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by mill4six
15 Aug 2017, 4:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: R 7 Surface
Replies: 0
Views: 315

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: 1244

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: 7956

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: 7956

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: 840

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: 840

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: 545

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: 545

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: 545

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: 2806

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: 525

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: 525

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....
by mill4six
5 Mar 2016, 11:22am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Replace my worn out Ribble
Replies: 23
Views: 1943

Re: Replace my worn out Ribble

I've come so close to just buying a new bike but then I began thinking of building one up on a new frame. I saw a Kaffenback II frame online and started to think about what bits I'd put on it. To cut a long story short, I've traced the creak to the rear skewer and bought all new parts for the transm...
by mill4six
2 Dec 2015, 6:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Replace my worn out Ribble
Replies: 23
Views: 1943

Re: Replace my worn out Ribble

Gaaaaaagh! It's still creaking.
by mill4six
28 Nov 2015, 4:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Replace my worn out Ribble
Replies: 23
Views: 1943

Re: Replace my worn out Ribble

Brucey's useful suggestions might have done it. I have a Tortec Slimline rack which has some swoopy stays to clear the rear brake on the way to the frame mounts. When I fitted it I had trouble getting them to line up but with a bit of grunt I got the threads started and then screwed it all up to for...