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by LWaB
4 Sep 2013, 8:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hairline crack in crank...
Replies: 25
Views: 3554

Re: Hairline crack in crank...

Laurent Fignon (pre-Tour de France days) lost Paris-Tours due to a broken Campag Ti BB axle. The next year, the Renault-Elf team wasn't using Campag.

Back in the day, Campag had a generous warrantee for all their customers. Not any more.
by LWaB
3 Sep 2013, 10:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Audax - What is it?
Replies: 83
Views: 6471

Re: Audax - What is it?

Paris-Brest-Paris gets 5000 riders. That sounds like a popular event to me.
by LWaB
10 Jul 2013, 8:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: TDF and IGH's
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: TDF and IGH's

From memory, there were a couple of TdF riders on Sturmey Archer hubs back in the day; before World War 1 or just after. The SA Heritage website has a poster advertising it.
by LWaB
8 Jul 2013, 8:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wippermann Connex
Replies: 19
Views: 3789

Re: Wippermann Connex

The SRAM 10sp link is a PITA but their 8sp and 9sp links are good. I understand that Wippermann makes Mavic's chains, which are often reasonably priced.
by LWaB
1 Jul 2013, 2:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lugged Aluminium Exotica
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Re: Lugged Aluminium Exotica

Lovely Carminargent.
by LWaB
25 Apr 2013, 7:40pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Royal Mail ditches bicycles for delivery - CEO responds
Replies: 47
Views: 22444

Re: Royal Mail ditches bicycles for delivery - CEO responds

All Pashley-built bikes are steel, including the PO bikes.
by LWaB
10 Apr 2013, 8:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: fork steerer "editing"
Replies: 38
Views: 1814

Re: fork steerer "editing"

An Aussie framebuilder friend (Frezoni) has done this several times.
by LWaB
1 Apr 2013, 6:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cst tyres
Replies: 26
Views: 3166

Re: cst tyres

Cheng Shin make Maxxis and Brompton tyres.
by LWaB
31 Mar 2013, 10:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: moulton am
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Re: moulton am

Have you tried asking the factory yet?
http://www.moultonbicycles.co.uk/contact.html
by LWaB
23 Mar 2013, 6:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Chainset compatibality
Replies: 14
Views: 772

Re: Chainset compatibality

The rear mech doesn't care what chainset you use, provided it can cope with the total range. The chainrings and crankarms will probably clear the chainstays but I don't know for sure. Whether your levers are compatible depends on your front mech but few road-compatible front mechs work well with a 4...
by LWaB
16 Sep 2012, 9:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Racing Tandem brakes and hubs
Replies: 11
Views: 1272

Re: Racing Tandem brakes

eileithyia wrote:The only UCI(?) governed tandem racing these days is pretty much paralympic events on the track as far as I am aware.


No, the UCI have stuck a finger in the pie of all para-cycling, road, track, blind, CP and amp. Their bike rules are an even more amusing read than for the normal bikes.
by LWaB
12 Sep 2012, 7:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Racing Tandem brakes and hubs
Replies: 11
Views: 1272

Re: Racing Tandem brakes

The UCI has nothing to do with tandem racing, so they don't regulate equipment, position or anything else.
by LWaB
3 Aug 2012, 7:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: wide forks are more aero...?
Replies: 12
Views: 766

Re: wide forks are more aero...?

Airflow between 'fixed objects' (like fork blades) and spinning wheels is non-intuitive. Sometimes more clearance is less drag.
by LWaB
2 Jul 2012, 10:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: P17 ROY the elbow clipper - my sweet revenge
Replies: 26
Views: 6597

Re: P17 ROY the elbow clipper - my sweet revenge

It is easier and faster to bang the wing mirror. Horizontally if you are being nice, vertically if not.