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by neilob
12 Jan 2019, 6:51am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Equipping E-Bike for touring
Replies: 1
Views: 279

Re: Equipping E-Bike for touring

The frame shown in the link....which I assume is the same as yours....has ‘proper’ four point rack fittings so you don’t need to faff about with anything unsafe or unsightly. But you probably should be cautious how much weight you want to carry given the motor is at the back and looks pretty hefty. ...
by neilob
3 Dec 2018, 8:00pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 54
Views: 4324

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

I moved to ebikes to keep cycling with friends during my blood cancer (Myeloma) treatment which has wrecked my haemoglobin and red cell production. But I can keep cycling as long as the chemo works thanks to batteries! My original purchase was a Giant Road E which was brilliant and although I tried ...
by neilob
12 Nov 2018, 9:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cable disc compatibility
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: Cable disc compatibility

Thanks as ever for your expert insight Brucey. I was concerned this might be the case. Happily my frame takes rim brakes too so I will look for a pair of med drop calipers and keep things simple.
by neilob
12 Nov 2018, 9:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cable disc compatibility
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Cable disc compatibility

Any reason why I shouldn't match current TRP Spyre cable discs with Dura Ace 10 speed 7800 shifters from c2004/5?
by neilob
27 Oct 2018, 8:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tiagra 4700 pull ratio
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Tiagra 4700 pull ratio

Thanks Brucey.
by neilob
27 Oct 2018, 8:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tiagra 4700 pull ratio
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Tiagra 4700 pull ratio

Can I pair the Tiagra 4700 road shifters with Dura Ace 10 speed 7800 rear mech? I am very confused after reading earlier posts including my own!
by neilob
5 Oct 2018, 4:58pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Valverde.......A Worthy Winner............Poll
Replies: 24
Views: 3348

Re: Valverde.......A Worthy Winner............Poll

[/quote] I'm not sure it will, because as well as the doping, I think he's a boring rider who mostly wins by sucking wheels uphill and then using his slightly-above-average sprint to mug the group that carried him to the line and who dishonourably exploits any bad luck that befalls his rivals, like ...
by neilob
23 Sep 2018, 11:29am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: does anyone remember Westland bikes?
Replies: 21
Views: 2462

Re: does anyone remember Westland bikes?

It was originally owned by a chap called Mike Mead of Plymouth Corinthians CC who retired from cycling and sold it through a shop near what is now the Plymouth University. That could have been the shop I remember in Camden Street behind the Library and city museum. Not even sure they still exist. I...
by neilob
20 Sep 2018, 6:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: does anyone remember Westland bikes?
Replies: 21
Views: 2462

Re: does anyone remember Westland bikes?

[list=][/list]One other thing...I did sell it to somebody in Devon when I was home on leave. I think the guy who bought it lived in Tavistock? That would have been in 1974 or 1975.
by neilob
19 Sep 2018, 3:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: does anyone remember Westland bikes?
Replies: 21
Views: 2462

Re: does anyone remember Westland bikes?

I joined the RAF in 1969 and took the bike with me during my time at college and probably sold it around 1974 when I went to Germany. I don’t think many were built so chances of it being my old steed seem quite good. Wheels were obviously 27 inch and even then with a lot of clearance. I suspect you ...
by neilob
19 Sep 2018, 3:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: does anyone remember Westland bikes?
Replies: 21
Views: 2462

Re: does anyone remember Westland bikes?

It was originally owned by a chap called Mike Mead of Plymouth Corinthians CC who retired from cycling and sold it through a shop near what is now the Plymouth University. That could have been the shop I remember in Camden Street behind the Library and city museum. Not even sure they still exist. W...
by neilob
19 Sep 2018, 12:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: does anyone remember Westland bikes?
Replies: 21
Views: 2462

Re: does anyone remember Westland bikes?

Sadly no. But I can remember most of the build.....Williams AB77 48/46 double chainset, Mafac Racer brakes and levers, early Campagnolo derailleurs and 5 speed block, Brooks Pro saddle, wheels were Constrictor rims on Maillard hubs, and GB bars and stem. It was originally owned by a chap called Mike...
by neilob
19 Sep 2018, 11:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: does anyone remember Westland bikes?
Replies: 21
Views: 2462

Re: does anyone remember Westland bikes?

That was the colour and size of mine back in 1966! I wonder.......
by neilob
15 Jul 2018, 11:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tiagra 4700
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: Tiagra 4700

Thanks everyone for your usual excellent advice and knowledge. I am converting my wife's drop bar 4700 equipped bike to straight bar.....easiest solution seems to be to buy the Tiagra flat bar 4700 shifters which I have just done.
by neilob
14 Jul 2018, 8:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tiagra 4700
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Tiagra 4700

In a recent post I can no longer find, someone was stating that the new 4700 Tiagra was not compatible with other 10 speed systems. Do I remember right? But in terms of compatibility, I would like to know if I can use the 4700 rear mech with 9-speed XT shifters or if it won’t work. Obviously I will ...