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by WOT
19 May 2020, 8:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Bike (very) Overweight
Replies: 84
Views: 7035

Re: bike advice for heavy rider and new to bikes

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/rc500-flat- ... 54412.html

Perhaps something like this?
Add a lock, helmet, bottle, bottle cage and mudguards, pump and puncture repair kit and you should be good to go.

In due course change the tyres to 35mm wide schwalbe marathon plus.
by WOT
18 May 2020, 7:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Bike (very) Overweight
Replies: 84
Views: 7035

Re: bike advice for heavy rider and new to bikes

That’s how it goes. In essence they are telling you that stuff will break and you will have to pay to fix it. I can tell you that starting at more than your weight and now being ~4st less than you I have broken a lot of middle of the road bike components. Whatever you buy for your budget will requir...
by WOT
18 May 2020, 5:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Bike (very) Overweight
Replies: 84
Views: 7035

Re: bike advice for heavy rider and new to bikes

What height are you?
by WOT
18 May 2020, 3:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyre size for heavy rider
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Tyre size for heavy rider

622x 35 Schwalbe Marathon Supreme at ~80psi is very comfortable for me. I am about your weight. I have previously used 622x 35 up front and 622x 45 at the rear in Schwalbe Marathon Plus. (90psi front, 70psi rear). I run tyre clearances that others would not be comfortable with like 2mm each side of ...
by WOT
15 Apr 2020, 1:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Quieter roads - what animals have you seen?
Replies: 85
Views: 3283

Re: Quieter roads - what animals have you seen?

Spotted a cheeky fox on Monday night. Right up beside the road.
by WOT
27 Mar 2020, 12:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: how to tell a galvanised spoke from stainless
Replies: 157
Views: 4953

Re: how to tell a galvanised spoke from stainless

XRF Analyser would settle it.
by WOT
25 Feb 2020, 8:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Recommendation for Heavy Rider
Replies: 11
Views: 895

Re: Bike Recommendation for Heavy Rider

I was your weight and still am your height :D If you are in London you are welcome to bring my bike for a spin, I could pretty much guarantee it won’t buckle under you. Pick a bike that fits you for a decent test ride. If you have a big gut it’s going to be difficult to get down onto drop bars. That...
by WOT
12 Jan 2020, 6:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10sp Road Cassette Customisation
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: 10sp Road Cassette Customisation

Brucey, Thanks for sharing your thoughts, much obliged. I’m thinking about this from an 80/20 (or even 90/10) point of view. I’ll do some more cassette spec scouring. I think I could do a proof (or disproof) of concept easily enough from old worn cassettes before committing real money to a mad notio...
by WOT
12 Jan 2020, 5:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rain damaged Brooks saddle.
Replies: 49
Views: 2295

Re: Rain damaged Brooks saddle.

The Patina of Use ..... be proud of it ..... :) +1 No ... the standard of the leather Brooks saddles has declined recently .... ever since the Italians got involved in the company if you want a decent leather saddle, look at the Gilles Berthoud .... they are quality and thicker leather... mine was ...
by WOT
11 Jan 2020, 7:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10sp Road Cassette Customisation
Replies: 5
Views: 367

10sp Road Cassette Customisation

Evening all. I’m building up a touring frame with a 3x10 Shimano groupset. While playing around with gear-calculator I elected to go with 12-30 cassette mated to 50/39/30 chainring. I’ve got the option to go lower on that inner chainring if I’m struggling in the hills to say 26t or 28t. I’m gonna bu...
by WOT
25 Sep 2019, 4:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Trek FX 2 Disc - Maximum Tyre Width??
Replies: 10
Views: 1110

Re: Trek FX 2 Disc - Maximum Tyre Width??

That chainstay looks remarkably similar to my FX7.2 which came with 622x35 originally. I run 622x47 schwalbe marathon plus with a very small clearance. I had to remove part of that bracket shown in the photo above. Mudguards and rear rack all fit ok too. If I can figure out how to add a photo later ...
by WOT
3 Sep 2019, 5:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front dynamo light mount
Replies: 17
Views: 1170

Re: Front dynamo light mount

You can pull back the lever and run the wires in without using the spade connectors.
by WOT
1 Sep 2019, 6:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stainless Steel Screws.
Replies: 19
Views: 1217

Re: Stainless Steel Screws.

A4 and 316 are pretty much equivalent grades. Given that the corrosion is only internal it may well be transferred material from the Allen Key used to tighten them, rather than the screw material. We use this vendor for A4 / 316 screws of various lengths and sizes. http://www.inox.ie/acatalog/Cap_Sc...
by WOT
28 Aug 2019, 8:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What dynamo hub and light set for 200 pounds ?
Replies: 11
Views: 985

Re: What dynamo hub and light set for 200 pounds ?

If you can find the shimano hub dyno already build into a wheel that’s your best bet. (SON is nicer and more expensive) Mine is similar to this and I have these lights for the last 2 years. No issues plug and play. For your front rack you might prefer a different front light mount. SJS cycles has a ...