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by ericonabike
2 Nov 2010, 9:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help! New rear wheel/rim for Dahon Presto Lite
Replies: 10
Views: 1861

Re: Help! New rear wheel/rim for Dahon Presto Lite

That's brilliant HGF - makes me wonder now why I couldn't find it! Seems to be the source of all knowledge for Dahonabilia. Many thanks.
by ericonabike
1 Nov 2010, 11:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help! New rear wheel/rim for Dahon Presto Lite
Replies: 10
Views: 1861

Re: Help! New rear wheel/rim for Dahon Presto Lite

Ta for that - but no, the wall thickness is OK - checked with Vernier gauge
by ericonabike
31 Oct 2010, 12:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help! New rear wheel/rim for Dahon Presto Lite
Replies: 10
Views: 1861

Help! New rear wheel/rim for Dahon Presto Lite

The rim on the rear wheel of my Presto Lite has developed a 'bulge' is the best I can describe it - the rim flares outward on one side over a section of about two inches. Makes the rear brake 'snag' when the shoes hit it, and can cause the wheel to skid. I've squeezed the rim in a vice [protected by...
by ericonabike
28 Oct 2010, 11:21am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: london stations' policy to carry folded bikes
Replies: 56
Views: 14425

Re: london stations' policy to carry folded bikes

I regularly wheel bike through St Pancras with no hassle. Could this be an internet myth? You can still take non-folders on trains [admittedly not many at a time] after all.
by ericonabike
28 Oct 2010, 11:16am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle paths unsafe?
Replies: 286
Views: 15195

Re: Cycle paths unsafe?

quote="Pete Owens"]In short, if you prefer drivers to overtake too close too fast and with less care then cycle lanes are for you.[/quote] Too dogmatic for me I'm afraid. The A47 in Leicestershire, from Leicester to Earl Shilton, varies between having a 1.5m lane marked on it and no lane a...
by ericonabike
26 Oct 2010, 3:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: dangers of 2 abreast riding!!
Replies: 113
Views: 6051

Re: dangers of 2 abreast riding!!

This has probably been done to death [oops] now, but that never stops us... Country lanes are starting to feel like a war zone now. The national limit of 60 mph on unclassified roads leads people like the OP to suppose that as long as they're going slower than that they're driving safely. There was ...
by ericonabike
24 Oct 2010, 1:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: London is different
Replies: 17
Views: 1439

Re: London is different

Euskadi: 'Oh, and I think cycling in London (and I guess in other big cities) is quite stressful.' I know it's subjective, but I've pedalled my way across and around a number of major cities, here and abroad, and never experienced from other cyclists quite the degree of 'pent-up anger' is the best w...
by ericonabike
22 Oct 2010, 11:38am
Forum: On the road
Topic: London is different
Replies: 17
Views: 1439

London is different

Having spent the last week pedalling through London I've got a few observations to share and to be dissected. 1. Numbers have increased hugely even over the past 12 months. Whatever the cause, we have, I would suggest, pretty much got up to 'critical mass' in London. All types of bikes as well, whic...
by ericonabike
7 Oct 2010, 11:30am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cheap touring insurance
Replies: 5
Views: 557

Re: Cheap touring insurance

After some research I changed my home and contents insurers to Marks and Spencer. Cycles are regarded as part of the household contents, and are therefore covered against loss or damage at home or abroad. the only difficulty I found was that if any one item or 'collection' exceeded £4k it would have...
by ericonabike
4 Oct 2010, 4:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Titanium forks...
Replies: 10
Views: 1149

Re: Titanium forks...

Scary photo PH. Looks as though I'll just have to resign myself to merely paying £65 for a pair of Surly steel forks to sit on the front of the Airborne then...
by ericonabike
4 Oct 2010, 2:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Titanium forks...
Replies: 10
Views: 1149

Re: Titanium forks...

Given that you can now get a titanium chain for >£200 I wouldn't have thought cost was the issue? I think for my five-year-old Airborne I could get pretty much every part of it in matching titanium [including £120 seatpost I've just noticed] apart from forks! I suspect that even if a set of Ti forks...
by ericonabike
4 Oct 2010, 9:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Titanium forks...
Replies: 10
Views: 1149

Titanium forks...

...why don't they exist? Must be a matter of physics, rather than cost but I'm intrigued as to why Ti should be suitable for every other bit of a bike, but not forks.
by ericonabike
4 Oct 2010, 9:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dahon Presto Lite folder - new tyres
Replies: 3
Views: 749

Re: Dahon Presto Lite folder - new tyres

I must have read your mind Foxy - bought and fitted a pair at the weekend. Fitting them was the hardest thing I've ever done with a bike and tyres though! Also, the rims on the Presto wheels seem exceptionally narrow for the tyres - have you had any problems with them when pumped up to max? As an as...
by ericonabike
29 Sep 2010, 1:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dahon Presto Lite folder - new tyres
Replies: 3
Views: 749

Dahon Presto Lite folder - new tyres

The Primo tyres [16 x 1.35] on my three year old Presto Lite are getting to the end of their lives and I'd like to replace them with something similar [high pressure, little to no tread and narrow]. Anyone got a tale to tell about new rubber on their Presto Lite or similar?
by ericonabike
14 Sep 2010, 4:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 52 42 30 triple front but what rear cassette?
Replies: 24
Views: 1940

Re: 52 42 30 triple front but what rear cassette?

Bit late to the party, but just happened to notice as I was passing - I fitted an MTB 11-32 cassette to pair up with 30-42-52 two years ago and haven't looked back. I used to run an 11-25 road cassette but after doing the Raid Pyreneen, realised an even smaller gear would be better. This now gives a...