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by S2L
15 Mar 2019, 6:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: oops! (hub failure)
Replies: 23
Views: 3754

Re: oops! (hub failure)

THe Joy of a radial construction...
by S2L
14 Mar 2019, 8:36am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Riding in North Wales
Replies: 16
Views: 3519

Re: Riding in North Wales

delilah wrote:If you pm me your email address I'll let you have the route sheet for a 200k audax which I did from Llandudno. It took in much of the roads you're thinking of and has some good riding which you could adapt


Is it the same Cestyll Cymru I posted above?
by S2L
13 Mar 2019, 3:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Riding in North Wales
Replies: 16
Views: 3519

Re: Riding in North Wales

I will be having a bit of a holiday in North Wales in a few weeks time. It’s not somewhere I have cycled but I am hoping to use the time to build my fitness up to be able to ride a 300 km Audax a week later. I will be based near Llanberis and Bangor. Can anybody recommend any nice routes to ride? I...
by S2L
12 Mar 2019, 12:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ascent replacement? Strava?
Replies: 41
Views: 5012

Re: Ascent replacement? Strava?

You can use Strava as a container... you will only appear on the feed of the people you connect with and you might decide not to connect with anybody... just choose private settings
by S2L
10 Mar 2019, 5:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton clip to fit front deraillurer
Replies: 24
Views: 3299

Re: Brompton clip to fit front deraillurer

I provisionally re-fitted the 16 T original sprocket, as the 17 T got jammed a couple of times trying to shift back to the 12T... think it's too narrow, but I can't find anyone who has an old 8 speed cassette with a 17 T loose sprocket. On the plus side, my first Brompton commute at 30+ km/h yesterd...
by S2L
9 Mar 2019, 4:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: #Festive500
Replies: 52
Views: 8723

Re: #Festive500

PH wrote: I like the physical one, not really sure why as I don't do anything with it other than stick it in the draw with the others.


virtual achievements are not very satisfactory...It's the same reason an olympian likes a physical medal...just on a parochial scale
by S2L
9 Mar 2019, 10:09am
Forum: On the road
Topic: #Festive500
Replies: 52
Views: 8723

Re: #Festive500

eileithyia wrote:It's arrived!


Arrived here too... so tiny... :lol:
by S2L
7 Mar 2019, 5:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: #Festive500
Replies: 52
Views: 8723

Re: #Festive500

I thought the email was the prelude to a swift delivery, but after nearly 2 weeks I haven't received anything yet :(
by S2L
4 Mar 2019, 6:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Broken spoke
Replies: 33
Views: 2540

Re: Broken spoke

In a 16 inch wheel, I wouldn't even be able to measure tension... I don't think the spoke is long enough for a three point gauge to engage in a meaningful manner. For contrast, my recollection of building a Penny Farthing wheel (60 inch or so) is that even at very high tension, the spokes feel almos...
by S2L
3 Mar 2019, 3:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Broken spoke
Replies: 33
Views: 2540

Re: Broken spoke

Wise words. Thank you. Both my wheels are 2x Perhaps they should be 1x for better nipple alignment, but that wouldn't be so good for the hub flanges. The tension you will use on a small wheel is likely to be very low, when compared to bigger wheels, so unlikely to cause issues to the flange, even i...
by S2L
1 Mar 2019, 11:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?
Replies: 168
Views: 9588

Re: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?

I have been tempted by Moulton in the past and the main things that put me off were to do with the wheels. Firstly, the braking is done using a smaller band of aluminium than on a 700c wheel, meaning the braking surface will heat up quicker on long steep descents... I did think about that, but the ...
by S2L
28 Feb 2019, 12:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Broken spoke
Replies: 33
Views: 2540

Re: Broken spoke

My view is that if the rim is drilled vertically, then the nipple has no choice but come out vertically, hence there is not much you can do about the spoke being "bent" at the thread. If the hole is large enough, then the nipple can move a few degrees and in that case having a smooth, cup-...
by S2L
28 Feb 2019, 11:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Broken spoke
Replies: 33
Views: 2540

Re: Broken spoke

Looks like your rims are not directionally drilled. Sometimes you can improve things by using nipple washers, like the Sapim HM (or whatever they are called). Other times that doesn't work either. To be honest I am more worried about your brake track, which seems seriously worn... have you measured ...
by S2L
27 Feb 2019, 2:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton clip to fit front deraillurer
Replies: 24
Views: 3299

Re: Brompton clip to fit front deraillurer

S2L » 27 Feb 2019, 11:12am Back to gearing, with a LeJoG in mind currently I have 74 inch and 52 inch, but the first day in Cornwall/Devon (and possibly further north) will require something smaller. One practical solution would be to carry a spare chainring, to switch between say 48 T and 54 T for...
by S2L
27 Feb 2019, 12:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton clip to fit front deraillurer
Replies: 24
Views: 3299

Re: Brompton clip to fit front deraillurer

good news, thanks!