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by Kevin K
30 Aug 2008, 6:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rhode Gear baby carrier - instruction manual or help?
Replies: 11
Views: 1712

I assume you have the Blackburn EX1 rack that goes with the seat?
If you have, the seat simply slides onto the rack and clips on.
Kevin
by Kevin K
29 Aug 2008, 5:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Close ratio low touring gears
Replies: 18
Views: 1767

Thanks for all the comments and apologies if I've not explained myself as clearly as I might have done :oops: 44T is already a lot smaller than the 50T or so that Tiagra is designed to fit over. You're lucky if it works without the chain sometimes overshifting through the gap at the back, between th...
by Kevin K
29 Aug 2008, 3:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Close ratio low touring gears
Replies: 18
Views: 1767

Are you sure that this would provide 'a wider spread of closer-ratio mid-range gears' that you're looking for?
I didn't express this very well. What it will give me is 10 mid-range gears (40-70, roughly) instead of 8.
by Kevin K
29 Aug 2008, 3:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Close ratio low touring gears
Replies: 18
Views: 1767

Thanks for your comments.

I'm a little puzzled by your comments on gear inches and wheel size.

I'm trying to understand if identical gearing will feel the same on 26" bike as on a 700c bike.
by Kevin K
29 Aug 2008, 1:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Close ratio low touring gears
Replies: 18
Views: 1767

Close ratio low touring gears

Could the technical experts here comment please? I have 26" touring machine with an 11-32 cassette and 22-32-44 chainset. The bike has an XT derailleur and chainset, with a Tiagra front mech and STI levers. I hardly ever use the top or bottom two gears, and I find the jump between middle and in...
by Kevin K
26 Aug 2008, 2:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shimano M545/M647 Pedals
Replies: 3
Views: 1258

Thanks Richard. Theyre ok for short journeys in non spd shoes but I wouldn't want to go too far too often. So a short trip to the shops in a pair of trainers or walking shoes (which I often wear when camping with the kids) would be okay? I don't like M324 type pedals because they always seem to come...
by Kevin K
25 Aug 2008, 10:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shimano M545/M647 Pedals
Replies: 3
Views: 1258

Shimano M545/M647 Pedals

I'm looking for a new set of pedals to replace my single sided Shimano M324. I always commute in SPD shoes, but I often nip to the shops in ordinary shoes, so need a platform as well. The M324 has served me well, but a double sided pedal would make my commute easier. I've read various reviews of the...
by Kevin K
21 Aug 2008, 8:43am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Pricematch? Yes we will, oh no we won't!
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

£2 or not, I'd call ask for my money. an agreement is just that!
Kevin
by Kevin K
14 Aug 2008, 4:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon Supreme
Replies: 20
Views: 15925

Cranky, Schwalbe are notorious for inaccurate type measurement. Can you tell us how wide your tyres actually are please? How about some pictures too - I'm thinking of fitting these to my new bike. Thanks, Kevin
by Kevin K
10 Aug 2008, 10:16am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rough Stuff or Nomad?
Replies: 11
Views: 4552

I've always found Thorn exceedingly helpful and very patient in answering all my questions. I've had three Thorn bikes, one new (Rohloff eXXp, now sold) and two used (Sherpa and childback triplet), and have bought kit from their website (when it's the cheapest). I can't fault their customer service....
by Kevin K
8 Jun 2008, 1:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Commuting bike for an 11 year old?
Replies: 4
Views: 728

Another recommendation for Islabikes. We've had three so far and have delighted with all of them. They are an investment, but keep their value really well. We just sold my daughter's two year old Beinn 24 for £170.
Kevin
by Kevin K
8 May 2008, 5:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hewitt Cheviot / Cheviot SE
Replies: 9
Views: 2096

Anyone know the largest tyre a 26" Hewitt will take - Marathon XR 559-50?
Thanks, Kevin