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by scottg
25 Jan 2021, 11:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Extra long tape . . .
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: Extra long tape . . .

100m roll of bar tape, any colour your want, as long as it is black.
Newbaums cloth tape, regular rolls are 10ft.

https://www.newbaums.com/shop/product/2 ... black-4268
by scottg
25 Jan 2021, 1:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: It’s OK to be wrong.
Replies: 31
Views: 1066

Re: It’s OK to be wrong.

KTHSullivan wrote:Splitter :lol:


Well he is violation of the 17th commandment, thou shalt not put Shimano on Italian bikes,
since they will rust.

Peoples Front for the Promotion Italian Bikes vs. the Popular front for the Promotion of Rust, Italian Chapter.
by scottg
24 Jan 2021, 7:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Across France
Replies: 36
Views: 1924

Re: Cycling Across France

France, open the Michelin Guide, look for a 1 to 3 star restaurant,
head in that direction.
On the Michelin map follow the D class, white roads with the green stripe
as much as possible.
Repeat until funds depleted.

The only easier country for cycle travel is Switzerland.
by scottg
24 Jan 2021, 12:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub gear, front derailleur
Replies: 17
Views: 653

Re: Hub gear, front derailleur

Go over the the VCC and get the Vernon Blake book,
nice read. He was the master of the floating chain,
how to get several gears without a derailer.
by scottg
22 Jan 2021, 11:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: bike mirrors?
Replies: 86
Views: 17070

Re: Rear View Mirror

The Take-a-Look mirror is generally viewed as the best mirror in the US. I do know how difficult they are to get in the UK. They make two sizes (I use the smaller one). Eyeglass mounted. I think they can be mounted on the helmet, but am unsure about that. They work great and I feel unsafe riding wi...
by scottg
22 Jan 2021, 1:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How oh how do you get a lockring off?
Replies: 125
Views: 3169

Re: How oh how do you get a lockring off?

alexnharvey wrote:[snip]

I do find chain whips a bloody PITA. Why don't they have a hook or something that would secure the loose end and stop it slipping off.


You mean like Pedros chain whip ?

Pro-Chain-Whip_6.jpg
by scottg
21 Jan 2021, 11:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bob Jackson's is shutting up - IT IS NOW (sob) !!
Replies: 124
Views: 6504

Re: Bob Jackson's is shutting up - IT IS NOW (sob) !!

Woodrup Cycles has purchased the rights in conjunction with a another party.
It is not known if cycles under the Jackson name will be built in the future, tbd.
Former Jackson supplies, tools etc have been moved to Woodrup Cycles.
by scottg
21 Jan 2021, 1:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Food with maximum energy for minimum weight
Replies: 53
Views: 1995

Re: Food with maximum energy for minimum weight

Sid Aluminium wrote:'Food with maximum energy for minimum weight'

Lembas bread, if and when you can get it. Otherwise, cram.


Which episode of the Great British Bake Off, had Lembas bread as the technical challenge ?

In the States we use seal blubber and pemmican, seal blubber can also be used for tent illumination.
by scottg
14 Jan 2021, 11:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ergotec Futura seatpost. Missed opportunities.
Replies: 30
Views: 860

Re: Ergotec Futura seatpost. Missed opportunities.

The late lamented Salsa Shaft seatpost used an eccentric for angle adjustment. The second hole in the eccentric is for a hex wrench to rotate it. 3 bolt seatpost, excellent for Brooks users. https://www.ebay.com/itm/283800564120?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid...
by scottg
14 Jan 2021, 1:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Are Adventure Bikes the reincarnation of Sport Tourers?
Replies: 23
Views: 1316

Re: Are Adventure Bikes the reincarnation of Sport Tourers?

Shouldn't it be "Adventure Ready"? It will only be an adventure bike when adventured on. :lol: snip Roald Amundsen said "Adventure is just poor planning", so I guess that makes Adventure bikes unsuitable for most LeJoggers. But if your idea of lejog is to head NE, turn left at B...
by scottg
11 Jan 2021, 12:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sourcing Touring Wheels
Replies: 20
Views: 1215

Re: Sourcing Touring Wheels

No time like the present lockdown to learn to build your own wheels.
CycloTourists are encouraged to be self sufficient.

Here in the wilderness, you can go to a bike shop and order a rim, spokes
and bring in your hub and they will figure out the spokes for you.
by scottg
10 Jan 2021, 12:47am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Voile Straps
Replies: 13
Views: 830

Re: Voile Straps

Toe straps make good cargo straps.
The bike shops sell their antique stock cheap,unless they're Pataraud.
Soma & Surly even made extra long ones, just for cargo.

The rubbery Voiles are good on nalgene bottles and sil nylon bags.
by scottg
4 Jan 2021, 1:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Campag 13 speed
Replies: 50
Views: 1644

Re: New Campag 13 speed

By going to 1x you save the price of a front mech, cable and housing and a complicated front shifter. Campy finally admitting that front indexing is a bad idea ? 1x is popular for casual dirt/gravel where speed is not of the essence. Radavist has lots of pics of 1x bikes. https://theradavist.com/202...
by scottg
1 Jan 2021, 8:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Restoring a vintage bike
Replies: 22
Views: 742

Re: Restoring a vintage bike

1970s is vintage ? :)

Anyway, Disraeli Gears, is a good place figure out period correct bits.

http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/Der ... 1970s.html
by scottg
31 Dec 2020, 10:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...pros and cons of a tricycle? Sidecar?
Replies: 20
Views: 699

Re: ...pros and cons of a tricycle? Sidecar?

Will it fit in your bike shed ?
Good news, if someone steals an upright trike, they'll crash it at the first corner.
So built in anti theft.

The Longstaffs are great fun to ride, and can easily be gotten up two wheels.
The tandem trikes, are ummmmm, interesting, I declined my chance to ride one.