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by David Cox
27 Jun 2020, 12:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cotter pins: Why? Why not?
Replies: 47
Views: 1497

Re: Cotter pins: Why? Why not?

Oh if only this thread had been available 45 years ago !!!
by David Cox
26 Jun 2020, 9:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Virtual bike fit (recreational/touring)
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Virtual bike fit (recreational/touring)

Great stuff Colin as always Best wishes
by David Cox
4 Aug 2019, 4:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Trike ID/info
Replies: 2
Views: 797

Re: Trike ID/info

Many thanks Brucey. The Member Steve is an old friend of mine from youth club days and we met up again at a Reunion recently. He has a rather wonderful vintage Humber open top car and bought this for his son to complement it. But the track is too narrow for the son to safely balance unfortunately. I...
by David Cox
18 Feb 2019, 2:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brightest Rear Light for Daytime Use
Replies: 22
Views: 1991

Re: Brightest Rear Light for Daytime Use

I got mine from Red Kite Cycles in Shirley West Mids They have webpage
by David Cox
17 Feb 2019, 10:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brightest Rear Light for Daytime Use
Replies: 22
Views: 1991

Re: Brightest Rear Light for Daytime Use

I use Bontrager Flare which had good reviews. Fellow cyclist chased me down this week just to find out what it was.
by David Cox
18 Jan 2019, 12:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tubeless tribulations
Replies: 51
Views: 2925

Re: Tubeless woes

Thanks as always for a very informative thread thought I'd share my limited experience so far. I got some new wheels for a road bike in May and decided to try tubeless after a friend recommended them.(I don't usually go for innovations - still not got discs). Rims are Mavic open pro and tyres Mavic ...
by David Cox
17 Dec 2018, 5:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Weldtite Tyre Sealant
Replies: 9
Views: 853

Re: Weldtite Tyre Sealant

I've used Weldite with some success on Schrader valves as a get me home measure. I did get a very good repair on my Brompton once and kept the tube inflated for some weeks. I changed my commuter bike to Schrader valves for this reason. On presta I did get home once with low pressure but it was much ...
by David Cox
16 Nov 2018, 11:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Corky mirror
Replies: 12
Views: 1687

Re: Corky mirror

I've been very pleased with B and M mirrors in the bar ends on dropped handlebars. I've also used those little Zefal mirrors with rubber straps onto other bikes (e.g. a Brompton with stubbies) but couldn't get on with that folding Zefal mirror. I also have a B and M bar end mirror on a stalk with a ...
by David Cox
24 Aug 2018, 6:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Classic Frame Builder Wanted
Replies: 45
Views: 3289

Re: Classic Frame Builder Wanted

Great thread really interesting and well informed as usual..Hope the OP gets what he wants. Agree about getting measured up to your current requirements. My bikes have changed a lot over the years partly to reflect aging not sure that a replica of my first good bike would fit me now.
by David Cox
1 Jan 2018, 4:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: about to buy Dyno hub & light
Replies: 49
Views: 2369

Re: about to buy Dyno hub & light

I've got a system like this and am very pleased with it and also a SON dynamo on a "work bike" But even so I'm not sure I'd rely on it at 30-40 miles an hour on unlit lanes. I also have a very bright Leyzne headlight giving a longer range beam when its very dark.
by David Cox
29 Nov 2017, 11:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Enigma Etape - Full Length Mudguard recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 2654

Re: Enigma Etape - Full Length Mudguard recommendations

Thanks for the advice - yes off road, I (and many others) had an MTB clog up completely on the Hell of the North Cotswolds. Had to take the shorter route after many de-clogs, at the end the chain was scraped back to the metal (and then some) and the bins at the cafe/control seemed to contain a few r...
by David Cox
29 Nov 2017, 10:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Enigma Etape - Full Length Mudguard recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 2654

Re: Enigma Etape - Full Length Mudguard recommendations

Update : The new SKS curved guards look good and give better clearance BUT a combination of a particular consistency of autumn Worcestershire mud coming off the fields combined possibly with the poor mud shedding properties of Michelin Pro 4 Endurance 25 mm tyres still leads to a quick build up of m...
by David Cox
31 Oct 2017, 4:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BIG neoprene overshoes - recommendation please
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: BIG neoprene overshoes - recommendation please

I've used BBB ones for some years. They go over bulky boots and have worked well.
by David Cox
31 Oct 2017, 4:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Enigma Etape - Full Length Mudguard recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 2654

Re: Enigma Etape - Full Length Mudguard recommendations

Many thanks for the Forum members' good advice on this. Ben (Venture Bikes), who built the wheels originally, replaced the spoke and trued the front wheel. I did one ride in the rain without the front mudguard and the oversize down tube did a good job of deflecting/collecting spray and mud! I have n...
by David Cox
23 Oct 2017, 5:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Enigma Etape - Full Length Mudguard recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 2654

Re: Enigma Etape - Full Length Mudguard recommendations

Yep I have the original Secure Clips from Esge days and haven't seen the other sort. SKS website is useful where you can hover over such details. I think I am going to carry my mudguard remnant on a pilgrimage around bike shops until I can see one that offers more clearance.