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by PH
16 Sep 2019, 9:54pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Bit of a clear out!
Replies: 6
Views: 908

Re: Bit of a clear out!

Thanks, hopefully the photos will help find a buyer, but almost as soon as I posted I remembered I already have a spare chainset somewhere...
by PH
16 Sep 2019, 9:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain catcher?
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: Chain catcher?

rjb wrote:Have a read of this thread. :wink:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=59793&hilit=Chain+Catcher

A few years on and I’m still recommending the Jump Stop, though the number of bikes I have that need it has reduced to one.
by PH
16 Sep 2019, 8:44pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Bit of a clear out!
Replies: 6
Views: 908

Re: Bit of a clear out!

Might be interested in the chainset - 110/74? - could you do a photo please?
by PH
16 Sep 2019, 8:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Way of the Roses.
Replies: 22
Views: 3422

Re: Way of the Roses.

I unashamedly and without regret walked up the hill out of Settle. The bit that’s brutal isn’t very long, but you’ve climbed a fair bit before you get to it. I found the rest of the route manageable, it’s an easy finish, though I wasn’t that keen on the route into Bridlington, if I did it again I’d ...
by PH
16 Sep 2019, 5:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 4-5 day training ride with hills in it?
Replies: 7
Views: 181

Re: 4-5 day training ride with hills in it?

I did LLC as preparation for an E2E, if anything it was tougher, but there’s nothing acclimatises you for the number of days, other than doing it. IMO this rather than the hills ought to be your focus. You don’t have to do many days, but not taking a break before or after is key to evaluating where ...
by PH
16 Sep 2019, 1:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...how to stop decals peeling off
Replies: 15
Views: 487

Re: ...how to stop peeling

Another idea- I recall the original Sabbath tI frames had the lettering printed on a sheet, so you effectively got a contrasting band with the name on it. Far less edging to peel, and imo looked smart, I see a well used one on an audax from time to time, still looks ok though I haven’t looked too cl...
by PH
16 Sep 2019, 10:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...how to stop decals peeling off
Replies: 15
Views: 487

Re: ...how to stop peeling

Re air bubbles in helicopter tape - some protection tape can be applied wet and is easier to avoid this. Alternatively make a stencil and paint it on, then lacquer over the top. I have doubts that lacquer over vinyl will hold it.
by PH
14 Sep 2019, 10:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton-esque build; guess the weight
Replies: 15
Views: 629

Re: Brompton-esque build; guess the weight

I don’t know the standard weight, but I’d be surprised if they saved much more than 1kg and shocked if it amounted to 3
by PH
14 Sep 2019, 9:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schmidt hub generator
Replies: 9
Views: 574

Re: Schmidt hub generator

In that case a service will cost more than say a decent Shimano dynamo hub. While this is true, what you get back from a service will probably outlast a Shimano hub and if you’re lucky it could coincide with a need to rebuild the wheel anyway. Plus there’s pleasure in the longevity, particularly if...
by PH
13 Sep 2019, 9:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!
Replies: 30
Views: 890

Re: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!

Are Canti brakes simply unable to stop 100kg @ 39.1 mph in 30 meters .... ?? As a 100 kg rider whose bikes have Vs, cantis, mech disks and hydraulic discs, I wouldn’t trust any of them to do that, I would trust all of them to slow the bike before that need arose. There’s a few roads where in the ri...
by PH
12 Sep 2019, 9:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?
Replies: 25
Views: 1003

Re: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?

Could you help me with a couple of questions? 1. How wide do the cuffs go - I use very thick crab claw winter gloves and I'd need the cuff to go over the top of them? 2. How long would you say the sleeves are compared to a typical jacket? Thoughts much appreciated, ta. Happy to answer those, but I’...
by PH
12 Sep 2019, 5:27pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: MSR Windburner/Jetboil/ *edit - Alpkit Brukit*
Replies: 35
Views: 1767

Re: MSR Windburner/Jetboil/ *edit - Alpkit Brukit*

Having decided that the bulk of the Alpkit Brukit didn’t suit my usage, I passed it on and replaced it with a Primus Lite Plus. It’s the smallest of the bunch and has some nice features, looks like its made to last and suits me perfectly.
by PH
12 Sep 2019, 4:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?
Replies: 25
Views: 1003

Re: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?

What I want it a lightweight breathable waterproof jacket that I can carry with me and put on over my existing cycle clothing only when it rains so that it keeps the water off and breaths so I don't boil in the bag John The first stage of me getting comfortable riding in the rain was to stop adding...
by PH
12 Sep 2019, 4:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?
Replies: 25
Views: 1003

Re: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?

The showers pass kit looks excellent. Any idea where one might try them on? I don’t, unless you’re near Spa who stock some. The UK distributor is somewhere in the north east and very easy to deal with, they do a prepaid return service to remove some of the risk, you might also be able to negotiate ...
by PH
11 Sep 2019, 7:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Electric Moped (EAPB)?
Replies: 8
Views: 440

Re: Electric Moped (EAPB)?

I know a couple of delivery riders using those like in the eBay link, they’re restricted to the right speed and they don’t operate unless the pedals are turned. Not that the pedalling would get you far, it function is only to enable the motor. The users like them, why not, it’s an electric vehicle t...