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by tabze3
13 Jul 2019, 7:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1698
Views: 481006

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Just finished convering my Kona Explosif (which I bought new in 1995) to my new tourin bike. Off for a 10 day trip in France on it tomorrow so hopefully it will perform OK! Lovely comfortable frame. The Minoura front rack was a last minute/bit of a gamble purcahse but fits well, heavy but sturdy. Lo...
by tabze3
8 Aug 2013, 2:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Taking Bikes on Planes
Replies: 35
Views: 206720

Re: Taking Bikes on Planes

Just to add another positive recent experience of flying with bike and gear to USA from UK with British Airways. I flew out to Washington DC on 27th May 2013 and then back from L.A. (after doing Trans AM) with British Airways. Totally easy and smooth process. I packed my bike, tent, two front pannie...
by tabze3
8 Aug 2013, 12:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removal of crankset with stripped extractor threads
Replies: 13
Views: 1798

Re: Removal of crankset with stripped extractor threads

Thanks all so much for the advice. I think I will leave it in place for now just carry on using it and, when the time comes, or when I feel like an overhaul, will try the method of cycling around without the bolt close to home to see if it will dislodge this way. If not, will try the method describe...
by tabze3
7 Aug 2013, 1:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removal of crankset with stripped extractor threads
Replies: 13
Views: 1798

Removal of crankset with stripped extractor threads

Hi, Just returned from my fantastic trans am trip. Spent the day stripping bike down yesterday to give it a good clean, replace chain etc but discovered a problems when I decided to remove the drive side crank from square taper BB so I could give the chain rings a really good clean up. It is (was) a...
by tabze3
21 Jul 2013, 3:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheelbuilder in London please
Replies: 30
Views: 4164

Re: Wheelbuilder in London please

Hi, there is a guy called Arup, based in East London, who is a wheel builder and he regularly gets favourable mentions on the LFGSS forum as being good with reasonable rates, I think he has his own website so bit of googling should lead you to him or check LFGSs site as another poster suggested.
by tabze3
13 Jun 2013, 1:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What do you make of this?
Replies: 57
Views: 6043

Re: What do you make of this?

Interesting comments, maybe using tyre levers was a factor, I did use plastic levers relatively gently to install both tyres from new. I have used levers for years with no previous issues but could be the culprit. The first puncture eas a "typical" single puncture wound/pinpoint, I did use...
by tabze3
12 Jun 2013, 4:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What do you make of this?
Replies: 57
Views: 6043

Re: What do you make of this?

Pics, bit small I am afraid
by tabze3
12 Jun 2013, 4:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What do you make of this?
Replies: 57
Views: 6043

Re: What do you make of this?

Thanks everyone for replies. I have emailed Schwalbe but no response, their warranty blurb states defective tyre needs to be sent to original retailer, tyre in dumpster! I rode the continental contact today for 50 miles and runs well, also managed to pick up a folding Panaracer "closer" 70...
by tabze3
11 Jun 2013, 5:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What do you make of this?
Replies: 57
Views: 6043

Re: What do you make of this?

Very frustrating day for me yesterday on day 12 of my trans am tour with my rear Marathon Plus 700 x 32c tyre. Looks like similar problem to OP. Bought two new M+ tyres for this trip, both have done a total os no more than 1100 miles on good roads, I carry a tyre pressure checker and have kept tyres...
by tabze3
21 Jul 2012, 11:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Have I damaged this fork thread?
Replies: 9
Views: 1347

Re: Have I damaged this fork thread?

Thanks everyone for all advice, much appreciated. I feel like it's going to be OK hopefully. I think I will try a bit of very delicate filing with swiss files - just ordered a cheap set from Amazon which will hopefully suffice, if I seem to be making it worse, will take the forks to a LBS with a thr...
by tabze3
19 Jul 2012, 9:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Have I damaged this fork thread?
Replies: 9
Views: 1347

Have I damaged this fork thread?

Hello all, need advice again! I am helping a friend to build up a bike and recently purchased a Raleigh "Road Ace" 531c used frame and forks for the build. The seller advised that the frame was made in 1988 was advised and was the product of Raleigh's "lightweight" division for t...
by tabze3
24 Jun 2012, 10:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front Cantilever Cable Routing OK?
Replies: 28
Views: 3542

Re: Front Cantilever Cable Routing OK?

Yes, glad I went for those Berthoud guards. Crankset is Stronglight Speedlight Triple, 48, 39, 26 on a Stronglight JP400 110mm, JIS bottom bracket.
by tabze3
23 Jun 2012, 6:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front Cantilever Cable Routing OK?
Replies: 28
Views: 3542

Re: Front Cantilever Cable Routing OK?

PT1029, the Canti's are "IRC Cafam", they are a bit pricey compared to Avid/Oryx etc, I did end up paying £60.00 per set but they seem to work well, were pretty easy to set up compared to the Avid's I did a few years ago and I think they look the part. I got them from a UK Cyclocross websi...
by tabze3
23 Jun 2012, 10:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front Cantilever Cable Routing OK?
Replies: 28
Views: 3542

Re: Front Cantilever Cable Routing OK?

Many thanks everyone for all your thoughts and advice about this. I still have a niggling worry about the look of that cable looping over the bars though, having now cut two bits of outer to try the inner in both positions, it definitely "feels" that there is less friction with the cable r...
by tabze3
22 Jun 2012, 8:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front Cantilever Cable Routing OK?
Replies: 28
Views: 3542

Front Cantilever Cable Routing OK?

Hi, After putting it off for a few years until my feeble resistance collapsed and my savings built up, I recently received a great Bob Jackson World Tour frame which I have been in the process of building up with new components. Generally build has been going well and been enjoyable apart from the f...