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by Drake
25 Mar 2016, 4:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Nidd saddles.
Replies: 8
Views: 670

Nidd saddles.

Is there a Nidd saddle that's equivalent to a Brooks B17.
by Drake
25 Mar 2016, 4:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: MTB's . . .is the triple finished ?
Replies: 60
Views: 2195

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

So it makes me wonder if on MTB's, the triple is coming to an end. For dedicated mountain biking I think it perhaps already has. My MTB is a 3x10 arrangement (22-33-44 and 11-36) and if I'm honest I've actually never used the big ring for anything other than getting to or from the trails a little f...
by Drake
25 Mar 2016, 4:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: MTB's . . .is the triple finished ?
Replies: 60
Views: 2195

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

Old chesnuts roasting on an open fire...... From this thread:- http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=104517 I'm always intrigued as to why a 1x11 drivetrain is considered a step forward however many teeth the cassette has,when 2x11 gives more range and more ratio choice within that range...
by Drake
25 Mar 2016, 1:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: MTB's . . .is the triple finished ?
Replies: 60
Views: 2195

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

[XAP]Bob wrote:Gossamer fine chains aren't ideal for those who want chains to last more than a couple of months...

So the triple will live for ages


Okay, not yet then.
by Drake
25 Mar 2016, 10:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: MTB's . . .is the triple finished ?
Replies: 60
Views: 2195

MTB's . . .is the triple finished ?

When I returned to cycling 5yrs ago after a 20yr lay off, I was quite surprised by how much cycling had moved on in that period. Frame designs, materials and equipment had moved on at a pace, some good and some not so good. Cycling it seemed had become more specialised. MTB's, jump bikes, fat bikes ...
by Drake
20 Mar 2016, 3:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Jones Plus ( a FAT bike )
Replies: 28
Views: 2448

Re: Jones Plus

Cheap man's Jones:- https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kKoZERpbgPo/VR1x9cEO3dI/AAAAAAAABNA/T2zPUkPgPKo5-TEP3V944JKU1k2Oi_v-ACCo/s400-Ic42/008.JPG LWB,room for a 3inch tyre,though I find the 2.4in fitted big enough. Thanks to the considerations of Geoff Apps and the 'tiller effect' of long stems I f...
by Drake
15 Mar 2016, 3:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hub brake levers
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Hub brake levers

Can you recommend a pair of brake levers suitable for Sturmey Archer hub brakes.
They would be going on North Road style bars.
Would prefer polished alloy,
Manythanks in advance.
by Drake
15 Mar 2016, 6:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pre heating a vacuum flask.
Replies: 13
Views: 3093

Re: Pre heating a vacuum flask.

Flask stoppers generally feel warm when in use, which can't possibly be good for thermal performance. I agree. When I was a child when we used glass flasks, the stoppers were cork, which must have been better. My mother used to to wrap the cork in a little waxed paper from a cereal packet, to preve...
by Drake
13 Mar 2016, 7:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pre heating a vacuum flask.
Replies: 13
Views: 3093

Re: Pre heating a vacuum flask.

It's crying out for a side by side test. Two identical flasks. One pre heated each method. Test the contents 4 hrs later. Actually I don't think it matters. As long as there is enough water to warm the inner flask walls to near boiling point. I'd be more interested in a test of traditional plastic ...
by Drake
13 Mar 2016, 6:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pre heating a vacuum flask.
Replies: 13
Views: 3093

Pre heating a vacuum flask.

I know that this may seem a strange question to ask, but being that some of you cyclists carry a hot drink at times . . what pre heating method do you use. I've always completly filled my flask with boiling water first and have let it stand. But during our Thurs night gathering at the local, I was t...
by Drake
4 Mar 2016, 6:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: MTB lights . . . replacement batteries.
Replies: 14
Views: 1135

Re: MTB lights . . . replacement batteries.

Hi My preference would be MTB Batteries at Lichfield. Mark's batteries are very good and his service excellent, although not as cheap as some I would also try Torchy. I haven't bought from him, but he's been recommended to me and sells through Ebay Regards tim-b Very manythanks for suggesting MTB B...
by Drake
4 Mar 2016, 10:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Suntour equipment.
Replies: 6
Views: 522

Re: Suntour equipment.

this listing http://www.onyourbike.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=446_180&products_id=293 suggests that a 112.5mm BB, (presumably a JIS one) would be OK. If a vendor cannot tell you what length BB is likely to give the correct chainline, that might be enough to make me shop el...
by Drake
4 Mar 2016, 6:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Suntour equipment.
Replies: 6
Views: 522

Re: Suntour equipment.

Brucey wrote:I think it matters which suntour equipment....

cheers

It's a Suntour triple chainset, Model No. RBR 602. I'm trying to find the recommended BB cartridge length.
by Drake
3 Mar 2016, 8:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Suntour equipment.
Replies: 6
Views: 522

Suntour equipment.

Is it possible to get tech docs for Suntour equipment
by Drake
2 Mar 2016, 10:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rear mech . . . 9sp down to 7
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Re: Rear mech . . . 9sp down to 7

There seems to be a lack of quality 7sp mtb rear mechs on the market. At the moment i'm using a Shimano Tourney mech. Not an expensive mech by any stretch of the imagination, but surprisingly reliable none the less. Without boring your socks off, I did start to get sideways movement on the mounting ...