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by JakobW
25 May 2019, 5:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling gifts and merchandise
Replies: 12
Views: 392

Re: Cycling gifts and merchandise

Many (most?) 'cycling' gifts fall into the category of 'tat with a picture of a bike on'; there's only so many mugs, socks, notebooks etc. that I need, and I'm picky enough that I'd rather choose them myself. The range of stuff at https://www.cyclemiles.co.uk/ seems better than most, or there are va...
by JakobW
22 May 2019, 10:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Supercommuter?
Replies: 106
Views: 19121

Re: Supercommuter?

(reminded of this thread again by a reference elsewhere)

Any updates, Brucey? I think this is one of my favourite threads/bikes on this board. Does the bike live outside? I've had a quick skim of the beginning of the thread and couldn't find the answer.
by JakobW
11 May 2019, 10:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RIP David Gordon Wilson (author of 'Cycling Science')
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: RIP David Gordon Wilson (author of 'Cycling Science')

Oops - I really should have double-checked the title! As an undergrad I must have consulted an earlier edition, but only own the 3rd myself; as you say, hopefully the 4th will see the light of day.
by JakobW
11 May 2019, 3:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton tyres
Replies: 16
Views: 579

Re: Brompton tyres

These Joseph Kuosac Brompton 'race tyres' have just arrived in stock at SJS:

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/tyres-small ... nch-25349/

No idea what kind of ride they offer, mind - I can't imagine 25mm tyres on 16" wheels are going to be particularly comfy.
by JakobW
11 May 2019, 2:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RIP David Gordon Wilson (author of 'Cycling Science')
Replies: 3
Views: 243

RIP David Gordon Wilson (author of 'Cycling Science')

Just seen elsewhere; given how his _Cycling Science_ has been praised and discussed many a time on here, it seems appropriate to mark Prof. Wilson's passing:

http://news.mit.edu/2019/professor-emer ... es-91-0508
by JakobW
6 Apr 2019, 2:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... if Lion Bellworks is operating?
Replies: 11
Views: 805

Re: ... if Lion Bellworks is operating?

I couldn't find a contact number on a quick scan of their website; if you can post it here I'm happy to try giving them a ring and see if they're still going.
by JakobW
31 Mar 2019, 7:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Super Cs in Green. Anyone Seen Them?
Replies: 9
Views: 956

Re: Super Cs in Green. Anyone Seen Them?

I saw those as well, and I think it's just the normal green duck that Carradice use - when new or freshly waxed it's really quite dark, and the photos look to have been taken in indifferent light, which won't help.
by JakobW
31 Mar 2019, 4:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why there's so little discussion of cycling history?
Replies: 23
Views: 1817

Re: Why there's so little discussion of cycling history?

There's a fair number of historical threads on here, but they tend to be about specific queries and spread around the place a bit. Does the V-CC have a forum?
by JakobW
30 Mar 2019, 6:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Risks of Buying Old Titanium Frames
Replies: 14
Views: 1465

Re: Risks of Buying Old Titanium Frames

Ti is tricky to weld, and very sensitive to weld contamination. Where frames fail they tend fo go with some kind of fatigue fracture at a weld. Some of the better producers offer a lifetime warranty, but only for the first purchaser; of course if it goes after a decade or two, it's anyone's guess if...
by JakobW
30 Mar 2019, 5:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carrying food in a musette on long rides
Replies: 32
Views: 2876

Re: Carrying food in a musette on long rides

For the sake of a couple of quid I'd try it out, but I personally wouldn't recommend it for a longer day ride. Against something slippery like a cycle jersey it's going to be moving around a fair bit, especially if (as I recall you do?) have a fairly low/flat-backed riding position; if it's got an a...
by JakobW
16 Mar 2019, 4:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What should we have in our bunkhouse
Replies: 50
Views: 9570

Re: What should we have in our bunkhouse

One of these: https://www.lakeland.co.uk/25597/Dry%3ASoon-Deluxe-3-Tier-Heated-Airer-and-Cover-Offer-Bundle ? We've got the smaller model at home and it's great; depending on how much you're drying you may want a dehumidifier as well, but I'd have thought that's still more eco-friendly than a tumble...
by JakobW
25 Feb 2019, 6:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Overtaking roadies?
Replies: 84
Views: 8507

Re: Overtaking roadies?

Interesting - I'd not realised that 'tester' had at one point had a negative connotation.
by JakobW
24 Feb 2019, 9:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 678
Views: 104089

Re: Cycle Travel question!

I'm probably being really dense (or possibly it doesn't show on the mobile site?), but I can't find the donation link - where should I be looking?
by JakobW
24 Feb 2019, 8:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Overtaking roadies?
Replies: 84
Views: 8507

Re: Overtaking roadies?

I don't pedal - the flapjack in my saddlebag is so dense, I just bend spacetime around it... (Am I doing this right?) I mean, to a certain kind of driver we're all 'bloody cyclists', but I think there is a particular culture - more common in some clubs than others - that is quite insular; the kind o...
by JakobW
31 Jan 2019, 7:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: ALPKIT for touring
Replies: 18
Views: 5708

Re: ALPKIT for touring

IME Alpkit stuff is reasonable quality and decent VFM, and their customer service is supposed to be pretty good (I've never had to use it).