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SoWhat

Member since Aug 2017 • Last active Sep 2020
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I ride a cargobike for money, and teach people how to fix bikes for the craic.

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  • in Oxford
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    There's something very pleasing about this photo

  • in Oxford
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    I know the Oxford section of LFGSS is pretty quiet but since I am regularly cycling around Oxford, occasionally delivering things on various cargo bikes, I thought "Let's have an irregular gallery of interesting/unusual loads on bikes." Feel free to add, one and all :)

    To kick things off, a bunch of very large cardboard boxes that used to contain extremely expensive scientific equipment, being carried off on an 8-Freight.

  • in Forums
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    Your call fella, you do you... @|³|MA3K did just say "tempting" though . I'm always up for helping people do gigantic bike rides :)

  • in Forums
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    Tis sadly entirely true what you say. But in the time it'd take to ride to where he could get a boat, things might have changed, and he'd definitely have had a better adventure than waiting in London.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Hi everyone,

    A friend of mine is dating a guy who is both very tall and very heavy. She is a keen rider and likes touring, she wants to help him sort out his bike (an old steel tourer) so he can come on longer rides. I'm helping her with this; she's not on this forum.

    The main thing seems to be that the chap's size has meant that he has experienced more than one wheel failure in the past.

    I started thinking about building a wheelset using 40-spoke or even 48-spoke hubs/rims, but these seem rare/expensive/only-for-pre-1960s-track-­bikes-or-BMX.

    Then I started thinking that 36 spokes is fine as long as it's all very tough. Thinking something like Mavic A719 rims, DT Swiss Alpine 3 spokes, and something like Deore hubs.

    I don't know much about tandem wheels, but presumably the rears in particular need to be very tough (two people's weight + two people's luggage)?

    I thought I'd ask on here, in case anyone has relevant experience/advice/knows pitfalls to avoid/etc. I'd be grateful for any advice. Cheers!

  • in Forums
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    If you really want to ride it I'll give you my nice mid-90's 531 Dawes Galaxy and a set of 40L Ortlieb waterproof panniers to do it with :)

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    Not in London, but this 531 Terry Dolan at 51 cm looks quite delicious, has Dura Ace components, and the seller says they'll help with delivery...

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184432798420

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