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by Bowedw
19 Feb 2019, 6:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: People who provided or shorten cranks in the UK?
Replies: 13
Views: 1554

Re: People who provided or shorten cranks in the UK?

Highpath Engineering will shorten a chainset but any frame builder worth his salt should be able to as well. Most small engineering companies should be capable as well. Not cheap though, I had some done a couple of years ago and cost £40 to shorten a Spa cycles chainset. This gave me the option to b...
by Bowedw
19 Jan 2019, 9:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Duke In Rollover
Replies: 421
Views: 12548

Re: Duke In Rollover

A highish vehicle struck from on the side and moving presumably at an angle to go left or right would easily pop over, witness the number of vans blown over by high winds that make the news periodically. I am no Royalist but have no issue with the fact that he may have been seen sooner than others. ...
by Bowedw
3 Jan 2019, 8:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ortlieb bar bag fixing
Replies: 19
Views: 590

Re: Ortlieb bar bag fixing

Lucky you,just ignore my message.
by Bowedw
3 Jan 2019, 8:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ortlieb bar bag fixing
Replies: 19
Views: 590

Re: Ortlieb bar bag fixing

I bought a second hand Topeak bar bag which is probably smaller than the one you want and a RK bracket which comes with 4 allen bolts and a substantial inner plate and it works fine. 2 of the bolts fitted existing holes and the plates cover the unused holes and easy to make 2 fresh holes. Not as wat...
by Bowedw
3 Jan 2019, 7:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ortlieb bar bag fixing
Replies: 19
Views: 590

Re: Ortlieb bar bag fixing

HI apart from the wire method of fixing and the lock they are interchangeable so there will be no need to change the plate on the bag. I do believe R & K sales blurb states that they are compatible with Ortlieb.
by Bowedw
26 Dec 2018, 7:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Greatest ever uk frame builder?
Replies: 86
Views: 6507

Re: Greatest ever uk frame builder?

Thanks peetee thats really useful and good to know that you also appreciate a Rick Powell frame.
by Bowedw
25 Dec 2018, 6:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Greatest ever uk frame builder?
Replies: 86
Views: 6507

Re: Greatest ever uk frame builder?

I have a Fred James in 853 with Cinelli lugs built by Rick Powell. I would class the workmanship as amongst the best and the quality of the paint and chrome is outstanding, I bought it second hand and enjoy using it even though it is a very short wheelbase frame. My go to bike for all round use is a...
by Bowedw
16 Oct 2018, 7:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: squealing cantilever brakes
Replies: 23
Views: 979

Re: squealing cantilever brakes

Not been that good at adjusting that type of brake blocks, also finding that after a couple of rides the problem returned, I fitted a Shimano CX50 cantilevers and find them so easy to adjust and seem to stay that way. Not cheap but has transformed my Galaxy. The older Galaxy pivot studs are set to c...
by Bowedw
12 Oct 2018, 2:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter tights for the vertically challenged.
Replies: 9
Views: 571

Re: Winter tights for the vertically challenged.

Ron Hill tracksters in medium would fit you fine and are reasonably close fitting on the legs so do not flap around, I think I got mine from Sports shoes direct and they also they are on ebay.
by Bowedw
9 Oct 2018, 10:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which campagnolo levers would be compatible with my Centaur 3 x 10 groupset
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: Which campagnolo levers would be compatible with my Centaur 3 x 10 groupset

Grab yourself some Veloce shifters which I believe are still available but from less and less shops. I have both Centour and Veloce and believe they are near enough identical.
by Bowedw
18 Sep 2018, 7:46pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Planet X - customer service
Replies: 27
Views: 39632

Re: Planet X - customer service

I have bought several items over the years from PlanetX and all in all I cannot complain on that score, but I would probably have bought much more, if it was not for their website. You search for an item on the internet, Planet X invariably comes up with the item at a certain price, On opening their...
by Bowedw
16 Sep 2018, 8:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Yes. Another crank length question.
Replies: 14
Views: 522

Re: Yes. Another crank length question.

I am about 5' 5'' and bought a used bike with 160 cranks 8 yrs ago. Just rode it a couple of 100 yards and thought these kiddie cranks have to go and changed them for 170's. Fast forward about 4 years I tried the 160's on another bike and went for a decent ride. I came to the conclusion that I went ...
by Bowedw
15 Sep 2018, 6:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Using an android phone for Strava
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: Using an android phone for Strava

Many thanks Redvee that is really helpful and explains my higher telephone bill.
by Bowedw
14 Sep 2018, 10:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Using an android phone for Strava
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: Using an android phone for Strava

Much appreciated Paulistic, Thanks
by Bowedw
14 Sep 2018, 9:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Using an android phone for Strava
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Using an android phone for Strava

Does any body know if the a pay monthly android phone for Strava costs. My bill is slightly up from the basic amount per month and I can think of no other reason than looking on strava to view friends rides. Cannot access my providers account to check as my password needs changing and it's bordering...