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by kylecycler
21 Sep 2014, 1:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Easy on and off mirror
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: Easy on and off mirror

Other feedback on it welcome, particularly from folk who have subjected it to repeated refitting as I have a residual concern/interest as to whether the band arrangement wlll last. I've not seen the Zefal mirror, but Aldi lights, which I've been using for quite a while now, have a similar band arra...
by kylecycler
21 Sep 2014, 12:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shimano Alivio
Replies: 5
Views: 894

Re: Shimano Alivio

According to Wiki: Low normal or rapid rise rear derailleurs return the chain to the largest sprocket on the cassette when no cable tension is applied. While this was once a common design for rear derailleurs, it is relatively uncommon today. In mountain biking and off-road cycling, the most critica...
by kylecycler
31 Jul 2014, 7:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Titanium frame repairs are they worth it?
Replies: 26
Views: 5722

Re: Titanium frame repairs are they worth it?

Just to confirm and elaborate on Mick's post, here's Seven Cycles' Technical Supplement on Titanium: http://www.sevencycles.com/buildingbike/techsupplement/ti.php Also, if you click on this link from CycleFit, Seven's UK suppliers, then scroll down and click on 'Seven Cycles in-depth Guide to Titani...
by kylecycler
24 Jun 2014, 3:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Beryl Burton
Replies: 27
Views: 4049

Re: Beryl Burton

So, I can imagine that the perceived threats to their way of life (horse ownership; rural exclusivity; class exclusivity; new group encroachment) created such a response. In the same way as it's difficult to understand why there was opposition to the advent of the motorcar, it's difficult to imagin...
by kylecycler
23 Jun 2014, 12:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Saddle on 1940's Raleigh roadster.
Replies: 5
Views: 1083

Re: Saddle on 1940's Raleigh roadster.

I don't think that was what OP had in mind. IIRC there were saddles made with many small springs that were underneath and roughly in the same plane as the saddle, not at right angles to it. The springs were attached to the cantle plate at the back forming the arms of the Y and the junction was a ri...
by kylecycler
22 Jun 2014, 5:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Saddle on 1940's Raleigh roadster.
Replies: 5
Views: 1083

Re: Saddle on 1940's Raleigh roadster.

This one might be ideal for you: http://en.hollandbikeshop.com/bicycle-saddles-seatposts/lepper-saddle/lepper-bicycle-saddle-classic-triple-sprung-90-black/ Never tried it, so don't know what it feels like, and the springs aren't chrome as on the B33, but it has a cutout, which might help your crotc...
by kylecycler
20 Jun 2014, 2:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: My new Saddle
Replies: 20
Views: 2891

Re: My new Saddle

I read somewhere that if you turn the Spa saddles upside down and brush Neatsfoot oil or Proofide around the edges where the leather has been cut, it should seep in, although it takes a few days - you'll eventually see the oil meeting in the middle. That might soften it. Partly because of the plasti...
by kylecycler
20 Dec 2013, 2:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bicycle Art
Replies: 21
Views: 2873

Re: Bicycle Art

geo ham bicycle.JPG

Sometimes less is more - amazing what a gifted artist can do with a few brush strokes. Don't know the artist, though.

cycling geo ham 2.JPG

Same artist, maybe not so impressive, but who does it remind you of? For me, it's Chris Hoy! :)
by kylecycler
20 Dec 2013, 2:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tread on road tyres?
Replies: 22
Views: 2845

Re: Tread on road tyres?

This should help - technical info from Schwalbe - their answer is on page 14: http://www.schwalbe.co.uk/_webedit/uploaded-files/All%20Files/Technical%20Info.pdf "On a normal, smooth road, even in wet conditions, a slick tire actually provides better grip than a tire with a tread because the con...
by kylecycler
27 Oct 2013, 5:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frame protection film. Which one?
Replies: 11
Views: 4534

Re: Frame protection film. Which one?

I recently bought a new Carrera TdF and like you I wanted to keep it good. I got Lizard Skins Clear Patches and Leather Chainstay Protectors from Evans Cycles. Probably cost more than they're worth, and I'm skint, but your head goes funny when you buy a new bike. 3M Helitape might have been a more s...