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by scottg
28 Aug 2018, 8:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Extra long tourer chain
Replies: 19
Views: 561

Re: Extra long tourer chain

Tandem shops have long chains.

Ultegra 118 links

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/chains/shim ... s/?geoc=US
by scottg
23 Aug 2018, 6:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suitable Brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 774

Re: Suitable Brakes

RickH wrote:Mrs H's bike came with Tektro 559 (55-73mm DP).


I've used those 559s too, they have a wider arch than the shorter brakes, they'll take SKS 'guards and 32mm tires.
I was using them as 57mm brakes.
by scottg
23 Aug 2018, 1:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Perennial question but its 2018 Lights
Replies: 51
Views: 2185

Re: Perennial question but its 2018 Lights

As I see it the reason for cycling is to get fit so who cares about a tiny unnoticeable drag from a hub dynamo? Following your thought to its conclusion, there is Airhub. http://terraindynamics.com.au/airhub The AIRhub™ is the first and only on-road resistance training system in the world. The AIRh...
by scottg
22 Aug 2018, 5:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Good map apps (for android)
Replies: 12
Views: 815

Re: Good map apps (for android)

In fact you can even use it in airplance mode ie no mobile signal operation. but it's still useful to plan your rides with an OS map at home.The new versions of OS maps you can actually download onto the phone anyway. You can run OSM on an airplane, it dutifully reports speed and altitude, it is am...
by scottg
20 Aug 2018, 1:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Custom Wheel Builders
Replies: 36
Views: 1512

Re: Custom Wheel Builders

If you have a the ZInn book on bike maintenance, it has a good wheel building chapter. I started with the estimable Sheldon Browns wheel building pages. The ZInn illustrations are easier to follow. Munsons goes into all the details, how to measure stuff, so you can reuse the rims and hubs. If you ar...
by scottg
16 Aug 2018, 1:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: very thin seat post shims ?
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: very thin seat post shims ?

A Reynolds No.4 seat pin is 26.9mm
26.8mm is out there too.

Reaming is good, measuring the actual size of the seat pin is worthwhile.
Nitto is usually spot on, some others not so much.
by scottg
16 Aug 2018, 1:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...how easy or difficult it is to make money in the cycle trade?
Replies: 9
Views: 848

Re: ...how easy or difficult it is to make money in the cycle trade?

One good shop I know. A. He owns the building, and is paid for. B. He is a good mechanic, and his other mechanic is older than you. C. Family helps staff the shop D. Sells custom and semi-custom bikes (semi-custom is a cm+/- in TT or ST length) Result is you see a lot of his bikes in the club. Rides...
by scottg
14 Aug 2018, 1:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: eTap Craziness..
Replies: 15
Views: 667

Re: eTap Craziness..

They’re sprockets, not cogs... ;) As with all such things - a cable would have done quite well... you gain is some area, and lose in another (generally the wallet and reliability) Cables wear out, then there is housing too. And you need some gubbins to move the cable. Way too complicated and expens...
by scottg
13 Aug 2018, 2:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheelset recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: Wheelset recommendations

Wheels in a box often cost silly money and have hubs from
the mystery hub part company.

JRA would be my choice, or just build my own.
Last build was White Industries T-11 hubs to DT Swiss 411 rims.
by scottg
6 Aug 2018, 1:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stainless Steel water bottles
Replies: 93
Views: 5345

Re: Stainless Steel water bottles

Though I have yet to solve the "rattling cage" problem. The Blackburn Camber CF cage works with the 18oz KK bottles, the cage tab fit the shoulder of the bottle. (I took a 18oz bottle to several bike stores, of course the $40 carbon cage fits the B***!! bottle. :) The King Cage Iris works...
by scottg
4 Aug 2018, 10:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gearing again
Replies: 61
Views: 1723

Re: Gearing again

Replace the granny ring take off the 30t and put on a 24t.
Also what cassette do you have ?
The stock rear mech will go to a 32t.
by scottg
30 Jul 2018, 1:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring with a Carradice Barley
Replies: 11
Views: 812

Re: Touring with a Carradice Barley

Strap a stuff sack or dry bag to the cape rings on the Barley.