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by LuckyLuke
3 Sep 2018, 9:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub Drum Brakes
Replies: 36
Views: 1875

Re: Hub Drum Brakes

Cheers Fausto. Short & hilly should help with bedding them in :D
I won't grass you up to the Stem Police. My past misdemeanours include fitting purple and blue quill riser stems from 80s & 90s hybrids on road bikes, & quill to aheadset converters...
by LuckyLuke
3 Sep 2018, 9:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub Drum Brakes
Replies: 36
Views: 1875

Re: Hub Drum Brakes

Another satisfied drum brake user here. "You can't beat the drum" :D I found Jagwire Compression less brake cables improved braking on my SA 70mm front dynohub, compared to Shimano outer (?SP41). Fausto, how are the brakes with drop bar road brake levers? I run them with flat bar levers. A...
by LuckyLuke
2 Sep 2018, 12:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Single chain ring !
Replies: 38
Views: 1241

Re: Single chain ring !

Hi, I can see the appeal of a single chainring. My commuter has a Nexus 8 hub & a single ring. It sounds daft but not having to switch between rings up front feels more convenient. (I have triples on two other bikes.) One compromise, as stated, is the limited range. Plus bigger gaps between spro...
by LuckyLuke
9 Jun 2018, 12:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: About toxic armpits
Replies: 73
Views: 12605

Re: About toxic armpits

Hi, re shaving hairy armpits, like others above I've found this reduces smells. However I haven't been buttocked to do it for years. IIRC armpit hair is known as axial hair (along with pubic hair). One of it's very functions is to create smell: I think fresh sweat doesn't actually smell, but when tr...
by LuckyLuke
5 Jun 2018, 11:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gerard Vroomen on the future of bicycle tech
Replies: 67
Views: 2341

Re: Gerard Vroomen on the future of bicycle tech

I'm afraid the Utility Cyclist's challenging views are expressed in a graceless and belittling tone. One can choose whether to be insulted, indifferent or somewhat amused by the posting style. I'm sure the same points could be more effectively made without the insulting content. Most of us here app...
by LuckyLuke
2 May 2018, 7:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Supercommuter?
Replies: 108
Views: 19809

Re: Supercommuter?

luckyluke, that looks like a very solid build, pretty much bombproof for your needs. My chum is (by and large) somewhat time-poor (and inherently competitive in nature; he cannot bear to be overtaken, even when commuting... ) so he wanted a bike that was not only low-maintenance, but also pretty sw...
by LuckyLuke
30 Apr 2018, 11:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Short combat shorts!
Replies: 27
Views: 1068

Re: Short combat shorts!

Silverman's should stock them.
Army surplus shop in East London. They have a website & do mail order.
I brought a couple of pairs 10+ yrs ago, still going strong!
by LuckyLuke
30 Apr 2018, 9:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Supercommuter?
Replies: 108
Views: 19809

Re: Supercommuter?

Looking good except for the V-brakes! Hi Samuel, They've seen better days! They work fine though. As an aside, they're quite useful to have in the spares box, if one is partial to V brakes on older frames with narrower brake bosses. They're the only V brakes I've found that work with bosses as narr...
by LuckyLuke
28 Apr 2018, 7:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lightweight Dutch style bike ideas?
Replies: 19
Views: 3232

Re: Lightweight Dutch style bike ideas?

Found an 'after' pic!

Unfortunately it's not for sale :wink:

Dawes Diploma.jpg
by LuckyLuke
28 Apr 2018, 7:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lightweight Dutch style bike ideas?
Replies: 19
Views: 3232

Re: Lightweight Dutch style bike ideas?

IMG_20150508_221150326.jpg I brought a Dawes Diploma in 2015 from ebay, for my sister. ?£70. This is the 'before' photo. Sadly I can't find any 'after' pics. In this spec it had 27" wheels and a 1" JIS headset. I can't remember the seatpost size, don't think it was 27.2mm though but not 1...
by LuckyLuke
28 Apr 2018, 7:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Supercommuter?
Replies: 108
Views: 19809

Re: Supercommuter?

Front on view.jpg


Rear view.jpg


Light with pitlocks.jpg




Stem & spacers.jpg
by LuckyLuke
28 Apr 2018, 6:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Supercommuter?
Replies: 108
Views: 19809

Re: Supercommuter?

Hi folks,

Some pics of my commuter in its natural habitat.

Crosscheck1.jpg


Front wheel.jpg


SA drum dynamo hub, L side view.jpg


Back brake.jpg
by LuckyLuke
21 Apr 2018, 12:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Supercommuter?
Replies: 108
Views: 19809

Re: Supercommuter?

Hi folks, brace yourselves for an essay... Mk1 commuter was based on a 22" Peugeot 650b carbolite steel frameset, 1" tubes. I'd acquired the complete bike on ebay to scratch the 650b itch (which let to a 650b conversion, and a dedicated 650b frameset). The frame was a bit too small and not...
by LuckyLuke
19 Apr 2018, 11:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Supercommuter?
Replies: 108
Views: 19809

Re: Supercommuter?

Nice work Brucey, congrats on a job well done. This thread was a catalyst for me to knock together a hub gear / drum brake / dynamo beast on a road / Audax style frame, rather than a on a roadster / Dutch bike frame, for a better riding utility bike. Will try to take some pics and post later. Sadly ...
by LuckyLuke
20 Dec 2017, 7:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Compass Barlow Pass Tyres
Replies: 25
Views: 1917

Re: Compass Barlow Pass Tyres

Would there perhaps be a lower cost panaracer equivalent to the compass tyre. Hi, Panaracer Pasela? There's two versions, one with Smartguard puncture protection, one without. Most UK vendors sell the former. I've brought some of the latter from Germany (?Bike24), reasoning that the tyre would be a...