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by Oceanic
6 Aug 2013, 8:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'Alpine' Crankset?
Replies: 130
Views: 7494

Re: 'Alpine' Crankset?

One of these would allow you to set up the gears you are after with a lower Q factor.

http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php ... 0s109p2188
by Oceanic
31 Jul 2013, 10:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Long drop brakes
Replies: 14
Views: 3161

Re: Long drop brakes

Brucey wrote:If you didn't see it before take a look at my 'supercommuter' thread (I should update it really)


Yes please do update it, it's a good thread that I hadn't seen before. It's interesting to see the photos of your Pashley too...
by Oceanic
31 Jul 2013, 9:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Long drop brakes
Replies: 14
Views: 3161

Re: Long drop brakes

Not convinced about needing a heavy duty tourer with Cantis / discs! I just had a brief look at the geometry of a Surly Cross Check. Apart from a slightly shorter wheelbase it looks superficially similar to the geometry of a SPA Audax. So if you're not worried about toe overlap (and are only going ...
by Oceanic
31 Jul 2013, 8:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seeking advice on Square Taper Compact Crankset
Replies: 9
Views: 1769

Re: Seeking advice on Square Taper Compact Crankset

i purchased that items and so far it works well with the stock chainrings, have not fitted the CT2 rings yet :) Now i am thinking of switching to single 44T chainring, since my commute does not requires the 50/34, 11-28 combo. i am considering the following - http://www.xxcycle.com/stronglight-chai...
by Oceanic
29 Jul 2013, 10:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: good quality square taper chainset?
Replies: 17
Views: 2751

Re: good quality square taper chainset?

I have these cranks on my touring bike. Only available in black 110bcd, but they are good quality cranks that meet your requirements. http://www.crucialbmxshop.com/sinz-expert-square-taper-bmx-race-cranks.html If you decide to buy some and want some help choosing a bottom bracket spindle length then...
by Oceanic
25 Jul 2013, 3:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carrying stuff on a bike – saddlebag?
Replies: 66
Views: 7231

Re: Carrying stuff on a bike – saddlebag?

Most of the answers thus far have concentrated on the use of a saddle bag with a quick release bag support. You mentioned that you are considering fitting a rack to the bike in the future. If you do decide to do this, then you may regret buying a bag support, as it seems pointless to me to use a bag...
by Oceanic
25 Nov 2011, 7:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Single Speed Chainset on a Tourer
Replies: 14
Views: 1040

Re: Single Speed Chainset on a Tourer

Buy a Surly 34t single speed chainring to use with your your existing cranks. Attach the chain ring to the inside position on your chainset with some short chainring bolts. Tweek the chain line by attaching a bottom bracket spacer. If you have problems with the chain unshipping fit a Paul's Componen...
by Oceanic
27 Aug 2011, 8:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: compare/contrast Brompton and road bike
Replies: 29
Views: 8900

Re: compare/contrast Brompton and road bike

I have a friend who tours with camping gear on a Brompton (!).

He uses a Schlumph drive to increase the range of gearing (the software I linked to above can do the Schlumpf calculations as well as the Brompton 6 speed ones).
by Oceanic
27 Aug 2011, 7:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: compare/contrast Brompton and road bike
Replies: 29
Views: 8900

Re: compare/contrast Brompton and road bike

This bit of software will answer some of your questions...

http://www.kinetics.org.uk/html/k_gear.shtml
by Oceanic
24 Aug 2011, 9:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: chain length - single speed
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: chain length - single speed

Great minds...
by Oceanic
23 Aug 2011, 8:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Double chainset smaller rings
Replies: 14
Views: 1021

Re: Double chainset smaller rings

Trigger wrote:32?! :shock:



I read a thread the other day where Ayesha was talking about riding audaxes with a 36t outer chainring - So I think the above is just a typo.

How many teeth do you have on your smallest sprocket Ayesha?
by Oceanic
18 Aug 2011, 1:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 80's Dawes Galaxy - Upgrade or Too Old?
Replies: 17
Views: 4776

Re: 80's Dawes Galaxy - Upgrade or Too Old?

SJS Cycles sell 126mm hubs and good quality IRD 6 speed freewheels to go with them.

You could just get new wheels built up on new hubs from SJS?

Spa Cycles, Velo Solo and Hubjob are other good sources of components that will fit old frames.
by Oceanic
17 Aug 2011, 10:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Claud Butler 50 odd years partial restore/clean up.
Replies: 12
Views: 1335

Re: Claud Butler 50 odd years partial restore/clean up.

You could just fit a smaller single chainring, or a freewheel with a larger sprocket?
by Oceanic
15 Aug 2011, 1:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bit of help please
Replies: 23
Views: 2438

Re: Bit of help please

Probably not of interest to the OP (as he wants to go down the indexing route) but I thought it might be of interest to someone reading this thread to share my recent experience of reviving an old 120OLN frame. At first I changed the bottom bracket, chainset, rear derailleur and bars, but left the o...