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10-30-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 26,275
Posted By WOT

Good for you!! Looking trim too, a couple of...

Good for you!! Looking trim too, a couple of century rides on that new steed will be no bother to you!!
Forum: Touring
10-22-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By WOT

^^^Beautiful Machine

^^^Beautiful Machine
Forum: Touring
10-22-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By WOT

I had decided to pick up a disc trucker frame...

I had decided to pick up a disc trucker frame until very recently. I spotted a lynskey on a ride recently and it just looked fantastic and the owner was gushing about it.

Todayís pricing on the...
Forum: Touring
10-21-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By WOT

Surly Disc Trucker vs Lynskey Backroad

Iím weighing up the pros and cons of the surly disc trucker vs lynskey backroad (2020 model).
Price is obviously a massive differentiator but apart from that, which would you go for and why?
10-04-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By WOT

Well worth a look at SJSí listings for ideas. I...

Well worth a look at SJSí listings for ideas. I used a SON mount with my B&M light and it worked perfectly.

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/search/?term=Light%20bracket&page=...
09-28-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,805
Posted By WOT

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09-28-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,805
Posted By WOT

Iíd been due to re-wire the rear light to tidy...

Iíd been due to re-wire the rear light to tidy away the wire. Now completed and given a wipe down weíre ready for a 100km cycle in the morning to round out 1000km for September.
09-28-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,805
Posted By WOT

@Clyde1820 Can I ask what tyre pressure you run?...

@Clyde1820 Can I ask what tyre pressure you run? I am at 80psi rear and 100psi front. This is the maximum pressure for the tyres.

The thing with the wheel build was to be certain of reliability. I...
09-20-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,805
Posted By WOT

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09-20-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,805
Posted By WOT

Big tidy up to the wiring on my front fork over...

Big tidy up to the wiring on my front fork over night with the help of some clear gorilla tape. Very happy with the aesthetic improvement.
09-07-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,261
Posted By WOT

Synack42 I wanted to thank you for posting your...

Synack42 I wanted to thank you for posting your strategy here which also appears to be working well for me.

All going well iíll post the results of my progress here in a few more months, in the...
09-02-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,805
Posted By WOT

Thanks for your kind comments and further...

Thanks for your kind comments and further research and input. After 2 years of hardship induced by a heavy rider, heavy panniers and aggressive braking sometimes needed for city cycling I ainít...
08-31-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,805
Posted By WOT

No Truing Stand, dishing tool or No Spoke...

No Truing Stand, dishing tool or
No Spoke Tension Meter

I mounted the wheel into the frame and began dialing in tension, hop, dish etc.
...
08-31-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,805
Posted By WOT

My long term goal is now set to upgrade my frame...

My long term goal is now set to upgrade my frame to a disc braker. Therefore I wanted to spend as little as possible on fixing this.

Rebuild was quoted at £160 by the original wheel builder incl...
08-31-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,805
Posted By WOT

Scrap Aluminium! ...

Scrap Aluminium!


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08-31-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,805
Posted By WOT

A week ago I was out for a spin and after pulling...

A week ago I was out for a spin and after pulling up following a speedy descent there was a rubbing noise.

Less than a minute later and BOOM! The side wall of my rear rim gave way, puncturing the...
08-27-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,391
Posted By WOT

Well done!

Well done!
08-25-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By WOT

Thanks for the straightforward answers. Iíll be...

Thanks for the straightforward answers. Iíll be passing on this one.
08-23-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By WOT

Here is the link on eBay ...

Here is the link on eBay

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F233317402638
08-23-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By WOT

Yagami Bike?

A bike has come up for sale in my size branded as YAGAMI.
The seller says itís Japanese and made from Araya tubing.
It looks good in the ad however when I search for the brand I canít find anything...
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 03:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,556
Posted By WOT

I would investigate the frame fully for other...

I would investigate the frame fully for other cracks that you havenít seen yet and then have it fully repaired. It would be super annoying to fix this now and have another hairline appear shortly...
08-16-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,805
Posted By WOT

Also made the move to clipless, which is super....

Also made the move to clipless, which is super. No issues with falling off yet but I have set the pedals to just about the lowest possible strength setting so unclipping is really easy.

...
08-16-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,805
Posted By WOT

The bracket for my B&M front light was too short...

The bracket for my B&M front light was too short casting a nasty shadow from the front wheel.
My options from the B&M catalogue were to mount the light on the handlebar or to get a marginal increase...
08-08-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,112
Posted By WOT

That longer bracket, mounted on the bridge of my...

That longer bracket, mounted on the bridge of my fork would be ideal. Iíll get one ordered shortly.
08-07-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,112
Posted By WOT

Fantastic, interested in the custom connectors,...

Fantastic, interested in the custom connectors, obviously iíll search later but if you know any more please let me know.

There is a good argument for using the seatpost in fairness.
08-07-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,112
Posted By WOT

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It is pointed down a little but not as much as...
08-07-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,112
Posted By WOT

Thatís very tidy!!

Thatís very tidy!!
08-07-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,112
Posted By WOT

Thanks for all the information. Your Lynskey...

Thanks for all the information.

Your Lynskey is a beautiful looking bike.

Personally Iím a one bike kinda guy so my goal is to get this one as good as possible.

That said I take your point...
08-07-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,112
Posted By WOT

Iím going to experiment with some heat shrink...

Iím going to experiment with some heat shrink tubing. I guess I have the benefit of having a black frame in that regard. Iíve read that black heat shrink is one of the better ones for UV resistance....
08-07-19, 04:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,112
Posted By WOT

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08-07-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,112
Posted By WOT

I suppose I could have started this thread with...

I suppose I could have started this thread with what has worked for me to date.

I didnít shorten any of the original wires to give me flexibility for the future. Now the future is here.

Photos...
08-05-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,112
Posted By WOT

Winner

Winner
08-04-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 26,275
Posted By WOT

You are flying, great progress!

You are flying, great progress!
08-01-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 26,275
Posted By WOT

Do you have a Strava profile link? iíd like to...

Do you have a Strava profile link? iíd like to follow your journey there?
07-30-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,112
Posted By WOT

Hub Dyno Wiring Examples Please?

Iíve got a shimano hub dyno on my bike for the last year and a half. It powers B&M front and rear lights.

The routing of my ďwiringĒ particularly to the rear light is functional but not very...
07-20-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,261
Posted By WOT

Got it, thatís really interesting, thank you!

Got it, thatís really interesting, thank you!
07-20-19, 02:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,261
Posted By WOT

Excellent, Iíve never tried using any of those...

Excellent, Iíve never tried using any of those apps previously but am now using Lose it. Iíve gone for a 45Kg reduction over 12 months which isnít aggressive.

Can I clarify your approach? You have...
07-18-19, 03:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,261
Posted By WOT

Hi OP, congratulations. As others have said you...

Hi OP, congratulations. As others have said you look younger.
What is your weekly calorie intake at the moment vs your exercise regime?
07-15-19, 12:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,805
Posted By WOT

They work really well for me in that position and...

They work really well for me in that position and typically operate the brakes with one or two fingers.
I can reach the brakes from the bull horns too.
I intend to move everything about 10mm wider...
07-14-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,805
Posted By WOT

My back wheel was built by PIM cycles and the...

My back wheel was built by PIM cycles and the spec was:
Suzue CR-00 hub,
Kinlin ADHN 700 rim built up with
48 Sapim Strong spokes
07-11-19, 01:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 47,840
Posted By WOT

OP, regardless of what you buy at some point...

OP, regardless of what you buy at some point youíll need to have some part of it replaced or repaired at your local bike shop.
If only for that fact you might as well go talk to them now. They may...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,349
Posted By WOT

Looks like a smaller bluer version of mine....

Looks like a smaller bluer version of mine. https://www.bikeforums.net/clydesdales-athenas-200-lb-91-kg/1177584-trek-fx-7-2-clyde-cycle.html
07-09-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,805
Posted By WOT

Thanks for your comments. The course of bike...

Thanks for your comments. The course of bike evolution is part of the fun. I had a smaller mini pump and said iíd use it to pump one of the tyres after a tube change. It was not comfortable using it...
07-08-19, 11:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,129
Posted By WOT

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My setup
07-08-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,805
Posted By WOT

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07-08-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,805
Posted By WOT

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07-08-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,805
Posted By WOT

Thank you, iíve never seen those inner bar ends...

Thank you, iíve never seen those inner bar ends before. Iím reluctant to change the current setup for the time being but iíll Have a good review of the website.

The 48 spoker felt like overkill...
07-06-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,805
Posted By WOT

In the photo above youíll see the cockpit is a...

In the photo above youíll see the cockpit is a bit unusual. The bell was the 1st accessory to go on. Itís a BBB item.
For longer rides I wanted some bullhorns and considered getting some Ergon EG5L...
07-06-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,805
Posted By WOT

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07-06-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,805
Posted By WOT

Trek FX 7.2 Clyde-Cycle

It has been quite a while since I posted here. I said I would return and post some details of my Clyde-Cycle. I wanted a commuter that could reliably carry me, my laptop, a change of clothes &...
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