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by scottg
18 Feb 2020, 1:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on Jack Taylor Bikes Please
Replies: 24
Views: 688

Re: Advice on Jack Taylor Bikes Please

Padbury wrote:Can anybody recommend any good, specialist valuers please.

Cheers,

H


https://www.hilarystone.com/
http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/links.html


And like others have said, don't mess with the bike, leave it as is.
It is wonderful, just a bit too small. :)
by scottg
14 Feb 2020, 1:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Safety Standards Post Brexit
Replies: 42
Views: 1296

Re: Safety Standards Post Brexit

Mick F wrote:A rose by any other name?

Does it matter what it's called?
CE?
BS?


Bicycle standards of the UK are as of Brexiting.

BS = CE

Signed Minister of Copyists, Compliance and Silly Walks.

Only 56,897 agreements to go.
by scottg
13 Feb 2020, 7:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: mapping
Replies: 33
Views: 1056

Re: mapping

Note RWGPS now has route planning in their phone app,
at least in the paid version.
by scottg
12 Feb 2020, 8:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anyone painted their bikes?
Replies: 17
Views: 933

Re: Anyone painted their bikes?

Removing components is not required, if you use Robbialac.....

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by scottg
10 Feb 2020, 12:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: hydraulic disc brakes v cable disc brakes
Replies: 78
Views: 2481

Re: hydraulic disc brakes v cable disc brakes

Morzedec wrote:But then, I'm old-fashioned, as are all my bikes.

Happy days,


Old fashioned would be spoon or rod brakes, maybe coaster brakes.
Rim brakes are new fashioned foreign rubbish compared to rod brakes, harummphhh.
by scottg
6 Feb 2020, 1:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gates belt drive
Replies: 24
Views: 2276

Re: Gates belt drive

I seen a fair number of tandems with a belt used as a timing chain.
The rest of the drive train is conventional.
by scottg
5 Feb 2020, 6:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brucey
Replies: 35
Views: 2163

Re: Brucey

The book would be produced, Brucey would only see about 10 bob on it, before the Alibaba knock off appeared at pound shops across England, Titled "Bikes by Brumbar" Followed by a long thread here about all the ways paying for a book was silly, since it is all free on the interwebs. I sugge...
by scottg
4 Feb 2020, 11:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Out of the loop for a while... where are all the rigid 26" MTBs?
Replies: 24
Views: 1472

Re: Out of the loop for a while... where are all the rigid 26" MTBs?

26ers are now called bike packing bikes or dirt road expedition bikes. 1950s style road bikes are called "gravel bikes" Single front rings are back in style too, the 46t Williams chainset of fond memory is now called a 1x, pronounced "1 by" People are now converting cable operate...
by scottg
3 Feb 2020, 6:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Helmet sizing?
Replies: 16
Views: 571

Re: Helmet sizing?

Virginia Tech ratings, they do their own testing.

https://www.helmet.beam.vt.edu/bicycle- ... tings.html
by scottg
31 Jan 2020, 2:15pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Advice needed - training programs
Replies: 22
Views: 822

Re: Advice needed - training programs

Simple plans are best.....
by scottg
24 Jan 2020, 11:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is a Gravel Bike?
Replies: 280
Views: 7665

Re: What is a Gravel Bike?

Must get me a modern disc brake bike that will stop me better. All those chunky cables and corrected forks and stays. I don’t know how people ever stopped before, they’re amazing. Canti’s and Vs are rubbish because I used to have them and I couldn’t stop in time and fell off. . At the base of mount...
by scottg
22 Jan 2020, 6:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Maintenance Books
Replies: 17
Views: 2136

Re: Maintenance Books

I have Zinns Road Bike book, he keeps it up to date too. 5th edition is current. Easy to follow wheel building how to also. There is mountain bike edition too. The Veteran Cycle Club library has lots of old instruction sheets for how to adjust your Benelux Mark 7 etc. Classic Lightweights has tech s...
by scottg
21 Jan 2020, 6:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: which Pump
Replies: 56
Views: 1481

Re: which Pump

As it says - which pump?? I have a good track pump at home but wanted something to take with me on rides. I've never used C02 before - should I? CO2 or minipumps, show good faith on group rides, then some fellow will lend you a Zefal or Silca frame pump. No one wants to stand around and watch someo...
by scottg
21 Jan 2020, 1:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is a Gravel Bike?
Replies: 280
Views: 7665

Re: What is a Gravel Bike?

Guitar Ted, formerly the benevolent despot of Trans Iowa, US midwest gravel ride.
Lots of info gravel rides and bikes.

http://g-tedproductions.blogspot.com/