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by slowster
21 Oct 2020, 2:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Winklebury Cycles, Basingstoke, evicted
Replies: 19
Views: 813

Re: Winklebury Cycles, Basingstoke, evicted

Do you know the proportion of WHO fibres are in a typical, mineral woo insulated loft? In case you didn't know they're the fine fibres capable of getting far enough into your respiratory system to be a probable carcinogen. That's only one category below asbestos in severity. It is only there becaus...
by slowster
21 Oct 2020, 1:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Swap 105 crankset for GRX?
Replies: 16
Views: 446

Re: Swap 105 crankset for GRX?

For the cycling where I live (crawling uphill in low gears then descending with brakes on), I've come to the conclusion that my first gear isn't low enough, and have also never used the 3/4 smallest cogs on my cassette. This link compares your current gearing with fitting a 46/30 chainset. It shows...
by slowster
21 Oct 2020, 11:51am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Winklebury Cycles, Basingstoke, evicted
Replies: 19
Views: 813

Re: Winklebury Cycles, Basingstoke, evicted

If you have it in your own house you are allowed to remove it and can arrange to take it to one of the council run waste sites. You just have to protect yourself. No specialist equipment other than PPE and something you wet it down to minimise dust. That is because H&S legislation does not appl...
by slowster
20 Oct 2020, 12:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: SPA Cycles Harrogate
Replies: 33
Views: 1435

Re: SPA Cycles Harrogate

I do take the point about identity fraud. Anyone got any useful advice on that? I make a point of not providing my date of birth on websites that have no good reason to request that information, since I believe it's information which is particularly wanted/needed by those committing identity fraud....
by slowster
19 Oct 2020, 10:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front centre pull cable hanger..
Replies: 12
Views: 631

Re: Front centre pull cable hanger..

It looks like René Herse Cycles will be offering a better hanger, but I don't like to think what the price will be. Designing an ultra-stiff cable hanger was hard enough, but producing one is even harder. First we wanted to forge it, but the shape isn’t suitable for that. (You’d have to forge a flat...
by slowster
19 Oct 2020, 9:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Tourer as a gravel bike?
Replies: 31
Views: 1239

Re: Spa Tourer as a gravel bike?

If you fit a 45mm tyre in a 55mm gap, you will need to be pretty handy with a spoke key if you break a spoke or your wheel gets more than fractionally bent while you are out. Why risk it? Is there a real measurable difference between riding 40 and 45mm tyres? It may not be a question of choosing th...
by slowster
19 Oct 2020, 6:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: SPA Cycles Harrogate
Replies: 33
Views: 1435

Re: SPA Cycles Harrogate

Agree with the above and would add that telephone orders are usually accompanied by requests for recommendations, advice and details of the product and also time consuming tales from the enquirer. The member of staff dealing with this may well have no product knowledge or cycling experience. In Spa...
by slowster
19 Oct 2020, 12:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: QR position on new Disc bike
Replies: 10
Views: 497

Re: QR position on new Disc bike

Shimano QR levers only have a range of movement of approximately 180 degrees, so I think if you check you will find that the lever would not be able to be flipped back far enough to touch the disc. I prefer to fit the QR on a front disc wheel on the drive side anyway because it reduces the likelihoo...
by slowster
18 Oct 2020, 8:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Tourer as a gravel bike?
Replies: 31
Views: 1239

Re: Spa Tourer as a gravel bike?

What gap have you got between your 36.5mm tyre and the chainstay? I did measure it yesterday but didn't mention it because like pwa I have the Ti Touring rather than the steel Tourer. For what it's worth the clearance is 10mm on the drive side, but I cannot quite slide my 10mm allen key in the gap ...
by slowster
18 Oct 2020, 3:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting different pannier rack to ebike
Replies: 44
Views: 1013

Re: Fitting different pannier rack to ebike

Does that mean I should have ordered a 29 inch rack going by the tyre size then? Not for a 1.75" wide tyre. That is only 45mm, whereas typically true MTB tyres are much wider and taller and few racks are designed to cope with them, because there is not much demand for racks for 29er MTBs with ...
by slowster
18 Oct 2020, 3:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Winklebury Cycles, Basingstoke, evicted
Replies: 19
Views: 813

Re: Winklebury Cycles, Basingstoke, evicted

Not sure how you conclude that the claim by Gary is false. If Gary had arranged for the asbestos to removed and disposed of properly, he would almost certainly have been at great pains to tell the Basingstoke Gazette, because - licenced asbestos contractors are expensive, because - they have to tak...
by slowster
18 Oct 2020, 12:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting different pannier rack to ebike
Replies: 44
Views: 1013

Re: Fitting different pannier rack to ebike

A5023AC8-0214-4057-9C0B-38344A2A3E07.jpeg Is this what I need please? No. It is only designed to work with certain Tubus racks which have two eyelets to which the bracket can be fastened, whereas your rack only has single eyelets. As per the Tubus website . https://www.tubus.com/fileadmin/user_uplo...
by slowster
18 Oct 2020, 12:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting different pannier rack to ebike
Replies: 44
Views: 1013

Re: Fitting different pannier rack to ebike

At last, My rack has arrived but unfortunately it is too short by about half an inch. It is supposed to be for a 26 inch wheel but will be too close to mudguard pushing it down on tyre - the ne t size up is supposed to be for. 28 inch wheel. Should I have bought that one I wonder. I would send it b...
by slowster
17 Oct 2020, 8:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Tourer as a gravel bike?
Replies: 31
Views: 1239

Re: Spa Tourer as a gravel bike?

Those 2 photos show how and why the Spa tourer was designed as it is. Mudguard at the top of its slot gives 10mm between 'guard and 35mm Marathon on a 19mm rim with mini-vee cable touching the guard. Mudguard at the bottom of its slot gives a decent non-gappy fit to a 32mm M. supreme on a 17mm rim....
by slowster
17 Oct 2020, 5:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Tourer as a gravel bike?
Replies: 31
Views: 1239

Re: Spa Tourer as a gravel bike?

If the soil where you ride is not so abrasive that you need disc brakes to avoid excessively rapid rim wear, I would have thought it would make a very good bike for light off road riding. I think the Spa Ti Roughstuff uses the same fork as the Tourer, so the front tyre clearance would be the same. A...