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by peterh11
9 Nov 2019, 8:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 2.4W dynamo hubs
Replies: 72
Views: 2287

Re: 2.4W dynamo hubs

if you want to do the swap as quickly and easily as possible, you might just be able to swap the stator assy into the old hubshell and thus avoid having to rebuild the wheel. You ought to be able to do this provided you buy the same model hub dynamo in 3W form. So for example if you have DH-2N31 at...
by peterh11
8 Nov 2019, 9:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 2.4W dynamo hubs
Replies: 72
Views: 2287

Re: 2.4W dynamo hubs

most of the lights you mention have LEDs that are probably more than 1W rated. IME an IQ-X connected to a 3W generator will continue to brighten until more than 15mph and probably won't quite reach full brightness using a 2.4W generator. But that is a light that produces a fairly wide beam of about...
by peterh11
7 Nov 2019, 9:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 2.4W dynamo hubs
Replies: 72
Views: 2287

Re: 2.4W dynamo hubs

Anyway if you have a front light with a 1W rated LED inside it then unless it is spectacularly strangely/stupidly designed then, in essence, it won't matter if it is connected to a 2.4W or 3W generator or not. I've converted several Pashleys (which are routinely fitted with a tungsten front light o...
by peterh11
6 Nov 2019, 8:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 2.4W dynamo hubs
Replies: 72
Views: 2287

Re: 2.4W dynamo hubs

Hi all, Apologies if this info is right there and I couldn’t find it (have searched a bit), feel free to point at any threads covering the topic. Can anyone report on real-life experience of using a 2.4W dynamo with front and rear LED lights in daily commuting and utility riding? I am looking at a r...
by peterh11
4 Aug 2019, 12:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Narrow q factor triple chainset with steel rings
Replies: 22
Views: 3406

Re: Narrow q factor triple chainset with steel rings

Just to complicate things, I experienced terrible shifting problems with my front mech (Deore XT M750 - 9 speed) when I replaced the original Deore chainset with one of the Spa Cycles triples a few years ago. It really wouldn't work with the 10-tooth difference between the top and middle 'rings but...
by peterh11
15 Apr 2019, 7:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'zero reach' stem for 1.1/8 steerer
Replies: 23
Views: 922

Re: 'zero reach' stem for 1.1/8 steerer

Hi,
Please can you share why you want this zero reach stem? There might be other ways to achieve your goal.

Peter H
by peterh11
30 Mar 2019, 1:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Where to spend my money
Replies: 11
Views: 1492

Re: Where to spend my money

It depends, as always. If you have a bike with a frame you really like, and you have taken the time and trouble to set it up (saddle choice and position, handlebar choice and position etc) so that it is just right for you, and you plan to keep riding it for a few years ... then I think it is worth s...
by peterh11
3 Nov 2018, 2:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alpine double
Replies: 48
Views: 2249

Re: Alpine double

I guess if you use a third ring position to hold a chainguard, you can make it so that the FD sits snug over the larger chainring and you will get really good shifts; better than the middle-inner shifts of a triple. I'm using a road triple front mech on both bikes which is set as if for a triple an...
by peterh11
3 Nov 2018, 7:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alpine double
Replies: 48
Views: 2249

Re: Alpine double

Interesting. What have you all done about the bottom bracket length? Have you simply kept the one which was recommended for the triple, or swapped in a longer one? I am wondering about using the Spa solution of the triple with a chain guard instead of the outer, and NOT using a longer BB axle but in...
by peterh11
2 Nov 2018, 7:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub dynamo comparison
Replies: 35
Views: 2090

Re: Hub dynamo comparison

In our family we have 5 utility bikes all with variants of the Shimano 3N (3W) hubs, and I also have a SON 28 on my touring bike (used for day rides mainly). All have been very reliable, some have been in daily use on short commutes for up to 10 years. The SON definitely has less resistance and look...
by peterh11
14 Oct 2018, 11:17am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Shimano Tiagra (and similar) triple front STI road levers
Replies: 8
Views: 4724

Re: Shimano Tiagra (and similar) triple front STI road levers

Psamathe wrote:It did change pretty well every time when pushed properly.
<SNIP>
Even back in Flatlandia I wont be changing back to the compact double as I think (for me) the tripple is excellent. Ian

Thank you!
Peter H
by peterh11
14 Oct 2018, 11:14am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Shimano Tiagra (and similar) triple front STI road levers
Replies: 8
Views: 4724

Re: Shimano Tiagra (and similar) triple front STI road levers

. . . . . Personally I wouldn't go back to STI's after being so used to Kelly's :D Thanks! Maybe you can enlarge a little bit: why would you not go back to STI’s? I am curious, as a long-time user of Take-Offs myself (I’ve had the same set on the bike for about 12 years, with gradual upgrades throu...
by peterh11
13 Oct 2018, 8:51pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Shimano Tiagra (and similar) triple front STI road levers
Replies: 8
Views: 4724

Re: Shimano Tiagra (and similar) triple front STI road levers

My bike previously has Shimano compact double 10 speed with Tiagra STI's (upgraded to 105 after ongoing poor shifting). <SNIP> Certainly the 4703 STI Tiagra is on a par with the previous era 105 STIs and much better than the 4600 Tiagra (I didn't like those STIs). Ian Thanks, that sounds like a ver...
by peterh11
13 Oct 2018, 2:52pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Shimano Tiagra (and similar) triple front STI road levers
Replies: 8
Views: 4724

Shimano Tiagra (and similar) triple front STI road levers

Hi all, First, apologies if I missed a thread about this - I did a search but didn’t find anything: please link me to one if it’s there. I am planning to buy a new bike - drop handlebar light tourer type, for day rides and lightly loaded touring (long weekends in hotels say). My existing bike has 3x...
by peterh11
13 Oct 2018, 2:35pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon Supremes
Replies: 14
Views: 7646

Re: Schwalbe Marathon Supremes

I have a pair of 37-622 Supremes (new style folding 2016+) on my day-ride bike (an old Dawes Super Galaxy). They have been on almost about a year and I have done about 2500 km in that time, almost all on back roads - many with poor condition surface - with a bit of dry and reasonably good surface of...