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by zenitb
11 Jan 2021, 4:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Measured for 20 inch frame today...
Replies: 12
Views: 501

Re: Measured for 20 inch frame today...

I had a look at the Halfords Carrera Subway bike when I was ordering my Cycle to Work scheme bike. I liked it and thought it was cracking value for money. It did seem to have a long reach though and I thought at the time I would want to raise the bars with an extender and shorten the stem .. to give...
by zenitb
10 Jan 2021, 8:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sourcing Touring Wheels
Replies: 20
Views: 1216

Re: Sourcing Touring Wheels

Hi all, probably already been posted a zillion times but my key word searches didnt reward with anything so im gonna give it a shot anyway. Apologies for repeat. I need to get a new rear wheel for my touring bike. The rim gone bust and it wasn't a very good wheel to begin with anyhow. Has anyone go...
by zenitb
5 Jan 2021, 5:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Loading top of rear rack
Replies: 118
Views: 4232

Re: Loading top of rear rack

Sweep's arrangement works fine for me. I wanted to fix a front track but my old hybrid has suspension forks. As it is, it has worked fine. I have only lost traction a couple of times on a steep upwards hill with loose gravel. Yep - most of the stuff on the top is volume rather than weight (though I...
by zenitb
29 Dec 2020, 10:03pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Switching from clipless to flats,shoes
Replies: 40
Views: 1131

Re: A question for flat pedal users

If you use flat pedals without toeclips, I'd be very interested to learn what footwear you use - thin soles? firmer soles? doesn't matter? - and whether you use pins on the pedals. Thank you. I am primarily an SPD cyclist because I have learnt how to click in and out instinctively now .. even to th...
by zenitb
28 Dec 2020, 1:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mitigating ALU freehub bodies
Replies: 12
Views: 492

Re: Mitigating ALU freehub bodies

Anybody recon the new microspline thing is actually gonna work ? Looks like it will just slow things down a bit to me. Also, concerned they may stop making the nice regular steel splined stuff.... Hmm .. see this https://singletrackworld.com/2019/06/stans-hope-respond-to-shimano-micro-spline-licens...
by zenitb
27 Dec 2020, 12:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SPD pedal compendium
Replies: 100
Views: 172848

Re: SPD pedal compendium

the good news is that you can rebuild your PD-M747s using a few jaw/platform parts salvaged from PD-M515 or similar..... cheers Ok I have now done what Brucey suggests above. I got given an old PD-M424 pedal where the goofy plastic pedals had broken off. Underneath this is simply a PD-M515 so its c...
by zenitb
20 Dec 2020, 3:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mitigating ALU freehub bodies
Replies: 12
Views: 492

Re: Mitigating ALU freehub bodies

Is this a Novatec part ? Steel freehub. https://www.bikehubstore.com/product-p/fh-mtr-steel.htm SJSC have a list of Novatec freehubs they sell if that helps? https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/novatec-hub-spares/ And if you want to hear it from "the horse's mouth", here is the official european ...
by zenitb
19 Dec 2020, 3:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mitigating ALU freehub bodies
Replies: 12
Views: 492

Re: Mitigating ALU freehub bodies

The ABG (anti-bite guard) is a Novatec thing. http://www.nguide.eu/faq/abg-feature I have an aluminium Hope cassette body and its a nightmare...I ended up levering off individual sprockets...maybe its not as bad if you use more expensive cassettes with alloy "carriers". ABG sounds a good i...
by zenitb
15 Dec 2020, 6:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Decathlon adventure bike
Replies: 122
Views: 5061

Re: New Decathlon adventure bike

It’s not just an online vendor: I’ve been in the enormous Giltbrook store hundreds of times, the medium Oxford store loads, and the smaller Staples Corner store on numerous occasions - they are great for cycle clothing, football, swimming, walking, etc, and loads of other sports. In this age of the...
by zenitb
15 Dec 2020, 1:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Confirmed ERD of Zac 2000 559 rims - anyone know?
Replies: 13
Views: 545

Re: Confirmed ERD of Zac 2000 559 rims - anyone know?

FWIW I tried to work out the reationship between the new chinese Weinneman and Ryde a while ago. It looked to me as if the Weinneman brand was spun off to a chinese company with some residual rights to some classic designs, including the ZAC 19 and 2000 rims. https://www.weinmanntek.com/product/8/15...
by zenitb
14 Dec 2020, 4:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynohub for Tandem
Replies: 43
Views: 1211

Re: Dynohub for Tandem

The hub that Decathlon supply with their wheel is the DH-3N31-QR which appears to have the one piece shell as confirmed by Zenitb. To be honest ian I think I have got this wrong. Decathlon have moved to the DH-C3000-qr model and if you look really hard there IS some sort of rige there which probabl...
by zenitb
13 Dec 2020, 9:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynohub for Tandem
Replies: 43
Views: 1211

Re: Dynohub for Tandem

Decathlon are still selling their cheap 26" front dynohub wheel. I bought 2 of these a couple of years ago..etc etc My £30 dynohub wheel from Decathlon has now arrived ....etc etc . That wheel is certainly very good value for money and I would jump at it for a solo commuter bike. However for t...
by zenitb
13 Dec 2020, 9:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynohub for Tandem
Replies: 43
Views: 1211

Re: Dynohub for Tandem

BITD we all used single-wall rims because that is all there was. So I've used single wall rims on tandem front wheels and it has been fine. But that was the best single-wall rim I could find at the time, a really good build, and the flange spacing was wider than any hub generator. So there are a co...
by zenitb
12 Dec 2020, 11:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynohub for Tandem
Replies: 43
Views: 1211

Re: Dynohub for Tandem

Decathlon are still selling their cheap 26" front dynohub wheel. I bought 2 of these a couple of years ago; one at 26" for the daughters paper round bike, and one at 700C for my utility bike. The 26" version still works great and is on its 2nd winter. Installed straight out of the bo...
by zenitb
11 Dec 2020, 9:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynohub for Tandem
Replies: 43
Views: 1211

Re: Dynohub for Tandem

Moving on to the rim, Spa list a few options in 26" 36h rims. Anyone care to comment on the various merits of the following: Ridgida Sputnik, Exal ML21 and the ubiquitous Ryde Andra 40 (i'm slightly put off this rim by its width and weight). I run 40mm Marathon Supremes. I have no experience o...