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by jimneycricket
24 Nov 2020, 9:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Nidd , does it go a good bit further back than the B17 ?
Replies: 12
Views: 612

Re: Spa Nidd , does it go a good bit further back than the B17 ?

Hi john ,

Its a 1980 s touring frame. Couldnt tell you what the angle of the seat tube is.

Im looking at a new bike with a seat tube angle of 72.5 degrees. Does that sound steep to you ?
by jimneycricket
21 Sep 2020, 3:38pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Buying an Ebike , £1500 budget any recommendations ?
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Buying an Ebike , £1500 budget any recommendations ?

Hi there , I can manage regular bikes but I am a bit at sea with Ebikes. I am researching for my partners aunt and would appreciate any advice. What is the best Ebike I could get for around that money ? What should I be looking for or trying to avoid ? What is the bike that is to Ebikes what the Cal...
by jimneycricket
25 Jul 2020, 5:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much better would a CDF be than my current bike
Replies: 30
Views: 1071

Re: How much better would a CDF be than my current bike

the koga was either already spread (its second hand) or was built at 135mm in the rear
by jimneycricket
24 Jul 2020, 4:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much better would a CDF be than my current bike
Replies: 30
Views: 1071

Re: How much better would a CDF be than my current bike

[/quote] if you ride standing up on climbs you might notice some benefit from a stiffer frame. Likewise if your bike feels rubbish when loaded up. But if your existing frame feels fine as it is, it probably is fine. I suspect that the only benefits from the new frame will be firstly the extra bite f...
by jimneycricket
23 Jul 2020, 8:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much better would a CDF be than my current bike
Replies: 30
Views: 1071

Re: How much better would a CDF be than my current bike

OP, I think it's almost certain that any modern off the peg frame that you bought would be stiffer than your Koga Miyata - the oversize tubing used as standard nowadays makes that almost inevitable. A modern off the peg 1 1/8" threadless fork that is designed for cantilevers/V brakes will also...
by jimneycricket
22 Jul 2020, 6:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much better would a CDF be than my current bike
Replies: 30
Views: 1071

Re: How much better would a CDF be than my current bike

[quote="slowster"]Given your other threads about not being able to get your saddle far back enough, be very careful about any new frame purchase. If your current bike has a 72 degree seat angle (more likely for a tourer of that era), then that is probably going to disqualify a lot of moder...
by jimneycricket
22 Jul 2020, 4:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much better would a CDF be than my current bike
Replies: 30
Views: 1071

Re: How much better would a CDF be than my current bike

So would there actually be any tangible benefit in switching to a more modern but similar frame that would make me believe its worth the money and effort? What will you use the bike for? Jonathan My usual style of cycling , just local cycles along country lanes , exploring forestry and some touring...
by jimneycricket
22 Jul 2020, 1:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much better would a CDF be than my current bike
Replies: 30
Views: 1071

How much better would a CDF be than my current bike

I have a notion of late that I will get a new to me bike or at least a new to me frameset and put the parts from my current bike on it. A Croix De Fer or surly cross check is what I am leaning towards. This is my current bike from 1985 I believe , a chromoly Koga Miyata light touring bike; https://l...
by jimneycricket
20 Jul 2020, 6:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Charge spoon, will it go back further than a B17 ?
Replies: 8
Views: 327

Re: Charge spoon, will it go back further than a B17 ?

I picked up a charge spoon on Merlin cycles for £21 with free delivery . If it doesn't work out Ill sell it on for half that or put it on a pub bike.
by jimneycricket
20 Jul 2020, 4:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Charge spoon, will it go back further than a B17 ?
Replies: 8
Views: 327

Re: Charge spoon, will it go back further than a B17 ?

Thanks for the advice and for the pictures Peete. I will digest it all ,going by the pictures and seeing that the charge spoon is so cheap it seems worth a roll of the dice.

I have a set against weird looking setback seatposts and also like the Grand CRU I don't think that one is available in 26.8.
by jimneycricket
20 Jul 2020, 12:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Charge spoon, will it go back further than a B17 ?
Replies: 8
Views: 327

Charge spoon, will it go back further than a B17 ?

Hi there , Bit of a trend to my posts. I am wondering if anyone can tell me If I get a charge spoon will it go back further than my B17 with its short rails ? I swapped my B17 for a Cambium C17 and was much happier with the setback but unfortunately it is not at all a good match for my bones and hur...
by jimneycricket
16 Jul 2020, 7:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Nidd , does it go a good bit further back than the B17 ?
Replies: 12
Views: 612

Re: Spa Nidd , does it go a good bit further back than the B17 ?

Well ok , this is from a reply to an email I pinged off to Spa cycles

"A Nidd will move 40mm (1.5") further back than a B17."


That's it settled then , I'll try one out I guess.
by jimneycricket
16 Jul 2020, 7:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Nidd , does it go a good bit further back than the B17 ?
Replies: 12
Views: 612

Re: Spa Nidd , does it go a good bit further back than the B17 ?

What about a humpert ergotec seatpost. 50mm setback depending on the design of the saddle rails. https://www.rosebikes.co.uk/ergotec-futura-seat-post-720038 Slightly fiddly to get the seat angle correct but an excellent seatpost. A quick comparison shows that my Nidd has 8cm of straight rail compar...
by jimneycricket
16 Jul 2020, 7:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Nidd , does it go a good bit further back than the B17 ?
Replies: 12
Views: 612

Re: Spa Nidd , does it go a good bit further back than the B17 ?

my bikes don't take that grand cru post...I reckon I need at least another 2cm. It might be worth providing a bit more detail, just in case someone can suggest something you might not have thought of. Why won't your bikes take the Velo Orange Grand Cru seat post, what seat post are using currently/...
by jimneycricket
16 Jul 2020, 3:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Nidd , does it go a good bit further back than the B17 ?
Replies: 12
Views: 612

Spa Nidd , does it go a good bit further back than the B17 ?

Hello , I think I have had it with my B17 , just cant get it into a good position with those short rails and my bikes don't take that grand cru post and my bike fashion sense doesn't take that ugly saddle set back adapter thing. I have heard the Nidd goes back further but does it go back by much? I ...