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by robgul
18 Aug 2019, 8:09pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Brooks B17 Special, brown
Replies: 0
Views: 209

Brooks B17 Special, brown

Brooks B17 Special in Brown (large copper rivets and copper plated rails) Brand new, removed from a new bike. RRP is £122, best price online is £95 - asking £75 incl delivery.

Please PM

Rob
by robgul
18 Aug 2019, 7:46am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike carrier ( on our car ) on Normandie Express
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: Bike trailer on Normandie Express

In no sense of the word is it a "trailer" as it's just a platform on the towbar of the vehicle. What you may find (I did when I took mine on a Brittany Ferry) is that there is a surcharge on the vehicle fare if you have a bike rack. A trailer by defininition has wheels on the ground and tr...
by robgul
16 Aug 2019, 7:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton + electric motor = The ultimate bicycle?
Replies: 25
Views: 979

Re: Brompton + electric motor = The ultimate bicycle?

On the Brompton weight issue - I had one come into my shop a couple of weeks ago . . . yes the bike itself is heavier than a non-electric machine, although I didn't think it was massively so - what's clever is that battery is in a bag that drops onto the luggage block above the front wheel (with the...
by robgul
8 Aug 2019, 7:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear Deralleur and 42 tooth sprocket
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Re: Rear Deralleur and 42 tooth sprocket

Derailleur hanger extender for about £3 on ebay you're sorted.

Rob
by robgul
5 Aug 2019, 7:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Any experience of the TyreKey
Replies: 7
Views: 716

Re: Any experience of the TyreKey

TyreKey is useless - one of these does the job for all sorts of tyres - from 12" kids to 29er MTB https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/tools/bbb-e ... ool-btl78/ - weighs very little, I have one in the workshop and 1 in the on-bike bag.

Rob
by robgul
3 Aug 2019, 4:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Torque Wrench Set Recommendations
Replies: 23
Views: 1699

Re: Torque Wrench Set Recommendations

PlanetX has one for £30 - it looks like a load of others that are just rebadged and sold at prices up to about £75 - does most of what you need to do on a bike - with a range of sockets. Great value - I've been using one for a while now.

Rob
by robgul
31 Jul 2019, 7:33am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Cycling UK magazine review
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Re: Cycling UK magazine review

Yes they are available, as of about 4 weeks ago - BUT £540 or so!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rob
by robgul
29 Jul 2019, 6:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mechanical Disc fitting by shop
Replies: 5
Views: 1404

Re: Mechanical Disc fitting by shop

I'm not familiar with that specific cable calliper but the following may be helpful: First off check that the rotor is centred in the calliper - the most effective way I've found to do this is to loosen the two bolts holding the caliper on the fork, squeeze the brake lever so that the pads contact t...
by robgul
29 Jul 2019, 7:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anyone know where to get the screw that fastens a Shimano SM-SP18 cable guide?
Replies: 3
Views: 1297

Re: Anyone know where to get the screw that fastens a Shimano SM-SP18 cable guide?

.... if all else fails put a bit of double sided tape on the inner face of the guide and when the cables pull it to the BB shell it will stay in place under tension - so screw isn't vital. One of my bikes must have done about 8,000 miles withe guide in this way - including a couple of cable-set chan...
by robgul
28 Jul 2019, 7:12am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Good bike shops in or very near the ferry at Zeebrugge?
Replies: 3
Views: 2147

Re: Good bike shops in or very near the ferry at Zeebrugge?

This looks like a pretty good bike shop and bar bags are pictured in the selecttion of photos here https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en&pb=!1s0x47c350cf95648105%3A0x83aefc87aeadd702!2m22!2m2!1i80!2i80!3m1!2i20!16m16!1b1!2m2!1m1!1e1!2m2!1m1!1e3!2m2!1m1!1e5!2m2!1m1!1e4!2m2!1m1!1e6!3m1!7e115!4shtt...
by robgul
27 Jul 2019, 7:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Folding bikes
Replies: 23
Views: 2464

Re: Folding bikes

The little-known Bickerton Pilot models with 16" wheels are about the closest to the Brompton in size/fold that I've come across ... and at less than half the price. Again like the Brompton the ride is a little bit twitchy until you're used to but neither machine is really designed/marketed as ...
by robgul
26 Jul 2019, 5:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What kind of valve - and how do I remove it?
Replies: 14
Views: 2630

Re: What kind of valve - and how do I remove it?

Makes more sense to just put another tube in with a recognisable valve that works (chances are whatever is in the pic will be a problem to attach a pump) - and FWIW it doesn't look like a Woods to me.

Rob
by robgul
25 Jul 2019, 9:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: CTC travel insurance and exclusions - lock and tag
Replies: 3
Views: 2251

Re: CTC travel insurance and exclusions - lock and tag

Have a look at how much these locks weigh!! AND have you looked at the terms of your household insurance? - many/most will cover pushbikes to a certain value and/or as specified items at a modest additonal premium .... and usually with commonsense security provison rather than massive locks and chai...
by robgul
24 Jul 2019, 8:20am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Another Orbea question
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: Another Orbea question

I thought Orbea used a phone app for viewing some parameters Yes, but I do not have a smartphone to use an app, hence my question is there any other way to find the battery level. The button that controls the on/off and 3 power levels changes colour - white with 100 down to 75%, green 75 down to 50...
by robgul
24 Jul 2019, 8:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottle cage threaded
Replies: 4
Views: 971

Re: Bottle cage threaded

Thanks for that. However the thread is stripped, so looks like a shop job. Thanks again. Assuming it is a rivnut (as the film) then it's a dead easy job to drill out and refit a new rivnut - shouldn't take more than 15 minutes It's a fairly common problem - I've fixed a couple at my shop in the las...