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by PeterBL
12 Oct 2017, 8:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Unusual vintage multi size spanner
Replies: 16
Views: 919

Re: Unusual vintage multi size spanner

Stupid Swedes...

The "official" name here in Denmark is also skiftenøgle (basically meaning adjustable spanner) but Swedish key is used in daily life.
by PeterBL
12 Oct 2017, 7:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Unusual vintage multi size spanner
Replies: 16
Views: 919

Re: Unusual vintage multi size spanner

In Southern Germany(perhaps North too?)and german speaking Switzerland a conventional adustable spanner, sliding jaw type, is known as an "Engländer", which has, in the past, been the source of some amusment!! In Italian, they're called 'chiave inglese', which also means English key. I'll...
by PeterBL
11 Sep 2017, 8:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo help please.......
Replies: 83
Views: 4508

Re: Dynamo help please.......

Brucey wrote:less than £20 for a hub

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/dynamos/shimano-dh3d37qr-6v-30w-quick-release-centre-lock-disc-dynamo-front-hub-silver-36-hole/

which you will need to use a converter with if you want to use a non-centrelock disc.


Wow, great price for a disc dynohub!
by PeterBL
17 Aug 2017, 2:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SPA CYCLES STEEL TOURING FRAMES
Replies: 167
Views: 11210

Re: SPA CYCLES STEEL TOURING FRAMES

Back to topic, does anyone here have an idea when we might see the Steel Tourer Disc frame from Spa in retail? Hopefully we are on the final prototype, which means it might be mid next year. How much of a load and how big a tyre are you looking for? This one.... https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4388/3...
by PeterBL
16 Aug 2017, 9:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SPA CYCLES STEEL TOURING FRAMES
Replies: 167
Views: 11210

Re: SPA CYCLES STEEL TOURING FRAMES

Back to topic, does anyone here have an idea when we might see the Steel Tourer Disc frame from Spa in retail?
by PeterBL
31 May 2013, 6:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Heads up for cheap tyres........
Replies: 56
Views: 12240

Re: Heads up for cheap tyres........

No, I didn't. But they roll fantastic!
by PeterBL
31 May 2013, 6:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Heads up for cheap tyres........
Replies: 56
Views: 12240

Re: Heads up for cheap tyres........

Ny Hypers, 700x35c/ 622-37 measure 35mm on a 17mm rim. The 38c/40 measures 37,5.
by PeterBL
29 May 2013, 3:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Heads up for cheap tyres........
Replies: 56
Views: 12240

Re: Heads up for cheap tyres........

I have the Hypers and am well impressed. Hope you will enjoy them!
by PeterBL
27 Apr 2013, 11:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vittoria Randonneur Pro 26" x 1.5"
Replies: 6
Views: 839

Re: Vittoria Randonneur Pro 26" x 1.5"

Jep, the pros should be 120tpi while the ordinary ones are 30tpi.
by PeterBL
17 Apr 2013, 5:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre pressures.....
Replies: 39
Views: 1848

Re: Tyre pressures.....

Ok, I did the math. If he and his bike weigh 205 lbs incl clothes, water and what not, he should be running 68/84 psi to use the 15% rule. So he is well below that especially on the rear.
by PeterBL
17 Apr 2013, 4:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre pressures.....
Replies: 39
Views: 1848

Re: Tyre pressures.....

And he kinda did win...
by PeterBL
17 Apr 2013, 4:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre pressures.....
Replies: 39
Views: 1848

Re: Tyre pressures.....

Is Boonen running above or below the 15% tyre drop rule of thumb?
by PeterBL
12 Apr 2013, 6:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 35 mm tyres on 17mm rims
Replies: 8
Views: 1276

Re: 35 mm tyres on 17mm rims

Inner or outer width? If inner it will be fine.
by PeterBL
1 Apr 2013, 11:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cst tyres
Replies: 26
Views: 3125

Re: cst tyres

Ok, they have the same load. Conti mentions a 800mm drum, but don't know about Schwalbe.
by PeterBL
1 Apr 2013, 11:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cst tyres
Replies: 26
Views: 3125

Re: cst tyres

I could very well expect the size of the roller to matter a lot. Are they tested with the same weight load?