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by Ontherivet77
19 Mar 2019, 10:02am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Delta Alloy Stem Raiser SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: Delta Alloy Stem Raiser

pm replied to.
by Ontherivet77
19 Mar 2019, 8:54am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Delta Alloy Stem Raiser SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Delta Alloy Stem Raiser SOLD

Delta Alloy Stem Raiser as new in original packaging, used once on a 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.
£10.00 posted to UK locations. Payment by PayPal please.

https://i.imgur.com/lAhAP3y.jpg
by Ontherivet77
19 Mar 2019, 8:50am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Team Sky is now Team INEOS
Replies: 38
Views: 1172

Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

I don't care much who is paying the wages, most of the team's in cycling have a skeleton in the closet. But it is good to get behind British riders such as Thomas, Rowe, Froome and (previously) Wiggins. I've always thought that the Jiffy Bag scandal was a storm in a tea cup and that's not naivety I'...
by Ontherivet77
8 Mar 2019, 9:44am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Cannondale CAAD 10 105 Size 54 450 pounds or offers
Replies: 4
Views: 1110

Re: Cannondale CAAD 10 105 Size 54 450 pounds or offers

Any chance you could measure the seat tube for me c-c. Also, is the bike all original spec. And whereabouts in South Cumbria are you? Thanks.
by Ontherivet77
12 Feb 2019, 8:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shiny bikes & their advocates
Replies: 47
Views: 3545

Re: Shiny bikes & their advocates

If the engine is no good, you can spend as much as you like on a fancy bike, you’ll still get passed by a bloke with board shorts and flip flops, on a 5.99 BSO. Michael Hutchinson makes a similar point in his book "The Hour", he put it down to the differences in VO2 max etc that we are bo...
by Ontherivet77
8 Feb 2019, 9:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is there a perfect bike for commuting?
Replies: 86
Views: 8217

Re: Is there a perfect bike for commuting?

I currently use a stripped down Touring bike, which has advantages of having full mudguards, is the style of bike I'm most used to and is fairly low in weight whilst having decent puncture proof and grippy tyres. I have used quite a few different styles in the past so here's my tuppence. Regards, Du...
by Ontherivet77
28 Jan 2019, 7:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks B17 replacement for Wet Weather Riding?
Replies: 26
Views: 1555

Re: Brooks B17 replacement for Wet Weather Riding?

Brooks actually make a seat cover for wet weather when you are not riding, ie the bike is outside. Not sure you'd need it while on the bike though.
by Ontherivet77
28 Jan 2019, 7:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear light to clip to saddle bag?
Replies: 10
Views: 982

Re: Rear light to clip to saddle bag?

My Cateye rear light came with both a seat post attachment and bag clip, so I assume they all do. Topeak do a small light with a seatbag clip also.
by Ontherivet77
25 Jan 2019, 8:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?
Replies: 45
Views: 1906

Re: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?

Looks like I need to get down to Decathlon.
Thanks for all the in depth replies.
by Ontherivet77
24 Jan 2019, 8:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?
Replies: 45
Views: 1906

Re: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?

A couple of follow up questions. Is the Decathlon hub wheel good enough for a Ridgback Panorama The Decathlon wheel has a Shimano hub. I have had mine for 3 months and have done about 600 miles in all weathers. It has not given me any problem in that time. I paired it with this light; https://www.s...
by Ontherivet77
23 Jan 2019, 5:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?
Replies: 45
Views: 1906

Re: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?

Thanks for the replies.
A couple of follow up questions.
Is the Decathlon hub wheel good enough for a Ridgback Panorama (this is what I use for commuting).
Also, regards Shimano hubs what would you recommend and are there any ready made wheels you can recommend using Shimano hub dynamos?
by Ontherivet77
23 Jan 2019, 8:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?
Replies: 45
Views: 1906

Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?

After a couple of front light failures while commuting I'm considering the dynamo option. I've been looking at this : https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/dynamos/axa-hr-traction-dynamo-left/ and these: https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/wheelswheels-dynohub/700c-622-front-wheel-36h-mavic-open-pro-rim-with-schmidt-...
by Ontherivet77
13 Jan 2019, 12:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: why road bikes lack easy gears
Replies: 50
Views: 2418

Re: why road bikes lack easy gears

My first road bike had a 53/39 and rear cassette that was close ratio with racing in mind I'd imagine. When I bought it I didn't really know what I was getting and just took the advice of the shop. On steep hills I invariably had to get out of the saddle to get up them. With my next bike I got a tr...
by Ontherivet77
12 Jan 2019, 6:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: why road bikes lack easy gears
Replies: 50
Views: 2418

Re: why road bikes lack easy gears

My first road bike had a 53/39 and rear cassette that was close ratio with racing in mind I'd imagine. When I bought it I didn't really know what I was getting and just took the advice of the shop. On steep hills I invariably had to get out of the saddle to get up them. With my next bike I got a tri...
by Ontherivet77
12 Jan 2019, 6:32pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Seat bone soreness
Replies: 23
Views: 800

Re: Seat bone soreness

Just guessing but it may be the result of a leg length discrepancy/imbalance. IE you've got your saddle set correctly for the longer leg, which is forcing you to reach for the pedal with your shorter leg, which in turn is causing the pressure to that side of your sit bones. Have a read of Phil Burt'...