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by Norton
25 Nov 2019, 8:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bolt on battery light for utility use
Replies: 7
Views: 469

Re: Bolt on battery light for utility use

Thanks for the replies.
I’ve not heard of Spanninga but they do offer several bolts on battery lights, although the one pictured looks to be only offered in dynamo form as a ready to bolt on item.
by Norton
23 Nov 2019, 4:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bolt on battery light for utility use
Replies: 7
Views: 469

Bolt on battery light for utility use

Looking for a battery light that bolts on (to fork crown or handlebar bracket) like a dynamo light, so can be left on the bike etc. Generally for use in lit city streets, B&M Eyro is one possibility, anything else out there of decent quality , ideally with flash and steady modes? I vaguely recal...
by Norton
1 Aug 2019, 5:09pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Wiggle
Replies: 100
Views: 126255

Re: Wiggle

I haven't used Wiggle for a long time but I recently ordered a pair of tyres. What was actually delivered was one tyre as ordered, while the other was a different model, colour and even size from that ordered. 48 hrs after notifying them of the problem, with back and forth of multiple emails "w...
by Norton
19 Mar 2019, 7:13pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Looking for easily transported recumbent bike
Replies: 2
Views: 4274

Looking for easily transported recumbent bike

Looking for a used recumbent bike that either folds or will comfortably fit tow bar rack (in latter case c. 110 cm wheelbase or less). Origami, Grasshopper, Fiero, ICE B etc or alternatively maybe a folding late model Linear. Must be in excellent to near mint condition. Will also consider frameset. ...
by Norton
16 Mar 2015, 10:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 531-framed bike
Replies: 29
Views: 4013

Re: 531-framed bike

It's Reynolds 725 rather than 531, but a Thorn Club Tour might well suit as a modern Galaxy replacement/upgrade.
by Norton
16 Mar 2015, 6:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: if Shimano road mechanical disc brakes are any good?
Replies: 6
Views: 3552

Re: if Shimano road mechanical disc brakes are any good?

My Bike Friday came with them (R517). as standard. They certainly stop you, but so far I can't get them set up to bite early enough in the lever travel for me and without the pads rubbing the rotor slightly; by contrast I've had no problems with BB7s at all. Maybe I haven't given them enough attenti...
by Norton
16 Mar 2015, 1:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 531-framed bike
Replies: 29
Views: 4013

Re: 531-framed bike

Steve Goff still builds in 531 and with very reasonable pricing (you may have to wait though).
by Norton
16 Mar 2015, 1:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Getting back on bike
Replies: 35
Views: 3166

Re: Getting back on bike

I have no experience with Bromptons but can thoroughly recommend Bike Fridays (have a Pocket Crusoe and a Tandem Traveller)
by Norton
16 Mar 2015, 1:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 11 speed road cassette on XTR 11sp hub?
Replies: 3
Views: 1006

11 speed road cassette on XTR 11sp hub?

Does anyone know if, say a 105 or Ultegra 11 speed cassette will fit an 11 speed XTR hub?

Thanks
by Norton
9 Jan 2015, 11:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 20 inch Wheel Road Bikes
Replies: 19
Views: 4486

Re: 20 inch Wheel Road Bikes

I 've been using small wheelers by preference for a few years now, both Moulton and Bike Friday (which I prefer) inc a tandem. Most UK models use small wheels as an intrinsic part of suspended or folding design, but the Japanese Mini Velos you mention tend to be neither (check out Tyrell bikes). Eve...
by Norton
17 Dec 2014, 9:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front mech for 52/42/30 triple 8sp
Replies: 7
Views: 951

Re: Front mech for 52/42/30 triple 8sp

Many thanks for the advice, I suspect the Claris may not work well.

Sounds like a new old stock Shimano mech might be best.
by Norton
16 Dec 2014, 2:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front mech for 52/42/30 triple 8sp
Replies: 7
Views: 951

Re: Front mech for 52/42/30 triple 8sp

Many thanks, but in the light of previous problems when deviating even a little from Shimano triple front mech/chainring specs, I was looking for a front mech specified to work with a 52 outer ring, 22t difference overall and 10t difference between outer and middle before parting with my cash. I gue...
by Norton
12 Dec 2014, 1:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front mech for 52/42/30 triple 8sp
Replies: 7
Views: 951

Front mech for 52/42/30 triple 8sp

Need a replacement braze-on front mech to suit 52/42/30 chainrings with 8 speed chain etc. The old mech was a Micrsoshift item - would prefer Shimano, Campag etc instead From what I can see most modern Shimano triples are not designed for this configuration -recommendations as to what will work well...
by Norton
16 Jun 2014, 7:19pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Mercian Cycles
Replies: 17
Views: 54238

Re: Mercian Cycles

It's not unusual for some "bespoke" builders to ignore what the customer wants.....
However, in contrast to a comment above, I wouldn't put Steve Goff in this category. From my experience he will build whatever you specify, providing it's possible.