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by Chris Jeggo
22 Feb 2016, 6:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: alivio 44T chainring
Replies: 12
Views: 1232

Re: alivio 44T chainring

Would you like to try this 44t 9-speed Deore ring?
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It's done 6000 miles - teeth look a little bit hooked. I live in Woking, not a million miles from London. I could post it.
by Chris Jeggo
18 Feb 2016, 7:50pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CTC merchandise
Replies: 26
Views: 1408

Re: CTC merchandise

Psamathe wrote:(e.g. I'd assume CTC will be buying back CTC branded goods and paying for replacement publicity, etc.)

Ian


Like!
by Chris Jeggo
18 Feb 2016, 6:39pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CTC merchandise
Replies: 26
Views: 1408

Re: CTC merchandise

Is the rebranding going to annoy the heck out of local groups like Norfolk CTC who I don't think have long had a new set of jerseys? West Surrey CTC is going to convert to an affiliated club 'West Surrey Cycling To Cafes'. No it isn't, I just made that up. But, lots of our members have recently spe...
by Chris Jeggo
9 Feb 2016, 10:08pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Why does the CTC not promote Sportives?
Replies: 55
Views: 2971

Re: Why does the CTC not promote Sportives?

West Surrey CTC runs a number of Audax rides. The most popular is the 'Tour of the Hills' based on Shere in Surrey. It's been running since 1982, attracting on average over 100 entries from all age groups (except children) and all types of cyclist, including racing club members and tri-athletes. The...
by Chris Jeggo
9 Feb 2016, 3:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Claire Balding's Bike
Replies: 71
Views: 9392

Re: Claire Balding's Bike

After reading this post a couple months ago (and DL'ing the shows in rather mediocre quality offa u-tube) I was reading a CTC 'cycletouring issue from the late 70s or early 80s a while later and came across a short article where Briercliffe was discussing his new Galaxy and how it rode. I remembere...
by Chris Jeggo
21 Jan 2016, 12:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cut in my tyre
Replies: 15
Views: 1647

Re: Cut in my tyre

I find that Gatorskins roll better than Schwalbe Marathon Kevlar, and are pretty robust. My rear tyre that is nearly worn out has some nasty-looking gashes in the tread, but the next, protective mesh layer has done its job and the carcase is undamaged - no bulges.
by Chris Jeggo
21 Jan 2016, 11:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What are/were 'semi-dropped handlebars'?
Replies: 16
Views: 4011

Re: What are/were 'semi-dropped handlebars'?

The image I posted before doesn't really do justice the subtly different shapes of some of these bars, eg: ..... Yes, my father's pre-war bike had a Lauterwasser bar just like this. It is closer to a moustache bar in that the ends/grips are parallel, whereas the ends/grips of the North Road bar are...
by Chris Jeggo
16 Jan 2016, 5:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: getting my bike to Koblenz
Replies: 10
Views: 825

Re: getting my bike to Koblenz

Are you actually starting from Amsterdam, or from the UK and have already worked out how to get to Amsterdam without flying? In any case, take a look at 'The Man in Seat 61' http://www.seat61.com/ - it's a mine of information. Edit: see also http://www.seat61.com/bike-by-train.htm#.Vpp8OE8zoQo
by Chris Jeggo
14 Jan 2016, 10:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainwheel, Chain and Cassette Worn But Why Replace
Replies: 37
Views: 2074

Re: Chainwheel, Chain and Cassette Worn But Why Replace

My previous posts were based on the fact that I had 'done the experiment' and 'knew the answer', but having contributed them, I started thinking a bit more about what others had posted here, and about correspondence on chain rotation in West Surrey CTC's magazine. There was obviously more to it than...
by Chris Jeggo
7 Jan 2016, 5:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainwheel, Chain and Cassette Worn But Why Replace
Replies: 37
Views: 2074

Re: Chainwheel, Chain and Cassette Worn But Why Replace

Mick F wrote:... none of them ever got beyond 1/6th inch over the whole of my 39" steel rule!


That's 0.4%. We are in good agreement.
by Chris Jeggo
7 Jan 2016, 5:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainwheel, Chain and Cassette Worn But Why Replace
Replies: 37
Views: 2074

Re: Chainwheel, Chain and Cassette Worn But Why Replace

1/16 of an inch in one foot is one part in 16x12=192, i.e. 0.5%. My Park Tools chain wear gauge is a two-sided go/no-go gauge, that is, one side tells you whether or not the "wear" exceeds 0.75% and the other side tells you whether or not the "wear" exceeds 1%. What it actually m...
by Chris Jeggo
7 Jan 2016, 1:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainwheel, Chain and Cassette Worn But Why Replace
Replies: 37
Views: 2074

Re: Chainwheel, Chain and Cassette Worn But Why Replace

These days I always replace chain and cassette together. (I once tried chain rotation and found that the drawbacks far outweighed the benefits.) I replace them when chain wear is somewhere between 0.7% and 1% (measured with an engineer's rule, not with a chain wear gauge.) I have found that chainrin...
by Chris Jeggo
3 Jan 2016, 4:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Raleigh Record Ace - building a bike from just the frame.
Replies: 48
Views: 4621

Re: Raleigh Record Ace - building a bike from just the frame

I have recent experience which has some relevance to your project. About a year ago I bought a bike (Jack Hateley) on ebay. I was attracted by its 531 plain-gauge frame with Nervex lugs. (The components fitted to it were not of that quality, though.) It turned out to have been bought new circa 1990,...
by Chris Jeggo
2 Jan 2016, 12:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike of Theseus
Replies: 18
Views: 1180

Re: Bike of Theseus

Philosophers can argue for ever and never reach a conclusion. Here's the best argument for asserting that the frame defines the bike. I built my touring bike in early 1985 starting with a frame built at the end of 1984 (as evidenced by the frame number 84..., and I do still have the paperwork). By n...
by Chris Jeggo
20 Dec 2015, 7:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gatorskins - anything else?
Replies: 15
Views: 1247

Re: Gatorskins - anything else?

Hi Good to hear from those with experience of both Gatorskins and GP 4 Seasons. I have been swearing by Gatorskins for the last couple of years, finding that they roll easily but are nevertheless very robust. (If my tyres don't stand up to abuse, I change the tyres, not the abuse.) But you're right,...