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by PeterBL
1 Apr 2013, 10:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cst tyres
Replies: 26
Views: 3123

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: 3123

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: 3167

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: 3167

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: 3192

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: 1116

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: 1116

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: 711

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: 4425

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?
by PeterBL
12 Mar 2012, 11:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What V brake pads
Replies: 8
Views: 649

Re: What V brake pads

Another vote for Swissstop GHP.
by PeterBL
20 Feb 2012, 8:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best dynamo LED light
Replies: 68
Views: 10393

Re: Best dynamo LED light

The going price for the IQ Cyo T seems to be 60 euros (50 GBP) in Germany, and some shops are even cheaper. Shipping varies a lot, though, but maybe bike-discount.de is an idea? Bike-components.de usually pricematch as well.

For best deals on the specific model you are after, try froogle.de.
by PeterBL
13 Feb 2012, 12:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Avid BB7 Road best price/ place?
Replies: 25
Views: 3577

Re: Avid BB7 Road best price/ place?

They are around 40 GBP here, but obviously you have to add some postage. Still cheaper, is my guess. Never had a problem with the shop.

http://www.bike-components.de/products/ ... emse-.html
by PeterBL
10 Feb 2012, 4:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: shimano 105 10 speed SRAM Apex cassette
Replies: 17
Views: 3012

Re: shimano 105 10 speed SRAM Apex cassette

There is a 105 rear mech that is rated up to 30t as well, the RD-5700-A, available both as SS and GS.
by PeterBL
6 Feb 2012, 2:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Marathon Winters V Conti Top Contact Winter tyres
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: Marathon Winters V Conti Top Contact Winter tyres

No personal experience, but I would also like to hear some. In the meantime here are some reviews: http://velonews.competitor.com/2011/11/bikes-and-tech/reviews/review-continental-topcontact-winter-ii-tires_197231 http://www.mountainflyermagazine.com/view.php/tested-continental-top-contact-winter-ti...
by PeterBL
31 Jan 2012, 7:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A Non-Petrochemical/Eco-Friendly Chain Lube
Replies: 12
Views: 658

Re: A Non-Petrochemical/Eco-Friendly Chain Lube

Squirt lube maybe? With a rust protected chain, it is great all year round.