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by djnotts
27 Jan 2020, 11:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is a Gravel Bike?
Replies: 280
Views: 7685

Re: What is a Gravel Bike?

I don't feel a great deal wiser as to the A to the original Q! But this must be one surely - it'll have Salsa Cowchipper 2s and bar end shifters! Need different tyres though - suggestions for 26"? Rebld (3).jpg A viable alternative to the Cowchippers and much cheaper:- https://www.planetx.co.u...
by djnotts
27 Jan 2020, 11:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is a Gravel Bike?
Replies: 280
Views: 7685

Re: What is a Gravel Bike?

I don't feel a great deal wiser as to the A to the original Q!

But this must be one surely - it'll have Salsa Cowchipper 2s and bar end shifters! Need different tyres though - suggestions for 26"?

Rebld (3).jpg
by djnotts
26 Jan 2020, 9:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Off the Shelf or Self Build
Replies: 33
Views: 1067

Re: Off the Shelf or Self Build

Wrong colour for a Bianchi then!
by djnotts
26 Jan 2020, 9:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Off the Shelf or Self Build
Replies: 33
Views: 1067

Re: Off the Shelf or Self Build

Hudson1984 wrote:So had a couple of eBay wins today,

Campagnolo chorus 11 cassette
Campagnolo chorus brake callipers

Now... I’ve been offered a bianchi sempre carbon frame for £150.....would you take it?


If structurally sound and in celeste blue, then probably "yes"!
by djnotts
26 Jan 2020, 9:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Off the Shelf or Self Build
Replies: 33
Views: 1067

Re: Off the Shelf or Self Build

I have just started building something very similar, based on a new Paul Milnes X-Wing cx aluminium frame with canti bosses, a bit of a bargain at £199 delivered to my door. Sorry to hijack, but those are very interesting! Doesn't seem to give rear drop out spacing - is it 130 or 135? 130mm. I have...
by djnotts
25 Jan 2020, 9:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should we celebrate leaving the EU
Replies: 250
Views: 4513

Re: Should we celebrate leaving the EU

No. But this is worth a good laugh! Serves 'em right. "A reallocation of council funding could redirect hundreds of millions of pounds from so-called left-behind communities in the north of England to the leafy southern shires, analysis has found, leaving many newly Conservative g-voting “red w...
by djnotts
25 Jan 2020, 7:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Off the Shelf or Self Build
Replies: 33
Views: 1067

Re: Off the Shelf or Self Build

niggle wrote:I have just started building something very similar, based on a new Paul Milnes X-Wing cx aluminium frame with canti bosses, a bit of a bargain at £199 delivered to my door.


Sorry to hijack, but those are very interesting! Doesn't seem to give rear drop out spacing - is it 130 or 135?
by djnotts
25 Jan 2020, 4:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is a Gravel Bike?
Replies: 280
Views: 7685

Re: What is a Gravel Bike?

The name doesn't matter. We see Mountain Bikes that serve a purpose but never see a mountain. We have "race" bikes that never race. And if a Gravel Bike never sees gravel, who cares so long as the bike allows its user to do the rides he/she wants to do? Calling them Road Style Bikes With ...
by djnotts
24 Jan 2020, 8:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is a Gravel Bike?
Replies: 280
Views: 7685

Re: What is a Gravel Bike?

Quick skim..... 8.5 to 9 kgs.
by djnotts
24 Jan 2020, 8:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is a Gravel Bike?
Replies: 280
Views: 7685

Re: What is a Gravel Bike?

"...only people who fail to grasp basic human behaviour and don't observe what actually happens in the real world think that more powerful brakes equals greater safety. :roll:" So reduced to the absurd, no brakes is safe (as long as one rides accordingly). I'm pretty sure I ride in the rea...
by djnotts
14 Jan 2020, 4:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 537124

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

"Brexit will soon have cost the UK more than its combined total of payments to the EU budget over the past 47 years. Bloomberg Economics found the cost of the UK's vote to leave has already reached £130 billion. A further £70 billion is likely to be added by the end of 2020, economist Dan Hanso...
by djnotts
13 Jan 2020, 7:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Vélodyssée as a single female
Replies: 20
Views: 1312

Re: La Vélodyssée as a single female

Of no help with the Q whatsoever, but having been sort of looking for a first (health and prognosis permitting) and last (ditto!) short and easy cycle trip abroad, browsing here I followed the link to Velodysee ...... one of my favourite areas when camping with family 20 - 30 years ago. Looks perfec...
by djnotts
6 Jan 2020, 2:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: escooters
Replies: 76
Views: 1800

Re: escooters get contolled in France

https://www.scrooser.com/en/

Claims street legal in EU. Guess that's another reason why we are exiting.
by djnotts
6 Jan 2020, 2:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: escooters
Replies: 76
Views: 1800

Re: escooters get contolled in France

Image search includes https://www.scroosertour.com/en/