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by seph
10 Apr 2016, 9:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which lights for hub dynamo
Replies: 24
Views: 1837

Re: Which lights for hub dynamo

The cyo is a great light. Recommended. Before I had one of those I had a Lumotec IQ fly. 40 lux as opposed to the 60 or more of the cyo. Still enough for the lanes in the dark, it's on my commuter now. I only mention it because there's one here http://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=105...
by seph
8 Apr 2016, 1:18am
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: The slippery slope continues
Replies: 42
Views: 33467

Re: The slippery slope continues

Insurance and legal cover, plus a feeling that you are supporting cycling. You could get this from BC or CUK, but after having the CTC taken away, you may prefer to give your money to BC
by seph
6 Apr 2016, 6:01pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: The Rebrand is Essential to our Future
Replies: 142
Views: 60967

Re: The Rebrand is Essential to our Future

Well... BC membership costs about the same for insurance / legal cover. And it seems to be full of club cyclists like me! (although a bit more sporty maybe). Oh, and I'll get 10% off at chain reaction.

That's about as positive as I can get.

Good luck with it.
by seph
6 Apr 2016, 5:52pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: The slippery slope continues
Replies: 42
Views: 33467

Re: The slippery slope continues

+1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gb4eZ7Z5yk8

I'm not a racer, but I've just checked out BC membership. I think I have more in common with them than with the 'not the cyclists' touring club'

Never thought I'd see the day...
by seph
4 Apr 2016, 11:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Smaller Cranks and Fitting Chainsets
Replies: 61
Views: 2423

Re: Smaller Cranks and Fitting Chainsets

I'm about 5' 10'' and run 160mm cranks. I started using them as an experiment to see if had any effect on (right) knee pain I got on 170 cranks. I don't get that pain anymore, except when I use the one bike I have left with longer cranks. I think that my knee is particularly affected by the sharpnes...
by seph
29 Nov 2015, 8:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lightening the load
Replies: 25
Views: 1742

Re: Lightening the load

:lol: well If you can lose an ounce off your toenails I think a trim maybe overdue.. I hadnt thought about in relation to pedalling, but yes, I suppose saving a few grams off shoes would save more on the effort required to accelerate compared to saving the same mass on, say, a jacket. Not sure how y...
by seph
29 Nov 2015, 7:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lightening the load
Replies: 25
Views: 1742

Re: Lightening the load

surely the saying is ''an ounce off the wheels is worth a pound off the frame'' highlighting the effect that less rotating mass helps a bike to accelerate more easily..
by seph
11 Oct 2015, 10:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which hub dynamo
Replies: 35
Views: 2936

Re: Which hub dynamo

another happy shimano user. Mine has been faultess for 6 years now, it's well into its second rim. One time I rode with it fully immersed in a flood for over half a mile, the lights never went out! I was happy to rely on it through Paris Brest earlier this year too. Mine is the now superseded DH3N72...
by seph
6 Apr 2015, 11:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lidl 6th April
Replies: 38
Views: 5244

Re: Lidl 6th April

The lights are good, I bought 3 sets last year! Still on the first set as a commuting/audax light, though I use other lights to boost the light on the road I can get by with the lidl light. It did me through a 600 km audax last summer and will probably come to PBP this august. They're k marked and t...
by seph
22 Mar 2015, 9:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Surly Big Dummy - Does Anyone Own One?
Replies: 17
Views: 4290

Re: Surly Big Dummy - Does Anyone Own One?

No experience of the surly, but I would imagine it is quite capable, I would think with any long bike, or tourer for that matter, much would rely on how clever you are with the loadspace available. I take it you've thought about trailers and cargo bikes like the ones here? http://www.practicalcycles...
by seph
23 Feb 2015, 8:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is this repairable?
Replies: 34
Views: 3130

Re: Is this repairable?

This is the CTC not the MZRC ! ( in both myself, though do more miles with 2 legs than 2 stroke!)
by seph
4 Feb 2015, 9:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dia Compe 981 cantis
Replies: 3
Views: 1111

Re: Dia Compe 981 cantis

Thanks for a really useful reply Brucey. Mine are just like that, except missing the straddle wire pulley things. I think I'll look for some stainless cable bolts, the alloy arms have cleaned up nicely. The springs are sat in 1M ethanoic acid for tonight. If that brightens them up a bit I'll galvani...
by seph
3 Feb 2015, 8:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dia Compe 981 cantis
Replies: 3
Views: 1111

Dia Compe 981 cantis

I've put a set of these mid 80's brakes on my tourer (80mm between posts), they havent been very good, but I think that is down to the old pads in them. They also look rather ratty. So I was going to replace them either with tektro 720s (similar wide profile which I like the look of) or shimano cx 5...
by seph
18 Jan 2015, 9:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: where to find 162.5mm cranks?
Replies: 10
Views: 1898

Re: where to find 162.5mm cranks?

Spa cycles do their own in 160 and 165 for a very reasonable price.
http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php ... 0s109p2000

I use them, good stuff.
by seph
12 Jan 2015, 9:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stem Adaptors!
Replies: 10
Views: 1873

Re: Stem Adaptors!

:D :D Both the stem adaptors above do the same thing, not sure what the top screw on one is for really... As long as there's a conventional expander type thingy inside those forks it will be ok. Ahead stems might not be pretty, but are easier for jobs like removing the handlebars. Are you after an i...