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by mig
24 Apr 2018, 3:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: luggage weight
Replies: 12
Views: 265

Re: luggage weight

a small carradice saddle bag and frame Which bag is it? I'm wondering why one would need a frame for a small bag? 'super audax c' with the little frame/support that matches it. it doesn't sway as i've lashed it down. it's that the resistance feels odd in those two circumstances. i'm quite pleased w...
by mig
24 Apr 2018, 12:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: luggage weight
Replies: 12
Views: 265

Re: luggage weight

whenever the bike is swaying from side to side you will feel the weight of the saddlebag as a different sensation through the handlebars. This is especially evident when 'honking', but you will get used to it/adapt your technique, provided the saddlebag isn't free to flop about. In extremis I have ...
by mig
24 Apr 2018, 12:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: luggage weight
Replies: 12
Views: 265

Re: luggage weight

By carrying luggage in a saddlebag you are shifting the bike's centre of gravity to the rear; naturally it will tend to drag you back when going uphill. You should use a bar bag, by shifting the c.o.g. to the front, this will pull you forwards, up the hill. :D have just brown taped it on the front ...
by mig
24 Apr 2018, 10:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: luggage weight
Replies: 12
Views: 265

luggage weight

as a commuter of some 20+ years i've always used a messenger type bag to carry clothes, food etc to work. after an extended time off the bike i got back to regular commutes in february but found that my lower back felt different and the bag felt heavy on it. so i bought a small carradice saddle bag ...
by mig
23 Apr 2018, 11:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Supercommuter?
Replies: 85
Views: 14711

Re: Supercommuter?

could the cycle industry supply a bike this this? if so what would they charge?

nb i read a 'review' of the latest colnago over the weekend. £10,000+. really?
by mig
23 Apr 2018, 10:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Any ideas what is up with my wheelset? Giant PA-2
Replies: 18
Views: 472

Re: Any ideas what is up with my wheelset? Giant PA-2

what are they like inside the rim?
by mig
20 Apr 2018, 10:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Supercommuter?
Replies: 85
Views: 14711

Re: Supercommuter?

has any more grease gone into the BB? or waxoyl into the frame?
by mig
19 Apr 2018, 9:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Classic Frame Builder Wanted
Replies: 33
Views: 1218

Re: Classic Frame Builder Wanted

i'd say brian rourke but for real classic british definitely mercian cycles in derby.

not cheap though but you gets what you pay for.
by mig
18 Apr 2018, 12:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Trek?
Replies: 11
Views: 504

Re: Which Trek?

The riveted-on front derailleur hanger will only descend enough to accommodate a 50t big ring. I would like a 48 or even a 46 but this leaves too big a gap between the ring and the derailleur cage. Stupidly, the front derailleur will ascend to accommodate a 55t big ring........ Cugel Yes, i noticed...
by mig
18 Apr 2018, 9:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: what are these called and where to get them?
Replies: 17
Views: 625

Re: what are these called and where to get them?

they are of different lengths to accomodate single or multiple chainrings.

that pic is of a single chainring set up.
by mig
12 Apr 2018, 4:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: retiring innertubes
Replies: 8
Views: 578

retiring innertubes

do innertubes degrade with time, heat and cold? i've had a pair in the wheels of a racy-ish 531 bike inside 23c tyres for maybe 4 years. they only get used in the spring and summer then the bike is stored dry in a shed over the winter kept at a middling pressure. the tyres are 90% shot so i'm going ...
by mig
12 Apr 2018, 3:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo 12 speed
Replies: 73
Views: 3045

Re: Campagnolo 12 speed

If Campag no longer have much OEM sales then it's probably time to think of the Big Two not Three, with Campag falling into the position of a larger version of eg Hope. Though Hope still make virtually all their own products in Yorkshire, whereas Campagnolo make a lot of stuff in Romania now. In fa...
by mig
11 Apr 2018, 1:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo 12 speed
Replies: 73
Views: 3045

Re: Campagnolo 12 spped

what price is this chain i wonder?
by mig
10 Apr 2018, 3:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo 12 speed
Replies: 73
Views: 3045

Re: Campagnolo 12 spped

i wonder what they will claim are the benefits.

re. 8 speed campagnolo. it's nigh on impossible to gear a rear derailleur or spares now isn't it? cassettes aren't cheap either.
by mig
9 Apr 2018, 12:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano deletes Ultegra and 105 triples?
Replies: 45
Views: 1689

Re: Shimano deletes Ultegra and 105 triples?

horizon wrote:
Mick F wrote:
horizon wrote:What I read is that doubles are on the way out.
Not read that myself, but it doesn't surprise me in the slightest.




http://road.cc/content/feature/231660-f ... road-bikes


that link mentions a 9t-32t cassette. 9? isn't that just bonkers?