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by scottg
14 Jun 2019, 2:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Buying a touring bike - things I didn't know
Replies: 60
Views: 2256

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: 481

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: 969

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: 146
Views: 3199

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: 1058

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: 654

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: 60
Views: 2256

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: 19
Views: 684

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: 60
Views: 2256

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: 938

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: 938

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...
by scottg
3 Jun 2019, 2:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Di2 - A technology too far?
Replies: 90
Views: 2815

Re: Di2 - A technology too far?

I've never heard anyone say Campag is more durable than Shimano![snip] Not more durable, more maintainable. The Campag fans could change out the springs and carrier on the Ergos, and change from 9s to 10s. The front shifting wasn't indexed, so you use DIY ring combos and non Campy front mechs. Maki...
by scottg
31 May 2019, 8:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New touring wheelset - any suggestions ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1336

Re: New touring wheelset - any suggestions ?

HED doesn't list Belgium's in 36 hole.

https://store.hedcycling.com/belgium-ri ... -clincher/

Hub, EBay for NOS 126oln 7 speed shimano hub.
I found a 105 series hub, I use 9 cogs from a 10s cassette,
and 10s d/t shifters. ('86 Ellis Briggs)
by scottg
31 May 2019, 5:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alternatives To Vittoria Voyager Hypers 38-42mm ??
Replies: 40
Views: 1100

Re: Alternatives To Vittoria Voyager Hypers 38-42mm ??

"Pre-order now - Available 26 August 2019"/"Available 29 July 2019" for 38s depending on whether you want plain black or black/brown on this link (I've not looked elsewhwere). 35s are available now even though Panaracer list that size as "new". In the States the 38s ha...
by scottg
29 May 2019, 11:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New bike but don’t no about bits come with it
Replies: 12
Views: 643

Re: New bike but don’t no about bits come with it

5&4 are Di2 plug tools

1 might be pedal washers.

https://www.bicyclechain.com/product/sh ... 6102-1.htm

Time for the op to buy a copy Zinn's The Art of Road bike Maintenance