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by rfryer
22 Oct 2020, 5:21am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Off-Road / Cyclocross gearing
Replies: 13
Views: 833

Re: Off-Road / Cyclocross gearing

See here , where it says the capacity of the long cage rear mech is 31 teeth, which matches an 11-42 cassette. If you wanted to run 46/30 with 11-42, you'd need a rear mech with a capacity of 47. Thanks, though not sure I understand. How is the 31 teeth calculated? Is it some sort of combination of...
by rfryer
21 Oct 2020, 3:21am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Off-Road / Cyclocross gearing
Replies: 13
Views: 833

Re: Off-Road / Cyclocross gearing

For GRX I'd double-check the allowed ratios. It's possible that when running 2x, the cassette must be considerably smaller than is supported when running 1x, maybe 11-34 rather than 11-42. Still confused to be honest! My bike shop said no, that the 11-42 is 1x only...though that's the same shop tha...
by rfryer
7 Oct 2020, 6:36am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Off-Road / Cyclocross gearing
Replies: 13
Views: 833

Re: Off-Road / Cyclocross gearing

For GRX I'd double-check the allowed ratios. It's possible that when running 2x, the cassette must be considerably smaller than is supported when running 1x, maybe 11-34 rather than 11-42.
by rfryer
6 Oct 2020, 1:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brompton L or R spec, which is best?
Replies: 18
Views: 600

Re: Brompton L or R spec, which is best?

I have an S6R, and have made extensive use of both front (Brompton S Bag) and rear (Brompton Rack Pack) luggage options. If you can get away with a single item of luggage, I would recommend the front bag. You can squeeze plenty in, it fits on the folded bike, and there are no issues with catching th...
by rfryer
28 Sep 2020, 4:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: NHS Covid-19 app shortcoming?
Replies: 49
Views: 1430

Re: NHS Covid-19 app shortcoming?

Another shortcoming seems to be that you can install both the England + Wales and Scottish apps, but only one at a time is allowed to warn you about contacts. Which is annoying if you're frequently travelling across the border.
by rfryer
26 Sep 2020, 7:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 995
Views: 127597

Re: Cycle Travel Question

No, that's not expected. I've just tweaked something slightly in the hope it might work, but I think I'm going to need to buy an Android phone to debug this one, sadly. Nope. Adding to the route now seems completely broken! :? Unless I switch the browser to desktop mode, then it work (both Chrome &...
by rfryer
26 Sep 2020, 1:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 995
Views: 127597

Re: Cycle Travel Question

I've done a bunch of work today on the mobile map (appears automatically on Android or iPhone, but you can also get it at https://cycle.travel/map/mobile), to make it more consistent and easier to use. The most obvious change is that anything that appeared on the old "Share" tab at the bo...
by rfryer
5 Sep 2020, 7:25am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Knee Pain
Replies: 66
Views: 3682

Re: Knee Pain

From my experience... ⋅  Clip in pedals with more float improved matters for me - I switched to Speedplay Zeros. ⋅  If you're having issues in this area, you could do much worse than consult a quality bike fitter who specializes in sorting out these kinds of issue, such as The Bi...
by rfryer
21 Aug 2020, 2:14pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Electric power points for e-vehicles
Replies: 179
Views: 3722

Re: Electric power points for e-vehicles

I'm not a betting man, but if I were to put odds on that the car will mist up this morning, it would be 1000s to One against. My point is that you rely on the A/C to dry the air. willcee is claiming that only faulty cars steam up. Prior to A/C, especially back in the early days with small cabins an...
by rfryer
20 Aug 2020, 1:26pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Froome out of Tour
Replies: 29
Views: 931

Re: Froome out of Tour

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/53830140 Yes, but the OP said he'd been "dropped by Ineos and is out of the tour". He hasn't been dropped by Ineos, just the Tour squad. Fairly academic as he leaves next year anyway. If someone doesn't understand the meaning of being "dropped"...
by rfryer
18 Aug 2020, 5:49pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Electric power points for e-vehicles
Replies: 179
Views: 3722

Re: Electric power points for e-vehicles

Thanks. I'm thinking of a Model Y next year. Do you have a bike rack on it? Jonathan I bought a Rockbros suction cup roof rack. Sticks well on the glass roof, and very quick to mount and remove. And cheap, about £100 for a two bike rack. But for this journey, I managed to fit two bikes in the boot,...
by rfryer
18 Aug 2020, 5:44pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Electric power points for e-vehicles
Replies: 179
Views: 3722

Re: electrtric power points for e-vehicles

What's going to be interesting is how it pans out when typical EV's have ranges in the 300-400 miles. What will that mean for rapid chargers? Folk coming out of their houses to a fully charged car - why would they bother with a rapid charge? Perhaps the future isn't a huge number of chargers after ...
by rfryer
18 Aug 2020, 5:37pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Electric power points for e-vehicles
Replies: 179
Views: 3722

Re: electrtric power points for e-vehicles

I've been driving an EV with a 300 mile range for the last month, and until this weekend I've just been charging it at home, overnight, around once per week. This weekend has been a trip from north Cumbria to near the south coast, so my first time to use rapid charging. The sat-nav routed me via a ...
by rfryer
17 Aug 2020, 11:32pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Electric power points for e-vehicles
Replies: 179
Views: 3722

Re: electrtric power points for e-vehicles

What's going to be interesting is how it pans out when typical EV's have ranges in the 300-400 miles. What will that mean for rapid chargers? Folk coming out of their houses to a fully charged car - why would they bother with a rapid charge? Perhaps the future isn't a huge number of chargers after ...
by rfryer
15 Aug 2020, 7:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Yet another reason to avoid carbon frames
Replies: 278
Views: 10242

Re: Yet another reason to avoid carbon frames

As with anything it’s all personal preference Absolutely. It's just that a lot of people's personal preference is based on quite limited personal experience and knowledge and is influenced heavily by manufacturers' marketing. And a lot of people's personal preference is based on quite limited perso...