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by Norman H
11 Jan 2014, 1:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What makes bikes handle?
Replies: 41
Views: 9441

Re: What makes bikes handle?

I sort of wish I hadn't posted that link to “Wilko's” bike. It was mostly meant to be a rhetorical response to the OP but it seems to be dragging the thread off topic. It does show,however, that things like comfort, mudguard and tyre clearance, and heel clearance for panniers don't have to be sacrif...
by Norman H
5 Dec 2013, 4:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Suitable glue-Carbon fibre BB sleeve
Replies: 47
Views: 10330

Re: Suitable glue-Carbon fibre BB sleeve

West system Epoxy should do the trick http://www.westsystem.com/ss/ For gap filling various fillers are available. There is good information about bonding metal deck fittings from The Gougeon Brothers book on boat building http://www.westsystem.com/ss/assets/HowTo-Publications/GougeonBook%20061205.p...
by Norman H
25 Nov 2013, 9:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: KOPs how do u measure?
Replies: 53
Views: 3235

Re: KOPs how do u measure?

Brucey wrote but the thigh angle during the power stroke is I think affected by saddle setback; e.g. with the saddle well back, the knee is most flexed on the upstroke just before tdc; if the saddle was well forward, this state would be at tdc instead, and the power stroke would use a slightly diffe...
by Norman H
25 Nov 2013, 3:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: KOPs how do u measure?
Replies: 53
Views: 3235

Re: KOPs how do u measure?

Am I missing something here? The advice most often given is to set the height of the saddle and then adjust fore and aft movement using KOPS, or whatever other method you care to choose. Any subsequent fore and aft movements of the saddle should also include readjustment of the height in order to ma...
by Norman H
13 Nov 2013, 4:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Phantom shifting
Replies: 9
Views: 1393

Re: Phantom shifting

I ran the outer casings for both brakes and bar end shifters in 8mm OD nylon hydraulic tubing before covering with Grab-on foam grips. I used double grooved bars and the gear casings are routed all the way under the grips to exit by the stem. The Idea was to make them easily replaceable but since I’...
by Norman H
23 Oct 2013, 7:45am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Whatever happened to Nicole Cooke
Replies: 15
Views: 56776

Re: Whatever happened to Nicole Cooke

I Just listened to Nicole Cook on Radio 4 “Today” program. She was talking very eloquently and articulately on the subject of drugs in Sport. It’s a pity that James Naughtie the interviewer was totally out of his depth and seemed to have very little grasp of the subject.
by Norman H
12 Oct 2013, 4:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Road bike survey
Replies: 45
Views: 4275

Re: Road bike survey

Describe how you think other people see you as a cyclist?

SMIDSY, SMIDSY, SMIDSY
by Norman H
24 Sep 2013, 9:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: adventurer 2800
Replies: 3
Views: 2446

Re: adventurer 2800

I bought the Adventure 2800 for LEJOG because I was already running Memory Map OS mapping and Maptech Marine hydrographic charts on my pc. The OS mapping and software is very good and allows for a whole host of features including route planning with elevation profiles etc. It also allows for printin...
by Norman H
14 Sep 2013, 5:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacement batteries?
Replies: 11
Views: 2824

Re: Replacement batteries?

In the past I've usedhttp://www.recellyourbattery.com/ for Dive Light batteries.

I hope this helps
by Norman H
29 May 2013, 7:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Fancy a tour of the Hebrides in 2013?
Replies: 97
Views: 21680

Re: Fancy a tour of the Hebrides in 2013?

Last weekends visit was made all the more memorable by a visit by a trio of lovely loaded touring friends from London in their late 60's who were great company and really nice guys who have nothing to prove but are still fit as fiddles. donnieban That will have been us I'm afraid. Thanks for the co...
by Norman H
22 May 2012, 3:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ram mounts for GPS
Replies: 7
Views: 1261

Re: Ram mounts for GPS

The bicycle mount supplied by Memory Map for the Adventure 2800 is made by Ram. It uses the same four lugged fitting. Mine failed in an identical way to the one shown by C.J. and others.