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by scottg
24 Jun 2019, 2:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Well I never...the hipsters steed!
Replies: 17
Views: 554

Re: Well I never...the hipsters steed!

If already have your hipster ride, but now need gears.

https://www.fyxation.com/products/six-f ... ersion-kit

What is interesting is a the 6 speed 120oln cassette hub,
would be very nice for my 50's Ellis Briggs.
Kind of modernized Baylis-Wiley Unit Hub. :)
by scottg
22 Jun 2019, 7:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best bike for novice cyclist??
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: Best bike for novice cyclist??

Thanks for all your suggestions. I am looking to keep it under £400 so sounds like SH might be a good option also. Much appreciated! The reason to it keep cheap, because what ever you buy, is probably not what you will want in a year. You get more fit and used to riding, the setup on the bike will ...
by scottg
19 Jun 2019, 4:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wahoo Element Route criteria
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Wahoo Element Route criteria

I rwgps for route planning for wahoooo.
Mostly draw the route, and then let rwgps fill in the bits between points I set. Then review those, using sat view or Google earth.
by scottg
17 Jun 2019, 3:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: About bike shops for big people?
Replies: 65
Views: 1864

Re: About bike shops for big people?

Worksman primarily make industrial bikes and cargo trikes.

They also do big bikes.

https://www.worksmancycles.com/big-bikes.html
by scottg
14 Jun 2019, 2:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Buying a touring bike - things I didn't know
Replies: 66
Views: 2726

Re: Buying a touring bike - things I didn't know

Sweep wrote:My analysis.

You need more cake.

Quickly.


200 quid will buy quite a lot of cake,
may I spend some on some Theakston Old Peculiar ?,
which would make that bike fitting more entertaining.
by scottg
13 Jun 2019, 8:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: tub rims for a track bike
Replies: 21
Views: 537

Re: tub rims for a track bike

Tubasti (by Aldo Ross) Tubasti on the sidewalls Tubasti on the spokes Tubasti on the workbench And a bunch of cotter bolts Tubasti on the visegrips Tubasti on my arm Tubasti on my chin and cheek I hope it won't cause harm Tubasti on the light switch Tubasti on the cats Tubasti on my shoes and socks ...
by scottg
12 Jun 2019, 1:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cable cutters?
Replies: 30
Views: 1030

Re: Cable cutters?

Knipex,
“You never actually own a Knipex. You merely look after it for the next generation.” :)

https://www.kctoolco.com/knipex-95-61-1 ... stic-grip/
by scottg
11 Jun 2019, 5:34pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Homeopathy, does it work?
Replies: 184
Views: 3699

Re: Homeopathy, does it work?

But try telling that to the thousands of people who wear and promote cycle helmets. Submerge an ordinary cycle helmet into a vat of water. Drain that water off, dilute it further, then further again and finally wash your hair with some of the solution. Sorted :mrgreen: . Sounds similar to the homep...
by scottg
10 Jun 2019, 6:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 531 vs 753 vs 853 vs Columbus
Replies: 14
Views: 1076

Re: 531 vs 753 vs 853 vs Columbus

Using tubes to pick a bike, is like choosing a photographer based on
the brand of paper he uses.

Image courtesy of Peter Weigle

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by scottg
8 Jun 2019, 1:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Spade connectors for SON dynohub
Replies: 18
Views: 703

Re: Spade connectors for SON dynohub

Before crimping & soldering the connector, slide 3 pieces of heat shrink tubing onto the wire. To cover the spade connector and make a couple layers of strain relief. Works fine in sub ark level down pours. In the ancient E6 halogen days, you used two lamps, you could switch #2 on at 12? mph or ...
by scottg
6 Jun 2019, 8:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Buying a touring bike - things I didn't know
Replies: 66
Views: 2726

Re: Buying a touring bike - things I didn't know

See you are buy your first touring bike, which after a year or a tour or two, once most the bits on bike have been replaced with ones you like, you sell. Then you buy your 2nd to last touring bike, which lasts till you retire. Then you buy a posh tourer, and people make fun of you on the Forum. :) T...
by scottg
6 Jun 2019, 5:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Worth getting new bushings for MAFAC Racer
Replies: 22
Views: 814

Re: Worth getting new bushings for MAFAC Racer

The Pauls and Mafacs are great when used with brazed on pivots.
Compass sells the Mafac pivots, the Pauls use cantilever pivots.
If you don't have center mount braze ons, use the TRP or Velo Orange dual pivots.
better than single bolt mounted MAFACS.

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by scottg
6 Jun 2019, 1:01am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Buying a touring bike - things I didn't know
Replies: 66
Views: 2726

Re: Buying a touring bike - things I didn't know

Shifter, down tube and bar-cons, both have visual and tactile feed back
to indicate gear position. With down tube shifters, you can shift front & rear
simultaneously with one hand.
by scottg
5 Jun 2019, 8:12pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Regenerative braking on an e-bike.
Replies: 26
Views: 1001

Re: Regenerative braking on an e-bike.

That's very interesting. I looked up the details and the Bionix seems to have he advantage of the brake lever applying the regen braking but a button setting how much of 4 levels.[snip] Cugel The brake lever triggers regen level 1 only, it is an on/off control, not proportional. The assist control,...
by scottg
5 Jun 2019, 5:41pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Regenerative braking on an e-bike.
Replies: 26
Views: 1001

Re: Regenerative braking on an e-bike.

[snip] As I mentioned, there may be cost and complexity issues for an e-bike of making them to provide regenerative braking as sophisticated as that of an e-car. There may be other reasons too, such as a high weight penalty for all the necessary gubbins.....? No one seems to have yet made such a so...