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by SimonCelsa
20 Jul 2018, 3:06pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Retro fitting to tandem?
Replies: 19
Views: 1071

Re: Retro fitting to tandem?

That's good to know, I'll keep the 'snapped dropouts' anecdote away from the wife! The tandem is a 10 yr old cheap & basic alloy Viking Tarantino with cromo forks. These seem pretty beefy and are certainly not lightweight. It hasn't let me down yet. I'll get back to Whoosh shortly to confirm the...
by SimonCelsa
20 Jul 2018, 2:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Budget square taper BB
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Re: Budget square taper BB

Some good food for thought. It's not all to do with the chainline, I also need a bigger gap between crank and BB shell in order to (possibly) fit a pedelec sensor on the tandem. I will get a couple of the longer, cheaper ones and try and pack them full of grease prior to fitting. Should last a coupl...
by SimonCelsa
20 Jul 2018, 6:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Budget square taper BB
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Budget square taper BB

Has anyone any experience of these cheap offerings from SJS; https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/bottom-brackets/1105-neco-bottom-bracket-68-mm-shell-with-shimano-splined-steel-cups-english-thread/ I fully understand you normally get what you pay for but sometimes you find a hidden gem! I only ask as I'm ex...
by SimonCelsa
20 Jul 2018, 5:53am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Retro fitting to tandem?
Replies: 19
Views: 1071

Re: Retro fitting to tandem?

Yes thanks Hemo, I did think the XF07 may not be quite the best option for a tandem. I am still very much in the research phase and need a bit more reading up on the subject so as to ask the right questions. Give Whoosh their due, they didn't actually recommend the XF07, it was the only 700c front h...
by SimonCelsa
18 Jul 2018, 8:15pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Retro fitting to tandem?
Replies: 19
Views: 1071

Re: Retro fitting to tandem?

Thanks for that Reohn2, I'll do a little more research before pulling the trigger but think the front wheel hub motor is the way to go for the tandem. Still feels a bit expensive but don't think you'll get much for less than £500.
by SimonCelsa
17 Jul 2018, 9:00pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Retro fitting to tandem?
Replies: 19
Views: 1071

Re: Retro fitting to tandem?

Any updates from Si or Reohn2 regarding tandem conversion?? I am considering doing the same on our tandem, a 700c wheeled basic Viking Tarantino getting on nearly 10 yr old. The wife has been in hospital for a while and lost a fair bit of leg strength so with a nipper in a child seat on the rear som...
by SimonCelsa
12 Jul 2018, 5:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Osmand (again).
Replies: 7
Views: 302

Re: Osmand (again).

I am not sure what you mean when you say you have 'disabled the mobile signal'. The obvious thing to try (which maybe you have done reference the above) is to check the phone location mode; Settings - location - device only (use GPS to determine location). The other options are 'high accuracy' and '...
by SimonCelsa
4 Jul 2018, 4:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Senso dynamo lights
Replies: 27
Views: 645

Re: Senso dynamo lights

With mine you have to enter the GMT plus zone time offset into the hub, a little digital meter on the NDS locknut.


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by SimonCelsa
1 Jul 2018, 3:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Looking to buy my first bike in a very long time but worried about weight
Replies: 38
Views: 1138

Re: Looking to buy my first bike in a very long time but worried about weight

There's a Specialized AWOL in the forum 'for sale' section at the moment. Good for 300 lbs all up weight. Would suit your requirements if you fit a Large frame. See the PDF for weight limits https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://media.specialized.com/support/0000...
by SimonCelsa
1 Jul 2018, 6:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainring bolts fell out
Replies: 13
Views: 536

Re: Chainring bolts fell out

I wouldn't go for the cyclotourist offering, it is for a 6 arm spider, yours is 5!! Don't think that's going to fit.
by SimonCelsa
30 Jun 2018, 6:02pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Shimano Deore chainrings - now sold
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: Shimano Deore chainrings

Assuming they've come off the same chainset, very roughly how many miles do you reckon they've done? As a whole obviously, not each individual ring! Cheers, Simon
by SimonCelsa
30 Jun 2018, 3:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best option for rack mounted reflector rear light - road legal for light and reflector?
Replies: 13
Views: 595

Re: Best option for rack mounted reflector rear light - road legal for light and reflector?

I have one of these fitted for the past couple of years. I know it's the Dyno version but I think they do a battery option. Mine unfortunately suffered a cracked lens shortly after fitting (argument with a car) but has always performed faultlessly; https://www.rosebikes.co.uk/b-m-toplight-flat-s-plu...
by SimonCelsa
20 Jun 2018, 8:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: jockey wheels - top - bottom
Replies: 11
Views: 432

Re: jockey wheels - top - bottom

Top one sometimes has a 'G' stamped on it

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by SimonCelsa
20 Jun 2018, 6:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should items be offered in the For Sale section which are only available for purchase elsewhere ?
Replies: 25
Views: 647

Re: Should items be offered in the For Sale section which are only available for purchase elsewhere ?

Any link to a bargain would be appreciated.

Here's one: https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TOTERBSR/ ... fixed-hook)

Simi!ar item in Halfords currently at £11. Sorry a bit off topic but very handy if you're a bit stuck for bike space in your shed!
by SimonCelsa
20 Jun 2018, 5:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should items be offered in the For Sale section which are only available for purchase elsewhere ?
Replies: 25
Views: 647

Re: Should items be offered in the For Sale section which are only available for purchase elsewhere ?

I see no reason why not. If it's an item I am interested in then I'll have a look, if not then I won't bother. Perhaps that's a little simplistic but for perspective it's only bikes and stuff for sale.