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by 21pavone
16 Dec 2019, 8:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheels - number of spokes
Replies: 31
Views: 1257

Re: Wheels - number of spokes

I've ridden Mavic's Factory built ksyrium SSCs with 20/18 spoke count at 107kg actual body weight for thousands of miles, also ride 24/20 carbon wheels and have done so at the aforementioned weight. I bought a pair of 28/24 Dura Ace/Velocity wheels for light touring and audax, I shan't be concerned...
by 21pavone
16 Dec 2019, 6:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheels - number of spokes
Replies: 31
Views: 1257

Re: Wheels - number of spokes

Thanks for the further replies. Funny how topics morph to become different from when they started out. My query was about strength when carrying luggage, not about the (hardly noticeable) weight penalty of an extra 4/8/12 spokes - delete as applicable - in particular whether the current 28 spoke whe...
by 21pavone
15 Dec 2019, 7:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheels - number of spokes
Replies: 31
Views: 1257

Re: Wheels - number of spokes

Thanks for the comments.

Yep, I think my first instinct was correct. Better start looking for some new wheels. Hope and Spa Cycles look good.....
by 21pavone
15 Dec 2019, 6:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheels - number of spokes
Replies: 31
Views: 1257

Wheels - number of spokes

I’ve been a cyclist for many years and when touring with panniers I’ve always used 36 spoke wheels or 32 for a short, lighter laden trip. My new Trek Checkpoint ALR5 has 28 spoke wheels, Trek quoting a maximum weight limit (bike + rider + cargo) of 125kg/275lb. I’m 77kg/170lb so it looks as though t...
by 21pavone
13 Feb 2018, 11:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Retro Clothing
Replies: 9
Views: 1012

Re: Retro Clothing

smep wrote:Perhaps not technical but please does anyone know where I might possibly find 1960's style tracksuit tops/plus fours/ cycling apparel.
Thank you,
Steve.


I’d say too look at Tudor Sports too http://www.tudorsports.co.uk/
by 21pavone
13 Feb 2018, 11:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle insurance for very short trip around Mallorca
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: Cycle insurance for very short trip around Mallorca

Hi, I'm flying out to Mallorca in April where I'm hiring a bike and cycling around the mountain range for a total of 5 days stopping in a different town each night (already booked). Flying home on 6th day. Can anyone recommend reasonably costed insurance for such a trip? Many thanks Nigel I usually...
by 21pavone
4 Jan 2018, 3:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Front Light for daytime
Replies: 85
Views: 6634

Re: Front Light for daytime

Hi All, Just got back into Cycling & I'm loving it. All of my Cycling is done during daylight hours & I'm looking for a bright front light to alert Car drivers that I'm there. Can anyone recommend a bright front light (LED perhaps). I've seen the flashing ones & they get my attention wh...
by 21pavone
1 Feb 2017, 8:59am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: West Yorkshire Cycle Route
Replies: 0
Views: 358

West Yorkshire Cycle Route

Is anyone able to advise on suitable accommodation on the WYCR? I aim to do it over 3 days/2 nights. I'll be starting from Bramhope and looking to stay at round about the 50 and 100 mile marks. Thanks.
by 21pavone
13 Apr 2015, 10:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Smaller compact chainset
Replies: 9
Views: 2001

Smaller compact chainset

Is a smaller (ultra compact?) chainset with 46/30 rings available, compatible with Shimano 11-speed?