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by fossala
23 Feb 2019, 4:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Very early Brompton value
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Very early Brompton value

The early ones with the large "hump" tend to command a premium. IIRC an early one sold last year for around £2000 on ebay, can't find the listing though. The challenge would be finding a buyer to pay that premium and that would often mean being willing to ship to Asia. https://www.commuter...
by fossala
18 Feb 2019, 11:44am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 31.8 handlebar/v brake levers
Replies: 1
Views: 492

31.8 handlebar/v brake levers

I'm looking at converting a bike that's a little long to flat bars. Looking for 31.8mm bars and a pair of v-brake levers, cheap as possible as I don't know if it will work and it's only for my commuter.
by fossala
14 Feb 2019, 6:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alternative to Jones H bar ?
Replies: 21
Views: 5120

Re: Alternative to Jones H bar ?

Got them on my fat bike and also had them on my Thorn raven tour. Only bars that I would ride all day that aren't drops.
by fossala
10 Feb 2019, 6:46pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Sold: Shimano M324 double sided £20 posted.
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

Re: Shimano M324 double sided £20 posted.

Sold to Leftpoole, thanks.
by fossala
10 Feb 2019, 6:16pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Sold: Shimano M324 double sided £20 posted.
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

Re: Shimano M324 double sided £20 posted.

I should say, no offers as priced well.
by fossala
10 Feb 2019, 10:38am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Sold: Shimano M324 double sided £20 posted.
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

Sold: Shimano M324 double sided £20 posted.

Got these on a single speed tricross. I use look pedals so these are no use to me.
Look to be in very good condition with little use.
£20 posted
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by fossala
10 Feb 2019, 9:44am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LeJoG JoGLE, have you cycled it?
Replies: 9
Views: 1167

Re: LeJoG JoGLE, have you cycled it?

I'm thinking about doing it later on this year as well on a fixed if my SR goes well.
by fossala
8 Feb 2019, 9:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM new 'AXS' for MTB/road
Replies: 75
Views: 4284

Re: SRAM new 'AXS' for MTB/road

Around 12 minutes cycling. and around 40 shifts. If you extrapolate that out to three hours, that's 600 shifts, so not so different to what I see over that timeframe. Yeah, misread what you wrote. Maybe I shouldn't reply to posts at 5:30am as I'm shovelling cereal down my throat getting ready for w...
by fossala
8 Feb 2019, 5:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM new 'AXS' for MTB/road
Replies: 75
Views: 4284

Re: SRAM new 'AXS' for MTB/road

The 25-hour (claimed, when new, for some representative shifting frequency) battery life of this small battery on the rear derailleur is going to be a nuisance. Especially in combination with all the other batteries that bicycles are sprouting. Where do you get that 25 hour nonsense figure from? Th...
by fossala
7 Feb 2019, 10:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub bearing preload
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Re: Hub bearing preload

the only think you need to look out for is that the load on the cones from the locknuts is not quite the same as the load on the cones once the track nuts are tight. This can cause the cones to settle differently on the axle threads when you tighten the track nuts. However this effect is normally v...
by fossala
7 Feb 2019, 9:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub bearing preload
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Re: Hub bearing preload

Airsporter1st wrote:I would say not. The QR applies a 'squeezing' force axially across the hub which does not occur with a properly installed solid hub.

IMHO, of course - no doubt someone else will drop in and point out my errors, shortly.

That was my reasoning (guessing).
by fossala
7 Feb 2019, 7:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub bearing preload
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Hub bearing preload

I'm going to be stripping my Dura-ace (track) 7710 hubs this afternoon to put some fresh grease in the bearings (NOS). On qr axles I've always allowed a little play that get's taken up when clamped down in the dropouts with the qr. I'm guessing this isn't the case with a solid axle hub?
by fossala
7 Feb 2019, 7:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM new 'AXS' for MTB/road
Replies: 75
Views: 4284

Re: SRAM new 'AXS' for MTB/road

$800 for the chainring/powermeter. Don't worry though SRAM have you covered. If you give them back your powermeter they'll sell you another for only $400.
by fossala
1 Feb 2019, 11:04am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Can Someone Please Have a Word with God…
Replies: 110
Views: 7913

Re: Can Someone Please Have a Word with God…

It's not too bad in Par, when I rang work in Bodmin they said the roads are awful. As I said it was pretty poor at the top of Penpillick. Son's school (Fowey) is closed today. Looking at the news websites this morning, I found this: https://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/17400914.cornwall-schools-wi...