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by GavinC
10 Jul 2014, 1:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: To upgrade or to replace, that is the question...
Replies: 22
Views: 4315

Re: To upgrade or to replace, that is the question...

But if you go to the expense of having wheels rebuilt around new hubs, it’s probably a good idea to pay for better rims and swaged spokes while you’re at it. Maybe. But the OP indicated that he was considering upgrading the wheels for a reasonable cost as a short term solution while he considered w...
by GavinC
10 Jul 2014, 12:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: To upgrade or to replace, that is the question...
Replies: 22
Views: 4315

Re: To upgrade or to replace, that is the question...

It isn't a "problem" with the existing wheels, its a normal adjustment that you need to know how to do on most hubs. Better to find out how to do it on these cheap wheels than on a £250 pair, I think. Hmmm...my LBS told me it's just a problem with cheaper wheels and hubs and can't be fixe...
by GavinC
6 Jul 2014, 11:27pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Road Closed for TdF - what does it actually mean?
Replies: 6
Views: 4392

Re: Road Closed for TdF - what does it actually mean?

On the FAQ website it says: You can ride on the stage 1 and 2 routes on race days. What about Stage 3? I'd like to go from Cambridge do Chelmsford tomorrow in the morning. Can I ride it, provided that I'll reach Chelmsford by ~11:45? No - apparently roads are closed to all vehicles including bikes ...
by GavinC
3 Jul 2014, 5:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bromton front luggage block...
Replies: 9
Views: 3425

Re: Bromton front luggage block...

Here's a set on Flickr showing how someone attached the Brompton luggage block to a Moulton Mk3 using jubillee clips. Not very elegant IMO.
by GavinC
21 May 2014, 10:17am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Travelodge & Hostel LEJOG, equipment?
Replies: 29
Views: 14830

Re: Travelodge & Hostel LEJOG, equipment?

PS I also think it can be cold and wet even in June and there's not much back up there in the way of warm clothing but some people cope with that much better than others! I took arm and knee warmers on our lejog and ended up wearing them far more often than I had expected. They don't take up much p...
by GavinC
5 May 2014, 10:18am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Best mobile service provider for LEJOG?
Replies: 12
Views: 15864

Re: Best mobile service provider for LEJOG?

I'm on the 3 mobile network and had no problems with phone coverage anywhere on our LEJOG trip. Also had excellent 3G coverage everywhere except our penultimate day in the far north of Scotland.
by GavinC
25 Apr 2014, 10:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton spec questions.
Replies: 29
Views: 3799

Re: Moulton spec questions.

Nice one :)

That's the same version as mine with the Centaur/Chorus kit as opposed to Veloce bits that the latest TSR30s have. Enjoy!
by GavinC
20 Apr 2014, 10:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: DT Shifters-number of sprockets etc
Replies: 6
Views: 955

Re: DT Shifters-number of sprockets etc

If you are using a Campagnolo or SRAM rear derailleur, which require more cable pull per gear, you will probably need a gear shift lever with a large diameter for the groove in order to not run out of shift lever range. Very true. I once briefly used a pair of old Simplex retrofriction levers (whic...
by GavinC
17 Apr 2014, 1:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre size for Mavic Open Pro rims
Replies: 7
Views: 1520

Re: Tyre size for Mavic Open Pro rims

Open Pro's are 15mm wide internally, so according to Sheldon you should be okay
by GavinC
8 Apr 2014, 9:25pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: April 13 day Lejog*COMPLETED! READ THE BLOG!*
Replies: 61
Views: 71643

Re: April 13 day Lejog (4 days to go!!!)

Are those orange boxes spare tubes? Do most people take that many (5)?? My husband & I were planning 2 each, plus patch kits, enough? +1 Five spare inner tubes seems a bit OTT - a couple should be enough IMO. Also it looks like you have 2 pumps (and CO2 cartridges)? My view on our LEJOG was tha...
by GavinC
8 Apr 2014, 9:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: rear light for carradice saddlebag
Replies: 25
Views: 3582

Re: rear light for carradice saddlebag

I use a Smart light. The clip is like a belt clip - on my Barley I clip it to the metal Carradice badge which holds it a bit higher and is less floppy. You can bend the badge slightly if necessary. It depends on the angle your bag hangs at, though. I tried that and it pulled one of the rivets out o...
by GavinC
5 Apr 2014, 12:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton spec questions.
Replies: 29
Views: 3799

Re: Moulton spec questions.

Just looking at the TSR30 spec: http://www.moultonbicycles.co.uk/models/TSR30.html They have the gear range as 25" to 98" The chainset is stated as 58/48/34 and the cassette 11-25. Wheels are described as 20" Somehow, I get 58/11 x 20 to equal 105" Bottom gear 34/25 x 20 equals ...
by GavinC
5 Apr 2014, 9:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton spec questions.
Replies: 29
Views: 3799

Re: Moulton spec questions.

I've just had a look back through the Moulton Yahoo group and opinion seems to be that to fit a 60t front ring, you'll need to fabricate a spacer between the front mech and braze on, or file the braze on mounting slot and possibly modify the front mech as well. I suppose you could buy the special Mo...
by GavinC
4 Apr 2014, 3:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton spec questions.
Replies: 29
Views: 3799

Re: Moulton spec questions.

I really want to keep drop bars so the TSR 27 is out of the question. I going with 60-48-36/11-28 That will get me a 100-24 gear inches. Perhaps I'm missing something, but the stock gearing of the current TSR30 gives a range of 25-98 inches. It seems an awful lot of bother changing the 'rings, cass...