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by Jezrant
29 Sep 2019, 10:14pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Road Worlds
Replies: 65
Views: 1616

Re: Road Worlds

I bet the Worlds won't be coming back to Yorkshire for a very long time. Was the limited tellie coverage today deliberate?
by Jezrant
9 Sep 2019, 10:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim brake wear Velo Orange 'RAID' rims a visual illustration
Replies: 18
Views: 961

Re: Rim brake wear Velo Orange 'RAID' rims a visual illustration

At £25 a pop, I'd also be tempted to try a pair of those Kinlin ADHNs when the Exals need replacing for my trusty old Woodrup. Just noticed that Hubjub has moved up here to Yorkshire too. :)
by Jezrant
7 Sep 2019, 9:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim brake wear Velo Orange 'RAID' rims a visual illustration
Replies: 18
Views: 961

Re: Rim brake wear Velo Orange 'RAID' rims a visual illustration

Have you ever considered Exal's LX17? 575g, 23mm outside width, £25 @ Spa. Ah, but . . . I have this ridiculous aesthetic, where I must have highly polished rims that aren't funny squared off/angular shapes :roll: As mentioned previously I'm not complaining about 6629 miles for a rim - and if the H...
by Jezrant
6 Sep 2019, 11:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim brake wear Velo Orange 'RAID' rims a visual illustration
Replies: 18
Views: 961

Re: Rim brake wear Velo Orange 'RAID' rims a visual illustration

Have you ever considered Exal's LX17? 575g, 23mm outside width, £25 @ Spa.
by Jezrant
2 Sep 2019, 4:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best technician in Leeds?
Replies: 15
Views: 970

Re: Best technician in Leeds?

I am genuinely not being patronising but short of a wheel build what are these tasks that you need a "Technician" for. It was a replacement headset and I didn't want to shell out for a headset removal tool and headset press that would cost twice the price of tech labour. Also I have limit...
by Jezrant
31 Aug 2019, 6:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best technician in Leeds?
Replies: 15
Views: 970

Re: Best technician in Leeds?

You might want to learn how to do these jobs yourself. Pedallers' Arms have the tools and folks who can show you how to work on your bike:
https://pedallers-arms.org/
If that's too much trouble, try Chevin Cycles in Otley.
by Jezrant
11 May 2019, 11:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New frame. Steep seat angle. Unrideable.
Replies: 81
Views: 4183

Re: New frame. Steep seat angle. Unrideable.

Crikey, what a saga.

BTW, for anyone thinking of boldly going forth to buy a small (or very large) frame, I'd highly recommend a read of Tony Oliver's still very valuable book.
by Jezrant
11 May 2019, 11:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New frame. Steep seat angle. Unrideable.
Replies: 81
Views: 4183

Re: New frame. Steep seat angle. Unrideable.

Careful now, I said 'some' not all old school British framebuilders still use steep seat tube angles on small frames. I know at least two who have evolved with the times. And even Colnago has learned to relax their racing frames, slightly. :lol:
by Jezrant
11 May 2019, 11:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New frame. Steep seat angle. Unrideable.
Replies: 81
Views: 4183

Re: New frame. Steep seat angle. Unrideable.

Custom frames? :lol: Now there's a real can of worms. Don't see any geometry tables or specs on his website either. :roll: Course, but you'd hope that as it's custom, they would have deeper discussion with you on enquiry and before order. At least what you currently ride, etc. Unless you do a CAD a...
by Jezrant
11 May 2019, 11:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New frame. Steep seat angle. Unrideable.
Replies: 81
Views: 4183

Re: New frame. Steep seat angle. Unrideable.

Ah, you're caught me there. There's something still a bit of mystery. You clearly know an awful lot about how to get a proper fit on a bike. Why didn't you ask for detailed information about the frame's geometry before handing over your hard-earned cash?
by Jezrant
11 May 2019, 10:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New frame. Steep seat angle. Unrideable.
Replies: 81
Views: 4183

Re: New frame. Steep seat angle. Unrideable.

Don't see any geometry charts on Hallett's website either. :roll:
by Jezrant
11 May 2019, 2:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New frame. Steep seat angle. Unrideable.
Replies: 81
Views: 4183

Re: New frame. Steep seat angle. Unrideable.

We'd have to see the frame to know for sure, but I agree that if it really is a 76 deg seat tube for a 21" audax frame, that's OTT. That's even more than my 54cm Colnago (75 deg seat tube).
by Jezrant
11 May 2019, 12:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New frame. Steep seat angle. Unrideable.
Replies: 81
Views: 4183

Re: New frame. Steep seat angle. Unrideable.

If you want to reduce toe overlap, and you don't want to think about it, you can simply move the front wheel forward, leaving the fork offset and head angle unaltered; essentially, just moving the whole of the front of the bike forward. This will of course give greater reach, but you can reduce the...
by Jezrant
10 May 2019, 3:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New frame. Steep seat angle. Unrideable.
Replies: 81
Views: 4183

Re: New frame. Steep seat angle. Unrideable.

I almost feel sorry for the poor sods. :lol:

Somebody should start a sticky listing the 'do's' and 'don't's' of buying a frame.