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by jk49
8 Feb 2016, 9:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Keeping feet properly warm
Replies: 33
Views: 2072

Re: Keeping feet properly warm

I thought my Northwave Artic celsius (spelling of artic is correct if a bit odd) were expensive, but seem like good value when compared to those wolvehammers! I wear mine in anything below about 10c with thin h20pro style over shoes to keep spray/mud off. Above that they get too hot. They are fantas...
by jk49
7 Feb 2016, 8:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: V brakes a no go on this frame?
Replies: 20
Views: 1470

Re: V brakes a no go on this frame?

yep, did this on my 90's hardtail about 3 months ago. It has improved the preformance of the rear brakes, but I think that is probably due to the cables and outers being brand new. Certainly no downsides so far. HTH.
by jk49
5 Feb 2016, 6:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BB - External cups to square taper
Replies: 81
Views: 3214

Re: BB - External cups to square taper

Brucey, you've explained how to inject grease past the external seal on un55 style bbs. Does this work better than the punching a hole in the middle of the body after applying a bit of angle grinder method,then forcing grease into the bearings from the inside>outside.
by jk49
5 Feb 2016, 11:01am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Eurovelo 6 Accommodation
Replies: 5
Views: 817

Re: Eurovelo 6 Accommodation

we used the interactive map found here http://www.cycling-loire.com/ We used it to find campsites, but I'm fairly sure it has hotels and b and b's as well. You have to tick the accomodation box on the map, then zoom in. Hope that's useful, it's a brilliant route.
by jk49
31 Jan 2016, 5:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: sturmey archer aw3 threaded sprockets?
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: sturmey archer aw3 threaded sprockets?

Thanks for all the helpful replies. It's good to know that if I can remove the original sprocket, a newer one with fewer teeth can be got. Brucey, I'll have a look at the old hubshell to see if its the removable cup type, although its the moderner one that is both goosed, and built up into a wheel a...
by jk49
31 Jan 2016, 12:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: sturmey archer aw3 threaded sprockets?
Replies: 5
Views: 616

sturmey archer aw3 threaded sprockets?

I've got a SA aw3 which appears to be in pretty good nick. I think it is from WW2 as it's body doesn't appear to have the date stamp on it. I'm planning on transplanting it into a 36 hole shell that I've already built into a wheel. (it's inner bearing is pretty rough). The older hub has a threaded s...
by jk49
22 Jan 2016, 6:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old AW hub on 126mm dropouts
Replies: 28
Views: 1783

Re: Old AW hub on 126mm dropouts

Thanks for the reassurance. I've been out and about on it a few times now, with no thread/nut related misadventures so far, so hopefully its all good.
by jk49
18 Jan 2016, 9:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Nexus or Alfine 8
Replies: 3
Views: 1487

Re: Nexus or Alfine 8

Maybe worth a look. Good price I think. I had very good service from them.

http://www.cnc-bike.de/product_info.php ... s_id=14808
by jk49
14 Jan 2016, 7:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old AW hub on 126mm dropouts
Replies: 28
Views: 1783

Re: Old AW hub on 126mm dropouts

I have just finished doing the same to my 1990's Dawes Audax (126mm spacing). I used the NTW's for vertical dropouts on the inside of the dropouts and one 3mm spacer on the NDS. I was left with 12mm ish of axle length outside the dropout on each side, so I'm hoping that will be enough for the nuts/a...
by jk49
11 Jan 2016, 8:37am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: When to avoid peak times in France?
Replies: 16
Views: 1222

Re: When to avoid peak times in France?

On one of the trips mentioned above, we thought a week on the beach in Les Landes area in the SW would be good. We only lasted one night. It was incredibly busy, we were only able to find somewhere on our 3rd attempt. So the next day, we carried on south to the Pyrrenees, where we where able to find...
by jk49
10 Jan 2016, 9:59am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: When to avoid peak times in France?
Replies: 16
Views: 1222

Re: When to avoid peak times in France?

As above. I think the main french summer holiday ends on the weekend that has the religious festival of " the assumption of Mary into heaven." This seems to be , as MrsHj says around the 15th. Having been tied to school holiday camping trips for a few years, I found the camp sites to be fa...
by jk49
4 Jan 2016, 10:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Aluminium alloy rigid MTB forks- would you?
Replies: 5
Views: 524

Re: Aluminium alloy rigid MTB forks- would you?

I've just fitted a rigid carbon disc 'picasia' fork to my 1997 spech rockhopper. So far so good, the bike rides really well.
Fnding a cheapish fork that was not corrected for suspension was a bit of a challenge though.
ducks awaiting anti carbon responses!
by jk49
14 Dec 2015, 8:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: I bought the wrong Nexus
Replies: 21
Views: 1144

Re: I bought the wrong Nexus

ok, thanks for that. Now done google translate on the email, so see what you mean. Thanks for the heads up on this deal, seems like a good price.
by jk49
13 Dec 2015, 7:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: I bought the wrong Nexus
Replies: 21
Views: 1144

Re: I bought the wrong Nexus

hi ukdodger, I've just tried to order the same, but can't work out how to pay.If you don't mind saying, how did you pay?
by jk49
30 Nov 2015, 9:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Nikwax Tech Wash - is there a cheaper or better option?
Replies: 15
Views: 3161

Re: Nikwax Tech Wash - is there a cheaper or better option?

+1 for soap, although I use Dp liquid soap flakes, bought them from one or other of the supermarkets, cheap as chips and it also makes a spray to kill black fly if thats your thing.