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by oneten
19 Jul 2020, 6:09pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: sustrans cuts routes
Replies: 85
Views: 3637

Re: National Cycle Network Being Slashed

See Sustrans' official NCN map - http://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/ncn Glancing at the above updated NCN map, I'm surprised to see that the section of NCN2 at Fairlight between Rye and Hastings hasn't been removed (though it is in blue as 'on road' with a red square ). I rode along it last week an...
by oneten
28 Jun 2020, 1:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front fork braze-on bolts
Replies: 20
Views: 721

Re: Front fork braze-on bolts

….. Now here's my question. Is the hole on each side of the fork blade tapped with a right hand thread (requiring a short standard bolt to wind in from each side) or is it threaded to receive one long bolt all the way through and out the other side?...…. Perhaps I am missing something obvious here ...
by oneten
27 Jun 2020, 7:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front fork braze-on bolts
Replies: 20
Views: 721

Front fork braze-on bolts

Hi, just a quick question about front fork braze-ons. I assume that the 5mm hex bolts should be in place when no front rack is fitted, to prevent water finding its way inside the forks. But I've noticed that the hole seems to go right through the fork. Now here's my question. Is the hole on each sid...
by oneten
25 Jun 2020, 11:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling Mitt Recommendations
Replies: 46
Views: 1788

Re: Cycling Mitt Recommendations

It’s easy enough to loose things and occasionally I make the mistake of putting something down somewhere safe and then having my train of thought disrupted. I can’t help directly with the gloves but perhaps my response might help in an indirect way. It wasn’t always the case but these days my habit...
by oneten
20 Jun 2020, 6:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any experience of the CINELLI Hobootleg Easy Travel Bike -
Replies: 35
Views: 922

Re: Any experience of the CINELLI Hobootleg Easy Travel Bike -

reohn2 wrote:
whoof wrote:There are Salsa Vaya and Casserole in about medium size in the for sale section on here.
Both about the cost of the Cinelli.

Both those bikes are considerably cheaper than the Cinelli,the Vaya is an excellent touring mount.


Sad to say, I think the Vaya Salsa may have already gone :| :cry:
by oneten
20 Jun 2020, 5:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any experience of the CINELLI Hobootleg Easy Travel Bike -
Replies: 35
Views: 922

Re: Any experience of the CINELLI Hobootleg Easy Travel Bike -

Shreds wrote:Simply Bearings in Leigh, Lancashire

https://simplybearings.co.uk/shop/

have just about every kind of bearing imaginable and are swift and not unduly expensive. Very fast mail order service too. An easy upgrade anyone could do.


Thanks Shreds.
by oneten
20 Jun 2020, 5:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any experience of the CINELLI Hobootleg Easy Travel Bike -
Replies: 35
Views: 922

Re: Any experience of the CINELLI Hobootleg Easy Travel Bike -

I bought the Cinellihobo (as it was then called) shortly after it was introduced, marketed as ‘the bike that didn’t exist’, or some such. Nowadays, it would be called a gravel bike. It’s a great machine, and until very recently has been my only bike, used for shopping, tootling around and long dist...
by oneten
20 Jun 2020, 4:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frame flexing more than before?
Replies: 20
Views: 721

Re: Frame flexing more than before?

your frame flexes back each time i take it? it's not just gradually distorting in one direction? Yes Bruce... I think mig asked that question, not me. cheers Still pleased to say it springs back Brucey, even if you didn't ask the question! :) To be honest I'm feeling a lot happier about the whole t...
by oneten
20 Jun 2020, 2:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frame flexing more than before?
Replies: 20
Views: 721

Re: Frame flexing more than before?

Have you access to another similar bike to compare the degree of flexibility? My test goes; Stand next to the bike, one hand on the stem, other hand on the saddle. Pull one towards you, push other one away. Reverse, repeat. Same starting position, but put toe of one foot on crank/BB axle end, and p...
by oneten
20 Jun 2020, 2:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frame flexing more than before?
Replies: 20
Views: 721

Re: Frame flexing more than before?

your frame flexes back each time i take it? it's not just gradually distorting in one direction?

Yes Bruce, it springs back just the same and the flex is about the same amount on either side. I think it is simply a characteristic of the 531 tubing.
by oneten
20 Jun 2020, 2:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frame flexing more than before?
Replies: 20
Views: 721

Re: Frame flexing more than before?

I too have a Nigel Dean Tour Ace although mine is the rarer 753 model. I also have a Raleigh frame with Reynolds 708 which has the larger dia top tube. The 708 is noticeably stiffer when riding out of the saddle and firmer on bumps than any 531 or 753 frame I have ridden and would be my choice if I...
by oneten
20 Jun 2020, 1:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frame flexing more than before?
Replies: 20
Views: 721

Re: Frame flexing more than before?

roubaixtuesday wrote:I used to own a 25" Tour Ace of near identical vintage.

The flexing sounds fine, no issue.

Mine failed by the "ears" on the seat stays cracking after 25 years or so use.


Now that is very reassuring. The seat stays look fine. thanks!
by oneten
20 Jun 2020, 1:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frame flexing more than before?
Replies: 20
Views: 721

Re: Frame flexing more than before?

Mick F wrote:My 1986 531c Mercian is beautifully flexible. An absolute dream to ride.
I've used four full panniers with it, and it was fine.


Thanks Mick F. And Cornish terrain is a lot harsher than the rolling hills of Kent!
by oneten
20 Jun 2020, 1:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frame flexing more than before?
Replies: 20
Views: 721

Re: Frame flexing more than before?

Hello Thirdcrank. It could well be, as you suggest, a case of cyclist's hypochondria! I think I might have caught a dose after talking to 'an expert'. When I mentioned about trying a frame with a different geometry, ie a lower sloping top tube, he showed me his modern bike-packing tourer/adventure b...
by oneten
18 Jun 2020, 10:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any experience of the CINELLI Hobootleg Easy Travel Bike -
Replies: 35
Views: 922

Re: Any experience of the CINELLI Hobootleg Easy Travel Bike -

Certainly lots to think about from the above posts - thanks everyone. It never occurred to me about the smaller hub width/ chain stay width; my Dean frame is a mere 127mm and the original wheel did have a few spokes break on the drive train side. Hasn't happened (yet) on the beefier wheels built by ...