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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: 32
Views: 926

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: 16303

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: 128
Views: 4393

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: 10
Views: 1039

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: 346

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: 128
Views: 4393

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: 128
Views: 4393

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: 497

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: 16303

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...
by fatboy
9 Sep 2017, 8:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: lower gearing
Replies: 12
Views: 858

Re: lower gearing

I would look to reduce the chain rings. I run 24t on most of my bikes with either 39 or 38 as the middle. Now the jump from 42 to 24 would be too much but 28 could work which would make more of a difference than a slightly bigger cassette.

Your mileage may vary of course!
by fatboy
7 Sep 2017, 5:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacing headset bearings, or pulling teeth?
Replies: 16
Views: 837

Re: Replacing headset bearings, or pulling teeth?

meic wrote:
but what do I know,

These bearings are used in external headsets too.

But you don't have to use then :wink:
by fatboy
7 Sep 2017, 4:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacing headset bearings, or pulling teeth?
Replies: 16
Views: 837

Re: Replacing headset bearings, or pulling teeth?

These posts always remind me why I like external headsets! Still yet to "get" internal/integrated headsets rather like I don't get external bottom brackets. Headsets should be outside and bottom brackets inside, but what do I know, I am only an engineer
by fatboy
13 Aug 2017, 5:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Freehub a bit too free - not engaging - options
Replies: 31
Views: 1047

Re: Freehub a bit too free - not engaging - options

What hub is it? SJS cycles do at least one 7 speed freehub. I'd try and stick with 7 as getting an extra gear can quickly get expensive!
by fatboy
7 Aug 2017, 7:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ....the "new" Velo Orange layback seatpost?
Replies: 71
Views: 7291

Re: ....the "new" Velo Orange layback seatpost?

Brilliant, thanks.

My current one is the 20mm and I'm looking to go back about 5mm so the Holdsworth she'll be perfect
by fatboy
6 Aug 2017, 10:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ....the "new" Velo Orange layback seatpost?
Replies: 71
Views: 7291

Re: ....the "new" Velo Orange layback seatpost?

Colin,

Thanks for that. Might get the planet x one for my road bike.

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