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by amediasatex
9 Dec 2019, 9:16am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Nitto Grand Randonneur handlebar **SOLD**
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: Nitto Grand Randonneur handlebar

Thanks PM inbound

(Also edited my unintentionally rude last post - joys of autocorrect and fat thumbs)
by amediasatex
8 Dec 2019, 8:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Available 350mm/400mm 27.2 seatposts with ~30mm or more setback?
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: Available 350mm/400mm 27.2 seatposts with ~30mm or more setback?

But late but I’ve got one of the Ergotec Futuras going spare if you or anyone else needs one.
by amediasatex
8 Dec 2019, 3:11pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Nitto Grand Randonneur handlebar **SOLD**
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: Nitto Grand Randonneur handlebar

Any chance of a side on pic showing the shape and curve of the drops?

Thanks
by amediasatex
27 Nov 2019, 6:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling group politics
Replies: 48
Views: 1926

Re: Cycling group politics

It seems to me that you’ve noticed that groups take different forms depending on who the group is aimed at. Group rides can be run in different ways for different audiences, as long as the setup is explained then there’s no issue, attend the groups that ride in the way you want to, and leave other g...
by amediasatex
26 Nov 2019, 4:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster
Replies: 170
Views: 6204

Re: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster

It’s a stupid post in a stupid place painted a stupid colour. It’s all very well saying you should spot it and not ride into it but there’s enough hazards like that already, the path builders don’t need to go adding more. It really doesn’t matter if you think *you* would avoid it, not everyone has g...
by amediasatex
26 Nov 2019, 12:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mercian with no frame number?
Replies: 17
Views: 1162

Re: Mercian with no frame number?

12349d-f wrote:So found out it’s not RGD it’s RGF which is a french company making bb shells


FWIW, one of my Mercians, a '75 also has an RGF BB shell as well...
by amediasatex
11 Nov 2019, 3:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's your average speed?
Replies: 76
Views: 2840

Re: What's your average speed?

Some clubs have rides at 'easy' pace, or 'only as fast as the slowest'. In such circumstances I've always found the ride splits up, as some riders think they're going too slow and want to ride faster. Then find a better club, this is acceptable on a drop ride but not on a no-drop ride. If you did t...
by amediasatex
11 Nov 2019, 1:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Updating an old Dawes Galaxy
Replies: 23
Views: 887

Re: Updating an old Dawes Galaxy

If you are on a tight budget and hunting out older parts then you could do worse then see if you have a local bike project nearby. We run one (in Exeter) and Weds nights is 'Bring Your Own Bike' night where people can rock up, pay a nominal fee (£5-£10) for use of a workstand and have access to the ...
by amediasatex
11 Nov 2019, 12:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's your average speed?
Replies: 76
Views: 2840

Re: What's your average speed?

well, if you want to add some more (largely pointless!) data to the thread.... my average speed varies depending on the ride, who I'm riding with, my mood, and the terrain but: nursery run on cargo bike <5miles in the city ~ 9mph if I'm lucky commuting <10 miles in city ~12mph solo audax rides 100km...
by amediasatex
9 Nov 2019, 8:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixie: Why? Why not?
Replies: 100
Views: 5374

Re: Fixie: Why?

Which hubs are you people using for fixed riding on the roads in the winter? Novatec sealed bearing hubs have been very reliable for me, I normally prefer C+C but these have been pretty good, one set of bearings replaced after about 3 years and the replacements are still going ok another 3 years la...
by amediasatex
8 Nov 2019, 3:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ineffective Tektro brake
Replies: 13
Views: 651

Re: Ineffective Tektro brake

as above 520's are a V brake lever, the MA/pull is all wrong for Cantis.

FWIW, the HoBootleg you have should have been originally fitted with 340's, so another pair of them would do the trick.
by amediasatex
8 Nov 2019, 12:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ineffective Tektro brake
Replies: 13
Views: 651

Re: Ineffective Tektro brake

Being cantilever, the brakes were never all that good. Being inadequately setup sounds like a more likely description. There is no reason that properly setup cantilevers with compatible/matching levers should not be excellent (capable of sending you over the bars) brakes with plenty of power. Can y...
by amediasatex
5 Nov 2019, 2:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is this (disc brake adapter) going to be OK like this?
Replies: 13
Views: 608

Re: Is this (disc brake adapter) going to be OK like this?

Regardless of the manufacturer and any concerns there, the first question to ask is is there a published maximum rotor size for your fork? Most manufacturers do specify maximum permitted, if they do not then that's another reason to err on the side of caution. Second question... 203mm rotor on an un...
by amediasatex
5 Nov 2019, 10:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior
Replies: 109
Views: 4098

Re: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior

That's a personal decision for sure but I would never let the small chance of having a bike stolen allow me to miss out on riding what I wanted as I wouldn't want to penalise or diminish my riding (potentially for years!) on the offchance. I have had bikes stolen, 4 in one go at one point, it's awfu...
by amediasatex
5 Nov 2019, 6:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior
Replies: 109
Views: 4098

Re: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior

I deliberately omitted anything that might additionally favour the rohloff, like reversing chainrings and sprockets, ability to run cheaper chains, longer cable life etc as I was trying my hardest to favour the derailleur setup in an attempt to get close to UTC’s cost. If you compare to any other le...