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by SimonCelsa
12 Nov 2018, 11:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: wedge style seatpost
Replies: 21
Views: 792

Re: wedge style seatpost

Just to finish it off, a quick image of the finished article. Took a while but it's nearly ready for a test ride. The saddle feels secure & there's no movement of the seatpin or bulging of the seattube.......well, not yet anyway. daft design really!!

pgt seatpin.jpg
by SimonCelsa
8 Nov 2018, 11:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano XT 780 Hubs.
Replies: 64
Views: 5799

Re: Shimano XT 780 Hubs.

Ceased using one of these hub in July this year after approx 2yrs/8500 miles. It was making increasingly frequent loud 'cracks' so swapped it out for the LX version. Just got around to overhauling it but found one of the pawls bust.....from my limited google searches it seems that a whole new rear h...
by SimonCelsa
8 Nov 2018, 1:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Heads Up- 26" Winter Tyres @ reasonable price
Replies: 8
Views: 867

Re: Heads Up- 26" Winter Tyres @ reasonable price

These went on so easily I thought they might drop off when I lowered the pressure to bed in the studs!! They were OK though.

They are fitted to a cheap Decathlon front dyno hub no name rim, and a Ridley Vantage rear rim.
by SimonCelsa
6 Nov 2018, 7:28am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Saddles, 29er and Touring tyres and BB tools (Cyclus and Park)
Replies: 3
Views: 867

Re: Saddles, 29er and Touring tyres and BB tools (Cyclus and Park)

Go on then Steve, free bump;

Well packaged & super condition BB reaming tool arrived yesterday, cheers
by SimonCelsa
5 Nov 2018, 11:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Route Planner
Replies: 481
Views: 86410

Re: New Route Planner

Yes, excellent, the mystery hill is now a sinkhole!!
by SimonCelsa
31 Oct 2018, 8:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Heads Up- 26" Winter Tyres @ reasonable price
Replies: 8
Views: 867

Re: Heads Up- 26" Winter Tyres @ reasonable price

I have recently ridden about 30 miles on tarmac with these tyres. They are actually for my daughter's paper round bike but I said I'd do her a favour and 'bed the studs in' for her!! Not sure it is really necessary but I recall reading it was recommended somewhere. The ride was actually OK, obviousl...
by SimonCelsa
28 Oct 2018, 10:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: snapped brake boss/pivot on fork
Replies: 34
Views: 904

Re: snapped brake boss/pivot on fork

Are you really sure that boss won't come out by unscrewing? Try tightening the bolt up, giving it a couple of sharp raps with a hammer, chisel/score off the paint where the boss penetrates the fork and try and unscrew using some decent mole/vice grips. I don't think pliers would afford good purchase...
by SimonCelsa
25 Oct 2018, 1:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Heads Up- 26" Winter Tyres @ reasonable price
Replies: 8
Views: 867

Heads Up- 26" Winter Tyres @ reasonable price

In readiness for winter & to keep the wheels rolling through the frosty mornings I recently received a pair of these from All Terrain Cycles: https://www.allterraincycles.co.uk/schwalbe-ice-spiker-mtb-tyre Look pretty good at that price with free next day delivery. Not much choice of sizes though!
by SimonCelsa
25 Oct 2018, 9:21am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Route Planner
Replies: 481
Views: 86410

Re: New Route Planner

I have recently noticed a mystery 1000 ft hill has appeared just off the Kessock bridge, Inverness. Southbound on NCN1. I thought we were well outside the ring of fire in the UK. Very strange, I was riding around there this morning and it all appeared flat. Anyone else notice any local discrepancies...
by SimonCelsa
19 Oct 2018, 5:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame ding - should I be concerned?
Replies: 19
Views: 947

Re: Frame ding - should I be concerned?

I'd say it's had it, death trap, steer well clear.
I'll give you £25 scrap value for it, delivered to my home address.
You'll look good in green nail polish.
by SimonCelsa
18 Oct 2018, 6:19pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Women's Round the World record attempt - Jenny Graham
Replies: 32
Views: 2547

Re: Women's Round the World record attempt - Jenny Graham

Yes, very well done. I'm trying to inspire one of the daughters to take up the challenge. Just less than 150 miles per day; should be achievable by most fit and determined women after some well structured training.
by SimonCelsa
18 Oct 2018, 9:05am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Women's Round the World record attempt - Jenny Graham
Replies: 32
Views: 2547

Re: Women's Round the World record attempt - Jenny Graham

I would imagine it's the same as doing a long audax every day, all the little gains add up and you just want to get to the end of the ride and get your head down. If crouching down into your aero bars improves your efficiency & gives you an extra 30 mins in your scratcher every day then they wil...
by SimonCelsa
18 Oct 2018, 5:20am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Women's Round the World record attempt - Jenny Graham
Replies: 32
Views: 2547

Re: Women's Round the World record attempt - Jenny Graham

It looks like she will be finishing today. The existing record stands at 144 days (I think) & thus she will be well within that.

Good effort!

http://trackleaders.com/jennyrtw18
by SimonCelsa
12 Oct 2018, 5:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Simmondsohn Tandems - Opinions Appreciated...
Replies: 23
Views: 773

Re: Simmondsohn Tandems - Opinions Appreciated...

You can sometimes pick up bargains on the tandem club site: https://tandem-club.org.uk/forSale

However most of these you'd have to collect locally which can be quite a faff.
by SimonCelsa
11 Oct 2018, 4:21pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Cargo Bike Conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 1293

Re: Cargo Bike Conversion

I fitted a Woosh XF07 front hub conversion http://wooshbikes.co.uk/?hubkits to a tandem & it gets up hills OK, not fast, but steady. All up weight around 180kg with the wife & little kiddie on board. I still put a fair bit of effort in myself but it will go up pretty much on it's own with th...