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by ANTONISH
10 Sep 2018, 7:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10 speed triple 48-36-26 ?
Replies: 40
Views: 3822

Re: 10 speed triple 48-36-26 ?

I'm currently running 44/34/26 10sp with 105 shifters and a road triple ultegra front mech . Rings are TA on the aforementioned Stronglight impact.
Mountain bike rear mech 11to 36 rear cassette. I could do without the ludicrous 11t sprocket. The set up works fine - has to be fine tuned though.
by ANTONISH
9 Sep 2018, 8:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Have my legs got longer?
Replies: 26
Views: 828

Re: Have my legs got longer?

There a 'many different' saddle heights in the peleton - When I look at Froome, I often think his saddle looks too low - but then who am I to judge, as he's a lot quicker than I :oops: . I believe a certain Mr Merckx would often more his saddle (even during a race). Although a 'bike fit' may give a...
by ANTONISH
7 Sep 2018, 7:41am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New to cycle touring need help
Replies: 19
Views: 618

Re: New to cycle touring need help

Cycle jumbles can be a good source of secondhand kit.
by ANTONISH
7 Sep 2018, 7:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom bracket which way to turn ?
Replies: 18
Views: 639

Re: Bottom bracket which way to turn ?

“presumably you have the cup that came out of the LH side? If you can identify the thread on that, it will tell you what the thread (and the handedness) on the other side will be.” Yes I do have that lh side. So I can tell from that which way it is threaded ? Italian will be marked 36 x 24 , Britis...
by ANTONISH
4 Sep 2018, 8:50am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Crackdown: licences immediately revoked if a driver fails a roadside sight test
Replies: 66
Views: 1502

Re: Crackdown: licences immediately revoked if a driver fails a roadside sight test

Our Vision Express our very thorough and use all the latest kit. Specsavers locally are awful IME, fobbed me off when I complained at unsuitable prescription. At 76 my eyesight is perfect with glasses although I find it better to lose them when driving at night. I strongly agree with the Police act...
by ANTONISH
4 Sep 2018, 8:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Barbag overhangs edelux 2 Front light.
Replies: 10
Views: 368

Re: Barbag overhangs edelux 2 Front light.

Thanks to all for the suggestions. I think the Brompton bracket is the answer plus moving a 10 cm spacer so I can raise the bars by that amount.
by ANTONISH
3 Sep 2018, 10:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Barbag overhangs edelux 2 Front light.
Replies: 10
Views: 368

Barbag overhangs edelux 2 Front light.

I'm going on a tour in two weeks and I want to use a barbag. Unfortunately I have my edelux light mounted on the centre front brakebolt. As the bag hangs in front of the light I need an alternative position for the light. I have heard of these lights being mounted upside down. has anyone dealt with ...
by ANTONISH
3 Sep 2018, 10:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Did you think big sprockets on road bikes was a new idea?
Replies: 29
Views: 1090

Re: so you think big sprockets on road bikes is a new idea?

Interesting that Brucey. I've just made an alpine double 44/26 coupled with a XT rear changer and 12 - 36 rear cassette (9sp). I found my double Sora changer wasn't compatible and dug up an old Dura - Ace changer which works very well. My only problem is that the short cage means that on the smaller...
by ANTONISH
26 Aug 2018, 8:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: e a boult cycle frames
Replies: 10
Views: 960

Re: e a boult cycle frames

I don't think those lugs are E A Boult - I've just used a x10 magnifying glass on a sixty year old photo and the ones you have there are more fancy.
There seems to be a "fleur de lys" pattern - maybe that's a clue?
by ANTONISH
21 Aug 2018, 8:13am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Another cyclist killed by lorry in London
Replies: 50
Views: 1719

Re: Another cyclist killed by lorry in London

Indeed. It works both ways. In most situations you can see the driver in his cab in the mirrors as you approach the vehicle. In fact it's one of the things I do automatically driving or cycling. It's a self defence tactic in much the same way Richard Ballantyne taught me to make eye contact with dr...
by ANTONISH
20 Aug 2018, 9:04am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Returning to cycling > turbo trainer advice
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: Returning to cycling > turbo trainer advice

I don't know if this is directly related to your problem. Some years ago my partner had a virus infection in her ear which led to permanent hearing impairment and a loss of balance so that she was unable to ride her bike. She had therapy to improve her balance and was advised to take her bike to a c...
by ANTONISH
16 Aug 2018, 8:42am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Crossing Paris by bike
Replies: 13
Views: 490

Re: Crossing Paris by bike

I did this about four years ago. There is a comprehensive cycle path network. Some of it has the cycle path painted along the middle of the pavement. It was rush hour and obviously pedestrians had to cross the cycle path. I was trying to keep to a safe speed under the circumstances which upset a cou...
by ANTONISH
14 Aug 2018, 8:09am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Seven Deadly Sins, My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong
Replies: 23
Views: 814

Re: Seven Deadly Sins, My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong

I've read the book and it is very interesting. David Millar didn't have a "blind eye turned" - he served a two year suspension - he was also arrested and underwent a criminal process ( I can't remember the outcome of that). Walsh's evidence suggests that Kelly and Roche were imbibing "...
by ANTONISH
13 Jul 2018, 8:32am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Airports on your own
Replies: 43
Views: 1941

Re: Airports on your own

The last time I went from Gatwick was with Easyjet. It was an early flight and I was able to book in my ( bagged) bike the night before. My son dropped me off though I could have used a train - I had a good deal on a premier Inn next to the terminal and stayed the night before. Coming back ( from Al...
by ANTONISH
13 Jul 2018, 7:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 124mm OLN rear drops with 135mm hub
Replies: 12
Views: 416

Re: 124mm OLN rear drops with 135mm hub

If the frame has forward facing dropouts you will probably find that the wheel may shift under load - or at least under a high load, which can lead you into a dangerous situation, if for instance you are trying to get across a busy road.
You could of course have the rear end reset.