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by Sid Aluminium
17 Sep 2020, 7:08pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lowest Traffic Route?
Replies: 14
Views: 576

Re: Lowest Traffic Route?

'Lowest'. Hmm.

FWIW, there's Sustrans' "Land's End to John o'Groats on the National Cycling Network". Paths, lanes. A bit of track. 1189 English miles (1293 Roman miles).
by Sid Aluminium
10 Sep 2020, 12:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: AW axle bolts keep coming loose
Replies: 25
Views: 783

Re: AW axle bolts keep coming loose

SRAM used grippy washers on the i3 hub until the bitter end (2017). They work great on aluminum frames - kinda chew up said frames, though.
by Sid Aluminium
8 Sep 2020, 3:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Northern rail folding bike options?
Replies: 18
Views: 552

Re: Northern rail folding bike options?

I don't think anything folds like a Brompton. This will upset some people. I wish it didn't, that's not my intent. There will be calls of intellectual property theft, although the European courts found none. Andrew Ritchie's fold design is brilliant; that is not in dispute. Dimensions reported on v...
by Sid Aluminium
7 Sep 2020, 12:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: The most countries in one day?
Replies: 45
Views: 2164

Re: The most countries in one day?

Great scope for four countries. All within a theoretical (long) day's ride: Portugal, Spain, Gibraltar, Spain, Morocco Gabon, Republic of the Congo, Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay Vietnam, Laos, China, Burma Bhutan, India...
by Sid Aluminium
6 Sep 2020, 9:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: rack with integral slot for U lock
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Re: rack with integral slot for U lock

Many years ago, back when we were still in short pants*, Alex Moulton bikes offered a rack for the AM series that held the Kryptonite lock deemed most useful for locking up the bike. Screen Shot 2020-09-06 at 3.05.47 PM.png Lock model went obsolete. Phthphth. *Hmm. I guess we're still in short pants.
by Sid Aluminium
6 Sep 2020, 12:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: AW axle bolts keep coming loose
Replies: 25
Views: 783

Re: AW axle bolts keep coming loose

jb wrote:Anybody else had problems with the wheel nuts on an AW hub coming loose?


Constantly...until I replaced the HMW155s with HMW494s.
by Sid Aluminium
26 Aug 2020, 6:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RX-RK5 - Sturmey-Archer alignment question
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: RX-RK5 - Sturmey-Archer alignment question

Fun fact: the factory instruction sheet for the RX-RF5 (C50) hubs - specifically the alignment of the shift fulcrum, the setting of the cable anchor, and the shift alignment sections - has gone through at least three revisions: ©2014, ©2015 and ©2016.
by Sid Aluminium
26 Aug 2020, 6:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RX-RK5 - Sturmey-Archer alignment question
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: RX-RK5 - Sturmey-Archer alignment question

Brucey wrote:which mark have you aligned the fulcrum arm with? (step 3.2 in the manual)


And how long is the cable anchorage unit distance? This distance changes with different fulcrum arm alignments. (step 3.9)
by Sid Aluminium
21 Aug 2020, 6:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Destination 2 Months Mid Oct to Dec - Any Ideas
Replies: 43
Views: 1783

Re: Touring Destination 2 Months Mid Oct to Dec - Any Ideas

climo wrote:You might want to think about Pacific coast route. Perfect time, not too warm. Not much covid outside of LA. overall a lot less than the UK


Alas, no.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nc ... tries.html

https://youtu.be/HsM_VmN6ytk
by Sid Aluminium
17 Aug 2020, 7:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: moulton model identification
Replies: 44
Views: 1071

Re: moulton model identification

thirdcrank wrote:It clamps between the chainstays in much the same way as some propstands then the pulley bears on the tyre tread


In the case of the AM bikes, it attaches to a bespoke frame fitting.
by Sid Aluminium
17 Aug 2020, 1:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: moulton model identification
Replies: 44
Views: 1071

Re: moulton model identification

Complete with the period-spec fitted chainstay generator! Upmarket bikes that hold their resale values well, COVID cycle-fever has additionally driven prices for Alex Moulton bikes ever skyward. If the owner is willing to ship, it's sure to find a £oving home in Japan or Thailand. http://www.moulton...
by Sid Aluminium
11 Aug 2020, 8:25pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG and le grub
Replies: 32
Views: 972

Re: LEJOG and le grub

The detail I liked best about the "Land's End to John o'Groats on the National Cycle Network" guidebook was the section-by-section recommendations for notable local cuisine/delicacies and regional brews. Falling open to a random page: Stage 19 Glasgow to Balloch Scotch Pie- a hot water cru...
by Sid Aluminium
11 Aug 2020, 7:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Under chain stay U brakes
Replies: 19
Views: 770

Re: Under chain stay U brakes

I agree with those who 'diss' the U brake located under the bottom stay - but the trouble is I don't see a way of replacing it with, say, a cantilever without paying for posts to be brazed elsewhere - probably equalling the value of the bike. Relace the rear rim on a Sturmey X-RDC. Probably also eq...
by Sid Aluminium
16 Jul 2020, 4:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 650b wheels in a race frame
Replies: 15
Views: 536

Re: 650b wheels in a race frame

I have two different 700c frames I run with EA3 (650A) wheels. Like it. Wouldn't switch back.

Funny thing about different brands and models of the tyres: they're all marked 26x1 3/8 - ISO37x590, but mounted on the same rims they measure from 27 to 38mm.
by Sid Aluminium
9 Jul 2020, 2:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Nuvinci hub
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: Nuvinci hub

Nuvinci has become Enviolo. They're currently offering two CVT hubs, the N330 and N380, the model numbers indicating the overall 'gear' range. As hub gears go, these are pretty wide ranges. Their factory Harmony system shifts ratio automatically to maintain the same pedal cadence. They've come out r...