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by fatboy
11 Dec 2017, 6:31pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Campag long arm mech,Turbo Saddle80's ,ITM Bars,Mafac
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Campag long arm mech,Turbo Saddle,GB bars and stem ,

Regarding the Europa bars, are they anatomic (i.e. flat section near brakes) and what clamp diameter.

If yes and 25.4 then yes please!
by fatboy
26 Nov 2017, 8:18pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Ofo and YouGov study press for segregated tracks
Replies: 15
Views: 939

Re: Ofo and YouGov study press for segregated tracks

People who don't cycle are often scared of what's not scary! I often talk with work colleagues who tell me this bit or other on my commute must be scary which usually is completely at odds with the bits that are scary!
by fatboy
26 Nov 2017, 8:15pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: You can forget about your Dutch-style cycling facilities
Replies: 85
Views: 4953

Re: You can forget about your Dutch-style cycling facilities

As a near daily user of Stevenage cycle paths and following discussions at Wednesday night CTC I can provide a comment or three! 1. The cycle paths are good, not too glass strewn (Harlow was much worse) but do have a strange parallel feel about them 2. You have to know your way to not get horribly l...
by fatboy
19 Nov 2017, 8:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain misthreaded through the derailleur cage ( tab rub )
Replies: 16
Views: 1109

Re: What a dumbass!

On tour I rethreaded a mate's chain as it was annoying me. He moaned that his bike was too quiet!
by fatboy
13 Nov 2017, 8:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seized spacers.
Replies: 23
Views: 900

Re: Seized spacers.

Given you've had corrosion issues I'd recommend checking for any lines of corrosion where the gaps in the spacers are. A mate of mine had his steerer sheer off in this way. Thankfully he was climbing a hill so going slowly (also good was the bike shop that loaned him a set of forks for the rest of o...
by fatboy
17 Oct 2017, 8:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: do tyres most commonly wear out or fail in another way?
Replies: 50
Views: 1887

Re: do tyres most commonly wear out or fail in another way?

I tend to go with the "oh no another p*******" or when I see some holes showing. However I recently changed a Marathon where the centre track was almost all green!
by fatboy
8 Oct 2017, 7:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycling as a whole; losing the plot...?
Replies: 512
Views: 17188

Re: Cycling as a whole; losing the plot...?

H'mm... Page 37 of the bi-monthly cycle magazine, oct\nov '; Of course up dating your Di2 system is important.. ..visit your local shimano service centre regularly' Somehow I suspect the bicycle shops named on that page may have paid shimano rather a lot of money to become a shimano service centre ...
by fatboy
7 Oct 2017, 11:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring bicycle frame weight - info gathering
Replies: 149
Views: 7178

Re: Touring bicycle frame weight - info gathering

Hi I'm trying to collate a bit of a frame weight database regarding currently (or not so current) available touring bicycles; in part this is due to some recent reviews I have read where many bike get critercised for being too heavy. I've have seen a few other articles linked to this subject http:/...
by fatboy
7 Oct 2017, 10:52am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: CYCLING CLOTHING
Replies: 20
Views: 2388

Re: CYCLING CLOTHING

Would you sell the Carradice jacket on it's own?

I've got the spats and they don't work for my legs so don't want another pair! Also not fussed about waterproof trousers.
by fatboy
7 Oct 2017, 7:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Will this HG50 cassette fit my LX Hub?
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: Will this HG50 cassette fit my LX Hub?

It should just work I'd reckon.

I think that it's a new cassette because the only 11 to 34 was the Megarange with a big 26 to 34 tooth jump on the bottom gear.
by fatboy
30 Sep 2017, 8:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring bicycle frame weight - info gathering
Replies: 149
Views: 7178

Re: Touring bicycle frame weight - info gathering

For my Ti tourer frame and forks are 3kg I would hazard a guess that 40% of that weight is actually from steel forks. Steel touring forks, with a 1 1/8 steerer, untrimmed, are generally about 1 kg. On the other hand, a Ti bike would normally come with carbon forks, even if it says "tourer"...
by fatboy
30 Sep 2017, 2:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring bicycle frame weight - info gathering
Replies: 149
Views: 7178

Re: Touring bicycle frame weight - info gathering

For my Ti tourer frame and forks are 3kg and my steel tourer is probably 3.5kg (from Spa website).as a fat, clumsy rider I find that stability and comfort trumps much else. Since I got my Ti toured I haven't got my road bike out at all, whether I'm load lugging or not.
by fatboy
25 Sep 2017, 6:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cantilever to mini v brakes 2005 Dawes Galaxy
Replies: 9
Views: 578

Re: Cantilever to mini v brakes 2005 Dawes Galaxy

Does your Galaxy still have the original bar end shifters? If it does I'd consider using full size vees. I tried mini vees on my Horizon of a similar age and it wasn't that successful. In the end I got my Oryx to work better by the following: 1. Better pads (Koolstop) 2. New straddle for the front a...
by fatboy
17 Sep 2017, 12:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycling as a whole; losing the plot...?
Replies: 512
Views: 17188

Re: Cycling as a whole; losing the plot...?

I've just purchased a SPA Steel Touring .... It is lovely ... Just modern enough .... Lol Just bought s Spa Titanium Toured which is perfect. But (relevant to this thread) is how many people have sneered at it because it only has a 9 speed block and square taper bottom bracket (probably the externa...