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by Paul Smith SRCC
11 Nov 2018, 12:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route navigation
Replies: 28
Views: 1043

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: 763

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: 561

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: 4477

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: 4477

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: 4477

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: 959

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: 561

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: 561

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: 4477

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 ...
by Paul Smith SRCC
11 Sep 2018, 11:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10 speed triple 48-36-26 ?
Replies: 47
Views: 4477

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 2007...
by Paul Smith SRCC
5 Aug 2018, 10:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which titanium frame?
Replies: 79
Views: 4282

Re: Which titanium frame?

... As Paul Smith says of the Yukon.. I still have my Yukon and like the majority I run 700 x 25c, in my case Continental Ultra Gator Skins. It will just about take 700 x 28c I'm not happy with "Just about" if you are then I think the Spa should go back on the list..... I concur I am not ...
by Paul Smith SRCC
31 Jul 2018, 6:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which titanium frame?
Replies: 79
Views: 4282

Re: Which titanium frame?

Airbourne Carpe Diem, I bought one of these last year but it was simply too small, it was the perfect frame in many ways as it took std 130mm road wheels and had room for much wider tyres with guards, these are like rocking horse poop though. Didn't that evolve into the Van Nik Amazon? A bike that'...
by Paul Smith SRCC
15 Jul 2018, 1:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Jersey Channel Islands, around the Coast Road
Replies: 18
Views: 959

Re: Jersey Channel Islands, around the Coast Road

Mattie wrote:@ Paul Smith, I would add Jerbourg (St. Martin's Point) on the S/E tip of Guernsey....

Noted, many thanks
by Paul Smith SRCC
11 Jul 2018, 7:30am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Jersey Channel Islands, around the Coast Road
Replies: 18
Views: 959

Re: Jersey Channel Islands, around the Coast Road

Now that sounds appealing; very, do you have the route? After some advance research, we pinched this one . My ride report is near the end of this thread . I rather simplified things in my hurried earlier posts by saying it was a ride round the coast; it's more like a ride round every available road...