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by GOHughes
16 Apr 2019, 1:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brompton B75
Replies: 9
Views: 1324

Re: Brompton B75

To upgrade this to the current spec. of the M3L, you would need to add the following: Mudguards and stays £60, Folding pedal £35, Front luggage carrier block £15, total £110. Added to the £745 cost of the B75 this totals £855, £160 less than the current M3L. There B75 does have a few other minor dif...
by GOHughes
23 Sep 2018, 5:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ergon grips for 2018 Brompton ‘M’ handlebars
Replies: 5
Views: 831

Re: Ergon grips for 2018 Brompton ‘M’ handlebars

Thanks for the replies. I have ordered a pair of the GP2 gripshift, both left and right grips of this models are 95mm. Good to know that the standard grips on the 2018 Brompton are locked with an allen key bolt - glad I found out before I set about them with a Stanley knife!
by GOHughes
22 Sep 2018, 1:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ergon grips for 2018 Brompton ‘M’ handlebars
Replies: 5
Views: 831

Ergon grips for 2018 Brompton ‘M’ handlebars

Which of these can be fitted to the M type handlebars without cutting them to fit? I have measured the standard Brompton rubber grips at 110 mm. I don’t want to cut them to fit or move the brake and gear levers Having searched online it seems that the only Ergon grips that would fit are the GS1 dual...
by GOHughes
16 Sep 2018, 11:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Valuing a vsf fahrradmanufaktur tx400 (2012)
Replies: 1
Views: 353

Re: vsf fahrradmanufaktur tx400

These are excellent, well-spec'd, steel frame bikes. Though the TX400 is a little heavy, it's capable of serious expedition touring. If it's still in excellent condition I'd suggest 60% of what you paid for it - the current model retails at c. £1360.00 so it's a premium bike. Not so long ago I sold ...
by GOHughes
10 Sep 2018, 9:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lightweight ladies bike
Replies: 19
Views: 848

Re: Lightweight ladies bike

I recently bought one of these from Bikefix in London: https://bikefix.co.uk/S300 It's not cheap but the components are all top quality and it will require little maintenance if properly cared for. I swapped the rear sprocket for a 22T giving a gear range of 24" - 75" with the 38T chainset...
by GOHughes
3 Aug 2018, 10:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Claud Butler Majestics
Replies: 30
Views: 1435

Re: Claud Butler Majestics

I had one of these which I rode LEJOG on in 1981. I bought it from Rayment cycles in Brighton and with his advice made the following modifications for a long tour: • TA 28/46 chainset • Blackburn rear rack • 12-34 6 speed freewheel • Lyotard platform pedals with Christophe toe clips and straps • Ran...
by GOHughes
28 Apr 2017, 10:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Honjo mudguards and Velo Vitality
Replies: 14
Views: 1007

Re: Honjo mudguards and Velo Vitality

Their shop in Brighton has recently closed down. I don't know if their online operation is still going. I bought things from the shop a couple of times and the staff were helpful and knowledgeable. I got the impression that they had over-invested in the café culture hipster market, all of their stoc...
by GOHughes
29 Sep 2015, 10:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lower geared chainsets for Dawes or Ridgeback
Replies: 34
Views: 1845

Re: Lower geared chainsets for Dawes or Ridgeback

I have a Dawes Sonoran and have changed the chain set to a 22/32/42. I got my LBS to do this so don't know exactly which chainset was used other than it is Shimano. £19.95 for the chain set and £10.00 for labour. If you're doing it yourself make sure the chainset and your existing BB are compatible....
by GOHughes
13 Jun 2015, 3:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Thinking of getting an e-bike
Replies: 34
Views: 3837

Re: Thinking of getting an e-bike

Not yet as neither of the stores near to me (Watford) have these models in stock at the moment, though I'm told they will soon.
by GOHughes
13 Jun 2015, 3:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Thinking of getting an e-bike
Replies: 34
Views: 3837

Thinking of getting an e-bike

I'm thinking of getting an electric bike through through cycle to work scheme. I've narrowed it down to the Raleigh Velo Cite (£1350.00) or the Giant Twist Lite 2. The Raleigh gets a very good review in Electric Bike magazine and is a torque sensing drive. Having spoken to the staff in one of the Gi...
by GOHughes
12 May 2015, 12:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Low riders for suspension forks with disc brakes
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Low riders for suspension forks with disc brakes

What are people's opinions as to the advisability of this? I need a bike with front suspension due to my painful tennis elbow, which is made worse by road shock. I am looking at the Cube Delhi XC which has a Suntour suspension fork with remote lock out and disc brakes. I would also like to fit low r...
by GOHughes
12 May 2015, 11:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike touring in my lecture
Replies: 24
Views: 1524

Re: Bike touring in my lecture

Have a look at the Bikefix website on the section advertising the Tout Terrain Amber Road tourer. There is a suitable photo there in the thumbnail pics below the main pic of the bike. It isn't in the public domain so would probably require copyright clearance:

http://bikefix.co.uk/amber-road
by GOHughes
17 Nov 2014, 3:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyres for Kinetix Pro 406 wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 1704

Re: Tyres for Kinetix Pro 406 wheels

Thanks for your kind offer but the MU SL I have is the old version, now dicontinued, which does indeed have 406 wheels. The tyre I bought was clearly marked 406 but was big enough for the unshod wheel to pass right through with a cm to spare! http://www.damianharriscycles.co.uk/prod/fol_0015_dh/daho...
by GOHughes
16 Nov 2014, 6:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyres for Kinetix Pro 406 wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 1704

Tyres for Kinetix Pro 406 wheels

I need to replace the Schwalbe Kojak tyres on my MU SL an wanted something with a bit of tread so I can ride on towpaths. I bought a Sensame Firenze 406 x 1.5" tyre from Halfords hoping this would be a cheaper alternative. To Halfords credit they recommended Schwalbe Marathons but I was hoping ...
by GOHughes
7 Oct 2014, 7:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rear derailleur hanger for a Dahon Speed D7
Replies: 16
Views: 2736

Re: Rear derailleur hanger for a Dahon Speed D7

C H White in Wilts. carry a large range of spares for Dahons. I have ordered from them often and have always found their service prompt and reliable. http://s442721994.e-shop.info/shop/category_519c3d3f5c440062bab76790d463bd40/Dahon-Gear-Mechs%2C-Shifters%2C-Gear-Hangers-_-Parts.html?sessid=HAtZhZ8Z...