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by hujev
1 Feb 2019, 5:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is there a perfect bike for commuting?
Replies: 86
Views: 6253

Re: Is there a perfect bike for commuting?

Why yes, there is! My 84 Trek 830:

http://rjl.us/velo/trek830-1.htm
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It even cycled through the 'polar vortex' hype of earlier this week.

(keywords: ~1984-85 mtb geometry, butterfly bars, 26" wheels, etc.)

Thanks for asking!
by hujev
15 Jan 2019, 12:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The timeless appeal of 7-speed gearing
Replies: 180
Views: 9111

Re: The timeless appeal of fiddling with bikes

Hujev's gears in another (hopefully more easily digestible) format here http://ritzelrechner.de/?GR=DERS&KB=30,41,50&RZ=13,15,17,20,23,26,30&UF=2185&TF=90&SL=2.6&UN=MPH&DV=gearInches&GR2=DERS&KB2=24,36,46&RZ2=13,14,15,17,21,26,30&UF2=2185 The one built ro...
by hujev
14 Jan 2019, 11:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The timeless appeal of 7-speed gearing
Replies: 180
Views: 9111

Re: The timeless appeal of not going too far down a new path when there's plently left on the one you're on

In reference to quote below and in explanation of my timidity- Well, I'm not super old, but old enough that: a) I've got too many bikes(&trike) so had better not gain any new interests as space is tight, b) I've gotten used to 5,6,7 speed freewheels so can't really imagine a 'need' for single sp...
by hujev
10 Jan 2019, 3:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The timeless appeal of 7-speed gearing
Replies: 180
Views: 9111

Re: The timeless appeal of 7-speed gearing

Glad this tread was resurrected, as I'd missed it before ( hoping I did at least; if I didn't, I probably already replied with 87% the same thing I'm about to write here... ) 5, 6, or 7 speed freewheels (er, blocks) for me! I'm finally getting around to building up two Woodrup frames; one a custom t...
by hujev
30 Nov 2018, 1:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mercian Shop Closing
Replies: 94
Views: 2956

Re: Mercian Shop Closing

Wow, that's a shock. Can't be so good for the sales staff, but they tell it straight how it is on the post and thank goodness they're continuing their famous framebuilding which of course is how the World knows them! Let's hope the current trend toward custom handmade frames continues and they can m...
by hujev
29 Aug 2018, 11:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Classic Frame Builder Wanted
Replies: 45
Views: 2805

Re: Classic Frame Builder Wanted

Hmm, haven't been paying attention I guess as I missed this. I asked the same question back in 2015. [ https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=97853&p=909602#p909602 ] I wound up having Kevin Sayles at Woodrup build me a frame, which is a great old-style horizontal top tubes 1" ...
by hujev
17 Aug 2018, 6:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about Indian long distance cycle tourists?
Replies: 1
Views: 302

... about Indian long distance cycle tourists?

... because I've been searching & reading a lot of 20th c. touring stories again, and there seems to be quite a few by Indians that don't get mentioned so often in 'my favo(u)rite touring books' sort of lists. I'm getting curious. An example, I've just ordered is "A dollar and the world&quo...
by hujev
16 Aug 2018, 11:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bernard Newman cycle author, spy, etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: Bernard Newman cycle author, spy, etc.

Strange question... In response to your post https://www.cyclinguk.org/article/bernard-newman-greatest-cycling-adventurer-youve-never-heard right? That's excellent - but don't ask, just do! Found it a couple days ago as was making another round of gleaning 1920s-70s English cycling books to read. My...
by hujev
8 Aug 2018, 6:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what's going on with framebuilder steve goff?
Replies: 68
Views: 7327

Re: what's going on with framebuilder steve goff?

I've got an email chain with his estimated cost per my (fairly standard) specs (~£1200; thought I'd be decent and deposit most of the cost to limit his pre-expense!), various promise times not met (several times), etc. and confirmation of the deposit/payment so I think it'd be pretty hard for him to...
by hujev
8 Aug 2018, 5:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what's going on with framebuilder steve goff?
Replies: 68
Views: 7327

Re: what's going on with framebuilder steve goff?

A follow-up to this, for the information of those interested and those with ideas. As mentioned above, I transferred £1000 to Goff in September 2016 and no progress had been made (other than excuses) as of march of this year when I asked to cancel the order. The last communication I had with Goff wa...
by hujev
31 May 2018, 3:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Drop bar mirror.
Replies: 41
Views: 1446

Re: Drop bar mirror.

Of course a tricycle can't fall over (unless you don't lean on a corner!), but on bikes I usually fold them in when parking, just in case. Mirrycle sells replacement parts - arms, mirrors, all other bits - (they're us made, so easy enough to order here, maybe too much of a hassle in the UK). They're...
by hujev
30 May 2018, 11:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Drop bar mirror.
Replies: 41
Views: 1446

Re: Drop bar mirror.

Yes, this one: https://www.mirrycle.com/product/mountain-mirrycle-mirror/ It comes with two end wedge bits to account for bars of different diameter - fits fine on 'normal' bars I've used it on. Here's a photo of one on my Longstaff trike (I left the second 'arm' se4gment off on this one): http://hu...
by hujev
30 May 2018, 8:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Drop bar mirror.
Replies: 41
Views: 1446

Re: Drop bar mirror.

Another 'vote' for the Mirrycle - I like brake levers with the cables from the tops and use that version mostly, but the bar-end version is even sturdier and less hassle to install. Of course it precludes use of bar-end shifters. The one variant I can't find a cure for is my butterfly bars... no 'dr...
by hujev
11 May 2018, 7:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Servicing MKS Sylvan Touring pedals
Replies: 23
Views: 1669

Re: Servicing MKS Sylvan Touring pedals

These are my favo(u)rite pedals, and have them on all my bikes (the trike has Suntour Superbes!). Regreasing and adjusting them when new is a great 'old style' activity that I enjoy. I usually 'overpack' them, figuring that the extra grease oozing out helps keep dirt out a little. The only thing tha...
by hujev
1 May 2018, 10:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What to do with a written-off frame?
Replies: 15
Views: 1596

Re: What to do with a written-off frame?

Build your own Frank Berto Derailleur Testing Machine!

... Pictured on this ripoff site, from his book (which is fully worth buying - any of them!):
http://www.khurramhashmi.org/khurramweb ... ide-7.html