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by deliquium
29 May 2019, 4:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 35-406 tyre
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Re: 35-406 tyre

Grandad wrote:Only slightly off topic - what is the tool being used?


Aldi digital vernier calipers, whose accuracy seems to agree with my non digital much more expensive Mitutoyo non digital very closely :)
by deliquium
29 May 2019, 12:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 35-406 tyre
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Re: 35-406 tyre

Can confirm 35x406 wired Kojaks come up narrow on 406 Sun CR18 rims

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Schwalbe 35-406 tyres measure THIS! by Paul Weston, on Flickr
by deliquium
22 May 2019, 9:16am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bread making
Replies: 107
Views: 9278

Re: Bread making

$matches[2] $matches[2] When I slice up 3 or 4 day old bread into two slice parcels in cling film and freeze, it often becomes cracked/fissured in the freezer even as soon as overnight. 50/50 wholemeal/white sourdough or yeasted, with or without seeds and it doesn't seem to matter whether it's a we...
by deliquium
17 May 2019, 9:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: SPD Touring Shoes
Replies: 16
Views: 1012

Re: SPD Touring Shoes

Not tired the DHB ones, so apologies if this reply isn't relevant :oops: But I would have if I'd seen them before I bought a pair of Shimano RT5s a week or so ago https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m2b0s154p3665/SHIMANO-RT5-Touring-Shoe If you're a size 42 (as in real sizing unlike some other brands) I hav...
by deliquium
13 May 2019, 8:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bread making
Replies: 107
Views: 9278

Re: Bread making

Vorpal wrote:It might be because it's too dry to freeze well after 3 or 4 days. You could try keeping it in plastic from when it has cooled after baking, or slice and freeze some when it is fresh.


Good point! Am baking a new loaf today so will try freezing it in slices from fresh.
by deliquium
12 May 2019, 11:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bread making
Replies: 107
Views: 9278

Re: Bread making

^ It's a cheapo non auto defrosting wee freezer compartment atop the fridge. But I'll try the freezer bag thing on the next batch.

Although I thought I was almost double wrapping the two slice parcels tightly with cling film.
by deliquium
11 May 2019, 12:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bread making
Replies: 107
Views: 9278

Re: Bread making

When I slice up 3 or 4 day old bread into two slice parcels in cling film and freeze, it often becomes cracked/fissured in the freezer even as soon as overnight. 50/50 wholemeal/white sourdough or yeasted, with or without seeds and it doesn't seem to matter whether it's a wet dough or a dryer dough....
by deliquium
11 May 2019, 8:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sun Cycles of Worksop
Replies: 20
Views: 8842

Re: Sun Cycles of Worksop

. . . and Birmingham :)

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More pics here https://flic.kr/s/aHskwNpnot

1950s? Sun Cresta. The 18 year old owner cycled with his brother, from Kent to Bruxelles to marvel at Expo58.
by deliquium
10 May 2019, 7:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tiagra 9 speed triple front derailleur smallest chainrings?
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: Tiagra 9 speed triple front derailleur smallest chainrings?

So can I just clarify that you have successfully used a Stronglight Impact (same as? Spa Cycles/Sugino XD2) 46/34/24, with a 115mm UN BB, a 9 speed Tiagra triple FD and 9 Speed triple Tiagra STi levers? Yep. If I'm thinking straight? Did that give a ~45mm chainline to the centre of the middle ring?...
by deliquium
10 May 2019, 4:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tiagra 9 speed triple front derailleur smallest chainrings?
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: Tiagra 9 speed triple front derailleur smallest chainrings?

Thanks Valbrona and Tigerbiten for both your posts too and info noted.

This kinda lark (which I've been doing/adddicted to almost all my cycling life is never without risks :roll:
by deliquium
10 May 2019, 4:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tiagra 9 speed triple front derailleur smallest chainrings?
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: Tiagra 9 speed triple front derailleur smallest chainrings?

On my Vaya I've used a Stronglight Impact c/set with a 9sp Triagra triple front mech with 46/34/24 , 48/34/26 and currently 39/24 rings with a bash guard in the outer ring position(thanks for the donation :) ) all with a UN54 115mm BB with friction lever and with road STI' s . I've also used a Shim...
by deliquium
10 May 2019, 11:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tiagra 9 speed triple front derailleur smallest chainrings?
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: Tiagra 9 speed triple front derailleur smallest chainrings?

I run a 9 speed Tiagra tripple still. I simply swapped out the inner 30t ring for a 26t. It all works fine, people have been doing this to Shimano tripples for years. Spa will sell you an inner ring cheaply. ^ Thanks iandriver, however the lower middle and outer ring are very much required too - de...
by deliquium
10 May 2019, 9:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tiagra 9 speed triple front derailleur smallest chainrings?
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: Tiagra 9 speed triple front derailleur smallest chainrings?

^ Ta very much John :)

I've just edited my post, as want to keep the Tiagra STi levers working with the Tiagra FD - only changing the chainset and BB

But if I read your post correctly, that shouldn't be a problem as you have done that already = good news :D
by deliquium
10 May 2019, 9:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tiagra 9 speed triple front derailleur smallest chainrings?
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Tiagra 9 speed triple front derailleur smallest chainrings?

Current set up (approx 10 year old) Tiagra 9 speed triple STi levers/brifters, triple band on front mech, 50/40/30 Tiagra chainset. Has anyone successfully changed a to smaller ringed triple chainset? Is the Tiagra FD likely to work ( keeping the Tiagra STi levers ) for example on a Spa Cycles XD2 4...
by deliquium
3 May 2019, 5:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to calculate metres travelled per crank revolution?
Replies: 22
Views: 2040

Re: How to calculate metres travelled per crank revolution?

It's distances up to a max of 200 metres I'm trying to reasonably measure - cos parking the bike on sometimes dangerous fast (aren't they always to us no car cyclsists), bendy narrow main roads and then pacing out an approximation could be dangerous :roll: Yesterday I consulted an OS 1913 6" to...