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by Brucey
21 May 2012, 7:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Discs or canti's on a new tourer
Replies: 81
Views: 73509

Re: Discs or canti's on a new tourer

They are fine for what I believe is their intended use. Ie off road. The Lyras work as well. Options now include the Hope V2 thingy or the pricier TRp version or wait until the SRAM stuff gets cheaper. Or I could finish my own version which is less bulky than the Hopes but needs a caliper service. ...
by Brucey
21 May 2012, 5:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Discs or canti's on a new tourer
Replies: 81
Views: 73509

Re: Discs or canti's on a new tourer

tektro lyras are well known for being alarming.... http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=40052&t=12791817 personally I'd get some proper brakes instead. Call me boring if you like but (seized pad adjusters asides) there is little wrong with BB7 (or BB5) brakes. Bigger discs help too. c...
by Brucey
21 May 2012, 5:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Teflon oil?
Replies: 21
Views: 1701

Re: Teflon oil?

tejbat wrote:GT85 BY THE CAN FULL :D
buy it in bulk when the `Bradford` their name escapes me, sales squad come round

tej


this lot;

http://cycle-promotions.co.uk/venues.html

GT85 £7.50 for 3

cheers
by Brucey
21 May 2012, 5:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brookes saddles
Replies: 15
Views: 2020

Re: Brookes saddles

on most brooks saddles the shackle has two shoulders on it, and the edges of the nose piece sit on those. If the saddle takes a mighty knock or something the nose can spread and go lopsided. Loosening the tension bolt, then lifting and squeezing the nose piece (edit- with a bench vice or a big hamme...
by Brucey
21 May 2012, 4:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks alternatives
Replies: 43
Views: 5032

Re: Brooks alternatives

I think if you want to use a sandwich plate then you should buy the seat pin to fit the plate or buy both together.

cheers
by Brucey
21 May 2012, 4:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake pad wear
Replies: 11
Views: 1785

Re: Brake pad wear

Ayesha wrote: Order replacement blocks in bulk direct off the Fibrax website.


er, isn't that about £150 for 50 pairs at a time? :shock:

I'm not sure I'm going to get through that many anytime soon....

-or have I misunderstood you?

cheers
by Brucey
21 May 2012, 4:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Bike?
Replies: 71
Views: 12461

If I had £300 to £500 to spend on 'a bike for touring', I would -without hesitation- buy myself a used touring bike. Probably from the 1980s or early '90s. I have the skills required to turn a piece of inexpensive old junk (to some....) into a machine that will provide good service for years at litt...
by Brucey
21 May 2012, 1:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: More pain.... repairs after crashing it...
Replies: 33
Views: 1733

Re: More pain.... repairs after crashing it...

. Nothing compares with the pain of trying to centre a 1970s cantilever brake in my experience; do what you would, it'd always end up settling with one block moving and the other sitting on the rim ;) Not mention needing three hands - one to hold the brake tensed, one to pull the cable taught and t...
by Brucey
21 May 2012, 12:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Discs or canti's on a new tourer
Replies: 81
Views: 73509

Re: Discs or canti's on a new tourer

mad thought; I wonder if it might be possible to get a little bit of extra clearance for mini-Vs + 37s + mudguards by putting a notch in the mudguard, maybe with a wee cover that goes over it somehow?

I guess it might 'leak', and might (esp. if not done well) look awful....

cheers
by Brucey
21 May 2012, 11:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: More pain.... repairs after crashing it...
Replies: 33
Views: 1733

Re: More pain.... repairs after crashing it...

karlt wrote:Is off. Nice chap at shop did it for me as a favour.


.....how?

Black magic...?? :shock:

BTW measuring correct offset now is gonna be difficult..... :wink:

:mrgreen:
by Brucey
20 May 2012, 11:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How can I put "racing" tyres on a normal utility bike?
Replies: 18
Views: 1481

Re: How can I put "racing" tyres on a normal utility bike?

see; http://www.harwoodcycles.com/tyre_size.htm the tyres you have linked to are 700c which means they fit a 622 rim... confusing, isn't it...? BTW if you have rims that are (say) about 27mm wide, I wouldn't go below ~32mm width tyres. Have a look at 35 x 559 Schwalbe Kojaks.... [edit; or the Nutrak...
by Brucey
20 May 2012, 10:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How can I put "racing" tyres on a normal utility bike?
Replies: 18
Views: 1481

Re: How can I put "racing" tyres on a normal utility bike?

you need to make sure that the etrto size is correct. Most mountain bike tyres are a 559 tyre, i.e. it will say something like 47 x 559 on the sidewall. If you get some that say 32 x 559 on the sidewall they will also fit your rims. New tubes? yes not a bad idea if the new tyres are very much narrow...
by Brucey
20 May 2012, 10:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to fit a front rack to OnOne forks
Replies: 18
Views: 1048

Re: How to fit a front rack to OnOne forks

my double-entendre sensors just twitched.... :shock: :shock:

:roll: :wink:

cheers
by Brucey
20 May 2012, 9:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Caliper Brake sizing ect
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Re: Caliper Brake sizing ect

brake drop is measured from mounting centrebolt centre to centreline of brake block mounting bolts at their lowest point in the slots [edit if the range itself is not quoted e.g. http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/shimano-ultegra-br-6700-caliper-brake-49-mm-drop-prod20529/ thus 49mm is the lowest setting, a...