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by lowrider
5 Dec 2013, 7:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rigid forks for MTB
Replies: 18
Views: 2535

Re: Rigid forks for MTB

Thorn MT Tura but not light or cheep it looks like a version of the raven fork.
by lowrider
12 Sep 2013, 9:54pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Erskine Bridge Temp Closure For Non Motorway Traffic
Replies: 8
Views: 24704

Re: Erskine Bridge Temp Closure For Non Motorway Traffic

I dont think that non motorway traffic refers to cyclists or pedestrians they use the walkways at the side of the carriage ways. There are two either side of the bridge no need to shut both
by lowrider
17 May 2013, 8:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Crane Creek S3 Crown Race Replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Re: Crane Creek S3 Crown Race Replacement

I dont know if anyone will be interested in this as Its some time since I fitted the s40 race, the outer diameter does not seem to be the primary seal the seal seems to be on the bearing itself this seems fine. Given this the race seems to be a satisfactory replacement and is working fine. If any is...
by lowrider
26 Apr 2013, 7:14pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: forth rd bridge
Replies: 4
Views: 1501

Re: forth rd bridge

Yes, or you could turn right at the shell garage the road bypasses the roundabout there is a connection to the national cycle track off that road that takes you directly to the east cycle path. There are two one on the west one on the east sometimes one will be shut so you could end up on the wrong ...
by lowrider
23 Apr 2013, 8:46pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: forth rd bridge
Replies: 4
Views: 1501

Re: forth rd bridge

If you coming from kirikliston yes it is, there is a cycle path that runs from kirkliston to South Queensferry but its longer and slower.

The kirkliston road is no longer the trunk road to the bridge since the new bypass opened its mainly local traffic so it is not as busy as it used to be.
by lowrider
21 Apr 2013, 2:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Crown Race
Replies: 25
Views: 975

Re: New Crown Race

Success I got the thing on thanks to all who replied. How? Well I took brucey's advice I left the steerer alone and concentrated on the race its self. I noticed when i removed it from the steerer after an aborted attempt to fit it I had scored the back of the race. I then thought I could file this s...
by lowrider
20 Apr 2013, 3:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Crown Race
Replies: 25
Views: 975

Re: New Crown Race

Also be very very very very careful not to score up an alloy steerer....I would only round the corner of the crown race seat, and even that only if I was sure everything else was OK....you can't send it back if you file it!! This ones steel but even so Ill try the paint first I will look at the cro...
by lowrider
20 Apr 2013, 3:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Crown Race
Replies: 25
Views: 975

Re: New Crown Race

Thanks for the replies. There is usually a defined area at the bottom of the steerer where it "steps out" to a bigger diameter than the rest of the steerer....this is where the crown race should seat......have you got the race that far down? You are right there there is a pronounced bulge ...
by lowrider
20 Apr 2013, 1:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Crown Race
Replies: 25
Views: 975

Re: New Crown Race

Thanks for the reply unfortunately the link does not seem to work for me but its a 1 1/8 fork and the race is specified for 1 1/8 I think there might be an issue with fork steer being slightly bigger than the standard or more of a bellow at the bottom than normal. My hunch is that there will not be ...
by lowrider
20 Apr 2013, 12:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Crown Race
Replies: 25
Views: 975

New Crown Race

I have an issue fitting a new crown race to a new fork. The fork is a rockshox with 1 1/8 steerer, the race is a crane creek S 40 and its extremely tight, I was expecting a tight fit but this seems a bit more than that. The steerer seems to bellow out at the bottom presumably part of the manufacturi...
by lowrider
13 Apr 2013, 11:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Crane Creek S3 Crown Race Replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Re: Crane Creek S3 Crown Race Replacement

Thanks That was my assessment the s3 and 40 look very similar if the bearings are the same it would only be the height that would possibly be different that means it might or might not seal. On the net others have asked about crown races for the s3 but no answers I dont think an s40 crown race is to...
by lowrider
11 Apr 2013, 11:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Crane Creek S3 Crown Race Replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Crane Creek S3 Crown Race Replacement

Does anyone know if the S3 crown race can be replaced with the newer crane creek 40 series crown race.
by lowrider
10 Mar 2013, 10:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rigid fork swap advice please
Replies: 11
Views: 2280

Re: Rigid fork swap advice please

I would not have chosen an alloy fork or a carbon fork for a bike intended for fully loaded touring. By that I would take that you are thinking of front panniers, neither fork I would trust for that application. For commuting possibly these would do but the carbon fork looks particularly rigid and u...
by lowrider
17 Oct 2012, 11:18pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: J O'Grotes - Lands End - Planning Help!
Replies: 24
Views: 23698

Re: J O'Grotes - Lands End - Planning Help!

The canal and the riverside are fine but I would avoid the sustrans cycle path from Clydebank to Glasgow this is not recommended but you can avoid this. I would go along Glasgow road running into Dumbarton road from Clydebank (A814)until you get to a set of traffic lights at Burnham Road its easily ...
by lowrider
6 Aug 2012, 9:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cheap Used Touring bike for complete Novice
Replies: 24
Views: 7554

Re: Cheap Used Touring bike for complete Novice

I wouldn't recommend getting a bicycle that one cannot stand over. But many people either cannot touch the ground, or cannot touch the ground by very much from the saddle. That makes more sense you must have standover clearance I am a tiptoes person from the saddle but in reality on a real stop you...