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by grani
28 Nov 2015, 9:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pair of d locks with same key
Replies: 6
Views: 1028

Re: Pair of d locks with same key

Counter productive? My thought has always to have two different lock types as that means that and miscreant has to have two sets of tools and hence decreases the chance of a successful theft Yes I agree but for me the issue is that I have a "locking station" for several bikes at home wher...
by grani
28 Nov 2015, 8:55pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: stainless steel cafettiere
Replies: 9
Views: 1484

Re: stainless steel cafettiere

Thanks for the uber quick replies. Not into integral cups or titanium i am afraid. Just found this http://direct.asda.com/george/george-home/George-Home-Double-Walled-Stainless-Steel-Cafetiere/001482125,default,pd.html&cmpid=ppc-_-ad-pla-_-ggle-pla-_-Home-_-001482125&cm_mmc=ad-ppc-_-ggle-pl...
by grani
28 Nov 2015, 7:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pair of d locks with same key
Replies: 6
Views: 1028

Pair of d locks with same key

Does anyone know where I could buy two or three d locks that use the same key?

I have seen some references online to Abus locks but am not sure where to buy them.
by grani
28 Nov 2015, 7:47pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: stainless steel cafettiere
Replies: 9
Views: 1484

Re: stainless steel cafettiere

I have one very similar to this. I like it very much. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0162MA6Y4/ ... wwb0XBCT30
by grani
27 Nov 2015, 11:47am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Commuting - is a rucksack always going to be sweaty?!
Replies: 35
Views: 2100

Re: Commuting - is a rucksack always going to be sweaty?!

I use a rack bag for my commuting. It works quite well if you do not have a lot to carry and keeps the bike balanced and reasonably streamlined.
by grani
26 Nov 2015, 2:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is today “Peak Idiot”?
Replies: 22
Views: 1480

Re: Is today “Peak Idiot”?

There will always be a risk, whatever you do, try and assess and mitigate as much as possible at all times, whatever your mode of transport. -( Unfortunately most people (about 60% according to a survey I saw recently) feel that the best way to mitigate the risk is to use a car instead of cycling. ...
by grani
20 Nov 2015, 9:03am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Winter cycling boots
Replies: 17
Views: 2246

Re: Winter cycling boots

I have a pair of Northwave Celsius that I have been happy with. They are fairly big so allow plenty of space for woolen socks. You need to make sure that there is plenty of circulation in your feet. If your shoes are tight then you will get cold regardless of what you wear. The Northave Celsius boot...
by grani
19 Nov 2015, 8:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheels for my classic road bike
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Re: Wheels for my classic road bike

if you machine the 7s freehub body, there are a few things to look out for; 1) it is very hard steel; you will probably need a carbide tipped tool in a lathe. An alternative is to grind the shoulder. 2) the freehub body will be too long (for many of the sprocket options) once the shoulder is reliev...
by grani
19 Nov 2015, 3:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheels for my classic road bike
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Re: Wheels for my classic road bike

You can rob a few mm extra by either machining the freehub shoulder or by using a dished #1 sprocket. Would I not run a risk of the derailleur fouling the spokes if I do that? not much; 7s freehubs are wider there so have room to spare. 10s and 11s cassettes come with dished/offset #1 sprockets any...
by grani
19 Nov 2015, 11:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheels for my classic road bike
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Re: Wheels for my classic road bike

Brucey wrote:You can rob a few mm extra by either machining the freehub shoulder or by using a dished #1 sprocket.

Would I not run a risk of the derailleur fouling the spokes if I do that?
by grani
19 Nov 2015, 10:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheels for my classic road bike
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Wheels for my classic road bike

I hesitate to ask for advice on this but here I go. I am looking to build a Johnny Berry frameset into a road bike for a decent amount of use. Since the original components were stripped off the bike a long time ago I have no starting point with components except for the seatpost and stem. I don't w...
by grani
17 Nov 2015, 2:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice on a new bike for a female non experienced rider
Replies: 26
Views: 1686

Re: Advice on a new bike for a female non experienced rider

[quot In addition to the commuting the Vita has also been used for leisure rides and light touring and again has been absolutely perfect . For her general use I swapped the large chainring from a 50t to a 44t and that has helped to make the gearing more appropriate to her cycling speed and style. :...
by grani
17 Nov 2015, 10:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice on a new bike for a female non experienced rider
Replies: 26
Views: 1686

Re: Advice on a new bike for a female non experienced rider

Hi all, Moulton, interesting, but too radical for my wife. So striking whilst the thought of N+1 was in the air, went to a large shiny clean bike shop, and looked at the specialized Vita as suggested. It seems to be a good all rounder, my wife was happy on it, and commented on how much lighter it i...
by grani
14 Nov 2015, 8:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Who painted this frame
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Re: Who painted this frame

reynolds transfer may give a clue to paint date http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/components/reynolds-tubing-history.html Thank you very much as I think you might have cracked it for me. The Reynolds transfer looks to be post 1973 and as the bike is built in 1968 it is highly unlikely that anyon...
by grani
14 Nov 2015, 8:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Who painted this frame
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Re: Who painted this frame

reynolds transfer may give a clue to paint date http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/components/reynolds-tubing-history.html Thank you very much as I think you might have cracked it for me. The Reynolds transfer looks to be post 1973 and as the bike is built in 1968 it is highly unlikely that anyon...