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by fatboy
2 Jun 2019, 8:25pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: SOLD Aero-style water bottle & cage
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: £2 plus postage

I'm sure it's a bargain but what is it?
by fatboy
31 May 2019, 11:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Spa ti touring frame.
Replies: 23
Views: 1614

Re: Spa ti touring frame.

Takes a 27.2 standard seat post. Will probably come with a clamp (every frame I've got from them has had one). They are great frames and the geometry is perfect IMHO.
by fatboy
30 May 2019, 5:12pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: 2 x Carrera Subway 24
Replies: 1
Views: 309

2 x Carrera Subway 24

20190530_163044.jpg 20190530_163104.jpg 20190530_163121.jpg Two good kids bikes. Before Isla Rowntree formed Islabikes she worked for Carrera and designed bikes for them, Carrera Subways were her dwsign. Fairly light Aluminium frames, 7-speed (gripshift sorry!) with single chainring. There are 2 as...
by fatboy
26 May 2019, 4:38pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: SOLD: Dawes Century SE frame (54cm) and Ambrosia forks
Replies: 1
Views: 224

SOLD: Dawes Century SE frame (54cm) and Ambrosia forks

Dawes Century SE, 54cm. Steel 520 frame with Ambrosia Carbon forks (original forks had too short a steerer). Hertfordshire £90 collected. Reason for sale is that the frame was always a bit small for me and I've replaced it with a Spa Audax. Includes mudguards and wiring for rear dynamo light, headse...
by fatboy
21 May 2019, 6:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any use for knackered frame?
Replies: 13
Views: 732

Re: Any use for knackered frame?

tim-b wrote:Hi
Basis for a wheel truing jig?
Regards
tim-b


I thought about this and whether it'd be better than my current home brew stand
by fatboy
20 May 2019, 9:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any use for knackered frame?
Replies: 13
Views: 732

Any use for knackered frame?

My steel tourer has failed on the downtube joint with the bottom bracket.

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I've got a replacement frame on the way. Anyone got any suggestions for uses for a frame where the rear triangle is ok?

Or is it just fit for scrap?
by fatboy
20 May 2019, 9:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Simple wheel building question - new rim, old spokes
Replies: 9
Views: 516

Re: Simple wheel building question - new rim, old spokes

you can't just flip the rim and solve it. If the rim handedness is different in the new rim your choices are a) having the valve in the wrong place b) drilling another valve hole in the rim c) Ignoring the stagger in the rim drilling d) relacing one side of the wheel so that the spokes are in diffe...
by fatboy
19 May 2019, 8:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Simple wheel building question - new rim, old spokes
Replies: 9
Views: 516

Re: Simple wheel building question - new rim, old spokes

Assuming you find time with similar erd re-riminng does not need the wheel to be dismantled. Tape the new rim in line with the old one (noting spoke hole direction and valve hole), As well as ERD, there's rim handedness to consider. Most rims have the spoke holes slightly offset, so that spokes to ...
by fatboy
19 May 2019, 5:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Simple wheel building question - new rim, old spokes
Replies: 9
Views: 516

Re: Simple wheel building question - new rim, old spokes

All depends on the rim erd. Plenty of on line calculators and sources of rim erd (not always consistent). Assuming you find time with similar erd re-riminng does not need the wheel to be dismantled. Tape the new rim in line with the old one (noting spoke hole direction and valve hole), loosen the sp...
by fatboy
18 May 2019, 7:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar Bag Klickfix thingy
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: Bar Bag Klickfix thingy

I have both and prefer the Ortlieb one. Sjscycles do the cables if that's all you need
by fatboy
12 May 2019, 8:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton tyres
Replies: 16
Views: 673

Re: Brompton tyres

I've got Marathon Pluses on mine and don't experience what you describe. I chose them as I feel that fixing the actions of the fairy aren't practically reparable by the roadside. They don't feel any different from the original Raleigh's that were fitted when I got the bike (it's an old one). Are you...
by fatboy
11 May 2019, 11:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New frame. Steep seat angle. Unrideable.
Replies: 79
Views: 3357

Re: New frame. Steep seat angle. Unrideable.

76 degrees is ridiculous IMHO! A 21" frame is not that small so don't understand this at all. I went down the Spa route for my Audax bike as I wanted a shallow seat angle.

I wish you luck in your negotiations.
by fatboy
4 May 2019, 7:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommended Cantilever Brakes
Replies: 29
Views: 1195

Re: Recommended Cantilever Brakes

Unfashionable I know but I like Tektro Oryx. CR720s are very wide and not very powerful.

If your bike is flat bar then the V-brake option is a good one but will need new levers
by fatboy
30 Apr 2019, 10:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seatpost dropping new custom build
Replies: 15
Views: 580

Re: Seatpost dropping new custom build

I have had a similar situation but I managed to get it tight enough. I suspect that you have a seat post on the small side and a seat tube on the large side (all within tolerance). It might be worth trying a different seat post?