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by RRSODL
29 Nov 2020, 10:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Converting a Surly Troll to Disc Brakes
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: Converting a Surly Troll to Disc Brakes

I fitted disc brakes on my Ogre (troll's big brother) and I remember that the frame came with a braket to be used instead of the bracket supplied with the brakes, for the rear brake. I opted for BB7 and I have no regrets so far. I also opted for using an axle to make it easier aligning the rotor bet...
by RRSODL
18 Oct 2020, 11:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks B17 Versus their Flyer / 67
Replies: 21
Views: 810

Re: Brooks B17 Versus their Flyer / 67

Saddles are a very personal thing, having said that, I have owned all 3 saddles at one time or another. The B67 was my least favorite, too big, too bulky and I didn't like the leather particularly. B17 ( I had the special version with copper rivets) it was very nice and I regret selling it. Flyer, j...
by RRSODL
10 Sep 2020, 9:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cut Throat Razors
Replies: 35
Views: 926

Re: Cut Throat Razors

Surprising how different blades perform, I used a Parker 99R razor for years with Derby Extra blades, the odd nick every so often but nothing much. Treated myself to a Merkur futur and Derby Extra blades are terrible to use, Personna, Dorco, Wilkinson Sword aren't much better. Astra blades in the g...
by RRSODL
7 Sep 2020, 10:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cut Throat Razors
Replies: 35
Views: 926

Re: Cut Throat Razors

For some reason i got thinking of all the disposable razors ending in land fills I must have used during my life and wondered well what about a cut throat razor - not the silly ones that use separate blades but the real mcoy. I see Ebay you can still get them. SO any one here use one or have used o...
by RRSODL
9 Jul 2020, 3:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A new tourer (for a song)
Replies: 31
Views: 11908

Re: A new tourer (for a song)

Hi Matt, If its a Carrera Subway 2. That's the same bike I have. The only must haves are mudguards and a 'disc' rack and you are in business. The mudguards are easy to fit, you need to make a little plastic spacer on the forks, and use the brazed ons inside the rear stays at the back. I have done s...
by RRSODL
22 Feb 2020, 9:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo 10s groupset compatibility
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Re: Campagnolo 10s groupset compatibility

I guess the OP might want to go for the cheaper option but if he is doing up his bike then I have a brand new set of old style record shifters, similar to these Record Shifters but mine are non QS so they are compatible with non QS front derailleur and can drop multiple gears with one shift.
by RRSODL
14 Feb 2020, 10:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring tyre for a narrow rim
Replies: 54
Views: 2747

Re: Touring tyre for a narrow rim

I have Marathon Mondial 50mm on my Archetype rims. They have been good for light off road and pavement, I bought the same for my wife's bike. The best I found that copes with my needs ( road, gravel, sand, off road tracks )
by RRSODL
8 Feb 2020, 12:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Phillip Schofield announcement
Replies: 66
Views: 1764

Re: Phillip Schofield announcement

If Schofield is gay, he's gay and should just get on with it like he claims you are meant to. I suspect this was a well orchestrated coming out for maximum publicity and future wealth. It's every where now with acres of press coverage. I consider the show he is on is a channel for the self indulgen...
by RRSODL
7 Dec 2019, 6:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Good website
Replies: 4
Views: 660

Re: Good website

Me too, I've followed him for quite a while, he's definitely very different to all other touring cyclists I've seen, his choice of routes is crazy but that's exactly what I enjoy so much about his videos. If you want to see something different watch him crossing the Andes from Argentina to Chile or ...
by RRSODL
17 Sep 2019, 11:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 547807

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

I might be mis-understanding your post but I thought the Lib Dems were not saying they were going to revoke Article 50 now ('cos they can't) but that it was to be their policy for the coming General Election where they would hope to get a mandate. But given we elect MPs as our representatives to ma...
by RRSODL
17 Sep 2019, 10:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 547807

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Is there any point replying to this gibberish when you won't reply to questions? The Liberal Democrats are one of the few parties not offering a unicorn-pooping-rainbows Brexit, unlike the Conservatives, Labour, BxP and probably others. I agree that simply revoking won't be the end of it, but it co...
by RRSODL
17 Sep 2019, 8:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 547807

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

And where democracy falls in all this? Parliament has not mandate to revoke article 50. If the Liberal Democrats want to revoke article 50 then I'd say let them campaign for a revoke of article 50 on the next General Elections and if they win by overall majority then they would have a mandate to re...
by RRSODL
17 Sep 2019, 7:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 547807

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

The Fantasy that is the Liberal-Dems Is there any point replying to this gibberish when you won't reply to questions? The Liberal Democrats are one of the few parties not offering a unicorn-pooping-rainbows Brexit, unlike the Conservatives, Labour, BxP and probably others. I agree that simply revok...
by RRSODL
8 Sep 2019, 11:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Islabikes shifters?
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: Islabikes shifters?

No. 2 spawn is now zooming around on her sister’s cast-off Beinn 20L; only problem is that the shifter (7sp SRAM twister) is a bit stiff. Has the hive mind got any suggestions? I’ve considered swapping for a SRAM trigger but I had slightly… agricultural X9 on a previous bike and am unsure little ha...
by RRSODL
4 Sep 2019, 1:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Handwriting
Replies: 44
Views: 1519

Re: Handwriting

I'd say University ruined my handwriting but since then I've recovered my old handwriting and improved it in the last year or so. My sister and I exchange letters that we hand write, photograph and send by whatsapp. I purchased a couple of fountain pens and some writing paper, it relaxes me to put m...