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by amediasatex
13 Oct 2020, 10:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sheldon Brown - always has the answer
Replies: 8
Views: 490

Re: Sheldon Brown - always has the answer

If you wan the option to mount/remove mudguards like that without having to remove the brake then I prefer to use the Gilles Berthoud version, not quite as fancily finished but can buy individual nuts in different lengths for £2.99 each https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/images/products/medium/37772.jpg ht...
by amediasatex
9 Oct 2020, 9:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alternative to Deda Piega bars
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Re: Alternative to Deda Piega bars

The only other silver compact shape bars with 26.0 clamp that I’m aware of are SOMA Highway 1.

There’s supposedly some compact Nitto bars with a 26.0 clamp but I’ve never come across them in the flesh in the UK.
by amediasatex
6 Oct 2020, 1:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mavic OpenPRO 36h?
Replies: 9
Views: 470

Re: Mavic OpenPRO 36h?

Thanks folks Some thoughts and ideas to be getting on with, mainly that I should move away from Open PRO, my rims of choice for lots of years. They were once a perfect example of an excellent rim at a sensible price, these days there are far better rims available (at greater cost) and rims of at le...
by amediasatex
5 Oct 2020, 10:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Wharfe (deluxe)
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: Spa Wharfe (deluxe)

I bought a Wharfe Deluxe not all that long ago and it is the hardest saddle I have ever had! For ref I'm no stranger to leather saddles and have Brooks (B17s, Swifts, Team Pro), Gilles Berthoud (Soulor, Galbier and Aspin) and Spa saddles (Aire and Nidd) and none of them come even close to the Wharfe...
by amediasatex
25 Sep 2020, 2:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: List of British name manufacturers bicycles
Replies: 23
Views: 778

Re: List of British name manufacturers bicycles

I think only late Holdsworth(y) frames were farmed out. They started as "real" builders . Some quite nice frames. By chance, I also have one of those - this is a 1982 Mistral. Now, of course, PlanetX own the brand. I meant the other way, as in Holdsworthy built frames for many other peopl...
by amediasatex
25 Sep 2020, 9:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: List of British name manufacturers bicycles
Replies: 23
Views: 778

Re: List of British name manufacturers bicycles

It can't be that much? Yes it can. Time was, loads of towns had specialist builders, and many had several. I started riding in Cheshire in the late 70s. We could choose from Harry Hall and others in Manchester, Riva Sport in Prestbury (Macclesfield), one or two I've forgotten in Stockport, Harry Qu...
by amediasatex
22 Sep 2020, 5:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gear ratios, in inches
Replies: 43
Views: 1624

Re: Gear ratios, in inches

Mick I fear you may be in for a surprise, I’ve ridden with him on an Audax before, the man has some mighty climbing legs!
by amediasatex
2 Sep 2020, 11:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stainless Steel frames v other steels
Replies: 40
Views: 1466

Re: Stainless Steel frames v other steels

Stainless cracked !!! worrying. Is stainless too hard and brittle to make a good bike ?? Received wisdom - my mates stainless bike broke and rides like a pneumatic drill No not necessarily and I’ve broken frames of every material, is happily buy another stainless one in the future if the mood took ...
by amediasatex
1 Sep 2020, 8:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stainless Steel frames v other steels
Replies: 40
Views: 1466

Re: Stainless Steel frames v other steels

I’ve got one made of KVA stainless tubing, it rides superbly and *almost* identical to the Reynolds 725 version of the same frame... but the stainless one has a larger diameter press-fit BB shell and the 725 has a normal BSA shell. Other than that geometry is identical and tube sized very similar bu...
by amediasatex
29 Aug 2020, 4:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Nitto Randonneur bars
Replies: 11
Views: 460

Re: Nitto Randonneur bars

It might, but I have 177s in 40/42/44 and they’re all 100mm. The 115s with the 120mm sleeve were 40cm, and the 135s with 100mm sleeve were 45cm. I also wondered if it wa sleeve diameter related but again the 177s are 26.0mm, the 115 and 135 are both 25.4. Maybe it’s more to do with the specific alum...
by amediasatex
29 Aug 2020, 4:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Nitto Randonneur bars
Replies: 11
Views: 460

Re: Nitto Randonneur bars

Sadly the sleeve on a 135 is only 100mm (it really is 100mm, the tape is at an angle in the pic making it look like less) http://morag.notdot.org/photos/bars/IMG_6609.JPG Same on a 177 (noodle) http://morag.notdot.org/photos/bars/IMG_6610.JPG But the Nitto B115 do have a 120mm sleeve though, don't h...
by amediasatex
29 Aug 2020, 3:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Nitto Randonneur bars
Replies: 11
Views: 460

Re: Nitto Randonneur bars

If nobody chips in before I’ll measure some later this eve as have numerous Nitto bars, including a 135, pretty sure the sleeves are similar width on them all but will check that too.
by amediasatex
18 Aug 2020, 9:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Yet another reason to avoid carbon frames
Replies: 278
Views: 10059

Re: Yet another reason to avoid carbon frames

How much do pedals weigh? The lightest* clipless are around 100g, the heaviest platforms and hybrids are over 600g. In terms of 'normal' it's around 300-400g for a pair of mid-range clipless pedals. And that there is a great example of how small differences in spec can make a big difference when ad...
by amediasatex
17 Aug 2020, 3:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Yet another reason to avoid carbon frames
Replies: 278
Views: 10059

Re: Yet another reason to avoid carbon frames

reohn2 wrote:See my edit


~700g out... not much in the grand scheme of things
by amediasatex
17 Aug 2020, 3:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Yet another reason to avoid carbon frames
Replies: 278
Views: 10059

Re: Yet another reason to avoid carbon frames

Cyril Haearn wrote:I should like to see some weight tables of various sorts of cycles


fill yer boots ;-)

https://weightweenies.starbike.com/