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by drossall
23 Feb 2020, 6:42pm
Forum: Swaps, trades, etc.
Topic: Exchange 'H' 6L Brompton for 'M' 6 model Brompton please.
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Exchange 'H' 6L Brompton for 'M' 6 model Brompton please.

If you just want to lower the bars, you could fit Joseph Kuosac ones (several models available), or even some S bars?

I replaced my P bars with Kuosac ones, very successfully.
by drossall
21 Feb 2020, 8:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: differences in chainring BCD.
Replies: 48
Views: 1091

Re: differences in chainring BCD.

Most modern chainsets seem to have a racing heritage. Anything that will only take a ring of 40T or larger. And I'd have thought the lack of standardisation was lack of incentive. Most manufacturers have been catering for a racing and derivative market for decades, at least where doubles are concern...
by drossall
17 Feb 2020, 8:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike fitting: why? Why not?
Replies: 22
Views: 960

Re: Bike fitting: why? Why not?

alexnharvey wrote:It would be interesting to see the original article or post that compared several bike fit methods.

There was one in the comic a few years back that produced the same conclusion - different results from different bike fits.
by drossall
17 Feb 2020, 8:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike fitting: why? Why not?
Replies: 22
Views: 960

Re: Bike fitting: why? Why not?

But was that a modern bike fit, or a traditional experienced eye? Sounds like the latter.
by drossall
16 Feb 2020, 11:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike fitting: why? Why not?
Replies: 22
Views: 960

Re: Bike fitting: why? Why not?

For the same reason as you, I wonder whether it's really better than the traditional option of joining a club and letting the more experienced riders advise you.
by drossall
16 Feb 2020, 1:13pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Various bits for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: Various bits for sale

elPedro666 wrote:If drossall passes I'd take this please.

Happy to give way :D

Thanks for asking.
by drossall
15 Feb 2020, 11:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Huret Duopar; flawed genius at work?
Replies: 16
Views: 853

Re: Huret Duopar; flawed genius at work?

I started with a Simplex plastic gear. When it failed, I don't recall how, I got a Svelto instead. I don't remember much problem with it, but then at that point I had no experience of anything better. Then I upgraded to Shimano 600s when those were new on the scene.
by drossall
15 Feb 2020, 11:14pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Various bits for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: Various bits for sale

wmydlarz wrote:Dura Ace HB-7700 Front hub

With skewer?
by drossall
13 Feb 2020, 10:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SunTour 'New Winner' freewheel; state of the art in 1978
Replies: 24
Views: 1115

Re: SunTour 'New Winner' freewheel; state of the art in 1978

I've still got a tool for taking apart Suntour (?) freewheels. Can't remember now exactly how it works. This one.

Image

Also on Sheldon, near the bottom.
by drossall
8 Feb 2020, 11:57pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Campag new 9spd RD, FD, brakes, Deore Rapid Rise RD
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Campag new 9spd RD, FD, brakes, Deore Rapid Rise RD

Interesting but only three pictures work. The rest seem to have permissions issues.
by drossall
8 Feb 2020, 8:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ancient cycling sign in Chester
Replies: 22
Views: 3838

Re: ancient cycling sign in Chester

So where's that, is it it's original home, and of what should we be cautious? :D
by drossall
7 Feb 2020, 10:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ancient cycling sign in Chester
Replies: 22
Views: 3838

Re: ancient cycling sign in Chester

Bmblbzzz wrote:Ditto! Any photos?

Sadly no. A bunch of us started riding as Venture Scouts. I took quite a few black and white photos in those days, but they've disappeared somewhere. Quite soon, we joined the South Lancashire Road Club, now defunct, and rode with them all over Cheshire and the Derbyshire Peaks.
by drossall
7 Feb 2020, 9:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ancient cycling sign in Chester
Replies: 22
Views: 3838

Re: ancient cycling sign in Chester

Brilliant. I did all my early cycling round there, but I think I only passed it once. It's just stuck in my mind as an early memory. I tried to spot it on Street View just now and missed it.
by drossall
7 Feb 2020, 9:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ancient cycling sign in Chester
Replies: 22
Views: 3838

Re: ancient cycling sign in Chester

Slightly off-topic, but reminds me of the CTC's dangerous hill signs. I remember seeing one on the descent to the A54 from North Rode, in about 1976, which was still a long time for it to survive. Imagine it's gone now though.
by drossall
7 Feb 2020, 8:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: recommendation for simple bike GPS? and a warning about Garmin devices
Replies: 38
Views: 1625

Re: recommendation for simple bike GPS? and a warning about Garmin devices

Will mobile phone repair shops undertake this kind of thing? They appear to have the skills. The one near us seems pretty reliable - I know there are some cowboys around, but there are some good ones too.