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by Kevin K
9 May 2010, 11:10am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Ortlieb rollers, City Or Classic!?!?
Replies: 4
Views: 10152

Re: Ortlieb rollers, City Or Classic!?!?

I bought a pair of Front City panniers for my kids to use on the school run, but they found opening and closing too hard so I sold them. The City panniers close using fasteners at the side of the pannier whereas the Classics fasten together at the top (I tend not to use the shoulder strap becasue I ...
by Kevin K
17 Apr 2010, 10:31pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: glasgow or not
Replies: 15
Views: 1091

Re: glasgow or not

There is a signed cycle route between Strathaven and East Kilbride which avoids the main A726. Not quite as fast but very pleasant. Cycling across Glasgow is fine outside the rush hour. I'd suggest going through Thorntonall and Castlemilk, then take Polmadie Road towards the river and follow the riv...
by Kevin K
17 Apr 2010, 10:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar end Shifter not Indexing
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: Bar end Shifter not Indexing

Thanks for the replies. I took both shifters off and spent some time ensuring all fittings were in the right place and right side, and now my indexing works in all gears. Not sure exactly what has changed, but I'm am happy cyclist.
by Kevin K
15 Apr 2010, 10:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar end Shifter not Indexing
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Bar end Shifter not Indexing

I have a set of 9-speed Dura Ace bar end shifters. I've been using them on the friction setting over recent months, but having fitted new cables I decided to revert to indexing. The problem is I only get seven clicks with a large gap in the middle where the positions for gears five and six should be...
by Kevin K
13 Apr 2010, 3:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is it me? V Brakes and that noodle thing
Replies: 14
Views: 2661

Re: Is it me? V Brakes and that noodle thing

My Tektro RL521 v-brake levers have a quick release button which makes releasing the noodle a breeze.
I removed the front wheel on my old Trek a the weekend, which doesn't have a quick release, and had a devil of a job getting it back in!
by Kevin K
7 Apr 2010, 8:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: dynamo
Replies: 28
Views: 2193

Re: dynamo

Yes, no problem. I run a Cyo with rear LED light using a 2.4w dynamo hub (rather than the standard 3w).
by Kevin K
19 Mar 2010, 9:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom Bracket Length for XT M730 cranks on touring bike
Replies: 6
Views: 773

Re: Bottom Bracket Length for XT M730 cranks on touring bike

Two problems with that approach:

1) I don't have an existing bottom bracket;
2) It doesn't help me to sort out the best chainline.

Thanks anyway.
by Kevin K
19 Mar 2010, 6:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom Bracket Length for XT M730 cranks on touring bike
Replies: 6
Views: 773

Bottom Bracket Length for XT M730 cranks on touring bike

Does anyone know the optimum bottom bracket length for XT M730 cranks on a touring bike?
Sheldon Brown's table states 122.5mm, but that seems awfully wide.
The bike in question is a Thorn Sherpa with 135mm rear spacing and an XT 11-32 cassette.
Hope someone can help.
Thanks
by Kevin K
13 Feb 2010, 2:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rims for 559 / 26" Touring Bike?
Replies: 10
Views: 807

Re: Rims for 559 / 26" Touring Bike?

DRC MT19 rims are good quality and value.
by Kevin K
31 Jan 2010, 3:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: nitto detachable saddle bag bracket
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: nitto detachable saddle bag bracket

I don't believe it's available in the UK, only direct from Rivendell with an eye-watering shipping charge of $50.
If we could find enough takers we could do a deal with Rivendell?
It is a well thought out piece of kit - perhaps Mick F's engineer friend could produce something similar?
by Kevin K
30 Jan 2010, 6:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Snakes
Replies: 24
Views: 1068

Re: Snakes

We reckon my daughter ran over a snake while cycling on a canal towpath a few years back - either that or it was a stick that moved fast and had teeth :D
by Kevin K
30 Jan 2010, 12:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: nitto detachable saddle bag bracket
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: nitto detachable saddle bag bracket

Do you mean this one at $86 (£54)?

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by Kevin K
25 Jan 2010, 10:40pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Errors
Replies: 31
Views: 2137

Re: Errors

I'm getting the same error as Mick F - anyone know what it's about?
by Kevin K
25 Jan 2010, 1:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: iPhone mount and power
Replies: 18
Views: 1222

Re: iPhone mount and power

I've been recharging my mobile phone from my dynamo for nearly three years now. A simplye DIY circuit with bridge rectifier, capacitor, and 4.5v voltage regulator can be knocked up in less than half an hour with a soldering iron. All for less than a fiver from your local maplins store. The only exp...
by Kevin K
20 Jan 2010, 11:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Information needed - Cyclist Badge
Replies: 10
Views: 1409

Re: Information needed - Cyclist Badge

I'm also a Scouter and have cycled with Scouts (10-14) on many occasions. As Drossall says most have limited technical ability, Cubs even less, so keep it simple. Helmets are a requirement of the Scout Association. Knowing how to wear one properly is not. Most kids don't know and are not taught how ...