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by S2L
27 Feb 2019, 10:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton clip to fit front deraillurer
Replies: 24
Views: 3163

Re: Brompton clip to fit front deraillurer

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 different days... it only t...
by S2L
25 Feb 2019, 4:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rims with decent braking surface thickness?
Replies: 111
Views: 7802

Re: Rims with decent braking surface thickness?

Just wondered if anyone else on here had ever measured their rim thicknesses? It's not simple and even using the two spokes method with a Vernier, you end up with a range of numbers which might differ by as much as 0.3 mm... which is the difference between a thin rim and a thicker one. Ultimately, ...
by S2L
25 Feb 2019, 3:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rims with decent braking surface thickness?
Replies: 111
Views: 7802

Re: Rims with decent braking surface thickness?

I have built several hundreds Archetype rims... while the rim is very robust, the braking surface wears fairly quickly. They are typically concave around the 5-6,000 miles mark if you use them all year round I don't think you can get light rims with a thick brake shoulder... it's an oxymoron. Tourin...
by S2L
24 Feb 2019, 2:39pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: More cycling? Less motoring?
Replies: 62
Views: 8805

Re: More cycling? Less motoring?

.. Better to make motoring less attractive than to make train travel more attractive I think I disagree about making car journeys less attractive: Tax on fuel has not reduced road traffic in western Europe or in California... I suspect doubling the tax on fuel would have little effect again. You st...
by S2L
24 Feb 2019, 8:19am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: More cycling? Less motoring?
Replies: 62
Views: 8805

Re: More cycling? Less motoring?

What is TDC? Tragedy of drive-cycling Partly culpable... I tend to drive to most Audax events which are not within cycling distance (I kind of draw a line at 20 miles to the start= 40 miles round trip). Yesterday I did drive 60 miles round trip (I did cycle 75 miles). I would have trained, but the ...
by S2L
24 Feb 2019, 8:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: #Festive500
Replies: 52
Views: 8553

Re: #Festive500

quite timely, got an email from Rapha saying my roundel is on its way :D
by S2L
23 Feb 2019, 4:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Very early Brompton value
Replies: 6
Views: 1363

Re: Very early Brompton value

Why not sending a few photos and maybe the serial number to Brompton and see what they say about the age? If it was a Mach 1 incarnation of some sort, surely there is a collector out there prepared to pay 4 figures for it. If it is simply old, but not very rare, then a lot less. Check this too https...
by S2L
23 Feb 2019, 4:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton clip to fit front deraillurer
Replies: 24
Views: 3163

Re: Brompton clip to fit front deraillurer

Brucey’s point about the snap ring should be noted. Getting it off is easy when replacing sprockets but I could not get it back on. Ended up going to my local garage and one of the mechanics got it on immediately with no problem. It's not difficult, but you need a flat screwdriver to help it back o...
by S2L
23 Feb 2019, 2:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton clip to fit front deraillurer
Replies: 24
Views: 3163

Re: Brompton clip to fit front deraillurer

Find a sprocket from an 8 or 9sp cassette, also you need to indent the Rh chainstay for anything over 17. It's not rocket science but if done wrong it may wreck the rear triangle... I suspect that'd be the end of any warranty claim... not to speak about resale value... I'll probably stay with the 1...
by S2L
22 Feb 2019, 1:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: #Festive500
Replies: 52
Views: 8553

Re: #Festive500

Anyone received their cloth badge yet?
by S2L
22 Feb 2019, 11:30am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 2020 Audax LeJog
Replies: 43
Views: 6778

Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

I contacted Guinness Book of Records about my JOGLE on the Chopper, but they weren't interested stating that "firsts" aren't records. Seems to me though, that unless they know of the First, they will never know that someone has done it faster ................ and they would also say they ...
by S2L
22 Feb 2019, 8:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: UK coastal tour ideas?
Replies: 17
Views: 2006

Re: UK coastal tour ideas?

Any experience of welsh coast camping? Scotland is too far given the time constraints. Very little... I stayed in a farm campsite in Rhos on Sea, close to Llandudno in early July... very decent for very little money. There is no shortage of reasonably priced ones. Obviously, if you go in late July/...
by S2L
21 Feb 2019, 3:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Freehub overhaul - New bearings, old cones?
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Re: Freehub overhaul - New bearings, old cones?

An angular bearing has three components: balls, cones and races. You can replace cones and balls but typically you cannot replace the races. Unless you replace all 3, it will never feel butter smooth. So if it works fine, with no play by simply replacing the balls, that's probably as good as it gets...
by S2L
21 Feb 2019, 2:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: before indexing....
Replies: 20
Views: 1982

Re: before indexing....

tooley92 wrote:
S2L wrote:Nice... shouldn't use Shimano cables on Campagnolo levers though... :wink:



Looks more like a brake cable!


You are probably right...