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by LWaB
30 May 2014, 6:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: tandem rear free wheel ?????? help
Replies: 7
Views: 2478

Re: tandem rear free wheel ?????? help

Vision, a recumbent tandem maker from the USA, used to make IPS cranks which allowed either captain or stoker to stop pedalling. I understand that they could be retrofitted to ordinary tandems also.
by LWaB
21 May 2014, 8:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear Derailleur Confusion
Replies: 19
Views: 4178

Re: Rear Derailleur Confusion

Total capacity is difference in biggest and smallest chainring added to difference in largest and smallest sprocket.
by LWaB
7 May 2014, 10:12pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Please avoid creating a target for legal threats
Replies: 23
Views: 71745

Re: Please avoid creating a target for legal threats

How about "I would not purchase anything from XXX again and will pity those that do."?
by LWaB
23 Apr 2014, 8:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rohloff great ratios on 20" wheels - Bottom gear.
Replies: 7
Views: 1378

Re: Rohloff great ratios on 20" wheels - Bottom gear.

I know a lady who has a 48 x 13 Rohloff on her skinny-tyred Moulton. Running a 15t reversible cog means the chainring has to be too big. The 13t cog has a slightly wider chainline than the reversible cogs.
by LWaB
21 Apr 2014, 4:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "variable sprocket" anybody got any experience?
Replies: 37
Views: 7137

Re: "variable sprocket" anybody got any experience?

I've ridden a Cambiogear many years ago but there have been a number of expanding chainring (or sprocket) systems.
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by LWaB
5 Apr 2014, 7:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: U Brakes Help/Suggestions
Replies: 9
Views: 939

Re: U Brakes Help/Suggestions

Absolutely need a shorter cable pull than a V-brake lever provides.
by LWaB
5 Feb 2014, 8:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Historic Tour de France Route
Replies: 12
Views: 29154

Re: Historic Tour de France Route

L'Union des Audax Francaise organised an Audax in 2003 that basically followed the original route and a similar timeframe. Only 1 or 2 Brits rode. It was a group of about 100 riders with lead and follow cars, scheduled at 22.5km/h riding average, so the mostly major roads weren't too much of a hassl...
by LWaB
20 Jan 2014, 6:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: seat height when your legs differnt length
Replies: 17
Views: 7600

Re: seat height when your legs differnt length

My partner has a leg length difference and has different length cranks on some bikes (SPD pedals) and uses spacers under the cleat on other bikes (Look pedals). No problems during up to 17,000 miles annually.
by LWaB
30 Nov 2013, 6:31am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Philips Saferide Lumiring Rear Battery Lamp ✔
Replies: 17
Views: 15721

Re: Philips Saferide Lumiring Rear Battery Lamp ✔

Have not tried to get a warrantee as yet; it has been a busy couple of weeks.
by LWaB
29 Nov 2013, 7:23am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Philips Saferide Lumiring Rear Battery Lamp ✔
Replies: 17
Views: 15721

Re: Philips Saferide Lumiring Rear Battery Lamp ✔

My partner's Phillips battery taillight died after a few months. Disappointing as it was otherwise a favourite.
by LWaB
14 Nov 2013, 7:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pogies...are they Madness?
Replies: 10
Views: 4104

Re: Pogies...are they Madness?

My partner fits Pogies to her commute bike whenever it starts to snow.
by LWaB
14 Nov 2013, 6:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... whether there are any female frame builders?
Replies: 25
Views: 5133

Re: ... whether there are any female frame builders?

Schwinn, the USA-ian Raleigh-equivalent, had a custom department where the Paramount frames were produced. Back in the 1950s or so, all of their Paramount framebuilders were women.
by LWaB
4 Nov 2013, 7:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bar end levers - why?
Replies: 118
Views: 57485

Re: Bar end levers - why?

With bar end shifters, I know what gear the bike is in at night. Judging by the amount of cross-chaining I see on other bikes after dark, STI and similar have a major disadvantage.
by LWaB
15 Sep 2013, 10:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Make steering less twitchy?
Replies: 36
Views: 5109

Re: Make steering less twitchy?

Fit a heavier front tyre and tube. The gyroscopic thing.