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by Paul Smith SRCC
12 Jan 2019, 8:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: How do you carry your camera?
Replies: 29
Views: 2595

Re: How do you carry your camera?

If the weather looks poor I will carry my DSLR in a handlebar bag, in part for quick access, plus as the bag is supported it helps alleviate vibration, my Carradice Super C Bar bag is just large enough for my padded camera bag; which is ideal. .. . which saddle bag is that in the photo? It's a Carr...
by Paul Smith SRCC
9 Jan 2019, 3:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: why road bikes lack easy gears
Replies: 50
Views: 2400

Re: why road bikes lack easy gears

Many road bikes now use 50/34 with a 34t sprocket,a noticeable difference over your 28t; for a lightweight road bike for the majority that offers a low enough gear ratio. Off the peg touring bikes will offer lower, something like the RidgeBack Voyage has a 48-36-26T chainset with 11-34T. Manufacture...
by Paul Smith SRCC
9 Jan 2019, 2:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tubeless Rims on a Tourer?
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: Tubeless Rims on a Tourer?

I am surprised you are getting that many punctures with a Marathon plus, even the less puncture resistant standard Marathon should offer better than a puncture "every couple of days". Are the punctures definitely caused by something penetrating the tyre? Often it can be an internal issue, ...
by Paul Smith SRCC
9 Jan 2019, 2:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Gravel bike for touring?
Replies: 14
Views: 704

Re: Gravel bike for touring?

Providing the gearing is low enough a Gravel Bike could well be kitted out and be a valid choice as a touring bike as many have front and rear luggage carrying capabilities. Alternatively a more focused touring bike like the Ridgeback Voyage offers lower gearing and has generous clearances that alth...
by Paul Smith SRCC
9 Jan 2019, 2:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: How do you carry your camera?
Replies: 29
Views: 2595

Re: How do you carry your camera?

If the weather looks poor I will carry my DSLR in a handlebar bag, in part for quick access, plus as the bag is supported it helps alleviate vibration, my Carradice Super C Bar bag is just large enough for my padded camera bag; which is ideal. If the weather is good I will carry the same camera over...
by Paul Smith SRCC
11 Nov 2018, 12:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route navigation
Replies: 28
Views: 1162

Re: Route navigation

..She needs a unit that she (or me) can easily pre-load a route - or download GPX files - that will last all day battery wise and cope with a bit of rain/ abuse. She needs turn by turn navigation. She's not interested in data anal - just getting to her destination. f you wanted to treat yourself th...
by Paul Smith SRCC
11 Nov 2018, 11:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Repairing stainless steel frame (KVA MS3)
Replies: 11
Views: 810

Re: Repairing stainless steel frame (KVA MS3)

Hmm, I've had a reply from Enigma and they've declined to take on the job. I was hoping it might be possible to just repair the crack with a local weld but they think the only sensible fix is to replace the seatstays and they're too busy to take the job on. I've no ill will towards Enigma for decli...
by Paul Smith SRCC
23 Oct 2018, 7:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Guernsey coast
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Re: Guernsey coast

......Was only discussing with a friend the other day about cycling in the Channel Islands next year - esp' Guernsey, Sark, Alderney.....John. Well as I mentioned in my post I "visited Jersey earlier in the year", if I had to pick which I preferred it was to be fair close, very very close...
by Paul Smith SRCC
2 Oct 2018, 9:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10 speed triple 48-36-26 ?
Replies: 47
Views: 4598

Re: 10 speed triple 48-36-26 ?

....Sometimes you can space the FD backwards on the adaptor and this can allow it to swing further inwards before it hits the seat tube.... Another good point, I use a 116mm BB but the frame and chainset would cope with narrower, but when fitted the FD would did hit the seat tube. In reality it was...
by Paul Smith SRCC
2 Oct 2018, 9:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10 speed triple 48-36-26 ?
Replies: 47
Views: 4598

Re: 10 speed triple 48-36-26 ?

FWIW those chainrings have pins and ramps to help upshifts but not much to help downshifts. Obviously it won't help exactly but I don't think the problem with the downshifts is entirely confined to the fit of the FD to the chainrings. If you fit a braze-on type FD on a modified adaptor (eg with a w...
by Paul Smith SRCC
2 Oct 2018, 6:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10 speed triple 48-36-26 ?
Replies: 47
Views: 4598

Re: 10 speed triple 48-36-26 ?

I use a TA Carmina , I get exactly the ratios I am after but at a cost, both financially and how well the set up works. Deciding what ratios you want is a large enough topic in itself. To highlight what I referenced in my own review of that chain set with Campagnolo 10 speed, all fitted back in 200...
by Paul Smith SRCC
28 Sep 2018, 7:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Jersey Channel Islands, around the Coast Road
Replies: 18
Views: 1005

Re: Jersey Channel Islands, around the Coast Road

We did 57 miles round Guernsey, but we went down every possible coastal road, and did some bonus loops :D @ Paul Smith, I would add Jerbourg (St. Martin's Point) on the S/E tip of Guernsey.... Noted, many thanks Many thanks Mattie and drossall, partly inspired by you both I actually stayed in St. M...
by Paul Smith SRCC
27 Sep 2018, 7:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Guernsey coast
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Re: Guernsey coast

thirdcrank wrote:Great stuff! However, you seem to have got your pictures wrong: one is displayed twice and the subsequent captions seem to be out of step. Still great stuff.

Whoops! Corrected, he says with confidence (not...) before rushing out the door! :oops:
by Paul Smith SRCC
27 Sep 2018, 6:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Guernsey coast
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Guernsey coast

Guernsey Coastal Cycle route http://www.plsmith.co.uk/_/rsrc/1536997684053/guernsey-coastal-cycle-route/Cycling%20in%20Guernsey%202.jpg Cycling around the Coast in Guernsey, the view from Jerboug. I had visited Jersey earlier in the year, I enjoyed riding around the coast so much that together with ...
by Paul Smith SRCC
12 Sep 2018, 10:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10 speed triple 48-36-26 ?
Replies: 47
Views: 4598

Re: 10 speed triple 48-36-26 ?

Can I get this discussion back on track rather than continue the pre-historical cycling theme please :wink: For those of you running a 9 speed crankset (e.g. 48-36-26)/FD with 10 speed 105 STIs - could I ask if there's a problem with adjusting the front derailleur to overcome chain rubbing for the ...