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12-03-14, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 899
Posted By clayface

Correcting front wheel "dishing"

After fitting a set of parallel-push Shimano V brakes to my tourer, I discovered that the front wheel is offset to the left a couple mm. I had been using cantis and fenders until then and this flaw...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-09-11, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By clayface

Making room for a fatter tire on an alloy frame

Hi. The only thing that gets in the way of fitting a 700x37 rear tire to my wife's bike is the middle stay of her mixte's 7005 alloy frame. The tire just rubs against it so I was wondering if it is...
Forum: Touring
06-02-11, 11:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,416
Posted By clayface

I've enjoyed your blog and your tips and what you...

I've enjoyed your blog and your tips and what you have posted here about your family adventure. But what's more important to me is that you always answer questions regarding your trip, so you get a...
Forum: Touring
05-25-11, 02:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By clayface

The Grand Prix is a nice frameset, a ten-speed...

The Grand Prix is a nice frameset, a ten-speed from the Bike Boom era, so probaly with 27" wheels. If you convert it to 700c you'll need long-reach brakes, but in exchange you'll be able to fit...
Forum: Touring
05-24-11, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By clayface

You'll find some reviews of the Cypress here...

You'll find some reviews of the Cypress here (http://www.roadbikereview.com/cat/latest-bikes/hybrid-bike/giant-bicycle-inc/PRD_291055_5672crx.aspx) and a thread about the model here...
Forum: Touring
05-24-11, 04:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By clayface

It's hard to appreciate from the picture, but I...

It's hard to appreciate from the picture, but I can't see a rear derailleur hanger. This, and the colors suggest to me this is a late eighties, bottom of the range US Express model. Nice geometry for...
Forum: Touring
05-06-11, 12:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By clayface

Been there and done that. I toured a lot in the...

Been there and done that. I toured a lot in the 80's on a bike with such specs, but the P-clips thing never worked out that well. The Columbus frame (mine is Zeta, previous to Aelle but very similar)...
Forum: Touring
05-05-11, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,814
Posted By clayface

New freehub bodies are not cheap, so I would get...

New freehub bodies are not cheap, so I would get a complete rear hub and strip it for parts (the spoke hole count is irrelevant here) so you get the FH body and the correct drive side cone. Deore is...
Forum: Touring
05-04-11, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,814
Posted By clayface

I have done such thing with an XT 730 but I used...

I have done such thing with an XT 730 but I used a Deore as a donor because a Shimano replacement freehub body would have cost me almost the same as the whole hub. I also got the drive side cone for...
Forum: Touring
04-19-11, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,941
Posted By clayface

That's a frequent criticism with Thorns

That's a frequent criticism with Thorns
Forum: Touring
04-19-11, 12:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,941
Posted By clayface

Bars and saddle are level. The Brooks is pointing...

Bars and saddle are level. The Brooks is pointing downwards, just that little bit that relieves pressure from the center and moves it back to the sit bones.
Forum: Touring
04-19-11, 12:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,941
Posted By clayface

Until I began to move the saddle nose slightly...

Until I began to move the saddle nose slightly downwards, perineal numbness was such an issue to me that riding for more than half an hour was really uncomfortable and impossible. I had to stop...
Forum: Touring
04-18-11, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,941
Posted By clayface

My Brooks are all tilted slightly down

My Brooks are all tilted slightly down
Forum: Touring
04-17-11, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,712
Posted By clayface

+1

+1
Forum: Touring
04-15-11, 11:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,802
Posted By clayface

If you know what crankset it is, try Sheldon...

If you know what crankset it is, try Sheldon Brown's bottom bracket database. It may help.
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/bbsize.html
Forum: Touring
04-08-11, 09:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 18,135
Posted By clayface

The spacer between the shifter and the handlebar...

The spacer between the shifter and the handlebar mounting body can be rotated a 1/4 turn clockwise to make it shift a triple without that intermediate stop.
Forum: Touring
04-04-11, 03:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,381
Posted By clayface

XT hubs were either 130 or 135 mm, so possibly DX...

XT hubs were either 130 or 135 mm, so possibly DX were the same. If you decide to go for a modern MTB rear hub, I'm sure the steel frame can accept it without any problem.
Forum: Touring
04-03-11, 01:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,381
Posted By clayface

Personally, I'd stick with plain Deore hubs. It...

Personally, I'd stick with plain Deore hubs. It seems that XT hubs are not what they used to be and either bearings and freehub bodies are prone to failing too soon:...
Forum: Touring
04-02-11, 02:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,381
Posted By clayface

The Multitrack 790 sat at the top of the hybrid...

The Multitrack 790 sat at the top of the hybrid range in 1990. It was built with True Temper cro-mo steel so it should work fine as a tourer. There's a 790 on Velospace fitted with bags:...
Forum: Touring
03-26-11, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,547
Posted By clayface

Converting the Casseroll has been done before....

Converting the Casseroll has been done before. Look here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hiawathacyclery/2301536248/)
The Casseroll can take wide tires, so where's the point for 650B on this bike?...
Forum: Touring
03-22-11, 01:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,227
Posted By clayface

Congrats family! Now in hindsight, was the...

Congrats family! Now in hindsight, was the decision of taking a 700C tourer such a bad move? Eventually, it made it to the end.
Forum: Touring
03-19-11, 01:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 28,108
Posted By clayface

After five years of being on duty day in day out,...

After five years of being on duty day in day out, the wheels I built with these rims have proved that all the positive comments about the A719 were absolutely true.
07-15-10, 12:44 AM
Replies: 7,401
Views: 2,165,891
Posted By clayface

Oh, ok!. Same picture here then. Our family car...

Oh, ok!. Same picture here then. Our family car is a Kangoo, I ride a hybrid commuter and our dog is a also a hybrid, a Chorkie.;)
07-14-10, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7,401
Views: 2,165,891
Posted By clayface

Is this a special Partner/Berlingo? Hybrid engine?

Is this a special Partner/Berlingo? Hybrid engine?
Forum: Touring
05-02-10, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 426
Posted By clayface

Seven years ago, I bought a set of four Altura...

Seven years ago, I bought a set of four Altura Skye (something between the Arran and the Orkney) panniers and each bag came with its own rain cover. I think you should check with the shop if it's...
04-29-10, 01:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 502
Posted By clayface

Deore M510 & M530: Any real differences?

I see a lot of mid-range wheels built with the newer hubs. I've got a hubset of the older M510 with still a lot of life left and was wondering if Shimano introduced any improvements for the M530....
Forum: Touring
04-28-10, 01:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,382
Posted By clayface

Numbness can be relieved by standing on the...

Numbness can be relieved by standing on the pedals for a short while so that blood can flow back. That's what I do when it happens to me on no matter what saddle I've been on (Brooks B17, Pro, Flyer,...
Forum: Touring
04-06-10, 05:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,570
Posted By clayface

The old alloy Stronglight A9. I think it's no...

The old alloy Stronglight A9. I think it's no longer in production (was replaced by a steel, ball-bearing version A9 st), but still can be sourced from Spa Cycles or Amazon Uk.

EDIT: In the...
Forum: Touring
04-06-10, 01:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,973
Posted By clayface

The late Sheldon Brown built his Thorn Raven this...

The late Sheldon Brown built his Thorn Raven this way.

http://sheldonbrown.org/thorn/images/thorn.jpg
Forum: Touring
03-25-10, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By clayface

Silky smooth Campagnolo hubs and crispy...

Silky smooth Campagnolo hubs and crispy ratcheting SunTour freewheels.
Forum: Touring
03-17-10, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By clayface

It's possible to use a regular 8/9 sp rear wheel...

It's possible to use a regular 8/9 sp rear wheel and use a 7sp cassette with an appropiate spacer. Something like this:
http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/images/products/spacerforshimanocassette3888_l.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-10, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By clayface

A must-see for any klapprad lover! Good to see a...

A must-see for any klapprad lover! Good to see a Victoria in such a good nick. Thanks for sharing
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-04-10, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 888
Posted By clayface

Citizen Miami, anyone?

How is it on train, buses...? I've searched through the forum with no results on this.
To clarify a bit, my Mifa is very similar in weight and folded dimensions to the Miami and most likely next...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-02-10, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,242
Posted By clayface

Do you remember the make of that old folder? BH,...

Do you remember the make of that old folder? BH, Orbea, Torrot, Derbi....?
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-01-10, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 880
Posted By clayface

I use a double 38-48 chainring in my Mifa and use...

I use a double 38-48 chainring in my Mifa and use one or the other depending on the terrain. Most of the time it's the 48 and shift to the smaller ring using a screwdriver (or whatever is at hand)....
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-09, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By clayface

Single speed and the added bonus that 90% of...

Single speed and the added bonus that 90% of those old folders used a rear coaster brake! Imagine that if some serious descent was thrown along the way.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-09, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By clayface

Klapprad lovers. don't miss this video

Sorry if this has already been posted, but it's nice to see these oldies being put through their paces!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m504pCbRroY
Forum: Touring
09-03-09, 04:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,049
Posted By clayface

The one in the photo is the regular Nelson.

The one in the photo is the regular Nelson.
Forum: Touring
09-03-09, 03:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,049
Posted By clayface

Huge. Yes, sure. Fifteen litre capacity. I can...

Huge. Yes, sure. Fifteen litre capacity. I can put my Yorkshire mutt , food , a tube and some tools inside mine and set off for a day ride.
Forum: Touring
09-03-09, 02:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,049
Posted By clayface

No. Just like this: ...

No. Just like this:

http://carradice.co.uk/product-pictures/Green%20Nelson%20Bagman.jpg
Forum: Touring
09-03-09, 12:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,049
Posted By clayface

What about a saddle bag attached to your Speciale?

What about a saddle bag attached to your Speciale?
09-02-09, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7,401
Views: 2,165,891
Posted By clayface

Home built steel Schwinn Sierra 700. ...

Home built steel Schwinn Sierra 700.

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z258/konakilo/Sierra700.jpg
Forum: Touring
09-01-09, 12:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,515
Posted By clayface

V brake bosses are removable on the Inbred. ...

V brake bosses are removable on the Inbred.

http://www.on-one-shop.co.uk/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Not_Sliding_Dropout_31.html
Forum: Touring
09-01-09, 02:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,515
Posted By clayface

My two cents here. An 8sp setup can be run with a...

My two cents here. An 8sp setup can be run with a 7 or 6 sp chain. I'm not sure if this can be done if you go with 9sp. All this at the expense of having a short gap in your ratios.
Paul thumbies...
Forum: Touring
08-01-09, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,963
Posted By clayface

Kona bikes have a great handling. I've got a...

Kona bikes have a great handling. I've got a rigid steel Kilauea which I've used with four loaded panniers without problems. There are some at the Fully Loaded Bike gallery:
...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-09, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 721
Posted By clayface

It'll be like this once the fender is moved down.

It'll be like this once the fender is moved down.
Forum: Commuting
07-25-09, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 721
Posted By clayface

The 26" Smoke has a suspension corrected P2 fork...

The 26" Smoke has a suspension corrected P2 fork so there's some space between the fender and fork crown. But it can be easily lowered with a home made short alloy extender
Forum: Touring
06-12-09, 12:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,074
Posted By clayface

Thanks for all your responses. Sorry, but I...

Thanks for all your responses. Sorry, but I forgot to mention the rims are 26". Booger, now that you bring the Araya name to the thread, I think I'll use a set (MP-22) that I still have in fairly...
Forum: Touring
06-08-09, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,074
Posted By clayface

Single wall rims - any good?

I've been considering building an all-round wheelset using some single wall Rigida rims which I've been given. You know, something you could use for commuting and touring (except expeditions!)....
Forum: Touring
12-21-08, 02:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,269
Posted By clayface

The Horizon is a nice bike for the money, but the...

The Horizon is a nice bike for the money, but the only chromoly of the bike is in the fork. Dawes stopped building the Horizon in steel years ago and the only steel Dawes bikes are the Galaxy series.
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