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by Brian73
5 May 2019, 6:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: another wheelset bites the dust....
Replies: 9
Views: 550

Re: another wheelset bites the dust....

There's a type of roadie that buys a new bike then immediately sells the wheels. Wheels are generally the part where manufacturers save money on a build, along with chainset and brakes. You can pick up a brand new set of wheels for about half the price of a new set this way. I have replaced worn con...
by Brian73
5 May 2019, 10:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compact Double with MTB rear mech issues?
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: Compact Double with MTB rear mech issues?

All done now, seems to work pretty well on the bike stand. Fitted with 26c tyres, still plenty of clearance for mudguards, plus it has rack mounts. All came in at under £100 (including the original bike from ebay). I can always swap the 34 inner ring for a 36 if needed. https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fb...
by Brian73
2 May 2019, 6:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compact Double with MTB rear mech issues?
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Compact Double with MTB rear mech issues?

I'm building a cheap bike that's easier on the hills. Standard alloy road frame. Any potential pitfalls apart from the old double / triple debate? Compact double (34/50) 2300 STI shifters 2x8 2300 Front mech Acera M360 8 speed rear mech HG41 8 Speed 11-30 cassette https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.ne...
by Brian73
1 Nov 2018, 10:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tourer - 26" or 700c wheel?
Replies: 63
Views: 2528

Re: Tourer - 26" or 700c wheel?

I ride these: I prefer the 26 inch as it is more nimble around town, but the 700c does roll faster. Before you splash out buy something old and second had to try them out. Raleigh Pioneer 4130 Cr Mo frame 700x35c with a compact Acera chainset 22 32 42 with a 12-28 7 speed cassette. https://scontent-...
by Brian73
1 Nov 2018, 6:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tektro RX-3 Mini V and Shimano EF60 Levers
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Tektro RX-3 Mini V and Shimano EF60 Levers

Hi People. I recently acquired a Pinnacle Borealis (Evans Cycles own brand) hybrid. It is fitted with Tektro RX-3 mini V brakes. The shift lever, brake lever combos are Shimano ST EF60. These are the selectable type lever with a small red plastic insert to adjust the pull between canti or V. They ar...
by Brian73
20 Aug 2017, 6:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting V brakes to early 1990s MTB
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Fitting V brakes to early 1990s MTB

I picked up a really cheap Dawes MTB today (Reynolds 500 lugged frame) It came with an odd set of shifters One EZ Fire 3x STi unit with a V brake lever, the other was the original 200GS rapid fire with a separate canti brake lever. Do I go for V brakes and buy the 7 speed EZ fire shifter/lever or st...
by Brian73
15 Aug 2017, 6:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist on trial for manslaughter- sentenced
Replies: 1064
Views: 42624

Re: Cyclist on trial for manslaughter

Some interesting case law: Longbottom (1849) pre-SCJA 1873 [Gross negligence manslaughter - contributory negligence not a bar to conviction] DD negligently drove a gig along a public thoroughfare in the evening at a rapid pace, and down a shaded hill killing a pedestrian. Held: Even though deceased ...
by Brian73
15 Aug 2017, 5:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist on trial for manslaughter- sentenced
Replies: 1064
Views: 42624

Re: Cyclist on trial for manslaughter

I'm always on the lookout for phone zombies now when I'm cycling or driving around Sheffield. My singlespeed (freewheel) has front and rear V brakes, fixed gear bikes can be braked by the riders legs pushing against the rotation of the crank. In my opinion I don't think the omission of a front brake...
by Brian73
11 Aug 2017, 9:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cable disc brakes question.
Replies: 13
Views: 721

Re: Cable disc brakes question.

TRP Spyre seem to be the best cable discs at the moment

They use a dual piston operation

http://road.cc/content/review/90569-trp ... disc-brake
by Brian73
9 Aug 2017, 8:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SPA CYCLES STEEL TOURING FRAMES
Replies: 167
Views: 11331

Re: SPA CYCLES STEEL TOURING FRAMES

This was the best steel bike I ever had Peugeot Audax Made in Italy, it had oversized Cr-Mo tubes and was stiff, but not overly so. I sold it when I got the Bob Jackson, wished I'd kept it now. :( https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/10645263_10153287039231177_3951142274607088919_n.jpg?oh=f...
by Brian73
8 Aug 2017, 5:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do any cheap wireless bike computers not say 99.99 MPH as the max speed?
Replies: 21
Views: 1568

Re: Do any cheap wireless bike computers not say 99.99 MPH as the max speed?

Some old motorcycles have no speedometer

I have seen people put bike computers on them :roll:
by Brian73
8 Aug 2017, 3:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SPA CYCLES STEEL TOURING FRAMES
Replies: 167
Views: 11331

Re: SPA CYCLES STEEL TOURING FRAMES

My Bob Jackson Audax Club had the downtube bottle bosses drilled out of alignment and the seat post kept moving, tried 2 different posts and 2 different binder bolts and it still moved. There was so much flex at the BB it used to pull on the front derailleur downtube lever cable and move the deraill...
by Brian73
7 Aug 2017, 9:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SPA CYCLES STEEL TOURING FRAMES
Replies: 167
Views: 11331

Re: SPA CYCLES STEEL TOURING FRAMES

Planet X are doing some steel frames but they're all disc brake models, which is really annoying. They're cheap, starting at £150 for the Kaffenback The Holdsworth ones look OK £500 for this complete bike looks good value if you don't mind the Avid BB5 disk brakes. http://d2plslj6xljffa.cloudfront.n...
by Brian73
7 Aug 2017, 6:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is Clumber Park Still Free to Cycle Through?
Replies: 13
Views: 2425

Is Clumber Park Still Free to Cycle Through?

I last cycled through the park on 2 July

Nobody stopped me and asked for any money, but I have seen that they are now charging per person and not per car as before.

Cyclists always used to be allowed to use the park for free if arriving by bike.

Is this still the case?
by Brian73
2 May 2017, 11:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Deore M590 MTB Shifters with Sora 3500
Replies: 1
Views: 253

Deore M590 MTB Shifters with Sora 3500

I'm looking to make up a Sora flat bar road hybrid. The Sora 3500 flat bar shifters are about 2x the price of the Deore MTB shifters and there are plenty of second hand Deore shifters about. I know the rear mech will be ok but is the pull ratio the same for the front Sora road mech? On the drop bar ...