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by hoogerbooger
11 Oct 2018, 11:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Outer Hebrides "tour". Train to Oban or car?
Replies: 37
Views: 1423

Re: Outer Hebrides "tour". Train to Oban or car?

Coming back via Fort Willaim seems like a way to ruin a good trip. The scenery just can't match the wild wild west. Oban - castle Bay - Harris -Skye Mallaig using the train is as good as touring gets in my view ( if you're lucky with the weather). The hassle of booking bikes on trains and all the pl...
by hoogerbooger
11 Oct 2018, 10:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hanoi - bike/box logistics
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Hanoi - bike/box logistics

Am thinking of going to northern Vietnam next spring. Looks like a cardboard bike box is needed for the airline and that I'll need to store it (as I read somewhere you can't just pick them up from bike shops). Anyone been there and know if it should be easy to store unfolded boxes in Hanoi & log...
by hoogerbooger
11 Oct 2018, 10:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: highest navigable route in Europe
Replies: 23
Views: 980

Re: highest navigable route in Europe

second shout for the Pico Veleta as the highest European road/jeep track pass ...BUT do it from the south. Makes Nice short break. 1st time I went to do it it snowed (drat !) 2nd attempt it didn't. I flew to Malaga and got a bus along the coast and cycled from there to capeilera. Festivals and tapas...
by hoogerbooger
29 Aug 2018, 10:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: mixte frame long drop brake caliper options ? Down pull ?
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: mixte frame long drop brake caliper options ? Down pull ?

cheers. V helpful. Sounds like it'll be Brompton at the back back & probably Tektro R559 at front, as will be using with some 7 speed STI's levers , which the missus prefers.
by hoogerbooger
28 Aug 2018, 11:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: mixte frame long drop brake caliper options ? Down pull ?
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: mixte frame long drop brake caliper options ? Down pull ?

Just been staring at these on my my Brompton and not sure how to convert to up-pull for the front. Seems to be a bare un-threaded cable-stop on the lower arm. Frame looks like it used to have centre pulls. Looks like a MAFAC hanger on the headset. I had a look at CPs yesterday but am not sure how th...
by hoogerbooger
28 Aug 2018, 10:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: mixte frame long drop brake caliper options ? Down pull ?
Replies: 4
Views: 203

mixte frame long drop brake caliper options ? Down pull ?

The 1977 mixte frame I'm fitting out needs circa 70mm drop for the brakes & I have no long drops in my spares collection. I'm thinking I might as well go for modern dual pivot for better braking. So far googling I've not seen any that can work as down pull. The frame has the extra brake boss so ...
by hoogerbooger
25 Aug 2018, 11:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton mods - 2x3 gearing to 3x3
Replies: 17
Views: 811

Re: Brompton mods - 2x3 gearing to 3x3

shame you don't do youtube videos ! I'd watch that one. But sounds like I'd still have problems trying to replicate.

Seems bonkers, as it's a known problem, that SA haven't addressed it . I'd happily pay £5 more for a level that is not going to kill the hub.
by hoogerbooger
25 Aug 2018, 8:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton mods - 2x3 gearing to 3x3
Replies: 17
Views: 811

Re: Brompton mods - 2x3 gearing to 3x3

What modification is needed to the SA thumbshifter SL-S50 ?

Is there a link I can follow up ? or is this a Brucey special mod ? If so is it something you can outline ?
by hoogerbooger
23 Aug 2018, 6:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Solar panel for touring
Replies: 17
Views: 711

Re: Solar panel for touring

Hey Scunnered How did you get a 5W panel to charge the Cache battery ? I'm curious as I'd not thought there was a sensible hiking weight solution. I had a 6W 12V panel and having tried all sorts of converters couldn't charge any lithium cache batteries I tried even in very bright conditions. I Could...
by hoogerbooger
22 Aug 2018, 11:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton - Ultra touring possibilities
Replies: 22
Views: 1053

Re: Brompton - Ultra touring possibilities

There seems to be a few on this forum who can't appreciate a challenge. I was accompanied on some Tibetan passes by Joff Summerfield on his Penny Farthing World Tour. Not a very practical vehicle but I attach a photo taken near base camp as evidence of if there's a will there may be a way. There was...
by hoogerbooger
16 Aug 2018, 6:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton mods - 2x3 gearing to 3x3
Replies: 17
Views: 811

Re: Brompton mods - 2x3 gearing to 3x3

RE: a SRF5(w):

a) what would be a more reliable compatible shifter than the SA one ? ( I have the supplied SA SL-S50)

b) what would be the right washer for the RH side ? Is there a part number/link I can follow up with as sounds like I won't have it fitted.
by hoogerbooger
16 Aug 2018, 12:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: very thin seat post shims ?
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: very thin seat post shims ?

argh! I can't measure that close.

Any idea if 26.6mm would have been common on a 1977 531 butted seat tube ?
by hoogerbooger
16 Aug 2018, 12:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: spreading rear stays - mixte
Replies: 16
Views: 560

Re: spreading rear stays - mixte

Thanks for the health warning . I'm a bit worried about the accuracy of using the vice, if the tolerance is that low. Similarly with big spanner, plus wondering how easy that approach would be with the Campag cast dropouts & 3 stays. My head is thinking I'll be bending this way & then that w...
by hoogerbooger
16 Aug 2018, 11:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: very thin seat post shims ?
Replies: 5
Views: 202

very thin seat post shims ?

Am building up a an 1977 mixte frame with mainly contemporaneous (ish) parts. I have a 1980 ish SR laprade seat pin at 26.4mm that is too small . Have just tried a horrible modern 27mm seat pin and it's too big.....so the mummy bear I need must be a 26.8mm . I will probably look out for a second han...
by hoogerbooger
16 Aug 2018, 11:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: spreading rear stays - mixte
Replies: 16
Views: 560

Re: spreading rear stays - mixte

I used the threaded rod method and spread it to 126mm then checked alignment with string method ( used dental floss!) It's actually a tad short of the 126mm, but no problem putting the wheel in. The 3 sets of stays appeared symetrical in design & the alignment ended up close. about 0.5mm less on...