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by seph
30 Jan 2019, 12:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: fixed frame with big clearances
Replies: 22
Views: 2286

Re: fixed frame with big clearances

I think you may struggle with clearances for 700x40 in an old 27’’ frame, especially with guards too... Surly cross check? https://www.tritoncycles.co.uk/frames-forks-c6/road-frames-c47/cross-check-frameset-2017-p18362/s54533?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=surly-cross-check-frames...
by seph
11 Jun 2018, 9:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: best cycling touring mag.
Replies: 39
Views: 2984

Re: best cycling touring mag.

Arrivee is good http://www.aukweb.net/arrivee/ Although not pure touring it often has touring content. Written by members, the focus is on riding and mercifully free of ads, gear/ diet/ training stuff. Reminds me of the CTC I joined...
by seph
2 Jun 2017, 11:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can I adapt.
Replies: 11
Views: 2958

Re: Can I adapt.

The brakes may be the other way round to what you are used to, ie front on the left lever.
This could catch you out when you're concentrating on the road etc :shock:
by seph
2 Apr 2017, 10:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Giant Revolt 2 OR Dawes Galaxy cromo?
Replies: 12
Views: 1169

Re: Giant Revolt 2 OR Dawes Galaxy cromo?

Or this http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/FRPXLONROD ... d-frameset same as the sonder apart from the colours, but £125 less (at the moment, planet x price fluctuations are legendary!)
by seph
1 Mar 2017, 9:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Igaro D1 Dynamo USB Power Converter
Replies: 7
Views: 1902

Re: Igaro D1 Dynamo USB Power Converter

hmm, looks good, any chance of the discount for reviews on this forum :D ?
by seph
22 Jan 2017, 9:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter tyres
Replies: 23
Views: 1791

Re: Winter tyres

Yep, lots of discussion on this every winter!
I've had a set of Schwalbe snow studs on my winter/ off road bike for 6 or 7 years now. They're slow, but fantastic !
by seph
2 Jan 2017, 1:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Nightmare fitting Marathon tyres - any tips
Replies: 13
Views: 2492

Re: Nightmare fitting Marathon tyres - any tips

Yep, those ultegra wheels are really tight!

For marathon plus tyres (on different wheels) I carry a few 6'' reusable zip ties in the toolkit. They weigh very little and hold the tyre in place whilst I'm doing battle with it.
Not that they've punctured in the 5000 miles they've been on.

good luck!
by seph
8 Nov 2016, 8:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 1 X 11 speed
Replies: 39
Views: 3123

Re: 1 X 11 speed

You could see what someone like these guys say http://www.carboncyclerepairs.co.uk/contact-carbon-bike-technics_3.html, maybe a front mech mount could be bonded on. I don't have a front derailleur on my (old steel) commuter. 13-26 with a 38 ring is fine for that ride, but then on the commuter I'm ne...
by seph
29 Oct 2016, 11:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey archer am hub, no snapring?
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: Sturmey archer am hub, no snapring?

Ah yes, I meant 12 splined sprocket...

It's in good condition, so I'll keep it on for now. I can always swap the driver in the future if necessary.
by seph
29 Oct 2016, 5:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey archer am hub, no snapring?
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: Sturmey archer am hub, no snapring?

Ah, thought I'd try a speculative tap with a screwdriver and the lockring un locked.

It seems I have a 12 splined lockring, how exotic!
by seph
29 Oct 2016, 4:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey archer am hub, no snapring?
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Sturmey archer am hub, no snapring?

I have an alloy shelled AM hub, which I'm finally building into a wheel. It has a sprocket fitted, which I want to remove to allow room to spread the spokes. However the hub does not appear to have a snapring holding the sprocket on, is the sprocket likely to be threaded as suggested here https://co...
by seph
1 Oct 2016, 5:40pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Are CTC members happy with the direction of the CTC
Replies: 56
Views: 25829

Re: Are CTC members happy with the direction of the CTC

Cancelled my membership last night after almost 20 years involvement.
Will use the membership money to join the tcc and vcc, and make a donation to the cyclists defence fund...
by seph
28 Sep 2016, 9:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Another legal light topic
Replies: 21
Views: 1612

Re: Another legal light topic

I use a smart light on the back of the rack using one of these brackets http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Smart-Rear-Pannier-Carrier-Bike-Cycle-LED-Light-Bracket-/141588185029?hash=item20f7503fc5:g:45YAAOSw8gVX2W07 I also use a cheap lidl light set. like this, http://www.lidl-service.com/cps/rde/SID-D5EC71F...
by seph
27 Apr 2016, 1:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 1" steerer ahead question
Replies: 8
Views: 633

Re: 1" steerer ahead question

Hmm, I think my record headset was over tensioned by the bike shop, I got about 6 months out of it :(

To be fair, over tensioning will kill any headset.

I set my own up these days!