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by speedsixdave
21 May 2020, 10:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Kettler Alu Rad Torpedo Trekking
Replies: 13
Views: 1956

Re: Kettler Alu Rad Torpedo Trekking

Very much 'try it, you might like it'! I've had a couple of coaster brakes, predominantly on city bikes, and they can be very enjoyable for modulating speed in traffic. But you also have to beware when stopping and starting that your feet are in the right position, as you cannot back-pedal to move y...
by speedsixdave
17 May 2020, 9:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer Cassette Hub Gear
Replies: 22
Views: 689

Re: Sturmey Archer Cassette Hub Gear

Bit late to this party fatboy but I've recently put a Sturmey X-RDC on the back of my Moulton and I'm pretty happy with it so far. After consultation here I have an 11-34 11-speed cassette on it, which works fine as long as you get the right one. The brake is pulled by 105 11-spd STIs so the cable p...
by speedsixdave
17 May 2020, 8:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: My Moulton TSR - a love story?
Replies: 101
Views: 2957

Re: My Moulton TSR - a love story?

As an aside - and speaking as a long-term Moulton user, I miss their Yahoo group. Y'day I was trauling through old posts to & from that group and recalling fondly what a busy & well-informed place it was. Back about a decade, it was the Go-To source for all that was Moulton, with regular co...
by speedsixdave
17 May 2020, 8:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: My Moulton TSR - a love story?
Replies: 101
Views: 2957

Re: My Moulton TSR - a love story?

rogerzilla wrote:Ever heard of the Marlborough Downs? This one's a bit of a torque challenge on a fixie:

https://cyclinguphill.com/100-climbs/dragon-hill-road/


Sorry for the pendantry, but isn't that Oxfordshire? :D
by speedsixdave
2 May 2020, 10:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain Choice for Rohloff & other questions
Replies: 14
Views: 411

Re: Chain Choice for Rohloff & other questions

I think we're running 1/8 on the tandem, but it's so long since I've changed it I can't remember. Which tells a tale in itself. It's definitely one of the things I really like about hub gears, you just bang a bit of lube on the chain every now and then and off you go. The chain is nice and far from ...
by speedsixdave
2 May 2020, 9:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain Choice for Rohloff & other questions
Replies: 14
Views: 411

Re: Chain Choice for Rohloff & other questions

You can use either a 3/32" or 1/8" chain on most Rohloff setups - the standard sprockets are 3/32" and it would be a surprise if your chainrings were not 3/32 too. Sturmey-Archer and other hub gear sprockets were traditionally 1/8" and older chainrings for hub gear bikes might be...
by speedsixdave
22 Apr 2020, 8:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tandem pictures
Replies: 58
Views: 1930

Re: Tandem pictures

If you want a seriously fast tandem, try this one - especially with the pair of seriously quick riders on it. The tandem got banned by CTT pretty quickly. GL tandem.jpg Tatanab, you have saved my sanity! I remember seeing that in the Comic in (I'm guessing from the outfits about) 1991 and then have...
by speedsixdave
11 Apr 2020, 8:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton TSR 9 - BB size ?
Replies: 51
Views: 1428

Re: Moulton TSR 9 - BB size ?

This weekend would have been Alex Moulton's 100th birthday, so when you're having that beer in the garden, Mick, raise your glass to his idiosyncratic memory!
by speedsixdave
10 Apr 2020, 11:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton TSR 9 - BB size ?
Replies: 51
Views: 1428

Re: Moulton TSR 9 - BB size ?

What actually inspires people to even buy one? It's all about the ride, dude! The smooth, cultured ride that makes you realise your favourite bike is not a smooth, cultured ride. Moultoneers look at big-wheelers like recumbentists look at uprights. There are loads of issues and idiosyncracies, sure...
by speedsixdave
1 Apr 2020, 10:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do you know how to identify classic Dawes bikes?
Replies: 29
Views: 3367

Re: Do you know how to identify classic Dawes bikes?

Since the wheels are smaller than I thought, it does seem to be a child's bike; the frame is about 17" size. I'd agree with that. The bars are ten bricks high, more or less, which is probably about 700mm high, more or less, so about the height of a normal front wheel, So quite a small bike. It...
by speedsixdave
23 Mar 2020, 10:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 1055
Views: 33134

Re: Coronavirus - Possible ban on cycling in the UK?

The official government guidance document published tonight says: You should only leave the house for one of four reasons. ● Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible. ● One form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone...
by speedsixdave
16 Mar 2020, 9:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Corona virus - impact on European tours in next 3 months?
Replies: 252
Views: 12783

Re: Corona virus - impact on European tours in next 3 months?

What are other people seeing with their tour bookings? Nothing from European Bike Express yet. Am booked with them for 30th May, but I expect that won't happen now. More significant than my aborted tour is that excellent niche companies like EBE may not survive a whole lost summer of bookings, whic...
by speedsixdave
8 Mar 2020, 9:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring with bulky camera gear
Replies: 48
Views: 2673

Re: Touring with bulky camera gear

There's a big gap between your P&S and a full DSLR. You haven't said in what way your current camera isn't adequate, though the talk of big zooms give a clue...... What I'm missing is when in tropical forests/Amazon/Andes/etc. and seeing amazing wildlife and not being able to realistically take...
by speedsixdave
22 Feb 2020, 9:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Nutrak Slick eBay
Replies: 50
Views: 2072

Re: Nutrak Slick eBay

No idea Mick but would be interested to hear your report if you do buy some. I've just bought a couple of Contact Speed 28-406s for the Jubilee, almost equally cheap from Germany but obviously there's postage too: Continental Contact Speed Not ridden them yet but they are there for when the rear Dur...
by speedsixdave
15 Feb 2020, 8:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 11sp cassette / 9spd freehub / Sturmey X-RDC
Replies: 9
Views: 674

Re: 11sp cassette / 9spd freehub / Sturmey X-RDC

Am pleased to report that the 135 wheel just squeezes between the dropouts of my Jubilee, so we are getting somewhere! The brake side has a massive nut about 5mm thick and I reckon I could get a mm off the drive side without calamity, so I think I will try and thin it down by 2mm or so overall to ta...