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by cjchambers
20 Oct 2019, 10:27pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Cycling Cape
Replies: 2
Views: 398

Re: Cycling Cape

Hi Sam,

Yep, it's still available. Drop me a PM if you're interested.

Chris
by cjchambers
6 Oct 2019, 7:56pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Cycling Cape
Replies: 2
Views: 398

Cycling Cape

Cheapo cycling cape. Packs away into its own pocket. Yellow. Very yellow.

Never been worn so mostly in very good condition, but bag has some marks from storage.

£6 posted (via Hermes)
by cjchambers
22 Sep 2019, 3:37pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: SOLD 20" Wheel with SRAM i-Motion 3 Hub Gears
Replies: 6
Views: 550

Re: 20" Wheel with SRAM i-Motion 3 Hub Gears

Hi Sweep,

I don't think it will work, looking at the chart in the link below (as far as I can understand it, anyway!).

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cribsheet- ... -pull.html
by cjchambers
22 Sep 2019, 9:24am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: SOLD 20" Wheel with SRAM i-Motion 3 Hub Gears
Replies: 6
Views: 550

Re: 20" Wheel with SRAM i-Motion 3 Hub Gears

Polite bump . . . . open to offers 8)
by cjchambers
2 Sep 2019, 2:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What's it worth?
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: What's it worth?

Have a look at similar bikes on eBay. Most importantly, there are options on the left hand of the search to look at sold and completed listings. This is often quite telling as you can see what prices they didn't sell at. You'll probably find huge variations between sales, and unfortunately it will p...
by cjchambers
1 Sep 2019, 10:07pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: SOLD 20" Wheel with SRAM i-Motion 3 Hub Gears
Replies: 6
Views: 550

Re: 20" Wheel with SRAM i-Motion 3 Hub Gears

As far as I know, the Dahon Vitesse has always had 20" wheels? (In case someone buys in error.) You are entirely correct! Thank you :D. Title now corrected. For the avoidance of doubt for any potential buyers, see measurement below. It's a 20" wheel with 406mm BSD. IMG_20190901_215208453~...
by cjchambers
1 Sep 2019, 6:03pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: SOLD 20" Wheel with SRAM i-Motion 3 Hub Gears
Replies: 6
Views: 550

SOLD 20" Wheel with SRAM i-Motion 3 Hub Gears

Took this off my Dahon Vitesse a few years ago after just a few hundred miles. A sprocket is not included as I kept that for the new hub. Apart from the sprocket and cable outer, I think all of the fittings are there, but please be aware that I'm not an expert on hub gears so I may be wrong! Asking ...
by cjchambers
18 Jun 2018, 8:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How to improve safety at a junction
Replies: 17
Views: 2915

Re: How to improve safety at a junction

Just had a look out of curiosity. The current cycle lane is an excellent example of infrastructure that encourages cyclists into dangerous situation. I would be terrified to ride that close to a kerb on approach to a junction and I certainly wouldn't pass give way markings so close . . . recipe for ...
by cjchambers
8 May 2018, 5:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stems & Panniers
Replies: 4
Views: 647

Re: Stems & Panniers

Another vote for Ortlieb - I have the Back Roller City. Incredibly high quality, and the quick release is an absolute dream. I am a 'single pannier' person and always 'pannier on the right' so I love that they're symmetrical - I can wear them out one at a time rather than amassing a collection of un...
by cjchambers
5 May 2018, 3:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tyre Pressures
Replies: 21
Views: 1214

Re: Tyre Pressures

My car has two tyre pressures listed in the manual - 'Comfort' and 'Eco' (latter about 5psi higher than the former, if I recall correctly). After a few months of ownership I pumped them up to 'Eco' - no change to the fuel economy but it now steers much better. To my mind, they are either overinflate...
by cjchambers
12 Mar 2018, 11:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Power Banks
Replies: 32
Views: 4349

Re: Power Banks

Be careful with the very cheap ones . . . they tend to have either over-stated capacity (as nirakaro mentions) but worse than that, some have poor charging control and can overcharge, overheat etc. EE gave away over a million cheap ones and ended up recalling them all at huge expense after someone g...
by cjchambers
9 May 2016, 9:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handy Roadside Bodges?
Replies: 42
Views: 2391

Re: Handy Roadside Bodges?

I just carry a cable. Hmm well so will I, now I've learned the error of my ways! Some good replies, folks :) I'm intrigued by this inner tube knotting trick. Hope I never have to try it. I heard a story (perhaps Apocryphal!) about a CTC tour of the highlands in the late 50's. Apparently someone hit...
by cjchambers
8 May 2016, 11:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1603
Views: 442494

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

smallforforum.jpg My Raleigh Pioneer-framed tourer still going strong. Original bike cost me £70, plus about £250 slowly upgrading wheels (Mavic Open Sport, Deore XT(F) and LX(R) hubs), brakes (Tektro CR720s), Saddle (Brooks Swift) fitting drops (Nitto B105). I must have been more than 10,000 miles...
by cjchambers
8 May 2016, 11:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handy Roadside Bodges?
Replies: 42
Views: 2391

Handy Roadside Bodges?

Anyone got any good roadside bodges to share? I think it's useful to have a mental library of these sorts of things because you never know when the unexpected will happen! Thought I would share this on the offchance it might help someone else out. Unbeknown to me, my rear gear cable has been fraying...
by cjchambers
2 May 2016, 10:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Halfords bike sizing charts - are they relevant?
Replies: 13
Views: 9393

Re: Halfords bike sizing charts - are they relevant?

A flat bar hybrid with slick tyres is an enduringly sensible choice and would be adequate for the great majority of on-road cyclists who cycle for utility or easy-going pleasure riding. As Colin says, many of the most common questions on the forum are from people who bought a racing bike but would h...