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by Ontherivet77
20 Dec 2018, 8:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano BB UN54
Replies: 15
Views: 660

Re: Shimano BB UN54

Thanks for the replies. The current crankset is a Shimano M431 48/36/26 of which there seems to be precious little info on the web. I've no idea on the BB length as I've just got the specs from the archived Ridgeback website and there is no mention of BB length. I'm still in the research phase and w...
by Ontherivet77
20 Dec 2018, 8:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Need a new bike.. again.
Replies: 71
Views: 3050

Re: Need a new bike.. again.

I had a Specialised Sirrus for a few years used it in all weathers and had no mechanical issues, apart from a need to change worn tyres. Used they are going for peanuts on eBay. Here's one that went for £160.00 last week. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Specialized-Sirrus-Sport-Hybrid-Bike-Size-Medium/1...
by Ontherivet77
19 Dec 2018, 10:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano BB UN54
Replies: 15
Views: 660

Shimano BB UN54

I have a 175mm crankset with my touring bike and I want to go for a shorter crank length 165mm or 170mm. Does anyone know what cranks are compatible with a Shimano UN54 bottom bracket?
by Ontherivet77
19 Dec 2018, 8:54am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Palms hurt when cylcing — i think i am doing something wrong
Replies: 13
Views: 1283

Re: Palms hurt when cylcing — i think i am doing something wrong

Contact Brompton and see if the T bar can be replaced by a higher M style bar. Also, try padded mitts. Regards your position are your arms fully extended if so try to position yourself so you are bending at the elbow and are not straight armed when riding. This will help in soaking up the road vibra...
by Ontherivet77
19 Dec 2018, 8:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Need a new bike.. again.
Replies: 71
Views: 3050

Re: Need a new bike.. again.

I had a Specialised Sirrus for a few years used it in all weathers and had no mechanical issues, apart from a need to change worn tyres. Used they are going for peanuts on eBay. Here's one that went for £160.00 last week. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Specialized-Sirrus-Sport-Hybrid-Bike-Size-Medium/17...
by Ontherivet77
18 Dec 2018, 10:49am
Forum: On the road
Topic: 1 year, 10,000 miles on the clock
Replies: 38
Views: 2184

Re: 1 year, 10,000 miles on the clock

Hello, as Saturday was pretty narstie weather-wise I decided to go for a long walk instead of a long bike ride and recorded my year in cycling. https://youtu.be/Y8cH7-Wuh94 Impressive stuff over 10,000 miles is some mileage. The other day I watched a film called Bicycle which featured a guy aged 79...
by Ontherivet77
10 Dec 2018, 1:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike Workstands
Replies: 26
Views: 966

Re: Bike Workstands

foxyrider wrote:If you can find one, the sub £30 Lidl stand is brilliant. :D


I'll keep an eye out for one in the local store.
by Ontherivet77
10 Dec 2018, 8:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike Workstands
Replies: 26
Views: 966

Bike Workstands

Thinking of getting a Park Tool PCS9 in the new year. Has anyone got one of these and are they any good? Also, are there any similarly priced stands that are better?
by Ontherivet77
10 Dec 2018, 8:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Your Favourite Saddle
Replies: 60
Views: 2740

Re: Your Favourite Saddle

A Specialized Sonoma 155 that has made it on to various different bikes down the years.
For a race bike I prefer Spesh saddles the latest one is a £10.00 sale bargain.

For an upright bike the Brooks B66S on the missus's Pashley is as comfy as your favourite sofa.
by Ontherivet77
10 Dec 2018, 8:05am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Bikepacking/ Touring Bike Advice
Replies: 76
Views: 4344

Re: New Bikepacking/ Touring Bike Advice

For me the most effective weight saving would be to replace the tyres and wheels. For instance a set of Continental Gatorskins would give you a 600g weight saving over a set Continental Tour rides. A set of lightweight touring wheels would probably improve the feel of the bike no end. Also, the choi...
by Ontherivet77
30 Nov 2018, 9:55am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Gocycle
Replies: 1
Views: 445

Gocycle

I've been considering an ebike lately, after a lady round the corner got a GoCycle. However, one thing concerns me particularly with the bicycle and that is security. If you paying 2.5k for something and it needs a bespoke lock that is barely silver rated, how can you leave it anywhere? Regards, oth...
by Ontherivet77
29 Oct 2018, 8:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddle height
Replies: 66
Views: 2744

Re: Saddle height

I started off using the Lemond method which is 0.883 x inside leg for crank to seat length, this puts you in the same area as the 1.09 measurement really. However, over the years I have increased the saddle height by 4cm on my tourer and 5cm on my road bike, so there seems to be a lot scope for 'exp...
by Ontherivet77
2 Oct 2018, 9:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sidi shoe sizing
Replies: 11
Views: 843

Re: Sidi shoe sizing

I have a pair of Sidi Ergo Carbons which are size 44 which is normally okay for me but these are pretty tight. They are not too small as such, but there is no room for manoeuvre so to speak. I'd probably go a half size bigger if I had the option.
by Ontherivet77
2 Oct 2018, 9:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton Lights
Replies: 11
Views: 924

Re: Brompton Lights

FWIW, a couple of articles with photos showing bulky lights (the Fly12 and a Cateye Volt) fitted to my Brompton, and the peg modification that gives more space on the bars when folded: https://singletrackworld.com/2016/10/review-cycliq-fly-12-front-light-and-camera/ https://mashing53.cyclyc.com/fol...
by Ontherivet77
2 Oct 2018, 9:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton Lights
Replies: 11
Views: 924

Re: Brompton Lights

My front light is currently an old Cateye TL-LD200 which is quite small and I'm thinking I might get away with the fold with it still attached.