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by LesArcs
5 Apr 2017, 12:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which Panniers Should I Buy?
Replies: 25
Views: 2056

Which Panniers Should I Buy?

The touring bike is on order and now it's time to decide on panniers. I intend them to be for cycle camping touring. Initially short trips building up to longer trips. In the short to medium term in the UK only. Am thinking of front and rear panniers and a bar bag, with about 40l capacity on the rea...
by LesArcs
5 Apr 2017, 12:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo Veloce Rear Hub bearing replacement
Replies: 42
Views: 5522

Re: Campagnolo Veloce Rear Hub bearing replacement

Thanks for the advice regarding putting my freehub back together. Used the 'cotton' method. A bit fiddly at first, but went together first time. Used new pawls and springs purchased from Paul Hewitt Cycles near Preston.

Thanks
by LesArcs
23 Mar 2017, 10:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Dynamo Lighting Set
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Spa Dynamo Lighting Set

I'm hoping to order a Spa Steel Tourer soon and note that Spa are offering a Dynamo Hub and Lighting set for an extra £140 fitted. The package comprises an SP PV-8 hub, a B&M Cyo IQ Senso Plus front light and a Toplight Line Plus rear light. Am interested to know what Spa owners think. Have you ...
by LesArcs
23 Mar 2017, 10:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo Veloce Rear Hub bearing replacement
Replies: 42
Views: 5522

Re: Campagnolo Veloce Rear Hub bearing replacement

Thanks for all of the recent tips. A fountain of knowledge out there. Have just got some new pawls and springs and will attempt to put it all back together as soon as I get some free time.

Cheers.
by LesArcs
21 Mar 2017, 4:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo Veloce Rear Hub bearing replacement
Replies: 42
Views: 5522

Re: Campagnolo Veloce Rear Hub bearing replacement

Hello all Just found this old thread when 'googling' about how to re-assemble my pre-1997 8 speed Campagnolo freehub. Unfortunately it's the awkward one shown above in Mick F's post (ie the one with loose springs and pawls). Any tips on how to put it back together? Haven't tried yet and am dreading ...
by LesArcs
6 Jan 2017, 9:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Steel Tourer - Advice Please
Replies: 11
Views: 1518

Re: Spa Steel Tourer - Advice Please

Thanks for all of the replies. Looks like a thumbs up for Spa. Looks like a visit to Harrogate is in the offing. Only remaining query relates to mini V brakes. I have no experience of these, are they satisfactory on a touring bike? Comments please.

Ta
by LesArcs
6 Jan 2017, 9:24pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles Steel Tourer
Replies: 31
Views: 16835

Re: Spa Cycles Steel Tourer

Alport. Great pictures. Am considering buying a Spa Steel Tourer too. What size chainrings, cassette and tyres did you go for. And how have they performed?
by LesArcs
5 Jan 2017, 3:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Steel Tourer - Advice Please
Replies: 11
Views: 1518

Spa Steel Tourer - Advice Please

Hi I'm hoping to buy myself a new touring bike soon, and the Spa Steel Tourer looks like a good option. The price is about right for me and it looks like a proper thought-out bike. My only hesitation is the use of mini V brakes. I understand why they are fitted (presumably to be compatible with STI ...