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by cycle tramp
20 Oct 2019, 2:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim thickness - worn out?
Replies: 101
Views: 2489

Re: Rim thickness - worn out?

A bit of an afterthought but why not steel wheel rims for small wheels? Admittedly there may be a percentage weight increase, but the rim may still be lighter than that of a larger wheel... And given that a steel rim needs a number of revolutions to clear the braking surface of moisture a small whee...
by cycle tramp
18 Oct 2019, 10:48pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: 10 SPEED MICROSHIFT LEVERS (SOLD)
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: 10 SPEED MICROSHIFT LEVERS

Very nice - may I ask what diameter (of handle bar) they would fit, and whether the index thumb shifter has a friction only mode?
by cycle tramp
15 Oct 2019, 10:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim thickness - worn out?
Replies: 101
Views: 2489

Re: Rim thickness - worn out?

OPTION 3 Build new Disc braked wheels using CS-RK3 rear and a dynamo disk front. I don't know if SA do a version of CS-RF3 with a drum brake but if they do You could go for... ...OPTION 4 Drum brakes front and rear using SA X-FDD front with a (CS-RF3 type) with drum brake rear. And never worry abou...
by cycle tramp
13 Oct 2019, 7:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old, old Specialized Rockhopper
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Old, old Specialized Rockhopper

Personally if i had the space and disposable income i would have bought it and tried it out... ..the 80's frame may have had rack mountings for a rear rack and eyelets for mudguards. The frame angles may be more relaxed than your current bike, making it less twitchy when the going gets bouncy. Despi...
by cycle tramp
12 Oct 2019, 8:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of
Replies: 35
Views: 1003

Re: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of

Bicycle journalist hyperbole......its never good to make anything from that, especially not a bicycle frame... :-)
by cycle tramp
10 Oct 2019, 7:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Routing the rear mech cable
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Routing the rear mech cable

Renewing the rear deraillure cable on my self build - I could go along the top tube and down the seat stay, or along the down tube and then the chain stay - which route has less friction?
by cycle tramp
9 Oct 2019, 4:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Unprovoked road rage
Replies: 15
Views: 1464

Re: Unprovoked road rage

There are a lot of very angry people around at the moment. Iit sounds weird but I don't think they're shouting at you, personally. I suspect that most angry people have found themselves leading a life they don't understand, are in a relationship with someone they no longer love or recognize, have ch...
by cycle tramp
9 Oct 2019, 2:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Number plates for cycles ? - Insurance company discussion article
Replies: 39
Views: 1474

Re: Number plates for cycles ? - Insurance company discussion article

I once took part in an audax ride from Bristol that set off in a northerly direction and soon got onto country lanes. Rounding a corner I was stopped in my tracks by an irate local person who told me that another cyclist (presumably also on the audax) had clipped him as he stepped out of his drivewa...
by cycle tramp
9 Oct 2019, 1:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Intentionally struck by vehicle - what recourse?
Replies: 18
Views: 1158

Re: Intentionally struck by vehicle - what recourse?

Firstly, i'm sorry to hear about what was a very scary and potentially life threatening situation. Personally speaking there may be no recourse. It's a hard thing to write and an even harder thing to read. Yes, there should be recourse, the behaviour shown to you falls seriously below what anyone wo...
by cycle tramp
7 Oct 2019, 6:08pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Number plates for cycles ? - Insurance company discussion article
Replies: 39
Views: 1474

Re: Number plates for cycles ? - Insurance company discussion article

Hi Utility cyclist, Sorry to say it but it sounds like you have more Petrol Head genes than this old cloth eared cyclist/pedestrian! The number of times I've been bashed about by folk who insist on snow-ploughing me aside on a pavement/shared use area outnumbers the hairs on my head!! I may be thin...
by cycle tramp
4 Oct 2019, 9:26pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Number plates for cycles ? - Insurance company discussion article
Replies: 39
Views: 1474

Re: Number plates for cycles ? - Insurance company discussion article

Hi all, And what this cycling pedestrian would like others to know is that Drivers have not got a monopoly of road use, indeed they are there by conditional licence, obey laws. Well there's a piece of fine thinking that could turn any cyclist into a smudge on the road... whilst morally and lawfully...
by cycle tramp
3 Oct 2019, 10:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike built from bits
Replies: 29
Views: 860

Re: Bike built from bits

Just toadd that that I really like those handlebars - does anyone know what that style is called? I'd really like to get a set :-)
by cycle tramp
3 Oct 2019, 7:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike built from bits
Replies: 29
Views: 860

Re: Bike built from bits

You should be really proud of that bike, it looks like it's just rolled out of a bike shop - such a great level of finish.

I can see that I'm going to have to put more work into my home build :)
by cycle tramp
29 Sep 2019, 3:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Supercommuter?
Replies: 108
Views: 19785

Re: Supercommuter?

Three years and a couple of months ago I built this having read Bruceys post and having seen a very nice Dave Yates bike featuring 1 x 11 gearing and 26 inch wheels 20190929_135411.jpg Not much has changed, the front brake works as well as it has ever done, the brake brake has become stronger as the...
by cycle tramp
20 Sep 2019, 9:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: And another off.
Replies: 74
Views: 2647

Re: And another off.

H'mmm... looking at the film image again, it looks to me as if she makes two attempts to over take you. The first one she tries and then is either forced back or perhaps understands that there is not enough room and during the second she knocks you off as she doesn't give you enough room.... ...give...