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by Greystoke
13 Sep 2020, 9:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes MTBs from the 1980s
Replies: 40
Views: 1335

Re: Dawes MTBs from the 1980s

Interesting thread on bikeforums but I can't keep any interest due to all the adverts and popups :shock:
Prefer this forum
by Greystoke
12 Sep 2020, 4:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes MTBs from the 1980s
Replies: 40
Views: 1335

Re: Dawes MTBs from the 1980s

Brill.
I have an early 90's basic tange frame MTB drop bar tourer, it's my daily rider.
Great stuff
by Greystoke
7 Sep 2020, 9:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gears: are 3x setups extinct?
Replies: 65
Views: 2421

Re: Gears: are 3x setups extinct?

That's a very impressive gear range and I'd say a sensible compromise
by Greystoke
6 Sep 2020, 10:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gears: are 3x setups extinct?
Replies: 65
Views: 2421

Re: Gears: are 3x setups extinct?

As I say each to their own but anyone considered sturmey archer 8 speed hub? Small chainwheel for clearance and fairly evenly spaced gears, or Shimano 8 speed and one or two chainrings?
Even if the above wear out the cost could be similar to a new lightweight cassette.
by Greystoke
6 Sep 2020, 8:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gears: are 3x setups extinct?
Replies: 65
Views: 2421

Re: Gears: are 3x setups extinct?

We've had this same discussion many times and each to their own but the photo shown above looks like the chainwheels formally on the front are now on the back and vice-verca.
Weight wise I'd be surprised if that huge array of sprockets weighed less than a nice tripple chainset.....anyone weighed one?
by Greystoke
26 Aug 2020, 5:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Worn Sprocket
Replies: 25
Views: 1014

Re: Worn Sprocket

Crikey chaps....make do and mend? Why don't you add some weld and fettle it down so you can keep it going?
Ace
by Greystoke
26 Aug 2020, 5:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Worn Sprocket
Replies: 25
Views: 1014

Re: Worn Sprocket

Crikey chaps....make do and mend? Why don't you add some weld and fettle it down so you can keep it going?
Ace
by Greystoke
19 Aug 2020, 9:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: When did bike shops become boutiques?
Replies: 61
Views: 2062

Re: When did bike shops become boutiques?

We have to move with the times I'm afraid. Old bikes like I have require eBay to obtain parts once under the glass topped wooden display cases of old.
They'd rather sell you a complete bike or groupset than a derailleur screw.
by Greystoke
17 Aug 2020, 9:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Yet another reason to avoid carbon frames
Replies: 257
Views: 8916

Re: Yet another reason to avoid carbon frames

Re the environment and throw away society....well said
by Greystoke
12 Aug 2020, 4:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyre sealer/inflaters - do any of them work?
Replies: 40
Views: 1083

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

It's laughable isn't it.
Mind you who knows how to change a wheel now anyway so I suppose carrying a spare is pointless.
by Greystoke
12 Aug 2020, 3:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyre sealer/inflaters - do any of them work?
Replies: 40
Views: 1083

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

How does not carrying a spare tyre keep emissions down?

If the answer is less weight that's total rubbish, modern cars are so heavy anyway.

Getting the breakdown service to come to you and trailer you to a garage must burn more fuel
by Greystoke
12 Aug 2020, 1:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyre sealer/inflaters - do any of them work?
Replies: 40
Views: 1083

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

I use cheapo tyres and sealant (from Wilko) on my mtb tourer commuter. I regularly cycle on rough tracks with hedge trimmings. Sometimes I hear something catching on my mudguards, stop and remove a big thorn that would have needed a puncture repair. Only once have I had an issue where the tyre went ...
by Greystoke
10 Aug 2020, 4:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dawes Galaxy 2000-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 1598

Re: Dawes Galaxy 2000-2009

Perhaps there's a market for selling touring bike frames so people can build up their Galaxy as they see fit?