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by tommydog
4 Jan 2019, 9:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How can I use this space?
Replies: 20
Views: 848

Re: How can I use this space?

something like this sleeve looks like it may fit, plus it already has webbing down the side which I could utilise to strap it on. It also has a draw string top. Looks perfect for cramming some spare tubes in: http://i68.tinypic.com/1zdta41.jpg http://www.neoprene-material.com/sale-7743392-black-neop...
by tommydog
4 Jan 2019, 9:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How can I use this space?
Replies: 20
Views: 848

Re: How can I use this space?

JakobW wrote:Without guards that area is going to catch a load of road crud.


There are now guards fitted.
by tommydog
4 Jan 2019, 9:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How can I use this space?
Replies: 20
Views: 848

Re: How can I use this space?

iandriver wrote:Sorry to be a bit predicable, but if doing a long distance tour, can I suggest you see what space is left once mudguards are fitted.


If you read my post you see that mudguards are now fitted.
by tommydog
4 Jan 2019, 8:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How can I use this space?
Replies: 20
Views: 848

How can I use this space?

I will shortly be embarking on a long distance tour and am trying to maximise every bit of space I can on the bike. This has left me thinking about the area I have highlighted in red. There is actually quite a bit of space there, even with mudguards now fitted. I don't want to put a pump there, and ...
by tommydog
6 Dec 2018, 1:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Diameter Adjustable bottle cages - what options are there?
Replies: 8
Views: 532

Re: Diameter Adjustable bottle cages - what options are there?

Thanks for all the suggestions. Out of interest what do people think is the better product - The Monkii or Bikebuddy? Can both be used on the underside of the frame to hold the bottle securely? I am really coming round to the type of system used on the bikebuddy and Monki - is there anything else on...
by tommydog
4 Dec 2018, 9:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Diameter Adjustable bottle cages - what options are there?
Replies: 8
Views: 532

Diameter Adjustable bottle cages - what options are there?

I am looking for a diameter adjustable bottle cage, mainly to accommodate a few retro flasks that I have. All these flasks tend to be a lot slimmer than standard bottle sizes. Although I would like something that can adapt to take a normal size bottle as well. I particularly like the below designs, ...
by tommydog
29 Nov 2018, 12:29pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: The Dreaded Flag - Where to buy...
Replies: 30
Views: 32638

Re: The Dreaded Flag - Where to buy...

[XAP]Bob wrote:I'd still run a pole pocket, you could put another line of stitching to make a narrower pole pocket - or just have it loose (and tie it down at the bottom?)


Any reason why you would prefer a pole pocket?
by tommydog
29 Nov 2018, 10:38am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: The Dreaded Flag - Where to buy...
Replies: 30
Views: 32638

Re: The Dreaded Flag - Where to buy...

I just came across this thread, as I am looking to get a flag. I did contact raindrop kites, as other posters had done years ago, but they are no longer doing custom work. So I was thinking of using these people and uploading my own artwork: https://www.bannerbuzz.co.uk/triangle-flags I note that th...
by tommydog
17 Nov 2018, 1:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: what is the purpose of these holes?
Replies: 17
Views: 848

what is the purpose of these holes?

Does anyone know why some bikes have holes in the plate where I have circled in red? These holes are both sides - Why not just have a solid plate? What is the purpose of these holes? I thought maybe another axle mount position, but in this case it is designed for a Rohloff and there can be no other ...
by tommydog
27 Oct 2018, 10:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hydraulic Shifting for Rohloff etc?
Replies: 36
Views: 3351

Re: Hydraulic Shifting for Rohloff etc?

I hardly dare ask but how did it work out? It worked out really well, and in my opinion is a vast improvement on the cable shifter. I was using it for most of the year and it never let me down once. Changes are a real breeze, where everything is ultra smooth. The only reason I am selling is because...
by tommydog
22 Oct 2018, 12:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hydraulic Shifting for Rohloff etc?
Replies: 36
Views: 3351

Re: Hydraulic Shifting for Rohloff etc?

Just to let you know I am now selling a Rohloff hydraulic shifter (Psh'R 1.2) if anyone is interested. Please see the for sale section on the forum. I am open to any sensible offer.
by tommydog
10 Sep 2018, 12:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does anyone make a rack like this in steel?
Replies: 1
Views: 321

Does anyone make a rack like this in steel?

I am looking at the racktime Foldit adjustable: https://www.racktime.com/en/racktime-products/system-carriers/racktime-product/foldit-adjustable/ I like it as all the support structs are bolted on and not welded. I want something like this for a DIY project, but preferably in steel. Does anyone make...
by tommydog
10 Sep 2018, 12:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: longest pannier rack available?
Replies: 18
Views: 997

longest pannier rack available?

In the end I went for the Axiom Uni-Fit MK3 Journey Rack. They did make one in cromo steel which I really wanted, but it seems these are now out of production. If anyone has the steel one I would be interested. So for now I am making do with the Aluminium model. It allows the rack to sit further bac...
by tommydog
4 Aug 2018, 10:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: what size bolt on skewers?
Replies: 16
Views: 723

Re: what size bolt on skewers?

Just got receipt of the standard size and they are a perfect fit for my steel framed Rohloff :D
by tommydog
2 Aug 2018, 11:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: longest pannier rack available?
Replies: 18
Views: 997

Re: longest pannier rack available?

RickH wrote:What about this
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I have seen that before, but can't find much information on them, in terms of reviews or even what material / size tube they are made from. I suspect they may be cheap Chinese imports.