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by Samuel D
2 Apr 2015, 6:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Combined Tool/Repair Kit & First Aid Kit
Replies: 20
Views: 4316

Re: Combined Tool/Repair Kit & First Aid Kit

Thanks for going to the bother of weighing that for me. Appreciated!
by Samuel D
2 Apr 2015, 5:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New audax-type fork: what do I need to know?
Replies: 17
Views: 2723

New audax-type fork: what do I need to know?

The recent threads about bike fit got me thinking I’d like to experiment with a higher handlebar position. I am already using a high-rise stem (80 mm Ritchey Comp 30°), but my saddle is quite high, so the handlebar is well below the saddle. The position is okay when I’m fit and pushing hard. When I’...
by Samuel D
1 Apr 2015, 7:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring bike choice for people with long legs
Replies: 70
Views: 10427

Re: Touring bike choice for people with long legs

reohn2 wrote:22 camels(great handle BTW)

What does it mean? I Googled it a few days ago to no avail.
by Samuel D
1 Apr 2015, 3:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wheel building book
Replies: 30
Views: 2109

Re: Wheel building book

This may partly be due to the shop having to build to tight time deadlines whereas I could afford to take a lot longer if necessary. Definitely. How much time can you spend on a wheel if you charge just £15 to build it? A well-read amateur may build better wheels on a carefree Saturday than a pro i...
by Samuel D
1 Apr 2015, 3:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wheel building book
Replies: 30
Views: 2109

Re: Wheel building book

Bicycler wrote:We should not be directing people to download illegal copies.

Agreed. You can get a used copy for a few quid. Here, for example. Much more useful than a PDF file anyway.
by Samuel D
1 Apr 2015, 2:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Combined Tool/Repair Kit & First Aid Kit
Replies: 20
Views: 4316

Re: Combined Tool/Repair Kit & First Aid Kit

Interesting thread. I hope no-one minds if I revive it. +1 for the Victorinox bit wrench, but I personally would not swap it for the more convenient, but more fangled Ratchet Rocket. The latter is a great while-at-home workshop tool, but for emergency road-side use I prefer something without the com...
by Samuel D
31 Mar 2015, 7:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GARMIN TOURING
Replies: 16
Views: 2012

Re: GARMIN TOURING

geocycle wrote:Garmin software is not good or intuitive and lets their hardware down.

This gets my vote for understatement of the year!
by Samuel D
30 Mar 2015, 10:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Roubaix shimmy
Replies: 13
Views: 1478

Re: Roubaix shimmy

Does Bicycle Quarterly say why Chris King headsets may be prone to shimmy?
by Samuel D
30 Mar 2015, 10:13am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring bike choice for people with long legs
Replies: 70
Views: 10427

Re: Touring bike choice for people with long legs

This fit problem afflicts me too. I’m about 1.77 or 1.78 m with an 87 cm cycling inseam – not freaky but clearly not the shape frame designers had in mind when penning the things I see in bike shops. The difference between me and someone like Chris Boardman is huge, and not just in cycling ability! ...
by Samuel D
27 Mar 2015, 8:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rear rack recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 1745

Re: Rear rack recommendations

You could get a Tubus Fly ( classic or evo ) for not very much more than £30 from one of the German shops, thanks to the strong pound. Though I suppose it would be more like £45 after shipping and currency conversion, which may still be too dear. Maybe used? The Fly is a very minimalist, lightweight...
by Samuel D
27 Mar 2015, 3:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike Aesthetics
Replies: 51
Views: 8684

Re: Bike Aesthetics

Any pics of your bike, Vantage? How a bike looks is somewhat important to me, but I can appreciate the look of a wide variety of bikes. The key things for me are that a bike is appropriate for the use it’s put to, as simple and elegant as it can be while satisfying that purpose, durable, and represe...
by Samuel D
26 Mar 2015, 11:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "Use-by date" for patched inner tubes?
Replies: 14
Views: 1288

Re: "Use-by date" for patched inner tubes?

I have used tubes with multiple patches acquired over several years and never had a problem. However, all those patches must eventually affect the comfort and rolling resistance of the tube. Consider that some cyclists claim they can tell the difference between latex and butyl tubes. Adding relative...
by Samuel D
25 Mar 2015, 2:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: KMC missing link faffery
Replies: 17
Views: 1811

Re: KMC missing link faffery

Brucey wrote:£1.99 for a card of 6 seems very reasonable to me.

Not sure you get six – I think that’s just a photo of how they arrive at Planet X, since they say “single” in their description.
by Samuel D
25 Mar 2015, 1:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Roberts Cycles-Croydon
Replies: 39
Views: 2888

Re: Have you seen? Roberts Cycles moving & going "on sabbati

Yeah, it doesn’t sound like a return is a sure thing.

Here’s a link to the statement.