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by seph
19 Jun 2019, 10:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 75
Views: 1937

Re: Thank you

What a great thread! Thanks for starting it Skyhawk :D
by seph
18 Mar 2019, 7:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New to London and Cycling, in need of a new frame.
Replies: 16
Views: 1026

Re: New to London and Cycling, in need of a new frame.

Lots of interesting stuff on here, try current projects for people learning new skill sets. Much of it in London, but not all fixed stuff by any means..https://www.lfgss.com/
by seph
30 Jan 2019, 12:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: fixed frame with big clearances
Replies: 22
Views: 2004

Re: fixed frame with big clearances

I think you may struggle with clearances for 700x40 in an old 27’’ frame, especially with guards too... Surly cross check? https://www.tritoncycles.co.uk/frames-forks-c6/road-frames-c47/cross-check-frameset-2017-p18362/s54533?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=surly-cross-check-frames...
by seph
11 Jun 2018, 9:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: best cycling touring mag.
Replies: 39
Views: 2823

Re: best cycling touring mag.

Arrivee is good http://www.aukweb.net/arrivee/ Although not pure touring it often has touring content. Written by members, the focus is on riding and mercifully free of ads, gear/ diet/ training stuff. Reminds me of the CTC I joined...
by seph
2 Jun 2017, 11:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can I adapt.
Replies: 11
Views: 2934

Re: Can I adapt.

The brakes may be the other way round to what you are used to, ie front on the left lever.
This could catch you out when you're concentrating on the road etc :shock:
by seph
2 Apr 2017, 10:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Giant Revolt 2 OR Dawes Galaxy cromo?
Replies: 12
Views: 966

Re: Giant Revolt 2 OR Dawes Galaxy cromo?

Or this http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/FRPXLONROD ... d-frameset same as the sonder apart from the colours, but £125 less (at the moment, planet x price fluctuations are legendary!)
by seph
1 Mar 2017, 9:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Igaro D1 Dynamo USB Power Converter
Replies: 7
Views: 1734

Re: Igaro D1 Dynamo USB Power Converter

hmm, looks good, any chance of the discount for reviews on this forum :D ?
by seph
22 Jan 2017, 9:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter tyres
Replies: 23
Views: 1685

Re: Winter tyres

Yep, lots of discussion on this every winter!
I've had a set of Schwalbe snow studs on my winter/ off road bike for 6 or 7 years now. They're slow, but fantastic !
by seph
2 Jan 2017, 1:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Nightmare fitting Marathon tyres - any tips
Replies: 13
Views: 1857

Re: Nightmare fitting Marathon tyres - any tips

Yep, those ultegra wheels are really tight!

For marathon plus tyres (on different wheels) I carry a few 6'' reusable zip ties in the toolkit. They weigh very little and hold the tyre in place whilst I'm doing battle with it.
Not that they've punctured in the 5000 miles they've been on.

good luck!
by seph
8 Nov 2016, 8:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 1 X 11 speed
Replies: 39
Views: 3029

Re: 1 X 11 speed

You could see what someone like these guys say http://www.carboncyclerepairs.co.uk/contact-carbon-bike-technics_3.html, maybe a front mech mount could be bonded on. I don't have a front derailleur on my (old steel) commuter. 13-26 with a 38 ring is fine for that ride, but then on the commuter I'm ne...
by seph
29 Oct 2016, 11:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey archer am hub, no snapring?
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: Sturmey archer am hub, no snapring?

Ah yes, I meant 12 splined sprocket...

It's in good condition, so I'll keep it on for now. I can always swap the driver in the future if necessary.
by seph
29 Oct 2016, 5:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey archer am hub, no snapring?
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: Sturmey archer am hub, no snapring?

Ah, thought I'd try a speculative tap with a screwdriver and the lockring un locked.

It seems I have a 12 splined lockring, how exotic!
by seph
29 Oct 2016, 4:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey archer am hub, no snapring?
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Sturmey archer am hub, no snapring?

I have an alloy shelled AM hub, which I'm finally building into a wheel. It has a sprocket fitted, which I want to remove to allow room to spread the spokes. However the hub does not appear to have a snapring holding the sprocket on, is the sprocket likely to be threaded as suggested here https://co...
by seph
1 Oct 2016, 5:40pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Are CTC members happy with the direction of the CTC
Replies: 56
Views: 25577

Re: Are CTC members happy with the direction of the CTC

Cancelled my membership last night after almost 20 years involvement.
Will use the membership money to join the tcc and vcc, and make a donation to the cyclists defence fund...