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by hayers
19 Sep 2020, 11:51am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: WeeHoo iGo Turbo trailer bike - provisionally sold
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: WeeHoo iGo Turbo trailer bike

Quick bump before I put on ebay...

Could deliver in Bristol area if that helps
by hayers
8 Sep 2020, 9:17am
Forum: On the road
Topic: flat-ish 150-200km routes starting in/around Bristol?
Replies: 12
Views: 328

Re: flat-ish 150-200km routes starting in/around Bristol?

The prevailing wind is up the severn - it nearly always helps you heading towards gloucester, and hinders the return.
by hayers
6 Sep 2020, 8:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: flat-ish 150-200km routes starting in/around Bristol?
Replies: 12
Views: 328

Re: flat-ish 150-200km routes starting in/around Bristol?

Maybe something like bristol - gloucester - evesham - cirencester - badminton - bristol? The lanes between the m5 and river severn from north of bristol to just south of gloucester are mostly good riding and relatively flat. The a38 is ok to ride - in that there's space for overtaking - but I prefer...
by hayers
25 Aug 2020, 10:10am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: WeeHoo iGo Turbo trailer bike - provisionally sold
Replies: 4
Views: 355

WeeHoo iGo Turbo trailer bike - provisionally sold

For sale our WeeHoo - depending on height roughly suitable for child from a large 2 - to smallish 9. Instructions and bushings for various seatpost diameters included. Used but in good mechanical condition. This was great for our youngest when he was old enough to get bored in a trailer, and enjoyed...
by hayers
18 Jun 2020, 9:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Condor Bottom Bracket
Replies: 22
Views: 644

Re: Condor Bottom Bracket

I've not had to deal with this, so was pondering if a bottom bracket helicoil exists, so I googled and found an old thread here which may be of use:

viewtopic.php?t=36449

Sounds like all is not lost.
by hayers
9 Jun 2020, 2:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike touring- What to do with bike at museum
Replies: 36
Views: 1676

Re: Bike touring- What to do with bike at museum

As for locking in a crowded place think this one through. You lock your bike, walk 100 metres and this 'drat left the computer on' so you run back and remove it. Has anyone ever challenged you?............ No Neil A while back, a lost key saw me in a shopping centre sawing through the lock on my el...
by hayers
8 Jun 2020, 6:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: R E W Reynolds Shoes
Replies: 13
Views: 436

Re: R E W Reynolds Shoes

I have a pair of these which are lasting well: https://quoc.cc/products/fixed-brown?_pos=14&_sid=10ddc42e9&_ss=r Found I needed a size up compared to trainer style mtb shoes, but probably foot shape dependent... They are not water proof to any great extent, and are thin so on dry but cold da...
by hayers
27 May 2020, 2:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Isla Bike gear help
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: Isla Bike gear help

It might be. There are a few things to consider: first off 1) can you easily get the same or suitable crank length - bein 26 has large and small sizes with differing crank lengths and 2) does the rear mech have capacity for a double chainset (difference between biggest to biggest and smallest to sma...
by hayers
25 May 2020, 10:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: FSA Gossamer crankset upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: {FFE - family-friendly edit } Gossamer crankset upgrade

Define upgrade! :-; Do you want to accommodate different size rings, longer/shorter cranks, something lighter, or more robust, or potentially longer lasting...? If it's not working great are you sure it's the hardware not the setup? My (limited) experience of fsa chainsets suggest they work ok, but ...
by hayers
8 May 2020, 1:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Twitchy steering
Replies: 47
Views: 1330

Re: Twitchy steering

Not sure what bikes you are comparing it to, but touring geometries often have more trail than a road bike for fast use. This makes it slower steering through giving more self straightening action, *but* also increases the tenancy for the bike to steer as it leans. Unintended steering when looking o...
by hayers
30 Apr 2020, 9:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Going to try brazing...
Replies: 22
Views: 123485

Re: Going to try brazing...

Just to add my 2p worth - apologies if I missed these suggestions earlier in the thread: Bits can be had from ceeway https://www.framebuilding.com/ I use silver solder from cup alloys https://www.cupalloys.co.uk/home/ 55 or 35% silver - the former flows nicely, latter fills gaps better. I use their ...
by hayers
24 Apr 2020, 8:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Magura rim brakes - cheaper options for oil and brake line?
Replies: 8
Views: 310

Re: Magura rim brakes - cheaper options for oil and brake line?

I'd want to stick with hose and oil specified to work together, because if they are incompatible, you'll potentially find out suddenly and at a moment you really need the brakes!
by hayers
21 Apr 2020, 2:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Erroneous Dings
Replies: 46
Views: 1466

Re: Erroneous Dings

Mine did ping randomly, so I bent the mount so the pinger rests further from the bell. Now it's quiet other than when used with one exception: mines the threadless headset mount, and steering motions seem to always turn it until it contacts the stem at which point it rings on any tiny bump until I t...