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by malverncyclist
28 Nov 2014, 3:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton suitable for long rides?
Replies: 34
Views: 14029

Re: Brompton suitable for long rides?

Just stumbled over this as I 'm considering a Brompton (I have been cycling with friends on long distance jaunts on folders for the last few years and think I'm moving away from the Dahon I have). One thing I am wondering is ... the luggage rack on a Brompton, can it take panniers such as the city p...
by malverncyclist
19 Oct 2014, 12:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: converting wheel to dynamo hub wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 739

Re: converting wheel to dynamo hub wheel

It's - as said - a Campag Khamsin wheelset and I haven't found a rim with more than 18 holes so may have to look for something similar to that rim.
by malverncyclist
19 Oct 2014, 10:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: converting wheel to dynamo hub wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 739

converting wheel to dynamo hub wheel

I am intending to put a dynamo hub on one of my bikes. I know what hub I am going to get BUT have now discovered that the front wheel on the bike (wheels only about 3 months old, so should have thought about it at the time ...) only has 18 spokes. The lowest number of spoke holes on hubs I have seen...
by malverncyclist
12 Sep 2014, 2:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: bicycle maintenance in shed
Replies: 10
Views: 1008

bicycle maintenance in shed

Hi i want to get myself something to make my bike maintenance easier. Either a stand (if good expensive) or something like this http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/gear-up-up-and-away-hoist-system/rp-prod50407?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=Shopping&utm_name=UnitedKingdom&gs=1&gclid=CKn...
by malverncyclist
2 Sep 2014, 6:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 1903 Tour route
Replies: 2
Views: 479

1903 Tour route

Hi all. I meet once a year with 7 friends and we cycle for a long weekend on folding bikes. We met in 2009 doing London to Paris on folders with 30 others (fundraiser) and after that did C2C and then in four stages LEJOG which we finished this year. In 10 days time we will be cycling the first stage...
by malverncyclist
16 Aug 2014, 9:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: wheels for a sort of tourer
Replies: 12
Views: 1035

Re: wheels for a sort of tourer

thanks for all the contributions. Just to say that there isn't much clearance, esp at the front. I rode the bike to my home town Bonn in Germany last year and had 28mm tyres on but had the fork replaced since, leading to the front tyre just about touching the mudguard. So put 25mm tyres on which are...
by malverncyclist
10 Aug 2014, 9:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: wheels for a sort of tourer
Replies: 12
Views: 1035

Re: wheels for a sort of tourer

ok, to get this back on track/topic. I am 81 kg, I wouldn't load the back with more than 15k. Yes, it's 25mm tyres I would put on as it doubles up as an audax bike. And I am fitting 10 speed cassette ... Any additional suggestions for wheels in addition to the Spa ones?

Martin
by malverncyclist
10 Aug 2014, 2:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: wheels for a sort of tourer
Replies: 12
Views: 1035

wheels for a sort of tourer

I am looking to replace the wheels on my Ti framed bike which I can use for some light touring. I had a set of wheels where the rear one had a terminal failure on my trip to Germany last year and the guy who in Belgium sold me a rear wheel showed me the spokes on the cassette side being seriously da...
by malverncyclist
22 Jun 2014, 7:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dahon folder question
Replies: 4
Views: 1996

Dahon folder question

Does anyone know what the bit in the pic is for? It's on my 2009/10 Dahon Mu XL Sport folding bike and sits on the lower part of the steerer. Luggage? It's NOT used for folding purposes, I know that much. Tried the Dahon US website, no luck.

thanks

Martin
by malverncyclist
6 Jun 2014, 1:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: tyres for 20" folder
Replies: 12
Views: 1543

Re: tyres for 20" folder

Or Continental Contacts???

Martin
by malverncyclist
6 Jun 2014, 12:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: tyres for 20" folder
Replies: 12
Views: 1543

Re: tyres for 20" folder

[quotestandard Marathons?][/quote]

How do they compare re puncture resistance and rolling resistance (mind you, this is a folding bike and not a road racer :lol: ). Also - ease of removal/fitting from/onto rim?!

Martin
by malverncyclist
6 Jun 2014, 11:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: tyres for 20" folder
Replies: 12
Views: 1543

Re: tyres for 20" folder

supremes - I had them on a commuter and they were good but quite pricey ... The Racers seemed to have worn quite quickly (1,000 miles?). M+ are a bummer to put on/take off but if they deliver on the puncture resistance that won't be an issue then :D ?

Martin
by malverncyclist
6 Jun 2014, 7:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: tyres for 20" folder
Replies: 12
Views: 1543

tyres for 20" folder

Just returned from completing LEJOG on a folding bike (!!!) using my 20" wheeled Dahon Mu XL. It came fitted with Marathon Racers which were fine except that half way through the ride I noticed that the tyres had lost much of its tread (bad planning on my part, should have checked this more tho...
by malverncyclist
22 May 2014, 7:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: tube deals
Replies: 3
Views: 1104

tube deals

I am trying to source some tubes for my Dahon folder (20"x1.5) and don't want to go too cheap. Schwalbe ones are just under £5 (which is the same price as my local bike shop sells them to me for). Anyone any ideas whether there is a hidden gem on the web?

thanks

Martin
by malverncyclist
11 May 2014, 2:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cyclo cross tyres
Replies: 6
Views: 932

Re: cyclo cross tyres

Considering all the replies I probably will stay away from the kind of 'off road' type tyres. I did cycle on Marathon Supremes a few years back on a hefty commuter bike (35" tyres) and never had a problem. However, the supremes are heavy and expensive, will have another look for options. Martin