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by series3safari
3 Nov 2013, 8:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26mm bar in 26.4mm clamp?
Replies: 6
Views: 3088

Re: 26mm bar in 26.4mm clamp?

I am using a home made shim on a modern ahead stem to clamp undersized bars, but I erred and used a section of a Victoria Biscuit tin which turns out not to be aluminium nor is it anything stainless either. As a result, my bars have a brown section in the middle, making my bodge rather obvious to an...
by series3safari
29 Oct 2013, 12:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bob Jackson vs Surly LHT vs Thorn Club Tour vs?
Replies: 48
Views: 8503

Re: Bob Jackson vs Surly LHT vs Thorn Club Tour vs?

I have experience of two of the three bikes mentioned. I had a LHT 60cm, which was a nice bike, well kitted out for the money, but too long, so i swapped the frame for a 58cm, still too long, so i bought a second hand Thorn Club Tour, 570S, it has been great. Bought it second hand, as I do all my bi...
by series3safari
27 Aug 2013, 9:51pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Accomodation and bike security....
Replies: 42
Views: 41158

Re: Accomodation and bike security....

We lived in the lovely village of Cromarty (north of Inverness on the Balck Isle) in the mid 90s, and locked the front door (which was right on the street as with most houses there) only rarely. Apologies about being off topic, though if you deploy that Cromarty to Nigg ferry then Cromarty is very m...
by series3safari
25 Aug 2013, 8:58pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Accomodation and bike security....
Replies: 42
Views: 41158

Re: Accomodation and bike security....

Although I haven't done lejog, my work often takes me to the far north (sadly in the car, though occasionally with a bike on the roof for an evening spin) where I stay in a very nice B&B in Thurso. I was there on Thursday and noticed that the proprietor had put two lejoggers' bikes in the hall, ...
by series3safari
2 Jan 2013, 11:50am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotrail bargain berths
Replies: 9
Views: 2255

Re: Scotrail bargain berths

Re booking a bike on a train, I have found that phoning Scotrail on this number tends to put you through to some really helpful people who take bike bookings over the phone. 0845 601 5929

Clive
by series3safari
14 Oct 2012, 8:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Socket head bolts sizing query
Replies: 5
Views: 836

Socket head bolts sizing query

Forgive the dimness of this question, but would someone be kind enough to tell me what size the socket head bolts are on most bike parts. I would like to know the size (M?) of the bolts that screw into the frame to secure the mudguards, rack, water bottle holders etc. And then, can you also tell wha...
by series3safari
8 Oct 2012, 2:19pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Posting photo's?
Replies: 11
Views: 31009

Re: Posting photo's?

Here's my low tech tip. Take the photo on something like an iPhone. Email the photo to yourself. When it sends, you have the option to send at a reduced size. Choose a size that is less 250kb (?) and send. Then the photo that arrives in your inbox is small enough to be posted here. Appreciate one ne...
by series3safari
14 Jul 2012, 4:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: XTR Freehub replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 1537

Re: XTR Freehub replacement

Thank you for this tremendous response. It is indeed a 9 speed. I have reviewed the compatibly charts, but sadly do not understand how they work. So the question is, should I bid for the FH M900 hub that is on ebay and ends in an hour or so? Though in reality sending to Brucey sounds like a good bet...
by series3safari
14 Jul 2012, 9:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: XTR Freehub replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 1537

XTR Freehub replacement

I have a rather lovely rear wheel with a Shimano XTR FH M960 hub. The freehub is making a nasty grating noise. My LBS says that the freehub needs replaced (cost of part £120, though I see they are a little cheaper on the internet, but would probably use the LBS as a matter of principle) but it is us...
by series3safari
24 Apr 2012, 1:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Target Wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 1135

Re: Target Wheels

Thank you for all those thoughts. Actually the ad says they cost the vendor £200 new (I assume including the tyres) and that he is asking for £125. As I live in the north of Scotland, it is rare to see an ad for 27" wheels locally (in this case very local) so seemed worth a look. I think even £...
by series3safari
24 Apr 2012, 8:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Target Wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 1135

Re: Target Wheels

Thanks. I see the website but still wonder why they are not better known if they are as they say, top people in the world of wheel building. Any one actually bought their product? Clive
by series3safari
21 Apr 2012, 9:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Target Wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 1135

Target Wheels

I am renewing quite a lot of parts on my old touring bike from 1984 and I need some 27 inch wheels. I have seen a pair of almost new "Target Wheels" advertised locally for sale. I have never heard of these. Has anyone else? The ad says they cost £200 and come with new tyres. And a 6 speed ...
by series3safari
19 Feb 2012, 8:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Karrimor Panniers Any Good?
Replies: 10
Views: 1415

Re: Karrimor Panniers Any Good?

I too have these. Tho mine are the larger ones with an elasticated bit along the edge of the lid I like them. In fact I have two pairs. One with handy quick release straps for opening, and one pair with the thread through the metal loop straps for closing them up. I have this latter arrangement on m...
by series3safari
18 Feb 2012, 9:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Short Ahead Stem
Replies: 27
Views: 1759

Re: Short Ahead Stem

Thank you one and all. In the end I ordered this one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Planet-X-X-Force-stem-Handlebar-stems-4-bolt-silver-/160632254093?pt=UK_sportsleisure_cycling_bikeparts_SR&var=&hash=item6b1bce4c00 that Tony pointed out to me (see thread in "Wanted" section. Thanks to ...