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by fossala
26 Aug 2019, 9:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Guess that aero tubeset
Replies: 7
Views: 552

Re: Guess that aero tubeset

It's not meant for a velodrome. The BB drop is too much. Guess it was made for road use and this is how I intend to use it anyway.

I'm fairly sure the chainstays aren't Columbus max. The taper is really short.
by fossala
25 Aug 2019, 9:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Guess that aero tubeset
Replies: 7
Views: 552

Re: Guess that aero tubeset

I can't see any chainstays like that on a zero tubed bike or in any of their catalogues. Doesn't mean they didn't use a mix of tubes though.
by fossala
25 Aug 2019, 4:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Guess that aero tubeset
Replies: 7
Views: 552

Re: Guess that aero tubeset

Yes, that is the conclusion I came to, frame number is 0914.

Regarding tubing the fork weighs 618g and the frame is 1.646kg. Fairly good weights I think but nothing earth shattering.
by fossala
25 Aug 2019, 2:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Guess that aero tubeset
Replies: 7
Views: 552

Guess that aero tubeset

Hello, Not been on here in a while due to moving. Now things have settled down inevertably another bike ended up on my doorstep. It's a Corrado. Lovely, light with a paper thin downtube. I'm curious what the tubing is, maybe someone can help as it looks quite distinctive. The downtube looks like Col...
by fossala
23 Jul 2019, 6:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rail Lines - Past and Present - Cornwall
Replies: 43
Views: 4754

Re: Rail Lines - Past and Present - Cornwall

Did you know St. Blazey has the last remaining semi circular roundhouse in the UK? Not a railway line but interesting nevertheless.
by fossala
22 Jul 2019, 8:41am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cornwall & Devon Coast & Borders
Replies: 61
Views: 7611

Re: Cornwall & Devon Coast & Borders

Hi, I will still be doing the route I posted further up. I'll be trying to do at least 100 miles a day. That might be hard in my present condition. Each map I posted is 100 miles. So Thursday I will hope to be in lands end. I will update regularly on here so you can see where I am. It will be nice ...
by fossala
22 Jul 2019, 6:47am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cornwall & Devon Coast & Borders
Replies: 61
Views: 7611

Re: Cornwall & Devon Coast & Borders

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
All packed and off again tomorrow :P
I will up date every fifty miles or so.
Weather is still good.

Where will you be on Thursday? I have a day off if you want company to pass the hours and distract you from the riding. I live about 5miles east of St. Austell.
by fossala
18 Jul 2019, 9:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tom Watson. Whats he up to?
Replies: 13
Views: 2014

Re: Tom Watson. Whats he up to?

He and the majority of labour are betraying the working class and trying to save neo-libralism. Neo-libralism only gives the consessions required to pacify the majority. Any alternative that doesn't withhold the maximum possible is unacceptable and this is why any form of socialism isn't an option. ...
by fossala
18 Jul 2019, 6:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixed gear chain wear
Replies: 53
Views: 1971

Re: Fixed gear chain wear

Izumi supertoughness chain is about £60 a pop. It is allegedly x3 more durable than a standard Izumi track chain, which costs about £16. I've not compared the two; has anyone? Still, the posh Izumi chain looks cheap by comparison with the Renold equivalent..... cheers I've never put 1000 miles on a...
by fossala
16 Jul 2019, 9:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixed gear chain wear
Replies: 53
Views: 1971

Re: Fixed gear chain wear

they seem much of a muchness in use. i do run an EAI one on a bike. whilst it's good it's not that good. maybe mr spendy up thread will give his thoughts :wink: My commuting bike has a very cheap kmc chain, sugino rd2 chainset, messanger chainring and miche sprocket. My "nice" bike has DA...
by fossala
16 Jul 2019, 4:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixed gear chain wear
Replies: 53
Views: 1971

Re: Fixed gear chain wear

they are meant to be the best. All CNC machined, perfectly true etc etc. Also available with a gold TiN finish. Mind you, you can buy a perfectly reasonable CNC machined sprocket (even from the same places as well EAI ones) for much less https://www.velodrome.shop/track-sprockets/velodrome-shop-eli...
by fossala
16 Jul 2019, 3:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixed gear chain wear
Replies: 53
Views: 1971

Re: Fixed gear chain wear

I won't embarrass myself and admit which one I bought.
by fossala
15 Jul 2019, 4:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixed gear chain wear
Replies: 53
Views: 1971

Re: Fixed gear chain wear

I replaced the drive train with 1/8 instead of 3/32 consisting of an Izumi chain, EAI sprocket (17t) and Dura ace chainring (47t). 1,024 miles in, including a 400k and a 600k brevet and the wear is unmeasurable. Due to chaining to many variables I can't say what helped and what did not but it seems ...
by fossala
14 Jul 2019, 6:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Carradice audax saddle bag.
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: Carradice audax saddle bag.

I had them make me one without leather. Been working well throughout my SR series.
by fossala
13 Jul 2019, 2:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: My New Bike
Replies: 19
Views: 774

Re: My New Bike

mercalia wrote:How much did you pay?

The number on the till would be about right?