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by fatboy
13 Aug 2017, 5:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Freehub a bit too free - not engaging - options
Replies: 31
Views: 882

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: 52
Views: 5229

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: 52
Views: 5229

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

Colin,

Thanks for that. Might get the planet x one for my road bike.
by fatboy
6 Aug 2017, 8:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ....the "new" Velo Orange layback seatpost?
Replies: 52
Views: 5229

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

Apologies for the thread reawakening but I have a question. What is the layback of the planet x seat post?

Thanks

Chris
by fatboy
28 Jul 2017, 9:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drops to straight bar conversion handling.
Replies: 32
Views: 893

Re: Drops to straight bar conversion handling.

I've done the same on my hack bike and the handling is different but it's ok. I've got quite a long stem.

Canti brakes are much better with flat bars BTW
by fatboy
28 May 2017, 12:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ideal headset design
Replies: 40
Views: 3989

Re: Ideal headset design

I have sympathy for both sides of this argument. I much prefer adjusting the aheadset sort. I have had all sorts of creaking from quill stems over the years. But I have also had issues with rusty aheadsets. Bike designs are too often not ideal for wet weather use, you only have to look at external b...
by fatboy
3 May 2017, 6:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Deore M590 MTB Shifters with Sora 3500
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Re: Deore M590 MTB Shifters with Sora 3500

Brian73 wrote:
I know the rear mech will be ok but is the pull ratio the same for the front Sora road mech?


No the front mech pull is different
by fatboy
9 Apr 2017, 4:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suitable front derailleur.
Replies: 9
Views: 327

Re: Suitable front derailleur.

Is it braze on or clamp on? If it's clamp on then you could move it down. If it's braze on then you may not be able to lower it. It is worth noting that doubles are a lot kore forgiving and it might just work without changing anything.
by fatboy
8 Apr 2017, 8:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton hinge servicing-how often?
Replies: 18
Views: 614

Re: Brompton hinge servicing-how often?

Took the Brommie to the shop but they couldn't budge the bolts. Normally they would then saw the bolts off but my hinge wasn't worn enough to allow them to do it. So we decided to leave be for another year. This is a good outcome, I got a second opinion on the hinge which tells me all is well and it...
by fatboy
8 Apr 2017, 8:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Cycles Elan Ti
Replies: 52
Views: 3699

Re: Spa Cycles Elan Ti

Yeah, come and ride the test bikes. The Audax is (I think) Spa's best seller, its a nice ride and it fits with what most people want to do (Tarmac, day rides, the odd B&B weekend). But I never got one, the tracks pull at me, and dual pivot clearances don't really work for that. The Elan is diff...
by fatboy
7 Apr 2017, 11:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Cycles Elan Ti
Replies: 52
Views: 3699

Re: Spa Cycles Elan Ti

Colin, Thanks for the response. I ride 54cm tourer and I'd definitely visit before spending nearly 2 grand. If I bought a Ti tourer that'd be the third one in Hitchin (that I know about, plus a few steel audaxes and my steel tourer, Spa must be doing something right) I run 3 bikes (plus a folder whi...
by fatboy
7 Apr 2017, 12:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Cycles Elan Ti
Replies: 52
Views: 3699

Re: Spa Cycles Elan Ti

I'm torn! I am soon in the market for a treat bike. My head is telling me a Spa Ti tourer whicj I love (I have a steel Spa tourer home brew which would become my commuter bike) but I can't stop thinking about the elan. I only occasionally do fully loaded touring. If I got a steel fork (an option I ...
by fatboy
7 Apr 2017, 10:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Cycles Elan Ti
Replies: 52
Views: 3699

Re: Spa Cycles Elan Ti

I'm torn! I am soon in the market for a treat bike. My head is telling me a Spa Ti tourer whicj I love (I have a steel Spa tourer home brew which would become my commuter bike) but I can't stop thinking about the elan. I only occasionally do fully loaded touring. If I got a steel fork (an option I b...
by fatboy
2 Apr 2017, 7:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cantilever brakes vs mini v brakes
Replies: 31
Views: 1299

Re: cantilever brakes vs mini v brakes

Why do some frame have the brake bosses too low? Isn't there a standard? Are these crappy bikes we are talking about? Doesn't seem to be a standard. The Dawes Horizon is a low end touring bike but decent touring bikes are a cut above low end for hybrid bikes for example. 2004 rrp was £450 for infor...
by fatboy
1 Apr 2017, 12:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton hinge servicing-how often?
Replies: 18
Views: 614

Re: Brompton hinge servicing-how often?

Brucey wrote:
fatboy wrote:Rear triangle hinge


most folk would refer to that as a pivot, and the part that allows the bike to fold as a hinge, but hey...

FWIW this part would benefit from having a grease nipple fitted.

cheers

Yes and yes!

Will pay the LBS to do this soon

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