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by willcee
7 Jul 2020, 3:51pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 6sp freewheel not mega type new or light use
Replies: 2
Views: 126

6sp freewheel not mega type new or light use

as above looking for a new or lightly used block of sprockets not 1 up like a c/ratio race type but more practical ratios.. starting with 13 /14.. thx will
by willcee
1 Jul 2020, 6:04pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Effort or Speed?
Replies: 61
Views: 1179

Re: Effort or Speed?

I would question you on where you think or even know where the torque you claim disappears.. where it ends up ...cause it does not disappear ...nor is it lost in the chain... I know from thousands of fast miles that my unmodded 1 hp Mid Motor with a claimed 80/100 nm takes me 200 and a 52lb bike 252...
by willcee
27 Jun 2020, 11:22am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Effort or Speed?
Replies: 61
Views: 1179

Re: Effort or Speed?

MICK asks why are they all so ungainly looking and heavy. Answer.. when you are on board it doesn't matter.. that svelt looking Italian offering is an Orbea clone Bianchis frame and Spanish Orbea Hub and wizard electronics, carbon and runs flat at 15.5 and is ok to push after that, compared to eithe...
by willcee
24 Jun 2020, 1:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Buying my first Brooks
Replies: 51
Views: 1557

Re: Buying my first Brooks

Interesting contris all of them, many moons ago I was involved in a conversation with an older chap a lifelong cyclist and saddles came into the chat..I like Brooks he says B17 Narrow, he was as narrow as a pike staff long and lean, whereas I am more like a 5'10'' desperate dan.. first Brooks I rode...
by willcee
16 Jun 2020, 9:53pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: new shed finds.. sold.. both taken
Replies: 3
Views: 715

Re: new shed finds

REDUCED TO 35 SHIMANO H2 if you need a chainring sometime then h2 is worth a punt..will
by willcee
13 Jun 2020, 12:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RBE, A COMPOSITE FROM THE LATE 80'S
Replies: 7
Views: 799

Re: RBE, A COMPOSITE FROM THE LATE 80'S

Apologies just shows how wrong you can be if you're not up close and personal identifying anything.. I would not have a notion on value however it won't be mega currently even if the market on classic stuff opens wider, imo because RBE hadn't a great run race palmares history whereas TVT the origina...
by willcee
12 Jun 2020, 6:07pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: new shed finds.. sold.. both taken
Replies: 3
Views: 715

Re: new shed finds

bump..
by willcee
12 Jun 2020, 5:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RBE, A COMPOSITE FROM THE LATE 80'S
Replies: 7
Views: 799

Re: RBE, A COMPOSITE FROM THE LATE 80'S

APPRECIATE your input, however that machine looks more like an Alan, made in Italy , who also had similar alloy lugs and carbon tubes in the raw carbon weave just lacquered over.. even early TVT were more like that, however the lugs don't look the same and in RBE they were always painted..if memory ...
by willcee
10 Jun 2020, 10:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Cassette or new chain rings
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: New Cassette or new chain rings

Brucey , I know what you say is true, yet this conversation was had just last week when myself and my cycle companion stopped mid ride and were deep in cycle lore.. he like me had many years experience riding back then, at 11 y.o. from campag 5 sp then 6,7 and so on and the chat came around to our f...
by willcee
10 Jun 2020, 9:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Cassette or new chain rings
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: New Cassette or new chain rings

Interesting comments on the shifting on the 52/34. I'm quite hard to please on anything especially my own kit and believe me i never had any issue on the front with that large teeth difference,.. I would question the need to change twice on any hill that warranted my actual use of a 34/32.. I was ta...
by willcee
10 Jun 2020, 9:42pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: new shed finds.. sold.. both taken
Replies: 3
Views: 715

Re: new shed finds

more stuff.. triple alloy chainset off a new Giant 483828 with btm bracket, 170 cranks... 25 posted.. by pm please.. will
by willcee
10 Jun 2020, 6:10pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Isle of Man NOT set to adopt compulsory cycle helmet use.
Replies: 14
Views: 467

Re: Isle of Man set to adopt compulsory cycle helmet use.

!!! interesting . this is bit off topic mind...I was covering motor industry biz in the 90's on that island... I wonder if they actually have an MOT nowadays,or what passes for one... on one of my visits I had a very interesting and informative hour with the service director on the only BMW dealersh...
by willcee
10 Jun 2020, 3:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Cassette or new chain rings
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: New Cassette or new chain rings

Hi what i would do and did and i have one on sale on here at this moment is change your 34 from the older machine and fit it to the new machine its maybe half an hours work at most... depends on the shimano chainsets are both 4 bolts and that they are both shimano.. will
by willcee
10 Jun 2020, 1:38pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: new shed finds.. sold.. both taken
Replies: 3
Views: 715

new shed finds.. sold.. both taken

More for the hammer... tidy hollowteck 2 170mm shimano crankset 52 /36 only i changed the 36 to a 34 so its 52/34 and works like it should.. also a bottom bracket to suit with a few miles left in it.. 50 posted all corresp by pm please.. thx will
by willcee
7 Jun 2020, 6:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 6th Gear Virus
Replies: 32
Views: 1080

Re: 6th Gear Virus

Page1. 6th entry.. had a chance to try a remedy, and with the Mavic wheel fitted it still jumped and leapt on the stand... so my new E chain has been fitted, well before I had intended to because a broken drive side spoke on these Fulcrum wheels left me changing wheels so had opportunity to remove t...