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by martinn
28 Jan 2020, 10:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa audax mono
Replies: 16
Views: 866

Re: Spa audax mono

Thanks 531colin, sometimes my ability to miss the blindingly obvious way of doing something astounds even me!

I will have a look and see what it looks like.
by martinn
28 Jan 2020, 7:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa audax mono
Replies: 16
Views: 866

Re: Spa audax mono

Sorry, I missed this..... martinn wrote: …….. any, advice for how to crown mount a front light and have mudguards. ….. The brakes are like all modern brakes....they have a nut recessed into the back of the fork, the nut fits an Allen key. So the mudguard fitting goes behind the brake, not at the ba...
by martinn
26 Jan 2020, 8:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa audax mono
Replies: 16
Views: 866

Re: Spa audax mono

I run fixed already with a rear brake, and tensioning the chain, doesn't seem to make much difference to the braking, but that could just be my mechanical unsympathy, I have snapped two chains on this bike. So happy to be corrected on this matter, to be honest I haven't given it any thought. I suppo...
by martinn
26 Jan 2020, 8:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa audax mono
Replies: 16
Views: 866

Re: Spa audax mono

Hi 531colin, Sorry, I was looking at the pictures on my phone.... From the description, i couldn't see any mention of the number of teeth on the rear cog, and when looking most wheels are flip flop, but the info wasn't clear. I am assuming that the geometry is the same as the geared audax version, a...
by martinn
26 Jan 2020, 8:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa audax mono
Replies: 16
Views: 866

Spa audax mono

Hi all, I have been looking at alternatives to my current fixed set up for a while and came across this offering from Spa, which I hadn't seen before. Not much info on clearances, and if the wheel only runs free, or if it has rack mounts, so have asked those questions. It's made from Reynolds 725, w...
by martinn
25 Dec 2019, 9:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: front wheel flexes whilst climbing? cause
Replies: 75
Views: 4657

Re: front wheel flexes whilst climbing? cause

Hi all, just to close this topic Bought a new carbon fork from Spa Brake rub has disappeared But, I have had to move the position of my front light, so it now is fixed to my stem, ( under hanging it). Previously crown mounted. ( I also run full guards, if that makes a difference) Thanks for all who ...
by martinn
25 Dec 2019, 8:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Has anyone bought wide shoes recently?
Replies: 19
Views: 808

Re: Has anyone bought wide shoes recently?

Hi, I have tried Bonts in the past, they were good for my wide feet, they had a bit of a supply problem, so I had to look at other brands. I did try northwave wide, and they worked if I sized up. I now have lake in wide fitting, mx176 works as an SPD shoe.. Yes they are expensive, but they seem to l...
by martinn
11 Nov 2019, 9:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Kennet and Avon with child
Replies: 27
Views: 1090

Re: Kennet and Avon with child

Might not be helpful, but i helped on the DW canoe event a few years ago, I was supporting a Tandem crew, and there was an individual cycling the route in support of their crew. At one point he threw his bike in the canal to try and clean some of the caked mud off it! I have a plan to support the sa...
by martinn
25 Oct 2019, 10:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Winter commute tyres
Replies: 9
Views: 502

Re: Winter commute tyres

+1 for GP4 seasons, they come in 32s as well if you can fit them
I did like my Duremos as well

Or there is the IRC formula tyres which are tubeless. I haven't tried them but the bumf sounds impressive!
by martinn
22 Oct 2019, 12:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Would you ride on this fork?
Replies: 12
Views: 812

Re: Would you ride on this fork?

Thanks for the reply's. I might use some helicopter tape where the mudguard would sit before I install the next fork, in the hope that this would prevent/ delay the surface damage. Interesting thought about the excessive brake rub being a cable issue, but I haven't changed anything so why would it s...
by martinn
20 Oct 2019, 8:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Would you ride on this fork?
Replies: 12
Views: 812

Would you ride on this fork?

Hi All, I have had an issue with a fork of mine, the amount of brake rub has significantly increased. This occurred with three different wheels. There is a whole thread about it. So I finally got round to replacing the fork. and have taken a couple of pictures. [img] IMG_20191019_133707.jpg [/img] [...
by martinn
5 Oct 2019, 10:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Another fork thread
Replies: 0
Views: 164

Another fork thread

Similar to the poster in the spa crash damage thread, I have been looking for a new fork with mudguard clearance in 1 1/8 dimensions, and long drop brakes. There doesn't appear to be a huge amount of off the shelf choice. In full Carbon there is the Whisky 7RD, nice but pricey, or the Columbus "...
by martinn
14 Sep 2019, 11:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: front wheel flexes whilst climbing? cause
Replies: 75
Views: 4657

Re: front wheel flexes whilst climbing? cause

Currently Shimano BR650 deep drop brake. Clearance, with guards is "interesting". I can run 28mm GP4 seasons no problem, however 28mm GP4000II, on the other hand need a little modification of the mudguard to fit. Rear is also 28mm, but I could probably squeeze a 30mm in there, depending on...
by martinn
14 Sep 2019, 9:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: front wheel flexes whilst climbing? cause
Replies: 75
Views: 4657

Re: front wheel flexes whilst climbing? cause

Update, I moved the SP hub onto my Fixed with the Steel fork, almost no movement. I moved the USE hub to my Rourke with the carbon fork, massive amount of movement.- This has no movement on the steel fork. I put the hand build font wheel (Non dynamo) onto the carbon fork,(28 hole) not as bad movemen...
by martinn
12 Sep 2019, 10:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?
Replies: 72
Views: 4152

Re: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?

I have a showers pass elite jacket. Very good but not perfect. Vents work great. I do end up sweating in it if on a long ride. As an aside, the US company were great when I managed to put a couple of holes in the jacket, sending free of charge a large piece of material that I could glue on to fix it...