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by seph
11 Jan 2020, 6:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Most expensive puncture repair
Replies: 62
Views: 1800

Re: Most expensive puncture repair

+1 for the tools in a bottle. This lets me swap between all machines easily. The spa Audax has an extra bottle cage behind the seat post so that I can still carry 2 liquid filled bottles... In the tool kit... Separate Allen keys, small length of 8mm key for crank bolts, which fits into a simple span...
by seph
30 Nov 2019, 2:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wading depth and waterproof footwear
Replies: 27
Views: 1246

Re: Wading depth and waterproof footwear

I’ve ridden through water that was over the hubs and kept my feet dry by unclipping one foot and using the other between the 10oclock and 2oclock positions. It’s important to be in the right gear to start with though... You also need to be aware of unseen potholes/sharks etc.... I was amazed that my...
by seph
20 Nov 2019, 11:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixie: Why? Why not?
Replies: 107
Views: 6784

Re: Fixie: Why? Why not?

https://i.redd.it/s01ev4375gz31.jpg I like the look of your Corrado Fossala. Was it originally a track frame? If so, how do you find the geometry for longer rides? I have an old Steve goff track frame that Ive thought about using for long distance stuff, just not sure that I’d find it as comfy as th...
by seph
19 Jun 2019, 10:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 75
Views: 2003

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: 1044

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: 2101

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: 2876

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: 2945

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: 1048

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: 1801

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: 1720

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: 2087

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: 3049

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: 610

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.