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Lighting and Electronics / Re: SON coaxial wiring connectors
« Last post by De Sisti on October 12, 2018, 12:33:47 PM »
I have just asked for a stock alert for the following :
https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/search/?term=coaxial
Pity about having to carry out soldering. Not something I've ever done.
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General Technical / Re: Bracketry for lights and saddlebags
« Last post by Danneaux on October 10, 2018, 08:03:13 PM »
George,

A tip: You can use Tubus forward rack supports and drawbolts/brackets (stayholders) to make nice supports for Carradice bag racks (Bagman, etc). I have done so and they work well, being available in a variety of sizes.

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/carriers-racks/black-tubus-stayholder-mount-for-roundstays/?geoc=US
https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/carriers-racks/190mm-black-tubus-roundstay-l/?geoc=US

Best,

Dan.
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General Technical / Re: Bracketry for lights and saddlebags
« Last post by mickeg on October 10, 2018, 07:59:38 PM »
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Mick,  having looked on the sjs website the bag support and the stays are available as seperate items. I bought mine as a single unit, don't know whether it's still available in thaf way anymore though.

Thanks.
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General Technical / Re: Bracketry for lights and saddlebags
« Last post by Joe B on October 10, 2018, 07:25:11 PM »
Hi lewis,
I'm away from home at the moment so can't check but it is a B&M light/bracket, I think I just used a spacer to get it fitted correctly.

Mick,  having looked on the sjs website the bag support and the stays are available as seperate items. I bought mine as a single unit, don't know whether it's still available in thaf way anymore though.
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General Technical / Re: Bracketry for lights and saddlebags
« Last post by mickeg on October 10, 2018, 05:13:29 PM »
I have done some bending on a light bracket like that.  They are quite robust and large tools that give good leverage are best.
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General Technical / Re: Bracketry for lights and saddlebags
« Last post by leftpoole on October 10, 2018, 09:35:42 AM »
Thanks John, will consider what to do . . .

Lewis
Lewis,
The other way is to place the bracket between the caliper and the fat washer. Any of these methods works well when in use.
John
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General Technical / Re: Bracketry for lights and saddlebags
« Last post by lewisjnoble on October 10, 2018, 09:30:41 AM »
Thanks John, will consider what to do . . .

Lewis
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General Technical / Re: Bracketry for lights and saddlebags
« Last post by leftpoole on October 10, 2018, 08:03:13 AM »
Hello Joe . . . Superb bike and photos . . . Could you clarify what light bracket that is, mounted I think on the front brake bolt? On my Audax, there seems v little room between the brake caliper arm and the lower bearing race, but I am keen to make space on my bars and put the light there.  .   

Lewis

Lewis,
You have to file or slightly bend to avoid the lower bearing race.
John
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Cycle Tours / Re: Touring South America on the Nomad
« Last post by berlinstu on October 10, 2018, 02:40:42 AM »
Thank you for posting, fond memories of Colombia, now over twenty years ago.

Is there the usual kit list on your blog?

What chain ring are you now using, or what gain-inches in the lowest gear ?

An old school buddy and I (both sixty plus) are hoping to do Cartagena - Ushuaia, although still a long way from happening.

Thanks Robert.

Wow, 20 years ago that would have been quite the experience. Can't imagine there were many other foreigners there at that time. It's not exactly overrun with them now, but they're not a rare sight in the larger towns.

I'm on a Rohloff, and now using a 36 x 17 set up. My original (which seemed fine when I tested it in the UK with panniers) was a 45 on the front. Of course changing to a 36 has made a huge difference, and I no longer cry when I see a steep ascent ahead! I haven't got round to doing the kit list on the blog yet (along with a few other things). Happy to answer any questions of course. Camping-wise I've got a Hilleberg Anjan2 tent (super light), Thermarest Venture mat, and Vango Venom 400 sleeping bag. Standard trangia to cook. The only night I've camped so far (hostels in Colombia and Ecuador have been cheap and plentiful), it was super cold outside, but no issues. I'm expecting to camp a lot in Atacama and Patagonia.

Get planning that tour - that would be some ride!

Best wishes,

Stuart

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