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by gazza_d
27 Sep 2020, 8:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: converting a bike to use an IGH?
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: converting a bike to use an IGH?

As most have already thought off and answered the usual questions. If you haven't already got a hub either ready or in mind then Taylor Wheels in Germany do some excellent deals on ready built.wheels with IGHs built in. They have awheel with an Shimano nexus 8 with all the bits including a shifter e...
by gazza_d
27 Sep 2020, 8:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is a Moulton a fair weather Bike.
Replies: 38
Views: 1379

Re: Is a Moulton a fair weather Bike.

Smashing photographs Dave. Thanks for sharing.
by gazza_d
22 Sep 2020, 4:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Good quality cycling cap?
Replies: 26
Views: 1046

Re: Good quality cycling cap?

Evans usually have a decent selection of caps. I bought a grey fwe one which has been great.
I also bought this one a couple of months ago off fleabay. Its been fine and I Iike it. [https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/383680079261]
by gazza_d
21 Sep 2020, 7:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton tsr2 bottom bracket spec
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Moulton tsr2 bottom bracket spec

I know the shell threads. It's the spindle length I don't know without taking it out. Obviously if I guess any replacement may upset the chaInline
And I broke my crank extractor and unable to get a replacement locally.
So if I could order a BB and an extractor at same time I'll save a bit of postage.
by gazza_d
21 Sep 2020, 10:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton tsr2 bottom bracket spec
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Moulton tsr2 bottom bracket spec

Does anyone happen to know the spec of the bottom bracket fitted to a Moulton TSR 2?
Particularly the length. I know it's 68mm and JIS tapers.

Thanks

Gaz
by gazza_d
14 Sep 2020, 5:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shock absorbing handlebar tape.
Replies: 17
Views: 628

Re: Shock absorbing handlebar tape.

Grab on handlebar grips are the ideal.solution here. Excellent and I used to use them all the time when I had drops. Fit using cheap hairspray rather than the soapy water suggested in the link https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/handlebar-tape-grips/grabon-foam-maxi-handlebar-sleeves-for-drop-bars-black
by gazza_d
13 Sep 2020, 9:21am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist collides with baby
Replies: 41
Views: 1805

Re: Cyclist collides with baby

The video of the gob with the phone seriously harassing the poor girl on the bike should never have been released on social media, but just handed to police. The footage and media coverage could be considered libelous (ianal), and also if it went to court could be flagged as predjudicial to any outc...
by gazza_d
12 Sep 2020, 5:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front dynamo light
Replies: 18
Views: 630

Re: Front dynamo light

Another Herrmans user here.
I have two of the H One S lights. 75lux when running with a rear light connected and bright as anything with a good pool on the road. I would have no hesitation in buying another Herrmans of a similar brightness.
by gazza_d
12 Sep 2020, 5:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Travel spanners
Replies: 61
Views: 2167

Re: Travel spanners

From a jumble, online or have you managed to find somewhere with them in stock Gaz?

gaz wrote:I picked up a NOS CoolTool a few weeks back. IMO n+1 applies.
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by gazza_d
12 Sep 2020, 5:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The whole glasses thing
Replies: 91
Views: 2839

Re: The whole glasses thing

I've worn glasses full time since about 15 and so all the time over been cycling. I've never bought specific cycling glasses, but have always gone for either prescription sunglasses or ideally transition lenses which darken in daylight and a pair of frames that look appropriate. I find slightly larg...
by gazza_d
6 Sep 2020, 4:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Travel spanners
Replies: 61
Views: 2167

Re: Travel spanners

Good grief.
Maybe I should pop the pair I have on eBay.
Although I am not sure what i would replace them with.
I'm slightly surprised they stopped selling them as I would have thought there was enough of a market still
by gazza_d
6 Sep 2020, 9:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Travel spanners
Replies: 61
Views: 2167

Re: Travel spanners

Oh it's absolutely nice to have a tool that's not only lasted a long time but is still useful and has no modern replacement. It comes in very handy when leading group rides as it can cope very well with cheaper bikes which often have a lot of nuts. I've even used it to build office desks etc as the ...
by gazza_d
6 Sep 2020, 8:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Travel spanners
Replies: 61
Views: 2167

Re: Travel spanners

It's why I still carry a Cool tool. Which was one of the first multi tools. Adjustable wrench with a chain tool, spoke wrench on the handle. 4,5,6 and 8mm Allen keys and a crank bolt tool. It's still be best multitool I've come across. Below is my normal on bike tool kit. The 8mm spanner is for the ...
by gazza_d
13 Aug 2020, 4:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyre sealer/inflaters - do any of them work?
Replies: 40
Views: 1134

Re: Tyre sealer/inflaters - do any of them work?

I've used inner tubes prefilled with sealant and the cans that inject sealant and reinflate tyre after a flat. To be fair I tried both whilst running marathons plus tyres which possibly gave them an unfair challenge. For the prefilled tubes I never noticed any punctures, but what did happen was that...
by gazza_d
3 Aug 2020, 6:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hub gear - which sort of drop-out is best?
Replies: 23
Views: 714

Re: Hub gear - which sort of drop-out is best?

That's exactly what I did with my Moulton APB Simon.
Triangle has vertical dropouts with a mech hanger.
I fitted the 2 wheel alfine tensioner and it works just fine although I needed to tweak the chaInline with a couple of washers. Been ok for 3 years now.