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by LWaB
13 Nov 2014, 8:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shimano hub 10t sprocket
Replies: 9
Views: 1302

Re: Shimano hub 10t sprocket

Moulton and TNT produced 10t cogs that replaced the Hyperglide lockring. To get enough clearance, the axle had to replaced and an extra spacer used on the driveside.
by LWaB
9 Nov 2014, 9:15pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: New Geoff Apps prototype
Replies: 15
Views: 16298

Re: New Geoff Apps prototype

Interesting but I'm not sure I'm interested enough to get a Cleland bike. Mudplugging isn't really my choice when off-roading.
by LWaB
6 Nov 2014, 11:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Up to date experience of Mercian /Chas Roberts
Replies: 54
Views: 4383

Re: Up to date experience of Mercian /Chas Roberts

A friend of mine tried to purchase a Roberts earlier this year and, after the promised delivery time more than doubled without the frame even being started, gave up and bought an off the shelf frame from elsewhere. Pick a builder who actually does something close to what they claim to do.
by LWaB
5 Nov 2014, 9:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bagged Bike on EuroStar
Replies: 6
Views: 1064

Re: Bagged Bike on EuroStar

We were a couple of cm over with no dramas. They just don't want somebody extracting the urine with grossly oversized bags.
by LWaB
4 Nov 2014, 7:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bagged Bike on EuroStar
Replies: 6
Views: 1064

Re: Bagged Bike on EuroStar

On a recent weekend away, we got gauged at St Pancras and measured against a bag outline at Paris. The bagged Moultons passed of course. No trolleys either end that I've ever found. Getting onto the carriage early is essential, most folk are incredibly inefficient at fitting luggage into racks. Shif...
by LWaB
3 Nov 2014, 9:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...anything about co-motion cycles
Replies: 8
Views: 1635

Re: ...anything about co-motion cycles

There is a London couple doing worthwhile mileage on a Comotion tandem. They are probably the second-biggest USA builder and would be high on our list if we needed another tandem.
by LWaB
28 Oct 2014, 5:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Minor spoke gauge disaster
Replies: 1
Views: 779

Re: Minor spoke gauge disaster

The vast majority of 406 wheels use 14G spokes and your hub is drilled for 14G spokes, so the head of the 15G spokes are well supported than they should be. Yes, double butted would be best but realistically 14G will be fine.
by LWaB
24 Oct 2014, 8:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 35-54-37.5/35-54-39 bb axle?
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Re: 35-54-37.5/35-54-39 bb axle?

If you don't have >3mm of clearance at the chainrings/ RH crank to the frame, then use a spacer. Otherwise run it as it is and readjust the front mech.
by LWaB
13 Oct 2014, 11:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame tracking and rear triangle spacing
Replies: 15
Views: 1350

Re: Frame tracking and rear triangle spacing

It isn't unknown for rear dropouts to be at different elevations, which cocks the wheel at an angle.
by LWaB
12 Oct 2014, 6:37pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Sending my Trike to Australia
Replies: 11
Views: 7565

Re: Sending my Trike to Australia

With fairly extensive dismantling, the ICE Sprint RS would fit into a normal bike box, so would travel as part of your normal luggage allowance, or am I missing something?
by LWaB
11 Oct 2014, 3:47pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Sending my Trike to Australia
Replies: 11
Views: 7565

Re: Sending my Trike to Australia

Upright or recumbent trike?
by LWaB
26 Sep 2014, 2:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why no V brakes with roller instead of noodle?
Replies: 8
Views: 1014

Re: Why no V brakes with roller instead of noodle?

The rule of thumb is that the roller should be 20 x the cable diameter to prevent cable failure. A noodle easily exceeds that minimum curvature, the aftermarket rollers don't.
by LWaB
17 Aug 2014, 10:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mavic MA2 maximum tyre width?
Replies: 8
Views: 2224

Re: Mavic MA2 maximum tyre width?

Keith Bontrager used to re-roll MA40 road rims down to 26" for use on MTBs. Mavic ended up producing 26" rims with the same extrusion. Accordingly, up to 2" wide tyres should work, provided you don't run them at 100 psi.
by LWaB
23 Jul 2014, 7:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Emergency Replacement Spoke
Replies: 14
Views: 959

Re: Emergency Replacement Spoke

I used one to help a friend with Mavic wheels finish a 1200km brevet. It wasn't perfect but the wheel did fit between the chainstays.
by LWaB
1 Jun 2014, 8:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SPDs and a Brompton
Replies: 26
Views: 5090

Re: SPDs and a Brompton

My partner has used Wellgo QRDs on her S&S bike, her Moulton and her Brompton since 2011. They work. The QRDs come in flats, Look Keo and SPD-compatible options, she has all 3. The MKS pedals use unique cleats that aren't compatible with SPD cleats. Only some folk have a pedalling style that rel...