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by LuckyLuke
16 Oct 2019, 1:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear cable inner for Brompton.
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: Gear cable inner for Brompton.

Hi Brucey,

Ta for all the intel. Yes, sounds like it will be quicker & easier to buy the complete cable kit. I was just being a tight-ar5e 'cos I have a bunch of outers already. :lol:

Best wishes,

Luke
by LuckyLuke
16 Oct 2019, 9:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear cable inner for Brompton.
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Gear cable inner for Brompton.

HI all, I'm fixing up a Brompton for a pal. It's a ~2005 M handlebar version, with a Sturmey Archer 3 speed hub. It needs new cables and I see online that cable kits are available. I've got loads of cable outers so thought I'd just buy the inners. Anyone know what size nipple & cable are require...
by LuckyLuke
1 Sep 2019, 8:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mount that allows front lamp to tilt on the go (dipped versus full beam)
Replies: 21
Views: 1033

Re: Mount that allows front lamp to tilt on the go (dipped versus full beam)

Hi, I'very not tried this personally, but the blurb suggests it allows one to make adjustments on the fly.
https://www.renehersecycles.com/shop/co ... ght-mount/
by LuckyLuke
14 Aug 2019, 8:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Things we need not invented yet
Replies: 91
Views: 2796

Re: Things we need not invented yet

I would like cars to have black boxes / supercomputers, like in the sci fi film The Fifth Element. (Bruce Willis' taxi early on). Traffic offences are automatically recorded & punished, & drivers receive points & bans there and then. Similarly, motor vehicles to have sensors that detect ...
by LuckyLuke
14 Aug 2019, 8:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drop bar conversion, 25.4, short reach? vbrakes
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Re: Drop bar conversion, 25.4, short reach? vbrakes

Hi, Tokyobike sell Nitto compact drop bars for 25.4mm clamps. These have a short 75mm reach. I brought mine in Spring this year. They didn't have any in stock so I had to wait weeks for them to come from Japan. I still haven't got around to fitting them... :roll: :lol: https://www.tokyobike.co.uk/fa...
by LuckyLuke
4 Feb 2019, 9:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: shimano cassettes - 7-speed good : 8-speed not so good
Replies: 29
Views: 2405

Re: shimano cassettes - 7-speed good : 8-speed no so good

I've done something similar ish to zenitb above. (After being inspired by the great forum threads on splitting cassettes over the years Thanks all.) I've brought 9 spd 11-32 & 11-34 cassettes. I've drilled & punched out the pins & reassembled with used 8spd spacers. I discard the 11T &am...
by LuckyLuke
3 Feb 2019, 1:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: fixed frame with big clearances
Replies: 22
Views: 2044

Re: fixed frame with big clearances

Hi, I have a Cross-check frameset. Deffo takes 700 X 38 tyres with guards. Probably 40s but I've not tried it. Great frameset. So versatile, I've run it with drops, flatbar, hub & derailleur gears, drum & rim brakes, as a tourer & commutter. My 60cm frame is a nice ride. My 58cm LHT fram...
by LuckyLuke
3 Feb 2019, 10:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fork replacement needed for Alan CX frame - recommendations please
Replies: 10
Views: 1978

Re: Fork replacement needed for Alan CX frame - recommendations please

Hi Des, I can recommend Winston Vaz, framebuilder, in Hither Green, South London. I've used him several times for repairs / braze ons etc over the years and he's always done a grand job. He's ex-Roberts amongst others.
Best wishes,
Luke
by LuckyLuke
28 Sep 2018, 12:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Genesis Vagabond
Replies: 59
Views: 3995

Re: Genesis Vagabond

I've used compass tyres in the past. I think they are worth the extra. As with anything in cycling, put your money where you feel there is a noticeable advantage. For me that is tyres, handlebars and saddle. +1 Hi folks, I use / have used Compass tyres on road in the following flavours: 700 X 28 (o...
by LuckyLuke
5 Sep 2018, 12:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The end of a bicycle
Replies: 9
Views: 1077

Re: The end of a bicycle

I think I once saw a short film, based on time lapse photography, of this phenomenon. Think it was a piece of modern art! Or I might have dreamt it? At an old workplace (NHS) they had a sporadic cull of abandoned bikes. Similar to what the council's do. It was a staff only bike shed, so a bit of a s...
by LuckyLuke
4 Sep 2018, 6:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Did you think big sprockets on road bikes was a new idea?
Replies: 29
Views: 1304

Re: so you think big sprockets on road bikes is a new idea?

What a stash!
As an aside, I've often wondered if there's a higher prevalence of hoarding amongst cyclists? (I've a few boxes of cycling bric a brac too, & more bikes than I really need...)
by LuckyLuke
3 Sep 2018, 9:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Did you think big sprockets on road bikes was a new idea?
Replies: 29
Views: 1304

Re: so you think big sprockets on road bikes is a new idea?

Interesting stuff folks. Suntour is a bit before my time so thanks for enlightening me. Brucey, sounds like those Suntour Freewheels suits you, sir? :D download.jpeg FWIW if you build a wheel to 135mm OLN and optimise the wheel dish, you can fit 7 sprockets (of ~1.9mm thickness) and there will be al...
by LuckyLuke
3 Sep 2018, 9:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub Drum Brakes
Replies: 36
Views: 1868

Re: Hub Drum Brakes

Cheers Fausto. Short & hilly should help with bedding them in :D
I won't grass you up to the Stem Police. My past misdemeanours include fitting purple and blue quill riser stems from 80s & 90s hybrids on road bikes, & quill to aheadset converters...
by LuckyLuke
3 Sep 2018, 9:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub Drum Brakes
Replies: 36
Views: 1868

Re: Hub Drum Brakes

Another satisfied drum brake user here. "You can't beat the drum" :D I found Jagwire Compression less brake cables improved braking on my SA 70mm front dynohub, compared to Shimano outer (?SP41). Fausto, how are the brakes with drop bar road brake levers? I run them with flat bar levers. A...
by LuckyLuke
2 Sep 2018, 12:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Single chain ring !
Replies: 38
Views: 1239

Re: Single chain ring !

Hi, I can see the appeal of a single chainring. My commuter has a Nexus 8 hub & a single ring. It sounds daft but not having to switch between rings up front feels more convenient. (I have triples on two other bikes.) One compromise, as stated, is the limited range. Plus bigger gaps between spro...