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by willem jongman
13 Jan 2008, 8:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame Pump
Replies: 13
Views: 1278

I do indeed keep a very good track pump at home (nine bikes to keep in working order). Also, I use car valves on our touring and commuter bikes to make life easier on the road (and because they are sturdier). Since the touring bikes have 26x2.0 tyres, I do not fancy inflating them with anything less...
by willem jongman
12 Jan 2008, 8:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame Pump
Replies: 13
Views: 1278

I have mine on special brazed pegs behind the seat tube. That is the least obtrusive spot. The disadvantage compared to under the top tube is that the latter is longer. The larger size pump you can fit, the better it will function.
Willem
by willem jongman
10 Jan 2008, 9:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Blinded by the light?
Replies: 21
Views: 3221

Unlike in the past, when bicycle lights produced little light, they can now blind. Cyclists now need to ensure therefore that they do not blind others. That needs careful adjustment, and a sturdy bracket. It is a mistake, moreover, to think that one cannot see and be seen well without blinding other...
by willem jongman
7 Jan 2008, 7:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The perfect audax tyre?
Replies: 44
Views: 5473

I also ride a Rohloff tourer with 26 inch wheels, although mine has a drop bar. It is a great ride. The real purpose of this bike is loaded touring (with camping gear), so thus far I have avoided fragile tyres. I have used (ordinary) Schwalbe Marathon and Schwalbe Big Apple. The Marathon is a bit mo...