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by Ontherivet77
29 Oct 2018, 8:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddle height
Replies: 66
Views: 2436

Re: Saddle height

I started off using the Lemond method which is 0.883 x inside leg for crank to seat length, this puts you in the same area as the 1.09 measurement really. However, over the years I have increased the saddle height by 4cm on my tourer and 5cm on my road bike, so there seems to be a lot scope for 'exp...
by Ontherivet77
26 Oct 2018, 5:07pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Delta Stem Raiser & Stem
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Re: Delta Stem Raiser

It's alloy/silver. I'll try posting pictures later.
by Ontherivet77
20 Oct 2018, 7:38pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Delta Stem Raiser & Stem
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Delta Stem Raiser & Stem

Delta Alloy Stem Raiser as new and never used apart from one test ride. Has height adjustment for up to 3 1/4 inches or 8.25cm and works with a 1 1/8 inch stem diameter. £12.00 posted. Also, Ridgebackback Stem 110mm with 1 1/8 inch stem diameter and 26mm clamp. £10.00 posted. Payment by cash on coll...
by Ontherivet77
2 Oct 2018, 9:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sidi shoe sizing
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: Sidi shoe sizing

I have a pair of Sidi Ergo Carbons which are size 44 which is normally okay for me but these are pretty tight. They are not too small as such, but there is no room for manoeuvre so to speak. I'd probably go a half size bigger if I had the option.
by Ontherivet77
2 Oct 2018, 9:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton Lights
Replies: 11
Views: 483

Re: Brompton Lights

FWIW, a couple of articles with photos showing bulky lights (the Fly12 and a Cateye Volt) fitted to my Brompton, and the peg modification that gives more space on the bars when folded: https://singletrackworld.com/2016/10/review-cycliq-fly-12-front-light-and-camera/ https://mashing53.cyclyc.com/fol...
by Ontherivet77
2 Oct 2018, 9:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton Lights
Replies: 11
Views: 483

Re: Brompton Lights

My front light is currently an old Cateye TL-LD200 which is quite small and I'm thinking I might get away with the fold with it still attached.
by Ontherivet77
2 Oct 2018, 8:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton Lights
Replies: 11
Views: 483

Brompton Lights

Looking to get a Brompton in the next month or so and wondered whether they need Brompton specific lights. I've seen the rear light position, but wonder whether the front light could be any standard handlebar fixing or does the fold mean this is not feasible?
by Ontherivet77
1 Oct 2018, 3:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Has The Cycling Bubble Burst.
Replies: 8
Views: 771

Re: Has The Cycling Bubble Burst.

Price may be more of an issue for new bike purchases. A few years ago you could get a carbon fibre dream machine with a 105 groupset for less than a grand. I seem to remember Brompton's being around the £650.00 mark and now they are close to a grand. So, maybe more people are buying second hand at v...
by Ontherivet77
28 Sep 2018, 9:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle Security in Northampton
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: Cycle Security in Northampton

Looks like it keeps the bike upright while you lock it up, not a bad design on the evidence of the photo.
by Ontherivet77
28 Sep 2018, 9:04am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Weird interactions with other road users
Replies: 31
Views: 1432

Re: Weird interactions with other road users

It's good to know it's not just me then. I remember the Get off and milk it thing back in the 70's, there was also the "get off your horse and drink your milk" done in a John Wayne drawl also :D not sure where that came from. This has reminded me of the time I cycled home in a blizzard wit...
by Ontherivet77
27 Sep 2018, 10:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Weird interactions with other road users
Replies: 31
Views: 1432

Weird interactions with other road users

I have big ears and when I'm cycling and the wind gets in them I find it very hard to hear clearly, particularly when other members of the public seek to offer me 'advice'. The other day I'd just made a right hand turn and was a hundred yards up the road when this bloke pulled up alongside me wound ...
by Ontherivet77
30 Aug 2018, 8:53am
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: Bike stolen in Leigh, Lancashire
Replies: 0
Views: 365

Bike stolen in Leigh, Lancashire

For those of you who do your shopping by bike in the Leigh area. A colleague's bike was stolen from outside the Asda from which I gather 3 men were hanging around the foyer scoping the bike racks and made off with a mountain bike minus the back wheel. Police have been informed and CCTV is being stud...
by Ontherivet77
26 Aug 2018, 6:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: harassment whilst commuting what to do
Replies: 28
Views: 1734

Re: harassment whilst commuting what to do

When I used to work in Manchester (Northern Quarter) I'd sometimes go outside the building where I worked for a bit of fresh air, most days a guy would appear and start effing and jeffing at me and I would smile at him while he went on his way. Turns out he was coming from the Big Issue and had some...