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by Squibnocket
8 Sep 2020, 8:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Extreme difficulty fitting tyres on Ambrosio P20 rims
Replies: 12
Views: 348

Re: Extreme difficulty fitting tyres on Ambrosio P20 rims

Many thanks for all the replies. The rim tape is quite thin, I didn't use tyre levers on the last attempt, I'll certainly look into the tyre fitting tool from wiggle, the rims are tubeless compatible but I didn't particularly want to go down this route so I bought these tyres: https://www.spacycles....
by Squibnocket
7 Sep 2020, 11:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Extreme difficulty fitting tyres on Ambrosio P20 rims
Replies: 12
Views: 348

Extreme difficulty fitting tyres on Ambrosio P20 rims

I've recently had a new pair of Ambrosio P20 rims built up. I was looking forward to getting them on one of my bikes but, believe it or not two weeks later I'm still struggling to get a pair of tyres on them. I Know the rims were sold as tubeless compatible but I wanted to use them with tyres and tu...
by Squibnocket
5 Sep 2020, 8:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which work spd shoes - 3000 miles per year?
Replies: 40
Views: 1320

Re: Which work spd shoes - 3000 miles per year?

I have used a pair of Quoc Pham for the last 2 1/2 years. They've been fantastic, comfortable straight out of the box. Used for daily rides and touring. I'd certainly recommend them and they'd be on my list when they wear out but I can't see that happening for a while.
by Squibnocket
8 Jul 2020, 9:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anybody using a wok when cycle-touring?
Replies: 12
Views: 550

Re: Anybody using a wok when cycle-touring?

Many thanks to all for the replies, I've purchased a small "wok for one" :lol: non stick version. I'll give it a try at home before I venture out with it!!
by Squibnocket
8 Jul 2020, 9:08am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anybody using a wok when cycle-touring?
Replies: 12
Views: 550

Re: Anybody using a wok touring?

pwa wrote:Woks have round bottoms don't they? And to use them properly you need a strong flame to cook fast. What sort of stove would you put it on?


I've got a trangia. Flat bottom woks are available.
by Squibnocket
8 Jul 2020, 8:40am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anybody using a wok when cycle-touring?
Replies: 12
Views: 550

Anybody using a wok when cycle-touring?

As the title asks, has anyone taken a small wok to use whilst cycle touring? I enjoy eating stir fry and it occurred to me that buying a small wok maybe a useful addition to my camping kit.
by Squibnocket
18 Jun 2020, 7:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Powder coating pannier racks
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Powder coating pannier racks

Many thanks for all your replies, I'm going down the powder coating route. My local LBS has used a company for various items and come recommend.
by Squibnocket
15 Jun 2020, 9:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Powder coating pannier racks
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Powder coating pannier racks

Not had any quotes yet I'd only thought about it this evening. I suppose I could use helicopter tape where the bag clips on. They're in good condition just wondered about the durability and cost. I'll source a local coating company for advice.
by Squibnocket
15 Jun 2020, 9:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Powder coating pannier racks
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Powder coating pannier racks

As the title says, has anyone ever had racks powder coated or anodised? I have a pair / front and rear in silver but I'm currently rebuilding my touring bike and I'm leaning towards a black pair. Not sure if the cost of coating them would save much as opposed to buying new ones also is the coating h...
by Squibnocket
2 Jun 2020, 7:46am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Coast to Coast - East to West
Replies: 12
Views: 879

Re: Coast to Coast - East to West

richardfm wrote:I wonder if the OP will ever come back and comment on the advice given


He's probably set off and well on his way! :lol:
by Squibnocket
9 May 2020, 5:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Chroming a frame
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: Chroming a frame

Many thanks for the replies
by Squibnocket
9 May 2020, 10:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Chroming a frame
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Chroming a frame

Has anyone had a frame completely chromed or rechromed recently? I've always liked the idea of a chromed frame bike and wondered what the cost would be?
by Squibnocket
5 May 2020, 8:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Leather mitts
Replies: 10
Views: 487

Re: Leather mitts

Thanks for the replies, all points noted :D
by Squibnocket
5 May 2020, 10:35am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Leather mitts
Replies: 10
Views: 487

Leather mitts

Does anybody use these and how do they compare for longevity against the regular branded gloves. Only thinking about summer use any recommendations?
Thank you
by Squibnocket
26 Apr 2020, 4:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sqr bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: Sqr bolts

Many thanks for all your replies.

Squibnocket