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by Greystoke
21 Feb 2020, 8:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RX-RD5; another flawed Sturmey Archer 5s hub? -surely not....
Replies: 32
Views: 1068

Re: RX-RD5; another flawed Sturmey Archer 5s hub? -surely not....

I have to agree with Carlton Green. Simplicity works for me too.
Why have more gears than you ever use. The Supercommuter thread is a good example.
If SA actually resolved the issues in their hubs I'd buy a 5 speed off them.
by Greystoke
20 Feb 2020, 7:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RX-RD5; another flawed Sturmey Archer 5s hub? -surely not....
Replies: 32
Views: 1068

Re: RX-RD5; another flawed Sturmey Archer 5s hub? -surely not....

I think you're better off with an aw3 and 2 cogs & derailleur making a 6 speed setup than risking it with a sa 5 speed.
Or getting hold of a really old 5 speed like Brucie's 80000m setup.
by Greystoke
19 Feb 2020, 12:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RX-RD5; another flawed Sturmey Archer 5s hub? -surely not....
Replies: 32
Views: 1068

Re: RX-RD5; another flawed Sturmey Archer 5s hub? -surely not....

Very interesting.
Makes you wonder why they kept re-inventing something that originally worked well.
by Greystoke
7 Feb 2020, 2:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: hydraulic disc brakes v cable disc brakes
Replies: 78
Views: 2515

Re: hydraulic disc brakes v cable disc brakes

Well having read all this I'll stick with my old rim brakes.
My rally car has regularly had glowing discs with no brake fade so perhaps my previous post about discs is incorrect.....for cycles at least.
by Greystoke
7 Feb 2020, 7:43am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: hydraulic disc brakes v cable disc brakes
Replies: 78
Views: 2515

Re: hydraulic disc brakes v cable disc brakes

No one ever asks whether it's ok to drive or motorcycle a few 100 or 1000 miles with a vehicle equipped with disc brakes......
The technology is proven & reliable.
The question is whether you really need discs over rim brakes.
Your choice
by Greystoke
3 Feb 2020, 7:28am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Three Speed Day Rides and Touring, how long and how far.
Replies: 39
Views: 2244

Re: Three Speed Day Rides and Touring, how long and how far.

In my youth I cycled round Scotland on a 10 speed touring bike with gears 40-100" so the SA 3 speed + 2 cogs would've been fine. Only used big gears downhill.
by Greystoke
1 Feb 2020, 2:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 6 speed upgrade options
Replies: 11
Views: 542

Re: 6 speed upgrade options

Ebay have plenty of 6 speed screw on freewheels 14-34 for £15ish
by Greystoke
12 Jan 2020, 8:43am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Three Speed Day Rides and Touring, how long and how far.
Replies: 39
Views: 2244

Re: Three Speed Day Rides and Touring, how long and how far.

As Brucey has pointed out numerous times the issue with the SA 5 speeds hubs is mainly due to poorly designed gear shifters.
It's a pity they (SA) can't properly resolve this.
by Greystoke
6 Jan 2020, 9:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub Dynamo for winter commute.
Replies: 166
Views: 7284

Re: Hub Dynamo for winter commute.

My Shimano dynohub runs 2 3w halogen lights in series, that's 12v 6w & has done on my daily commute for ages
by Greystoke
1 Jan 2020, 2:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Argos road bikes ( i.e. Argos the utility shop )
Replies: 44
Views: 3343

Re: Argos road bikes ( i.e. Argos the utility shop )

Those Triban 100's seem ideal.... Pity they're not half price.
I wanted to fit 700x28 tyres not 23, with mudguards.
by Greystoke
1 Jan 2020, 10:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Argos road bikes ( i.e. Argos the utility shop )
Replies: 44
Views: 3343

Re: Argos road bikes ( i.e. Argos the utility shop )

Thanks Spinners. Will mudguards not fit with the 25 tyres fitted?
I need mudguards for my commute
by Greystoke
1 Jan 2020, 8:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Argos road bikes ( i.e. Argos the utility shop )
Replies: 44
Views: 3343

Re: Argos road bikes ( i.e. Argos the utility shop )

I rode my mid 80's 531c forked bike a few days ago....magic ride but don't want to use it for my commute.
Anyone riden these bikes?
Will the mid priced steel fork bike ride nice?
by Greystoke
31 Dec 2019, 4:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Argos road bikes ( i.e. Argos the utility shop )
Replies: 44
Views: 3343

Re: Argos road bikes ( i.e. Argos the utility shop )

Might buy one of these, fit mudguards & rack. Anyone think carbon forks are ok for a commute across a muddy smooth field, hard packed gravel and potholed single track roads?
Or should I go for the middle bike with steel fork?
I weigh 70kg plus my work stuff etc
by Greystoke
7 Dec 2019, 8:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Small under saddle pouch wanted
Replies: 31
Views: 941

Re: Small under saddle pouch wanted

Those Topeak aero bags look much better than my current plastic bag bungee strapped to the bike :D
by Greystoke
27 Nov 2019, 9:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SA 5 speed levers
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: SA 5 speed levers

Just a thought, my commuter bike uses a 5 speed freewheel with shimano sis click thumb shifters. These have worked faultlessly for donkeys years.
Is the pull length between gears the same as the SA 5 speed hub? (Note I doubt it)