Author Topic: Highpath Engineering  (Read 5134 times)

diapsaon0

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Highpath Engineering
« on: February 20, 2009, 11:14:20 am »
I discovered Highpath Engineering a while ago after reading about them in Josie Dew's 'Slow Coast Home'.  Needing some short cranks for my new build, I rang Chris Bell who was incredibly helpful.  Over a few days email and 'phone calls, we worked out what I needed and I sent Chris a chainwheel which I had bought on Ebay for alteration.

This morning, my shiny new TA Zephyr, 155 cranks arrived along with some new cogs to modify my Campag cassette.

Very good service, and a really nice guy to deal with.  I throughly recommend Highpath to anyone needing short cranks, crank shortening, or any special transmission requirement or advice.

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clarion

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Re: Highpath Engineering
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2009, 11:39:56 am »
Chris Bell - one of the Saints of British Bikedom.
Getting there...

Re: Highpath Engineering
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2009, 04:19:21 pm »
excellent service and very good quality workmanship too.

handcyclist

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Re: Highpath Engineering
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2010, 02:07:47 pm »
As above.

The quality of the workmanship is impressive, though be warned that this is a very small outfit - Chris can be snowed under with work, so you might be in for a long wait if you need anything not 'off the shelf'.

His 'Swing Cranks' mean I can ride a diamond frame - otherwise I'd be stuck with the rather inferior Hase version. Highpath stuff comes with a hefty price tag, but you can't fault the engineering.
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Sigurd Mudtracker

Re: Highpath Engineering
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2010, 07:57:09 pm »
Chris made my a 62T ring for my Moulton: cost a fair bit, but it was made exactly to my specification.  A very friendly and helpful chap to deal with on the phone, and the chainring turned up far faster than expected (he'd explained that he was about to go on holiday and so there'd be a delay: I suspect he did it before he left).

Highly recommended.

Re: Highpath Engineering
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2010, 08:01:09 pm »
I asked if he could make Sturmey-Archer 12-spline sprockets (like hens' teeth, and out of production since the 1950s) and he said no  :(
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Zoidburg

Re: Highpath Engineering
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2010, 08:42:47 pm »
I asked if he could make Sturmey-Archer 12-spline sprockets (like hens' teeth, and out of production since the 1950s) and he said no  :(
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handcyclist

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Re: Highpath Engineering
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2015, 09:24:32 am »
I have news on Highpath Engineering - I've bought it!

I've restarted production of Pulse Products and can offer crank shortening once more.

Highpath Engineering Limited

hc
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Re: Highpath Engineering
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2015, 10:02:10 am »
Good luck, I wish you every success.

Woofage

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Re: Highpath Engineering
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2015, 10:41:40 am »
Brilliant news!
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clarion

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Re: Highpath Engineering
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2015, 11:29:53 am »
That is very exciting!  Hope you do very well with it.
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Kim

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Re: Highpath Engineering
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2015, 12:00:11 pm »
Splendid!
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

rr

Re: Highpath Engineering
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2015, 12:24:42 pm »
Great!!!

Re: Highpath Engineering
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2015, 10:45:06 pm »
Excellent!

Is that Tring address permanent?  Just a 10 minute ride up the road.

Torslanda

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Re: Highpath Engineering
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2015, 07:38:52 am »
I hope that you do fabulously well!

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Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

handcyclist

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Re: Highpath Engineering
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2015, 08:37:46 am »
Thanks for the encouragement!

Yes, the office is in Tring - the workshop is still in Wales at the moment, a bit of a commute, but I'll be moving it up here later in the year.

hc
Doubt is is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.

Re: Highpath Engineering
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2015, 09:34:38 am »
Oh exciting! Best of luck with it...
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Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Highpath Engineering
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2019, 08:31:12 pm »
I finally sucked it up and had some cranks shortened by Highpath in an attempt to compensate for my leg-length discrepancy the expensive way, rather than by over-working my left Achilles.

I was impressed by the quality - the smoothness with which the pedal screwed into the crank compared to the stock threads took me by surprise.

Having the same reach to bottom dead centre on both legs feels both natural and extremely weird.  Not sure if it's actually helping yet.  After a hilly weekend in Wales, I've got a fatigued lower leg from using the foot differently (fine), no obvious Achilles problems (yay?) and the knee on the other side is muttering about boom adjustment (need to experiment).
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...