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by LWaB
10 May 2015, 9:35am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What bikes use 20" tyres?
Replies: 11
Views: 745

Re: What bikes use 20" tyres?

Many Moultons use skinny 406 tyres.
by LWaB
21 Apr 2015, 8:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Identifying BB taper JIS versus ISO
Replies: 10
Views: 1608

Re: Identifying BB taper JIS versus ISO

All of the bicycle standards are derived from proprietary standards i.e. a company's choice from the 19th century when it was irrelevant what some other manufacturer was doing over the border. English bicycle threads are derived from BSA, who sold their fittings to other bike makers. Raleigh didn't,...
by LWaB
19 Apr 2015, 6:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shutter Precision dynamos
Replies: 6
Views: 1923

Re: Shutter Precision dynamos

The French importer, Yannig, posts on forums as Panoramix and has done quite a bit of randonneuring in the UK and France, some of it with Judith and I. He'll give you the drum on any problems that he's encountered with them so that you can make an informed decision.
by LWaB
3 Mar 2015, 9:08pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Tandem brake upgade - a good idea?
Replies: 14
Views: 11947

Re: Tandem brake upgade - a good idea?

I've even had a front wheel flat on a solo during a steep (>15%) descent from a tube herniating through a melted rim tape. That was not fun partway through a series of hairpins.
by LWaB
27 Feb 2015, 8:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MKS Ezy - Shimano SPD compatibility
Replies: 7
Views: 2364

Re: MKS Ezy - Shimano SPD compatibility

Wellgo QRD pedals are SPD-compatible, unlike MKS.
by LWaB
25 Feb 2015, 7:10pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Tandem brake upgade - a good idea?
Replies: 14
Views: 11947

Re: Tandem brake upgade - a good idea?

Use a deep section alloy rim (bigger heat reservoir and radiating surface) and use a Velox rim tape or Veloplugs. You won't be able to overheat a tyre/ tube/ rim then.
by LWaB
1 Feb 2015, 7:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What this frame is about?
Replies: 10
Views: 1445

Re: What this frame is about?

Mid-to late-80s MTB
by LWaB
23 Jan 2015, 7:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MKS EZY vs 'EZY superior'
Replies: 11
Views: 3757

Re: MKS EZY vs 'EZY superior'

I prefer the Wellgo QRD. It halps that the cleats are SPD-compatible.
by LWaB
15 Jan 2015, 7:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Steve abraham attempt
Replies: 517
Views: 53808

Re: Steve abraham attempt

OK, let's phrase things a little differently for the 'hard of thinking'. Ignoring topography, have you tried riding your bike for longer than you are stationary, for days on end? Now think about doing that through January weather. Do you think that is harder than going for piddly little 50 mile ride...
by LWaB
4 Jan 2015, 10:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 32 spoke Dynamo hubs
Replies: 15
Views: 1311

Re: 32 spoke Dynamo hubs

There are quite a fe tandems with 32 spoke 26" front wheels. They don't seem to have too many problems.
by LWaB
3 Jan 2015, 3:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton suitable for long rides?
Replies: 34
Views: 14684

Re: Brompton suitable for long rides?

A friend rode the 1200km Paris-Brest-Paris, 1400km London-Edinburgh-London and 1600km Mille Miglia brevets on his Brompton. Several other folk have completed 1000+km brevets on Bromptons. They aren't the best bikes for long distances but are surprisingly capable.
by LWaB
31 Dec 2014, 10:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dayton Roadmaster bottom bracket puzzle
Replies: 17
Views: 3026

Re: Dayton Roadmaster bottom bracket puzzle

Malvern Star used Bayless-Wiley style bottom brackets through the 1970s. Very reliable pieces of kit.
by LWaB
28 Dec 2014, 8:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Paris-Brest-Paris 45 hours with little sleep
Replies: 9
Views: 1751

Re: Paris-Brest-Paris 45 hours with little sleep

I don't think a Brit has ever got under 50 hours for PBP, so nobody here will be able to talk about doing a 45 hour PBP with any authority. I've ridden brevets up to the 1600km Mille Miglia. Doing up to 400km a day is ok, allowing enough sleep for me to stay alert while riding. Other riders are fast...
by LWaB
6 Dec 2014, 8:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: ElliptiGo mudguards
Replies: 15
Views: 2004

Re: ElliptiGo mudguards

Dahon and Tern do 20" wheeled bike with mudguards.
by LWaB
17 Nov 2014, 9:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The End of Campagnolo Triples?
Replies: 27
Views: 3213

Re: The End of Campagnolo Triples?

Sounds like Campag has made my future equipment choices very easy - Shimano all the way. A pity, given my loyalty over many years, but it was their doing.