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by pulseezar
26 Feb 2021, 9:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mid-range wheels - off the shelf brands or custom built?
Replies: 28
Views: 878

Re: Mid-range wheels - off the shelf brands or custom built?

If you are thinking about going a bit further with you audax rides (and be careful here.. one minute you're wondering if you can ride a 300, the next minute you're lining up for Paris-Brest-Paris.. :D ) A dynamo hub would be worth considering. SP make the lightest, SON make the ''gold standard' and...
by pulseezar
25 Feb 2021, 9:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Favourite multi-day tours in England & Wales
Replies: 27
Views: 861

Re: Favourite multi-day tours in England & Wales

Northumberland and the Scottish borders would be my choice. Main line train to Berwick or Carlisle, quiet roads, sometimes hilly but often gentle climbs and alternatives to avoid the hardest bits. And lovely scenery. Lots of history with some fantastic castles, abbeys and bridges (Berwick, Norham, ...
by pulseezar
25 Feb 2021, 8:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Favourite multi-day tours in England & Wales
Replies: 27
Views: 861

Favourite multi-day tours in England & Wales

Usually every summer I would head to the continent for a week or so touring with friends. In 2020 we only managed to squeeze in a few days close to home, but this year are planning on doing another proper 4 or 5 day trip in England and/or Wales once lockdown lifts. I'd love to hear about any recomme...
by pulseezar
25 Feb 2021, 1:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mid-range wheels - off the shelf brands or custom built?
Replies: 28
Views: 878

Re: Mid-range wheels - off the shelf brands or custom built?

Jupestar wrote: Which Gravel Kings?


Just the regular ones - I think these would be descibred as slick, but that's not what they're called on the website. I really like them!

https://panaracer.com/en/products/gravel_en/gravelking_en/gravelking-3/
by pulseezar
25 Feb 2021, 7:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mid-range wheels - off the shelf brands or custom built?
Replies: 28
Views: 878

Re: Mid-range wheels - off the shelf brands or custom built?

IMHO the weight of Wheels is another aspect of cycling that is not well understood. Heavier wheels become problematical if you are in a situation where you are constantly required to do short sharp accelerations, e.g. cycle racing. If your riding style is more constant and does not need frequent ra...
by pulseezar
24 Feb 2021, 4:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mid-range wheels - off the shelf brands or custom built?
Replies: 28
Views: 878

Re: Mid-range wheels - off the shelf brands or custom built?

what kind of riding do you do, how heavy/powerful are you, what tyres do you use, what brakes do you use, how 'heavy' are the current wheels, how much lighter do you want the new ones, do you care about 'aero', how long do you expect to keep them for....? You won't be surprised to hear that no one ...
by pulseezar
24 Feb 2021, 4:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mid-range wheels - off the shelf brands or custom built?
Replies: 28
Views: 878

Mid-range wheels - off the shelf brands or custom built?

Hi everyone, Just canvassing opinions on a new wheelset, nothing too fancy, say maximum £500-ish budget to get something a bit lighter than a stock set for general road riding and endurance/audax type rides. Clearly there are quite a few of these newer brands such as Hunt and Scribe that get rave re...
by pulseezar
2 Feb 2021, 7:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to remove a (difficult) sticker from a bike frame ?
Replies: 30
Views: 1192

Re: How to remove a (difficult) sticker from a bike frame ?

Thanks all - can confirm WD-40 works a treat!
by pulseezar
2 Feb 2021, 2:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to remove a (difficult) sticker from a bike frame ?
Replies: 30
Views: 1192

Removing stickers from frame and fork

I find that new bikes can be covered basically unnecessary stickers, mostly safety warnings and such, that are difficult to remove. I've carefully peeled off a few of these but they have left a sticky residue behind, some on the (steel) frame and some on the (carbon) fork. What is the best thing to ...
by pulseezar
26 Jan 2021, 9:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Getting to grips with a carbon steerer tube.
Replies: 18
Views: 646

Re: Getting to grips with a carbon steerer tube.

Brucey wrote:
Fancy new bike should come with a fancy new user manual which covers the points of interest.

cheers


It does, and the fork instructions do include spacings and torque, but it's quite technical and doesn't answer all of my questions unfortunately.
by pulseezar
26 Jan 2021, 5:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Getting to grips with a carbon steerer tube.
Replies: 18
Views: 646

Re: Getting to grips with a carbon steerer tube.

Firstly, I suggest watching the videos below. As Raoul Luescher indicates, the type of bung you have is less than ideal and I would not use it in a carbon steerer. Secondly, general guidance of many manufacturers is that the bung should be in the same plane as the stem, and so strengthen the steere...
by pulseezar
26 Jan 2021, 4:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Getting to grips with a carbon steerer tube.
Replies: 18
Views: 646

Getting to grips with a carbon steerer tube.

Hello you clever bunch. I am the proud owner of a fancy new bike with lots of fancy things that I have no experience with - disc brakes, hydraulics, bits of carbon fibre etc. It's great but there are a couple of things in relation to the carbon fork and carbon steerer specifically that make me nervo...
by pulseezar
26 May 2020, 10:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is it possible to repair this tyre?
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: Is it possible to repair this tyre?

Thanks as always for the helpful replies!
by pulseezar
26 May 2020, 2:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is it possible to repair this tyre?
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Is it possible to repair this tyre?

Hi there, I'm a bit short on cash at the moment so am loath to spend circa £40 on a replacement Hutchinson Sector 28 tyre. My rear has a cut in it about 7mm long, it still inflates to 95 PSI but in current circumstances I don't really want to get stranded miles from home so haven't been riding it. C...
by pulseezar
19 Feb 2020, 7:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Butterfield Bicycles - Frame building Service
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: Butterfield Bicycles - Frame building Service

mig wrote:he's a great lad.


I'm sure he is...but is he any good at building frames!?