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by Drake
3 May 2016, 11:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bicycle pump.
Replies: 63
Views: 4320

Re: Bicycle pump.

Topeak do make some good pumps, but the Pocket Rocket is not one of them. I've got two, but they are hard work. Get a mini pump that acts like a floor pump, with one end sitting on the ground while you press down on it. Because you are pushing down against the ground, you are not pushing against yo...
by Drake
3 May 2016, 10:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bicycle pump.
Replies: 63
Views: 4320

Bicycle pump.

I've always considered bicycle pumps that you carry on your bike, more as a get you home tool, nothing more than that. More than likely I'm the same as everybody else and have a reasonable pump at home for weekly tyre checks . . in my case a foot pump. But about 4-5yrs ago, I bought a Topeak "p...
by Drake
26 Apr 2016, 4:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Has Boris achieved ?
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Has Boris achieved ?

reohn2 wrote:Would this be better in the 'On the road' section?

On reflection I think your right.
Maybe the higher ups will transfer. If not I'll re post.
by Drake
25 Apr 2016, 7:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Has Boris achieved ?
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Has Boris achieved ?

I've never ridden in London, and to be honest it would scare the living daylights about of me.
So I suppose this question is aimed at commuters and cyclists who live and ride in London.
Has Boris had any effect on making cycling safer in London ?
by Drake
18 Apr 2016, 9:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 26" x 1.95" mtb tyres
Replies: 21
Views: 1859

Re: 26" x 1.95" mtb tyres

If you're having repeated problems with sidewalls it might be worth trying upping your tyre pressures a bit to rule out low pressure as the cause. I tend to run my tyres at the top end of the recommended pressure. Currently at 55psi. Recently purchased an electronic gauge, as recommended on this fo...
by Drake
18 Apr 2016, 9:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 26" x 1.95" mtb tyres
Replies: 21
Views: 1859

Re: 26" x 1.95" mtb tyres

What pressures are you running? I usually use 45psi rear and 40psi front, though have been going a bit lower on the front recently. Panaracer Fire XC Pro for softer stuff and Schwalbe Smart Sam for harder have worked for me in the past - but are 2.1". Continental used to do some 1.95" tyr...
by Drake
18 Apr 2016, 9:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 26" x 1.95" mtb tyres
Replies: 21
Views: 1859

Re: 26" x 1.95" mtb tyres

You'd need to go to a 2.1, but that's neither here nor there on a MTB. I'm using Schwalbe Smart Sams on the MTB and the cyclocross no problems. Ah ! now this is an issue I have . . or a issue in.my head so to speak. My mtb is an old model Raleigh, which I believe was a model called " Mustang &...
by Drake
18 Apr 2016, 7:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 26" x 1.95" mtb tyres
Replies: 21
Views: 1859

Re: 26" x 1.95" mtb tyres

By horizontal cracks do you mean cracks running round the wheel parallel to the rim? I do agree it's not a pleasing thing to see, but I'm sure I remember reading that this type of cracking, in the sidewalls, is nothing to worry about and the tyre is safe to use because the sidewall rubber doesn't d...
by Drake
17 Apr 2016, 6:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 26" x 1.95" mtb tyres
Replies: 21
Views: 1859

26" x 1.95" mtb tyres

OK OK, your all going to say that's what you get when you buy low cost tyres. Every tyre I get suffers with horizontal cracking in the sidewalls after a short period. My current set has done a mere 220mls, although the majority of that has been off road. If you could recommend any tyres, that would ...
by Drake
8 Apr 2016, 5:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sturmey Archer rear axle lengths.
Replies: 11
Views: 1494

Sturmey Archer rear axle lengths.

I have a S/A X-RD3 rear hub which has an axle length of 163mm.
Because of the frame I want of use this in, I have been advised to fit a longer axle.
My question is . . is there a list or chart available showing S/A rear axles by length and model ?
by Drake
31 Mar 2016, 4:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Westwood rims.
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: Westwood rims.

I have seen a few aluminium westwood rims and they have been made by 'Rodi' (possibly in Portugal). However I can't find these for sale anywhere and it is possible that Pashley now can't either; I have not looked at the current guvnor models but several of their other bikes that used to have such r...
by Drake
28 Mar 2016, 2:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Westwood rims.
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Westwood rims.

One of the first postings I put on this forum was concerning an old Apollo Kalamunda mtb. Because of other commitments and other projects, this old mtb was consigned to the back of my shed and partially forgotten. That was until the beginning of last year when I decided to turn this old machine into...
by Drake
26 Mar 2016, 7:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Nidd saddles.
Replies: 8
Views: 670

Re: Nidd saddles.

Manythanks. Nice saddles do appear to be a cheaper option than a Brooks.
by Drake
26 Mar 2016, 5:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: MTB's . . .is the triple finished ?
Replies: 60
Views: 2195

Re: MTB's . . .is the triple finished ?

But should chain longevity be an issue on MTB's. After all said and done they are being used in conditions that can be pretty harsh. As far as cleaning is concerned all I do after every ride is wash the bike in plain water and let it dry. I then liberally spray with GT85. I then run the chain throu...
by Drake
25 Mar 2016, 10:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: MTB's . . .is the triple finished ?
Replies: 60
Views: 2195

Re: MTB's . . .is the triple finished ?

But should chain longevity be an issue on MTB's. After all said and done they are being used in conditions that can be pretty harsh. As far as cleaning is concerned all I do after every ride is wash the bike in plain water and let it dry. I then liberally spray with GT85. I then run the chain throug...