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by mig
21 Nov 2012, 12:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear wheel differential spoking....AS IF!
Replies: 51
Views: 4716

Re: Rear wheel differential spoking....AS IF!

just wondering how a wheel completely spoked by pliable wire would hold up. although good enough in tension how would it perform against any lateral loading? A spoke IS a pliable wire . I think what you mean is a cable, i.e. an assembly of pliable wires twisted or woven together. The reason for usi...
by mig
21 Nov 2012, 9:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear wheel differential spoking....AS IF!
Replies: 51
Views: 4716

Re: Rear wheel differential spoking....AS IF!

just wondering how a wheel completely spoked by pliable wire would hold up. although good enough in tension how would it perform against any lateral loading?
by mig
20 Nov 2012, 8:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear wheel differential spoking....AS IF!
Replies: 51
Views: 4716

Re: Rear wheel differential spoking....AS IF!

if it could be pulled sufficiently tightly could the spokes be replaced by a length / lengths of pliable wire and a wheel remain usable in the long term?
by mig
18 Nov 2012, 9:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Channel 4, 8pm
Replies: 9
Views: 7286

Re: Channel 4, 8pm

is this the 100,000th post in this forum? :D
by mig
15 Nov 2012, 8:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Marathon HS-368 on Pashley -any predictions?
Replies: 33
Views: 2146

Re: Marathon HS-368 on Pashley -any predictions?

i too find reflective tape very effective. my commuter bag is covered with it and i noticed on first use that drivers gave me a wider berth. as people say - i think drivers pick you out earlier and have time to adjust their path. does anyone have experience of 'glint tape'? is it more effective than...
by mig
14 Nov 2012, 7:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike & Clothing for rider who is 6'-10"
Replies: 20
Views: 2259

Re: Bike & Clothing for rider who is 6'-10"

Additionally he would be looking for some cleated cycling shoes of the mountain bike / touring recessed cleat type rather than road shoe type. He wears a size 14 / 15 shoe. Sidi Dominator 5 in sizes 51 & 52 , going cheap (comparatively) These are what I use ( but in 46/11 ) that's a ridiculous ...
by mig
13 Nov 2012, 8:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike & Clothing for rider who is 6'-10"
Replies: 20
Views: 2259

Re: Bike & Clothing for rider who is 6'-10"

a visit to brian rourke a few years ago saw the frame fit prior to my own for a 6' 8" chap wanting a "micro TT frame." not at all far from manchester. ditto steve goff.

clothes and shoes i'm supposing the usa?
by mig
12 Nov 2012, 8:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lab-Gear Merino Jerseys
Replies: 7
Views: 3298

Re: Lab-Gear Merino Jerseys

actually yes!

never had a jersey though - have many many long sleeve 'vests' and they are excellent. worn almost every day for many years (bought back when labgear had a uk distributor) and are generally still as new.

expensive but top quality indeed.
by mig
12 Nov 2012, 7:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best gripping winter road tyre (non-studded)
Replies: 99
Views: 7774

Re: Best gripping winter road tyre (non-studded)

took my first decent ride on the continental winter top contacts today. excellent tyre on first impression. very quiet in use. very sure footed. plus removing the 28c schwalbe marathon plus from the rear wheel actually gave me some 'bounce' at the back of the bike. i doubt that it will make it back ...
by mig
12 Nov 2012, 1:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best gripping winter road tyre (non-studded)
Replies: 99
Views: 7774

Re: Best gripping winter road tyre (non-studded)

i wouldn't read too much into any test results anyway. car tyres that stay soft at low temps work. same is true for the continental tyres and/or the schwalbe marathons. having a frame that can take both tyres in terms of clearance i just put everything i can in my favour when out in frost/ice/snow/s...
by mig
11 Nov 2012, 4:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best gripping winter road tyre (non-studded)
Replies: 99
Views: 7774

Re: Best gripping winter road tyre (non-studded)

have just fitted a pair of the top contacts to my fixed commuter. they appear to have smaller volume than marathon winters. a quick test ride around the block saw them collect quite a lot of debris though - small bits of leaves, twigs etc. have any other users found this to promote the likelihood of...
by mig
9 Nov 2012, 8:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Marathon HS-368 on Pashley -any predictions?
Replies: 33
Views: 2146

Re: Marathon HS-368 on Pashley -any predictions?

ohhhh blast it..!!!

:thumbs through calendar:
by mig
9 Nov 2012, 7:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Marathon HS-368 on Pashley -any predictions?
Replies: 33
Views: 2146

Re: Marathon HS-368 on Pashley -any predictions?

you have run the tyre under pressure for a short time? oh.

the first puncture will be in the afternoon of the 4th of march
by mig
9 Nov 2012, 5:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best gripping winter road tyre (non-studded)
Replies: 99
Views: 7774

Re: Best gripping winter road tyre (non-studded)

my winter tyres both car and bicycle go on tomorrow. a note of caution though re. the car - i believe certain insurance companies have argued that they are a 'modification' and have angled that not declaring them is not keeping to your declared specification. some literature on the subject suggests ...
by mig
9 Nov 2012, 1:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suitable brakes to use with Edelux / B&M Cyo
Replies: 35
Views: 1997

Re: Suitable brakes to use with Edelux / B&M Cyo

methinks there will soon be a wheel build & light kit request coming through...... :D