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by boblo
29 Nov 2019, 8:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bb30 to gxp threaded bb
Replies: 12
Views: 421

Re: Bb30 to gxp threaded bb

I've a CAADX that was BB30 and I bought the wheels manufacturing BB30 to BSA thingumybob. Its been in for a couple of years and is silent unlike the BB30. The wheels jobbies screw in, no pressing required. There is a cheap aluminum sleeve you can buy that presses in but if there's any intrusion/upst...
by boblo
29 Nov 2019, 12:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Uk custom framebuilder thinking out of the box
Replies: 13
Views: 869

Re: Uk custom framebuilder thinking out of the box

Try Lee Cooper in Coventry. I had a particular set of requirements (not yours though) and he was the only one I could find who would help. Time will tell if there's a reason for this not do far, so good.
by boblo
1 Nov 2019, 12:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: USA coast to coast
Replies: 39
Views: 1756

Re: USA coast to coast

If you're starting from Washington you're not far from the Trans Am start at Newport News. That route is ace and the ACA maps etc are worth their weight. If you want a reasonably stress free way of getting decent mileage in without too much hassle, do the bicentennial Trans Am.
by boblo
20 Sep 2019, 12:04pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Can my down sleeping bag be saved ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1139

Re: Can my down sleeping bag be saved ?

My PHD Minim with 300g of down weighs 580g, packs into a 4L stuff sack and is rated to zero (Celsius not Kelvin - now that would be good...).

I've had it well below that with jimjams/hat/Primaloft etc. It was £160 in the PHD sale - 10 years ago now...
by boblo
12 Sep 2019, 8:23am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trans Asia tour (organised)
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Re: Trans Asia tour (organised)

@hufty. Cant argue with that. Very succinct.
by boblo
31 Aug 2019, 10:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quill stem to A head adapter frozen in steerer
Replies: 23
Views: 1385

Re: Quill stem to A head adapter frozen in steerer

Having this type of adapter, would removing the stem allow the fork to completely removed from the bike. If so may be easier to work on. :?: Well it's most likely stepped from 1" to 11/8" which traps the top of the headset. Unless you can remove (or cut) the adapter, the fork's trapped in...
by boblo
31 Aug 2019, 8:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quill stem to A head adapter frozen in steerer
Replies: 23
Views: 1385

Re: Quill stem to A head adapter frozen in steerer

It has the same seizing issues as a quill stem and needs removing periodically and regreasing to stop that. For removal, Google 'seized quill stem'...
by boblo
24 Aug 2019, 11:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc frame touring build..or just go buy a bike?
Replies: 86
Views: 3301

Re: Disc frame touring build..or just go buy a bike?

Sorry this will be a bit late, but should have said that there are discount codes available online (just search alpkit voucher) that gets 15% off frames and bikes. Never used one in my life before but saved £45. Aye I dint mention that in case you'd just paid full price. Dint want to pee on your ch...
by boblo
24 Aug 2019, 10:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc frame touring build..or just go buy a bike?
Replies: 86
Views: 3301

Re: Disc frame touring build..or just go buy a bike?

Thanks a blooming lot! I'm in the market for a new frame after shortening my 1980's 531 touring bike a few weeks ago during an unfortunate Volvo/bicycle interface... Those Sonder Camino's look alright so I've also taken a punt... It might be just the thing for the sort of touring I'm now doing. If I...
by boblo
14 Aug 2019, 1:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oakham to Stamford..
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: Oakham to Stamford..

There's a nice backroad; Burghley->Exton->Tickencote->Stamford. It's pretty obvious on the map. I ride it a lot and it's very nice.
by boblo
10 Aug 2019, 12:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 2 chainring versus 3 chainring crank
Replies: 45
Views: 2563

Re: 2 chainring versus 3 chainring crank

Yeah, I'm using 22/32/44 to 11-34 9 speed. Luggage, hills and consecutive days means the lower gears avoid undue fatigue as the last thing I want to do when touring is honk up hills. I use a 20 on the tandems as well to counter the extra weight.
by boblo
8 Aug 2019, 9:22am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Recommendation for touring bike
Replies: 141
Views: 5007

Re: Recommendation for touring bike

It's easy to get a bit fixated on these small details... I've toured loaded up on 126, 130 and 135 - solo and tandem, off and on road. Without wanting to temp providence, I've had zero wheel failures (or even 'issues' not of my own making e.g. damage from crashing). I'd happily continue to tour on 1...
by boblo
25 Jan 2019, 7:56am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Price points for sleeping bags, any ideas
Replies: 18
Views: 1113

Re: Price points for sleeping bags, any ideas

Key point is don't overbuy. When buying a one bag does all, its tempting to go to extremes as you might end up camping out one night in winter - maybe. For the rest of the time, you're dragging round 2 or 3 seasons worth of excess weight and bulk. I mostly use a 2 season (to zero C) down bag as its ...
by boblo
8 Aug 2018, 7:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ortlieb bar bag mounting cable for adapter seized
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Re: Ortlieb bar bag mounting cable for adapter seized

Mine did that. A bit of soaking in wd40 sorted it. The cable is intended as single use but if you leave enough excess when you trim it, you can reuse it.