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by LuckyLuke
30 Nov 2017, 9:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alfine 8-speed ?clutch? problem in gears 2, 3, 4
Replies: 57
Views: 4246

Re: Alfine 8-speed ?clutch? problem in gears 2, 3, 4

Hi, thought I'd share about my recent Nexus 8 shifting woes, and how they were resolved. I had a 4yr old Nexus 8 hub, neglected for 2yrs, then I took the plunge to give the innards a soak in gear oil once a year. It did develop some hub slipping after one soaking and reassembling, which I think may ...
by LuckyLuke
30 Nov 2017, 10:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wide tyre audax bike frame mass query
Replies: 26
Views: 1725

Re: Wide tyre audax bike frame mass query

Hi, I'm perhaps quite similar in weight to the OP, at ~65-67kg. I'm ~1.81m with long legs so like a bigger frame, 23-25" seattube. I used to have a Pompino too, size X.large, maybe 10yrs ago, which I commuted on daily and rode some longer rides on. I recall I liked it. I've dabbled in Audax for...
by LuckyLuke
22 Nov 2017, 6:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ti Audax frame recommendations...
Replies: 139
Views: 11791

Re: Ti Audax frame recommendations...

Hi, I used to have a 60cm VN Yukon. Brought the frame & forks new in 2010 or 2011 via cycle to work scheme. Brought it from Fat Birds Don't Fly, who IIRC have a few Ti frames for sale. I recall they've revised the frame since then. Mine had an external headset, 1 1/8" size. I ran the Shiman...
by LuckyLuke
12 Nov 2017, 11:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why have a triple?
Replies: 63
Views: 2371

Re: Why have a triple?

Hi folks, it's triples all round for me on derailleur bikes: 3x triples on 3 bikes; Audax style bike, 700 x 30 tyres, 9 speed 46, 36, 24 & 11-30 shimano cassette. Audax style bike, 650b x 42 tyres, 8 speed 46, 36, 24 & custom 13-30 shimano cassette, or 9spd custom 13-34 shimano cassette. Tou...
by LuckyLuke
21 Oct 2017, 10:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: do tyres most commonly wear out or fail in another way?
Replies: 53
Views: 2841

Re: do tyres most commonly wear out or fail in another way?

Hi, just wondering re the above. Have read that wider tyres are less likely to puncture than narrower ones, due to differences in tyre pressure. (Think it was in Bicycle Quarterly, or maybe on this forum?) The explanation being that a narrower tyre is typically pumped up to higher pressures to avoid...
by LuckyLuke
21 Oct 2017, 10:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre 26"x1.75" suggestion
Replies: 20
Views: 950

Re: Tyre 26"x1.75" suggestion

Hi, I'm a fan of Panaracer Pasela tyres. Have been pleased with the 700 X 28 / 32 / 35 / 37 flavours over the years. Haven't tried the 26 X 1.75" version, but would do so based on good experiences with the 700 versions. Compass tyres make a 26 X 1.75" (made in Panaracer's Japanese factory,...
by LuckyLuke
20 Oct 2017, 5:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Full chaincase
Replies: 17
Views: 1787

Re: Full chaincase

Yes, good points Brucey.
I used a Nexus 8 chainset with a 38T ring, and one of the Helsing chaincases designed for it.
Either the Excelle, Saber or Miranda models, can't remember which though:
https://www.dutchbikebits.com/mudguards ... hainguards
Cheers,
Luke
by LuckyLuke
20 Oct 2017, 9:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Full chaincase
Replies: 17
Views: 1787

Re: Full chaincase

Hi, I've brought a couple of Healing ones from Dutch Bike Bits over the years. I found the guides / instructions on Dutch Bike Bits site helpful. I fitted them to standard road bike steel framesets, and they went on ok with a bit of fettling. Just for info, you need to remove the BB to site a bracke...
by LuckyLuke
20 Oct 2017, 8:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brightons new Boris Bikes
Replies: 9
Views: 712

Re: Brightons new Boris Bikes

Doh, I meant to write that I'd like to read a head to head review / comparison against a Boris Bike.
by LuckyLuke
20 Oct 2017, 8:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brightons new Boris Bikes
Replies: 9
Views: 712

Re: Brightons new Boris Bikes

Hi, they look great. Love the colour too. I'd like to read a review / head to head comparison in Cycle magazine. I saw a pair in Hove 3 weeks ago. Great spec on paper for a city bike share: 26" wheels, step through frame, 8 spd Nexus hub gear, roller brakes, dynamo lights. Makes sense to go for...
by LuckyLuke
19 Oct 2017, 10:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Audax without a car
Replies: 47
Views: 2527

Re: Audax without a car

I do find travelling by train to be mostly pleasant, my 3rd or 4th favorite mode of transport. But you've got to watch out for the jobsworths. On one occasion, headed up to a spring audax in North Essex, a couple and their tandem boarded at Liverpool St. The station staff had allowed them to board, ...
by LuckyLuke
19 Oct 2017, 10:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Audax without a car
Replies: 47
Views: 2527

Re: Audax without a car

Hi, I've just done the one audax this year, used to do a few 100s and 200s 2-5yrs ago. I live in London and fortunately there's relatively good train services on Saturdays. I could make most 09:00am 100s and 08:00am 200s in the Home Counties on Saturdays. There's usually 2-4 per month within range s...
by LuckyLuke
19 Oct 2017, 9:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The paradox of having a good bike
Replies: 57
Views: 5911

Re: The paradox of having a good bike

Pleased to see some good discussion on this though I'm not really sure we are getting to the heart of the dilemma. It's not so much that the bike will be stolen while I'm there it's more that idiots will mess about with it (I've had people screwing with the gears even on my boring bike). Hi John, h...
by LuckyLuke
24 Sep 2017, 12:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Daft TV ads
Replies: 64
Views: 6293

Re: Daft TV ads

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Remember this one from a Guiness ad a few years ago?
Give that animal trainer a raise! :D

I quite liked CTC's 'Cycle Hero' cinema ad. Can't believe it's 10 years ago now.

https://youtu.be/lXIq4VSYmsQ

Best wishes,

Luke
by LuckyLuke
23 Sep 2017, 11:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Braking forces
Replies: 7
Views: 567

Re: Braking forces

Hi Brucey, most helpful, ta v. much.

Best wishes,

Luke