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by GOHughes
3 Apr 2020, 2:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike building UK
Replies: 58
Views: 1995

Re: Bike building UK

Aren't Bromptons and all their components made in Britain?
by GOHughes
7 Dec 2019, 2:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Argos road bikes ( i.e. Argos the utility shop )
Replies: 44
Views: 4344

Re: Argos road bikes ( i.e. Argos the utility shop )

All three models are currently on offer at half price on the Argos website so you could get the top of the range model for £174.99. Note that models 2.0 and 3.0 are the same bike - the models number refers to frame sizing. A lot of LBS now offer an assembly from the box service for about £20.00 - £3...
by GOHughes
29 Oct 2019, 6:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tall person seeks fast, reliable commuting bicycle
Replies: 31
Views: 1891

Re: Tall person seeks fast, reliable commuting bicycle

It seems a shame to spend up to 2000.00 on a quality bike and then store it outside. Info. about storage solutions here:

https://www.cyclinguk.org/article/guide ... urity-home
by GOHughes
26 Oct 2019, 5:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tall person seeks fast, reliable commuting bicycle
Replies: 31
Views: 1891

Re: Tall person seeks fast, reliable commuting bicycle

Bikefix may have neglected to mention that the T700 from vsf farrhadmanufaktur has the 11 spedd Alfine hub and Gates belt drive. Again, though, the gears may need some alteration as I suspect that you would find 46/22 too low given your stated preference for higher gears. You would find it cheaper t...
by GOHughes
23 Oct 2019, 12:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tall person seeks fast, reliable commuting bicycle
Replies: 31
Views: 1891

Re: Tall person seeks fast, reliable commuting bicycle

Hub gear calculator here. Make sure you uncheck the box at the top where it says 'Brompton-compatible data only':

http://xldev.co.uk/bgc.html
by GOHughes
23 Oct 2019, 10:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tall person seeks fast, reliable commuting bicycle
Replies: 31
Views: 1891

Re: Tall person seeks fast, reliable commuting bicycle

You could look at the T300 from vsf farrhadmanufaktur. These are quality bikes with cromo steel frames, high end components and fully equipped for commuting with rack, mudguards and hub dynamo. Largest frame size is 62cm, which might suit. There is also an 68cm XXL with additional frame tube for str...
by GOHughes
8 Sep 2019, 11:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shortening chain
Replies: 1
Views: 348

Shortening chain

I have just ordered a 39T chain ring to lower the gearing on my Brompton. it currently has the standard 50T chain ring. How many links do I have to remove?
by GOHughes
7 Aug 2019, 12:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Penny farthings
Replies: 36
Views: 2203

Re: Penny farthings

Cycle King do a half size modern penny farthing by Ammaco with front and rear caliper brakes and a steel frame.

The front wheel is 700c so very low geared.

The saddle looks terrible!

https://www.cycleking.co.uk/ammaco-penn ... rsion.html
by GOHughes
16 Apr 2019, 1:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brompton B75
Replies: 9
Views: 7708

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: 2124

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: 2124

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: 425

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: 2811

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: 2136

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: 1197

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...