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by Vantage
12 Oct 2019, 10:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...the best UK place to live for cycling
Replies: 95
Views: 3083

Re: ...the best UK place to live for cycling

Bolton.













Just kidding! :lol:
by Vantage
9 Oct 2019, 8:54am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Intentionally struck by vehicle - what recourse?
Replies: 17
Views: 1039

Re: Intentionally struck by vehicle - what recourse?

You should have fallen from your bike and prostrated yourself in the middle of the road screaming in pain. Then dialled 999 for an ambulance . NO! There is no excuse for falsely calling for am ambulance. Ever. They're stretched enough as it is and making them attend a situation where they are not n...
by Vantage
7 Oct 2019, 2:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: BikeHikeUK down again.
Replies: 22
Views: 773

Re: BikeHikeUK down again.

I used to use bike route toaster. Then it went pear shaped. Then I went to bikebike. Then it went pear shaped. Ridewithgps and strava route planning is a royal pita so can't be bothered with those. I now favour a mix of cycle.travel and GPSies which works for me. I'll use CT to find a route from A t...
by Vantage
6 Oct 2019, 1:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Round the world(not me)
Replies: 34
Views: 936

Re: Round the world(not me)

I'm guessing cost for one, they're expensive from what I understand. Some would argue the case for a rohloff because of their reliability, but if it were to go pear shaped in some far off uncivilised land (like England) how does one fix it? The humble derailleur has been reliably changing gears for ...
by Vantage
6 Oct 2019, 10:16am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Round the world(not me)
Replies: 34
Views: 936

Re: Round the world(not me)

I started watching them last night. Brill stuff!
by Vantage
5 Oct 2019, 4:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "Gusset" under downtube
Replies: 67
Views: 2011

Re: "Gusset" under downtube

A picture would be good. I’ve never seen this before. I note people seem to recognise it, but are you sure it’s not a repair to a front end shunt? I'm with David. We get lots of pictures of the bl**din obvious on the forum, how about one of the relatively obscure. Please. Not a repair from a shunt....
by Vantage
5 Oct 2019, 4:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "Gusset" under downtube
Replies: 67
Views: 2011

Re: "Gusset" under downtube

The lug requested...

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I personally wouldn't remove it.
As suggested up-thread, I'd fill it with silicon or some other gooey stuff that dries hard.
If it all went pear-shaped during its removal then you'll have bollo**d up a perfectly good frame.
by Vantage
28 Sep 2019, 5:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: how tall this rack is?
Replies: 3
Views: 391

how tall this rack is?

I've ordered an alloy Tortec Epic for my bike but I worry that it's going to look stupidly tall. SJS answered a query from a customer saying that from centre fixing bolt to the underside of the top rail is 370mm. I have a suspicion that this is incorrect looking at online images of it as my current ...
by Vantage
26 Sep 2019, 10:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...what the best frame material is?
Replies: 15
Views: 813

Re: ...what the best frame material is?

Best for what is the question.
Mountain biking? Road racing? Touring? Leisure use?
I'm sure different bike types will use different materials (leaving aside geometries) for their intended purposes.
I think if there was to be a jack of all trades it would imo be titanium. Light, strong, compliant.
by Vantage
24 Sep 2019, 9:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why many rear racks no longer triangulated?
Replies: 54
Views: 2137

Re: Why many rear racks no longer triangulated?

Isn't that what I said? I read what you said as meaning that struts angled in to a narrow top counted as triangulated, whilst vertical struts up to a wide top didn't. Aaaaah I see what you mean from that tubus drawing. That to me with the one piece strut would be more triangulated than my view of t...
by Vantage
18 Sep 2019, 7:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why many rear racks no longer triangulated?
Replies: 54
Views: 2137

Re: Why many rear racks no longer triangulated?

As network man already stated, if you look at a rack from behind as its fitted to the bike, you'll see the struts either go straight up at 90° which isn't triangulated, or they'll go up at an angle towards each other which is triangulated. big_ae3eff7a-3a77-4dc7-88fa-40261a4358e3.jpg 61ozsXYTX9L._SL...
by Vantage
17 Sep 2019, 4:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why many rear racks no longer triangulated?
Replies: 54
Views: 2137

Re: Why many rear racks no longer triangulated?

My bikes frame flexes more when loaded than my non triangulated rack. It's a fairly beefy Ibera thing and is strong enough for me to sit on (I've done it) but it's as square as spongebob squarepants. The problem with triangulating a rack is that it results in a narrower top. If you don't use that bi...
by Vantage
16 Sep 2019, 4:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...how to stop decals peeling off
Replies: 15
Views: 657

Re: ...how to stop peeling

They look too nice for that sort of vandalism :P
by Vantage
16 Sep 2019, 1:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...how to stop decals peeling off
Replies: 15
Views: 657

Re: ...how to stop peeling

I doubt I'd get them on straight..... …..I'm liking PH's idea for painting on with a stencil..... …. My painting skills leave much to be desired. slightly confused by this; IME using a stencil is more difficult than applying stickers, and the result is if anything more easily damaged by scratching....