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by subandean
9 Oct 2018, 10:27pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Cytronex C1 system
Replies: 7
Views: 524

Re: Cytronex C1 system

Thanks for your report, installation sounds straight forward. I was in Winchester and visited their shop a few years ago and the staff were helpful although I wasn't looking for an e-bike then. I would like the battery assist for the hills, the rest of the time I am happy to ride unassisted as I hav...
by subandean
5 Oct 2018, 1:16pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Cytronex C1 system
Replies: 7
Views: 524

Cytronex C1 system

Considering an e-bike to help on the many local hills.
Are there any users who could offer advice on fitting and using the Cytronex C1 system.
Thanks
by subandean
26 Mar 2018, 8:39pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CTC Junk Mail
Replies: 4
Views: 1596

CTC Junk Mail

Today we received two copies of the AGM notification (one sheet) and an envelope full of junk mail.
Each edition of the magazine comes with more junk mail.
Please STOP this waste.
by subandean
11 Nov 2017, 4:00pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 538
Views: 313212

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Placed order for various parts, dispatched promptly and arrived 2 days later.
Problem with one tyre, emailed them, advised to return, returned tyre on Wednesday, replacement arrived Friday.
Excellent service from John.
by subandean
13 Oct 2017, 5:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: North Argentina
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: North Argentina

Foz de Iguacu is an amazing place. Give yourself time after you arrive and make sure you visit La Garganta del Diablo as part of your visit. Stay on the Argentinian side. I haven't cycled there so can't offer you advice. Enjoy the mountains.
by subandean
22 Sep 2017, 9:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: lower gearing
Replies: 12
Views: 951

Re: lower gearing

Thanks for all the advice.
I plan to run a 50-39(TA rings)-26(Spa).
by subandean
10 Sep 2017, 1:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: lower gearing
Replies: 12
Views: 951

Re: lower gearing

Mick F wrote:I have a Campag triple and swapped my 30t inner for a 28t and I could have gone to 26t. Not sure if it would take a 24t, but I willing to bet that it would.

That is the simplest way of lowering the gearing.


Thanks Mick, simplest solution, I willl swap the 30 chain ring for a 28
by subandean
9 Sep 2017, 5:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 958

Re: Rim replacement

slightly baffled by LBS comment https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/rims-tape/32-mavic-open-pro-c-700c-622-rim-cd/ 'old' model Open Pro (as per above) is continuing in production for now, they say... cheers I finally have my new pair of wheels, OpenPro rims as you recommended. They look good and ride well....
by subandean
9 Sep 2017, 5:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: lower gearing
Replies: 12
Views: 951

lower gearing

Looking for advice on how best to lower the gearing on a bike running 8 spd Campag Racing T (52-42-30) with 13-26 cassette.
Thanks
by subandean
26 Aug 2017, 12:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Orbit Gold Medal Frame Snapped
Replies: 15
Views: 1311

Re: Orbit Gold Medal Frame Snapped

I have a 1986 Orbit Gold Medal Extra, a comfortable ride, much improved by good quality components. I am going to the garage to give my frame a thorough check! Orbit have a chequered history with many mis-aligned frames in their early days. The original paint blistered and came off my frame, alleged...
by subandean
22 Aug 2017, 8:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 958

Re: Rim replacement

On measuring again 296 takes me from the J to 4mm inside the rim, the rim section depth is 18mm. I use the bike for day rides so would like to have a responsive, fast wheel, not looking for heavy duty on this bike. Difficult to source an older Open Pro. CRS say the newer version has ERD 602. Would t...
by subandean
22 Aug 2017, 5:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 958

Re: Rim replacement

They are 32 drilled and 3 crossings. I have had them for about 20 years so they have done well. The spokes look OK.
Reading a few forums I noticed the Ambrosio rims such as the Excellight often recommended.
Thanks for your helpful responses.
by subandean
22 Aug 2017, 3:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 958

Re: Rim replacement

Are they sprints for tubs and if so do you want to stick with those? One thing that might help is you eyeball where the spoke ends finish in the nipple and then remove and accurately measure one (or two for a rear wheel) spokes, [pref an 'inside' spoke since the J bend will be less deformed] measur...
by subandean
20 Aug 2017, 8:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 958

Re: Rim replacement

Thanks for the advice.
I am unsure which Reflex rims I have, the stickers are damaged but I am guessing one may have the numbers 622 x 13 on them.
They are not box shape in section.
by subandean
20 Aug 2017, 3:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 958

Rim replacement

Would a Mavic Open Pro rim be a compatible replacement for a cracked Mavic Reflex 700 rim, laced onto a late 80's Campag Chorus hub?
Any other rim recommendations for late 80's audax bike?
Thanks