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by elPedro666
8 Jul 2021, 1:29pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Vittoria Diamante Pro 700 / 24mm
Replies: 0
Views: 77

Vittoria Diamante Pro 700 / 24mm

Bit of a long shot, but if you don't ask...

I've worn through the rear while the front still looks okay (I didn't notice in time to switch them), so if anyone has a spare they don't require it would be appreciated.

Thanks [emoji4]

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my VOG-L09 using hovercraft full of eels.

by elPedro666
26 May 2021, 4:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Velo Orange Sabot Pedals
Replies: 25
Views: 1591

Re: Velo Orange Sabot Pedals

Cowsham wrote:
elPedro666 wrote: 25 May 2021, 8:20pm
Cowsham wrote:
NO!

Is that in objection to my pun? Fair enough if so, I can only apologise [emoji23]

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my VOG-L09 using hovercraft full of eels.
No to the bushings in the v12's -- there's a thread here about ball bearings in pedals -- I think Brucey started it. -- I'll get a link.
While I've absolutely no doubt that thread will be both interesting and enlightening, the fact remains that they run & run (& run) in the harshest of conditions and when they finally do require attention, rebuild kits are readily available and you can have them back to good as new in the time it takes the kettle to boil. There's good reason that they're legendary amongst mountainbikers.

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my VOG-L09 using hovercraft full of eels.

by elPedro666
25 May 2021, 8:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Velo Orange Sabot Pedals
Replies: 25
Views: 1591

Re: Velo Orange Sabot Pedals


Cowsham wrote:
elPedro666 wrote: 25 May 2021, 6:46am very light and are a bargain to boot (pun very much intended! [emoji39]). Those do have reflector mounts.

NO!

Is that in objection to my pun? Fair enough if so, I can only apologise [emoji23]

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my VOG-L09 using hovercraft full of eels.

by elPedro666
25 May 2021, 6:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Velo Orange Sabot Pedals
Replies: 25
Views: 1591

Re: Velo Orange Sabot Pedals

Was also going to recommend the indestructible DMR V12 (I use the newer shape Magnesium on an mtb and the grip is phenomenal and the bearings legendary), but no reflectors, so instead was going to suggest the Wellgo copies. My partner has a set of Magnesium Wellgo on her mtb and they have stood up to endless filth and pressure washing for year now without complaint (just the pedals, not her [emoji38]) are very light and are a bargain to boot (pun very much intended! [emoji39]). Those do have reflector mounts.

Hopefully the OP is sorted now (Shimano is also a great choice I think), but may be useful to someone else.

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my VOG-L09 using hovercraft full of eels.

by elPedro666
13 May 2021, 4:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 25mm inner tube in 28mm tyre
Replies: 14
Views: 1173

Re: 25mm inner tube in 28mm tyre

I remember one of the early mtb innovators, I think it was Geoff Apps (Cleland), advocating for the largest tubes you could sensibly fit, that way when they were pinched or came into contact with a thorn etc they would be under far less tension and wouldn't (necessarily) fail immediately.

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my VOG-L09 using hovercraft full of eels.

by elPedro666
12 May 2021, 4:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear Hanger - 1997 M2 Allez
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: Rear Hanger - 1997 M2 Allez

BETD and gearhangershop.co.uk would be my starting points, but I wonder if that frame shares a hanger with any others, RetroBike might be the best place to ask about that. Otherwise, as a last option I wonder if 3D printing is an option option, rather than the usual visit to a local machine shop (with your old hanger for reference). There are people who specialise in prototyping who might be able to help with that.

Have you emailed Spesh directly? Never know what might still be in a drawer somewhere.

Good luck staying sane while trawling through Spesh hangers of a similar vintage!

Oh, and when you do find one, for goodness sake buy three! [emoji23]

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my VOG-L09 using hovercraft full of eels.

by elPedro666
12 May 2021, 4:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best wishes for Brucey
Replies: 509
Views: 36507

Re: Best wishes for Brucey

Fantastic to hear from the horse's mouth, sincerely hope the recovery continues apace.

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my VOG-L09 using hovercraft full of eels.


by elPedro666
11 May 2021, 10:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear combination
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: Gear combination

Just to add - and apologies if I'm into 'sucking eggs' territory here - once you've got it all together just gently double-check that you have enough chain length to cope with an accidental big/big combo.

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my VOG-L09 using hovercraft full of eels.

by elPedro666
9 May 2021, 9:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: VSF Fahrradmanufaktur equivalent
Replies: 25
Views: 1389

Re: VSF Fahrradmanufaktur equivalent

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/FBUDCLODI ... lodia-bike

Alfine, dynamo, only in Medium I think...

If I'm not mistaken, PlanetX might be happy to swap various components at point of purchase, if that helps.

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my VOG-L09 using hovercraft full of eels.


by elPedro666
9 May 2021, 9:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: VSF Fahrradmanufaktur equivalent
Replies: 25
Views: 1389

Re: VSF Fahrradmanufaktur equivalent

I was momentarily excited by the .co.uk address, but it does look like a German shop. PlanetX were recently heavily discounting something which superficially looked similar, but I didn't look closely enough to say anything concrete. Worth a quick look though I think.


https://m.bikester.co.uk/vsf-fahrradman ... CAQAvD_BwE



I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my VOG-L09 using hovercraft full of eels.

by elPedro666
8 May 2021, 6:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Henry Wildeberry & Ms Cools
Replies: 9
Views: 810

Re: Henry Wildeberry & Ms Cools

Good heavens, no wonder you need an optimistic distraction! Hope you're feeling well enough to ride soon and thanks for the link; I'd not come across them before.

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my VOG-L09 using hovercraft full of eels.

by elPedro666
8 May 2021, 2:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New 2 speed hub gear ...
Replies: 26
Views: 1249

Re: New 2 speed hub gear ...

As others have commented; I love the idea and how it works, but the cost - both initial and replacement cassettes etc - are completely prohibitive at least for the time being...

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my VOG-L09 using hovercraft full of eels.

by elPedro666
7 May 2021, 5:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre size confusion
Replies: 10
Views: 923

Re: Tyre size confusion

Thistle wrote:Thank you all, especially for the help in posting the photo!

It might be my menopausal brain but those charts still don't make a lot of sense to me. I'm assuming I can use 35 width but am wondering if 38 or 40 will also work, Schwalbe Marathon type, assuming they fit the mudguards, etc. :oops:
Have happily run 2"+ mountain bike tyres on 16mm id rims, so I'd suggest you'll be nowhere near the limit when you run out of clearance!

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my VOG-L09 using hovercraft full of eels.

by elPedro666
7 May 2021, 4:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre size confusion
Replies: 10
Views: 923

Re: Tyre size confusion

Short answer: I'd be quite happy to run 35mm (and wider) tyres on those rims, frame/guard clearance permitting of course.

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my VOG-L09 using hovercraft full of eels.

by elPedro666
6 May 2021, 10:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pushing RD capacity - advice please
Replies: 41
Views: 1833

Re: Pushing RD capacity - advice please

Great to hear it was successful without any overly-heinous outlay [emoji106]
GideonReade wrote:...most of the others are triples geared to haul coal...
...the hill is only after we've split off, squad wouldn't know if we caught the bus up it...
[emoji23]


GideonReade wrote:...whatever beast represents midway between tortoise and hare?
I'm picturing either a hare in a hardhat, or a tortoise with a shell shaped like an aero helmet!

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my VOG-L09 using hovercraft full of eels.