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by amediasatex
19 Apr 2019, 12:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Audax build photos
Replies: 15
Views: 477

Re: Spa Audax build photos

Samuel, that looks lovely and personally I think the fit looks better aesthetically compared to your old 54 with all the spacers.

Happy riding!
by amediasatex
18 Apr 2019, 12:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mamil bikes
Replies: 26
Views: 698

Re: Mamil bikes

This thread will go well...
by amediasatex
6 Apr 2019, 1:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Safest tyre width for 22mm rims (Road)
Replies: 10
Views: 385

Re: Safest tyre width for 22mm rims (Road)

Those rims are fine with 25s and 28s, I’ve never run 23s on them but I wouldn’t worry about doing so.
by amediasatex
26 Mar 2019, 4:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: how will that steer?
Replies: 15
Views: 2190

Re: how will that steer?

Mick F wrote:It looks fun, but not as much fun as a 12sp Raleigh Chopper towing a Carry Freedom trailer with a concrete block in it.


I'll raise you a chopper and trailer with:

Cargo Bike -> Trailer -> Trailer

It was a full on road train and I was very thankful it was a mostly straight route!
by amediasatex
26 Mar 2019, 4:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: how will that steer?
Replies: 15
Views: 2190

Re: how will that steer?

My longnose cargo bike steers just fine in an emulated TT position, ie: leaning elbows on the bar style, which I've done from time to time for a change of position when heading down the canal into a headwind :-D

I'd never go as far as actually fitting aero-bars though!
by amediasatex
26 Mar 2019, 2:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ti Audax frame recommendations...
Replies: 139
Views: 11365

Re: Ti Audax frame recommendations...

By the way, amediasatex, are you happy enough with your titanium Audax now that you’ve had it for a while? Yes on the whole I'm very happy with it, once I sorted out the front end fit properly (handlebar issue, not frame) it finally became one of those bikes that I just 'melt' onto and can just ped...
by amediasatex
14 Mar 2019, 12:22pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Event: Exeter Bike Jumble - 23rd March
Replies: 0
Views: 1777

Event: Exeter Bike Jumble - 23rd March

For anyone in the SouthWest/Exeter area pop along, always some bargains to be had if you’re looking, or money to be made if you’re selling, failing that we have a kettle, a supply of tea bags and love to chat about bikes!

https://www.facebook.com/events/304173516868957/

Link to Facebook event ^
by amediasatex
27 Feb 2019, 11:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano press fit bottom brackets
Replies: 16
Views: 1269

Re: Shimano press fit bottom brackets

….Also, why on earth would Genesis make a steel frame that takes a bloody press fit bottom bracket?! the genesis brand are owned by Madison, who are also shimano importers for the UK. I would imagine that someone in shimano has said 'this is the future' or something. Probably it saves about 50p in ...
by amediasatex
22 Jan 2019, 9:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tubeless for a Single Speed?
Replies: 22
Views: 536

Re: Tubeless for a Single Speed?

IIRC the rear clearance (depending on how the chain is adjusted) on a 'flyer' is small. If you run mudguards then I suspect that a 23mm (or perhaps 25mm tyre) is as big as you can go. ... That depends on the generation of Flyer, the recent ones (2017 onwards) had their clearances incresaed in line ...
by amediasatex
17 Jan 2019, 12:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: a nasty surprise for someone....?
Replies: 60
Views: 2462

Re: a nasty surprise for someone....?

Hmmmm............ My new Spa Wayfarer Disc tourer (have I mentioned it before?) also has fittings for cantilever brakes on the frame should someone want to swap away from discs. Or need to rig emergency brakes should the discs fail when on tour. Leaving aside the issue of suitable rims, and recalli...
by amediasatex
14 Jan 2019, 11:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: a nasty surprise for someone....?
Replies: 60
Views: 2462

Re: a nasty surprise for someone....?

Hmmmm............ My new Spa Wayfarer Disc tourer (have I mentioned it before?) also has fittings for cantilever brakes on the frame should someone want to swap away from discs. Or need to rig emergency brakes should the discs fail when on tour. Leaving aside the issue of suitable rims, and recalli...
by amediasatex
14 Jan 2019, 9:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: a nasty surprise for someone....?
Replies: 60
Views: 2462

Re: a nasty surprise for someone....?

The real question is: Did they lose both pads from one brake, or one pad each from both brakes? Enquiring minds need to know... Had a hairy situation on an audax before xmas, one of my friends has had a few issues with her brakes over the last year or so (TRP cable/hydro hybrids) so was used to havi...
by amediasatex
12 Jan 2019, 9:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A good average speed to aim for??
Replies: 31
Views: 1378

Re: A good average speed to aim for??

Average speed is a function of both rider and route and weather.

X kph with a tailwind is a very different proposition to into a headwind, likewise on a flat loop Vs. a hilly one.
by amediasatex
11 Jan 2019, 8:48am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Off road history.
Replies: 43
Views: 10348

Re: Off road history.

Same here, looking forward to the book!