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by breakwellmz
23 Dec 2017, 9:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cutting down a quill stem's vertical height?
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Re: Cutting down a quill stem's vertical height?

I have a brand new Nitto Technomic NTC-225 stem. Unfortunately it's too tall for the 22½" frame it's intended for. How easy would it be to cut it down to 190mm using no more than B&D Workmate and a hacksaw? Given that it requires a ~ 45º angle cut? Anyone done it? How critical is the inter...
by breakwellmz
6 Dec 2017, 8:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 1 inch forks
Replies: 20
Views: 1206

Re: 1 inch forks

hi all while out on a ride today i had someone pull out on me (very nice lady gave me a lift home etc) which has twisted my the forks on my moser tk1 and as theres not much chance on finding replacement moser forks im left with a problem that im going to have to put carbon 1 inch forks on but that ...
by breakwellmz
29 Nov 2017, 9:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carradice competitor from Spa Cycles
Replies: 37
Views: 2549

Re: Carradice competitor from Spa Cycles

Perhaps they are made by these people?-
http://canvasman.co.uk/
by breakwellmz
24 Nov 2017, 12:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 3 speed expert needed
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Re: 3 speed expert needed

My son - for reasons I cannot fathom - rides and old Raleigh Roadster. The three speed seems to have lost a gear. Any experts out there? I have looked on you tube and dismantling one looks pretty straight forward. Do bits break/wear inside these hubs or will a good clean and some light oil get ever...
by breakwellmz
18 Nov 2017, 5:18pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Heaviest tent?
Replies: 61
Views: 3964

Re: Heaviest tent?

Sweep wrote:What's the heaviest tent any of you folks tour with?

And kind of related, does anyone solo tour with a 3 man tent?


Many years ago when a group of us set off to cycle to India my girlfriend and i carried a Vango Force 10 between us, that weighed about 8.5kilos!
by breakwellmz
14 Nov 2017, 8:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar Shock Absorption
Replies: 20
Views: 971

Re: Handlebar Shock Absorption

What a brilliant explanation 531Colin! :)
It has always seems counter intuitive to move a saddle back to take weight off the hands.
I assume core strength becomes more relevant the more extreme the `stretch`?
by breakwellmz
7 Nov 2017, 8:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lugged steel, sloping top tube, cantilevers.
Replies: 31
Views: 1454

Re: Lugged steel, sloping top tube, cantilevers.

Why would you have a lugged frame and a hideous (bone-jarring?) unicrown fork. Anybody seen a geo. table? ....I suspect the lugs are actually made at fairly standard angles for a horizontal top tube .....and have been "laid back" to get a bit of a slope. So the frame angles might be sensi...
by breakwellmz
6 Nov 2017, 8:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lugged steel, sloping top tube, cantilevers.
Replies: 31
Views: 1454

Lugged steel, sloping top tube, cantilevers.

To anyone looking for the above in a new bike i saw one of these the other day-
http://www.adventureoutdoor.co/mens/double-shot
by breakwellmz
4 Nov 2017, 8:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New Boris Bikes it seems become the Sadiq Sycle
Replies: 7
Views: 853

Re: New Boris Bikes it seems become the Sadiq Sycle

Quote-"On a similar note I was reading this about Japanese city/utility bikes which I thought made interesting reading,especially about the
steering geometry"

Zero trail!
Tops of the seat stays look flimsy-
by breakwellmz
2 Nov 2017, 4:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: HUMPERT Lay back seat post
Replies: 17
Views: 868

Re: HUMPERT Lay back seat post

I bought a Nitto Lugged seatpost (27.2mm dia, 40mm of setback) to go on my (74 degree seat tube) Raleigh.
I love the look of it as well-
by breakwellmz
23 Oct 2017, 9:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 32mm tyres on a 13.2mm (internal width) rim?
Replies: 14
Views: 1073

Re: 32mm tyres on a 13.2mm (internal width) rim?

I`ve just put a Vittoria Hyper 37/35(?) onto a front Mavic Module E2 (Green/red label) rimed (36h/LF hub) wheel which i want to put on my recently acquired Bridgestone. The tyre, inflated up to about 60psi measures in at just under 35mm width; what does anyone think of this combination, am i pushing...
by breakwellmz
21 Oct 2017, 1:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Avid Single Digit 7 V-brake recall
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: Avid Single Digit 7 V-brake recall

Three years of manufacture is an awful lot of brakes!
by breakwellmz
16 Oct 2017, 11:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: British Eagle Richmond; what steel?
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: British Eagle Richmond; what steel?

`Hi-tensile`i suppose then. As in another running subject ( https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=117623 ) The Giant is noticeably light when bare but has a heavier fork and stem (1 1/4" compared to 1") I also found it necessary to add a (quite `lumpy`)`suspension` seatpost t...
by breakwellmz
16 Oct 2017, 9:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: British Eagle Richmond; what steel?
Replies: 2
Views: 269

British Eagle Richmond; what steel?

I was gifted an identical model to this recently- It actually rides quite nicely (I`ve been mainly riding an oversized aluminium framed Giant hybrid for some time by comparison) Seatpost dia is 25.4 (1"), top and seat tubes both 1 1/8". Is this likely to be plain gauge CrMo 4130 or not eve...
by breakwellmz
15 Oct 2017, 9:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Folding bike.
Replies: 31
Views: 1580

Re: Folding bike.

My 1998 Nissan Micra S 1000 (Only 70,000 miles though)

Had it 8 years - One battery, set of wiper blades, 1 CV rubber, oil and filters, set of plugs, small bit of welding for Mot 3 years ago. :D
NO cambelt and any `servicing` done by myself(Mechanical sympathetic) :wink: