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by Raleigh Steve
28 Jan 2019, 10:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Taking Bikes by air - where to store the packaging ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1789

Re: Taking Bikes by air - where to store the packaging ?

Hi
In case it helps there is left luggage in Geneva airport. It is towards the train station part of the airport building. Easy to find. I only used it for three days, so the cost wasn’t an issue but it might get expensive for a long trip.

Steve
by Raleigh Steve
3 Oct 2018, 10:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help in Bristol Area
Replies: 11
Views: 575

Re: Help in Bristol Area

Hi
I live in central Bristol and would be very happy to help. Please send me a PM.
Cheers
by Raleigh Steve
6 Jul 2018, 5:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Buying Whole Bike from China
Replies: 17
Views: 1535

Re: Buying Whole Bike from China

The thing you might find yourself reflecting on as you hurtle down a hill is that if there was a defect that required a recall, you might never hear about it. Whereas buying from somewhere reputable like Ribble etc. Would give you more confidence, and that might be worth the extra money.
by Raleigh Steve
13 Jun 2018, 10:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: best cycling touring mag.
Replies: 39
Views: 2768

Re: best cycling touring mag.

I like Bicycle Quarterly.
by Raleigh Steve
9 Jun 2018, 8:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tandem seatpost sizes. GAAAAAH!
Replies: 15
Views: 625

Re: Tandem seatpost sizes. GAAAAAH!

All’s well that ends well!

Lovely looking frame that.
by Raleigh Steve
10 May 2018, 1:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How did we delude ourselves about 23mm?
Replies: 145
Views: 6780

Re: How did we delude ourselves about 23mm?

Interesting article here on the topic of tyre testing. https://janheine.wordpress.com/2018/05/02/testing-tires-isnt-easy/ Addresses the issues with testing on a drum, and the difficulty substituting a rider with a solid weight that doesn’t generate friction when jiggled. The BQ testing methods seem ...
by Raleigh Steve
10 May 2018, 12:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How did we delude ourselves about 23mm?
Replies: 145
Views: 6780

Re: How did we delude ourselves about 23mm?

For decades, we believed that thin 23mm high pressure, 120psi tyres were the way to be fast. Now it appears we were wrong, and 30mm tyres at 85psi are faster. Is it true or just the industries way of getting us to buy new bikes? It's a load of cobblers because the wider tyres are only better in the...
by Raleigh Steve
1 May 2018, 12:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Son Klassic Hub Repair
Replies: 19
Views: 836

Re: Son Klassic Hub Repair

Nice work!

Thanks for posting!
by Raleigh Steve
26 Mar 2018, 8:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin 810 or wahoo elemnt
Replies: 11
Views: 805

Re: Garmin 810 or wahoo elemnt

My use is similar to yours and I really like the Wahoo. It is extremely user friendly, something I have never found with Garmin products (haven’t actually used the 810). I don’t think I would describe the Wahoo’s maps as crude. They are in black and white, and don’t have contour lines, but they are ...
by Raleigh Steve
25 Mar 2018, 9:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What frame material for my new bike ?
Replies: 8
Views: 823

Re: What frame material for my new bike ?

I’ve recently been going through the same thing. My bike due for replacement was a 10 year old carbon road bike. Really liked it, but it was showing its age. It was fast, comfortable, light - I didn’t really expect a new bike to be any better. I found an old (1992) Reynolds 753 frameset for sale, so...
by Raleigh Steve
22 Mar 2018, 11:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: CTC Bag???
Replies: 8
Views: 1380

Re: CTC Bag???

I used one last year. Flew from Bristol to Geneva with easyJet no bother. Saddle out, bars removed and tucked under top tube, pedals off. Stashed the bag in left luggage in airport. Back 3 days later and same routine. Check in at Geneva was difficult. They wanted bike in a box. I eventually persuade...
by Raleigh Steve
11 Mar 2018, 10:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lightweight 700c 36 hole rim?
Replies: 11
Views: 751

Re: Lightweight 700c 36 hole rim?

Ah!

Thank you! Much appreciated.

Probably should have found that myself :oops:

Cheers

Steve
by Raleigh Steve
11 Mar 2018, 8:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lightweight 700c 36 hole rim?
Replies: 11
Views: 751

Lightweight 700c 36 hole rim?

Hi I’ve got a nice set of 36 hole hubs that I would like to build up for my summer road bike. I’d like a set of really light rims for them. Does anyone know of a good lightweight option that comes in a 36 hole option? Most of the obvious choices only come in a 32 max. The riding I do on that bike do...
by Raleigh Steve
1 Feb 2018, 4:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub Dynamo Wiring - neatness?
Replies: 58
Views: 2022

Re: Hub Dynamo Wiring - neatness?

Mick - if you are interested I have spare 2mm banana plugs (male and female) I could send you? I don’t really know how suitable they are but I have heard of others using them. I was planning to use them to make a front light relatively easy to remove. Send a PM if you are interested and I can stick ...
by Raleigh Steve
30 Jan 2018, 8:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub Dynamo Wiring - neatness?
Replies: 58
Views: 2022

Re: Hub Dynamo Wiring - neatness?

On aluminium mudguards I have used silicon bathroom sealant to hold the wire and it has worked well.

Steve