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by Dave855
28 Nov 2019, 8:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: My Touring / Expedition Bike Conversion - Dawes Sardar - VIDEO
Replies: 18
Views: 1036

Re: My Touring / Expedition Bike Conversion - Dawes Sardar - VIDEO

Cheers all. Francovendee - thanks for the comment. I'm just playing around with making videos really - I'll probably make and post a few more about the gear I use etc because I enjoy doing it and it's interesting to hear other people's take on things. With regards your question about cost, it's hard...
by Dave855
25 Nov 2019, 8:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: My Touring / Expedition Bike Conversion - Dawes Sardar - VIDEO
Replies: 18
Views: 1036

Re: My Touring / Expedition Bike Conversion - Dawes Sardar - VIDEO

Thanks for all the feedback. Horizon, I agree they really missed a trick by cutting the steerer down so short-it's a real shame as it creates such a limiting factor. This is made worse by the 1" headset which means you can't just buy some new forks (I thought about fitting the forks from a Surl...
by Dave855
24 Nov 2019, 5:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: My Touring / Expedition Bike Conversion - Dawes Sardar - VIDEO
Replies: 18
Views: 1036

Re: My Touring / Expedition Bike - Video

Cheers Colin - let me know what you think! nsew - thanks for the feedback. This is just the setup that works for me and much of it was a compromise. I agree, the bike will be weaker due to the handlebar adjustments but it was worth it to me to have the handlebars level with the seat rather than a co...
by Dave855
23 Nov 2019, 7:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: My Touring / Expedition Bike Conversion - Dawes Sardar - VIDEO
Replies: 18
Views: 1036

My Touring / Expedition Bike Conversion - Dawes Sardar - VIDEO

Hi all Was a bit bored last weekend and thought I'd make a video about my bike.....why not?! y4wuu09J_4g I've butchered the original bike and made it into a machine that works for me. Since many of the mods I made were inspired by posts on this forum, I thought I would post the video here in case it...
by Dave855
6 Mar 2018, 3:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How do I wire this front derailleur?
Replies: 9
Views: 607

Re: How do I wire this front derailleur?

Fantastic advice as ever, thanks all.

I just thought it didn't look right, but will cut the cable just beyond the hex bolt as suggested
by Dave855
4 Mar 2018, 6:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How do I wire this front derailleur?
Replies: 9
Views: 607

How do I wire this front derailleur?

I'm sure this is really simple but the more I look at it, the more I get confused.

Can anyone tell me how to route the gear cable (top pull) on this thing (I expect I've done it wrong)?

Thanks very much, Dave
by Dave855
2 Jun 2017, 2:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: My first wheel build....one year later
Replies: 6
Views: 2561

Re: My first wheel build....one year later

Brucey, thank you so much for the insight and for putting my mind at rest that my rim isn't going to give way beneath me on a fast descent whilst fully loaded. I was convinced I had gone wrong somewhere in the building process but if it's most likely just corrosion from winter salt, I'll happily put...
by Dave855
2 Jun 2017, 12:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: My first wheel build....one year later
Replies: 6
Views: 2561

My first wheel build....one year later

Just over a year ago, with help of the kind people on this forum and instruction from the 'Wheel building Pro' book, I proudly built my first pair of wheels. I've been riding on them ever since including some fully loaded tours and they've remained completely true. However, whilst inflating my rear ...
by Dave855
9 Sep 2016, 6:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Long Haul Trucker-sizing with straight bars
Replies: 15
Views: 2658

Re: Long Haul Trucker-sizing with straight bars

Apologies for the delayed response. I've been playing around with my current bike (Dawes Sardar) to try and get a better fit. This has involved fitting a steerer tube extender, replacing the 100mm riser stem with a 130mm adjustable stem and fitting a seat post with more layback. The improvement to c...
by Dave855
31 Aug 2016, 10:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Long Haul Trucker-sizing with straight bars
Replies: 15
Views: 2658

Re: Long Haul Trucker-sizing with straight bars

Thanks for all the advice and offers of test rides. I'll be honest, I 'm still struggling to make my mind up. My inseam of 91cm seems quite long for somebody of my height-presumably a knock on effect of this will mean that I also have a relatively short reach (seems reasonable to assume this, given ...
by Dave855
30 Aug 2016, 8:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Long Haul Trucker-sizing with straight bars
Replies: 15
Views: 2658

Long Haul Trucker-sizing with straight bars

Hi all- hoping for some knowledgeable advice from some Surly Long Haul Trucker riders- particularly those using straight bars. Or from anybody with a good understanding of the LHT frame geometry. I'm looking to build a new bike using the LHT frameset (26" wheels) and trying to establish which f...
by Dave855
18 Mar 2016, 8:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Battery recommendations (dynamo charging)
Replies: 41
Views: 3996

Re: Battery recommendations (dynamo charging)

Rob-I went for the E Werk for a number of reasons (price, non integrated USB, ability to adjust the current) but I don't think there is much between the E Werk and the Sinewave products. I've mounted the E Werk under my stem and I'll be keeping the cache battery in my handlebar bag. The Portapow bat...
by Dave855
7 Mar 2016, 8:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Battery recommendations (dynamo charging)
Replies: 41
Views: 3996

Re: Battery recommendations (dynamo charging)

Bikes4two- I've received a lot of great advice on the subject and have decided on using an E Werk combined with a Portapow battery pack that supports trickle charging. I'll be using a Son 28 dynamo. I haven't tested it all out yet but that's the plan.

Dave
by Dave855
21 Feb 2016, 10:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Battery recommendations (dynamo charging)
Replies: 41
Views: 3996

Re: Battery recommendations (dynamo charging)

Thanks for your thoughts- I have trawled through all the old threads with similar content but I'm struggling to find a straight answer to this question.... Can the E Werk be utilised to harvest more power from a dynamo hub than other USB based chargers such as the Sinewave Revolution/Reactor, specif...
by Dave855
19 Feb 2016, 8:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Battery recommendations (dynamo charging)
Replies: 41
Views: 3996

Re: Battery recommendations (dynamo charging)

I'm planning to use a Sinewave charger (although I haven't bought it yet) rather than an E Werk. I was seriously considering the E Werk but decided I probably wouldn't make use of the different settings as most gadgets (including cache batteries) seem to readily charge from a USB socket. Am I missin...