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by sukuinage
27 Oct 2020, 1:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: dynamo connectors in relation to fork
Replies: 25
Views: 804

Re: Shimano hub dynamo connection...

Cant say I've had any problems over the last 10 or so years that I've used them. Not disconnected very often but I think there would be more likely a problem with wire breaks rather than the connector
by sukuinage
24 Sep 2020, 2:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gravel under 3000€
Replies: 22
Views: 1017

Re: Gravel under 3000€

Not used one but these get quite a good write-up. Lots of different models, materials, specs. I'd maybe go for the Al version with braze-ons for racks etc. to give you flexibility for commuting and touring
http://rondo.cc/ruut,11,pl
by sukuinage
28 Aug 2020, 1:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Induction welding bicycles
Replies: 18
Views: 581

Re: Induction welding bicycles

Interesting. I think my touring bike is probably constructed like this. I've no idea what the tubeset is, just says "Peugeot Cromoly". I bought it secondhand a couple of years ago and renovated it, think it dates from the mid nineties. It can't have been a cheap bike originally as it had, ...
by sukuinage
3 Jul 2020, 1:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...anything about Gilles Berthoud saddles?
Replies: 6
Views: 314

...anything about Gilles Berthoud saddles?

I've got the chance of buying a Gilles Berthoud Marie Blanque saddle, like-new condition and half the price of a new one. I have a couple of concerns: - I'm a reasonable sized bloke and it's a womans saddle - think the only difference is the length but I'm wondering whether it would be too short for...
by sukuinage
14 May 2020, 4:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lower gears - Campagnolo 10 speed
Replies: 20
Views: 861

Re: Lower gears - Campagnolo 10 speed

Finally got the parts and setup the bike. I'm now running 48/39/24 TA chainrings on my Record triple chainset with Centaur front mech and 12-30 rear with Record long cage mech all controlled by 10-speed ergos. I can run both big-big and small-small (not that I would want to) and everything seems to ...
by sukuinage
27 Apr 2020, 1:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: VERY slow Cadence/rpm
Replies: 67
Views: 2062

Re: VERY slow Cadence/rpm

Easy way to see if your readings are wrong: 35 rpm is not far off 2 seconds for each rotation of the pedal or 1 second for each time you push one foot down. Looking at a ticking clock will give an idea. 35 rpm is pretty slow but, as the previous post says, you need to see know what you are doing the...
by sukuinage
24 Apr 2020, 8:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Journalists hyperbole???
Replies: 15
Views: 802

Re: Journalists hyperbole???

alexnharvey wrote:
whoof wrote:What's hyperbole ??????????????????????


Some kind of special curve, I think. :D


Yes. It's the exact, aerodynamic curve on the rims which scoops the air out from in front of the wheel and sends it behind it, hence why, as David Millar would say, you get the 2 mph increase in speed :D
by sukuinage
17 Apr 2020, 8:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Your Favourite Saddle
Replies: 75
Views: 4142

Re: Your Favourite Saddle

Another vote for the Specialized Toupe range. I'm another who's tried a B17 without success and found comfort on Specialized BG in 155 width. I've got one of the more expensive ones on my road bike and the cheaper, Toupe Sport on the tourer. Both comfortable for the max 100 miles I'm likely to do. W...
by sukuinage
11 Apr 2020, 2:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Campy - switching to a triple chainset
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: Campy - switching to a triple chainset

Not an expert but I think you will probably need to change the rear mech to a long cage. The left shifter may be ok or may not; at some point they changed, the older ones could handle double or triple. Same for the front changer I think. I may be wrong but I think the 9-speed Shimano rear mechs mayb...
by sukuinage
8 Apr 2020, 8:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lower gears - Campagnolo 10 speed
Replies: 20
Views: 861

Re: Lower gears - Campagnolo 10 speed

Thanks everyone. Just need to unchain the wallet now
by sukuinage
7 Apr 2020, 1:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lower gears - Campagnolo 10 speed
Replies: 20
Views: 861

Re: Lower gears - Campagnolo 10 speed

Thanks for the reply Brucey. I think there should be enough clearance for the 30t on the cassette from what I can see. I would be happy with a 50 outer ring - not too bothered at that end of the range; I was only thinking about a 48 to keep the overall capacity down. Maybe better with 50/ 39/ 26? Ju...
by sukuinage
7 Apr 2020, 1:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lower gears - Campagnolo 10 speed
Replies: 20
Views: 861

Lower gears - Campagnolo 10 speed

Fairly sure there shouldn't be a problem but just wanted to check. I'm currently running a Campagnolo Record 3x10 setup. 53/ 42/ 30 front and 13-29 rear (long cage Record derailleur). Not getting any younger or, sadly, thinner and also would like to get up some of the steeper hills in the region of ...
by sukuinage
2 Apr 2020, 8:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Extra Roomy Bike Shoes
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: Extra Roomy Bike Shoes

I'm a fan of Sidi Mega for my boats. Need a bigger size than normal - I have 46.5s for my normally 45 feet
by sukuinage
4 Mar 2020, 2:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Colnago super 1995 value?
Replies: 18
Views: 754

Re: Colnago super 1995 value?

I'd guess around 400-500, the asking price for some of the bikes on Fleabay are quite ridiculous, the sold prices somewhat lower. As has been said you may get more if you split it up - more work though. You could always try on here in the classifieds and see if there is interest (way too small for m...
by sukuinage
25 Feb 2020, 9:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Recommendation for Heavy Rider
Replies: 11
Views: 696

Re: Bike Recommendation for Heavy Rider

I've got a few suggestions: A second-hand 90's mountain bike with non-suspension forks & 26" wheels. These are generally pretty rugged. If the wheels and frame etc. are sound you can replace the transmission & tyres to get a pretty decent bike for around 200 quid. Use until you drop som...