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by scottg
14 Nov 2018, 7:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Your Favourite Saddle
Replies: 33
Views: 742

Re: Your Favourite Saddle

Brooks B-17, some laced up. A Berthoud Aspin and Brooks Pro.
The Berthoud is a cross between a B-17 and a Pro, very nice.

Nitto two bolt posts, easy to make small angle adjustments.
by scottg
10 Nov 2018, 9:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route navigation
Replies: 27
Views: 831

Re: Route navigation

I use OSMap as a map only, when the evil Garmin Touring gets confused OSMap lets me navigate till the Garmins magic line appears again. I don't use OSM navigation, but as a self scrolling paper map w/compass. That is easy to understand. Good in GB since so many road signs are missing or point in vag...
by scottg
8 Nov 2018, 8:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM new 12-speed road groupset
Replies: 13
Views: 565

Re: SRAM new 12-speed road groupset

It all went out the window daft after 9sp,and 11t and 12t sprockets are proven inefficient and are useless. You missed the howls of protest when 9 speed came out, the even bigger howls when Shimano went to a wider freehub with 8 speed. 5 speed Shimano freehubs disappeared mere minutes after being i...
by scottg
8 Nov 2018, 1:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are bikes as good as they were?
Replies: 57
Views: 2040

Re: Are bikes as good as they were?

British bikes were very good pre-war.

Selbach Phantom 1930, courtesy Classic Lightweights, and the estimable AVT.

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by scottg
7 Nov 2018, 5:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The catch-all bicycle geometry thread
Replies: 9
Views: 662

Re: The catch-all bicycle geometry thread

If you want a quick education in counter steering, try riding an racing trike.
A Longstaff or the like, if you try to ride it like a 2 wheeler,
you will find yourself heading straight at the nearest wall.
by scottg
2 Nov 2018, 6:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: quality allen keys
Replies: 58
Views: 1788

Re: quality allen keys

Bondhus make color coded wrenches without a sleeve.

http://www.bondhus.com/bondhus_products ... guard.html

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by scottg
1 Nov 2018, 8:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Four bike choice (so far) Spa and Surly
Replies: 46
Views: 1871

Re: Four bike choice (so far) Spa and Surly

The Surly is designed to be loaded up, unloaded with Marathons, it is a rolling bridge abutment. I'd suggest riding both, the Spa and Surly have really different front end geometry and BB drop, they won't feel the same. Put loaded panniers on them and ride up a nice 1 in 5, then down at 40mph with a...
by scottg
24 Oct 2018, 3:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What computer do you recommend?
Replies: 93
Views: 2797

Re: What computer do you recommend?

Simple bike computer, unlimited battery life, no batteries to pollute the earth.

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by scottg
22 Oct 2018, 5:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can't remove TA Crankset.
Replies: 17
Views: 657

Re: Can't remove TA Crankset.

You need a pickle fork. (Google needs a Colonial to British translator.)

The luxe version you use two, making a sliding wedge.


https://www.autozone.com/loan-a-tools/l ... 555664_0_0
by scottg
17 Oct 2018, 5:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub dynamo comparison
Replies: 29
Views: 1152

Re: Hub dynamo comparison

.............. and another pro for the SP is that it comes in more spoke hole variations. I have 28h, and as far as I can make out, no-one else does them. Some Schmidt models are available in a wide range of drillings. e.g Son delux polished 20, 24, 28, 32,36 There is also "wide body" Son...
by scottg
9 Oct 2018, 2:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon - Road Frame / Cyclocross Frame Differences?
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: Carbon - Road Frame / Cyclocross Frame Differences?

[snip] My Kinesis Pro 5 CX frame is designed as a proper CX frame. Not only does it not have rack mounts, it has no bottle cage mounts either as CX races at 1 hours max is deemed too short to need water Correct, no bottle mounts on a cyclocross bike. Richard-Sachs-Ballers-Ride-cyclocross-race-bike0...
by scottg
8 Oct 2018, 2:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rehook
Replies: 41
Views: 1414

Re: Rehook

Park Tools makes a neat rehook/tyre lever combo tool. :)
(ignore dodgy patches)

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by scottg
5 Oct 2018, 2:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: is it the end of 23mm tyres???
Replies: 127
Views: 3791

Re: is it the end of 23mm tyres???

Pneumatic tyres are a passing fad, harummphhh.

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