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08-23-12, 06:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,542
Posted By penexpers

Looks like they are not due in stock until...

Looks like they are not due in stock until September.

http://www.xtracycle.com/pre-order-terms-and-conditions
08-23-12, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,239
Posted By penexpers

I have 2.35" Fat Franks and I love them. I tend...

I have 2.35" Fat Franks and I love them. I tend to run them at the lower end of the psi range (usually around 30-35) and they give a really nice cushion.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-11-12, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By penexpers

Thanks for the replies everyone. Going to go with...

Thanks for the replies everyone. Going to go with the SJS ones. Da Vinci were looking for $20 for postage!

I do agree that they are too expensive for what they are.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-12, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By penexpers

Trying to source breakaway cable connectors

I wonder if anyone can help me - I am looking to source something like this in Europe

266729

I had them for my Dahon Smoothound but I took it apart and have since lost them.

Thanks!
01-11-12, 01:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,259
Posted By penexpers

I think I have maxed out at about 10 miles on my...

I think I have maxed out at about 10 miles on my Big Dummy, but I blame the Nuvinci hub for that :)
01-11-12, 01:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,037
Posted By penexpers

I have Fat Franks 2.35" with the pressure usually...

I have Fat Franks 2.35" with the pressure usually around 30psi. This gives a very smooth and cushioned ride which I like. I think I do end up going a bit slower, but that is not such a bad thing.
Replies: 59
Views: 5,450
Posted By penexpers

Interesting article - does running at a lower...

Interesting article - does running at a lower pressure not increase the chances of punctures though?
01-24-11, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,373
Posted By penexpers

Cables for Dynamo lights?

I searched the forum but I couldn't find the answer. I need to pick up some spare cables for my dynamo lights. I'm a complete newb when it comes to do this kind of stuff, so can anyone tell me what...
Replies: 315
Views: 25,313
Posted By penexpers

Are you planning to go? Yes. Have you been...

Are you planning to go? Yes.

Have you been before? No.

How are you planning to travel to the start? Take the ferry to Cherbourg/Roscoff and drive down from there.

Will you camp or...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-28-10, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 663
Posted By penexpers

Experiences with Brompton Bag

I just got my first Brompton and I am thinking about bringing it on some short/long haul flights. Does anyone have any experiences with the Brompton Bag in terms of how well it protects the bike?...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,936
Posted By penexpers

Here's the BQ report on 2007 (focuses mainly on...

Here's the BQ report on 2007 (focuses mainly on equipment though)

http://www.vintagebicyclepress.com/BQPBPEquipsurvey.pdf
02-12-10, 05:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By penexpers

Thanks for the info everyone.

Thanks for the info everyone.
02-11-10, 03:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By penexpers

Chainring bolts

This is probably a silly question but are chainring bolts manufacturer specific?

i.e. can I use unbranded bolts with my Shimano spider?
01-04-10, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By penexpers

Sorry should have mentioned I'm looking for them...

Sorry should have mentioned I'm looking for them from any European-based shop. All my favourite UK online shops are out of stock with no sign of when they will return. I could just try my LBS but I...
01-04-10, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By penexpers

9 speed cassette and 8 speed shifters

Hey,

Assuming friction mode, does anyone know if a 9 speed Shimano Tiagra cassette will work with the 8 speed bar end shifters (the Ultegra ones)? Also, does anyone know if these shifters are...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,390
Posted By penexpers

+ 1 for a CC. I think the 2010 models have braze...

+ 1 for a CC. I think the 2010 models have braze ons for a front rack too now.
Replies: 25
Views: 1,246
Posted By penexpers

Another alternative to SPD is Five Ten shoes with...

Another alternative to SPD is Five Ten shoes with some BMX platform pedals. Not the lightest setup in the world, but the Five Ten shoes are really comfortable and you can wear them off the bike (I...
Replies: 39
Views: 2,122
Posted By penexpers

Yeah that's the same idea as the B+M battery.

Yeah that's the same idea as the B+M battery.
Replies: 39
Views: 2,122
Posted By penexpers

I currently have Shimano DH-3D71 hub ...

I currently have

Shimano DH-3D71 hub
Shimano DH-3N31 hub
B+M Lumotec IQ Fly Senso Plus
B+M Seculite Plus Rear Mudguard
Smart 3 LED Kidney Rear Light
Smart B-Spoke 1/2 LED Lightset

I've...
Replies: 39
Views: 2,122
Posted By penexpers

Careful. There is currently some discussion about...

Careful. There is currently some discussion about the E-werk on the BicycleLifestyle list. It turns out that the E-werk won't give a constant 5V output below 10mph, which has caused issues for the...
12-20-09, 04:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,358
Posted By penexpers

+1. Got my Xtracycle gear from 2020 and the shop...

+1. Got my Xtracycle gear from 2020 and the shop is definitely more interesting than the average shop.
12-07-09, 04:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,957
Posted By penexpers

This is how I did it (not as neat as some of the...

This is how I did it (not as neat as some of the other ideas in this thread)
...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,845
Posted By penexpers

I have two dynohub wheels. One has a Shimano...

I have two dynohub wheels. One has a Shimano DH-3N30 hub laced to a Mavic A119 rim and the other has a Shimano DH-3D71 hub laced a Mavic EN321 disc rim.

The first wheel was very cheap - I got it...
11-25-09, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,379
Posted By penexpers

Thank you!

Thank you!
11-25-09, 08:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,746
Posted By penexpers

I bought a schwalbe tube and it came with a handy...

I bought a schwalbe tube and it came with a handy little pressure guage called Airmax (not Airmax Pro). Can't find any reference to it online.
11-25-09, 05:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,379
Posted By penexpers

Ultegra caliper brake reach?

I had a quick look around but couldn't find anything. Does anyone happen to know the reach on the new Ultegra BR6700 calipers?

Thanks!
11-16-09, 01:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,888
Posted By penexpers

I have no experience of this but I think the 6700...

I have no experience of this but I think the 6700 levers don't pull as much cable as the older levers, so you may find braking underpowered.
11-08-09, 03:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,433
Posted By penexpers

Yes you can ...

Yes you can

http://www.somafab.com/geometry03.html

Saga takes 135mm rear hubs, which is pretty standard for touring bikes which are usually designed for mtb hubs and not road hubs. The front...
11-01-09, 08:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 28,584
Posted By penexpers

A lot of the people that I ride with treat tubes...

A lot of the people that I ride with treat tubes as disposable items and go through large amounts of them. I used to subscribe to that way, but I don't anymore. I won't even throw away a tube anymore...
10-21-09, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,276
Posted By penexpers

Left side rear shifter?

Strange question (maybe): does anyone know if Shimano make a left hand side rear shifter for MTB? All the rear ones I can find so far are right hand side. Thanks!
09-23-09, 04:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,235
Posted By penexpers

I've now been using the Nuvinci hub for 6 months,...

I've now been using the Nuvinci hub for 6 months, using it to haul varying loads on my Big Dummy. For hauling loads, I really don't think there is anything better. It's great being able to push the...
09-01-09, 05:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By penexpers

Thanks for the replies. I am looking at something...

Thanks for the replies. I am looking at something in the Schwalbe Marathon range. By the looks of things I could run them at 50psi, which would be the ideal psi for the use I intend them for (around...
08-31-09, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By penexpers

35/40mm tire on a 13.4mm rim?

Hey,

I have a 700c rim that measures 13.4mm hook to hook. Would I be able to fit a 35mm or even 40mm wide tire on it? According the Sheldon's chart I should only be able to fit a 25mm tire, but I...
07-13-09, 03:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,351
Posted By penexpers

If you are in the UK, you will probably need to...

If you are in the UK, you will probably need to import it from the US. I got mine from Harris Cyclery, very pleasant to deal with and I even avoided import taxes (pure luck and nothing to do with any...
07-13-09, 03:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,351
Posted By penexpers

I have to say this really doesn't echo my...

I have to say this really doesn't echo my experience or the Nuvinci. I find the shifting to be very smooth even under heavy pedalling. I do agree though that you need to shift in steps especially...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-09, 03:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By penexpers

Underground/Metro strike in London

So, the tube worked are going on strike for 48 hours starting in a few hours. For the first time I'm aware of, Transport for London are organising escorted commuter bike rides to give people another...
05-20-09, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By penexpers

Is this rim safe to ride on?

So my friend's Sirrus was vanadlized and he went and bough a new bike. I salvaged some parts from it, including the wheels. They are true enough, a little bit of wobble but nothing that 10 minutes in...
05-19-09, 05:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,340
Posted By penexpers

Just to chime in on the Kryptonite vs. Abus...

Just to chime in on the Kryptonite vs. Abus debate, while both locks might offer roughly similar security, I find the frame mountings for the Abus Granite to be far superior to the Kryptonite...
04-20-09, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,998
Posted By penexpers

Yeah. I have to say that having owned the Xtra...

Yeah. I have to say that having owned the Xtra Kick Back for a week or so, it's easy to see how much better the Rolling Jackass is. The Kick Back doesn't really feel that sturdy. There have already...
04-17-09, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,092
Posted By penexpers

I have a Kryptonite Mini-U and an Abus Granite-X...

I have a Kryptonite Mini-U and an Abus Granite-X Plus U lock. Mini lock goes through my front wheel and the Granite-X goes through my frame.
04-13-09, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,998
Posted By penexpers

Front and rear light will largely depend on what...

Front and rear light will largely depend on what you need the light for. FWIW I have

Busch & Muller Lumotec IQ Fly Senso Plus Switchable LED Headlight on the front (this is blindingly bright and...
04-12-09, 01:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,489
Posted By penexpers

I get the impression that the Surly LHT is...

I get the impression that the Surly LHT is readily available in Australia, so I would think the Big Dummy wouldn't be too hard to get over there.
04-08-09, 01:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 828
Posted By penexpers

I've had my BD on the road for about 3 months now...

I've had my BD on the road for about 3 months now and I just got the Kick Back. Without the Kick Back, parking and doing repairs on the bike was tricky. I think that if you are doing loaded touring...
04-08-09, 01:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 624
Posted By penexpers

Hey I think what you need is this ...

Hey I think what you need is this

http://www.surlybikes.com/files/longTail_instructions.pdf
03-27-09, 08:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,069
Posted By penexpers

That's a fair point. I think with a bit of...

That's a fair point. I think with a bit of hacking it could be made work with a double up front. There is room for the pulley to move from left to right a bit, enough for a double I would think. hmm...
03-27-09, 07:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,069
Posted By penexpers

Actually I've posted here before that the DMR STS...

Actually I've posted here before that the DMR STS Chain Tensioner matches the Nuvinci chainline and doesn't interfere with the shifter at all. This picture demonstrates that
...
Forum: Touring
03-26-09, 04:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,018
Posted By penexpers

Actually even with the weight difference, I think...

Actually even with the weight difference, I think the Nuvinci CVT hub is superior to the Rohloff speedhub(disclaimer: I own the Nuvinci but not the Rohloff). But really though, the Nuvinci is...
03-25-09, 09:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,069
Posted By penexpers

Aha! That's interesting, thanks. I am starting to...

Aha! That's interesting, thanks. I am starting to see merits to a two chainring setup with a Nuvinci.

I think I had some struggles getting the No turn washer on the drive side in too, but it...
Forum: Touring
03-25-09, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 835
Posted By penexpers

Excellent, thanks. I'm from Dublin so I have some...

Excellent, thanks. I'm from Dublin so I have some experience of city riding. Anytime I've been in London before though the traffic has always seemed much worse.
03-25-09, 06:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,069
Posted By penexpers

Nice job. I am curious now though - what chain...

Nice job. I am curious now though - what chain tensioner did you use and what front derailleur are you using?
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