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by scottg
10 Jul 2018, 3:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Looking to buy a high end bike but
Replies: 16
Views: 1101

Re: Looking to buy a high end bike but

The way to cable aero frames is to use hydraulic brakes and electronic
shifting. Also aero frames tend to deep carbon clincher rims, another
reason to to use disc brakes. Carbon rim brakes can be exciting,
not in a good way, sort of like old timey steel rims. :)
by scottg
4 Jul 2018, 9:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Buying Whole Bike from China
Replies: 17
Views: 1358

Re: Buying Whole Bike from China

Airsporter1st wrote:[snip] The difficulty is in determining who makes/supplies the good stuff. The interesting bit is batch variations, the company that delivered on spec stuff the first two or three shipments, may sub out the fourth shipment. I seen interesting variations in what was delivered ove...
by scottg
3 Jul 2018, 6:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: which brifters?
Replies: 30
Views: 1041

Re: which brifters?

Audax67 wrote:Horrible word, brifter - like someone who's still undecided about Brexit.


St. Sheldon of Brown* coined the word "Brifter"

Patron saint of bike anoraks.
by scottg
1 Jul 2018, 9:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin if you are colour blind.....!?
Replies: 11
Views: 428

Re: Garmin if you are colour blind.....!?

Another Bolt vote, chevrons are easier to follow than the purple line
on my Garmin after it loses turn by turn.
by scottg
27 Jun 2018, 5:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ergon gp1 grips slipping
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Ergon gp1 grips slipping

Remove grips, borrow some of your wife's hair spray.
spray in side the grips. reinstall grips and leave them for a day or so.

Unscented super hold salon grade suggested.
by scottg
26 Jun 2018, 6:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bottle cage adaptor to move cage up?
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: Bottle cage adaptor to move cage up?

You mean Bottle Relocation and Accessory Device.

https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/col ... d-products

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by scottg
21 Jun 2018, 1:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stove enamellig
Replies: 25
Views: 1391

Re: Stove enamellig

I got a Black Mountain Monster Cross,
Interesting, painted then transfers then powder clear.
Looks good and wearing well.
by scottg
15 Jun 2018, 5:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: popular cycling events across the UK?
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: popular cycling events across the UK?

Tour De Pub, Tour de Cake Shop, Boot and Back.

Grand Fondue's are popular too.
Ride and have bread dipped in hot cheese.
by scottg
14 Jun 2018, 1:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compact double road
Replies: 33
Views: 1133

Re: Compact double road

There is the old timey Simplex Tourist combos of 44/28 or 46/30. Simplex rings go for extra silly money so..... IRD make a 46/30, square taper, 94bcd, so you can find replacement rings, Middleburn, TA etc. http://www.interlocracing.com/crank-arms-chainrings/defiant-wide-compact-road-crank-set Easton...
by scottg
1 Jun 2018, 1:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: TransAmerica Trail Variants
Replies: 12
Views: 514

Re: TransAmerica Trail Variants

The TransAmerica Trail, is a jeep trail across the US,
it is doable by bike.

http://www.swallowbicycleworks.com/blog ... he-details

https://www.transamtrail.com/

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by scottg
29 May 2018, 6:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Great Divide USA what bike would you choose?
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Re: Great Divide USA what bike would you choose?

The Mountain Turtle shows the way, single speed mountain bike.

http://www.carsstink.org/peterson/Turtl ... urtle.html
by scottg
29 May 2018, 6:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BAUM
Replies: 121
Views: 3494

Re: BAUM

* I could also go camping in a less than expedition quality tent,[snip] You camp with a tent ??, ye gods & little fishes, how can you tote all that weight, spend all that time setting it up, ????. A simple Saxon oil cloth to roll up in, that is all you need. :D Tents are an unwanted Norman inno...
by scottg
29 May 2018, 1:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BAUM
Replies: 121
Views: 3494

Re: BAUM

Vorpal wrote:It appears to be missing a few spokes and a pannier rack ;)


Each bike come with team car service for 2 years, for a slight up charge a domestique
can be provided.
by scottg
24 May 2018, 5:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Leather saddle benefits of titanium rails.
Replies: 16
Views: 970

Re: Leather saddle benefits of titanium rails.

If you want bag loops on a Team Pro, you need the ti saddle. On Ti Brooks, the rails, cantle plate and some of the nose gubbins are Ti, so they really are springier than the steel, and the rails are more prone to breaking. On a Fizik saddle for example, only the rail material changes, so the price d...