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by Bowedw
8 Sep 2018, 6:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Small Panniers
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: Small Panniers

Thanks both for your replies as it does seem that 14cm is about the depth of small panniers. I recently bought some Carradry front panniers to use on the rear and they are 14cm. They are really an overkill for day rides. I have seen some shallower one on ebay but without seeing them it's a bit of a ...
by Bowedw
8 Sep 2018, 9:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Small Panniers
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Small Panniers

I would be grateful if someone could point me in the direction of a pannier that is only about 10cm wide and not to large. A pair of individual ones if possible but a set joined would be acceptable as a last resort.
by Bowedw
24 Aug 2018, 1:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suitable Brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 864

Re: Suitable Brakes

Maybe 810c to large a drop for the front and maybe the back. I have a Shimano on the front 47 to 57 with the shoes on max drop and a 559 on the rear at about 60. All from memory will have a look and amend if necessary. And yes it is a Raleigh Record ace of 1984 vintage albeit a smaller frame.
by Bowedw
23 Aug 2018, 5:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suitable Brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 864

Re: Suitable Brakes

Spot on there RickH with the Tektros. It may be possible to get away with a up to 57 for front but really no need not to have a pair of Tektros. The brake blocks will be up pretty high at probably around the 60mm drop so spot on braking from my experience.
by Bowedw
15 Aug 2018, 8:31pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: I want to start racing competitive, Im from London (how to start) ?
Replies: 7
Views: 7117

Re: I want to start racing competitive, Im from London (how to start) ?

Just be satisfied to just hang in for a couple of races and you will soon get the hang of it and be able to mix it with the best. Good Luck and enjoy.
by Bowedw
15 Aug 2018, 7:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 11-speed cassette/freehub compatibility Campy vs Shimano
Replies: 15
Views: 1271

Re: 11-speed cassette/freehub compatibility Campy vs Shimano

http://www.cornant.uk scroll down to cycle technical notes then open rear derailleurs and indexing, here you should get some useful information on indexing. I only have done this with 8 and 10 speed it really is not difficult. I have 3 bikes and one upright trike with 10 speed working as good as any...
by Bowedw
8 Aug 2018, 10:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: spreading rear stays - mixte
Replies: 16
Views: 687

Re: spreading rear stays - mixte

I tried the threaded rod on a mans 531 frame, took it out to 180mm,removed the rod and it sprung back to within a mm. Plan B involved securing the bottom bracket in a vice a rag and a piece of 3x2 timber, took one side out 3mm and then the other to arrive at the 130 mm. I also had the frame checked ...
by Bowedw
5 Aug 2018, 11:08am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: "Denialism" and cycle helmets
Replies: 165
Views: 7180

Re: "Denialism" and cycle helmets

I have worn a helmet for 30 years for sun protection, shade etc and as a cap wearer in the cold weather, I felt at a loss without the warmth of a helmet. Fast forward 22 years and I took a massive over the bars tumble landing on the front of my head and some where along the line managed to break my ...
by Bowedw
1 Aug 2018, 7:30pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 617
Views: 349325

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Another 24 hour hour delivery from Spa Cycles of tyres, tubes and stainless chainring bolts. Excellent products and service, worthy of a mention in my opinion. I do shop around and recently bought 3 sram cassettes from Cycle Republic as much cheaper than anyone. The first delivery(from Cycle Republi...
by Bowedw
29 Jul 2018, 7:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain stop on chain stay does hold cable outer
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: Chain stop on chain stay does hold cable outer

The stepped ferrule was what I used a long time ago as Brucey suggests. They look really neat and I think cheap kids bikes had them on the brake cables at the entry point into the lever. Probably they are plastic these days but internet search should find some alloy ones.
by Bowedw
21 Jul 2018, 11:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Elliptical chainring.... suppliers
Replies: 14
Views: 857

Re: Elliptical chainring.... suppliers

http://www.cornant.uk is the information site of the late Chris Bell of Highpath Engineering, scroll down to bottom and there are several sections to open , one being on these rings. you should find it of interest and possibly informative. Chris was a well respected producer of components of this na...
by Bowedw
20 Jul 2018, 5:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 540233

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

I would second that 661-Pete as threads like this are turning people away from Cycling UK and is in danger of making a laughing stock of the whole organisation. Had a good laugh at our coffee shop stop this morning, really happy atmosphere which is what cycling is about in my opinion. The unreasonab...
by Bowedw
17 Jul 2018, 10:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 540233

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

your probably right there boviomov. Maybe the actions of a desperate industry? Or just plain greed. Strange while we are fighting ourselves the Eu countries are still add their grab all policy of the last 40 years. The introduction of quotas in the fishing industry decimated our fishing fleets, Pemb...
by Bowedw
17 Jul 2018, 9:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 540233

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

REVEALED: EU countries BUY up British fishing quotas BEFORE Brexit BRITAIN’s hopes of taking back control of its seas look to be in jeopardy after it was revealed that European countries are rapidly buying up the UK's fishing quotas ready for Brexit. Figures published by the Department for Environme...
by Bowedw
17 Jul 2018, 8:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 540233

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

You're right you're not in a low paid job if your contribution towards the EU is 50 million a day. Try and answer the question accurately please. No reason to be personal and petty and as english is not my first language I feel I am not doing to bad. I have removed the inappropriate word from your ...