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05-09-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
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?
Replies: 24
Views: 1,814
Posted By amedias

I'm sorry I don't understand the question, are...

I'm sorry I don't understand the question, are you asking if I voluntarily stop riding my bike?
If so, well, that's madness!

I'm a year round rider, commuter, errand runner, randonneur and...
02-23-22, 03:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 482
Posted By amedias

Also used on 'unconventional bikes' where fitting...

Also used on 'unconventional bikes' where fitting a front derailleur would be problematic but you still want a full gear range, ie:

- recumbents
- small wheel folders
- tricycles (some types are...
12-17-21, 04:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,135
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: 2,135
Posted By amedias

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12-06-21, 04:36 AM
Replies: 931
Views: 294,535
Posted By amedias

Yes it is... It's an decent fork, quality is...

Yes it is...

It's an decent fork, quality is very good, finish is good, has appropriate mounts in all the right places etc. The downside is the same as most mass-market forks, in that it's...
11-29-21, 02:41 AM
Replies: 931
Views: 294,535
Posted By amedias

Thank you! It rides pretty well too, I just need...

Thank you! It rides pretty well too, I just need to find some brown bar tape that I'm actually happy to use (rather than look at) now...
11-27-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 931
Views: 294,535
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: 35,191
Posted By amedias

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Exploring some old rail routes
Devon, UK
11-18-21, 03:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,553
Posted By amedias

Haha, happy to opine as long as I don't get the...

Haha, happy to opine as long as I don't get the blame for your spending habits ;-)

I think in your situation I'd suggest an Aspin, unless you have experience of other narrow saddles and know you...
11-17-21, 03:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,553
Posted By amedias

My recommendation would be buy a Soulor and give...

My recommendation would be buy a Soulor and give it a go!

It's a more versatile saddle than a swift so chances of you liking it are high, but it will also hold it's resale value so likely even if...
11-16-21, 04:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,553
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...
03-08-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,033
Posted By amedias

Brooks do to some extent. They've always...

Brooks do to some extent.

They've always recommended the different models as suitable (primarily) for different positions. That's not to say you can't use a Swift with a high bar position or a B17...
03-07-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,033
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...
02-15-21, 02:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,287
Posted By amedias

I ride about 50% of th time with no bag, 30% of...

I ride about 50% of th time with no bag, 30% of the time with a bag but light load, and 20% of the time with a heavier load.

The handling is fine for me, with and without the bag. Key point there...
02-14-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,287
Posted By amedias

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Mercian? theyíll build exactly what you want, or...
02-08-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 931
Views: 294,535
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: 294,535
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: 35,191
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: 35,191
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: 3,867
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: 2,102
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: 35,191
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: 3,867
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: 3,867
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, thereís 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: 31,332
Posted By amedias

Well that depends if youíre speaking or writing...

Well that depends if youíre 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...
12-22-20, 03:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,488
Posted By amedias

Basically this, although buy them before you need...

Basically this, although buy them before you need them as it can sometimes be a few weeks before the right model and ratios turn up, but they're not in really short supply yet.

I've got a stash of...
12-21-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 35,191
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 :-(
...
12-17-20, 02:53 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 35,191
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: 35,191
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 :-)
...
12-15-20, 04:07 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 35,191
Posted By amedias

Autumnal leaves = greasy corner! ...

Autumnal leaves = greasy corner!

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12-04-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,205
Posted By amedias

I love my Monocogs ! I went through a phase for...

I love my Monocogs !
I went through a phase for about 5-6 years where I didn't own a bike with gears, just several with one (MTB and Road and commuter) and did ride them anywhere and everywhere.
...
Replies: 26
Views: 5,344
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: 35,191
Posted By amedias

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One of my favourite bits of coast road. 'Valley of Rocks' on north coast of SW...
11-24-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,240
Posted By amedias

"does anyone know where I can buy one of these...

"does anyone know where I can buy one of these obsolete weird size tyres"
11-23-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 35,191
Posted By amedias

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Dartmoor, South West UK, grey, drizzling and (as...
10-24-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,986
Posted By amedias

Donít forget shifters are different lengths too! ...

Donít 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, 07:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,712
Posted By amedias

Certainly not a viable long term workaround! ...

Certainly not a viable long term workaround!
I've sent a message to the site admins letting them know but I'm sure they're probably aware....
10-20-20, 03:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,712
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: 294,535
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...
Replies: 19
Views: 3,452
Posted By amedias

1. I do monitor it, but it depends on the...

1. I do monitor it, but it depends on the specific model of tyre and the conditions it's used in, sometimes as little as 1000km, sometimes as much as 10,000km

2. 'When it's worn out' - that could...
10-03-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 931
Views: 294,535
Posted By amedias

Lines did improve a bit, but due to the change of...

Lines did improve a bit, but due to the change of brakes, the Shimanos I was running with 700c forced a little pinch point at the brake.
the Tektros have more room so doesnít happen with them, would...
10-02-20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,472
Posted By amedias

Flat sole for clips 'n straps or cleated (3 or 2...

Flat sole for clips 'n straps or cleated (3 or 2 bolt?)
10-02-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,846
Posted By amedias

FWIW, a super neat fix for this is to slip a...

FWIW, a super neat fix for this is to slip a small rubber o-ring over the cable outer behind the rear of the last cable guide on the top tube. If you use a tight o-ring then that alone is often...
09-28-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By amedias

FWIW during that era their frames were being...

FWIW during that era their frames were being built in the UK, I think they used several different builders but for a time a lot of them were built by Lee Cooper and I *think* that model was one of...
09-28-20, 04:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By amedias

As above, Thorn, they're a UK brand sold through...

As above, Thorn, they're a UK brand sold through SJS Cycles (who are just up the road from me).

That particular decal/tubeset mix is from a mid-late 90s Thorn Audax Mk1 I think. There may have...
09-14-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 931
Views: 294,535
Posted By amedias

Singular Osprey in 700c ...

Singular Osprey in 700c

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And same again in 650B
...
09-01-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,873
Posted By amedias

Iím from the UK, and thereís a few things I...

Iím from the UK, and thereís 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 Iím...
Replies: 16
Views: 4,640
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: 11,126
Posted By amedias

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1936 Holdsworth Cyclone track/path, will be...
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