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by boblo
6 Jul 2020, 8:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advise on Garmin or similar
Replies: 14
Views: 427

Re: Advise on Garmin or similar

I use both Garmin Etrex's on the hills and Edge's on the bike. If you struggle with an Etrex, I think you'll struggle with an Edge. Can't speak for other brands but the Edges I've had (705, 810, 1000 and 1030) have required a certain amount of 'nous' to get going. Once up and running, the later ones...
by boblo
1 Jul 2020, 9:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mercian Frame Restoration
Replies: 29
Views: 921

Re: Mercian Frame Restoration

I had a frame refurbed by Mercian about 15 years ago. They did a bit of fettling and brazing plus a 2 colour flamboyant finish. The bike (not a Mercian) was bought in the early 80's and the refurb was a lot more £££'s than the original purchase price. However, it was FANTASTIC. Assuming things are s...
by boblo
28 Jun 2020, 11:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: whether to lend a bike or not?
Replies: 59
Views: 2045

Re: whether to lend a bike or not?

alexnharvey wrote:Well after a bit of back and forth we came to some level of mutual understanding even if not in full agreement.

Unfortunately the fork cracked during straightening.


Which ironically is a bit of a result. Had it cracked after straightening and in use, the result could have been messy...
by boblo
25 Jun 2020, 3:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: whether to lend a bike or not?
Replies: 59
Views: 2045

Re: whether to lend a bike or not?

I'm a bit anal about my bikes and unless I was absolutely sure the recipient was the same, I would not lend one out. A friend living in the Alps had a nice collection of high end road bikes and generously loaned them to visitors. One of them binned it descending the L'iseran. He then failed to make ...
by boblo
21 May 2020, 9:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New bike time.
Replies: 88
Views: 3948

Re: New bike time.

Is that one or two feet of seatpost you've got out there? Here's hoping it's just the pic.

Nice boik, enjoy.
by boblo
21 May 2020, 5:24pm
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: George Longstaff cycle stolen
Replies: 7
Views: 680

Re: George Longstaff cycle stolen

Fantastic news!
by boblo
19 May 2020, 4:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New bike time.
Replies: 88
Views: 3948

Re: New bike time.

Fark me! £12k. Showoff ;-)
by boblo
17 May 2020, 8:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does anyone know if anywhere sells allen key pouches/holders?
Replies: 22
Views: 849

Re: Does anyone know if anywhere sells allen key pouches/holders?

You don't really need a full set with you though do you? If I carry the sub 3mm keys, they go in the puncture repair plastic box. Then I might carry 4/5/6mm and possibly a double ended 8/10mm spanner. That's it. If I need 8 or 10mm keys, I'll stop and harangue someone as they're sizes you'll often f...
by boblo
16 May 2020, 6:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Creaking BB30 bottom bracket on a Cannondale
Replies: 11
Views: 431

Re: Creaking BB30 bottom bracket on a Cannondale

Hi I feel your pain, mine creaks after replacing the bearings. Loctite is said to work, I need to do mine. FSA do a bb30 to BSA converter and I'm sure hambini do too as well as other available. Cheers James Aaahhh now then... I had this on a CAADX and opted to use the FSA sleeve converter. The CAAD...
by boblo
10 May 2020, 12:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stronglight crankset removal
Replies: 26
Views: 561

Re: Stronglight crankset removal

How would the threads be damaged? I've used self extractors that don't and once, it stripped the threads out of the crank arm instead of extracting it off the square taper. As above, if the cranks aren't too tight, self extractors can work well. If the crank has been on for some time, been out in t...
by boblo
9 May 2020, 10:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best lightweight inner-tube (presta) for 700x25 tyre?
Replies: 38
Views: 1084

Re: Best lightweight inner-tube (presta) for 700x25 tyre?

Sooooo... The hiararchy has always been: aero, rotating weight then weight but starting with a 'light bike' (if that makes sense?). No point mythering about aero on something that weighs 20kg... There might be a placebo effect with weight but at least reduction can be measured empirically by us. Aer...
by boblo
7 May 2020, 12:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New bike time.
Replies: 88
Views: 3948

Re: New bike time.

Nice one. You can't beat that new bike anticipation... :)
by boblo
5 May 2020, 7:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best lightweight inner-tube (presta) for 700x25 tyre?
Replies: 38
Views: 1084

Re: Best lightweight inner-tube (presta) for 700x25 tyre?

Who'd a thunk it? For years we've been chasing the holy grail of least rotational weight as we've been led to believe it has the biggest effect overall... I chase low (least) weight all over my light bikes be it me, the frame, the components or wheelsets.

Marginal gains maybe but gains nonetheless.
by boblo
5 May 2020, 9:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best lightweight inner-tube (presta) for 700x25 tyre?
Replies: 38
Views: 1084

Re: Best lightweight inner-tube (presta) for 700x25 tyre?

Aye it's funny how we zero in on the 20g of inner tube weight saving vs the 80kg of meat sat on the bike which in itself is going to be north of 7kg... However, this is not really touring bike territory but once you get a yen for weight saving, it's hard not to look at all the opportunities. When I ...