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by UpWrong
28 Feb 2019, 7:44am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Y Frame Discounts Ltd.
Replies: 12
Views: 9391

Re: Y Frame Discounts Ltd.

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
That was with ebay protection then?

No, I didn't use eBay at all. Made the purchase on Amazon but Amazon were not the supplier. Yes they handled the claim so some kind of protection scheme.
by UpWrong
27 Feb 2019, 9:33pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Y Frame Discounts Ltd.
Replies: 12
Views: 9391

Re: Y Frame Discounts Ltd.

Quick summary: was sent the wrong tyres, no response to a request to exchange or refund. I made a claim for refund on Amazon. Order value refunded but nothing about reimbursement for the postal costs. I ordered a pair of 20" Mitas Speedo Pro LT BMX Racing Pro Elite tyres on Amazon for £50. Thes...
by UpWrong
26 Feb 2019, 6:24pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Challenge suspension explain?
Replies: 7
Views: 2927

Re: Challenge suspension explain?

Yes, the swing-arm pivots and compresses the shock against the seat. There's an animated gif of it on the challenge bikes web site, but it's not responding at the moment.
by UpWrong
25 Feb 2019, 10:51pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Changes to my Nazca Paseo
Replies: 11
Views: 3314

Re: Changes to my Nazca Paseo

Is it ‘rinko’ the Japanese ‘dismantleable’ bikes? I wonder if their extending mudguards are an option? That's an interesting idea, Rinko split fenders. TBH I think I could get away with velcroing a matching section which only had to extend 4". I'd need to leave the current double stays in plac...
by UpWrong
25 Feb 2019, 7:16pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Changes to my Nazca Paseo
Replies: 11
Views: 3314

Re: Changes to my Nazca Paseo

My Fuego fits neatly into the back of a Skoda Octavia with the boom and chainset between the front seats, wrapped in an old fertiliser bag to keep things clean. Mind you, my aerobars don’t seem to project as far forwards as yours do... Aha, I have a Skoda Roomster. Your Fuego is lower than my Paseo...
by UpWrong
24 Feb 2019, 7:19pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Changes to my Nazca Paseo
Replies: 11
Views: 3314

Re: Changes to my Nazca Paseo

Maybe I've finally got there. Changes: changed rear wheel back to the XTR rear hub now with Deore RD and 12-36 cassette and Alivio 9-sp Rapidfire shifter, reinstated Avid rear V-brake, installed Stronglight Kid Impact compact double crankset with 33/44 rings and SRAM MRX Comp grip shifter, folding K...
by UpWrong
24 Feb 2019, 8:11am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Marathon vs Marathon Greenguard
Replies: 5
Views: 3245

Re: Marathon vs Marathon Greenguard

Thanks. Yes I noticed quicker steering which I think is a result of the pointyness. I inflate to 65 front and 75 rear. I am an average weight. Tried them at lower pressures but they felt less lively.
by UpWrong
22 Feb 2019, 5:17pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Marathon vs Marathon Greenguard
Replies: 5
Views: 3245

Re: Marathon vs Marathon Greenguard

Worth saying that that GG are "pointy" tyres, even more so that he original Marathon I think. Maybe that's key to their comfort. Maybe the rubber layer has less rolling resistance and more comfort than a kevlar belt too.
by UpWrong
21 Feb 2019, 7:11pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Marathon vs Marathon Greenguard
Replies: 5
Views: 3245

Marathon vs Marathon Greenguard

My experience of switching from Marathon HS368 37-622 to Marathon GG 37-622 on my Spa Tourer - I have been impressed. But other sizes may give other results. I thought pretty highly of the old Marathon. The blocks on the surface of the tread don't stop the tread from flexing in the hand and yet they...
by UpWrong
19 Feb 2019, 8:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What tyres (possible unicorn content)?
Replies: 14
Views: 1494

Re: What tyres (possible unicorn content)?

Spa are listing Marathon Racer and Supreme. Supreme is almost slick. Racer has a shallow tread, about 1mm. deep, and they can "let go" without warning on mud or even wet grass. …. gets ridden on gravel as well as tarmac If the gravel is loose, I don't think a bit of tread will help; I thi...
by UpWrong
19 Feb 2019, 3:05pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: HPV grasshopper rear wheel offset ?
Replies: 11
Views: 3387

Re: HPV grasshopper rear wheel offset ?

The grasshopper is a bike. Maybe the rear wheel came from an Ice trike.
by UpWrong
19 Feb 2019, 2:15pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: HPV grasshopper rear wheel offset ?
Replies: 11
Views: 3387

Re: HPV grasshopper rear wheel offset ?

Surely a grasshopper rear wheel should be dished as normal so rim is centred between dropouts.
by UpWrong
18 Feb 2019, 11:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: People who provided or shorten cranks in the UK?
Replies: 13
Views: 1627

Re: People who provided or shorten cranks in the UK?

The Spa XD-2 goes down to 160mm. £25 without rings. £5 for bolts to match.
by UpWrong
18 Feb 2019, 11:21pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 1x11 gearing on a bent
Replies: 46
Views: 10116

Re: 1x11 gearing on a bent

I reinstalled the 12-36 cassette, adjusted the B-screw and all is fine. I changed the rings on the compact double to 33/44. I am able to start in bottom gear on the big ring ok, and all the gear changes work well. The steps in gears are comfortable. Compared to what I had with the SA CS-RK3 I have b...
by UpWrong
11 Feb 2019, 8:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is there a perfect bike for commuting?
Replies: 86
Views: 8588

Re: Is there a perfect bike for commuting?

I have found that swept back flat bars and a sprung saddle improve comfort enormously, so those aspects of dutch-stye bikes makes sense to me.