 31
Views: 942

Re: Advice please about durability of this bike

Avoid riding over potholes and keep the tyres hard to protect the wheel rims from damage. Keep exposed moving parts clean and lubricated Don't crash. Other than that it should have a lot of good use left in it. Looks nice. Thank you for the tips pwa, You’re the second person to advise me not to cra...
by geomannie
15 Jun 2020, 4:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice please about durability of this bike
Replies: 31
Views: 942

Re: Advice please about durability of this bike

Gosh, after 38 years you have gone in the deep end! Not a lot to say really, just the usual stuff. If you want to keep it nice, avoid riding when weather is wet, keep the chain clean, check chain wear frequently (change at 0.75% elongation), watch rims, tyres brakes for wear but most importantly don...
by geomannie
9 Jun 2020, 7:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Another irritating new bike query
Replies: 20
Views: 785

Re: Another irritating new bike query

If you want a sensible classic looking bike, have you seen https://www.templecycles.co.uk/? They are mostly mid-range priced £1000-£1200 and nicely thought out.
by geomannie
8 Jun 2020, 8:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sizing a Genesis Vagabond Frame
Replies: 18
Views: 521

Re: Sizing a Genesis Vagabond Frame

It's not finished but I got the cranks turning today. Sizing is perfect. If I had followed the Genesis size guide it would have had me on the XL.

Thanks
by geomannie
7 Jun 2020, 12:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Questions on a Genesis Vagabond built
Replies: 36
Views: 946

Re: Questions on a Genesis Vagabond built

Hi Everyone, Your replies are really appreciated. I am getting a better understanding of what I might need to do. I have carefully checked the chainline & it is 45mm front & rear. However, I feel that the ~1mm clearance between the inner 24T and the chainstay is too close for comfort. I have...
by geomannie
6 Jun 2020, 1:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Questions on a Genesis Vagabond built
Replies: 36
Views: 946

Questions on a Genesis Vagabond built

Hi All I am progressing with my build and have hit a couple of wrinkles as I thought I might. I'd be really grateful for thoughts. 1. I have decided to run a triple (Spa Cycles TD2) with 46/34/24. I have installed the recommended UN55 which is 113mm. When installed, the 24T inner is only about 1mm f...