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by londonbikerider
18 Aug 2020, 8:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bicycle bag for electrician
Replies: 24
Views: 1066

Re: Bicycle bag for electrician

A while ago, I had been using a large shoe-bag that was found very cheap in a generic store, it was aabout 15" x 10" x 8" and its dark grey color made it look like a small breeze-block :lol: but the regular shape made it capable to carry a lot of stuff. The other half was kind enough ...
by londonbikerider
18 Aug 2020, 7:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Erotica and retro-cycling
Replies: 54
Views: 2593

Re: Erotica and retro-cycling

scottg wrote:A friend of mine took his Cambio-Corsa equipped bike to Eroica Kentucky.
He was denied entry, no down tube shifters. :)


If that is true, shows a serious lack of competence. Incredible.
by londonbikerider
5 Aug 2020, 8:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Erotica and retro-cycling
Replies: 54
Views: 2593

Re: Erotica and retro-cycling

But now, seriously, there seems to a somewhat a myth about this event. Perhaps overrated as being held in an exotic place? Having heard first-hand accounts of the event by two people who went there, and did the 90km and 150km respectively, the event is taken seriously by many and easy by another lar...
by londonbikerider
5 Aug 2020, 8:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Erotica and retro-cycling
Replies: 54
Views: 2593

Re: Erotica and retro-cycling

I keep reading adverts which mention "suitable for erotica events",which seems quite racy and there follows an image of a rusty Claud Butler boasting 5 gears for £500.Am I missing something of interest to cycling hipsters? Well, if my knowledge of Italian language serves me correct, they ...
by londonbikerider
5 Aug 2020, 7:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: "Jones" type of handlebars setup: up or down?
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Re: "Jones" type of handlebars setup: up or down?

That's a lot of information, thank you all. I will try with an 80mm stem, then flip the bars as suggested right above. And if all goes wrong, will revert to the flat bars. Good call to buy those bars when they were on sale, it won't be a wise move to fork out 100 quids for a jump in the dark with th...
by londonbikerider
4 Aug 2020, 7:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: "Jones" type of handlebars setup: up or down?
Replies: 8
Views: 424

"Jones" type of handlebars setup: up or down?

Hello. Maybe a daft question, but is there a recommended setup for "Jones" typew handlebars? I've installed a set of similar shape, On-One branded, on my mountain bike and I like the good control you get of the front end, but I found my wrists sore after a whole morning in the saddle. Now,...
by londonbikerider
31 May 2020, 5:55pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Lightweight camp shoes.
Replies: 26
Views: 1178

Re: Lightweight camp shoes.

I use my running shoes, they're those ones with almost no cushioning so their sole is very thin. Mine are New Balance, but there are Vivo Barefoot or similar, I suppose there are cheap copies, too. Although they have laces, they're snug fit so this becomes less of a problem. They pack very small and...
by londonbikerider
31 May 2020, 5:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: KISS
Replies: 51
Views: 2422

Re: KISS

I wouldn't travel that heavily-loaded myself, but they all look to be smiling and enjoying themselves? Well none of them appears to be on a real climb? I'd like to see their face when the camera is off. But good point nevertheless. Allow me for a little drift on the topic, in the matter of quantity...
by londonbikerider
31 May 2020, 10:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Seatpost size for old Btwin Rockrider bike
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: Seatpost size for old Btwin Rockrider bike

How about getting a sheet of A4 paper cut into two so that you have a 200mm X 150mm length roll up and place down the seat tube, mark with a sharp pencil or fine pen where the edge of the paper lies on the paper. Remove the paper and measure the distance from the paper edge to the line Divide by π ...
by londonbikerider
30 May 2020, 9:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Seatpost size for old Btwin Rockrider bike
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: Seatpost size for old Btwin Rockrider bike

Thank you for your replies, unfortunately the closest bike shop is a few miles away, so we were trying to avoid a long push of the bike up there.
Cheers.
by londonbikerider
30 May 2020, 9:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Seatpost size for old Btwin Rockrider bike
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Seatpost size for old Btwin Rockrider bike

Hello. I'm asking on behalf of a friend, who's got the saddle and seatpost nicked from her bicycle when left outside. This is a rather irritating problem, an unassuming bicycle, that shows to be used often as a daily means of transportation, gets some of its parts stolen. Ain't gonna make any money ...
by londonbikerider
23 May 2020, 2:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Suggestions for a spray grease
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Suggestions for a spray grease

Hello. One of my bikes has a bracket for the d-lock fitted in the main triangle, I find it very convenient because it leaves more room in my bag, and especially it means less weight on my shoulders. The catch is that road vibrations do make the lock to rattle, and I got annoyed by the noise. So the ...
by londonbikerider
16 May 2020, 7:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Downtube bosses - a unique arrangement?
Replies: 13
Views: 512

Re: Downtube bosses - a unique arrangement?

Timetrial frame with internal cable routing?
by londonbikerider
16 May 2020, 7:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame protection 2
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: Frame protection 2

Maybe I'm doing it wrong, but it doesn't look like the Gorilla Tape is meant to be applied on wet surfaces. I've just tried a little piece on a seatpost, smooth surface, and the adhesive does not slide. It also gets a lot less grab, I could remove it fairly easy, a noticeable difference when applied...
by londonbikerider
16 May 2020, 7:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear Wheel Axle (Maybe not Campag Centaur hub though )
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: Campagnolo Centaur Rear Wheel Axle

I have a set of wheels with Campagnolo Centaur hubs on cartridge bearings, their axle is dark brown and smooth straight.
That one looks very similar to the one of my everyday beaters, some cheap Planet X wheels that I got from a club's mate (and will have to go in the bin because pretty worn).