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by tim-b
21 Oct 2019, 6:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bb30 installation to grease or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: Bb30 installation to grease or not?

Hi
If its s friction fit in the bearing do I even need a wavey washer?

Yes, it's to preload the bearing lightly. Shimano use a threaded system to achieve preload
Regards
tim-b
by tim-b
21 Oct 2019, 6:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Would you ride on this fork?
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Would you ride on this fork?

Hi Here's mine; this is the worst blade SmFork L.JPG 1) Mine is mud/mudguard "fretting". Cleaned up, protective tape added and ridden since April '18. Mine is resin layer damage only and doesn't penetrate to any fibres 2) Only you can make that decision. Galvanic corrosion could be hidden ...
by tim-b
18 Oct 2019, 5:34am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road Safety Outside Schools
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: Road Safety Outside Schools

Hi I suspect that outside of the school is just that, and that it's a matter for the police/local authority parking patrols. You could try the Independent Schools Inspectorate, "partnership with statutory agencies towards our mutual goal of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Th...
by tim-b
18 Oct 2019, 5:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Weird knocking noise
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Weird knocking noise

Hi
Video the transmission and you should be able to see a skipping chain or a twanging rear mech when it's played back
Regards
tim-b
by tim-b
16 Oct 2019, 5:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gluing aluminium sleeve back into press fit BB
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: Gluing aluminium sleeve back into press fit BB

Hi
...but the worry is completing it in time before the glue sets in 5 mins

Consider a longer-setting epoxy? There's a thread here (link)
Regards
tim-b
by tim-b
14 Oct 2019, 5:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Noisy DH-3N20; guessing game...?
Replies: 16
Views: 753

Re: Noisy DH-3N20; guessing game...?

Hi
...making an intermittent-but-frequent low growling noise when my lights are switched on.

You're in a dark cave with a bear that's trying to hibernate?
HTH :)
tim-b
by tim-b
13 Oct 2019, 6:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of
Replies: 35
Views: 1003

Re: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of

Hi
...how to abseil from a glove

Abseiling from a cliff I can understand, but from a glove??????????????
Regards
tim-b
by tim-b
5 Oct 2019, 7:05am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Number plates for cycles ? - Insurance company discussion article
Replies: 39
Views: 1473

Re: Number plates for cycles ? - Insurance company discussion article

Hi Also on the Swinton website: A third of Brits regularly drive while stressed Tailgating is the greatest cause, with the weather and cyclists also getting honourable mentions Almost every problem that I see as a pedestrian, cyclist and driver has its root in the behaviour of drivers, whether that ...
by tim-b
3 Oct 2019, 6:17am
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the legal position?
Replies: 58
Views: 2189

Re: What's the legal position?

Hi
Good advice
If you have accident/legal support from CTC, BC, home insurance or anywhere else now is the time to use it

I suspect this will end in a split liability agreement, but get proper advice from someone with the full facts to hand ASAP
Heal fast
Regards
tim-b
by tim-b
2 Oct 2019, 6:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are some colours out of favour?
Replies: 30
Views: 1133

Re: Are some colours out of favour?

Hi Why is CF usually black? Back in 2016 the cycling press were asking the same question (link) Planet-X uses a range of colours (example link) and the palette includes additional colours and schemes for their different models, including Holdsworth team, dark red, pink, etc. It can be done :D Regard...
by tim-b
30 Sep 2019, 6:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cartridge bearing is rough when pressed in, but fine when taken out
Replies: 22
Views: 835

Re: Cartridge bearing is rough when pressed in, but fine when taken out

Hi
I've found Hope to be very helpful with their products, contact them
Regards
tim-b
by tim-b
29 Sep 2019, 8:44am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Priority at crossroads
Replies: 17
Views: 766

Re: Priority at crossroads

Hi
Thanks for that.
Two sets of key words, "...when emerging from crossroads" and definitely the final ten! :) :)
Regards
tim-b
by tim-b
29 Sep 2019, 8:27am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Priority at crossroads
Replies: 17
Views: 766

Re: Priority at crossroads

Hi There are two aspects to this: "...who have set off at the same time as I.!" I try to avoid this scenario, which makes priority clear; the one on the major road first has priority "I've been on the receiving end of abuse from right turning drivers who have set off at the same time ...