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by mig
17 Oct 2012, 12:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Winter tyres in narrower sizes?
Replies: 5
Views: 1306

Re: Winter tyres in narrower sizes?

agreed to go easy whatever tyres you use in winter. i would say however that studded tyres do 'defeat' snow and ice within reason. as for the continental winters in 37c i have recently tried one in a frame with a supposed maximum of 32c with mudguards and they fit no problem using an open pro rim! m...
by mig
12 Oct 2012, 4:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Need some 27 x 1 1/4 wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 7055

Re: Need some 27 x 1 1/4 wheels

google "gerry shields" a manchester bike shop - my local one.
i wouldn't be at all surprised if chris or his father gerry had a selection!
by mig
10 Oct 2012, 7:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Who should build my new frame?
Replies: 66
Views: 4198

Re: Who should build my new frame?

not descended from no. am one :D
by mig
10 Oct 2012, 7:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Who should build my new frame?
Replies: 66
Views: 4198

Re: Who should build my new frame?

Might also be worth distinguishing between made to measure and true custom built frames, with the former being more of an off the peg design sized and painted to suit the customer. Not sure all on your list offer a true custom service (if that matters). Personally, I'd add Steve Goff to that list -...
by mig
10 Oct 2012, 4:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Who should build my new frame?
Replies: 66
Views: 4198

Re: Who should build my new frame?

mercian are the class act by reputation as you no doubt already know. i would toss another name into the ring - brian rourke. have had 2 frames measured by him (the first by paul washington, the second by his son jason) and they are impeccable. add to that the fact that a visit to his shop is an un...
by mig
9 Oct 2012, 9:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Who should build my new frame?
Replies: 66
Views: 4198

Re: Who should build my new frame?

really? :shock:

that must be a recent thing - i've got 2 sets!
by mig
9 Oct 2012, 8:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Who should build my new frame?
Replies: 66
Views: 4198

Re: Who should build my new frame?

mercian are the class act by reputation as you no doubt already know. i would toss another name into the ring - brian rourke. have had 2 frames measured by him (the first by paul washington, the second by his son jason) and they are impeccable. add to that the fact that a visit to his shop is an unr...
by mig
9 Oct 2012, 10:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: ceramic wheel bearings
Replies: 1
Views: 896

ceramic wheel bearings

does anyone have any experience of same?

do they offer any advantages in being more hard wearing? or another example of 'fixing' a problem that doesn't really exist?
by mig
8 Oct 2012, 7:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: reprints from film negatives
Replies: 17
Views: 11195

Re: reprints from film negatives

just a quick re-visit to this thread.

mr freeflow sir you have made someone in my family very happy for reasons outlined via PM. a very gentlemanly & human gesture for which i am truly grateful.
by mig
2 Oct 2012, 9:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Another spoke length calculator (runs in browser)
Replies: 29
Views: 2175

Re: Another spoke length calculator (runs in browser)

a few bugs it seems but otherwise excellent :)
by mig
2 Oct 2012, 9:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: rimd and tyres
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: rim and tyres - continued

so the question now is, which tyre. I commute 20+ miles each day throughout the year and may want to use the bike (Cube Hooper) next year on a long ride (800 miles) to Germany. Combination of puncture resistance and low rolling resistance and weight. Schwalbe Marathons ? The plus version seems a pa...
by mig
2 Oct 2012, 4:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre noise
Replies: 22
Views: 1380

Re: Tyre noise

are you simply more contented on the one tyre rather than the other and are doing the humming (inadvertently) yourself? :wink:
by mig
2 Oct 2012, 3:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre noise
Replies: 22
Views: 1380

Re: Tyre noise

is the wider tyre flicking a mudguard whereas the narrower one isn't?

or are the little fingers of rubber left on as the tyre leaves the machine rubbing a mudguard? that can whine until they disappear.

or do you have no mudguards on the bike? :D
by mig
1 Oct 2012, 7:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: a robust, sensible, long lasting bicycle.
Replies: 62
Views: 3191

Re: a robust, sensible, long lasting bicycle.

when talking of robustness which part of a frame takes most force in use? the chainstays?
by mig
28 Sep 2012, 9:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: a robust, sensible, long lasting bicycle.
Replies: 62
Views: 3191

Re: a robust, sensible, long lasting bicycle.

Wanting to celebrate ten years of not owning a car and happy to spend some of the money I would have spent on one, I started with a blank sheet of paper and ended up with this; http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8172/8030988027_b104c1ac0d_c.jpg As has been said up thread, we're all different, I can see ...