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by KEELIEDW
12 Mar 2007, 9:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Punctures - fed up.
Replies: 129
Views: 22465

My experience with Schwalbe Marathon Plus over about 2 years matches the other contributors'. They are not infallible, I've had 2 punctures over many miles on some appalling surfaces, but they must be as close to "fit & forget" as we're likely to get .
by KEELIEDW
8 Mar 2007, 2:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain wear
Replies: 20
Views: 4865

The longer the chain length which you can measure the better. If the chain's off, hang it up & measure as great a length as possible,do the simple maths comparing the actual length versus the theoretical, divide the difference by the number of links & see if you're within tolerance. I've giv...
by KEELIEDW
8 Mar 2007, 11:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dymotec - larger pulley wheel?
Replies: 3
Views: 935

Sorry, can't help with the pulley, but what lamps have you fitted as I want to upgrade too. I used the Bush & Muller Oval LED Dynamo basic model front, without standlight, and the Bush & Muller Toplight flat plus rear with standlight. Total cost for both was around £35 from <bike24> German ...
by KEELIEDW
8 Mar 2007, 10:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dymotec - larger pulley wheel?
Replies: 3
Views: 935

Dymotec - larger pulley wheel?

I've recently converted my dynamo system from halogen to LED front & rear lamps. One major difference is the exceptional light output, even at a slow walking speed. My Bush & Muller Dymotec 6 bottle dynamo is now, in my opinion, pointlessly low-geared. It's presumably designed to satisfy leg...
by KEELIEDW
1 Mar 2007, 10:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring saddle
Replies: 37
Views: 6619

Previous contributors are right, Brooks saddles do vary (they're a natural product after all). I've had best results over the years with the basic B17. Worst was a Professional. Re neatsfoot oil, it can certainly accelerate breaking-in, but I ended up once with a horribly deformed saddle after over-...
by KEELIEDW
22 Feb 2007, 2:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo LED front lights
Replies: 14
Views: 2494

PS: I forgot to mention that the "Bike24" shop in Germany also stocks a B&M LED rear carrier fitting dynamo light with standlight, the "Toplight Flat Plus", at €12.90, about £8.70. It weighs just 65 grams! This light seems more powerful even than the Hella RL980, which was th...
by KEELIEDW
21 Jan 2007, 2:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo LED front lights
Replies: 14
Views: 2494

I've now been using the new B&M LED dynamo headlamp (base "Oval" model, no standlight) for a couple of weeks. It's possibly not quite as good at long range as the best halogen lamps, but is better at middle & near distances. Low-speed performance is exceptional, crawling uphill in ...