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by robwa10
25 Mar 2010, 9:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar Bag Mounting
Replies: 13
Views: 799

Re: Bar Bag Mounting

Chris I like your idea and had a similar thought. But until I get a piece of metal rod I came up with another quick solution. 25032010(001).jpg 25032010.jpg It's only made from MDF so it won't last but it could be made from a piece of metal and most likely could be made smaller then. However, I like...
by robwa10
24 Mar 2010, 10:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar Bag Mounting
Replies: 13
Views: 799

Re: Bar Bag Mounting

Baritono it's just a bit to wide. It was very painful and I try to keep them to a minimal. I'm going to knock up a prototype one night this week and then I'll take some pics Mind how you go Rob, you may find by taking a few precautions it's less painful and no-one ends up knocked up.. ;-) :lol: :wi...
by robwa10
24 Mar 2010, 12:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar Bag Mounting
Replies: 13
Views: 799

Re: Bar Bag Mounting

Baritono

Thanks for the very kind offer but I it's just a bit to wide. I've had an idea last night. It was very painful and I try to keep them to a minimal. I'm going to knock up a prototype one night this week and then I'll take some pics and post whether it works or not.
by robwa10
23 Mar 2010, 2:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar Bag Mounting
Replies: 13
Views: 799

Re: Bar Bag Mounting

I debated whether to use the word sagging or not. Probably should have used rotating. What happens is that after you start riding the bag rotates until the bottom rests against the head tube. This means that the map on the top is facing slightly away from you. Near the end I was sliding my fingers b...
by robwa10
23 Mar 2010, 11:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar Bag Mounting
Replies: 13
Views: 799

Bar Bag Mounting

Last week I picked up a handlebar bag from Decathlon for £10. It was excellent last Saturday during the Spring in The Peak Audax. It held all I needed in terms of food, tools and map and kept everything nice and dry, until I forgot to zip it back up fully. :oops: But it seems a great size for day ri...
by robwa10
1 Mar 2010, 8:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Wheel Reinvented - Sram Apex (Sportive) Groupset
Replies: 1
Views: 298

The Wheel Reinvented - Sram Apex (Sportive) Groupset

As I was looking through some of the cycling mags on the newstand I spotted an article about this new groupset in one. http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest/442890/sram-unveils-new-apex-groupset.html Incidentally not this one. But anyways as I read through I couldn't help but chuckle. The autho...
by robwa10
1 Mar 2010, 9:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Americanisms
Replies: 85
Views: 2335

Re: Americanisms

Just to add some more controversy to this thread...why is it spelled centre? If you sound it out phonetically then it doesn't make the word we all pronounce. However, center does sound like the word we're all saying.
by robwa10
11 Feb 2010, 8:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: "Honking" experiment
Replies: 29
Views: 1558

Re: "Honking" experiment

On the subject of honking. I remember noticing that Lance in last years tour would crouch as he honked. He leant right over the bars and was in a relaxed aerodynamic position instead of being stood straight up. Maybe we should also test which type of honking is the most effective.
by robwa10
8 Feb 2010, 9:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Snakes
Replies: 24
Views: 1063

Re: Snakes

[/quote] 8) Only a small one (young?) about 6" long. [/quote] Those are the most dangerous ones! I grew up in Georgia, USA (been here 8 years now) and snakes were a fairly common occurrence. The ones I always hated finding were the small ones. Once picked up a largish piece of tree bark in the ...
by robwa10
1 Feb 2010, 5:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can I fit a 47mm wide guard under a 57mm drop dual pivot?
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: Can I fit a 47mm wide guard under a 57mm drop dual pivot?

On my MK3 I currently have Shimano 53 long drops, 42mm Bluemells and 28c Gatorskins. It all fits fine but I do think that the 42's are as wide as you'll comfortably get under the brakes without some remodeling of the mudguard. SKS say that the 42mm will do a 35 tyre though I suspect it will be a tig...
by robwa10
28 Jan 2010, 9:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: opinions on this frame
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: opinions on this frame

I would venture a guess that the forks are not the originals. The rear brakes are canti and there are no bosses on the forks. You'd need to measure the chainstays and check the angles as said previously. But that will mainly determine how the bike feels loaded. Essentially you can tour on anything, ...
by robwa10
14 Jan 2010, 7:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimergo Advice Please?
Replies: 15
Views: 1541

Re: Shimergo Advice Please?

Campag shifters with XT rear 9 sp cassette (11-32). Now it seems that I can either use 10sp shifters with Hubbub (4.34 pitch) or 11sp with no Hubbub (4.48 pitch); the former being closer to the 4.35mm pitch of standard 9sp shimano. Has anyone got experience of either option? I currently use a Shimer...
by robwa10
14 Jan 2010, 10:54am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Nightmares for MickF
Replies: 18
Views: 852

Re: Nightmares for MickF

Yeah it wasn't actually that bad, could've taken a pic of my MTB's chain. I don't think I've ever cleaned it since I was given the bike a year ago, and I don't think it had been cleaned before then for a long time. The chain had some muck on it and one or two little spots of rust. I've not oiled it ...
by robwa10
13 Jan 2010, 8:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Nightmares for MickF
Replies: 18
Views: 852

Nightmares for MickF

Mick if you read this then I offer the following warning: PROCEED AT YOUR OWN PERIL. THE PHOTOS BELOW MAY CAUSE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS, COLD SWEATS AND FITS OF RAGE!!!! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 011.JPG 012.JPG 008.JPG 010.JPG 014.JPG Is there any light at the end of the tunnel? Will t...
by robwa10
21 Dec 2009, 1:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brooks Site Technical Info
Replies: 6
Views: 989

Re: Brooks Site Technical Info

I'm completely lost now by my own thread. I think that the post about the made to measure was tongue in cheek as much as anything else. Why would the info become available in April? It would seem that both the Brooks sites are the same even though they have different names. And in terms of searching...