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by mig
16 Sep 2019, 10:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: maximum rate of spin
Replies: 15
Views: 782

Re: maximum rate of spin

what's (watts?) with the big disparity in the 'power' column on the strava thing?
by mig
14 Sep 2019, 11:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: maximum rate of spin
Replies: 15
Views: 782

Re: maximum rate of spin

do the maximum rates drop off with wear, dirt and so forth in the bearings?
by mig
13 Sep 2019, 12:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: maximum rate of spin
Replies: 15
Views: 782

Re: maximum rate of spin

okay so i'm safe, bearings wise, to really bomb downhill on the work bike on the way home today? :wink:
by mig
13 Sep 2019, 10:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: maximum rate of spin
Replies: 15
Views: 782

maximum rate of spin

unusually for me this year i saw a little of yesterday's vuelta stage. late on in the day the riders were hurtling down a long slope and reaching a speed of 100kph as shown by a motorbike outrider's speedo. this got me thinking (unusually again) is there a maximum rate of spin for typical wheel bear...
by mig
12 Sep 2019, 12:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cars suddenly parking on the pavement without indicating thoughts.
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: Cars suddenly parking on the pavement without indicating thoughts.

there is a 300 metre or so stretch of my commute where i have to choose between riding in the door zone of a line of parked cars or bounce over a left hand tram track and ride along the middle of that. never a good time is had. have had a few cars slow up in that area and try to park as there is a n...
by mig
9 Sep 2019, 10:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carradice bagman dimensions
Replies: 12
Views: 745

Re: Carradice bagman dimensions

Jamesh wrote:As a student I carried a 30ft yacht mast on my bike for 10 miles
8x4 sheets of plywood too.
Walking obviously!

Cheers James


at the same time? that handlebar bag must have been stuffed :wink:
by mig
6 Sep 2019, 10:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Different wheels/rims same bike
Replies: 11
Views: 530

Re: Different wheels/rims same bike

i have done this the 'other' way around i.e a wider rim on the front. i did it on a fixed commuter that hammered the braking surfaces of lightweight front rims. changed it many years ago to one of the old mavic touring rims....were they all 'T' something.....with fairly thick braking surfaces. 28c t...
by mig
5 Sep 2019, 10:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The late Douglas Adams on technology
Replies: 28
Views: 1313

Re: The late Douglas Adams on technology

but your perception of things doesn't stay in those categories as time passes by. they change.
by mig
4 Sep 2019, 10:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rehook
Replies: 65
Views: 4943

Re: Rehook

ah...twig...yeah. but you need a 9 speed twig if your bike is thusly equipped and so forth. ain't so many 12 speed trees around these days. global warming etc
by mig
2 Sep 2019, 10:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Short bib shorts??
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Re: Short bib shorts??

used to be anything named 'pro' fit
by mig
30 Aug 2019, 2:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: long lasting front tyres
Replies: 3
Views: 353

long lasting front tyres

whilst studying a front rim last night (the evenings fly by) i realised that the tyre thereon had been in use since 2007. a vittoria green pave job 24c are they? you know the one. a quick bit of reckoning up and i'd estimate it has done 28,000 miles on either A road commuting or pennine hills.all on...
by mig
28 Aug 2019, 10:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Up-rating tyre question
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: Up-rating tyre question

continental gp 4 seasons
by mig
22 Aug 2019, 1:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Forks on backwards
Replies: 54
Views: 2200

Re: Forks on backwards

being known as the bloke who rides to work everyday i was once presented with a similar looking machine that a colleague has bought one summer to have a go at cycle commuting. she said she'd had some problems with it on the maiden voyage and could i have a look at it at lunchtime. i soon found that ...
by mig
22 Aug 2019, 9:52am
Forum: On the road
Topic: the right road at the right time
Replies: 35
Views: 1984

Re: the right road at the right time

... i saw two riders together inching up. they had lights but they weren't great ones. ahead of them another lady rider on her own with better lights but clearly struggling in the conditions. no rider was easy to see.... So lets get this straight. You claim to have had difficulty seeing them at all...