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by S2L
22 Apr 2019, 1:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedal tap set
Replies: 14
Views: 739

Re: Pedal tap set

I don't mean to be rude, but if you have stripped the threads of a new crank, what makes you think you will do a good job of cutting new threads? I had not tightened the pedal enough and became loose whilst pedaling, that was the cause of the strip, not the installation. Maybe I'll just save the ch...
by S2L
18 Apr 2019, 8:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedal tap set
Replies: 14
Views: 739

Re: Pedal tap set

I don't mean to be rude, but if you have stripped the threads of a new crank, what makes you think you will do a good job of cutting new threads?
by S2L
17 Apr 2019, 5:27pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 2020 Audax LeJog
Replies: 53
Views: 12520

Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

An option could be to train to Inverness (£ 13) and hire a car there the following day. If shared between 2, it would come considerably cheaper than train, much more flexible and considerably less hassle. Enterprise seems to charge £ 150 for a car to be returned 24 hours later at a different locatio...
by S2L
17 Apr 2019, 9:43am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 2020 Audax LeJog
Replies: 53
Views: 12520

Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

https://burnleyccevents.com/lejog-26-july-2020/ Had a look at trains, as if it was in 4-6 weeks time, when the offers are generally available. From Birmingham to Penzance £ 80 seems to be the best deal. Unfortunately from Wick to Birmingham there are no deals and it's a whopping £ 200. I was having...
by S2L
16 Apr 2019, 5:10pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 2020 Audax LeJog
Replies: 53
Views: 12520

Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

Entry fee: £166.00. Argh!!!! True about the overall costs of the thing. Maybe one of those 'nice to do, but...' challenges. And LEL might be a bit more relaxed. The entry fee is fair, if the provision is as lavish as it sounds (4 nights also means 8 meals)... what bothers me is to spend nearly 300 ...
by S2L
16 Apr 2019, 5:07pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 2020 Audax LeJog
Replies: 53
Views: 12520

Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

I wonder if the night controls would be open early enough for a 4 day LEJOG. Been on my to do list since I did my 7 day one a handful of years back. It depends on the speed, I suspect Andy will try to taper the min/max spread so that he doesn't have to keep the controls open for too long... so in e...
by S2L
16 Apr 2019, 3:46pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 2020 Audax LeJog
Replies: 53
Views: 12520

Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

https://burnleyccevents.com/lejog-26-july-2020/ Had a look at trains, as if it was in 4-6 weeks time, when the offers are generally available. From Birmingham to Penzance £ 80 seems to be the best deal. Unfortunately from Wick to Birmingham there are no deals and it's a whopping £ 200. So, assuming ...
by S2L
15 Apr 2019, 12:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brompton B75
Replies: 9
Views: 4874

Re: Brompton B75

Had I known it... I paid for the folding pedal just to replace it with an SPD
by S2L
14 Apr 2019, 3:45pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 2020 Audax LeJog
Replies: 53
Views: 12520

Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

Entries are now open, apparently, although for some reason it is not in the calendar yet. It's a bit financial commitment this early, seeing that typically Audax fees are non refundable. Will have to do more thinking... the logistics are complex and expensive and once all is factored in (trains, ove...
by S2L
25 Mar 2019, 10:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton Electric Conversion Advice please
Replies: 14
Views: 2580

Re: Brompton Electric Conversion Advice please

The wheels of a Brompton are massively overbuilt... given the size, they could be OK with 16 spokes, but they have 28. I don't think radial lacing in this case will be an issue at all
by S2L
18 Mar 2019, 5:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Building with Sapim CX-Ray spokes
Replies: 19
Views: 1908

Re: Building with Sapim CX-Ray spokes

thelawnet wrote: The problem being nobody has ever done 30mph on an Ironman course.


... and if he did, probably the margin on the second rider would be quite a lot more than 42 seconds anyway...
by S2L
17 Mar 2019, 10:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Building with Sapim CX-Ray spokes
Replies: 19
Views: 1908

Re: Building with Sapim CX-Ray spokes

I'v never made any special length correction for CX-Ray... I treat them as the spoke they come from, which is a Laser. Differences in stretch are minimal anyway, maybe enough to round up or round down the millimeter, but certainly not enough to change the length. I stress relieve by pressing on the ...
by S2L
17 Mar 2019, 7:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What folding bike for target price £400 ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2443

Re: What folding bike for target price £400 ?

I would say my Brompton corners better than my road bike by quite some margin.
I've reached 35 mph downhill and it was still very stable.

As per above, I can't really go no hands, which I can on big wheeled bikes... anything else is absolutely fine
by S2L
16 Mar 2019, 8:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What folding bike for target price £400 ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2443

Re: What folding bike for target price £400 ?

UpWrong wrote:I find Bromptons to be a twitchy ride making signalling difficult. I much prefer Dahons and Terns.


The S bars are very stable... the M less so
by S2L
16 Mar 2019, 12:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What folding bike for target price £400 ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2443

Re: What folding bike for target price £400 ?

You will struggle to find a Brompton for 400 pounds... last time I looked, 600 was the starting price for most auctions. That said, if you could stretch the budget a bit, it's money in the bank... it won't depreciate and will serve you well... Not a big fan of cheap folders... they don't fold well I...