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by jameso
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: 26" narrow slick road tyres
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Wtd: 26" narrow slick road tyres

Got an old Conti Sport Contact 1.25 ish somewhere, think it's a wire bead. Yours for postage if of any use.
by jameso
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jones truss fork on another bike ?
Replies: 34
Views: 626

Re: Jones truss fork on another bike ?

Except looking like funky scaffolding, what does a truss fork achieve that any other rigid fork doesn’t (if made to the same dimensions)? They are a fair bit lighter than a unicrown fork and as Jameso notes give very precise steering with no flexing under braking. Allegedly they have a small amount...
by jameso
Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Short vs long pull brakes
Replies: 14
Views: 235

Re: Short vs long pull brakes

Thanks James. I’m not looking to mismatch levers/callipers. I just need new levers and have a choice of road or MTB callipers to fit. I sometimes feel that my MTB cable discs outperform my drop bar ones but have no evidence for it. Mainly it was just a thought exercise. Actual power -wise, not sure...
by jameso
Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veer belt drive.
Replies: 8
Views: 206

Re: Veer belt drive.

Thanks Steven, interesting. No experience with Rohloff as OE kit personally.
by jameso
Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jones truss fork on another bike ?
Replies: 34
Views: 626

Re: Jones truss fork on another bike ?

Is a curved fork blade raked or offset? :???: dunt matter how you get the offset - curved fork, straight legs set at an angle, leading axle, offset yokes (or crown). Just had the front end apart of my elderly motorcycle and interestingly as well as the offset in the holes in the yokes, the legs the...
by jameso
Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Short vs long pull brakes
Replies: 14
Views: 235

Re: Short vs long pull brakes

If you match the lever and caliper they should feel very similar in terms of lever pull. Mismatched between lever and caliper they don't work well. You can get travel adapters for one brake if needed? One other way to tune the feel with cable brakes (though not enough for making up for mis-matched l...
by jameso
Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FOC 'up cycle 'Fuel bottles
Replies: 18
Views: 374

Re: FOC 'up cycle 'Fuel bottles

Ooh - would love one of these for fuel carrying. Hard to find the right size and I have a custom gizmo* to carry a fuel bottle. PM and PP for postage? *a hacked bottle cage and 2 velcro straps And if anyone claims them as a bulk no problem at all, will just look out for it (and brave the coffee for...
by jameso
Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veer belt drive.
Replies: 8
Views: 206

Re: Veer belt drive.

Just to note that it was never Gates that wanted to approve frame designs, it was Rohloff (if using a belt). That's interesting, as in the alignment and stiffness is more about the hub than the needs of the belt? Currently working through frame alignment for a belt and struggling with how fractions...
by jameso
Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jones truss fork on another bike ?
Replies: 34
Views: 626

Re: Jones truss fork on another bike ?

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:56 am
I've heard the term rake used as offset or head angle.....
So have I, hence my comment :wink: Seems to be something which is prevalent within cycling for some weird reason?
There is only (or should only be) Offset, HT Angle and Trail :grin:

Is a curved fork blade raked or offset? :???:
by jameso
Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jones truss fork on another bike ?
Replies: 34
Views: 626

Re: Jones truss fork on another bike ?

Nope. They have 76mm of rake which would wreck the handling of anything but a Jones. Most forks are 45-55 rake. 76mm would reduce the trail to a point where your bars would be flapping around all over the place at low speed and feel decidedly unstable at higher speeds. They are also quite short A-C...
by jameso
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: A 'gravel bike' for mountain bikers.
Replies: 69
Views: 1101

Re: A 'gravel bike' for mountain bikers.

I do wonder what Brant would come up with today given a clean sheet. So many trends of the past couple of decades how now been taken to (and beyond) their useful extremes and we seem to have options for every niche. Maybe he got out at the right time. I wonder if there's probably as much scope now ...
by jameso
Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: A 'gravel bike' for mountain bikers.
Replies: 69
Views: 1101

Re: A 'gravel bike' for mountain bikers.

So much going on here and I think that Dear Susan bike gets at the whole 'mash up' thing - to be clear that's no negative comment on the Stooge, more about how much I like what he (Petor Georgallou) was getting at with that bike. He's a really interesting bike builder and I love his approach, a tota...
by jameso
Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quite remarkable when you think about it (maybe).
Replies: 32
Views: 687

Re: Quite remarkable when you think about it (maybe).

Did distance racers use dynamos 10-15 years ago? Audaxers certainly did. State of the art back then was a Schmidt (or maybe Shimano) dynohub with either multiple halogen headlamps with a homebrew switch or one of the new breed of LED lights, like Solidlights or Supernova. IIRC, Busch and Muller had...
by jameso
Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: xtr rear mech/shifter 11spd
Replies: 20
Views: 367

Re: Wtd: 31.8 seatpost

Shafiq, the Ramin takes a 27.2 post if you can get or still have the shim for it, and *I think* it's 30.9mm w/o a shim not 31.8mm. Can check a drawing later today if that helps. Yup... defineilty not a 27.2... I just rechecked and removed the post. Its actually 31.6 I needs... Looks like Evans migh...
by jameso
Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: xtr rear mech/shifter 11spd
Replies: 20
Views: 367

Re: Wtd: 31.8 seatpost

Shafiq, the Ramin takes a 27.2 post if you can get or still have the shim for it, and *I think* it's 30.9mm w/o a shim not 31.8mm. Can check a drawing later today if that helps.
by jameso
Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FOC 'up cycle 'Fuel bottles
Replies: 18
Views: 374

Re: FOC 'up cycle 'Fuel bottles

Ooh - would love one of these for fuel carrying. Hard to find the right size and I have a custom gizmo* to carry a fuel bottle. PM and PP for postage? *a hacked bottle cage and 2 velcro straps And if anyone claims them as a bulk no problem at all, will just look out for it (and brave the coffee for ...
by jameso
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quite remarkable when you think about it (maybe).
Replies: 32
Views: 687

Re: Quite remarkable when you think about it (maybe).

Did distance racers use dynamos 10-15 years ago? My L+M Secca 1400 is still a very good light with a Lith-Ion battery and it's 10+ years old, but the recharge time could count it out for ITTs needing a few rounds of over 6hrs of light vs someone with a dynamo (assuming the route wasn't so technical ...
by jameso
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who Rides the Cheapest Bike?
Replies: 16
Views: 545

Re: Who Rides the Cheapest Bike?

I've spent some good weekends out and about on my Genesis Day One SS CX. Was a £499 bike when new and it's ~13 years old. Not cheap by most people's standards granted, but there's my entry : ) It's had no upgrades over the basic spec apart from some DX pedals and it's now got a different swept/M bar...
by jameso
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sidetracked Magazine Issue 20 Cover
Replies: 65
Views: 1346

Re: Sidetracked Magazine Issue 20 Cover

^ Hasn't really changed much in the 30+ years I've been into bikes, imo. No more or less about product now vs then. tbh I don't think they toys have ever rated above the places they're used or what they enable us to do, not outside of the usual mags and product-driven websites anyway. Maybe we just ...
by jameso
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sidetracked Magazine Issue 20 Cover
Replies: 65
Views: 1346

Re: Sidetracked Magazine Issue 20 Cover

EDIT - so it seems to be available online, and if the article is the same as the printed version, there's no discussion of sustainability is there? Seemed to be about the importance of story telling, myth and history/folklore in climbing. Alongside lots of pics of the guys in NF/Gucci togs. Gucci’s...
by jameso
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: who rides Ti ?
Replies: 125
Views: 4481

Re: who rides Ti ?

I'd love a look round some of these of factories. Personally ive seen a variety of quality of workmanship from at least one of these manufacturers (waltly) that makes me think theres a variation in quality of machine / manufacturing cell or set up or just control. Im not trying to bash anyone or an...
by jameso
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Landing Pad
Replies: 14
Views: 419

Re: Landing Pad

Looks like a smaller version of one of those stand-in bag / holdalls that open water swimmers use?
by jameso
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Apparently, We Still Don't Know How Bikes Work.
Replies: 23
Views: 675

Re: Apparently, We Still Don't Know How Bikes Work.

How long would a bike stay upright on driven rollers? Ha.. classic STW thread revisited, something about a plane on a conveyor belt? I’d avoid reading too much, I think it’s possible that by reading enough your brain might realise it’s impossible and you might never be able to balance again. Let it...
by jameso
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sidetracked Magazine Issue 20 Cover
Replies: 65
Views: 1346

Re: Sidetracked Magazine Issue 20 Cover

MuddyPete wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:15 pm
\:d/ Thank you James, I'm flattered :lol: .
I'm sure Reg is too :grin:
by jameso
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Apparently, We Still Don't Know How Bikes Work.
Replies: 23
Views: 675

Re: Apparently, We Still Don't Know How Bikes Work.

And then we un/re-learn steering when we get a bigger and heavier bike. Counter-steering makes a huge difference with a motorbike but I'm not aware of ever having used the technique on a pedal bike (though maybe I'm doing it sub-consciously). In theory we do it on any bike, though from a point of b...