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by mig
4 Dec 2019, 11:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Supercommuter?
Replies: 112
Views: 20338

Re: Supercommuter?

i feel that there really needs to be a fixed version of the super commuter. pompino type frame, big clearances, simple hubs, great lights.
by mig
4 Dec 2019, 11:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixie: Why? Why not?
Replies: 100
Views: 5181

Re: Fixie: Why? Why not?

I've been riding a fixed for not far short of 40 years now, but I recently learned new stuff about it. I emigrated to the south of France 6 years ago to a fairly hilly place. I'd intended to sell my fixed bike, but was too busy - was rather annoyed when it was the first thing off the removal van. S...
by mig
21 Nov 2019, 10:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixie: Why? Why not?
Replies: 100
Views: 5181

Re: Fixie: Why? Why not?

I find that I'm more consistent speed wise on fixed than running gears. Also that I'm better riding into the wind.
by mig
19 Nov 2019, 10:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Thirty Years with a Sturmey Gear.
Replies: 74
Views: 6983

Re: Thirty Years with a Sturmey Gear.

Oh no ! Any original receipts.? :wink:
by mig
14 Nov 2019, 10:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Kinotrope
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: Kinotrope

i can appreciate it from one angle but i actually don't like it. i prefer a bike to be uncluttered and meant for a practical use.
by mig
9 Nov 2019, 10:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixie: Why? Why not?
Replies: 100
Views: 5181

Re: Fixie: Why?

'sovus' cheapos from 25 years ago. drilled and i squirt some decent grease in them every so often. they've done mega miles and are still okay. have seen some flood water action in recent days and shrug it off. they're not going to feature on the new olympic spec gb track bike but ...hey :wink: ps wh...
by mig
9 Nov 2019, 10:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre wear - mileages
Replies: 30
Views: 746

Re: Tyre wear - mileages

i feel that a smaller wheel accelerates more easily for a given effort and would scrub more with that change in speed. pure observation only also makes me think that riders have a 'choppier' action on small wheeled bicycles. they seem to move up and down more and i equate that movement with more fle...
by mig
9 Nov 2019, 4:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre wear - mileages
Replies: 30
Views: 746

Re: Tyre wear - mileages

you're smoother on the mercian.
by mig
4 Nov 2019, 10:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixie: Why? Why not?
Replies: 100
Views: 5181

Re: Fixie: Why?

didn't a track kilo rider have some sort of two sprocket system?

IIRC one was a little loose and, as the bike accelerated, the chain dropped down to a smaller sprocket. not sure what happened to chain tension though!

i'll see if i can find some info somewhere.
by mig
30 Oct 2019, 10:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixie: Why? Why not?
Replies: 100
Views: 5181

Re: Fixie: Why?

I used to use a fixed wheel on my bike each and every winter to save the expensive geared transmission from the corrosive grime of winter roads. I used a 54” gear because of a desire to get up some pretty steep hills without falling off; it taught me how to spin which is probably how I can still ke...
by mig
25 Oct 2019, 10:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Winter commute tyres
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: Winter commute tyres

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZaWyNLMUZg

if your frame has clearance for these then they're really good.
by mig
25 Oct 2019, 3:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New chainring. How muuuuuch...?...!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 1240

Re: New chainring. How muuuuuch...?...!!!

scottg wrote:I don't think the CTC membership is the target market of Campagnolo. :)

TA X112 & X145 for Campagnolo Carbone 4 bolt Cranksets
outer rings for $88 and inners for $50


who is? and why?
by mig
23 Oct 2019, 11:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hand built wheels.
Replies: 19
Views: 1126

Re: Hand built wheels.

not all 36 spoke wheels are the same. build quality? hub,rim & spoke combinations? good choices here will make a very reliable wheel. bad choices won't. i use 32 spoke wheels lots & could probably get away with using wheels with fewer spokes. then again on those bikes i'm merely now having a...
by mig
17 Oct 2019, 11:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Small wheel blowouts - options?
Replies: 98
Views: 2697

Re: Small wheel blowouts - options?

riding fixed would provide a solution. a touch of gentle back pressure every now and again would slow the bike easily down the tourmalet :wink: