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by Wesh-Laurence
23 Jul 2013, 7:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help please...lock on bar ends
Replies: 5
Views: 3228

Re: Help please...lock on bar ends

What is your new bike? If it comes with lock on ergo grips they are simply secured to the handlebars using a bolt which tightens a locking ring. Other grips are "push fit" onto the handlebars and are simply friction fit onto the handlebars. The grips will need to be moved inwards on the ha...
by Wesh-Laurence
22 Jul 2013, 2:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Adapter for a kore seat post
Replies: 8
Views: 1599

Re: Adapter for a kore seat post

I believe that the link I supplied earlier and the picture from the that link posted by Brucey is the adapter that malverncyclist is trying to get hold of. I assume that the saddle on the Dahon is an "I beam" saddle which does not have saddle rails but something that looks like a "mon...
by Wesh-Laurence
22 Jul 2013, 9:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Adapter for a kore seat post
Replies: 8
Views: 1599

Re: Adapter for a kore seat post

I couldn't visualise what the issue you have is and so I "googled" Kore Seatpost and came across this link:- http://www.bicyclehero.com/gb/dahon-kore-rail-adapter-folding-bike-part.html?gclid=CPvd9vbXwrgCFfLHtAodWwUAyA Does this link show the saddle and seat post on your bike or is this th...
by Wesh-Laurence
15 Jul 2013, 3:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rear Rack for 26" Wheels & Disc Brakes
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Rear Rack for 26" Wheels & Disc Brakes

Please can I have recommendations for a rear rack for my mountain bike which has disc brakes and doesn't have bosses for fitting a rear rack.

I don't want a rack that simply clamps onto the seat post because they don't have enough load carrying capacity.
by Wesh-Laurence
15 Jul 2013, 3:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: London to Brighton Bike Ride - Help!
Replies: 10
Views: 5041

Re: London to Brighton Bike Ride - Help!

The train operating company on the London to Brighton railway line is Southern Railways. http://www.southernrailway.com/ For the BHF London to Brighton Bike Ride in June they ban bikes on their trains because they only have about 3 spaces for bikes on each of their 3/4 carriage unit trains. They may...
by Wesh-Laurence
29 Jun 2013, 12:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rear rack specifically for 26" wheels
Replies: 40
Views: 5580

Re: Rear rack specifically for 26" wheels

The Blackburn MTN Rack is specifically designed for 26" wheel (mountain) bikes. The measurement from the securing bolt (from the boss) just above the rear axle to the top of the platform is 34cms. In comparison the rack on my 700c wheeled bike measures 39cms. Currently the Blackburn rack is hal...
by Wesh-Laurence
26 Jun 2013, 2:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Parts Upgrade advice?
Replies: 14
Views: 1727

Re: Parts Upgrade advice?

My 5th bike is in the post. Well at least the frameset & forks are in the post I've got the rest of the parts here ready for me to build the bike.
by Wesh-Laurence
26 Jun 2013, 2:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Parts Upgrade advice?
Replies: 14
Views: 1727

Re: Parts Upgrade advice?

I think you have done well as far as keeping costs down with the sensible "upgrades" you have made. I don't think other "upgrades" would be worthwhile on the Cross Trail frame. You will, as you get more into cycling find that you want different bikes for different purposes. I sta...
by Wesh-Laurence
26 Jun 2013, 1:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Parts Upgrade advice?
Replies: 14
Views: 1727

Re: Parts Upgrade advice?

It is rarely cost effective upgrading parts on a bike unless parts need replacing, what will you do with the replaced parts? It would probably have been more cost effective to have bought the higher spec version of the bike in the first place. The main improvements as mentioned by another contributo...
by Wesh-Laurence
9 May 2013, 6:05pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: optilabs prescription cycling glasses
Replies: 33
Views: 22174

Re: optilabs prescription cycling glasses

I've had two pairs of cycling glasses with my prescription built into an RX Adapter (Insert) made for me in the past. Due to the wrap around lens designs of the frames, one pair gave me badly distorted vision and the other pair gives me distorted periferal vision. Neither pair of cycling glasses hav...
by Wesh-Laurence
11 Apr 2013, 9:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Folding Tyre - Dawes Super Galaxy
Replies: 20
Views: 1321

Re: Folding Tyre - Dawes Super Galaxy

You're touring not road racing. A couple of grams of weight here or there is not that important. To state the obvious the "spare tyre" needs to be a folding tyre (non wire bead). It also needs to be the correct width for your wheel rims. The spare I carry is a Maxxis Detonator 700x25c, whi...
by Wesh-Laurence
11 Apr 2013, 8:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Setting up a Selle SNP ladies saddle
Replies: 11
Views: 627

Re: Setting up a Selle SNP ladies saddle

The men's Selle SMP TRK Saddle is basically the same as the ladies version. The men's one is a little narrower. How you set up the saddle is a personal preference, others will insist it should be horizontal to the ground. The unusual design of this saddle is that the front droops (like Concorde's no...
by Wesh-Laurence
29 Mar 2013, 7:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Standover measurement
Replies: 81
Views: 4974

Re: Standover measurement

A triple will enable the OP to obtain lower the gearing which is what he was trying to achieve in his original thread. However, going for a road race bike will probably make the riding position very uncomfortable for him. He can of course fit a shorter stem, but he can't shorten the top tube of the ...
by Wesh-Laurence
29 Mar 2013, 2:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Standover measurement
Replies: 81
Views: 4974

Re: Standover measurement

I think cyclocross races are an hour, which is hardly a long time. However, as touring bikes are so unfashionable as to be beyond the pale, there are now lots of pretend cyclocross bikes that are actually designed as general-purpose bikes....I think the Tricross is among the best known, and Special...
by Wesh-Laurence
29 Mar 2013, 12:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Standover measurement
Replies: 81
Views: 4974

Re: Standover measurement

Hi Ron, It's me again. If the TreK Domane is a "Road Race" bike it will probably have a different geometry to your cycklocross Arkrose. The standover height is important because you need a couple of inches clearance between the top tube and your crotch when standing on the ground astride t...