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by mig
15 Jan 2020, 2:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: about Father Brown's time travelling bicycles
Replies: 45
Views: 1614

Re: about Father Brown's time travelling bicycles

and he's wearing black ! :wink:
by mig
9 Jan 2020, 10:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub Dynamo for winter commute.
Replies: 166
Views: 7293

Re: Hub Dynamo for winter commute.

the warranty on the SON is good, but the services in most hubs -between wheelbuilding faff, actual cost, posting faff, and 'no wheel while it is gone' faff- 'cost' plenty. In fact you can often comfortably buy another hub generator for that amount. I don't think shimano hubs are designed to be thro...
by mig
24 Dec 2019, 5:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub Dynamo for winter commute.
Replies: 166
Views: 7293

Re: Hub Dynamo for winter commute.

mattheus wrote:I'm fairly sure that the first monster stages of the TdeF ran through mcuh of the night with no lighting used. (1903 start?)


that must have been difficult for sky to cover live! :wink:

love to see it make a comeback though.
by mig
19 Dec 2019, 12:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub Dynamo for winter commute.
Replies: 166
Views: 7293

Re: Hub Dynamo for winter commute.

dim wrote:got a reply from Supernova ....

they have suggested the Supernova E3 Pro 2 ...

I've just checked SJS and they are £119

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/lighting/black-supernova-e3-pro-2-dynamo-front-light/


plus a bit more if you want a grey one :shock:
by mig
17 Dec 2019, 10:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheels - number of spokes
Replies: 31
Views: 1193

Re: Wheels - number of spokes

the reason i don't prefer factory built wheels is that i tend to use wheels over a long period of time. i have some 16 spoke cosmics from the 90s. would a spoke or nipple for those even be available now? race wheels of that era admittedly but the same would be true of early shimano etc road wheels. ...
by mig
13 Dec 2019, 9:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Singlespeed chain & freewheel- what am I missing
Replies: 9
Views: 559

Re: Singlespeed chain & freewheel- what am I missing

OK my singlespeed commuter needs a new chain (and almost certainly a new freewheel as well- I've been a bit lax about it). Got a new KMC 1/8" chain and a generic 16tooth freewheel from LBS (which is actually 3/32"). The new chain fits around the chainwheel perfectly. Measured out same num...
by mig
4 Dec 2019, 11:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Supercommuter?
Replies: 112
Views: 20685

Re: Supercommuter?

i feel that there really needs to be a fixed version of the super commuter. pompino type frame, big clearances, simple hubs, great lights.
by mig
4 Dec 2019, 11:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixie: Why? Why not?
Replies: 107
Views: 6874

Re: Fixie: Why? Why not?

I've been riding a fixed for not far short of 40 years now, but I recently learned new stuff about it. I emigrated to the south of France 6 years ago to a fairly hilly place. I'd intended to sell my fixed bike, but was too busy - was rather annoyed when it was the first thing off the removal van. S...
by mig
21 Nov 2019, 10:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixie: Why? Why not?
Replies: 107
Views: 6874

Re: Fixie: Why? Why not?

I find that I'm more consistent speed wise on fixed than running gears. Also that I'm better riding into the wind.
by mig
19 Nov 2019, 10:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Thirty Years with a Sturmey Gear.
Replies: 74
Views: 7181

Re: Thirty Years with a Sturmey Gear.

Oh no ! Any original receipts.? :wink:
by mig
14 Nov 2019, 10:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Kinotrope
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: Kinotrope

i can appreciate it from one angle but i actually don't like it. i prefer a bike to be uncluttered and meant for a practical use.
by mig
9 Nov 2019, 10:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixie: Why? Why not?
Replies: 107
Views: 6874

Re: Fixie: Why?

'sovus' cheapos from 25 years ago. drilled and i squirt some decent grease in them every so often. they've done mega miles and are still okay. have seen some flood water action in recent days and shrug it off. they're not going to feature on the new olympic spec gb track bike but ...hey :wink: ps wh...
by mig
9 Nov 2019, 10:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre wear - mileages
Replies: 30
Views: 816

Re: Tyre wear - mileages

i feel that a smaller wheel accelerates more easily for a given effort and would scrub more with that change in speed. pure observation only also makes me think that riders have a 'choppier' action on small wheeled bicycles. they seem to move up and down more and i equate that movement with more fle...
by mig
9 Nov 2019, 4:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre wear - mileages
Replies: 30
Views: 816

Re: Tyre wear - mileages

you're smoother on the mercian.
by mig
4 Nov 2019, 10:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixie: Why? Why not?
Replies: 107
Views: 6874

Re: Fixie: Why?

didn't a track kilo rider have some sort of two sprocket system?

IIRC one was a little loose and, as the bike accelerated, the chain dropped down to a smaller sprocket. not sure what happened to chain tension though!

i'll see if i can find some info somewhere.