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by speedsixdave
11 Aug 2019, 3:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26" vs 650b
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: 26" vs 650b (or 559 vs 584!)

Thanks gents. Much as I suspected, not a lot of real-world difference. Yes I appreciate the lack of novelty in the 650b wheel size, it was a bit of a surprise to me when it started to become fashionable again. I remember also the brief fashion for 650c wheels (571 BSD) on road bikes in about 1996. N...
by speedsixdave
10 Aug 2019, 11:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Things we need not invented yet
Replies: 91
Views: 2523

Re: Things we need not invented yet

The wheel strength thing has veered somewhat off topic I think, and if strong wheels are the goal, small wheels are an answer. However they come with some issues. Overheating is one, and comfort combined with good roadholding combined with low rolling resistance is another. So we're back to needing ...
by speedsixdave
10 Aug 2019, 9:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26" vs 650b
Replies: 4
Views: 380

26" vs 650b

Morning all, My touring / commuting bike - The Battleship - has 26" (559) wheels with 50mm tyres. While slogging to work in a headwind recently, I wondered whether its next set of wheels (there is a long and complicated set of reasons for thinking about new wheels) should be the fashionable 650...
by speedsixdave
9 Aug 2019, 10:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Things we need not invented yet
Replies: 91
Views: 2523

Re: Things we need not invented yet

Suspension with no drawbacks
by speedsixdave
9 Aug 2019, 9:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycling dead ends.
Replies: 95
Views: 3067

Re: Cycling dead ends.

Browning Automatic transmission: hinged triple chainrings that shifted the chain without a front derailleur. About 1986?
by speedsixdave
27 Jul 2019, 11:27am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What kind of valve - and how do I remove it?
Replies: 14
Views: 2630

Re: What kind of valve - and how do I remove it?

Mike Sales wrote:
speedsixdave wrote: Admittedly if the little rubber tube inside perishes and you don't have a spare, you're walking home.


Replacement Woods cores are available that do not have the rubber tube. They work in a different way which is also easier to pump.



Come on then! All aboard the Woods Bus!

:D
by speedsixdave
27 Jul 2019, 10:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What kind of valve - and how do I remove it?
Replies: 14
Views: 2630

Re: What kind of valve - and how do I remove it?

I think that the jam nut (the correct term as it is the term Sheldon, may his wheels stay forever true, uses) tightened down to the rim fits in to the Schrader hole, so it should be okay (I think Brucey has advocated this in the past). Yep. Some presta tubes come with 'jam nuts' that have a step in...
by speedsixdave
13 Jul 2019, 9:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Accomodation.Normandy
Replies: 9
Views: 2110

Re: Accomodation.Normandy

AirBnB?
by speedsixdave
30 Jun 2019, 9:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: the art of bicycle folding/packing for transport; modifications for rinko etc.
Replies: 77
Views: 3032

Re: the art of bicycle folding/packing for transport; modifications for rinko etc.

Brilliant! :D Dave, a question: What are the internal dimensions of your suitcase? Hi Mick, probably not very relevant for you now but for the record internal dimensions of my case are roughly 730 x 515 x 320mm. It took about an hour at a relaxed pace to dismantle the bike and pack it in the case a...
by speedsixdave
26 Jun 2019, 7:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: the art of bicycle folding/packing for transport; modifications for rinko etc.
Replies: 77
Views: 3032

Re: the art of bicycle folding/packing for transport; modifications for rinko etc.

Hi Mick, I have no tape measure with me at the moment so will check internal dimensions etc when I get home at the weekend. Agreed that the overall dimensions of the Jubilee might be different to the TSR (I no longer have a TSR to check against) but I don't suppose there's a lot in it either way. Th...
by speedsixdave
25 Jun 2019, 5:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: the art of bicycle folding/packing for transport; modifications for rinko etc.
Replies: 77
Views: 3032

Re: the art of bicycle folding/packing for transport; modifications for rinko etc.

And packing/unpacking sequence here: IMG_20190625_094042628.jpg IMG_20190625_094016733.jpg IMG_20190625_093804364.jpg IMG_20190625_093736429.jpg I'm pleased to have the thing and am looking forward to to some more extremely hot riding tomorrow near the Bodensee, but travelling with the bike like thi...
by speedsixdave
25 Jun 2019, 5:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: the art of bicycle folding/packing for transport; modifications for rinko etc.
Replies: 77
Views: 3032

Re: the art of bicycle folding/packing for transport; modifications for rinko etc.

The Moulton made it to Switzerland happily with no damage, although my home-made brace needs more work...

Images of the case here:
by speedsixdave
25 Jun 2019, 1:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: the art of bicycle folding/packing for transport; modifications for rinko etc.
Replies: 77
Views: 3032

Re: the art of bicycle folding/packing for transport; modifications for rinko etc.

I was following that girl on Strava who broke the record for the most miles in a year in the UK. After she got the record she went to Greece and corfu with a bike that fitted into a case, when she landed at the airport the case turned into a trailer. Thin it was called Airmanal bike or something? A...
by speedsixdave
23 Jun 2019, 10:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: the art of bicycle folding/packing for transport; modifications for rinko etc.
Replies: 77
Views: 3032

Re: the art of bicycle folding/packing for transport; modifications for rinko etc.

Hi Mick, I'm doing exactly this right now, with my Jubilee currently in a big suitcase in the hall ready to fly to Switzerland tomorrow. The 'official' recommended suitcase is a Samsonite f'lite 31GT spinner, 32.67 X 23.43 X 13.77 in / 83 X 59.5 X 35 cm. They are pretty expensive. I found a Tripp su...
by speedsixdave
8 Mar 2019, 9:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?
Replies: 167
Views: 8353

Re: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?

What are these "racing" Moultons like climbing in and out out of Millook in North Cornwall? I managed the double chevrons in bottom gear - 34/28 and SA1st = 16.5" but it was a struggle. Done it before on Mercian with (only) bottom 30/30 = 27" reasonably easily. I agree that Moul...