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by mill4six
8 Feb 2019, 5:45pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Tandem needed April.
Replies: 6
Views: 1195

Re: Tandem needed April.

Found a place hiring ebikes near where we are staying. Choices....
by mill4six
8 Feb 2019, 3:56pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Tandem needed April.
Replies: 6
Views: 1195

Tandem needed April.

We are taking our 14 yr old to France in April where we will be hoping to do some day rides which will be at the extreme of his current ability. We don't want him to be miserable so I'm considering a tandem as a solution. Our local bike shop has one for £250 but won't lend or hire it. Would anyone i...
by mill4six
20 Aug 2018, 6:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best way to get bike to Germany??
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Best way to get bike to Germany??

My daughter has taken up a teaching position in Germany and we're tasked with delivering her bike when we visit. Shocked to be quoted £90 to take bike out and bring empty case home. This could be £45 one way if I blag a disposable cardboard box from a local shop. I've looked at send my bag etc and c...
by mill4six
15 Aug 2017, 4:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: R 7 Surface
Replies: 0
Views: 357

R 7 Surface

For a friend riding Belgium to Amsterdam. Any idea what the surface is like. Suitable for narrow tyres? Thanks in advance.
by mill4six
24 Dec 2016, 1:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Economy Build or Buy?
Replies: 14
Views: 1289

Economy Build or Buy?

I've just finished my Kaffenback II CX build from a bare frame I bought from Planet-X. I see from the costs reproduced below that I could have bought a complete, Planet-X London Road CX bike for the same money. I used begged, borrowed and second-hand parts wherever possible. The local Julian House b...
by mill4six
23 Dec 2016, 10:42am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Reelights (edited)
Replies: 6
Views: 7997

Re: Magnic lights

My bad !!! Edited. :oops:
by mill4six
19 Dec 2016, 7:46pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Reelights (edited)
Replies: 6
Views: 7997

Reelights (edited)

I bought a set of these on special offer for my son's paper round bike. I wanted him to have good lights but didn't want to have to worry about him replacing batteries or recharging so this was a fit and forget solution. I couldn't stretch to a hub dynamo but I found a Reelight setup for about £50 w...
by mill4six
5 Dec 2016, 10:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Internal frame corrosion protection
Replies: 5
Views: 862

Re: Internal frame corrosion protection

I've got some of this in the shed. http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/Product.do?method=view&n=357&g=346072&p=133808&d=124&c=4&l=2&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=Base&utm_campaign=Protective%20Sprays&gclid=CjwKEAiAvZTCBRDvnoOaoa2j3xISJABxPjN9HRkRosiY7Ti6hqtYmcXygChuH...
by mill4six
5 Dec 2016, 9:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Internal frame corrosion protection
Replies: 5
Views: 862

Internal frame corrosion protection

What can/should I do to the bare inside of my new steel frame to keep rust at bay before I build it up?
by mill4six
26 Nov 2016, 3:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MTB Chainset on road??
Replies: 7
Views: 583

Re: MTB Chainset on road??

So are you using a double or triple mech/shifter with it?
by mill4six
26 Nov 2016, 12:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MTB Chainset on road??
Replies: 7
Views: 583

Re: MTB Chainset on road??

Colin, that's the exact one they were talking about. Thanks.
by mill4six
26 Nov 2016, 11:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MTB Chainset on road??
Replies: 7
Views: 583

MTB Chainset on road??

I'm remembering a pub conversation with some friends, recently departed for a 6 month fully loaded tour of new Zealand. I asked about their bikes and they described a bodge a using 3x square taper MTB chainset with a double road shifter. They are using only the inner 2 rings and it seems the cable p...
by mill4six
11 Mar 2016, 5:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon seatpost slippage
Replies: 62
Views: 3008

Re: Carbon seatpost slippage

I use fibre grip it's very effective, I don't have to overtighten the bolt. Without the paste it slips. Just buy some :-)
by mill4six
8 Mar 2016, 11:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Son hub dilemma
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: Son hub dilemma

Yes it's the state of my rims leading me down the disc route. I'm not good at cleaning my bike or taking the pads off to dig out the little bits of aluminium. It can be hard to tell which of the grooves in my rims are the wear indicators. I will soldier on for the time being particularly as I've jus...
by mill4six
5 Mar 2016, 11:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Son hub dilemma
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Son hub dilemma

A couple of years ago I got a Son Classic dynohub built into a wheel for my commute. It's been brilliant but I made a fundamental mistake. I wish I'd bought a disc brake version and asked them to build it into a wheel with a rim suitable for rim brakes. Then I'd have a wheel I could use on any bike....