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by Ontherivet77
28 Sep 2009, 3:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Singlespeed Query
Replies: 12
Views: 501

Singlespeed Query

I've got some spare Mavic Aksium wheels with 9 speed cassette and am looking to mate these with a second hand frame and set up as a singlespeed. Please can anyone offer some advice on the best way to go about this, ie do I need to redish the wheel and what does this entail. Also, apart from chain le...
by Ontherivet77
20 Jun 2009, 4:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Slow cycling - Brand of Bike
Replies: 1
Views: 269

Slow cycling - Brand of Bike

Does anyone know the brand of bike (drop bar - touring type) being ridden by a lady alongside CJ on page 49 of the cycle magazine?
by Ontherivet77
19 Jun 2009, 8:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel Change from 27 inch
Replies: 7
Views: 562

Wheel Change from 27 inch

Hello,
Does anyone know why road bikes changed from 27 and a quarter wheels in the 70s to the current 622/23 wheels on today's road bikes?
by Ontherivet77
7 Jun 2009, 7:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Audax Bikes
Replies: 32
Views: 5050

Re: Audax Bikes

Thanks for all your posts. Freddie I take your point that the tourer is the best all rounder for all types of riding. I'm just looking to go further without a wet backside and a bit more comfort, so as someone previously stated a saddlebag would be sufficient. Hence the comparison between audax and ...
by Ontherivet77
7 Jun 2009, 12:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Audax Bikes
Replies: 32
Views: 5050

Audax Bikes

What's the difference between an Audax bike and a Race bike, is it just chainstay length?
Also, is Titanium as comfy as the marketing suggests. Anyone got any recommendations for long distance bikes that aren't specifically tourers.
by Ontherivet77
3 Jun 2009, 3:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheels for Touring
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Wheels for Touring

Hi,

I'm thinking of building up a touring bike and I currently have some spare Mavic Aksium wheels with a 9 speed cassette. Would these be suitable for lightweight touring and commuting or do I need to go for something more heavy duty? :?: