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by iow
12 Feb 2018, 9:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: supple 28c tyre
Replies: 35
Views: 2028

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: 3997

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: 7917

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: 473

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: 15
Views: 3373

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: 2836

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: 1240

Re: Steerer extender

another BBB user here - no problems
by iow
17 Jan 2018, 9:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton TSR rear pivot
Replies: 395
Views: 19678

Re: Moulton TSR rear pivot

Something else just occurred. If memory serves, shouldn't plain bushes intended for grease have grooves? Which suggests a plain bush like this might be happier with oil. Years ago I had a lovely little brass oil pump that had a grease nipple end. I think originally part of a cycle toolkit from the ...
by iow
14 Jan 2018, 9:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fast rolling tires? 26 inch
Replies: 35
Views: 7369

Re: Fast rolling tires? 26 inch

also kojak quality seems very variable. i had a pair of new folding kojaks in 700c x 35mm - tyres which are marketed heavily on their (light) weight and advertised as weighing 330 grams. both of mine weighed 400 grams.
I imagine this would also have a large effect on rolling resistance.
by iow
9 Jan 2018, 8:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on leather shoe treatment
Replies: 21
Views: 2052

Re: Advice on leather shoe treatment

Vorpal wrote:If you don't clean them, the surface will collect dust, and abrsive particles and it will rub in the creases and ruin the leather (that will happen whether you use polish or oil).

+1.

for protection my preference is dubbin (wax and tallow) melted in with a hair drier.
by iow
17 Dec 2017, 9:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Second Puncture+Rain= Problems
Replies: 24
Views: 1211

Re: Second Puncture+Rain= Problems

Gattonero wrote:What I can tell you is that I have tried, not just assumed that self-adhesive patches would work in different situations, ....


that's useful to know.
how did you come to settle on the lezyne patches? did you try any other brands?
thanks.
by iow
16 Dec 2017, 9:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best way to dry wet chain (post-ride)?
Replies: 48
Views: 3005

Re: Best way to dry wet chain (post-ride)?

for winter riding leaf blower followed by chainsaw bar oil thinned with white spirit applied immediately after a wet ride. I tried thinning the bar oil with something more evaporative (is that a word?) - cellulose gun-wash I think - but it coagulated the oil.
by iow
9 Dec 2017, 9:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring bicycle frame weight - info gathering
Replies: 149
Views: 8990

Re: Touring bicycle frame weight - info gathering

Update: Stainless forks in KVA MS3 (similar PH S/S to Reynolds 931 but not identical) with canti mounts and uncut 320mm steerer; 850gm. where did you buy the fork from? Custom build by Richard Hallett as the offset was a bit larger than anything off the peg. Went for SS partly for novelty. thanks -...
by iow
8 Dec 2017, 8:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring bicycle frame weight - info gathering
Replies: 149
Views: 8990

Re: Touring bicycle frame weight - info gathering

RJC wrote:Update:
Stainless forks in KVA MS3 (similar PH S/S to Reynolds 931 but not identical) with canti mounts and uncut 320mm steerer; 850gm.



where did you buy the fork from?