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by RRSODL
2 May 2014, 12:25am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling snobbery!
Replies: 65
Views: 18662

Re: Cycling snobbery!

Well, I ignore other cyclists unless they ride expensive road bikes and are kitted in expensive gear :wink:
by RRSODL
25 Apr 2014, 9:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddles Again
Replies: 4
Views: 1622

Re: Saddles Again

Cheers, but nope, that's not the one - just looked at pics online and it doesn't have a honeycomb construction base like the VNT (lots of hexagons cut right through the base) - pic of mine here, which is getting rather worn: IMG_6152-001.JPG Is that a picture of the underside of your saddle? I coul...
by RRSODL
24 Apr 2014, 6:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddles Again
Replies: 4
Views: 1622

Re: Saddles Again

That looks very much like the Fizik Antares. Very flat and a little wider, shorter and lighter than the Fizik Arione.

I have one, with very little mileage, no accidents :D just not for my butt. All in black

You can have it for £40 + £5 postage - Paypal gift, bank transfer or cheque.
by RRSODL
18 Mar 2014, 9:36pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Fat Birds (Don't Fly) - Hunstanton
Replies: 7
Views: 33588

Re: Fat Birds (Don't Fly) - Hunstanton

A week ago I emailed Fatbirds to see if they had a Van Nicholas Pioneer Rohloff in stock that I could have a look at. They must be doing very well, as so far they haven't bothered to reply. Perhaps they regard a mere£3000 as not worth the effort. Just emailed VN to tell them they have lost a sale. ...
by RRSODL
15 Mar 2014, 3:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Looking for a new handlebar - anyone used the On-One mungo?
Replies: 6
Views: 4260

Re: Looking for a new handlebar - anyone used the On-One mun

I got these bars on two bikes and I love them http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mobile/fsa-vero-compact-road-bar/rp-prod36060?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=Shopping&utm_name=UnitedKingdom&gclid=CL_91PrplL0CFZShtAodcVEAuA I did consider the bars you linked to for my single speed but I did...
by RRSODL
13 Mar 2014, 9:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimergo Chorus with 9 speed drivetrain success
Replies: 7
Views: 3809

Re: Shimergo Chorus with 9 speed drivetrain success

Excellent.

I have 3 bikes with ultashift and shimano front derailleurs and they all work fine.
No 1 - All Shimano 105 with Veloce ultrashift (Triple)
No 2 - All Shimano 105 with Record Ultrashift (double)
No 3 - All Shimano 105 with Veloce ultrasgift (comppact)
by RRSODL
21 Oct 2013, 9:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hand-Built Wheels - Expectations
Replies: 20
Views: 3029

Re: Hand-Built Wheels - Expectations

thanks guys for all the info - much appreciated! yep wheelbuilding is one thing i decided to leave till next tour.... maybe i should have tried it.. i'm measuring the deviation just up against the brake pads while mounted on the bikes - so not at all accurate. Any recommendations on how i should ch...
by RRSODL
21 Oct 2013, 3:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hand-Built Wheels - Expectations
Replies: 20
Views: 3029

Re: Hand-Built Wheels - Expectations

The spoke nipples bed into the rims and the spoke heads bed into the hubs. If the tensions are properly equalised in the first place, then they shouldn't really go out of true. Colin has some dodges, like punching the spoke heads in. I was talking to a full time pro wheelbuilder a few months back a...
by RRSODL
21 Oct 2013, 2:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hand-Built Wheels - Expectations
Replies: 20
Views: 3029

Re: Hand-Built Wheels - Expectations

I think you are right to expect a smaller tolerance, how are you measuring the 1 or 2mm? However, we don't know enough about the wheels to make judgement. If the rims have serious imperfections, (rims are not perfect) then your builder probably had to compromise a bit to get a solid wheel with even ...
by RRSODL
21 Oct 2013, 1:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Netbook for touring
Replies: 114
Views: 66129

Re: Netbook for touring

It all depends what you need the device for. I have a Galaxy notes 2 which has a 2 GB of RAM and a 64GB micro SD card for data. The screen is 5.5" and works very well with internet. The new Galaxy notes 3 is out now which is even better. The device can give you internet access, music player, vi...
by RRSODL
15 Oct 2013, 12:01am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Tapatalk pop up
Replies: 22
Views: 71544

Re: Tapatalk pop up

Throwing the toys out of the pram already :lol:
by RRSODL
12 Oct 2013, 10:34pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Tapatalk pop up
Replies: 22
Views: 71544

Re: Tapatalk pop up

Interesting topic this tapatalk is at the moment. It seems that tapatalk are making some forum owners very unhappy atm and forums owners are shutting down access to their forums via tapatalk. There are 2 issues as far I can see. One is advertising where tapatalk is making money at the expenses of f...
by RRSODL
12 Oct 2013, 8:26am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Tapatalk pop up
Replies: 22
Views: 71544

Re: Tapatalk pop up

Interesting topic this tapatalk is at the moment. It seems that tapatalk are making some forum owners very unhappy atm and forums owners are shutting down access to their forums via tapatalk. There are 2 issues as far I can see. One is advertising where tapatalk is making money at the expenses of fo...
by RRSODL
27 Sep 2013, 5:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Long Quill Stem to Ahead Adaptor needed
Replies: 18
Views: 4862

Re: Long Quill Stem to Ahead Adaptor needed

The basis I have is ordering the BBB first. It wasn't long enough so I sent it back. BTW, I think I did not explain properly when I said I adapted some spacers. What I did was add some cling film to the stem before I fitted the spacers. The spacers that come with the BBB adaptor have a very poor fi...
by RRSODL
26 Sep 2013, 11:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Long Quill Stem to Ahead Adaptor needed
Replies: 18
Views: 4862

Re: Long Quill Stem to Ahead Adaptor needed

Also, the adaptor is very nicely made. The BBB adaptor linked by someone already does not look half as well made as this adaptor. Not sure what basis you use to make this observation, but the BBB adaptor is very well made. It also the advantage of being dual purpose, also being an ahead steerer ext...