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by deliquium
27 Jul 2020, 2:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 50s lightweight frame - 27.0mm seat post?
Replies: 23
Views: 951

Re: 50s lightweight frame - 27.0mm seat post?

I have a 1948 Accles & Pollock Kromo SAQ tubed Percy Stallard "Montlhéry" frame which takes a 27.2mm seat post. The lightest and most comfortable (springy) frame I've ever had the pleasure of riding :D I noticed there is a 7 speed Ultegra set up on the Montlhery. Did this require cold...
by deliquium
26 Jul 2020, 12:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 50s lightweight frame - 27.0mm seat post?
Replies: 23
Views: 951

Re: 50s lightweight frame - 27.0mm seat post?

I have a 1948 Accles & Pollock Kromo SAQ tubed Percy Stallard "Montlhéry" frame which takes a 27.2mm seat post. The lightest and most comfortable (springy) frame I've ever had the pleasure of riding :D
by deliquium
11 Jul 2020, 6:39pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Evaluating the impact of cycle helmet use...
Replies: 133
Views: 3293

Re: Evaluating the impact of cycle helmet use...

What would be best for cycling is a road environment in which nobody feels the need for a helmet. Some other countries show how this can be achieved, and it is not done by wearing helmets. The figures show that helmet wearing does not improve cyclist casualty rates. Promotion of wearing, by propaga...
by deliquium
2 Jun 2020, 4:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1666
Views: 474898

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

On the way home from the doctor's today - Nitto stem + Cnicht and Bryn Castell in the background


Image
by deliquium
19 Apr 2020, 6:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best SPD pedals
Replies: 40
Views: 1526

Re: Best SPD pedals

Shimano M520'S best by far,and cheap as chips! :wink: + another 1 Still have a 15+ year old pair that have done 60,000+ miles with only one strip and purge with new grease after drowning them cycling through a flood. Also have 6 other pairs and a spare new pair in stock. They're a definitely a huge...
by deliquium
6 Jan 2020, 8:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike storage in van without front wheel - QR bracket mounting?
Replies: 16
Views: 643

Re: Bike storage in van without front wheel - QR bracket mounting?

Thank you folks for lots of brill suggestions - you're all superstars :D
by deliquium
6 Jan 2020, 4:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike storage in van without front wheel - QR bracket mounting?
Replies: 16
Views: 643

Bike storage in van without front wheel - QR bracket mounting?

Apologies if the subject is a bit vague :roll: Am thinking of buying a Berlingo or similar wee van and rather than just chucking the bike in the back, I'd like to fashion or buy a bracket which secured said bike (without front wheel) by the front forks and a QR spindle, somewhere to the van's interi...
by deliquium
27 Oct 2019, 3:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 829
Views: 135198

Re: A positive thread

An even more enjoyable photo - with the dropped bike to tickle one’s fancy/add to the mystery. I’ve tried to straighten your horizon, but fear it’s gone too far the other way? Love it John :D I won’t/can’t tell you what it reminds me of - when considered in a two dimensional way once minimised and i...
by deliquium
26 Oct 2019, 12:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 829
Views: 135198

Re: A positive thread

^ Love that image of Darwen Moor. Beautiful, mysterious.
by deliquium
8 Oct 2019, 7:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Found - Twenty Quid
Replies: 91
Views: 4486

Re: Found - Twenty Quid

Years ago before coming back to Wales, to live and bask forever in baradws (Snowdonia), whilst staying at what was then a ‘funky’ pre refurb Bryn Tyrch Inn in Capel Curig for a couple of nights midweek. I’d been out walking with a new exciting beautiful girlfriend up Moel Siabod on a really grand la...
by deliquium
8 Oct 2019, 5:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what you call the spacers to fix across the dropouts?
Replies: 14
Views: 1259

Re: what you call the spacers to fix across the dropouts?

landsurfer wrote:My bill of materials;

X 2 pieces of wood cut to size
x 2 woodscrews
x 2 washers.


works for me .. :D


+1

and they don't fall out like the plastic ones that new bikes come packaged with, when the courier chucks the box about a bit :wink:
by deliquium
27 Sep 2019, 8:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trends in windy days
Replies: 24
Views: 956

Re: Trends in windy days

Well I disagree with that. I live not so far away. Nearer to the coast which is drier than the mountain massive. My observation and records show notably Nantgwtnant to be windier over the last few years - given that I cycle most days of the year. Even Porthmadog sometimes sees greater wind speeds, ...
by deliquium
27 Sep 2019, 5:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trends in windy days
Replies: 24
Views: 956

Re: Trends in windy days

It definitely is here in my part of Snowdonia. I've kept a daily record of my cycling over the last 5 or so years (average cycling days per year 354) and always logged whether it was benign, breezy, windy, gales or too dangerous to cycle. Last year and this year there are large increases in windines...
by deliquium
19 Sep 2019, 4:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?
Replies: 72
Views: 4934

Re: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?

Just to add to my previous comments and posts by others, I've just taken delivery of a NEW replacement of a several years old and very happy with (apart from tight cuffs) Gore Bike Wear GPATH Paclite jacket from eBay for £75 inc post and free Paypal return :) At the same time as ordering a small Sho...
by deliquium
17 Sep 2019, 11:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?
Replies: 72
Views: 4934

Re: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?

As you say, it's a very personal thing. I bought a red Gore Bike Wear 'JGPATH' model Paclite jacket at lease 9 years ago. Very light due to not having a separate mesh liner. Fitted me like a glove even though it's a SMALL and I'm a 37" chest, which suggests their guide is a bit peculiar. It's n...