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by Vladimir
26 Feb 2015, 4:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: oh JEEZ - another thread on recommending a bike!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1895

Re: oh JEEZ - another thread on recommending a bike!!!

If you move the saddle forward and add 20mm to the stem, you will still be riding much shorter than a (now) 67 year old. Bike positioning thread from too good to lose.... http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=74985&p=654836#p654836 Absolutely no shame in that! :) I quite like my posit...
by Vladimir
25 Feb 2015, 10:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: oh JEEZ - another thread on recommending a bike!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1895

Re: oh JEEZ - another thread on recommending a bike!!!

Apropo the pictures I posted, my cycling buddy at uni reckons I need to:
1. move the saddle forward about 5-10mm
2. exchange the 80mm "diddy" stem for 100mm.
Thoughts?
Cheers
Vlad
by Vladimir
25 Feb 2015, 10:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: oh JEEZ - another thread on recommending a bike!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1895

Re: oh JEEZ - recommend a bike thread!!!

I'd like to see a picture of your On One from the side on, so I can gauge your fit on it. I imagine half the problem with the Virtuoso you tested was that you were reaching too far down as opposed too far forward. Regarding reaching too far down - I don't think this was the case. I only really use ...
by Vladimir
16 Feb 2015, 9:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: oh JEEZ - another thread on recommending a bike!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1895

Re: oh JEEZ - recommend a bike thread!!!

What's the geometry on the pompino frame and what is your budget? I'm not great at interpreting these, but here is the geometry of the newest pompino frame. I have the previous version, not sure if the gemoetry has been changed at all. Large frame A Head Angle (°) 72 B Head Tube Length (mm) 135 C E...
by Vladimir
16 Feb 2015, 9:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: oh JEEZ - another thread on recommending a bike!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1895

Re: oh JEEZ - recommend a bike thread!!!

Ha-ha - I interpreted the subject line to mean that you wanted us to pick our favourite bike threads from this forum to recommend to you, rather than this being a thread in which to recommend a bike. D'oh - sometimes my brain just doesn't connect in the right way! :oops: Fair enough. I changed the ...
by Vladimir
15 Feb 2015, 5:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: oh JEEZ - another thread on recommending a bike!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1895

Re: oh JEEZ - recommend a bike thread!!!

I hate other aspects of the virtuoso in a 54 cm frame - the main issue being is that it's a very far reach, too far for me. The sizing of a bike should be based on the reach factor alone. Perhaps follow that up with a short stem/high rise/compact bars. Don't focus on how much seat post you got show...
by Vladimir
15 Feb 2015, 4:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: oh JEEZ - another thread on recommending a bike!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1895

oh JEEZ - another thread on recommending a bike!!!

Ok ladies and gents. This is a recommend a bike thread, so I do apologise in advance. First if all - I am EDIT: 175cm (the nurse that measured me at 177cm tall must have had a duff measuring stick and/or I was wearing shoes at the time, perhaps?). The inseam is about 80cm to the floor as I stand bar...
by Vladimir
15 Jan 2015, 9:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Track nut sizing
Replies: 12
Views: 2273

Re: Track nut sizing

yep, 9/10mm is the outside size of thread so can be measured. I think 3/8th however is 9.5mm so close, I've no idea what these hubs are more likely to be imperial or metric. My guess is metric and if I had to guess to again, i'd say front is 9mm and back is 10mm. Can you not try nuts from another h...
by Vladimir
15 Jan 2015, 8:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Track nut sizing
Replies: 12
Views: 2273

Re: Track nut sizing

I think the size they've quoted 35 * 24 is the metric version of 1.37" by 24 threads per inch. It's not the axle thread which is what I think you're looking at? you are correct, I am looking at the axle thread because I want to replace the nut. This is exactly what I said in my email. Not sure...
by Vladimir
15 Jan 2015, 7:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Track nut sizing
Replies: 12
Views: 2273

Re: Track nut sizing

I did get in touch with Planet X. I think they must have misunderstood my request because the reply was that the thread is 35 x 24F He did give me the link to the hub: http://www.miche.it/en/catalogo/catalogo-miche/mozzi/mozzi-primato-pista---flangia-grande This looks almost identical to mine, the d...
by Vladimir
14 Jan 2015, 11:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Track nut sizing
Replies: 12
Views: 2273

Re: Track nut sizing

ok, thanks Brucey.

How do I determine which one I need, then? If I upload a picture on here, would someone be able to tell?
by Vladimir
14 Jan 2015, 11:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Track nut sizing
Replies: 12
Views: 2273

Track nut sizing

So this is a stupid question, I'm sure, but here goes: What is the usual size of the nuts on nutted axles on bicycles? I bought my on-one pompino fixie 2 years ago, for reference. I'm looking to replace one of the nuts in question. The wheelset is probably the ALD 30 from planet x: WPPXAL30DTR-700-C...
by Vladimir
19 Nov 2014, 12:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Buying a new bike technique?
Replies: 34
Views: 3330

Re: Buying a new bike technique?

Ben@Forest wrote:I've always liked this:



Not sure the mods will like it...

<correct - but if you want to put a link in to the original, together with a warning about the swearing then feel free>



I wanna see it now! Anyone?
by Vladimir
18 Nov 2014, 11:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Getting a new MTB frame, will the fork fit?
Replies: 14
Views: 1194

Re: Getting a new MTB frame, will the fork fit?

If P-clips will do the trick; I'm all about conserving my bank balance and saving the environment to boot!
I found a couple of slightly less local LBS that I might visit quickly today and see if they can do a rivnut replacement.
If not, I'll order a P-clip this afternoon.
by Vladimir
18 Nov 2014, 10:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Getting a new MTB frame, will the fork fit?
Replies: 14
Views: 1194

Re: Getting a new MTB frame, will the fork fit?

I have used P-clips before, attaching things such as mudguards.
I haven't, however, used to attach pannier racks.
Are they strong enough; will they hold the load well enough?