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by davefife
22 Jan 2013, 3:15pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: How much do you instructors get paid/expenses
Replies: 25
Views: 151870

Re: How much do you instructors get paid/expenses

I hear what your saying there pjclinch, but I have long argued to Cycling Scotland and Government that if CAPS is to be realised they need to professionalise training, its the only way local authorities will role training out beyond the schools that: have school leadership that wants it; have enthus...
by davefife
21 Jan 2013, 9:21am
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: How much do you instructors get paid/expenses
Replies: 25
Views: 151870

Re: How much do you instructors get paid/expenses

paid :!: in Scotland we are all volunteers. I train about 150 kids/year to level 2, via local primary schools. As a bike mechanic/pro trainer I train about 10 adults a year for £35/hour and about another 10 via a local sustrans initiative for the same rate. Cycling Scotland who administer the policy...
by davefife
19 Jan 2013, 3:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spoke length and tension advice
Replies: 10
Views: 737

Re: Spoke length and tension advice

longer nipples allow more "range of adjustment", which means that they can cope with shorter spokes which essentially are the incorrect length. To avoid this measure your hub and rim accurately, dont automatically trust others measurements; check length on 3 different spoke calculators, me...
by davefife
19 Jan 2013, 3:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Who stocks Ambrosio rims?
Replies: 39
Views: 4271

Re: Who stocks Ambrosio rims?

I still don't know what to do................. JonhW, you should speak to your wheelbuilder who will discuss what cycling you do, where, how far, what weight you are, what you carry, what brake blocks you use, etc etc also your previous experience with Mavic, which seems to echo other soundings in ...
by davefife
17 Jan 2013, 9:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spoke length and tension advice
Replies: 10
Views: 737

Re: Spoke length and tension advice

the 2 lengths you calculated for the rear; one is for the drive side (the shorter length) this helps you build in dish from the start, also always turn in the same tension on all spokes till you get the slack out of them, keep it uniform and when truing turn no more than half turn at a time, always ...
by davefife
17 Jan 2013, 8:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Who stocks Ambrosio rims?
Replies: 39
Views: 4271

Re: Who stocks Ambrosio rims?

what an excellent (excellence!) post from Paul Smith :D cheers for that. Always like tales from the trade stuff. I also build wheels for a living and mavic v's ambrosio is evens stevens for me as well. I always see to end up playing the Italian heritage though for customers decision making! RSI stil...