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by mikeymo
1 Aug 2019, 11:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old rubber - out of date? dangerous?
Replies: 10
Views: 1667

Re: Old rubber - out of date? dangerous?

Thanks for the advice folks. Looking at the tyres now, inflated, I don't see evidence of ageing. Presumably small cracks is what I'd see? Radial, lateral cracks? One of these bikes, the slightly newer one, has probably done no more than 5 miles. There's still the rubber injection bits on the road su...
by mikeymo
31 Jul 2019, 9:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old rubber - out of date? dangerous?
Replies: 10
Views: 1667

Old rubber - out of date? dangerous?

No, not those sort of rubbers, they're well past their "use by" dates! Tyres and V-brake blocks, I'm thinking of. Probably both about 10 or 8 years old. Ish. Got a couple of old, hardly used bikes that I'm taking on holiday, the day after tomorrow. Just tested them, and one, considering it...
by mikeymo
29 Jul 2019, 5:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carradice Super C rackbag on a Tubus Logo - stable?
Replies: 17
Views: 2205

Re: Carradice Super C rackbag on a Tubus Logo - stable?

Thanks for all the replies, comments and advice folks. I do appreciate that, it's what the internet's for (if you're bored google "Unblock Bosch LogiXX8 pump filter - can't unscrew filter.", be amazed at the 390,000 views I've got for my tedious vid). Anyways, I've bunged my current Blackb...
by mikeymo
29 Jul 2019, 12:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carradice Super C rackbag on a Tubus Logo - stable?
Replies: 17
Views: 2205

Re: Carradice Super C rackbag on a Tubus Logo - stable?

Just had a quick look at the many Google images of the Super C rack pack, and it seems like it's slightly obstructed by the saddle when it's mounted centrally (front to back) on the rack. Whereas if you want easy access, as I do, it has to be mounted a bit rearward. Here's mine (with extra homemade...
by mikeymo
29 Jul 2019, 12:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carradice Super C rackbag on a Tubus Logo - stable?
Replies: 17
Views: 2205

Re: Carradice Super C rackbag on a Tubus Logo - stable?

I've never noticed the feet being a problem with the Cargo. The bag sits fine. I didn't even notice the bag had feet until it was mentioned here! If the Cosmo measures up the same on top it won't be an issue. Thanks. The Cosmo is the same WIDTH as the Cargo, but I've just notice that it has a sligh...
by mikeymo
29 Jul 2019, 10:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carradice Super C rackbag on a Tubus Logo - stable?
Replies: 17
Views: 2205

Re: Carradice Super C rackbag on a Tubus Logo - stable?

Yes the Carradice bag has four separate Velcro straps. I have been looking into this First World issue myself recently and having measured my bag I would say that the ideal rack for the Carradice rack bag would be 135 mm wide at the front, 125 mm wide at the back (so its feet would fit nicely betwe...
by mikeymo
29 Jul 2019, 9:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carradice Super C rackbag on a Tubus Logo - stable?
Replies: 17
Views: 2205

Re: Carradice Super C rackbag on a Tubus Logo - stable?

I sold my Tubus Logo for the same reason-great with panniers but not so good with a rack bag. Cargo is a much better fit with the Super C bag. Thanks. So looking at Tubus's website, the Cosmo has the same top platform dimensions as the Cargo. But it ALSO has the extra lower pannier rails. And it's ...
by mikeymo
28 Jul 2019, 10:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carradice Super C rackbag on a Tubus Logo - stable?
Replies: 17
Views: 2205

Re: Carradice Super C rackbag on a Tubus Logo - stable?

I sold my Tubus Logo for the same reason-great with panniers but not so good with a rack bag. Cargo is a much better fit with the Super C bag. Thanks. So looking at Tubus's website, the Cosmo has the same top platform dimensions as the Cargo. But it ALSO has the extra lower pannier rails. And it's ...
by mikeymo
28 Jul 2019, 8:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carradice Super C rackbag on a Tubus Logo - stable?
Replies: 17
Views: 2205

Re: Carradice Super C rackbag on a Tubus Logo - stable?

tooley92 wrote:I sold my Tubus Logo for the same reason-great with panniers but not so good with a rack bag. Cargo is a much better fit with the Super C bag.


Have you tried the Super C AND panniers on the Cargo?

If so how fiddly was it getting them on?
by mikeymo
28 Jul 2019, 8:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carradice Super C rackbag on a Tubus Logo - stable?
Replies: 17
Views: 2205

Re: Carradice Super C rackbag on a Tubus Logo - stable?

Thanks for the replies.

So if I want a rack bag, it's looking like the Ortlieb with the adjustable feet is probably the only thing that would be stable on a narrow rack.
by mikeymo
28 Jul 2019, 3:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carradice Super C rackbag on a Tubus Logo - stable?
Replies: 17
Views: 2205

Carradice Super C rackbag on a Tubus Logo - stable?

I'm considering the combo above. But the rackbag is quite a bit wider than the rack top - 160mm wide bag sitting on a platform 92mm wide. It's not quite like "a mattress balancing on a bottle of wine" as Robert Zimmerman put it. But does anybody have this combination? Stable enough? Mainly...
by mikeymo
27 Jul 2019, 4:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Topeak DX Supertourist Rack. Do I really need the disc version?
Replies: 4
Views: 1681

Re: Topeak DX Supertourist Rack. Do I really need the disc version?

Great, thanks so much for the reply. Really helpful to see a picture, thanks for doing that. This is the first bike with discs I've built or owned. I didn't realise that rear disc calipers which are mounted to the seat stays are fitted to the outside of the triangle. Whereas mine, fitted to the chai...
by mikeymo
27 Jul 2019, 2:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Topeak DX Supertourist Rack. Do I really need the disc version?
Replies: 4
Views: 1681

Topeak DX Supertourist Rack. Do I really need the disc version?

Like the subject says. There are two versions of the rack, one with a sort of built-in "stand-off" to accommodate disc brakes. But I'm sure I saw somewhere (and can't find it now) the phrase - "for use on bikes with SEAT STAY MOUNTED disc brakes". https://www.topeak.com/us/en/pro...
by mikeymo
11 Jul 2019, 8:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front wheel locked while cycling: disc brake or mudguard?
Replies: 72
Views: 2482

Re: Front wheel locked while cycling: disc brake or mudguard?

And by the way, don't be intimidated by the idea of going to court. On the one occasion I sued, through what was then called the "small claims court" and is now called "arbitration" I think, it could not have been easier. Despite what you might imagine, the judicial system wants ...
by mikeymo
11 Jul 2019, 7:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front wheel locked while cycling: disc brake or mudguard?
Replies: 72
Views: 2482

Re: Front wheel locked while cycling: disc brake or mudguard?

Visit a personal injury solicitor. If they think you have an actionable case, sue. If you can't afford it (PI doesn't qualify for legal aid these days, I think), set up a gofundme page. Give me the address, I'll happily contribute to your legal costs. People like to complain about "compensation...