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by PeterBL
17 Apr 2013, 5:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre pressures.....
Replies: 39
Views: 1902

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: 1902

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: 1902

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: 1632

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: 3314

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: 3314

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?
by PeterBL
1 Apr 2013, 10:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cst tyres
Replies: 26
Views: 3314

Re: cst tyres

What doesn't make sense to me is the result where the Marathon racer was worse rolling resistance than a much heavier Marathon. Does this make sense to anyone? cheers I don't know but the test has been performed by Schwalbe (and Continental) themselves. http://www.fietsersbond.nl/de-fiets/onderdele...
by PeterBL
30 Mar 2013, 9:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cst tyres
Replies: 26
Views: 3314

Re: cst tyres

The Dutch fietserbond have been testing some of them: http://www.fietsersbond.nl/node/5907
by PeterBL
30 Mar 2013, 7:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice on first build - touring setup
Replies: 29
Views: 3218

Re: Advice on first build - touring setup

Steel frames within your budget might be tough but I bought alu instead. The fork still seems to have plenty flexibility to me.

Bought it here: http://item.mobileweb.ebay.de/seller?cm ... d=schnergy

It was 150 euro including headset (fitted), stem and seat post.
by PeterBL
28 Mar 2013, 6:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice on first build - touring setup
Replies: 29
Views: 3218

Re: Advice on first build - touring setup

I would also consider a frame that can take larger tyres. And a drop bar but that is purely personal.
by PeterBL
27 Sep 2012, 10:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: a robust, sensible, long lasting bicycle.
Replies: 62
Views: 3250

Re: a robust, sensible, long lasting bicycle.

It kind of depends on the budget. If it was rather big, I would go for Ti-frame with discs, derailleur gears and drop bars (maybe wait some years and get hydraulic discs). I just built up a multi purpose bike on a budget of 600GBP, and it came out like this: Frame and fork: Aluminium trekking for di...
by PeterBL
12 Sep 2012, 10:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: STI levers /Disc Trucker.
Replies: 11
Views: 1144

Re: STI levers /Disc Trucker.

You certainly have a point. Maybe they are just compatible with these brakes: http://www.rosebikes.co.uk/article/shim ... aid:592329 They look just like standard mini-v brakes to me, and not the full size.
by PeterBL
11 Sep 2012, 10:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: STI levers /Disc Trucker.
Replies: 11
Views: 1144

Re: STI levers /Disc Trucker.

The Sora ST-3503 should work with both the FD and brakes. Your brakes has the same cable pull as v-brakes, which should work with these levers: http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/shimano-sora-and-tourney-2013-first-look-33204/ The levers are already available (and not very expensive) here: http:/...
by PeterBL
24 Apr 2012, 1:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New build - part compatability?
Replies: 5
Views: 714

Re: New build - part compatability?

Another option could be running a 10-speed chain, but still having a 9-speed cassette. Shouldn't be a problem.
by PeterBL
15 Mar 2012, 3:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimergo front mech options
Replies: 29
Views: 4526

Re: Shimergo front mech options

Great overview! Thanks a lot.

Do you think a non-shadow rear mech could improve the operation or is the non-perfectness somewhere else?