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by scottg
11 Dec 2019, 5:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Smartphone to use with google maps
Replies: 43
Views: 968

Re: Smartphone to use with google maps

Oldjohnw wrote:I have an excellent alternative mapping system. It's called a paper map.


Sorry, that is a boring name, it won't sell. :(
How about "Sustainably produced Non-volatile fibre based navigation system, now available with geo-magnetic adjunct" ?
by scottg
9 Dec 2019, 1:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wide range 'period correct' Campagnolo gearing
Replies: 32
Views: 1118

Re: Wide range 'period correct' Campagnolo gearing

In the Colonies, Spence Wolf's Cupertino Bike shop,
had cage plates made, and sold their own brand long cage Campy.

http://vintageracingbicycles.blogspot.c ... -cage.html
by scottg
6 Dec 2019, 1:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: what bottle cage for underside of down tube on a world tour?
Replies: 50
Views: 1488

Re: what bottle cage for underside of down tube on a world tour?

My underslung Ti King cage doesn't do any of this, even after thousands of miles on dirt roads. I've used a strap in the past with cheap bottle cages, but the King doesn't need one. Would perhaps be different with very large bottles, but I don't use them. Ditto, using the King Stainless version and...
by scottg
4 Dec 2019, 12:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tubeless tyres .... What I've learned so far
Replies: 39
Views: 1669

Re: Tubeless tyres .... What I've learned so far

Now imagine that tubeless tyres were invented first. New, for 2019, inflatable tyre liners, easy to seat tyres at very low pressures, no refreshing sealant every few months, no sealant, inflata-liners(tm) last years compared to sealant. Punctured inflata-liners(tm) can be re-purposed for many home r...
by scottg
3 Dec 2019, 2:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Attach seat post
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Attach seat post

[snip] But, if the bike has been sent out like that what else is wrong. Deffo get to a bike shop with a decent mechanic who can do a full check. You could be riding a death trap. You will have to put this right, which will reduce your savings from buying on line. Not everything on Amazon is a barga...
by scottg
26 Nov 2019, 6:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: USA coast to coast
Replies: 39
Views: 1883

Re: USA coast to coast

In defence of the USA, Texas is to the USA, as Scotland is to Great Britain.
Texicans are always threatening to Texit. :)

Wisconsin is very bike friendly, lots of smaller towns to stop in.
Look for the Norske Nook, 88 kinds of pie, not all available at the same
time, so repeat visits are required.
by scottg
23 Nov 2019, 12:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stupid question about bar tape wrapping
Replies: 50
Views: 1599

Re: Stupid question about bar tape wrapping

I use Newbaums, with 3 coats of shellac.
The tape doesn't unwrap or become untidy.
It comes in 10ft rolls, so you have extra to wrap your brake levers
and REG bottle cages, just like Fausto did.
by scottg
20 Nov 2019, 6:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Thirty Years with a Sturmey Gear.
Replies: 74
Views: 6993

Re: Thirty Years with a Sturmey Gear.

mig wrote:Oh no ! Any original receipts.? :wink:


Obviously not fit for purpose, postwar rubbish only lasts 30 years,
now a Golden Sunbeam would be ready for another 100 years.
Harummphh. :)
by scottg
18 Nov 2019, 8:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Longest burn time lights.
Replies: 49
Views: 1944

Re: Longest burn time lights.

Light & Motion, Vis Trail with 6 cell battery

800l x 8 hours
400l x 12 hours
200l x 24 hours

https://www.lightandmotion.com/shop/bik ... /vis-trail
by scottg
14 Nov 2019, 2:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lightweight or Aero bike?
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Re: Lightweight or Aero bike?

Rim brakes, don't see many top end tri-bikes with discs

Aero over weight, unless you are at 5.73% or less body fat.

If you ride in club rides, many don't allow tri or tt bikes on group rides,
so hang onto the Domane.
by scottg
12 Nov 2019, 3:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge range- thoughts?
Replies: 63
Views: 1684

Re: Garmin Edge range- thoughts?

The odd bit on the Wahoo is the maps which are OSM based, do not show road names.
Routes loaded from RWGPS etc, will show TBT with street name cues and you can have "3.1 miles to next cue"
as a field.
by scottg
12 Nov 2019, 3:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Downtube Shifter
Replies: 20
Views: 971

Re: Downtube Shifter

IIRC the British gear bosses are a 2BA, for British Cyclo.
by scottg
12 Nov 2019, 12:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trek Domane Al 3 vs Pinnacle Laterite 3 - which to buy tomorrow?
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: Trek Domane Al 3 vs Pinnacle Laterite 3 - which to buy tomorrow?

Evans have been making their own bikes for long enough, that I'd presume that it'd be a perfectly decent ride. I don't think Evans have ever made their own bikes. Just a bit of historical anorackism. In the late 1930s he (F.W. Evans)devised a frame layout jig that allowed any frame design to be che...
by scottg
10 Nov 2019, 11:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Belt drive instead of chain..why? why not?
Replies: 42
Views: 1518

Re: Belt drive instead of chain..why? why not?

Split-able drive belt, available here.

https://www.veercycle.com/products/spli ... 4666125390

Now all I need is a 12 spline Sturmey cog for belts.
Saving me having to reinvent the "Little oil bath chaincase" of Sunbeam fame.