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by Norman H
16 Jan 2021, 8:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Updating an old bike
Replies: 25
Views: 848

Re: Updating an old bike

That's a very nice bike. I imagine it would be a joy to ride as it is but a sympathetic restoration could turn it into something quite special.

The listing states Mavic MA40 rims so that seems to confirm it's 700c.
by Norman H
16 Jan 2021, 12:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Updating an old bike
Replies: 25
Views: 848

Re: Updating an old bike

The main problem will likely be the conversion to 700c, and much will depend on the exact location of the cantilever bosses. You could consider repositioning them, along with any other frame alterations that you might care to make. This is unlikely to be the cheapest option, especially if you are go...
by Norman H
11 Jan 2021, 10:16am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Where do I start please
Replies: 15
Views: 1123

Re: Where do I start please

The CTC/CUK End to End pack has some useful information, including a YH route.

It's also available with a single mouse click if you follow the handy link in Paulatic's post here.
by Norman H
19 Dec 2020, 9:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Path/GPX animation
Replies: 15
Views: 678

Re: Path/GPX animation

Sorry, I should have read to the end of your post. Is this for your own personal satisfaction or are you hoping to share the results on line? Mapping software packages such as Memory Map allow 3D viewing of maps, and also 3D Fly-throughs of routes and tracks. In theory you can use your own scanned m...
by Norman H
18 Dec 2020, 10:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Path/GPX animation
Replies: 15
Views: 678

Re: Path/GPX animation

Is this the sort of thing you're looking for?
by Norman H
9 Dec 2020, 7:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tubus Luna rack spares?
Replies: 13
Views: 403

Re: Tubus Luna rack spares?

I have a Tubus Luna rack and the strut is nominally 8mm OD (measured 7.95mm OD) The internal diameter of the tubing into which it fits is around 8.3mm.Tubus Roundstays are avaialable in various lengths.
by Norman H
18 Nov 2020, 7:45pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JogLe - oldest man to do LeJog is back doing it the other wa
Replies: 34
Views: 19971

Re: JogLe - oldest man to do LeJog is back doing it the other wa

Chapeau! A remarkable chap and a remarkable achievement. Yes he not only cycled from Land's End to John-O'-Groats but he cycled to the start from his home in south Wales. He had planned to cycle home again from JOG but having begun his journey in mid August and endured the worst of storms Ellen and ...
by Norman H
4 Nov 2020, 2:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Comments on our May 2020 LEJOG route
Replies: 26
Views: 2122

Re: Comments on our May 2020 LEJOG route

It will depend on what time you aim to catch the ferry. On the 11th May 2021 HW Padstow is at 05:00 GMT and LW is at 11:30 GMT (add an hour for BST). More significantly you're about two days off spring tides with a daily range of around 5.5m. I would imagine you would be OK up to around half tide or...
by Norman H
27 Oct 2020, 7:53am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Giro d'Italia
Replies: 94
Views: 3516

Re: Giro d'Italia

On a similar theme a lot of wind tunnel testing goes into skin suit designs. As I understand it the holder of the Maglia Rosa is obliged to wear the skin suit provided by the organisers.
TGH may have been relieved that he didn't inherit the jersey at the end of stage 20.
by Norman H
24 Oct 2020, 4:26pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Giro d'Italia
Replies: 94
Views: 3516

Re: Giro d'Italia

With the GC this close TGH might now regret that he sat up early to celebrate last Sunday's stage win in Pinacavallo. If he'd sprinted through the finish he might have pinched an extra second or two.
by Norman H
23 Oct 2020, 1:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Oiling rollers? Request for advice
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: Oiling rollers? Request for advice

Further to Brucey's comments on rolling resistance, tyre pressures need to be at the top end of manufactures recommendations.
by Norman H
22 Oct 2020, 5:37pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Giro d'Italia
Replies: 94
Views: 3516

Re: Giro d'Italia

Fabulous stage today over the Stelvio. Brought on the shivers just to watch it and on the rivet right to the end. Best stage of the race so far. Yes, there was a big levelling up of the GC on today's stage. With more climbing to come on Saturday's Sestriere stage the final TT on Sunday could be ano...
by Norman H
12 Oct 2020, 11:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spoke magnet (for bike computer)?
Replies: 31
Views: 694

Re: Spoke magnet (for bike computer)?

I've always understood that the magnet that the OP has is designed for single spoke fixing. One side is for round spokes and the other side is for bladed spokes.
by Norman H
11 Oct 2020, 10:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stupid replaceable brake pads question
Replies: 8
Views: 547

Re: Stupid replaceable brake pads question

I can remove the old, insert the new, but how on earth are you meant to align the pads with the holes, and then push the pin through the pad and crimp the pin in to the holder without having 4 elbows and a head that's 3" wide to view the thing? The retaining pin should line up perfectly with t...