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by londonbikerider
10 May 2020, 9:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Storage... please help
Replies: 10
Views: 704

Re: Bike Storage... please help

A copy of that idea £6/ bike. and a few screws. 1 screwfix hook https://www.screwfix.com/p/smith-locke-heavy-duty-screw-in-anti-slip-round-storage-hook-black-103mm/5525j £1.99 Screwed into a block of wood which is affixed to a heavy duty hinge https://www.screwfix.com/p/smith-locke-gate-hinge-strai...
by londonbikerider
10 May 2020, 7:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Bike is Ready!
Replies: 45
Views: 1711

Re: New Bike is Ready!

I like the way the seatstays join the seat and top tube.
Also it makes a lot of sense to have a long head tube if you need the bars to be higher, call me old-fashioned but I'm never thrilled by seeing a long stack of spacers under the stem.
by londonbikerider
10 May 2020, 7:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old Mavic Ksyrium Wheelset & Tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 515

Re: Old Mavic Ksyrium Wheelset & Tyres

Hello. I have a old set of Ksyrium Equipe which are badged as 622 x 13. They are currently shod with some very old school 700 x 23 Gatorskins. Looking for a bit more comfort. My preference Panaracer Ribmo. I have a set of 25 Ribmo ready to go on the Ksyriums. Just had to give up ; getting nowhere f...
by londonbikerider
10 May 2020, 7:00am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent for Brompton
Replies: 35
Views: 1700

Re: Tent for Brompton

Have a look a the one in this topic: https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=137327 In the video they show a full size mountain bike goes under the canopy, and plenty if space left for bags, etc. I'm intrigued by the overall ratio of price Vs weight Vs living space, were looking at one ...
by londonbikerider
7 May 2020, 8:01am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Ooooh, I had not seen this: Luxe Minipeak II and Minipeak XL
Replies: 1
Views: 516

Ooooh, I had not seen this: Luxe Minipeak II and Minipeak XL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go-uUsjOlGA&feature=emb_title Those look some very nice tents. Love those guys, bought some stuff from them and got excellent service. It's great that they took the time to show the actual dimensions of those shelters, particularly because the guy is tall so it ma...
by londonbikerider
3 Nov 2019, 1:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Derailleur Hanger alignment tool ?
Replies: 70
Views: 3018

Re: Derailleur Hanger alignment tool ?

Good point, but one needs to take into accounts the type of hanger is dealing with: some are machined and some are stamped, the latter can be incredibly soft (ask me ho do I know), while the former can wreck the frame when this has very small means of holding the hanger (ask a friend of mine how doe...
by londonbikerider
3 Nov 2019, 1:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shared paths etiquette
Replies: 68
Views: 3481

Re: Shared paths etiquette

... * People are more selfish and entitled these days. Cyclists in particular seem to contain a significant number who feel they should never be impeded from their 20mph by a mere pedestrian, especially a less-trained child or dog, both of which they feel should be locked up in a kennel until they'...
by londonbikerider
3 Nov 2019, 12:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 835
Views: 136014

Re: A positive thread

Bloody windy in London and sore throat, so no cycling here!

On the plus side, two days ago I found the rear light I had lost a few hours earlier :D
by londonbikerider
3 Nov 2019, 12:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cable ties failed on Carradice quick release
Replies: 13
Views: 1134

Re: Cable ties failed on Carradice quick release

... Zip ties are wonderful things but there is only so much you can reliably expect them to do. cheers Well, the zipties used for the Carradice bag mount are about 7mm, isn't it? That size is rated for 22 to 50kg, depending if "light duty" or "heavy duty" type. Of course, I am t...
by londonbikerider
3 Nov 2019, 12:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cable ties failed on Carradice quick release
Replies: 13
Views: 1134

Re: Cable ties failed on Carradice quick release

danhopgood wrote:I'm a fan of cable ties, but they get brittle after a few years. If their colour starts to fade, it's time to replace 'em.


There are UV-stabilized ones 8)
by londonbikerider
3 Nov 2019, 12:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Derailleur Hanger alignment tool ?
Replies: 70
Views: 3018

Re: Derailleur Hanger alignment tool ?

I don't like the faffing around with the tru-axles, extensions, and all that. Seems overkill unless your goal is compatibility with all types of frames. The typical hanger tool only requires to remove the rear mech and leave the wheel in place, whatever size or type this one is. And if you have mudg...
by londonbikerider
3 Nov 2019, 12:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Small Toolkit for Touring
Replies: 36
Views: 2130

Re: Small Toolkit for Touring

Toolikts are always related to each one's experience, willing to do repairs, and the type of bike ridden in that moment. For example, if riding a mountain bike, the toolkit would be slightly different from a road bike (i.e. a high-volume pump for the former, a high-pressure one for the latter) so th...
by londonbikerider
3 Nov 2019, 12:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seatstay chain peg
Replies: 39
Views: 1521

Re: Seatstay chain peg

@Mick F: I think you posted a reply for another thread?
by londonbikerider
3 Nov 2019, 12:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner
Replies: 152
Views: 7952

Re: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner

I seldom go for a proper degrease of the chain, every other weekend a wipe with a cloth and GT85 will suffice.
by londonbikerider
3 Nov 2019, 11:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: replaceable battery
Replies: 7
Views: 791

Re: replaceable battery

Sweep wrote:Or better still just ride in majestic silence.


And there's nothing wrong with it!

I agree with one of the comments above, a battery inside a helmet sound like an hazard anyway.