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by yostumpy
5 Jun 2013, 3:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: VK Saddle Adapter Alteration
Replies: 9
Views: 2950

Re: VK Saddle Adapter Alteration

I don't think the VK adapter has the design flaw, its that awful seatpost design thats the problem, a bit like trying to balance a spirit level on a snails back thats covered in vaseline! I gave up on my snails back years ago, same prob, if you think about the amount of leverage on that curved surfa...
by yostumpy
4 Jun 2013, 6:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: impact of crank length
Replies: 39
Views: 2142

Re: impact of crank lenght

you may feel like raising your saddle to compensate. Just got some new shoes, and lifted saddle 2-3m as I DID notice it.
by yostumpy
2 Jun 2013, 8:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks saddles query
Replies: 10
Views: 715

Re: Brooks saddles query

John w... been to Spa yet? :roll:
by yostumpy
1 Jun 2013, 7:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks saddles query
Replies: 10
Views: 715

Re: Brooks saddles query

take a look on here , one for sale.
https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=71945.0
by yostumpy
26 May 2013, 8:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks and Spa saddles.
Replies: 26
Views: 3261

Re: Brooks and Spa saddles.

think you've just talked yourself into buying one, and as your quite close, you could pop over and have a look with your tape measure, as I' sure they've still got B17 in stock as well> Thus saving £4, so you can pop into weatherspoons and treat yourself to a couple of pints on the way home to celeb...
by yostumpy
26 May 2013, 7:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks and Spa saddles.
Replies: 26
Views: 3261

Re: Brooks and Spa saddles.

i'd say 20mm was a tad optimistic, but if some kind person could mimic my dims, but with a b17, we would have a difinative answer, I'd say prob more like 12-15mm. but I am guessing. well, managed to get out for a quick 40km t'smornin', and apart from a 'fettle' after 1km, to lower the post about 5mm...
by yostumpy
24 May 2013, 3:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks and Spa saddles.
Replies: 26
Views: 3261

Re: Brooks and Spa saddles.

Ok Show time! Saddle has arrived, photo'd, measure, fitted, measured, and proof'd and photo'd again. well made saddle, (but I knew that already) I would try it out but the rain is bouncing off the pavement! :roll: http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/Picture361_zps3388d3c7.jpg http://i88...
by yostumpy
23 May 2013, 8:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks and Spa saddles.
Replies: 26
Views: 3261

Re: Brooks and Spa saddles.

Ah! no can do! Yes I have another Brooks, and yes it is technically a B17 ish, but it isn't......I purchased a s/h 'B17' from another 'forum' member, lovelly saddle with an aged top. But It wasn't a B17. it was a 'Flyer' a b17 sprung !!. However it was missing the lower rail and the springs, with th...
by yostumpy
23 May 2013, 7:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks and Spa saddles.
Replies: 26
Views: 3261

Re: Brooks and Spa saddles.

I should be taking delivery on a new NIDD at some point tommorrw, before 4pm!! Please feel free to request ANY dimension of the saddle you require, notably straight rail length from a given point ( nose or rear of horse shoe etc)
by yostumpy
23 May 2013, 5:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks and Spa saddles.
Replies: 26
Views: 3261

Re: Brooks and Spa saddles.

found it, I think! The answer is apparantly YES, by about 1/2"

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=73785#p642807
by yostumpy
23 May 2013, 3:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks and Spa saddles.
Replies: 26
Views: 3261

Re: Brooks and Spa saddles.

I know the thread you mean, not sure it was this forum. I have just ordered one, should arrive tomorrow. HOWEVER whilst looking for you I've managed to find this blog, surely the most comprehensive apprasial of a saddle ever, (and yes it's the NIDD)!!! http://pedal-trikes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/19th...
by yostumpy
11 Feb 2013, 8:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 32 hole V 36 hole?
Replies: 17
Views: 2176

Re: 32 hole V 36 hole?

i have 36 rear Spa chrina, and 32 spa chrina with schmidt up front, bin like that 5+years, and I'm no lightweight, had a couple of spokes go , non drive side rear, but up front straight and true. Little weight up front and the spokes are shorter due to the flanges of the dyno hub. IIRC
by yostumpy
17 Sep 2011, 5:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice needed for tyre choice
Replies: 8
Views: 803

Re: Advice needed for tyre choice

I've just this second ordered 2 700x28 marathon kevlar HS 368 from spa cycles £33 delivered, Specialised nimbus armadillos in 28mm are huge ballon type things, and not 1 puncture BUT the tread on the rear parted company with the carcass, flap! flap! luckilly at the end of a 100k. . Spec 'all conditi...
by yostumpy
11 Apr 2011, 8:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: will a bagman damage my saddle/bike?
Replies: 24
Views: 2877

Re: will a bagman damage my saddle/bike?

I had one for a long time, with a brooks Pro. but then one day the bike was propped up against a wall, , but the wind blew it over. the bike obviously landed on its side but most of the force was taken by the saddlebag, unfortunately the twisting action snapped a saddle rail!
by yostumpy
7 Jan 2011, 8:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can I Do This? (fit disk brakes to old MTB)
Replies: 14
Views: 2881

Re: Can I Do This? (fit disk brakes to old MTB)

looked into this for my old Orange P7, ok its got suspension forks, but it will cost you a fair bit really, better off buying a disc spec carrerra subway ltd, at halfords, incredible value at the mo, less than £200 at the mo was £450. I worked out that a pair of clarkes cable discs would be £50 ish,...