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by LuckyLuke
10 Oct 2020, 9:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Strong front wicker basket for Pashley Roadster- any suggestions?
Replies: 23
Views: 1088

Re: Strong front wicker basket for Pashley Roadster- any suggestions?

Hi, I've fitted one of the Steco front racks mentioned up thread, one that mounts to a nutted front hub axle, the fork crown and the handlebars. I imagine a Pashley would have a nutted front axle hub, ?Sturmey archer drum brakes? There is a light mount on one of the legs of the rack. I fitted a dyna...
by LuckyLuke
22 Aug 2020, 4:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The effects of shoe weight
Replies: 22
Views: 644

Re: The effects of shoe weight

Start with the toenails Fastpeddler!
My Fu Manchu tree climbers are overdue a trim. Thanks for the incentive pwa :D
by LuckyLuke
20 Aug 2020, 10:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bestest ever bicycle brakes... ?
Replies: 129
Views: 4054

Re: Bestest ever bicycle brakes... ?

There are a lot of computer literate dinosaurs here :lol: I used to value most of Brucey's contributions but he has lost a lot of respect now. His average of 10 comments a day in the last few years I suspect contains quite a percentage of b*****t. However as I always tell everybody - even if somebo...
by LuckyLuke
20 Aug 2020, 10:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alfine 8 minimum gearing...
Replies: 14
Views: 401

Re: Alfine 8 minimum gearing...

Hi, my commuter / tourer uses the 'red band' Nexus 8, which has the same or near same innards as the Alfine 8 apparently. I have recently, since 1 month ago, changed to a 23T Sturmey Archer 1/8 sprocket on the back, and a 50/34 compact double on the front for a greater range. When touring or laden I...
by LuckyLuke
12 Jul 2020, 11:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Maybe steel isn't so real.....
Replies: 153
Views: 6177

Re: Maybe steel isn't so real.....

Thanks both for an interesting discussion. I love this forum for the expertise within. You two should collaborate on a study! Belgian Goth, I clearly don't have your critical appraisal skills. Fair points well made. I do still feel that relative to other bike mags the BQ methods are relatively more ...
by LuckyLuke
11 Jul 2020, 12:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Maybe steel isn't so real.....
Replies: 153
Views: 6177

Re: Maybe steel isn't so real.....

Jan Heine uses the term 'planing' where the BB flexes and returns the spring where and when it feeds back the the energy the rider puts in,it's real but hard to define or explain. It's anecdotal and has been echo chambered about, it's entirely un-measurable. My "gut" agrees with much of w...
by LuckyLuke
8 Jul 2020, 10:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Daniel Rebour; a cyclist's eye view
Replies: 51
Views: 1272

Re: Daniel Rebour; a cyclist's eye view

Interesting mini biography here, and more beautiful illustrations. https://janheine.wordpress.com/2012/05/22/daniel-rebour/?iframe=true&theme_preview=true/amp/ Apparently, on their honeymoon in 1948, him and his missus set a new mixed tandem record in Paris-Brest-Paris! Chapeau to both. I often ...
by LuckyLuke
8 Jul 2020, 10:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Maybe steel isn't so real.....
Replies: 153
Views: 6177

Re: Maybe steel isn't so real.....

LuckyLuke I still have a Barron 531c made to measure hand made bike, mine based on cyclo cross dimensions. I've just returned from a cycle on it now. Lovely bike Hi Greystoke, she sounds similar to mine, any pics? Here's mine in July 2014 shortly after buying the frameset. Sigh, she's the one that ...
by LuckyLuke
8 Jul 2020, 9:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Maybe steel isn't so real.....
Replies: 153
Views: 6177

Re: Maybe steel isn't so real.....

I do prefer the ride of the Cross Check, both loaded and unloaded too. This is the only thing that surprises me; that the Cross Check loaded is better than the LHT loaded. I would expect it to be nicer unloaded. Yes, surprised me too. If one is considering an LHT I'd suggest test riding a CC too. I...
by LuckyLuke
8 Jul 2020, 11:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Maybe steel isn't so real.....
Replies: 153
Views: 6177

Re: Maybe steel isn't so real.....

Which one? At the time I was considering an LHT, a Surly dealer suggested one of them - IIRC it was the Ogre - as a good alternative. He might have been right and I still might go for it! But I'll need more bike-space... Hi, FWIW I've have a LHT and Cross Check. Rim brake versions. I still have the...
by LuckyLuke
8 Jul 2020, 10:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Maybe steel isn't so real.....
Replies: 153
Views: 6177

Re: Maybe steel isn't so real.....

what bgnukem says matches very well with my experience and observations too. You know that 'fashion for wider tyres'? Well that is (IMHO) made more or less necessary in many cases by the forks fitted on many modern bikes. cheers But what of the French tourers of yore,nice steel frames,hockey stick ...
by LuckyLuke
8 Jul 2020, 10:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting mudguard - close clearance?
Replies: 14
Views: 723

Re: Fitting mudguard - close clearance?

Hi, could you fit a daruma bolt on the front brake? https://www.velovitality.co.uk/products/fork-daruma-for-mudguard-fitting https://velo-orange.blogspot.com/2009/03/fender-mounting-instructions.html I've had to hacksaw off some threads before to reduce clearance. I use these on one bike, Velo Orang...
by LuckyLuke
8 Jul 2020, 10:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SOS - Help needed with Cannondale fork & headset
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: SOS - Help needed with Cannondale fork & headset

Hi Colin, Hi Brucey, Many thanks for your replies. Apologies for my delayed reply. Brucey, thanks for the link to Sheldon's Crib Sheet, it looks like a 11/4 threaded headset after all. Thanks also for the Cannondale headset link. Pal John has 3 'dales so this will no doubt come to his rescue one day...
by LuckyLuke
24 Jun 2020, 10:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SOS - Help needed with Cannondale fork & headset
Replies: 4
Views: 258

SOS - Help needed with Cannondale fork & headset

Hi folks, am writing on behalf of my pal John. He has ?1996 Cannondale mountain bike. Name unknown. It's a rigid frame and has a threaded rigid fork with a threaded headset. The headset has been loose for a while and the threads have worn on the fork, so the locknut can't be tightened. The fork stee...
by LuckyLuke
9 Mar 2020, 12:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which IGH?
Replies: 49
Views: 2331

Re: Which IGH?

Cheers for the explanation re vertical dropouts Brucey. A Genesis Flyer plus 3 spd hub sounds like a tidy commuter / winter trainer. Just needs the drum dynohub front wheel... Hi Mikeymo, did you decide whether or not to go for the SA drum front brake in the end? I'd suggest the dynamo version, for ...