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by AM7
26 Jul 2014, 12:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Options for a square taper BB renovation
Replies: 14
Views: 1315

Re: Options for a square taper BB renovation

I've got a rather old Campag 54/48 chainring that came off the Scot, with a nice old Campag rear mech. They could do with some buffing up but they do look nice. Problem is, the rings are practically the same size! Not sure what the point of that is. I'd rather have a compact as everything round her...
by AM7
25 Jul 2014, 7:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Options for a square taper BB renovation
Replies: 14
Views: 1315

Re: Options for a square taper BB renovation

The 116bcd Campag Victory/Triomphe/GS chainsets take a 35t smallest chainring. Unfortunately, Campag rings in anything other than 53, 52 or 42 sizes are as rare as hens teeth. I've got a 50/36 set and a 46/36 set which took me years to find. In fact I've never seen another 50 or 46 Campag 116bcd rin...
by AM7
22 Jul 2014, 9:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: mixte refurb
Replies: 10
Views: 1352

Re: mixte refurb

I used exactly the same method as MickF to spread the rear triangle on my Raleigh Royale mixte from 126mm to 130mm. Very straightforward.
by AM7
22 Jul 2014, 9:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: can you buy a Boardman hybrid at halfords & assemble it ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1143

Re: can you buy a Boardman hybrid at halfords & assemble it

I got my Moulton TSR2 from Hafords via the Cycle to Work scheme. They were quite happy to let me take it to assemble myself, but I had to sign a disclaimer which led me to assume if I took it back with any problems later, they would blame it on the fact it hadn't been "professionally" asse...
by AM7
20 Jul 2014, 10:47am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: New to here - GPS question and canals...
Replies: 14
Views: 3069

Re: New to here - GPS question and canals...

I went for a Garmin Etrex over the Edge, mainly because of the convenience of being able to use AA batteries.
by AM7
20 Jul 2014, 10:45am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Watching TdF and ... open mouths ... bugs!
Replies: 11
Views: 2386

Re: Watching TdF and ... open mouths ... bugs!

The bugs round here seem to be particularly drawn to yellow clothing so Nibali and the Saxo-Tinkoff team will be particularly afflicted :D
by AM7
19 Jul 2014, 7:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Introductions - tell us about yourself
Replies: 1107
Views: 313242

Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Hello all I've been cycling on and off since my teens, but ride pretty regularly now, mainly day rides though I rode a solo LEJOG a couple of years ago. I'm hoping to do another multi-day long tour in the not too distant future, if I can fit it in around family commitments. I also love tinkering wit...
by AM7
18 Jul 2014, 10:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Help with choosing bike type and/or commute through London
Replies: 98
Views: 13817

Re: Help with choosing bike type and/or commute through Lond

As I said I have a route if I can take the lea river. What I don't have is route that doesn't involve the towpath. I enter the towpath near Seven Sisters tube station so would need to be able to get from there to Waltham Cross ( or perhaps from somewhere else) and the A1010 seems like the only way....