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by fossala
14 Oct 2020, 1:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Before the chain "Quick Link" there was the "Super Link"
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: Before the chain "Quick Link" there was the "Super Link"

High end Izumi track chains still used a bolt with a threaded link.
by fossala
22 Sep 2020, 7:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gear ratios, in inches
Replies: 43
Views: 1624

Re: Gear ratios, in inches

amediasatex wrote:Mick I fear you may be in for a surprise, I’ve ridden with him on an Audax before, the man has some mighty climbing legs!

Too kind!
by fossala
22 Sep 2020, 3:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gear ratios, in inches
Replies: 43
Views: 1624

Re: Gear ratios, in inches

Mick F wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:Perhaps Mick F and fossala could meet for a challenge ride with their different transmissions :wink:
If he can ride from Tywardreath to Gunnislake and back, I'd be delighted to have a ride with him.
I'd be amazed if he could get up Gunnislake Hill in 70odd inches.

I’m up for that.
by fossala
22 Sep 2020, 12:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gear ratios, in inches
Replies: 43
Views: 1624

Re: Gear ratios, in inches

If it's flat, it's 100 inches or even more. Relax and take your time. There's not much flat round here, but there is a flat bit, I sit in 100+ for half a mile or so. If it was further, I'd carry on relaxing. I feel for your chains and knees :shock:. No issues at all. When I had a cadence measuring ...
by fossala
7 Sep 2020, 8:49am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Recommendation on 27.5 (650b) tires for bikepacking
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Recommendation on 27.5 (650b) tires for bikepacking

I’ve been using WTB byways since February tubeless. No punctures and enough grip for a little off road. Also done 200k rides on them.
by fossala
5 Sep 2020, 10:41pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Thorn Raven Sport Tour 586S Stealth Black
Replies: 12
Views: 1336

Re: Thorn Raven Sport Tour 586S Stealth Black

I’ve met sweats years ago and bought a Carradice bag from him. He was friendly and came across as a decent man. I wouldn’t hesitate buying something from him for a second.
by fossala
30 Aug 2020, 4:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Surnames
Replies: 51
Views: 1314

Re: Surnames

My wife and I had our son at 17 and we didn’t marry until we where 26. We talked about what we would do about names, our son already had mine. We wanted to pick a new surname and for us to all take it but my Son wasn’t keen on the idea so she took mine (and his). So much for being “David Batman”.
by fossala
28 Aug 2020, 2:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: External butting on 525
Replies: 13
Views: 404

Re: External butting on 525

531colin wrote:You might expect the vendor to know?
Maybe its a big frame built for a big rider who wrestles the bars all the time?
Or somebody whose life has been marred by shimmy?

Possibly, the tubing isn’t thin by any means. Sturdy touring bike with the weight to match.
by fossala
28 Aug 2020, 2:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: External butting on 525
Replies: 13
Views: 404

Re: External butting on 525

You may be right as the seat tube is the same diameter 28.7 expanding to 29.7/8mm
by fossala
28 Aug 2020, 2:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: External butting on 525
Replies: 13
Views: 404

Re: External butting on 525

if the external diameter of the tube changes (i.e. so the last few inches are larger diameter) then one possibility is that someone has welded a seat tube in where the top tube should be. Seat tubes meant for TIG welding are usually externally butted. cheers It’s a Dave Yates frame so he’s not real...
by fossala
28 Aug 2020, 2:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: External butting on 525
Replies: 13
Views: 404

Re: External butting on 525

Got my callipers out. It must be externally butted as it increases by 1mm from the mark up to the fillet braze.
by fossala
28 Aug 2020, 2:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: External butting on 525
Replies: 13
Views: 404

External butting on 525

I picked up a frame on here and it arrived this morning. If you look at the attached picture it looks dented but it goes all the way round the tube and it’s not deep enough to feel, it just catches the light. Did Reynolds ever externally but tubing, could it be paint? The only way I could think it i...
by fossala
25 Nov 2019, 8:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hong Kong
Replies: 13
Views: 601

Re: Hong Kong

The extradition treaty was brought forward due to a rapist fleeing and no extradition treaty between Taiwan, Hong Kong and China. HK's independence wasn't watered down as extradition agreement would only apply if the law the person broke was in force in both areas. People are calling China authorita...
by fossala
24 Nov 2019, 5:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frames identification?
Replies: 10
Views: 480

Re: Frames identification?

If you ever want to move the Rory O’Brien frame drop me a pm.
by fossala
22 Nov 2019, 4:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixed wheel: Why? Why not?
Replies: 169
Views: 11967

Re: Fixie: Why? Why not?

https://i.redd.it/s01ev4375gz31.jpg I like the look of your Corrado Fossala. Was it originally a track frame? If so, how do you find the geometry for longer rides? I have an old Steve goff track frame that Ive thought about using for long distance stuff, just not sure that I’d find it as comfy as t...