Author Topic: [HAMR] Steve's Kit  (Read 34758 times)

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Re: Steve's Kit
« Reply #200 on: March 22, 2015, 12:01:19 pm »
The Hope Vision 4 I have is the size of an avocado and can be used for coning bombers flying at 18,000 feet if wrongly adjusted so it sounds a bit overkilly for Steve's purposes 8)

It's brilliant for tracing anbaric string behind the telly though.
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Re: Steve's Kit
« Reply #201 on: March 22, 2015, 12:48:01 pm »
The Hope Vision 4 I have is the size of an avocado and can be used for coning bombers flying at 18,000 feet if wrongly adjusted so it sounds a bit overkilly for Steve's purposes 8)

It's brilliant for tracing anbaric string behind the telly though.

Agreed. Even a Vision2 is probably overkill. They are quite heavy too.

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Re: Steve's Kit
« Reply #202 on: March 22, 2015, 09:22:58 pm »
It is an R4 light, just checked their website. With 2 ES battery packs

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Re: Steve's Kit
« Reply #203 on: March 26, 2015, 01:54:09 pm »
How're the disc rotors holding up?

The missus has been at me to get a new bike (!!!), and since Steve's tested the Sojourn pretty well I had a wee gander.  They're going pretty cheaply on Discount Bicycles if you want to build a standard one, but I don't like the wheels/tyres (too heavy for my decrepit physique) & I'd need a new dynamo for discs.

Bears thinking about, though...
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Re: Steve's Kit
« Reply #204 on: March 26, 2015, 03:28:26 pm »

I bought some recently from ebay  .....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141424356578?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&var=440567170308&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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So did I. A brilliant idea, only £2.85 for 15mm by 50mm, it'll go on the black bike.
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Re: Steve's Kit
« Reply #205 on: March 26, 2015, 07:43:51 pm »
They're going pretty cheaply on Discount Bicycles

Mmm, I'd be a bit wary about the bit that says, 'Unbuilt, No Warranty'.

Only a few pounds more from Spa Cycles, who can be trusted to put it together properly.
http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m1b0s21p3059&z=4147

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Re: Steve's Kit
« Reply #206 on: March 26, 2015, 10:39:51 pm »
What HR chest strap does Steve use?  It must be pretty comfy if he is using in day in day out.

Re: Steve's Kit
« Reply #207 on: March 26, 2015, 11:00:15 pm »
What HR chest strap does Steve use?  It must be pretty comfy if he is using in day in day out.

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Re: Steve's Kit
« Reply #208 on: March 26, 2015, 11:06:13 pm »
What HR chest strap does Steve use?  It must be pretty comfy if he is using in day in day out.

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Re: Steve's Kit
« Reply #209 on: March 26, 2015, 11:12:02 pm »
I don't and I'm half-serious.


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Re: Steve's Kit
« Reply #210 on: March 26, 2015, 11:20:01 pm »
What HR chest strap does Steve use?  It must be pretty comfy if he is using in day in day out.
I'm wondering how long the strap will last. Is it being washed regularly? Has it had the battery changed?

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Re: Steve's Kit
« Reply #211 on: March 26, 2015, 11:21:23 pm »
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Re: Steve's Kit
« Reply #212 on: March 27, 2015, 07:51:24 am »
They're going pretty cheaply on Discount Bicycles

Mmm, I'd be a bit wary about the bit that says, 'Unbuilt, No Warranty'.

Only a few pounds more from Spa Cycles, who can be trusted to put it together properly.
http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m1b0s21p3059&z=4147

Right enough, but Spa don't happily export.  I've already built bikes and there's a bloke in the next village but one who'll do the bits I don't.

But I've been mulling this over: the ads are self-contradictory (3x9 gears = 24 speeds???) and are coy about the weight of the thing.  I do like the idea of discs, though.
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Re: Steve's Kit
« Reply #213 on: March 27, 2015, 09:35:42 am »
Even the Raleigh page on the Sojourn isn't especially helpful - 24 speed on the Features tab, 27  when you look at the Specifications. And no weight quoted, presumably on the grounds that with discs , guards , rack and Brooks, it ain't light.

On a different note, if you scroll down that Discount Bicycles page it seems to offer the Sojourn without the Unbuilt caveat for just a pound more. Also, the shop is just a couple of miles from me: I don't suppose a visit would tell us very much though.

Re: Steve's Kit
« Reply #214 on: March 27, 2015, 09:49:07 am »
IIRC, the Raleigh Randonneur was 32 lb all up.

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Re: Steve's Kit
« Reply #215 on: March 27, 2015, 10:00:10 am »
Even the Raleigh page on the Sojourn isn't especially helpful - 24 speed on the Features tab, 27  when you look at the Specifications. And no weight quoted, presumably on the grounds that with discs , guards , rack and Brooks, it ain't light.

On a different note, if you scroll down that Discount Bicycles page it seems to offer the Sojourn without the Unbuilt caveat for just a pound more. Also, the shop is just a couple of miles from me: I don't suppose a visit would tell us very much though.

Yeah. I'm slightly further away and the Channel lies between, which is kinda fiddly if anything goes awry.

What I really need is a new Audax bike.  My current one is built on a Ti frame and has been on the road for 11 years now. Most of the bits have been changed several times, and in principle there's nothing wrong with it except that it's my only option.  I was thinking that the Sojourn looks like a cheap solution, but it's possibly more cheap than solution. Being 27 years older than Steve I don't have the oomph for a heavy bike any more.

IIRC, the Raleigh Randonneur was 32 lb all up.

Oo-errr. That's 14.5 kg.  My current beast is around 12.5 (27.5 lb) and I've just replaced the rack/rack bag with a Koala, so I'm probably down to 11.

I'll look for a nice frame and see what I can build.

Thanks for input, all.
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Re: Steve's Kit
« Reply #216 on: March 27, 2015, 10:11:15 am »
How're the disc rotors holding up?

The missus has been at me to get a new bike (!!!), and since Steve's tested the Sojourn pretty well I had a wee gander.  They're going pretty cheaply on Discount Bicycles if you want to build a standard one, but I don't like the wheels/tyres (too heavy for my decrepit physique) & I'd need a new dynamo for discs.

Bears thinking about, though...

What are bears thinking about?
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Re: Steve's Kit
« Reply #217 on: March 27, 2015, 01:13:39 pm »
Much the same as Assos, I should think.
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Re: Steve's Kit
« Reply #218 on: March 28, 2015, 02:02:47 pm »
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Re: Steve's Kit
« Reply #219 on: July 14, 2015, 01:32:20 pm »
Perhaps this has been discussed, but thinking in the context of a new/concurrent record attempt, about whether Steve would benefit from trying one of these raleigh carbon machines (or similar), given he is sponsored by Raleigh.  Thinking lighter etc... better for the greater elevation targets(?) http://www.raleigh.co.uk/ProductType/ProductRange/Product/Default.aspx?pc=1&pt=14&pg=10660
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Re: Steve's Kit
« Reply #220 on: July 14, 2015, 01:46:25 pm »
Not unless they do a disc version.
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Re: Steve's Kit
« Reply #221 on: July 14, 2015, 04:03:13 pm »
Not unless they do a disc version.
  Something like this...  arguably marginal gains, perhaps?



http://www.raleigh.co.uk/ProductType/ProductRange/Product/Default.aspx?pc=1&pt=14&pg=10662

In any event I guess Steve must be fairly well attached to his Sojourns now...   :)
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Re: Steve's Kit
« Reply #222 on: July 14, 2015, 06:34:38 pm »
Where do you fit the rack, mudguards and sausage dispenser?
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Re: Steve's Kit
« Reply #223 on: July 14, 2015, 07:24:40 pm »
a rack and mudguards can be fitted no problem

Re: Steve's Kit
« Reply #224 on: July 15, 2015, 08:49:52 am »
I believe that during the planning Steve did try a carbon speed machine. I reckon he's weighed up <sic> light/fast frame vs comfort and decided that comfort wins.
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