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by stevew
23 Feb 2016, 9:57pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: It's all in the name - Cyclists' TOURING club
Replies: 703
Views: 258886

Re: It's all in the name - Cyclists' TOURING club

I like the new name

Cycling UK....................says it all for me.
by stevew
17 Feb 2016, 6:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Commuting wheels ?
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: Commuting wheels ?

Not such good hubs :? The one's from Rose that I linked are much better quality Shimano LX hubs and quality rims,with no compromise on the DT Swiss spokes either,plus they were in in my hands within 7 days IIRC. True but i think even those hubs will last the life if the rim :idea: These will be her...
by stevew
17 Feb 2016, 5:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Commuting wheels ?
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: Commuting wheels ?

Thanks all, Went for these in the end 'cos i need them quick. Look very similar to the SJS ones :wink:
Free post too :D

https://www.woollyhatshop.com/account/r ... der_id=897
by stevew
17 Feb 2016, 3:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Commuting wheels ?
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: Commuting wheels ?

Thanks , i'll let you know the result.
by stevew
17 Feb 2016, 3:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Commuting wheels ?
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: Commuting wheels ?

135mm and under a ton !!
by stevew
17 Feb 2016, 10:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Commuting wheels ?
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Commuting wheels ?

Need new wheels for my commuter bike. 700c, 22mm wide rims for 35mm tyres, QR, Cassette, with tough rims so that the brakes don't wear them out too quickly! Now this bike is not one that i spend money on easily :roll: It's the "old dog" that rarely gets cleaned and gets regularly abused so...
by stevew
8 Jan 2016, 5:54pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Thin end of the wedge?
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: Thin end of the wedge?

I do hope you are right :)

If the helmet law comes into being for the "speed" E-bikes it may make it easier for the pro helmet brigade to have their way with the L1e-A category and then normal bicycles.

Just my thoughts and open to debate :?
by stevew
6 Jan 2016, 11:36am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Electric bikes - a special section ?
Replies: 12
Views: 19543

Re: Electric bikes - a special section ?

Hi Graham, There is a lot to talk about, but are people interested ? That i can't answer :? Does the CTC forum user want to engage in such heresy !! May i suggest you pop over to the Pedelec forum for a quick perusal ? I can answer some of your questions but not all as i'm far from an expert. In sho...
by stevew
6 Jan 2016, 10:39am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Electric bikes - a special section ?
Replies: 12
Views: 19543

Re: Electric bikes - a special section ?

Oh well. Thought i t was time to re-visit this thread It's sad that the general cycling community are so conservative. Sort of sums up my feeling about the traditional CTC member. I know that all the CTC members are not like that but as i interact often with the membership i am noticing that they ar...
by stevew
5 Jan 2016, 10:46pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Thin end of the wedge?
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Thin end of the wedge?

Culled from Bike Europe. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2 categories in type-approval In the new type-approval, there are 2 categories that can accommodate electric bikes. L1e-A is for “powere...
by stevew
14 May 2015, 4:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gearing and chain line conundrum.
Replies: 21
Views: 1284

Re: Gearing and chain line conundrum.

Been there, done that !! Waiting for Middleburn's reaction. Think they may have the answer with one of their 'touring' chainsets. Either this http://www.middleburn.co.uk/products/cranks/road-touring-cyclo-x/ro2-x-type-touring Or this with a new BB http://www.middleburn.co.uk/products/cranks/road-tou...
by stevew
14 May 2015, 10:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gearing and chain line conundrum.
Replies: 21
Views: 1284

Re: Gearing and chain line conundrum.

Suppose i use this http://www.wiggle.co.uk/shimano-tiagra-4603-hollowtech-ii-10-spd-triple-chainset/ Going to keep very near the gearing i want (30 instead of 28) Will a Sram MTB (flat bar and therefore indexed) triple changer work with a Shimano triple road front mech? If so that would be good beca...
by stevew
14 May 2015, 9:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gearing and chain line conundrum.
Replies: 21
Views: 1284

Re: Gearing and chain line conundrum.

stevew - just curious, because I'd mused about using that sort of idea myself, but I wonder if you could expand a bit as to exactly what the problem is? Is it that the chainline when on the 28t/36t is too skewed and causes rubbing on the inner cage plate? Or is it that the cage doesn't throw left h...
by stevew
13 May 2015, 10:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gearing and chain line conundrum.
Replies: 21
Views: 1284

Re: Gearing and chain line conundrum.

That's OK as i have a few front mechs here off road bikes, one of them should be OK.