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by boblo
8 Aug 2018, 7:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ortlieb bar bag mounting cable for adapter seized
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Ortlieb bar bag mounting cable for adapter seized

Mine did that. A bit of soaking in wd40 sorted it. The cable is intended as single use but if you leave enough excess when you trim it, you can reuse it.
by boblo
23 Jun 2018, 5:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anyone speak Campag?
Replies: 12
Views: 587

Re: Anyone speak Campag?

Well that cleared that up Brucey, poor bugger will be even more confused wondering who Julian Clarey is :-)

Camp is another word for effeminate usually in a contrived way ergo (not as in shifter) campy means being camp.
by boblo
9 Jun 2018, 12:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Sora R3000 Levers
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Shimano Sora R3000 Levers

Anybody using the newish Sora R3000 triple 9 speed levers? They look reasonable quality, indexed front triple and no washing lines.

Seems to have made Shimergo redundant? Any downsides or issues encountered in use?
by boblo
5 Jun 2018, 8:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: TA or Stronglight 49D onto JIS taper Axle?
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: TA or Stronglight 49D onto JIS taper Axle?

I ran a Stronglite 99 chainset for years on Shimano BB's with no ill effects on either.
by boblo
23 May 2018, 6:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stinky shoes
Replies: 10
Views: 572

Re: Stinky shoes

Put them in the freezer overnight, it'll kill the bacteria that causes the stink.
by boblo
20 Mar 2018, 10:12am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: CTC Bag???
Replies: 8
Views: 1368

Re: CTC Bag???

I use them for both solo and tandem touring (2 taped together). I pack my frames in pipe lagging to avoid damage, turn bars, remove pedals and partially deflate the tyres. I usually save the bags for the return journey to save faff at my final destination. AIUI, some airlines are now questioning the...
by boblo
17 Mar 2018, 10:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gore windstopper washing confusion
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: Gore windstopper washing confusion

Wash a Windstopper jacket in a non-biological liquid suitable for delicates. I use Persil Silk & Wool. Give it extra rinse as traces of detergent make it susceptible to wetting. Windstopper is quite different fro Gore-Tex waterproof jackets. Aye, I've used my Gore softshells long distance touri...
by boblo
17 Mar 2018, 8:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gore windstopper washing confusion
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: Gore windstopper washing confusion

Presumably your Boghouse Gore-Tex was/is a hardshell and Windstopper is softshell. They're not the same. The fabrics are made by the same company but there the similarity ends.
by boblo
24 Feb 2018, 8:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacing an old Shimano 600 groupset
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: Replacing an old Shimano 600 groupset

There are loads of Shimano 600 parts on eBay.co.uk . I just bought a pair of NOS 600ex SIS shift levers for an old nail I'm working on. Most parts come up fairly frequently, just save your search an eBay will email you as listings are created matching your saved terms. Use http://www.velobase.com to...
by boblo
9 Feb 2018, 8:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Grease/Oil for freehub pawls
Replies: 10
Views: 1124

Re: Grease/Oil for freehub pawls

Ah ha! Time to use my new found knowledge. I asked this self same question a few weeks ago.

Apparently it isn't '!!' as I thought but is in fact, 'Semi Fluid Grease'. :D

Edited to remove inappropriate content, John1054.
by boblo
25 Jan 2018, 7:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub gear corrosion experiment
Replies: 43
Views: 1960

Re: Hub gear corrosion experiment

Oooo Brucey's magic juice... (ahem). Do you sell it or is it on a restricted list of special friends only? ;-) IIRC, I'm just down the road from you... :-)
by boblo
24 Jan 2018, 7:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub gear corrosion experiment
Replies: 43
Views: 1960

Re: Hub gear corrosion experiment

'SFG'.. Special F ing Grease?
by boblo
23 Jan 2018, 8:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alfine 8/Versa 8
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: Alfine 8/Versa 8

That's interesting. I suspected being a bit agricultural with it was a bit more reliable than my usual finesse...
by boblo
22 Jan 2018, 10:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alfine 8/Versa 8
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: Alfine 8/Versa 8

Aye the ATF option seems a bit Marmite.

Not sure how I'll go about disassembling that pesky shifter to see what's going on. I'll need the digits of a murine gynaecologist to get in there... :-)