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by Vantage
14 Nov 2020, 10:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Extra bit of front mudguard?
Replies: 44
Views: 1694

Re: Extra bit of front mudguard?

Just thinking .................. Why don't mudguards extend down to road-level on both wheels? Why do they stop ........... rear at the BB bridge and the far end rear of the bike ................ and front at above BB height and less than a foot beyond the forks? Clearance mostly I think. With the ...
by Vantage
14 Nov 2020, 3:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Extra bit of front mudguard?
Replies: 44
Views: 1694

Re: Extra bit of front mudguard?

Well, thank you R2! :D I wonder if it's possible to buy just rear mudguards? Seems a waste to buy two (normal) pairs, as no-one would want two front mudguards ....................... or would they? :wink: Nidderdale Cycles* of ebay used to sell job lots of 15 rear sks lookalike rear mudguards in 70...
by Vantage
14 Nov 2020, 11:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Extra bit of front mudguard?
Replies: 44
Views: 1694

Re: Extra bit of front mudguard?

Mick F wrote:Rear mudguard at the front! :D
Wonderful idea!


Reohn2's idea :D
by Vantage
14 Nov 2020, 11:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Extra bit of front mudguard?
Replies: 44
Views: 1694

Re: Extra bit of front mudguard?

Two options I and at least one other member here used. First is to bolt/rivet an extra length of mudguard to the front of the current mudguard. Second is to use a rear mudguard on the front. Both options may very well require the use of another set of mudguard stays to keep it in line. We did it for...
by Vantage
13 Nov 2020, 3:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Spa Tourer v Spa Wayfarer
Replies: 49
Views: 2491

Re: Spa Tourer v Spa Wayfarer

Re the tyres. I found a few 26" models out there at the time and settled on Schwalbe City Jets for road riding and Schwalbe Landcruisers for off road riding. Prior to the Touring I'd been running Hyper Voyagers on my Dawes Vantage and wanted something similar. The only tyre that came close was ...
by Vantage
13 Nov 2020, 10:59am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Spa Tourer v Spa Wayfarer
Replies: 49
Views: 2491

Re: Spa Tourer v Spa Wayfarer

I'm in the unique position of having owned both bikes, the Tourer 26" wheeled version previously and currently riding the Wayfarer short top tube. I've not read every single post so apologies if I make a previously made point. The short top tube Wayfarer does indeed have both disc and canti/V b...
by Vantage
10 Nov 2020, 1:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SP PD8 dynamo hub connectors
Replies: 10
Views: 425

Re: SP PD8 dynamo hub connectors

I have acquired one of the above. It doesn't feel "right" compared with a normal hub. A bit lumpy. Is it knackered or is this to be expected? Also it's missing the connectors to the wiring. Are those in the link below correct. They are the same as the main shops such as SJSC or Spa offer ...
by Vantage
7 Nov 2020, 11:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frozen Hands - Electric Gloves ???
Replies: 32
Views: 1302

Re: Frozen Hands - Electric Gloves ???

I have the Aldi ones too. Absolute rubbish.
Ski gloves and my hands are sweating they're so warm.
by Vantage
22 Oct 2020, 4:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Tourer as a gravel bike?
Replies: 36
Views: 1741

Re: Spa Tourer as a gravel bike?

It's fair to say the only terrain my Spa Wayfarer has failed to cope with were a direct result of my fear to push its limits. I don't bounce off rocks as well as I did when I was younger and stupider/braver.

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by Vantage
20 Oct 2020, 8:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: QR position on new Disc bike
Replies: 10
Views: 556

Re: QR position on new Disc bike

Hi I knew I'd read something about this and checking today it turns out there have been cases when the skewer has come loose and got caught in the disc. Should I be worried about this?? This is the bit that caught my attention. No skewer should be working loose. If that happens, the lever part bein...
by Vantage
13 Oct 2020, 10:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Turbo Trainer Tyres - Any Benefit over Road Tyres ?
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: Turbo Trainer Tyres - Any Benefit over Road Tyres ?

I noticed my rear tyre developed small tears on the treaded surface and bits of rubber sticking to the couch from a short (20 min) session on the turbo.
The turbos been in hibernation since.
by Vantage
9 Oct 2020, 3:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alternative to Deda Piega bars
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: Alternative to Deda Piega bars

I'm not too sure about the short reach requirement, but I went from an RHM01 to a Speciale without too much trouble. http://www.dedaelementi.com/en/speciale-26/
by Vantage
6 Oct 2020, 4:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ryde Sputnik 700c shrader valve
Replies: 22
Views: 734

Re: Ryde Sputnik 700c shrader valve

I think all Sputniks come drilled for schraeder valves. I'm on my 3rd such wheelset. Never been an issue and I do use it offroad rather alot.
Reducer spacer thingybobs are available to stop the presta valve wobbling about. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07F6Z3M8X/ ... FFb8PMW2VM
by Vantage
4 Oct 2020, 4:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flashing rear light for daylight use
Replies: 35
Views: 1211

Re: Flashing rear light for daylight use

It doesn't flash, but I have the dynamo powered version of this light and my other half says it's one of the brightest rear lights she's seen.

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/lighting/bu ... ear-light/
by Vantage
24 Sep 2020, 10:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sand the finish off steerer to help install crown race?
Replies: 20
Views: 675

Re: Sand the finish off steerer to help install crown race?

Save yourself a load of trouble and ditch the terious. Those things are terrible. It's almost impossible to get the right amount of pressure on them for smooth steering and even when it is done they're rough as a cheese grater and prone to debris getting past the seals. If you do stick with it, I go...