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by tim_f
5 Jun 2014, 9:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front rack recommendations?
Replies: 3
Views: 2827

Re: Front rack recommendations?

on that criteria you only have one choice

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/blackburn-blackburn-mtf-1-front-rack-prod28559/

They have others but much more expensive.


Retract - this rack needs low rider mounts.
by tim_f
4 Jun 2014, 6:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: hairline crack on headtube bianchi
Replies: 17
Views: 1822

Re: hairline crack on headtube bianchi

depends what you mean by cheap -

http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m2b0s143p2828&z=3984 £305 has down tube bosses.
by tim_f
2 Jun 2014, 10:20pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Washing a tent inner
Replies: 15
Views: 8570

Re: Washing a tent inner

by tim_f
29 May 2014, 4:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alloy pannier rack doesn't fit
Replies: 6
Views: 1153

Re: Alloy pannier rack doesn't fit

I have seen other makes say it is OK to splay the legs by 15mm to fit.

Easier to do if you have another person to help you, just pull the legs apart as you are mounting the legs on the bike.
by tim_f
29 May 2014, 4:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best cassette for a compact double (hill climber)
Replies: 6
Views: 1158

Re: Best cassette for a compact double (hill climber)

I would make sure that I had the medium cage version of the rear mech (compared to the short cage version which is 'standard') With the medium cage version you have the option of fitting a 11 to 30 cassette if the 11 - 28 version is not low enough. You could have a 11-30 cassette for hilly rides and...
by tim_f
23 May 2014, 11:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carerra Subway Front Rack Recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 1140

Re: Carerra Subway Front Rack Recommendations

Just been fitting a racktime top-it to my Salsa Fargo this evening which has thick forks. http://www.racktime.com/product.php?xn=11 got it from bike24. http://www.bike24.com/p216669.html Had to bend the steel plate than connects rack to fork crown. max load is 10kg but I intend to carry about 6 KG. ...
by tim_f
20 May 2014, 12:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: How to mount the axa luxx70 on my bike?
Replies: 22
Views: 4821

Re: How to mount the axa luxx70 on my bike?

Is this light different to the busch muller luxos U?


B & M light has a cache battery

axa light does not have a cache battery.
by tim_f
12 May 2014, 10:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear rack advice & Carradice Bagman problem
Replies: 29
Views: 3511

Re: Rear rack advice & Carradice Bagman problem

One option to mount Bagman and rack at the same time is collar which goes around seatpost -http://www.singletrackbikes.co.uk/m7b0s431p32154/Salsa_Post-Lock
by tim_f
12 May 2014, 12:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suitable front derailleur for 24-34-42 Triple?
Replies: 27
Views: 2115

Re: Suitable front derailleur for 24-34-42 Triple?

Colin 531 wrote But MTB F. mechs. are designed for 24, 34, 46....not 24, 34, 42. Not these days - 10 speed triples are typically 42 34 24 http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/shimano-xt-m780-10-speed-triple-chainset/rp-prod67199 though all the trendy mountain bikers are dropped the big ring and are r...
by tim_f
8 Apr 2014, 10:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frejus-Nice bike route
Replies: 5
Views: 633

Re: Frejus-Nice bike route

have a look at http://www.opencyclemap.org/ various web sites also have this mapping and let you toggle between it and aerial photos. Google street view is also useful in deciding if you would like to cycle along a rode.
by tim_f
6 Apr 2014, 8:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Reorganising my cockpit - looking for brake ideas
Replies: 21
Views: 1541

Re: Reorganising my cockpit - looking for brake ideas

have you looked at some of the flat bar levers here

http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/components/brakes/levers.html which are available in 23.8 size.

they have a number of UK dealers.
by tim_f
2 Apr 2014, 8:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Add modern derailleur to old frame with horizontal dropouts
Replies: 8
Views: 5218

Re: Add modern derailleur to old frame with horizontal dropo

you probably need one of these http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/shimano-compatible-rear-gear-hanger-bracket-prod406/ or http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/shimano-gear-hanger-prod30902/ As it happened the bike next to mine at the bike rates yesterday had a deore mech on a bracket like this.