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by Tao
26 Jan 2019, 7:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Made to measure cycling shoes - anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 1565

Re: Made to measure cycling shoes - anyone?

Don't know if you've seen these Italian-made Holdsworth shoes but they're built on a broader last according to the spiel on the Planet X website. Nice shoes to my eye but it'd be buy-before-you-try and you'd have to cough-up the cost of returning them if they weren't suitable.

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by Tao
10 Jan 2019, 9:19pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Off road history.
Replies: 30
Views: 3891

Re: Off road history.

What a fantastic selection of photo's, well done the archivist(s). Agreed, excellent and I'm thankful they've taken the time to digitise and present them, there are thousands and thousands of pictures sitting in desk drawers and boxes in the loft that will liekly never see the light of day yet give...
by Tao
21 Dec 2018, 1:12pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Off road history.
Replies: 30
Views: 3891

Re: Off road history.

Roughstuff Fellowship have some great old photos on their instagram account https://www.instagram.com/rsfarchive/ What a fantastic selection of photo's, well done the archivist(s). Agreed, excellent and I'm thankful they've taken the time to digitise and present them, there are thousands and thousa...
by Tao
10 Nov 2018, 1:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Made to measure cycling shoes - anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 1565

Re: Made to measure cycling shoes - anyone?

William Lennon cycling shoes are advertised as wide-fitting. I don't have a pair myself but can vouch for the quality of their work boots.

https://www.rufflander.co.uk/shop/heritage-footwear/arturo-cycle-shoe/
by Tao
20 Aug 2018, 4:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Surly LHT and Nitto Albatross bars - alternative to bar-end shift levers
Replies: 11
Views: 703

Re: Surly LHT and Nitto Albatross bars - alternative to bar-end shift levers

If you already have bar-end shifters then you might want to consider converting them to thumb shifters. Jtek make a similar bracket to the Paul and at a decent saving too.

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/gear-spares/jtek-special-thumb-shifter-brackets-for-222-mm-bars-black/
by Tao
2 Aug 2018, 1:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Thorn Audax Sizing
Replies: 13
Views: 701

Re: Thorn Audax Sizing

If you want a compliant steel fork, talk to Lee Cooper about a 631 fork. The taper starts quite close to the crown....but I don't think Lee will put low-rider braze-ons on 631 blades. Stanforth Bikes employ Lee Cooper as their frame builder and their Skylander frame has low-rider braze-ons on its 6...
by Tao
18 Jun 2018, 7:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: High end step through frames
Replies: 23
Views: 1210

Re: High end step through frames

Both http://www.svencycles.com and http://www.beaumontbicycle.com make step-through frames and I believe they're both showing at this weekend's York Rally. So, if you're in the area...
by Tao
25 Apr 2018, 11:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lightweight Dutch style bike ideas?
Replies: 19
Views: 1489

Re: Lightweight Dutch style bike ideas?

I have a Genesis Borough for pootling around on. High stack height and not too heavy at around 14kg. Genesis also do a step-through version called 'Columbia Rd' and the hub geared 'Smithfield'. All out of your price-range new but worth checking fleabay on the off-chance.