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by scottg
17 Sep 2018, 1:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Strongest set of touring wheels.
Replies: 38
Views: 1133

Re: Strongest set of touring wheels.

Sheldon has a decent section, updated post his death I use St. Sheldons method show here, I have a nice TA Zephyr crank arm with a cracked pedal eye, works a treat. Machine made wheels can be thought of as wheel kits, worth re-tensioning and relieving the spokes. https://www.sheldonbrown.com/wheelb...
by scottg
15 Sep 2018, 9:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Magicshine Monteer 1400
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Magicshine Monteer 1400

Seems weak tea, Cateye make a 6000 lumen.

https://www.cateye.com/intl/products/he ... -EL6000RC/
by scottg
15 Sep 2018, 9:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: campagnolo 12 speed groupsets....
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: campagnolo 12 speed groupsets....

mercalia wrote:Just got this email about a sale of campagnolo 12 speed gear. Hmm my bike dont cost that much :roll: :lol:



The CTC rule book clearly forbids the use group sets or a mixed groups that are priced in excess
of 400£, so you are in compliance with current CTC sumptuary regs.
by scottg
12 Sep 2018, 3:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10 speed triple 48-36-26 ?
Replies: 40
Views: 3884

Re: 10 speed triple 48-36-26 ?

Sugino Alpina 10s Triple, square taper, the latest innovation in weather resistance. :) Campag 10s Ergos, with the IRD Alpina front mech or the Campaq triple front mech, both work fine. Plan B would be a Suntour bar-con for front shifting. https://www.suginoltd.co.jp/us/products/touring/alpina2.html...
by scottg
12 Sep 2018, 3:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguards and Racks .....
Replies: 16
Views: 648

Re: Mudguards and Racks .....

Some be-mudguarded bikes look better than others.

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by scottg
6 Sep 2018, 7:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom bracket which way to turn ?
Replies: 18
Views: 639

Re: Bottom bracket which way to turn ?

Scroll down a bit on how to the nut/bolt & washers method.


https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tooltips/bbcups.html
by scottg
5 Sep 2018, 6:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cheap (£300) racing bike?
Replies: 14
Views: 583

Re: Cheap (£300) racing bike?

A used Cannodale CAADxx, is the default choice for a road racing bike.
You are going to crash, so why use a new bike ?
by scottg
31 Aug 2018, 3:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Have inner tubes changed?
Replies: 36
Views: 1226

Re: Have inner tubes changed?

[quote="gxaustin"
My only problem is that many of my tubes are quite small in section and most patches are wider than the flattened tube/[quote]

Rema sell boxes of 100 16mm patches. Lifetime supply :)
by scottg
31 Aug 2018, 2:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: For today we have naming of parts
Replies: 42
Views: 1683

Re: For today we have naming of parts

Cheap wrenches from the auto parts store have their uses.

I needed some wrenches to work Cyclo-Benelux Mark 7 and Tourist mechs.
I filed some cheap wrenches to to fit the Whitworth ? bolts and nuts.
by scottg
30 Aug 2018, 2:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: USA tour
Replies: 20
Views: 546

Re: USA tour

Practical, you'll want camping gear.
Unlike GB, the USA has no pubs with rooms.
Small town mostly don't have hotels/inns
Laundromats are as in GB good places to meet the locals.

Good news, there are now craft brew pubs every 20km :D
by scottg
29 Aug 2018, 8:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 1st bike purchase decisions.
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: 1st bike purchase decisions.

That I purchase the Envie and the ride position is uncomfortable. As told its more of a aggressive position. One is a time trial/ tri bike, the other road race. As a first bike I'd go with the less specialized, go for the road bike (Langma) Check around for some one who fits bikes for women. Figure...
by scottg
28 Aug 2018, 8:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Extra long tourer chain
Replies: 19
Views: 535

Re: Extra long tourer chain

Tandem shops have long chains.

Ultegra 118 links

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/chains/shim ... s/?geoc=US
by scottg
23 Aug 2018, 6:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suitable Brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 700

Re: Suitable Brakes

RickH wrote:Mrs H's bike came with Tektro 559 (55-73mm DP).


I've used those 559s too, they have a wider arch than the shorter brakes, they'll take SKS 'guards and 32mm tires.
I was using them as 57mm brakes.
by scottg
23 Aug 2018, 1:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Perennial question but its 2018 Lights
Replies: 51
Views: 2022

Re: Perennial question but its 2018 Lights

As I see it the reason for cycling is to get fit so who cares about a tiny unnoticeable drag from a hub dynamo? Following your thought to its conclusion, there is Airhub. http://terraindynamics.com.au/airhub The AIRhub™ is the first and only on-road resistance training system in the world. The AIRh...
by scottg
22 Aug 2018, 5:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Good map apps (for android)
Replies: 12
Views: 769

Re: Good map apps (for android)

In fact you can even use it in airplance mode ie no mobile signal operation. but it's still useful to plan your rides with an OS map at home.The new versions of OS maps you can actually download onto the phone anyway. You can run OSM on an airplane, it dutifully reports speed and altitude, it is am...