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by Jimmer
21 Oct 2014, 4:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SONdelux build
Replies: 6
Views: 566

Re: SONdelux build

Re. Ambrosio Excellence - because I have a very lightly used rim that I will use for this build! But I am impressed with them. I used to use Open Pro rims but wasn't happy with how quickly they wore out. The Excellence seems just as nicely finished but the brake track seems to me much more durable. ...
by Jimmer
21 Oct 2014, 1:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SONdelux build
Replies: 6
Views: 566

Re: SONdelux build

Thanks Phil I have 3x on my 'dead' SON original and some of the angles at the rim don't look great to me. That said of course, the flange diameter on the delux is smaller so that will be less of an issue I guess. Pretty sure the calcs are right - I did them 'by hand' and also checked DT and spocalc ...
by Jimmer
21 Oct 2014, 11:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SONdelux build
Replies: 6
Views: 566

SONdelux build

Hi I'm about to build up a SONdelux 32 hole to an Ambrosio Excellence rim. I was thinking to build 2 cross and have calculated spoke length to be 282,76mm. Does anyone have opinions on this, namely: - Is 2x OK or would a 3x be better? - Is rounding down on the spoke length to a 282 acceptable? Next ...
by Jimmer
18 Jun 2012, 9:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shimano STI covers
Replies: 0
Views: 2208

Shimano STI covers

Does anyone know a cheap source for replacement STI covers? It's these things http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/shimano-st-r600-name-plate-and-fixing-screw-prod17796/ . A crash caused by a cat running under my front wheel was painful enough but £10 each for these bits of plastic is rubbing salt into my roa...
by Jimmer
5 Jun 2012, 9:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Well I've never considered a Time trial but......
Replies: 5
Views: 2330

Re: Well I've never considered a Time trial but......

I did my first one a couple of years ago. Turned up to the local club 10 on the Audax bike (even left the mudguards on as it was damp) and had a go. It was all friendly and welcoming, no-one laughs at anyone else's equipment, clothing or age - you soon realise most of those things are unreliable ind...
by Jimmer
13 Feb 2012, 11:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: merino / sportswool
Replies: 8
Views: 1465

Re: merino / sportswool

Hi I like this stuff. I have used mine for general riding and also racing/TT. They get maybe a little heavier than a fully synthetic material when completely soaked through but I reckon they are a lot less clammy feeling. The blurb about warm when it's cool and cool when it's warm is broadly true. D...
by Jimmer
21 Sep 2011, 10:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What tyre width?
Replies: 12
Views: 1125

Re: What tyre width?

I want to compete against myself to push my fitness perhaps a time triallist will be along in a minute to expain why i'm wrong, but if you're competeing against yourself, surely the bike or tyres make no difference. if you're improving you'll beat your best time, if not, you won't Well, I wouldn't ...
by Jimmer
9 Sep 2011, 2:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon Forks for Steel framed bike
Replies: 31
Views: 11394

Re: Carbon Forks for Steel framed bike

Er, sorry I thought the question was about a want to do this, not a request for an 'is carbon safe' debate... I have the Ambrosio carbon fork grudgingly recommended by Thorn on my Audax Mk3. Yes, it is a lot lighter than the steel, it damps vibration maybe better than the steel but in reality the da...
by Jimmer
20 Jan 2011, 10:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Moisture in Edelux
Replies: 4
Views: 663

Re: Moisture in Edelux

Thanks for the replies. The hub is fine and actually it's simply a result of the water in the light (I tried an old halogen B&M to prove the hub was OK). Googling a bit it seems there have been some problems with early production and there has been a fix applied later on. Seems I received one of...
by Jimmer
19 Jan 2011, 12:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Moisture in Edelux
Replies: 4
Views: 663

Moisture in Edelux

After a wet week, bike wash and a filthy, soaking Audax, my Schmidt Edelux yesterday developed some problems: • The hub has vibrations at low speed (estimate <10km/h) and the lamp has noticeable flicker where previously this was not the case • Lamp was initially at normal brightness but later reduce...
by Jimmer
8 Jan 2011, 10:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pletscher pannier rack with Carradice C Hook
Replies: 1
Views: 477

Pletscher pannier rack with Carradice C Hook

Mrs Jimmer has bought a Pashley and now wants to add a rack and panniers. The rack that seems to be used with these bikes is a Pletscher and it has a square-ish section where the pannier hooks would locate. Has anyone any experience of using the Carradice C-system hooks with this type of rack? Also,...
by Jimmer
26 Nov 2010, 11:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Time Atac Alium pedals.
Replies: 4
Views: 1310

Re: Time Atac Alium pedals.

As tatanab says. Except the last pair I stripped down didn't have the circlip retaining the bearing. I've had about 4 pairs of these and every set seems to incorporate a design change. I have to say that as the price has remained constant in about 12 years, the quality has reduced to compensate (cur...
by Jimmer
10 Nov 2010, 12:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Setpost fitting rear dynamo light
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Setpost fitting rear dynamo light

I run a SON with Edelux front light and D-Toplight+. I'm happy with this set up but there are times when I'd prefer to run without a rear carrier. I've looked for a light that will run on dynamo power and fit on the seatpost in the usual places but no luck. Does anyone know of such a product or, is ...
by Jimmer
4 May 2010, 10:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wheel Builder in Bristol or South Gloucs
Replies: 16
Views: 6594

Re: Wheel Builder in Bristol or South Gloucs

I have the same experience as you in terms of inconsistent quality of build from LBS. There was a similar question on the forum a while back and someone recommended Dan Bools who is in Fishponds/Staple Hill. Based on that recommendation I have since used him and am happy - a nicely built wheel which...
by Jimmer
27 Apr 2010, 9:50am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: dual pivot brakes and carbon forks
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: dual pivot brakes and carbon forks

I have the special extension nut from SJS on a carbon fork and it works well - the rear facing part of the nut is also threaded to allow mudguard fitting if required. Interestingly, I have less threads available on my steel fork (which I fit for winter riding) due to the addition of a light bracket....