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by Vetus Ossa
16 Feb 2019, 5:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flat pedal shoes with velcro fastening.
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: Flat pedal shoes with velcro fastening.

I have just bought a second pair of five tens.
They are just about the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn, and the sole clings to the pedals, I have never slipped off them like I have with others.
Laces though, but I have mine a little loosely tightened and sometimes just slip them on.
by Vetus Ossa
16 Feb 2019, 5:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replace 27.5 rims with 700
Replies: 14
Views: 533

Re: Replace 27.5 rims with 700

I suspect Sputniks are cheap because that's the sort of money they can get for them....its an old-fashioned extrusion and they are a workaday sort of rim, and people don't usually pay silly money for practical cycle stuff. Deep-section rims for spangly bikes with more gears than spokes are another ...
by Vetus Ossa
15 Feb 2019, 8:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replace 27.5 rims with 700
Replies: 14
Views: 533

Re: Replace 27.5 rims with 700

I think I may have to reconsider my tyre choice.
I don't mind mending punctures, it's getting them on and off the rim easily that does matter.
Like what I have read about supremes.
by Vetus Ossa
15 Feb 2019, 7:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replace 27.5 rims with 700
Replies: 14
Views: 533

Re: Replace 27.5 rims with 700

I'm using a pair of these.... https://spacycles.co.uk/m2b0s116p3788/KINLIN-XD-230 They have a nice deep well, and I can get my 32mm Marathon Supremes (folding bead) both off and on without levers, even with arthritic thumbs. They are a stiff rim and mine were true, so dead easy to build up into tru...
by Vetus Ossa
14 Feb 2019, 9:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replace 27.5 rims with 700
Replies: 14
Views: 533

Re: Replace 27.5 rims with 700

Brucey wrote:drilling? Disc or rim brake?

cheers


Yes, good question...disc, and 32 spoke holes.
by Vetus Ossa
14 Feb 2019, 7:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replace 27.5 rims with 700
Replies: 14
Views: 533

Re: Replace 27.5 rims with 700

Thanks chaps.
Can anyone recommend a suitable 700 rim that I can fit a 35-38 marathon plus tyre on please that doesn’t cost the earth.
Rims that are easy to get tyres on and off would be ideal.
Cheers.
by Vetus Ossa
14 Feb 2019, 10:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replace 27.5 rims with 700
Replies: 14
Views: 533

Replace 27.5 rims with 700

I have a lot of ideas, some better than others. Could my learned fellow forum members comment on this one please. First some info. I ride a Cube ebike now because of health issues. I love riding it but have never been happy with the wheels, I have commented here before about them. They are 27.5 and ...
by Vetus Ossa
14 Feb 2019, 4:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar Tape
Replies: 43
Views: 1156

Re: Handlebar Tape

I think most start at the bar ends. Some wind inwards and some out. I'm not sure it really matters which way you wind.
by Vetus Ossa
13 Feb 2019, 8:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar Tape
Replies: 43
Views: 1156

Re: Handlebar Tape

I have always taped my bars like the op and never had it come loose, so maybe it doesn’t matter a whole lot?
by Vetus Ossa
13 Feb 2019, 8:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar Tape
Replies: 43
Views: 1156

Re: Handlebar Tape

I had lizard skins on my bars once, hated the feel of it so never got to wear it out, but appreciate bar tape choice is a personal thing.
by Vetus Ossa
13 Feb 2019, 8:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar Tape
Replies: 43
Views: 1156

Re: Handlebar Tape

philvantwo wrote:Well the tape in the top photo has been put on backwards!


I disagree
by Vetus Ossa
12 Feb 2019, 7:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cheap 11 speed chain - is it ok?
Replies: 10
Views: 593

Re: Cheap 11 speed chain - is it ok?

I also have one, mine is on an ebike. It’s as good if not better than the ebike specific chain I had on before.
by Vetus Ossa
12 Feb 2019, 11:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 20" aluminium mudguards
Replies: 28
Views: 899

Re: 20" aluminium mudguards

Go for it Mick, they look nice and money spent on bikes is seldom regretted I find.
by Vetus Ossa
12 Feb 2019, 10:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Currently listening to .......
Replies: 266
Views: 40608

Re: Currently listening to .......

Lou Reed...Dreamin.
It’s an emotional song and maybe not one to play at the start of the day.
by Vetus Ossa
12 Feb 2019, 10:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 20" aluminium mudguards
Replies: 28
Views: 899

Re: 20" aluminium mudguards

Mick F wrote:I fancy these, but I'm not paying £90 for them! :shock:
https://fudgescyclestore.com/product/mo ... sh_w_stays
Is there a cheaper source anywhere?

Mudguards.jpg


My theory is if you can afford it and want it, buy it, you’re a long time dead.
Is that the correct answer?