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by RideToWorky
7 Jan 2019, 12:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 9 speed cassette: 12-36. Too spaced out for front double?
Replies: 40
Views: 2155

Re: 9 speed cassette: 12-36. Too spaced out for front double?

Hi all,

Happy new year all! 8)

Thank you all for the info
Really good food for thought, it’s not just about the Lowest gear, it’s about the usability of the gears is well.

Thanks again

Martin 8)
by RideToWorky
26 Dec 2018, 12:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 9 speed cassette: 12-36. Too spaced out for front double?
Replies: 40
Views: 2155

9 speed cassette: 12-36. Too spaced out for front double?

Hi all, Hope you had a nice Xmas everyone! Continued ponderings on gears set up for uphill commuter – light Tourer. Is the below rear cassette usable in real life? Paring it with a 48-32 double front. 12-36 Cassette: Gearings: 12-14-16-18-21-24-28-32-36 teeth Questions: Q1.8 of the nine rings below,...
by RideToWorky
5 Dec 2018, 6:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advise pls-Bike build for hilly commuter, light tourer
Replies: 14
Views: 1096

Re: Advise pls-Bike build for hilly commuter, light tourer

I'm not a great fan of decathlon bikes Thier frames look very crude and the finish looks like a galvanised farm gate. Compared to a Boardman which always look a degree better finished and lighter too. For £500-600 a Scott speeder would be a better buy. https://m.startfitness.co.uk/scott-2016-speeds...
by RideToWorky
5 Dec 2018, 6:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advise pls-Bike build for hilly commuter, light tourer
Replies: 14
Views: 1096

Re: Advise pls-Bike build for hilly commuter, light tourer

So heavy - I won’t be able to lift easy for train trips or into car etc. No way my tiny missus will be able to Shift around easily either Just make sure you don't confuse the two:- Lifting - 1 kg off a 12 kg bike is 8.3% - probably significant. Riding - 1 kg off a 12 kg bike with a 50 kg rider is o...
by RideToWorky
4 Dec 2018, 7:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advise pls-Bike build for hilly commuter, light tourer
Replies: 14
Views: 1096

Re: Advise pls-Bike build for hilly commuter, light tourer

it might help if you say what your idea of 'lightweight' is cheers Morning Brucey, How are you? 8). Seasonal greetings! Hope you have a great Christmas coming up :-). It’s been ages since we posted. I think you were the first person to reply, years ago when I posted my first message on this forum :...
by RideToWorky
3 Dec 2018, 9:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advise pls-Bike build for hilly commuter, light tourer
Replies: 14
Views: 1096

Re: Advise pls-Bike build for hilly commuter, light tourer

I should’ve said: My new commuter has: Shimano Sora components. The local bike shop mechanic, says the Sora cable disc brakes are really good and reliable. I’m happy with this level of components, Tiagra et cetera. To keep the costs reasonable, for example with the triban Rc520 as a base Bike to bui...
by RideToWorky
3 Dec 2018, 8:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advise pls-Bike build for hilly commuter, light tourer
Replies: 14
Views: 1096

Advise pls-Bike build for hilly commuter, light tourer

Hi all, Bought a winter commuter bike. Bit of a revelation. 1. Low gears - triple 2. Panniers - vs heavy laptop rucksack etc 3, disc brakes - awesome downhill rainy braking Only real Issues is: 1. So heavy - I won’t be able to lift easy for train trips or into car etc. No way my tiny missus will be ...
by RideToWorky
1 Dec 2018, 4:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Double VS triple. Sheldon gears say 1.9 VS 1.8. Comparable?
Replies: 15
Views: 620

Re: Double VS triple. Sheldon gears say 1.9 VS 1.8. Comparable?

Hi all,

Thank you so much for the info!

Really good food for thought, it’s not just about the Lowest gear, it’s about the usability of the gears is well.

Thanks again

Martin
by RideToWorky
1 Dec 2018, 10:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Double VS triple. Sheldon gears say 1.9 VS 1.8. Comparable?
Replies: 15
Views: 620

Double VS triple. Sheldon gears say 1.9 VS 1.8. Comparable?

Hi all, Long time not on this forum! Back onto commuting up those steep hills in Bristol. I see that double front ring setups have come a long way with gravel bikes becoming fashionable. Looking at Sheldon’s gear ratio website. For the lowest gear available, I see the gear ratios are: Double mring e...
by RideToWorky
18 Sep 2016, 8:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Electronic Shifting
Replies: 204
Views: 11049

Re: Electronic Shifting

Hi all, Interesting debate this! I guess a positive take on this is: The increase in interest in bicycles gives companies more scope to do research and development to improve cycling Fair weather bicycle riders are providing the commercial buying to let this happen. With any luck, the research and d...
by RideToWorky
10 Sep 2016, 3:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Giant Defy Advanced 3 2016 or Cannondale Synapse Disc Tiagra 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 442

Re: Giant Defy Advanced 3 2016 or Cannondale Synapse Disc Tiagra 2017

Hi Neil, Happy riding with your new road bike! If the bike is actually going to be used for commuting, and it is your only bike, then I strongly suggest having a road bike with proper mudguard eyelets. I have a Cannondale synapse. Lovely bike, but all the mudguard possibilities are all a bit flimsy....
by RideToWorky
6 Sep 2016, 2:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Michelin pro four Endurance v2 - Max PSI 87?!
Replies: 8
Views: 1009

Re: Michelin pro four Endurance v2 - Max PSI 87?!

Hi all, Many thanks for the advice! I have a foot pump, and it's pretty imprecise, a lot of the air goes out of the tires when I take the adaptor off. For the old 25MM tires, I would just pop them up as hard as I can, and I did that to self, and just check they are hard Can I do this for the 28mm ty...
by RideToWorky
6 Sep 2016, 1:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New tires – no direction arrows – put on different ways on bike. Issues?!
Replies: 13
Views: 1467

New tires – no direction arrows – put on different ways on bike. Issues?!

Hi all, New tires – no direction arrows – put on different ways on bike. Issues?! 28MM new tyres Continent to insurance pro for version two No tread on the tires. No I will indicators on the tires, to say which way forward I accidentally put the tires on differently on front and back. The wording is...
by RideToWorky
4 Sep 2016, 7:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Michelin pro four Endurance v2 - Max PSI 87?!
Replies: 8
Views: 1009

Michelin pro four Endurance v2 - Max PSI 87?!

hi All, Michelin pro four insurance v2 - Max PSI 87?! I've managed to fit the front new tire. It started raining, so had to pack things away. Will finish the rest tomorrow I noticed something though, packing up. On the tire sidewall, it says the maximum psi is 87?! Road bike tires, pumped up hard, w...