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by fenderbender
14 Nov 2010, 5:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Swapping the rim on a wheel w epoxy glued spokes?
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: Swapping the rim on a wheel w epoxy glued spokes?

Thanks for your replies and tips! It's more the hassle of getting the right spokes and lacing the wheel I'd like to avoid. This wheel came with a bike I bought and has some flexy but rather spendy DT Revolution spokes(xtr hub, Mavic 217 sup rim). I guess if they jam in the new nipples I could just s...
by fenderbender
14 Nov 2010, 1:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Swapping the rim on a wheel w epoxy glued spokes?
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Swapping the rim on a wheel w epoxy glued spokes?

Could a blow torch do the trick and if so would I be able to reuse the spokes?
by fenderbender
5 Oct 2010, 9:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Studded tyres?
Replies: 61
Views: 164623

Re: Studded tyres?

Nice pic! Look like a great winter bike!
by fenderbender
3 Oct 2010, 4:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame material test!
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Frame material test!

The final and definitive test to put all theories to bed! :wink:
by fenderbender
3 Oct 2010, 1:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Q Factor, does it matter?
Replies: 8
Views: 676

Re: Q Factor, does it matter?

For a seated, high rpm, spinning style of cyclist - yes! Mtb, touring or commuter masher style, not that much. I dont do MTB but I thought that high RPM spinning was even more use to them than it was to road bikers. Their chosen gearing sort of backed that idea up. True. Thing is, traditionally, th...
by fenderbender
2 Oct 2010, 8:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Q Factor, does it matter?
Replies: 8
Views: 676

Re: Q Factor, does it matter?

For a seated, high rpm, spinning style of cyclist - yes! Mtb, touring or commuter masher style, not that much.
by fenderbender
1 Oct 2010, 4:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Studded tyres?
Replies: 61
Views: 164623

Re: Studded tyres?

Here in Stockholm the temperature often rise and fall more than 20C during the day so sluch and the frozen piles of snow are a big problem. In these conditions I prefere the Nokian Mount & Ground W240 to the Schwalbe Winter. It has a deeper thread that trap packed snow/slush unlike the Winter op...
by fenderbender
5 Sep 2010, 9:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26" or 650B wheels on road (audax) frame? Hard to do in UK?
Replies: 42
Views: 5672

Re: 26" or 650B wheels on road (audax) frame? Hard to do in UK?

Thanks Ersakus for helping out! When I measure the Motobecane (again, not mine) fork along the length of the legs from centre of the dropouts to the underside of the crown of I get 355 mm and 360 mm at the centre of the crown. The narrowest inside measurement between the legs just bellow the crown (...
by fenderbender
4 Sep 2010, 6:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar Tape Reccomendations
Replies: 28
Views: 1752

Re: Bar Tape Reccomendations

AlbionLass wrote:Deda tape goes on well in my experience and stays put, not fancy but a good range of colors and finishes.


Second that! Very high quality and strength. Good friction so no risk for sliding when riding in rain, unlike fizik.
by fenderbender
4 Sep 2010, 6:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainless Chainwhip?
Replies: 20
Views: 1990

Re: Chainless Chainwhip?

Thanks for the tips Mick F! Always wondered what them cheese holes were for! I usually bring my 'ol Hypercracker, problem is that my wheels seem to be to well made (by me I might ad). So the only use it's seen is from helping out fellow travellers. ... I've seen a photo of a rear fork end opened up ...
by fenderbender
3 Sep 2010, 6:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26" or 650B wheels on road (audax) frame? Hard to do in UK?
Replies: 42
Views: 5672

Re: 26" or 650B wheels on road (audax) frame? Hard to do in UK?

Good to know! Could you at some point measure the distance from the centre of the hub axle to the top of the tire?
by fenderbender
3 Sep 2010, 2:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26" or 650B wheels on road (audax) frame? Hard to do in UK?
Replies: 42
Views: 5672

Re: 26" or 650B wheels on road (audax) frame? Hard to do in UK?

Great to hear about your experiences!
I recently scored a 1973 Motobecane Grand Record (not mine!) and it seems to have enough room for 28-32mm 700C tires and 40mm fend... sorry mudguards. Wonder if I'll be able to fit the 42mm Hetrés on 23 mm Grand Bois rims?
by fenderbender
7 May 2010, 4:10pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG on a Raleigh Chopper
Replies: 152
Views: 12608

Re: LEJOG on a Raleigh Chopper

Ever thought about fitting a trike conversion kit?

Image

:shock:
by fenderbender
20 Apr 2010, 1:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mercian colour choice
Replies: 17
Views: 3036

Re: Mercian colour choice

Burnt orange is a great choice and probably the one I would pick if I had mine custom built!
Creme is pretty but can be a bit bland. Why not try a more daring contrasting colour? :wink:
by fenderbender
19 Apr 2010, 2:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mercian colour choice
Replies: 17
Views: 3036

Re: Mercian colour choice

Clearly not a seller ( mydogeatspears )to be trusted: He ran it as a standard auction and it got to about £650. Cancelled my bids saying he didn't want to sell anymore.... Ah yes, I won the last auction on eBay for this at £385 and the seller wouldn't let it go as it didn't go as high as he wanted (...