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by S2L
21 Feb 2019, 2:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: UK coastal tour ideas?
Replies: 17
Views: 2006

Re: UK coastal tour ideas?

Scotland obviously, where wild camping is allowed, but you have to ride on fairly busy roads. I like the north/west coast of Wales... there is a fairly long section of cycle path that you can use to avoid the main roads around Conwy/Bangor/Rhyl I did map something for an Audax project... feel free t...
by S2L
21 Feb 2019, 1:38pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 2020 Audax LeJog
Replies: 43
Views: 6763

Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

... that you know of. ... indeed... that is on the internet, let's say... That's the problem with unofficial records, someone might go to a lot of time and effort to beat it, only to find they hadn't... On the other hand, had someone done it in less than 8 days, then they would have probably left a...
by S2L
21 Feb 2019, 11:47am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 2020 Audax LeJog
Replies: 43
Views: 6763

Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

PH wrote:
S2L wrote:AND, nobody has done LeJoG on a Brompton in less than 8 days... 8)

... that you know of.


... indeed... that is on the internet, let's say...
by S2L
21 Feb 2019, 11:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Short Spokes Dynohub 20" wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Re: Short Spokes Dynohub 20" wheel

Try here, never bought spokes myself, but I bought a spoke key and got it delivered very quickly

https://www.alexwarwick.co.uk/spoke-supplies/
by S2L
21 Feb 2019, 11:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: before indexing....
Replies: 20
Views: 1982

Re: before indexing....

Nice... shouldn't use Shimano cables on Campagnolo levers though... :wink:
by S2L
21 Feb 2019, 10:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton clip to fit front deraillurer
Replies: 24
Views: 3163

Re: Brompton clip to fit front deraillurer

Update: I found a 17T and a 19T as part of a 5700 10 speed cassette. I tried to fit the 19 T first, but it's too ambitious and fouls the stay. I resisted the temptation to file off 1 mm of the hollow stay and fitted the 17T, which works fine. Shifting is not as crisp as with the original 16T, not su...
by S2L
21 Feb 2019, 9:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton clip to fit front deraillurer
Replies: 24
Views: 3163

Re: Brompton clip to fit front deraillurer

you can both remove and refit the snap ring using small screwdriver, if you have reasonably strong fingers. Yes you need to be sure that the assembly retains the same length (within about 0.2mm), if necessary by using spacers of different thicknesses (the ones that are sold to fit 10s cassettes ont...
by S2L
21 Feb 2019, 9:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton clip to fit front deraillurer
Replies: 24
Views: 3163

Re: Brompton clip to fit front deraillurer

DX sprockets will work but they are not derailleur sprockets, so don't shift very slickly. Sturmey archer S3X sprockets are similar but a fair bit cheaper usually. cheers Thanks! I had a look at the design of the freehub splines and it seems to me sprocket thickness is critical. If I understand it ...
by S2L
21 Feb 2019, 8:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton clip to fit front deraillurer
Replies: 24
Views: 3163

Re: Brompton clip to fit front deraillurer

To be fair, I've an S2 that is running 12 & 18t sprockets with 54t standard front chainring. No mods on the rear changer, only had to add 2 links on the chain and a small dimple inside the Rh chainstay. The shifting of the (Shimano hg 8sp) 18t is actually better than the original 16t sprocket :...
by S2L
20 Feb 2019, 6:09pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 2020 Audax LeJog
Replies: 43
Views: 6763

Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

webber wrote:I fancy a go planning to ride fixed :)


I fancy a go at riding it on a Brompton... less hassle to catch a train back... :lol:

AND, nobody has done LeJoG on a Brompton in less than 8 days... 8)
by S2L
20 Feb 2019, 4:53pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 2020 Audax LeJog
Replies: 43
Views: 6763

Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

It is in the planning stage... so not a done deal by any stretch of imagination, as I understand.

But... I'm game :D

116 hours is more generous than I anticipated, that's basically the best part of 5 full days, which means less than the magical 300 km a day will be needed.