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by lvabd
28 Oct 2018, 8:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: snapped brake boss/pivot on fork
Replies: 34
Views: 1100

Re: snapped brake boss/pivot on fork

If the broken pivot is cut cut flush with the boss and the boss can be tapped with an M10 thread, then you could fit a screw in boss likes these. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Homyl-V-Brake-Mounts-Screws-Bosses/dp/B07BRL3MWH The only problem is that it would sit further forward than the one on the other...
by lvabd
28 Oct 2018, 8:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: snapped brake boss/pivot on fork
Replies: 34
Views: 1100

Re: snapped brake boss/pivot on fork

I'd say probably not removable, some are but it's usually on bikes that have the option of more than one brake type. I had the same break on my tourer (Crash damage) and it had to go back to the frame builder. My first port of call would be the dealer you bought it from, it shouldn't have broken in...
by lvabd
28 Oct 2018, 8:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: snapped brake boss/pivot on fork
Replies: 34
Views: 1100

Re: snapped brake boss/pivot on fork

foxyrider wrote:Is the pivot bolt in the pic stuck?



No the bold is fine, I just leave it there so that the pivot doesn't change shape
by lvabd
28 Oct 2018, 8:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: snapped brake boss/pivot on fork
Replies: 34
Views: 1100

Re: snapped brake boss/pivot on fork

It's not good news I am afraid. The brake pivot is (usually) a one piece affair which is brazed onto the fork. Which is what you have there. And half of it is still brazed to your fork. Some forks do allow just the pivot to be replaced but not the ones you have there (I don't think). You MIGHT get ...
by lvabd
28 Oct 2018, 7:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: snapped brake boss/pivot on fork
Replies: 34
Views: 1100

snapped brake boss/pivot on fork

hi! I have snapped the brake boss/pivot on the fork (see pic). Any idea how to get that out , if at all possible? I don't know if it is welded in the fork or brazed on, and can't access it from the other side of the fork tube. Background info It's a Surly Long Haul Trucker, 2.5 years old. No, I real...
by lvabd
2 May 2018, 11:50am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling from Inverness to Perth
Replies: 7
Views: 1633

Re: Cycling from Inverness to Perth

From Aberdeen here Did that route a few times. Doable on touring bike indeed, but far from enjoyable as quite many km are very much next to the dual carriage way. If you got time (and a good gearing ratio ;) ) I would advice you to check out the other way: Tomintoul, the Lecht (15% on small bits, bu...
by lvabd
30 Mar 2018, 11:20am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: What is stopping women from cycling?
Replies: 272
Views: 46774

Re: What is stopping women from cycling?

hi At my workplace it's a 50/50 on cycling (and men outnumber women... so larger proportion of women cycle!), but that's academia. I know a few male cyclists' girlfriends: although they do cycle a little bit, they see it as rather dirty, dangerous, and competitive. Beyond my little personal case, I ...
by lvabd
21 Mar 2018, 8:41am
Forum: On the road
Topic: sleeping during audax.. your strategies?
Replies: 5
Views: 1694

sleeping during audax.. your strategies?

hi all browsing the forum, I realized that the sleep topic has little attention (except from the thread https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=117534&hilit=sleep+die+early ) When it comes to Audax over 2 or more days, I cannot figure out what is the strategy of the majority. I find...
by lvabd
16 Mar 2018, 9:28am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling the Western Front - Accommodation
Replies: 6
Views: 1009

Re: Cycling the Western Front - Accommodation

hi french here, from the north east (but not as north east as the western front, and now living in the uk) This region is not very touristy, so you should be mostly fine. All over france, for the last 10 years or so, small hotels tend to shut down, and more and more of those "logis de france&qu...
by lvabd
16 Mar 2018, 9:16am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Audax DIY 1000k, 13000m climb: preparation?
Replies: 18
Views: 1951

Re: Audax DIY 1000k, 13000m climb: preparation?

I'm sorry if it came across that I was being sarcastic, because that was not my intention. . . .. no problem I can be a bit sensitive myself simply because I kinda think that I committed to something beyond my capabilities, and 4 months seems to be a short time to build up. 200k is nothing, especia...
by lvabd
15 Mar 2018, 9:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Audax DIY 1000k, 13000m climb: preparation?
Replies: 18
Views: 1951

Re: Audax DIY 1000k, 13000m climb: preparation?

ya totally bragging about being able to do 200k... at 19kph ... so much to brag about with that uh? especially on a forum full of people doing PBP or LEL on a regular basis... Funnily enough just got back from PBP* and LEL* (horrible weather but still...). * Past BP garage then Looe - East Looe and...
by lvabd
15 Mar 2018, 9:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Audax DIY 1000k, 13000m climb: preparation?
Replies: 18
Views: 1951

Re: Audax DIY 1000k, 13000m climb: preparation?

I rode the event a couple of years ago. It's tough, but doable. ... To summarise: ride lots of hills. Do some audaxes, up to 600 - I don't think you'll need to bother with an 800 unless you really fancy the route and just want to do it anyway. Take lots of photos. Have fun, or at least an approxima...
by lvabd
15 Mar 2018, 9:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Audax DIY 1000k, 13000m climb: preparation?
Replies: 18
Views: 1951

Re: Audax DIY 1000k, 13000m climb: preparation?

... on my own (well with 2 pals) ... I'm not clear whether these are regular riding companions of yours or not. If you do ride these events together regularly, look away now. I would suggest that whatever preparation programme you eventually choose, do your training rides together as much as possib...
by lvabd
15 Mar 2018, 9:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Audax DIY 1000k, 13000m climb: preparation?
Replies: 18
Views: 1951

Re: Audax DIY 1000k, 13000m climb: preparation?

... I am used to 200+k, ... This is posted standing to attention, cap in hand. When we get the more usual post on the lines "I'm 20 stones, and haven't ridden a bike in years, I've signed up for a 100 mile charity ride next month ... etc" I hope we can refer them to you for some tips. 8) ...
by lvabd
15 Mar 2018, 4:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Audax DIY 1000k, 13000m climb: preparation?
Replies: 18
Views: 1951

Re: Audax DIY 1000k, 13000m elevation : preparation?

no no sorry, not elevation (pfioooo!) but total climb!

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/16-62/