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by PeterBL
18 Jan 2018, 3:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Steerer extender
Replies: 16
Views: 1195

Re: Steerer extender

The BBB BHP-20 or BHP-21 looks like a really nice solution! Much better looking than external clamp on extenders.
by PeterBL
16 Jan 2018, 7:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Modifying a 2015 Croix de Fer for touring
Replies: 17
Views: 1288

Re: Modifying a 2015 Croix de Fer for touring

What model is your chainset? I deliberately didn't post details of my setup so as not to confuse things in this thread. My post was more about the ratios that I use and how they work. My setup uses a mixture of SRAM MTB and road components. So for instance I use a SRAM X5 chainset. Thank you. MTB d...
by PeterBL
16 Jan 2018, 5:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Modifying a 2015 Croix de Fer for touring
Replies: 17
Views: 1288

Re: Modifying a 2015 Croix de Fer for touring

I use my CdF for touring. With a 42/26 chainset and 11-36 (10 speed) cassette, it happily got me and four panniers (loaded with camping/cooking gear) up over the bealach na ba and a bunch of other pretty hilly roads in NW Scotland the last couple of years. I use Tubus racks front and rear and they ...
by PeterBL
13 Jan 2018, 7:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Changing to more recent Campag. shifters
Replies: 9
Views: 459

Re: Changing to more recent Campag. shifters

Could someone please advice if there is a combo of Campagnolo shifters and Shimano 8 sp derailleur/cassette that is likely to be more long-lasting? I have recently replaced my Veloce 10 sp after a fairly short lifespan, because of the problem described above. You can exchange the mechanism with Ult...
by PeterBL
12 Jan 2018, 8:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Di2 with flat bars possible?
Replies: 10
Views: 1272

Re: Di2 with flat bars possible?

jamesofyorkshire wrote:...and there are Shimano Di2 shifters for flat bars?

Yes, they make MTB stuff.
by PeterBL
11 Jan 2018, 8:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Vittoria Hypers (again)
Replies: 435
Views: 37347

Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

tincaman wrote:£9.99 for the 35mm brown version

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TYVIVOHY/ ... lding-tyre

although I not convinced that it isn't a wired version, unless anyone's got some?

And 15 for the black.
by PeterBL
11 Jan 2018, 8:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring Gear Ratios for Wimps!
Replies: 108
Views: 6710

Re: Touring Gear Ratios for Wimps!

Brucey wrote:NB IIRC Surly disc trucker is available to accept 559 wheels in up to medium sizes.

Correct, up to size 58. https://surlybikes.com/bikes/disc_trucker/geometry
by PeterBL
10 Jan 2018, 3:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguard Spacing
Replies: 24
Views: 1453

Re: Mudguard Spacing

I linked a picture on the first page of this thread.....just tried to do it again, and the PC had a complete hissy fit.....re-configured Windows and everything. Windows 10 seems to do that much more than Windows 7, I do wish they wouldn't keep "improving" everything...... I found your fli...
by PeterBL
10 Jan 2018, 11:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguard Spacing
Replies: 24
Views: 1453

Re: Mudguard Spacing

I think I have several sks, but I basically use whatever comes to hand in the right width. They all have the fittings mounted inside the guard as found, but I drill out the alloy rivets (they don't last long with the road salt, anyway) and replace them with M4 button flange bolts in stainless (West...
by PeterBL
9 Jan 2018, 11:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Understanding frame geometry
Replies: 27
Views: 1976

Re: Understanding frame geometry

elPedro666 wrote:Far and away the most important two dimensions in my opinion are reach and stack* - other opinions are of course available.

Agreed.
by PeterBL
8 Jan 2018, 11:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New commuter - Disc Trucker
Replies: 43
Views: 1907

Re: New commuter - Disc Trucker

No, the front flap isn’t optimal but the guard itself is still rather long, so you can take it off and mount something appropriate + then you have a spare for the rear:-)
by PeterBL
7 Jan 2018, 1:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New commuter - Disc Trucker
Replies: 43
Views: 1907

Re: New commuter - Disc Trucker

reohn2 wrote:SKS mudguards are available upto 65mm.

Yes, the have a nice range. But unfortunately the extra long Longboards are only available up to 45mm.
by PeterBL
6 Jan 2018, 1:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New commuter - Disc Trucker
Replies: 43
Views: 1907

Re: New commuter - Disc Trucker

You'll love it. I've had a V brake Trucker since 2008 - built from the frame up. Flawless loaded handling. Last year I was crossing Nevada and loaded up my Trucker with 14.5L of fluids on top of usual camping gear and food to cover a 2 day 180 mile section with no water sources. While I could feel ...
by PeterBL
6 Jan 2018, 12:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New commuter - Disc Trucker
Replies: 43
Views: 1907

Re: New commuter - Disc Trucker

I didn't find them any more difficult to fit than SKS, apart from finding a bigger washer for the bottom of the..... ...The mudguards themselves are quite a lot stiffer than plastic ones, so the single pair of stays seems to be OK to me. Thanks for the report. Maybe I should consider them. They def...