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by Vetus Ossa
1 Dec 2019, 7:54pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Campagnolo aluminium spacer approx 11mm
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: Campagnolo aluminium spacer approx 11mm

Good spot slowster. sensible price and £1 postage. I'm guessing they are not actual genuine Campag spacers, but as there is nothing complicated about them, they are easy to make and pass off as genuine. My guess is that half of the ones on ebay are similar to this one.
by Vetus Ossa
23 Nov 2019, 3:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter Glove Recommendations Please
Replies: 47
Views: 2692

Re: Winter Glove Recommendations Please

Has anybody tried the dhb Extreme Winter Gloves .... awful tempted to give them a try although there do seem some mixed reports on the sizing. Yes, I have. My palm measures 20cm around, so extra small on their chart. I ordered a pair of mediums, which were okay but a tad tight. I also ordered a pai...
by Vetus Ossa
10 Sep 2019, 6:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Electric Moped (EAPB)?
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: Electric Moped (EAPB)?

The white one in the picture has the cranks and pedals removed.
by Vetus Ossa
28 Aug 2019, 1:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Totnes: the curious and remarkable Escher town of England where you can only cycle uphill
Replies: 18
Views: 3481

Re: Totnes: the curious and remarkable Escher town of England where you can only cycle uphill

There is/was a rumour that the now closed Timehouse is being relocated. Does anyone have an update on this please.
by Vetus Ossa
14 Jul 2019, 12:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom Bracket
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: Bottom Bracket

Brucey wrote:UN-55 has a steel RH thread and an aluminium LH cup.

cheers

And very good is it too.
by Vetus Ossa
10 Jul 2019, 8:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10-50 cassette
Replies: 83
Views: 3013

Re: 10-50 cassette

My ebike came with a 10-50 cassette. 16t drive sprocket and 1x11.
The cassette was useless for the type of riding I do (mostly road) so sold it and replaced it with a lighter 11-40, which is perfect. There was no way I was ever going to use the biggest two sprockets.
by Vetus Ossa
10 Jul 2019, 8:09pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2019 Tour de France: Spoilers!
Replies: 295
Views: 16994

Re: 2019 Tour de France: Spoilers!

I am really looking forward to tomorrow's stage and will watch it from start to finish.
by Vetus Ossa
10 Jul 2019, 7:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Posting a bike to the USA
Replies: 9
Views: 655

Re: Posting a bike to the USA

The box I have measures 132 x 23 x 73 and I'm pretty sure I could pack the bike into it.
Those are the figures I sent him so it's really up to him to find a price he's happy with or not buy it.
Thanks for your answers everyone.
by Vetus Ossa
10 Jul 2019, 7:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mirror + bar-end shifters
Replies: 15
Views: 511

Re: Mirror + bar-end shifters

I ride along with quite a few people using them and they seem quite happy with them, so may try again.
by Vetus Ossa
10 Jul 2019, 5:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mirror + bar-end shifters
Replies: 15
Views: 511

Re: Mirror + bar-end shifters

Two years ago, I bought a Blackburn bar end mirror. I have tried a few including the often mentioned B&M one, but the Blackburn was definitely the best, once set it was rock solid, no vibration and fantastic field of view. It was so good I became to rely on it. Recently I bought a new pair of sw...
by Vetus Ossa
10 Jul 2019, 2:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Posting a bike to the USA
Replies: 9
Views: 655

Re: Posting a bike to the USA

ALWAYS send the wheels and frame separately, this makes it far cheaper as you're not in over-size box territory which is what jumps the price considerably. Also you need to get the box as physically small as possible as the charging is done on volume Take the cranks off, the rear derailleur and cha...
by Vetus Ossa
10 Jul 2019, 1:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Posting a bike to the USA
Replies: 9
Views: 655

Re: Posting a bike to the USA

Thank you for the replies.
It will have to be partially stripped to fit in a bike box of course.
When sending myself I usually use parcels2go but as you say Rob, it’s far the best option to let the buyer arrange the courier.
I think in this case the buyer is looking for as cheap as possible.
by Vetus Ossa
10 Jul 2019, 6:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Posting a bike to the USA
Replies: 9
Views: 655

Posting a bike to the USA

I’m really sorry to be asking this question as I am fairly sure it’s been asked before, I just can’t find it. I have a bike that I would like to post to America. The guy who would like to buy it has had some quotes and with the details I have sent him and has come up with a quote of near £300, which...
by Vetus Ossa
6 Jul 2019, 3:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre bulging
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Re: Tire bulging

andrec wrote:In my view a good way to avoid tyre bulges is not to buy Continental tyres. I switched to Schwalbe years ago because of this problem.

I have never had a problem with Continental tyres bulging, but I have returned several Schwalbe marathon’s for that very reason.