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by unnamed
16 Oct 2020, 7:05pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Rose Black Lava XT 54cm
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Re: Rose Black Lava XT 54cm

Looks like a very versatile frame! GLWS!
by unnamed
26 May 2018, 12:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Simple puncture repair check
Replies: 17
Views: 979

Re: Simple puncture repair check

I find pinch punctures to be nigh on impossible to get a reliable repair. Purely because they are on the edge where the tube bends. Also, those punctures that are near to a rubber seam - they don't allow the patch to seat properly and start leaking. If it's near a seam, I use the sandpaper or if at...
by unnamed
31 Mar 2018, 7:59am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: When I flew with my bike this is what happened......
Replies: 95
Views: 45557

Re: When I flew with my bike this is what happened......

MartinBrice wrote:
unnamed wrote:
MartinBrice wrote:That's the airline not the airport.

My point was, you CAN get one at Schipol.

Only if you fly with that specific airline.

They sold me 3 when I wasn't flying with them. It did say KLM on the box though.
https://www.schiphol.nl/en/page/odd-size-baggage/
by unnamed
30 Mar 2018, 10:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: When I flew with my bike this is what happened......
Replies: 95
Views: 45557

Re: When I flew with my bike this is what happened......

MartinBrice wrote:
unnamed wrote:
PJ520 wrote:

KLM sells them at Amsterdam Schipol.

That's the airline not the airport.

My point was, you CAN get one at Schipol.
by unnamed
30 Mar 2018, 11:16am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: When I flew with my bike this is what happened......
Replies: 95
Views: 45557

Re: When I flew with my bike this is what happened......

PJ520 wrote:
MartinBrice wrote:You can't do it. No airport that I know of sells cardboard boxes for bikes.

KLM sells them at Amsterdam Schipol.
by unnamed
12 Feb 2018, 6:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GPS cycle security
Replies: 40
Views: 2910

Re: GPS cycle security

IT crowd sources the BT data though - so people who have BT on, and the app installed, will report items locations as they pass... Then your phone (which was paired with the device) will tell you where it is.... In theory I've had few of these. Just out of interest, once I reported my bike "st...
by unnamed
21 Nov 2017, 3:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Disc brakes on 'Rim only brake' wheels
Replies: 12
Views: 1540

Re: Disc brakes on 'Rim only brake' wheels

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by unnamed
19 Nov 2017, 9:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Parts directly from Taiwan?
Replies: 11
Views: 1237

Re: Parts directly from Taiwan?

philvantwo wrote:What happens if you need to send them back?

I'm prepared to take that risk.
by unnamed
19 Nov 2017, 7:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Parts directly from Taiwan?
Replies: 11
Views: 1237

Parts directly from Taiwan?

I'm looking to get some TRP disc brakes from FLeebay Taiwan, they're about half the UK price.
Am i gonna have to pay customs fees? Are they fakes?
Anyone been down this route before?
CHeers!
by unnamed
16 Nov 2017, 7:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc +rear rack
Replies: 14
Views: 786

Re: Disc +rear rack

this photo http://cdn.mos.bikeradar.imdserve.com/images/bikes-and-gear/components/disc-brake-systems/1366189481769-k73b1km83dzm-700-80.jpg shows very nicely how much extra clearance you get with a Spyre/spyke caliper; quite a lot! cheers Thanks Brucey, this photo is great!
by unnamed
16 Nov 2017, 6:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc +rear rack
Replies: 14
Views: 786

Re: Disc +rear rack

Wow! Thank you everyone for their input!
Really useful!
I think I'll upgrade to the Spyke and go from there once I see the clearance.
by unnamed
15 Nov 2017, 1:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc +rear rack
Replies: 14
Views: 786

Re: Disc +rear rack

Thanks guys, yeah I might need both, slimmer calipers AND disc rack.


meic wrote:Does the bike have fittings for a rim brake?

I gave up on the disc brake and went back to using rear cantilevers, mounting a rack securely was a main reason for doing so.

No, it only has fitting for discs.
by unnamed
14 Nov 2017, 10:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc +rear rack
Replies: 14
Views: 786

Disc +rear rack

I have a Genesis Fortitude with BB7 brakes and a non disc Tubus rear rack,but there's not enough clearance to fit the rack. Would TRP cable actuated brakes give enough clearance? Or shall I get a disc comp rear rack? What's best? https://s19.postimg.org/z2zn7bcw3/IMG_20171114_194333.jpg