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by tommydog
16 Apr 2019, 5:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: does anyone know of a good wheel builder south midlands area?
Replies: 30
Views: 971

does anyone know of a good wheel builder south midlands area?

Does anyone know of a good wheel builder in south midlands area (anywhere from Birmingham to Oxford) I want someone who is experienced with lacing Rohloff. I previously heard good reports of Ross Spiers near Oxford, however he has now retired. So if anyone has any other recommendations I would be gr...
by tommydog
6 Apr 2019, 3:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: where to buy a pedal spanner that is 3.2mm thick or less?
Replies: 15
Views: 819

Re: where to buy a pedal spanner that is 3.2mm thick or less?

slowster wrote:Did you use a torque wrench extension calculator?


I just followed the formula on here:
https://www.norbar.com/en-gb/Home/Torqu ... Calculator
by tommydog
6 Apr 2019, 2:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: where to buy a pedal spanner that is 3.2mm thick or less?
Replies: 15
Views: 819

Re: where to buy a pedal spanner that is 3.2mm thick or less?

I got this Cone Spanner in the end, which did the job perfectly: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00GP0FL76/ What I like about it, is it also features a 3/8" hex spanner near to the main jaws. 3/8" is appox 9.5mm, and I was able to press in a 10mm hex socket carefully with a vice. This...
by tommydog
3 Apr 2019, 3:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: where to buy a pedal spanner that is 3.2mm thick or less?
Replies: 15
Views: 819

Re: where to buy a pedal spanner that is 3.2mm thick or less?

Brucey wrote:
a decent quality cone spanner will take 30Nm

cheers


Any recommendations, as I do like good quality tools.
by tommydog
3 Apr 2019, 3:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: where to buy a pedal spanner that is 3.2mm thick or less?
Replies: 15
Views: 819

Re: where to buy a pedal spanner that is 3.2mm thick or less?

rotavator wrote:Have you tried using a cone spanner, gently? They are thinner than normal spanners.


Thanks for the suggestion, but I thought those cone spanners are designed for fairly low torque? I need to tighten the pedals to around 30 newton metre.
by tommydog
3 Apr 2019, 1:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: where to buy a pedal spanner that is 3.2mm thick or less?
Replies: 15
Views: 819

where to buy a pedal spanner that is 3.2mm thick or less?

I need to fit my mks ezy superior pedals, and they need a 15mm pedal spanner that is 3.2mm thick or less. MKS do a 3.2mm spanner, but I can't find stock in the UK and don't want to wait a long time for shipping. I went to my local bike shop today and all of their spanners were thicker than 3.2mm. Do...
by tommydog
1 Apr 2019, 9:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: would this seatpost work turned 180° for forward Offset?
Replies: 14
Views: 675

Re: would this seatpost work turned 180° for forward Offset?

I ride mine offroad on rought tracks,towpaths and bridleways and I weight 89kg.All I can say is that it hasn't broken yet :) but then I don't sit on the saddle like a sack of spuds on such rough terrain :wink: I like the seatpost as it gives me a lot more layback than any other s/post,the downside ...
by tommydog
1 Apr 2019, 8:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: would this seatpost work turned 180° for forward Offset?
Replies: 14
Views: 675

Re: would this seatpost work turned 180° for forward Offset?

The problem with doing this is it a sticking plaster solution which is likely to compromise the usual pedalling arrangements, and still leave you with weight on the handlebars. IMHO it would usually be better in most cases to fit a different handlebar rather than move the saddle so far forwards. Do...
by tommydog
1 Apr 2019, 7:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: would this seatpost work turned 180° for forward Offset?
Replies: 14
Views: 675

Re: would this seatpost work turned 180° for forward Offset?

Why on earth would you want to do that? I have one bike that is too big for me, but there is no way I would get rid of it, as it has sentimental value and I do enjoy riding it. I already have a very short stem and still feel stretched when reaching the handle bars. By moving my sitting position muc...
by tommydog
1 Apr 2019, 5:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: would this seatpost work turned 180° for forward Offset?
Replies: 14
Views: 675

Re: would this seatpost work turned 180° for forward Offset?

I don't see any reason why not. The thing that stops you normally is that seat pins only have a small range of tilt adjustment; that doesn't apply in this case. That's exactly what I was thinking as well. Out of interest would you prefer it to a solution such as the VK saddle adjuster? https://www....
by tommydog
1 Apr 2019, 5:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: would this seatpost work turned 180° for forward Offset?
Replies: 14
Views: 675

Re: would this seatpost work turned 180° for forward Offset?

I have one of these and reckon it could How do you find it? I read they don't rate it for any type of mountain biking, so I wondered how strong it was? I don't do any hardcore mountain biking where I am putting things under extreme stress, but I like to cycle quite a few miles of bumpy canal / rive...
by tommydog
1 Apr 2019, 2:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: would this seatpost work turned 180° for forward Offset?
Replies: 14
Views: 675

would this seatpost work turned 180° for forward Offset?

I have been looking at the Ergotec Futura Seatpost shown below. It already offers a forward offset option of 10mm, but could the post be flipped 180 degrees to get a 50mm forward offset?

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by tommydog
5 Jan 2019, 11:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How can I use this space?
Replies: 20
Views: 846

Re: How can I use this space?

I'm off to Burma shortly and will carry one, at most two. Cut the number of tubes and it avoids the need for the bag at all. Job done. So how will you go on with one or two tubes? Depending on the type of puncture you may be out of luck with puncture repair patches, so what will you do if you are a...
by tommydog
5 Jan 2019, 10:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How can I use this space?
Replies: 20
Views: 846

Re: How can I use this space?

Alpkit will also make you a custom bag for that space as detailed in this thread from the Thorn Cycles forum http://thorncyclesforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=11832.msg86398#msg86398 Many thanks for that. I looked at the thorn forum and that bag looks amazing. I am very tempted to make a template and s...
by tommydog
4 Jan 2019, 11:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How can I use this space?
Replies: 20
Views: 846

Re: How can I use this space?

I used that space on my MTB for a first aid kit. It was packed in a small wedge shaped saddle bag, effectively upside down, strapped to the seat tube with the seat tube strap and to the stays with the velcro overlap strap that would have fitted it to the saddle rails. Thanks for your suggestion. I ...