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by iow
12 May 2018, 11:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do you change your tyres for the summer.
Replies: 26
Views: 1173

Re: Do you change your tyres for the summer.

2 sets of wheels. currently shod with 28mm GP4000's for winter and 23mm corsa speed's for summer. the roads are good around here - PFI roads contract.
by iow
14 Apr 2018, 9:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Merino wool why so special
Replies: 64
Views: 12353

Re: Merino wool why so special

moths certainly seem to like it. luckily they haven't acquired a taste for polypropylene yet..
by iow
12 Apr 2018, 9:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 3x 28 hole - spoke head interference?
Replies: 3
Views: 561

Re: 3x 28 hole - spoke head interference?

took the risk - no interference..
by iow
11 Apr 2018, 8:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Grease is the word; a complicated word...
Replies: 52
Views: 13674

Re: Grease is the word; a complicated word...

thanks - look forward to the next instalment...
by iow
30 Mar 2018, 3:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 3x 28 hole - spoke head interference?
Replies: 3
Views: 561

3x 28 hole - spoke head interference?

how can I work out if 3x lacing on a 28 spoke wheel build will cause spoke heads to be covered by crossing spokes?
XR31 rims (580mm erd) x miche RG2 hubs (spoke hole pcd front 41mm, rear 47mm).
thanks..
by iow
29 Mar 2018, 8:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddle height issue
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Saddle height issue

standard brompton saddles seem to have a higher profile than many saddles. often to be found relatively cheap on eBay..
by iow
22 Mar 2018, 9:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike build challenge!
Replies: 14
Views: 772

Re: Bike build challenge!

difficult to beat planet x's fully built price of £599 with 105 mech's and shifters
by iow
12 Feb 2018, 9:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: supple 28c tyre
Replies: 35
Views: 1655

Re: supple 28c tyre

what are people's upper limits in terms of £s for a tyre? some seem to be ridiculously priced at the moment..! weak pound i know but some tyres are as expensive as car ones. about £25.00 which usually means I can afford my favourite gp4000s ii, although just lately I haven't seen any priced below £...
by iow
4 Feb 2018, 8:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cambium saddle cracks
Replies: 60
Views: 3454

Re: Brooks Cambium saddles, is there a weight limit?

perhaps the nosepiece doesn't strain the hull as much on the of the 'carved' version?
by iow
3 Feb 2018, 10:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton cycles choices
Replies: 71
Views: 4354

Re: Brompton cycles choices

... I'm 5' 10" and I can easily ride with the S bars, but I'm not sure how I would get on if I was 5" taller. Even at my height the Brompton always feels like a very small/low bike. I came very close to buying the extending seat tube but I JUST managed to get away with using the standard ...
by iow
3 Feb 2018, 10:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Day trips to France
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: Day trips to France

I have been looking today and spoke to p&o as it seems more expensive for two cyclists on a day trip than up to nine people in a car. The booking clerk looked into it and agreed it was crazy so why not take the car and bikes and park in Calais! Am I missing something? don't accept this nonsense...
by iow
26 Jan 2018, 10:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Creaking Hollowtech II left crank arm
Replies: 7
Views: 639

Re: Creaking Hollowtech II left crank arm

Has anyone else experienced this? I had a tiagra left arm work loose by several mm (after being correctly torqued) - it didn't creak but must have been moving as the preload cap unwound (it's only plastic and the threads weren't stripped). surprisingly, there was no noticeable play when riding - I ...
by iow
24 Jan 2018, 8:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim wear
Replies: 65
Views: 2630

Re: Rim wear

honesty wrote:I’ve got an DT Swiss RR465 rim on my rear wheel. It’s got wear indicators, small holes, on both sides. On my rim the holes are still visible on one side but one the other they’re only tiny pin pricks. :)


just out of interest, how many miles on the rim?
by iow
18 Jan 2018, 12:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Steerer extender
Replies: 16
Views: 1170

Re: Steerer extender

another BBB user here - no problems