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05-09-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By amedias

Erm, is this confirmation that I'm not the only...

Erm, is this confirmation that I'm not the only one who has done this? Or was that a trap to get me to confess?
12-17-21, 04:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,117
Posted By amedias

Thanks Velo Mule, the extra flap actually makes a...

Thanks Velo Mule, the extra flap actually makes a surprising difference, I add them to all my mudguarded bikes now, it moves the drip/runoff point to down below the chain and chainrings and keeps...
12-13-21, 03:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,117
Posted By amedias

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11-27-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 931
Views: 294,012
Posted By amedias

My latest conversion is another Singular Osprey,...

My latest conversion is another Singular Osprey, I already have one of these that I'd converted a while back as a test (posted a few pages back), but it didn't have a Dynamo, fork clearance was a...
11-23-21, 03:19 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 35,050
Posted By amedias

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Exploring some old rail routes
Devon, UK
11-16-21, 04:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,541
Posted By amedias

Well first up, one thing to note is that despite...

Well first up, one thing to note is that despite their apparently similar widths and intent those two models are VERY different to sit on!

The Swift has a very sharp drop off from the seating area...
03-07-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,004
Posted By amedias

Backsides vary, hence so do saddle positions. ...

Backsides vary, hence so do saddle positions.

that is about all there is to say about it, you have to find what works for you and your anatomy and preferences.

even though there are some...
02-14-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,270
Posted By amedias

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Mercian? they’ll build exactly what you want, or...
02-08-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 931
Views: 294,012
Posted By amedias

Most current stock/off-the-peg steel forks are...

Most current stock/off-the-peg steel forks are un-necessarily heavy* and over-engineered for obvious reasons, but custom built stuff can be built as light** as it ever was.
Some off-the-peg current...
02-08-21, 04:00 AM
Replies: 931
Views: 294,012
Posted By amedias

All else being equal (KEY phrase there) then...

All else being equal (KEY phrase there) then where the bend is and it's radius can make a very small difference in the ride and flex characteristics of the fork.

BUT....all other things rarely are...
02-04-21, 02:53 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 35,050
Posted By amedias

Somehow the camera never seems to capture the...

Somehow the camera never seems to capture the gradient, this is well over 20% probably closer to 25% and is a wicked descent with a couple of tight turns at the bottom, doubly exciting when you meet...
01-14-21, 03:37 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 35,050
Posted By amedias

Sometimes the Sun is out and the road is...

Sometimes the Sun is out and the road is smooth...

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And sometimes neither of...
01-04-21, 05:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,831
Posted By amedias

Very much looking forward to seeing your build...

Very much looking forward to seeing your build once it's complete, it's gonna be lovely!
01-04-21, 05:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,098
Posted By amedias

Several of my builds have ended up as Road SS...

Several of my builds have ended up as Road SS builds, ie: road geometry rather than track but SS drivetrain.

Over here in the UK there's a long tradition of riding fixed in the winter, and back...
01-04-21, 04:48 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 35,050
Posted By amedias

Memories of Summer and the soft crunch of gravel ...

Memories of Summer and the soft crunch of gravel

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01-03-21, 02:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,831
Posted By amedias

yep, I love them! Have other bikes too but always...

yep, I love them! Have other bikes too but always have a soft spot for a Mercian

...
01-02-21, 02:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,831
Posted By amedias

Lovely frame in a lovely colour, good luck with...

Lovely frame in a lovely colour, good luck with the build, they do get addictive though, there’s another blue one and a green one in my custody now as well as these (the celeste one has moved on to a...
12-31-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 31,213
Posted By amedias

Well that depends if you’re speaking or writing...

Well that depends if you’re speaking or writing in English or American English.

Tyre is the correct spelling in English and most forms of international English where as Tire is mostly a North...
12-21-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 35,050
Posted By amedias

An empty road full of water...and the only other...

An empty road full of water...and the only other option is a 30km detour. It was bottom bracket deep by the corner and went on for another 50m or so :-(
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12-17-20, 02:53 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 35,050
Posted By amedias

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There's a story to this one... that sign on the wall is for a cafe I visited...
12-16-20, 04:31 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 35,050
Posted By amedias

I'm enjoying this thread, it's helping with...

I'm enjoying this thread, it's helping with motivation while stuck at my desk, will post more in the hope that I can do likewise for others :-)
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12-15-20, 04:07 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 35,050
Posted By amedias

Autumnal leaves = greasy corner! ...

Autumnal leaves = greasy corner!

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Replies: 26
Views: 5,341
Posted By amedias

Well done! :thumb: It's an amazing feeling...

Well done! :thumb:

It's an amazing feeling the first time isn't it?

Although most of us grizzled long distance riders think nothing of going out for an imperial century or a metric double (or...
11-30-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 35,050
Posted By amedias

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One of my favourite bits of coast road. 'Valley of Rocks' on north coast of SW...
11-23-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 35,050
Posted By amedias

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Dartmoor, South West UK, grey, drizzling and (as...
10-24-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,972
Posted By amedias

Don’t forget shifters are different lengths too! ...

Don’t forget shifters are different lengths too!

Early cyclo and simplex have very long levers for example, that alone would mean there will be variations over time and between countries.
10-20-20, 03:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,710
Posted By amedias

If any of the devs are reading, It's being caused...

If any of the devs are reading, It's being caused by the HTML element below:



Its computed CSS has it rendering as 100% screen width, no defined height, and z-index of 999999 which means it's...
10-20-20, 03:52 AM
Replies: 931
Views: 294,012
Posted By amedias

Another recent conversion, but not from 700c... ...

Another recent conversion, but not from 700c...

It's a Westland, the frame was originally built in 1958 by a small framebuilder/shop that was based on the south west coast (England) just down the...
09-14-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 931
Views: 294,012
Posted By amedias

Singular Osprey in 700c ...

Singular Osprey in 700c

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And same again in 650B
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09-01-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,848
Posted By amedias

I’m from the UK, and there’s a few things I...

I’m from the UK, and there’s a few things I always find alien when they get discussed by you (mostly US) guys:

1 - fenders/mud guards, some of you get it as you have similar climate, but I’m...
Replies: 16
Views: 4,624
Posted By amedias

I've used the EL Chinook Pass in 28mm on a couple...

I've used the EL Chinook Pass in 28mm on a couple of bikes, maybe ~15,000km worth and not found anything as nice. I won't go as far as to say they are 'the fastest' but IME they are 'as fast' as...
01-03-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,096
Posted By amedias

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1936 Holdsworth Cyclone track/path, will be...
11-16-19, 01:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,157
Posted By amedias

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Ended up with a total mish mash build but with...
09-26-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,409
Posted By amedias

This is true, nearly all SA 3 speeds you'll find...

This is true, nearly all SA 3 speeds you'll find are AW with the wideratio spread:

-25%, 100%, +33%

There's also an AM medium ratio, but this is rare.

-13.46%, 100%, +15.55%

There is also...
09-25-19, 01:23 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,036
Posted By amedias

What a lovely way to express it :-D I help...

What a lovely way to express it :-D

I help because I can, and as a wise man once said to me:

“if it makes another person smile the effort was worthwhile”
01-16-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 15,312
Posted By amedias

Ha! haven't seen many others running this...

Ha! haven't seen many others running this conversion, but my Dave Yates built Condor is running a 10 speed bar-end -> downtube conversion, but with boring but dependable Centaur rear derailleur,...
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