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by fossala
25 Nov 2019, 8:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hong Kong
Replies: 10
Views: 403

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: 403

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: Fixie: Why? Why not?
Replies: 107
Views: 6808

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...
by fossala
21 Nov 2019, 5:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixie: Why? Why not?
Replies: 107
Views: 6808

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...
by fossala
19 Nov 2019, 11:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixie: Why? Why not?
Replies: 107
Views: 6808

Re: Fixie: Why?

alexnharvey wrote:Is that one of those hipster sleds? :mrgreen:

Call it what you want, still did me well on an overnight 300k at the weekend. :roll:
by fossala
19 Nov 2019, 7:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixie: Why? Why not?
Replies: 107
Views: 6808

Re: Fixie: Why?

I'm on 73" all year. Same for club rides, commuting and Audaxs.

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by fossala
13 Nov 2019, 8:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spoke length check
Replies: 13
Views: 393

Re: Spoke length check

Hi, As said measure rims, also measure the hubs...................................or at least measure the hubs before you assemble wheel. I only made that mistake once, the tables for hubs are produced by who? IIRC the general public? The hubs measurements are from his website but I'll hold off ord...
by fossala
13 Nov 2019, 4:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spoke length check
Replies: 13
Views: 393

Re: Spoke length check

Mick F wrote:The same figures come out using https://leonard.io/edd/

Any idea what nipple length calculaors default to? I normally go for 14mm.
by fossala
13 Nov 2019, 4:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spoke length check
Replies: 13
Views: 393

Re: Spoke length check

Front is a black Mack road https://mackhubs.com/hubs/road/road-front/ Rear is a black Mack LF 130mm single fixed https://mackhubs.com/hubs/track/low-flange-rear/ Rims are 46mm deep 28mm wide light bicycle carbon. https://www.lightbicycle.com/Road-bicycle-rims-28mm-wide-46mm-deep-aero-clincher-road-r...
by fossala
13 Nov 2019, 4:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spoke length check
Replies: 13
Views: 393

Spoke length check

Can someone check my numbers for spokes before I order?

Rim ERD 548

Rear is 24h 2 cross
Spoke drilling diameter – 42 mm
Hub center – flange center – 32.0 mm

Front is 20h radial
Spoke drilling diameter – 34 mm
Hub center – flange center – 37 mm

My numbers come out as
Rear 264.85mm
Front 258.54mm
by fossala
10 Nov 2019, 6:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixie: Why? Why not?
Replies: 107
Views: 6808

Re: Fixie: Why?

Just checked Strava, my commute is on fixed and entails 1300ft of climbing in 10miles, this include something that is around 20% as well. It's doable as I do it 4 days a week. You must be fitter &/or more bloody minded than me! My cadence on the final hill home (the 250ft in 1/2 mile) drops to ...
by fossala
10 Nov 2019, 5:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixie: Why? Why not?
Replies: 107
Views: 6808

Re: Fixie: Why?

I've enjoyed riding fixed on the Manchester Velodrome a few times (& once at the Glasgow one). I was going to do more but too much "life" got in the way. I may get back into it at some point. Outside the velodrome I don't think it would work for me - to get to or from home entails goi...
by fossala
9 Nov 2019, 5:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixie: Why? Why not?
Replies: 107
Views: 6808

Re: Fixie: Why?

alexnharvey wrote:Which hubs are you people using for fixed riding on the roads in the winter?

Dura ace 7710 but I wouldn't recommend it as I have to repack them constantly. I have some Mack hubs on order, over 200g lighter (f+r) and sealed bearings.
by fossala
9 Nov 2019, 4:31pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Future of CUK - survey
Replies: 24
Views: 1521

Re: Future of CUK - survey

At least they are asking about changes now. Would have been nice before killing CTC without member consultation.
by fossala
31 Oct 2019, 8:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Role model: who is yours?
Replies: 159
Views: 11726

Re: Role model: who is yours?

Thomas Sankara and Richard Stallman (not so much in the last 6 months...)