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by peterh11
15 Apr 2019, 7:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'zero reach' stem for 1.1/8 steerer
Replies: 23
Views: 706

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: 1455

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: 2132

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: 2132

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: 1758

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: 4601

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: 4601

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: 4601

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: 4601

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: 5146

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...
by peterh11
3 Feb 2018, 1:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The timeless appeal of 7-speed gearing
Replies: 180
Views: 10009

Re: The timeless appeal of 7-speed gearing

Thanks for all the info! This made me check on the position with Marchisio cogs, and I learned that Marchisio is no longer making them apparently. So I just ordered a complete 8-speed set from Clemenzo in Germany (who claim to have them - hope they have all the right cog sizes) to keep in the cupboa...
by peterh11
27 Dec 2017, 9:15am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Bikehut/Halfords track pump
Replies: 9
Views: 3269

Re: Bikehut/Halfords track pump

So ... can people comment on recently acquired pumps regarding ease of use (e.g. mounting and up mounting the head to/from teh valve) and amount of force required to pump? Must have a head which can be used on both Schraeder and Presta valves without fiddling about. Peter H I've had the bikehut pum...
by peterh11
22 Dec 2017, 5:03pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Bikehut/Halfords track pump
Replies: 9
Views: 3269

Re: Bikehut/Halfords track pump

Skinny pumps are better for high pressure applications,fatter pumps will do a larger volume,but won't do a higher pressures. So the long thin ones are really for the track and time tea lists, who use skinny tyres and like pressure of150 psi plus. This is kind of what I assume, a slimmer barrel mean...
by peterh11
22 Dec 2017, 4:52pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Bikehut/Halfords track pump
Replies: 9
Views: 3269

Re: Bikehut/Halfords track pump

... So ... can people comment on recently acquired pumps regarding ease of use (e.g. mounting and up mounting the head to/from teh valve) and amount of force required to pump? Must have a head which can be used on both Schraeder and Presta valves without fiddling about. Peter H Current thread here....
by peterh11
22 Dec 2017, 4:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What track pump
Replies: 92
Views: 5528

Re: What track pump

I'm only guessing but I don't think that the stroke v bore of a pump makes a huge difference to the effort required, although it obviously affects the amount of air pumped per stroke. I wonder if a cheaper pump might not have a valve ie be made like an ordinary bike pump? With a valve, which is sta...