Search found 302 matches

by Jamesh
18 May 2019, 11:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help. Frame broken.
Replies: 13
Views: 539

Re: Help. Frame broken.

Listen to Brucey....

Cheers James
by Jamesh
18 May 2019, 10:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help. Frame broken.
Replies: 13
Views: 539

Re: Help. Frame broken.

I think the rust will have damaged to stay beyond ecconomical repair and a new stay will be required. I get you going I would get a metal worker to take a piece of 1mm thick steel and cut a 2" disc. Measure the distance around the back of the stay from one side of the boss to the other. Drill t...
by Jamesh
18 May 2019, 9:21pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Best time for LeJog
Replies: 16
Views: 622

Re: Best time for LeJog

HMick do you fancy a ride out early Sunday morning 30th June.

Oakhampton north 7am onwards!!

No problem if busy.

cheers James
by Jamesh
17 May 2019, 7:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Reverse-wearing a cassette...?
Replies: 42
Views: 3012

Re: Reverse-wearing a cassette...?

Thanks Brucey
that's so helpful.
Does anyone make a tool to peen chain pins over?

Think that I need to get some quick links tbh.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
16 May 2019, 11:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help me reduce weight of my Topstone for not much money!
Replies: 26
Views: 978

Re: Help me reduce weight of my Topstone for not much money!

My knowledge of rs170 wheels us limited and my comparision was based on my personal experience of rs10 vs stock wheels on my CX bike. A pair of 1800gm wheels of aero section and low spoke count will change the ride undoubtedly. Not for off road riding or heavier riding or commuting. But for weekend ...
by Jamesh
16 May 2019, 9:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Reverse-wearing a cassette...?
Replies: 42
Views: 3012

Re: Reverse-wearing a cassette...?

Thanks Brucey

Is there a tool that is better than a chain splitter?

Think I'm good to use the chain for a season as I use a winter bike and a retro bike when I feel inclined.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
16 May 2019, 9:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help me reduce weight of my Topstone for not much money!
Replies: 26
Views: 978

Re: Help me reduce weight of my Topstone for not much money!

In my opinion putting a pair of rs170 wheels in the place of the stock wheels will make a great difference to your bike both in weight and feel.

I use both rs10 and 32 Alex wheels and the difference is noticeable. More so than any other upgrade apart from the frame perhaps.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
16 May 2019, 8:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Reverse-wearing a cassette...?
Replies: 42
Views: 3012

Re: Reverse-wearing a cassette...?

Just a couple of novice questions If I do two 20 mile rides during the week and a 30 miles on the weekend (70mpw / 3500mpy) how often do I need to change the chain? Is once a year enough if I swap from winter summer bikes at Easter? How many chain lives would you expect to get out of a cassette. Fin...
by Jamesh
15 May 2019, 7:31am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Best time for LeJog
Replies: 16
Views: 622

Re: Best time for LeJog

Thanks RP. My current plan - always open to changes - will be to probably start during the last week of August and be finished the end of the first week in September. I have a weekend of bike races to organise for the beginning of October, so I have to be done early enough to finalise that. I shoul...
by Jamesh
14 May 2019, 10:17pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Deloitte route
Replies: 13
Views: 589

Re: Deloitte route

If your route is a backroad route then road names are a good way to navigate. However if going via a faster route then I tend to use road numbers and destination signs. I generally have a list of villages and go from one to the next to the next..... Stopping to check allows the consumption of flapja...
by Jamesh
14 May 2019, 6:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help me reduce weight of my Topstone for not much money!
Replies: 26
Views: 978

Re: Help me reduce weight of my Topstone for not much money!

Second pair of wheels

Mavic aksium disc would be great budget choice with some 25 - 28mm tyres.

Saves changing tyres each time you want to go on road.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
14 May 2019, 8:52am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Mick F route fast but safe.
Replies: 128
Views: 14365

Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

8.58am X99 stagecoach coach from wick to Inverness. 1pm train from Inverness to Edinburgh 4pm train from Edinburgh to Leeds. Off the top of my head. I have to use the bus as it's starting in wick / thurso where as the first train goes from Inverness to wick and then return on a Sunday. First got to ...
by Jamesh
14 May 2019, 8:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: In-line brake lever query.
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: In-line brake lever query.

I have them on my CX bike and I find they are great and an increase on the power of tiagra sti levers.
V useful when you don't want to be on the hoods or drops.
Only issue is when I go from winter CX bike to summer bike for a few rides I will miss them as I go to brake on the tops!!!

Cheers James
by Jamesh
12 May 2019, 9:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trek 520 2019 opinions
Replies: 11
Views: 331

Re: Trek 520 2019 opinions

Roux 250? https://www.discountcyclesdirect.co.uk/catalog/product.php?CI_ID=23118&Item=%27Roux%20Etape%20250%20Sora%20Touring%20Bike%20-%20Red%27 Fuji touring disc https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mobile/fuji-touring-disc-road-bike-2019/rp-prod179633?gs=1&sku=sku690943&pgrid=6071184281...
by Jamesh
10 May 2019, 11:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New frame. Steep seat angle. Unrideable.
Replies: 77
Views: 2674

Re: New frame. Steep seat angle. Unrideable.

I know that for cars where there is a dispute then an agrieved owner would employ a expert motor engineer to produce a report on the particular issue.

I don't know whether such a thing exists. I doubt it with such a small pool of bike designers and more so steel ones.

Cheers James