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by stewartpratt
1 Oct 2008, 11:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: hi viz jacket in france. this seems good
Replies: 29
Views: 4511

From what I've read the French have published a set standard for the vests. This could well be a problem for British cyclist involved in an rta in France if the vest does not bear the 'correct' label! Hmm. The only official document I've seen is this one . That provides details of the gilet for mot...
by stewartpratt
1 Oct 2008, 11:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Small saddle bags
Replies: 5
Views: 483

Small saddle bags

I'm on the lookout for a saddle bag and haven't yet found what I'm after. Currently I have one of these (a couple of years older, but essentially the same). It's the right size for what I want - it fits a tube, puncture kit, multi-tool, tracknut spanner and my house keys - and it uses a nice simple ...
by stewartpratt
1 Oct 2008, 11:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seat pin clamps- quick question
Replies: 4
Views: 467

But 29.8 is a standard size, too - it's the most common for steel road/MTB frames. 28.6 is generally for BMXs, which have a 25.4mm post.

31.8 is the standard size for 'non beefy' aluminium frames, you'll be fine with that.
by stewartpratt
1 Oct 2008, 11:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lights - lumicycle anyone?
Replies: 26
Views: 3456

I recently bought one of the aforementioned Tesco torches. Walking home in the dark after buying it, I switched it on. And lo, I was impressed. The following day, I bought two more, ordered some Lockblocks, and sold my Lumicycles. Don't buy a halogen system, you'll regret it. LEDs are streets ahead....
by stewartpratt
1 Oct 2008, 10:41pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: South Downs Way
Replies: 8
Views: 2747

Re: South Downs Way

I was hoping to do it on a rigid MTB with panniers - from what I have seen in pictures it looks mostly like chalk singletrack so I thought I would get away with it? If it's this time of year you're planning, be warned that it's just coming into the most slippery season with the slippery wet surface...
by stewartpratt
1 Oct 2008, 10:34pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Are all suspension forks interchangeable?
Replies: 7
Views: 2901

Fork compatibility isn't quite as simple as just getting the steerer tube through the headset and then clamping the stem to it. Modern forks are, generally speaking, somewhat longer than older ones - which makes for a difference in the angles of the bike as well as the BB height. But if your Judys a...