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by Kahu
22 Oct 2020, 3:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sora 9 Speed shifter/ 10 speed Deore rear mech compatability ...
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Sora 9 Speed shifter/ 10 speed Deore rear mech compatability ...

My Genesis CDF's Acera 9 speed rear mech is pretty much worn out, could I replace this with a Deore 10 speed mech, would this work with my Sora 9 Speed shifters?
by Kahu
18 Sep 2020, 5:08pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Anybody bought an Orbea Gain ?
Replies: 11
Views: 808

Anybody bought an Orbea Gain ?

I'm thinking about getting one of these, just looking for a bit more info, owners experiences that sort of thing ....
by Kahu
27 Aug 2020, 4:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Not very Schwalbe ....
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Re: Not very Schwalbe ....

I'm fine with Marathons, been using them for many years, Marathon tour plus, that's another story ....
by Kahu
27 Aug 2020, 3:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Not very Schwalbe ....
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Re: Not very Schwalbe ....

Yes they are light for Schwalbe, having said that they didn't get much in the way of punishment, just a little gentle off roading, spent most of the time on the road or cycle paths, I just thought I'd get a bit more than 8 months use out of them, have to say, they rode nicely though ... ah well, you...
by Kahu
27 Aug 2020, 1:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Not very Schwalbe ....
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Not very Schwalbe ....

Last summer I purchased a pair of Schwalbe G1 tyres to replace the Clement xplor's on my Genesis Croix de Fer, after only two summers they are worn out, knobbles worn flat, and a sidewall failure on the rear tyre, this comes as a suprise to me as I have had many different types of Schwalbe tyres ove...
by Kahu
26 Aug 2020, 7:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer Hub Spoke Snappage .....
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: Sturmey Archer Hub Spoke Snappage .....

Thanks for your replies chaps, I now have lots of small brass washers to complete the rebuild, hopefully this will solve the problem.
by Kahu
17 Aug 2020, 3:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer Hub Spoke Snappage .....
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: Sturmey Archer Hub Spoke Snappage .....

Thanks Brucey, I take on board what you say about used hubs, I'm wondering if I could improve the edges of the flange holes with an old spoke and some grinding paste ... maybe ... washers on order!
by Kahu
17 Aug 2020, 2:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer Hub Spoke Snappage .....
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Sturmey Archer Hub Spoke Snappage .....

I've built quite a few wheels over the years, but I am no expert wheel builder, however, all of the wheels that I have built have served me well until now .... I recently built up a 700c wheel with a NOS Sturmey Archer 3 speed steel hub ( 36 spokes 3X, Sapim spokes, plain gauge) being a symmetrical ...
by Kahu
22 Jan 2018, 2:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cambium saddle cracks
Replies: 60
Views: 3988

Re: Brooks Cambium saddles, is there a weight limit?

Thanks for all your replies chaps, I'm rapidly going off the idea of buying one of these, at £100 a throw I'd be expecting something rather more durable ....
by Kahu
21 Jan 2018, 2:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cambium saddle cracks
Replies: 60
Views: 3988

Brooks Cambium saddles, is there a weight limit?

I'd quite like one of these, however I'm a bit on the the chunky side, are these saddles suitable for somebody like myself, given the elastic properties of cambium? - also what do people who have them think of them?
by Kahu
8 Oct 2015, 10:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel building - Spoke length question ...
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Re: Wheel building - Spoke length question ...

Thanks for your help chaps, much appreciated, Brucey, I don't have the model number for the rim, thanks for offering to find the info though. Mick, I've cut some spokes and used your method to measure the rim, dead handy!
Great stuff chaps, many thanks Kahu.
by Kahu
6 Oct 2015, 2:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel building - Spoke length question ...
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Wheel building - Spoke length question ...

I need to buy some spokes to build a wheel, I'm using a Sturmey Archer 3 speed hub, and a Rigida 700c rim of 1980's vintage, this rim is very similar to a Mavic G40 / Mavic MA40, I'm using 36 spokes, 3 cross, I think the spokes need to be 285mm long, somebody else has suggested 287mm. Any advice wel...
by Kahu
25 Mar 2015, 8:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: People from the Stroud CTC west area, can you remember?
Replies: 5
Views: 1054

Re: People from the Stroud CTC west area, can you remember?

Bingo! ... thanks for that, I was only thinking this afternoon that the shop was called Tyndale's, Tindall's it was then, I did not know that his name was Gilbert, can you remember anything else about him or the shop?
by Kahu
24 Mar 2015, 6:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: People from the Stroud CTC west area, can you remember?
Replies: 5
Views: 1054

Re: People from the Stroud CTC west area, can you remember?

Yes I know the place that you mean, it's further along the road at the Cainscross end, as to any connection I don't know.
by Kahu
24 Mar 2015, 11:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: People from the Stroud CTC west area, can you remember?
Replies: 5
Views: 1054

Re: People from the Stroud CTC west area, can you remember?

I think I might have put this post in the wrong place ....