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by scottg
22 Mar 2018, 1:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: LEJOG bike recommendation for a newbie?
Replies: 18
Views: 1021

Re: LEJOG bike recommendation for a newbie?

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by scottg
11 Mar 2018, 12:10am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: panniers with all metal mountings?
Replies: 6
Views: 827

Re: panniers with all metal mountings?

You can buy the Arkel mounts and back fit them to most panniers.

https://www.arkel-od.com/en/cam-lock-hook-kit.html
by scottg
8 Mar 2018, 7:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 25mm tyres
Replies: 86
Views: 5027

Re: 25mm tyres

by scottg
23 Feb 2018, 8:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dishing/centring/alignment tools for building wheels – recommendations?
Replies: 54
Views: 1981

Re: Dishing/centring/alignment tools for building wheels – recommendations?

For you wood workers, a bit of inspiration....

http://www.wheelfanatyk.com/store/wood-dishing-tool/

OCD is a useful characteristic for wheel builders, it seems.

Site has much good advice for wheel builders.
by scottg
23 Feb 2018, 8:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rack ... How much !!
Replies: 80
Views: 3339

Re: Rack ... How much !!

Wait for the Aldi copy in 2 years, only be 25£ in alloy.
by scottg
13 Feb 2018, 6:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Retro Clothing
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Re: Retro Clothing

Good stuff, I think they use an actual time machine to get the stuff.

https://www.vintagevelos.com/en/
by scottg
11 Feb 2018, 10:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Japan
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: Touring Japan

Direct Rinko info from Heine san.
His ride are usually pass hunting rather than end to end style.

https://janheine.wordpress.com/2016/07/ ... inko-bike/

Rinko evolved to handle Japanese train travel, so looks quite strange to
airplane oriented travelers.
by scottg
11 Feb 2018, 10:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Beam racks
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: Beam racks

Beam rack with anti twist feature.

https://www.arkel-od.com/en/arkel-randonneur-rack.html

Made by Arkel-OD, the OD stands for "Over Designed"
by scottg
11 Feb 2018, 9:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Awful braking ability after expensive bicycle fitting
Replies: 68
Views: 4691

Re: Awful braking ability after expensive bicycle fitting

Drops or straight ?, Our friends in GB make many other handle bar shapes, maybe one of these ?
I've been using Lauterwasser bars, available in steel or alloy.

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Pic courtesy of "Classic Lightweights"
http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/
by scottg
11 Feb 2018, 12:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: supple 28c tyre
Replies: 35
Views: 1522

Re: supple 28c tyre

GP 4000s measure 31mm+ on DT 440 rims.

Supple tires would include Compass Chinook Pass 28mm, 29mm on DT 440 rims.
No vectran strips, Standards are 248g, Extra Lights are 229g
Not suitable for use in GB or by CTC* members.

*Price of tyre exceeds 10l, also not available at Aldi or Poundland. :)
by scottg
31 Jan 2018, 7:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The timeless appeal of 7-speed gearing
Replies: 146
Views: 6706

Re: The timeless appeal of 7-speed gearing

I have a 126 spaced frame, found a newish Shimano 600 7 speed hub. Put a 10s speed cassette on it, left off the 11t spacer cog. (11-28) The 12t cog had the corrugations to engage the lock ring, very convenient. Shimano still makes 10s down tube shifters, all is happy. For a really low dish wheel, 13...
by scottg
27 Jan 2018, 11:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: The Best Hostels in the World
Replies: 17
Views: 958

Re: The Best Hostels in the World

This is place is quite nice, friendly, with a valet to park your bike.
No helipad, so not quite full marks.

https://www.relaischateaux.com/gb/franc ... arne-reims
by scottg
20 Jan 2018, 1:40am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Aldi Selling Down Sleeping Bags Next Week £40
Replies: 51
Views: 5826

Re: Aldi Selling Down Sleeping Bags Next Week £40

mercalia wrote:cant be much good for £40? unless the down is from pigeons :lol:


Thieves, check Alibaba, probably under £20 from the actual supplier.
Tho' you can make a better bag using Poundland glassfibre insulation and
space blankets and duct tape. People waste so much money on fancy kit at Aldi.

:)
by scottg
17 Jan 2018, 11:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rotterdam to Arnhem route
Replies: 10
Views: 603

Re: Rotterdam to Arnhem route

Caught a C-47 Schiphol, dropped 5km outside Arnhem.
No trouble getting over the bridge this time.