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by andyh2
20 Feb 2019, 7:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Long tail cargo (possibly e-bike), or regular bike for commuting with 1 child in hilly town
Replies: 11
Views: 1857

Re: Long tail cargo (possibly e-bike), or regular bike for commuting with 1 child in hilly town

I tried a few child carrying options over the years; Brompton with IT Chair brilliant solution for carrying 2-4 yr old where you might want to include public transport for part of the journey and/or have limited storage space at home or unsafe parking at destination. Child seat on a standard bike wa...
by andyh2
18 Sep 2018, 8:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Genesis Vagabond
Replies: 59
Views: 4774

Re: Genesis Vagabond

I keep thinking about getting one of those framesets too. I've got a pair of WTB Nano 29x2.1 ready if I do. They come up a little bigger than 2" Big Bens (which are really 1.8"), seem to roll at least as well on road and have better grip off road. Probably not as puncture resistant, but I ...
by andyh2
15 Aug 2018, 7:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton mods - 2x3 gearing to 3x3
Replies: 17
Views: 1742

Re: Brompton mods - 2x3 gearing to 3x3

That makes sense Brucey. Mind you on my Brompton I chose to change from 3 speed to singlespeed, which was fine at the time for the routes I was using it on.
by andyh2
15 Aug 2018, 4:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton mods - 2x3 gearing to 3x3
Replies: 17
Views: 1742

Re: Brompton mods - 2x3 gearing to 3x3

May have been all in my mind, but I felt the 5sp SA was more draggy than the 3.

Probably be worth contacting Ben at Kinetics in Glasgow www.kinetics-online.co.uk as he’s done several Brompton gearing upgrades including Shimano Alfines and Rolhofs.
by andyh2
5 Jun 2016, 10:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: of a tyre like a Pasela, but larger volume
Replies: 10
Views: 702

Re: of a tyre like a Pasela, but larger volume

Depending on your weight you probably could run them lower. The 30f, 45r I was using is for my 86kg weight. Certainly worth giving running a lower pressure a try.
by andyh2
4 Jun 2016, 8:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: of a tyre like a Pasela, but larger volume
Replies: 10
Views: 702

Re: of a tyre like a Pasela, but larger volume

I was tempted by the Compass Rat Trap Pass tyres, but I passed because of my concerns over mud on the road. Whilst I wait for a larger vol Pasela I've decided to let go of my weight concerns for now and try some 26 x 2.15 Big Ben's (760g each for the 'Lite' skin version eek!). Before I put the Pasel...
by andyh2
1 Jun 2016, 10:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: of a tyre like a Pasela, but larger volume
Replies: 10
Views: 702

of a tyre like a Pasela, but larger volume

I like the folding bead 26 x 1.75" Paselas. Supple enough, light enough and just enough tread to make riding lanes with occassional bits of tractor mud OK. What I'd really like is the same features with a bit more volume. A real life 26 x 52mm (the Paselas come up 42mm) would be ideal. Big Appl...
by andyh2
20 Sep 2014, 6:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice/Info Please on *another* Dawes Galaxy
Replies: 51
Views: 6937

Re: Advice/Info Please on *another* Dawes Galaxy

My Galaxy is the same vintage. It has the same rear brake and is fine with 700 size wheel. The original front I've swapped out for a tektro very deep drop caliper I had, so I'm not sure if the original would have accepted a 700 wheel. The slightly smaller 700 rim size has allowed me to use 700 x 37m...
by andyh2
3 Sep 2014, 4:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame size vs wheelbase
Replies: 17
Views: 1881

Re: Frame size vs wheelbase

It does seem as if bike design follows (has to?) what the market says is right and if the market 'decides' a particular wheel size is necessary then frame compromises follow. I'm not quite sure why, for example, a surly long haul trucker tourer in 42cm size has 75 degree seat angle and in 62cm size ...
by andyh2
29 Aug 2014, 12:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: frame fitting satchel or messenger bag
Replies: 2
Views: 476

Re: frame fitting satchel or messenger bag

It does look as if custom fit framebag with messenger type bag to fit inside it for when off the bike might be the way to go and the alpkit kit ones look good. I've plenty of frame space, it's for a 63cm horizontal top tube Galaxy :)
by andyh2
28 Aug 2014, 5:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: frame fitting satchel or messenger bag
Replies: 2
Views: 476

frame fitting satchel or messenger bag

.... where to get a reasonably priced satchel or messenger bag that is designed to fit within the frame of a bike and be easily detachable? A standard messenger bag with 3 or 4 strategically placed D rings to add straps for carrying in frame would do the job, but I'd prefer not to go down the DIY ro...
by andyh2
11 Aug 2014, 11:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 1" threaded forks
Replies: 31
Views: 2476

Re: 1" threaded forks

If you can convert to threadless then there's a 1" version of the Surly cross check that has axle to crown of 400mm.
by andyh2
29 Jul 2014, 4:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Long Haul Trucker and Disc Trucker fork comparison
Replies: 32
Views: 2716

Re: Long Haul Trucker and Disc Trucker fork comparison

I'm not sure, but I think the 30 year old Galaxy has the sort of tube set that would probably be on maybe an Audax bike now, but with the long chainstays and relaxed angles of a tourer. The conversion from 27" to 700 wheels has given clearance for 37mm Vittoria Randoneur tyres (bought on your r...
by andyh2
29 Jul 2014, 2:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Long Haul Trucker and Disc Trucker fork comparison
Replies: 32
Views: 2716

Re: Long Haul Trucker and Disc Trucker fork comparison

and I'm hoping it would continue....... disc trucker >>>>>>>>>> Salsa Cromoto fork >>>>>>>> Inbred rigid fork The Inbred as a converted do-it-all bike is OKish, but there's all the other compromises that come along with a converted MTB... shorter chainstays, higher BB, short head tube, limited braze...
by andyh2
29 Jul 2014, 12:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Long Haul Trucker and Disc Trucker fork comparison
Replies: 32
Views: 2716

Re: Long Haul Trucker and Disc Trucker fork comparison

"If you didn't like the disk forks it's would be easy to swap them for LHT ones." -that's an obvious solution I hadn't considered :roll: