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by brumster
7 Sep 2020, 8:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hallett's Howlers
Replies: 95
Views: 5636

Re: Hallett's Howlers

Slightly OT, and only a small point, but I am often disappointed with the Editor Dan Joyce when he reviews bikes, as he often makes references and comparisons to his own bikes which he ( obviously? ) prefers or implies are better than the bike being tested.
by brumster
7 Sep 2020, 8:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frame damaged on first ride
Replies: 55
Views: 2085

Re: Frame damaged on first ride

Update: was just looking at the chain and it looks like the connecting pin has been put in badly - it isn’t flush with the side of the link, in other words it hasn’t been pushed all the way through. I’ve included a couple of pictures of the inside/back of the chain link. The link feels loose and lo...
by brumster
6 Aug 2020, 9:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Across France
Replies: 14
Views: 1106

Re: Cycling Across France

Thanks for the replies. Food for thought. :)
by brumster
5 Aug 2020, 9:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Across France
Replies: 14
Views: 1106

Re: Cycling Across France

Is it best / advantageous to start this kind of route from the North and head South?
by brumster
28 May 2020, 8:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Thorn bike sizing for tall-ish rider
Replies: 11
Views: 451

Re: Thorn bike sizing for tall-ish rider

At 1.94 -( 6ft 3"? ) I'd say you'd be on the height limit for the 565L Raven frame - Getting the saddle height right will not be so much an issue as ensuring you can get the handlebars in the right place where you want them.
by brumster
26 May 2020, 8:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: E bike batteries
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: E bike batteries

Halfords !
by brumster
13 May 2020, 7:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tandem Tyre Choice in 26 x 2.0 ?
Replies: 79
Views: 1977

Re: Tandem Tyre Choice in 26 x 2.0 ?

tyres have different load ratings and you have not said how much your machine and crew weigh. In the Schwalbe catalogue it says for 26" x 2" size (max load per tyre) Marathon Plus 118kg Marathon Greenguard 118kg Marathon Supreme 120kg Marathon Mondial (folding) 130kg Marathon Mondial (wir...
by brumster
6 May 2020, 8:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixed wheel: Why? Why not?
Replies: 169
Views: 11816

Re: Fixie: Why? Why not?

Cyril Haearn wrote:Can't read the article, care to post a summary? Thanks very much


Is this any better? Maybe you can adjust and zoom in on your PC?
by brumster
5 May 2020, 8:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixed wheel: Why? Why not?
Replies: 169
Views: 11816

Re: Fixie: Why? Why not?

Interesting thoughts in an article from 1938 Cycling Magazine just purchased from these very classifieds.
by brumster
27 Apr 2020, 8:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike shops open?
Replies: 13
Views: 608

Re: Bike shops open?

Many shops are offering mail order only and are running with fewer staff in order to maintain social distancing in the workplace. And to quote another website " Bicycles are the new toilet rolls" - Everyone seems to be buying bikes mail order ! Hence many shops selling bikes this way are v...
by brumster
8 Apr 2020, 9:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alfine anti-rotation washers. Need both?
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Alfine anti-rotation washers. Need both?

Thanks for the replies. Bit more fettling/investigating required !
by brumster
8 Apr 2020, 6:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alfine anti-rotation washers. Need both?
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Alfine anti-rotation washers. Need both?

Just wondering whether it is necessary to use BOTH of the anti-rotation washers that come on the Alfine 8 speed hub? Reason being if I fit just one, I am able to fit a chaintug on the other (horizontal ) dropout which helps stop the wheel gradually moving forward in the dropouts overtime.
by brumster
7 Apr 2020, 9:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Early Rough Stuff Fellowship Bikes
Replies: 88
Views: 3640

Re: Early Rough Stuff Fellowship Bikes

pedalsheep wrote:
brumster wrote:
pedalsheep wrote:Thanks for that. I've just ordered a copy.


Where did you order from Pedalsheep? I'm not finding any copies in stock anywhere !

Sorry, I think I got the last copy from Amazon. The American Amazon site did have a copy when I was looking.


Thanks :)
by brumster
6 Apr 2020, 8:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Early Rough Stuff Fellowship Bikes
Replies: 88
Views: 3640

Re: Early Rough Stuff Fellowship Bikes

One of the stalwarts of the RSF was Fred Wright. His wife, Pat LLoyd wrote a book about their exploits - "Mud on my Wheels". A nice little read with some pics of the bikes they used. Still available on the web if you hunt around. Thanks for that. I've just ordered a copy. Where did you or...
by brumster
1 Apr 2020, 6:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Extra Roomy Bike Shoes
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: Extra Roomy Bike Shoes

I've been impressed with the roomy nature of the toe box on the Bontrager GR2 SPD shoes I bought recently. Certainly more wiggle room for my toes than any other brand of shoe I've used.