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by martinn
5 Sep 2020, 10:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seat pin slippage
Replies: 29
Views: 841

Re: Seat pin slippage

I had the same issue with a 725 tube, I cleaned the seat post, de-greased, then tightened the nut up as hard as i could, Still slipped, But on trying to tighten it further to get home,i managed to round the hex bolt, I then cut and drilled out the remains of the bolt, cut a new bolt to the right len...
by martinn
10 Aug 2020, 2:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: if having to buy a bike on frame measurements alone, whats MOST important?
Replies: 67
Views: 2116

Re: if having to buy a bike on frame measurements alone, whats MOST important?

Thanks Paul

I have already built it up... i purchased a 56 in the end, and have set up the position, and then modified it.
I will try bikecad to see what reach and stack that gives me

many thank

Martin
by martinn
10 Aug 2020, 2:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mid 1980 Dawes galaxy, seat tube diameter.
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Mid 1980 Dawes galaxy, seat tube diameter.

Thanks all for contributing, so the answer is more complicated than it first seems, and the best way to tell is by trial and error.
I can see for the chart, it does say that the seat tube may not be what its supposed to be, so back to the drawing board

thanks

MArtin
by martinn
9 Aug 2020, 7:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa audax mono
Replies: 17
Views: 1209

Re: Spa audax mono

Well finally made a choice and have a nice new Spa Mono, there was some interest in some of the other threads so thought I would post a couple of pics, of it almost finished (I transferred most of the parts over from my old Dawes which was converted to run as fixed), Whats its missing is a rear brak...
by martinn
9 Aug 2020, 7:40pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 657
Views: 354520

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Just another very happy with the service, Order placed Saturday evening, arrived Wednesday Am, altered the order on Monday morning, without problem Slight issue with items that arrived, but thats probably down to me, I was short of two headset spacers, but I ordered them in two lots, and changed my ...
by martinn
6 Aug 2020, 9:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mid 1980 Dawes galaxy, seat tube diameter.
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Mid 1980 Dawes galaxy, seat tube diameter.

In the thread I started about what bike measurement is most important, I was wondering which of the spa mono sizes to choose. I now have a frame and forks in my possession, so just a case of swapping over the parts from my mid 80s Dawes galaxy. Seat tube internal diameter should be 27.2mm, as it's 5...
by martinn
1 Aug 2020, 6:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wheel builders in Brizzle area
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: Wheel builders in Brizzle area

Three that come to mind Terry's cycles in Yate Garry Harris nr frenchay Ryan builds wheels My local bike shop is pretty good at building wheels, happy to do " I've put it together, can you make it round now please" type work. Nailsea cycles Lots of others but I've used most of those listed...
by martinn
1 Aug 2020, 5:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: if having to buy a bike on frame measurements alone, whats MOST important?
Replies: 67
Views: 2116

Re: if having to buy a bike on frame measurements alone, whats MOST important?

I put the measurements into the bike geometry calculator and then used the measurements from the spa site for the 58 and 56, tried to aim to have the saddle nose to BB distance, and the saddle nose to the end of the stem. fading the one bike geometry over the other until the saddle and end of stem p...
by martinn
27 Jul 2020, 10:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: if having to buy a bike on frame measurements alone, whats MOST important?
Replies: 67
Views: 2116

Re: if having to buy a bike on frame measurements alone, whats MOST important?

i would be inclined to go with the steel except in the images it seems to have many bosses on it which as I will be running a standard drop rim brake, are a bit, for me superfluous, and i don't like the look of them Does anyone have a Spa steel fork, or a better picture than the one on the website?...
by martinn
26 Jul 2020, 9:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: if having to buy a bike on frame measurements alone, whats MOST important?
Replies: 67
Views: 2116

Re: if having to buy a bike on frame measurements alone, whats MOST important?

thanks for all the advice, I looked at stack and reach, and found a calculator which i could compare three bike shapes as outlines. I put the info I had on the spa Audax 56 and 58 in, and initially compared them with the Terra C, but I found that i had to make a guesstimate on the fork size, but i k...
by martinn
25 Jul 2020, 10:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: if having to buy a bike on frame measurements alone, whats MOST important?
Replies: 67
Views: 2116

Re: if having to buy a bike on frame measurements alone, whats MOST important?

Ok, will see if I can work out the stack and reach.
I was going to get the 56cm, but that's what I thought on the terra c, and ended up taking the large.
Seat tube angle, I can find out the mono and the terra c so can compare.
Thanks
by martinn
25 Jul 2020, 9:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Getting fed up with pedestrians and dogs on "shared" paths
Replies: 56
Views: 1716

Re: Getting fed up with pedestrians and dogs on "shared" paths

Shared paths are just as the name implies a path that is shared equally by all parties that use it. some of those parties will be able to share better than other parties. The individuals perception of what is meant by that sharing action will vary from individual to individual. Rules are then requir...
by martinn
25 Jul 2020, 9:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: if having to buy a bike on frame measurements alone, whats MOST important?
Replies: 67
Views: 2116

if having to buy a bike on frame measurements alone, whats MOST important?

Hi All Have seen that the Spa Mono is now back in stock, and have permission of finance to make a capital purchase. I live very far away from Spa, certainly not close enough for a quick visit, and the nearest outlet for Spa to me, only has a single Spa in their shop, (Which is too small for me) I ha...
by martinn
3 Jul 2020, 9:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: ERD how close is close enough?
Replies: 9
Views: 519

Re: ERD how close is close enough?

thanks Brucey for the replies

had another look, and yes i missed the first crossing, its right by the flange, so they are 3 cross.
I am a novice wheel builder, hence I wanted to try to reuse the spokes.

I will look at the two rims that you suggested

Many thanks

Martin
by martinn
3 Jul 2020, 9:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Direct mount brakes, better, worse?
Replies: 13
Views: 598

Re: Direct mount brakes, better, worse?

thanks for the replies.
so generally a little better overall, but possibly more of a faff to set up

Martin