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by Pneumant
25 Nov 2019, 9:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 32 hole rim onto 36 hole hub - "alphabetti spoketti"
Replies: 38
Views: 3506

Re: 32 hole rim onto 36 hole hub - "alphabetti spoketti"

for the most part, the wheel just looks like, er, 'a wheel'. You need to look carefully to see that there are unused spoke holes in the hub. cheers Ye Gods >> Seven different spoke lengths in one wheel :shock: - makes me feel unworthy! These well written tech articles are what makes this forum so g...
by Pneumant
22 Nov 2019, 7:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter Glove Recommendations Please
Replies: 47
Views: 2904

Re: Winter Glove Recommendations Please

Decathlon gloves which I rate as excellent quality and good value at £15. These are stock items too which is less of a gamble that the middle of the shop going going gone thing. https://www.decathlon.co.uk/rc-500-winter-cycling-gloves-black-id_8315315.html One tip with gloves is to go for a snug fit...
by Pneumant
20 Nov 2019, 9:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anyone recommend a 25.4mm diameter cross bar - 100-120-150mm in length ?
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: Anyone recommend a 25.4mm diameter cross bar - 100-120-150mm in length ?

I modded my 2012 S type Brom with better quality bars, mini bar ends, Ergon grips, Shimano brake levers, a better SA gear lever, a Shimano road chainset & UN BB and SPD pedals. This was from the period when Brom used horrid flexy components! I also have a C type bag which is supposed to be incom...
by Pneumant
19 Nov 2019, 9:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixie: Why? Why not?
Replies: 103
Views: 5905

Re: Fixie: Why?

Done several rides on fixed, nearly 50 km altogether, it is easy but not so inspiring as I maybe expected (rode fixed quite a bit years ago) Going down hill holding back was a bit queer, maybe my 52" gear is too low Light and simple is good, it forces me to work a bit harder too, I shall certa...
by Pneumant
14 Nov 2019, 7:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anyone recommend a 25.4mm diameter cross bar - 100-120-150mm in length ?
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: Anyone recommend a 25.4mm diameter cross bar - 100-120-150mm in length ?

@ pneumant - i'm ok on the cable length for my intended mod. :) I'm not sure what kind of safety concern you are raising re 'strong leverage forces' exactly :?: If you could be more specific. The Satori is recommended on other forums also in this youtube vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RdgsPY...
by Pneumant
13 Nov 2019, 8:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anyone recommend a 25.4mm diameter cross bar - 100-120-150mm in length ?
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: Anyone recommend a 25.4mm diameter cross bar - 100-120-150mm in length ?

As a Brom owner responding >> Is your plan to extend the 'reach' of your bike using that adapter stem? If so be careful as there are strong leverage forces exerted on handlebars which will travel through that stem arrangement. Also consider the fold / cable length whenever changes are made as Broms ...
by Pneumant
6 Nov 2019, 8:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixie: Why? Why not?
Replies: 103
Views: 5905

Re: Fixie: Why?

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by Pneumant
6 Nov 2019, 8:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixie: Why? Why not?
Replies: 103
Views: 5905

Re: Fixie: Why?

Picked up my new fixie wheel yesterday, 28x1.75, 32 spokes, nice Sturmey-Archer hub, cartridge bearings I think Fitted it today, rode to the book exchange, then a loop through the woods, drizzly, lovely colours Easy riding fixed without toeclips, hardly needed to think, didnae try to freewheel Got ...
by Pneumant
1 Nov 2019, 8:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixie: Why? Why not?
Replies: 103
Views: 5905

Re: Fixie: Why?

I've never ridden a fixed gear so not able to comment. I assume they are for younger riders? I can't imagine grinding up a big hill and then not being able to have a rest on the down hill, certainly doesn't sound appealing to me. 1) You should try it! 2) Not so. 3) Fixed feels different to riding a...
by Pneumant
27 Oct 2019, 7:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixie: Why? Why not?
Replies: 103
Views: 5905

Re: Fixie: Why?

I have ridden fixed in winter for the past 12-years. Its just a different cycling experience, the rear wheel has a flywheel effect which makes the rider feel like they are being <pushed> along and that is a great feeling. There is also less friction in the transmission without the derailleurs. When ...
by Pneumant
7 Sep 2019, 6:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: . . . history of a falcon team cycle rider named Hutchinson
Replies: 5
Views: 611

Re: . . . history of a falcon team cycle rider named Hutchinson

Hi Does anyone know the history of a falcon team cycle rider named hutchinson? Guess late 80s ? Colin According to the internet the team was called 'Falcon - Hutchinson' in 1986. No rider of that name though. I need to consult my 1980's 'Winning' magazines (in the attic) to be absolutely certain th...
by Pneumant
6 Sep 2019, 7:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quill stem to A head adapter frozen in steerer
Replies: 23
Views: 1398

Re: Quill stem to A head adapter frozen in steerer

Hi All, The quill stem to A head adapter is frozen in the steerer. This video goes through all the stages (degreaser, vinegar, tapping with hammer, and finally sawing out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GRbdnTRH-4 I've so far done only the beginning stage, i.e. taped the top of the adapter, put t...
by Pneumant
4 Sep 2019, 7:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Terry clip oil port cover
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Re: Terry clip oil port cover

I have always had this mod on my commuter hack bikes to save on maintenance. Drill a small hole (circa 1.5mm) in the centre of the hub, inject inexpensive free flowing grease using an Oregon chainsaw guide bar grease gun or similiar. Cover hole in hub with a wide enough zip tie, slide it to one side...
by Pneumant
4 Sep 2019, 7:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Workstand
Replies: 23
Views: 1332

Re: Workstand

The Halfords stand is similiar the Lidl / Aldi offerings and these are definitely ocassional use only. They are not that stable when biked up and also let down by a poor clamp design which is annoyingly fiddly to tighten. Also the clamp's protective inserts fall off easily, usually whilst attempting...
by Pneumant
5 Aug 2019, 8:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touring on Canal Towpaths (UK)
Replies: 62
Views: 3342

Re: Touring on Canal Towpaths (UK)

Hi all, I'd like to do a touring holidays exclusively on the canal towpaths. Is there a map of all the canals that have towpaths that are passable on bikes? Also I'd like it to be a camping holiday, so is there such a thing as a campsites guide book for all the campsites that are near the canals? T...