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by mattsccm
28 Sep 2020, 6:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tubeless not seating - am at wit's end
Replies: 10
Views: 276

Re: Tubeless not seating - am at wit's end

Bung some more rim tape on. Enough layers will seat almost anything.
by mattsccm
28 Sep 2020, 6:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Switching from SPD to SPD-SL
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Switching from SPD to SPD-SL

Usual useful answers :lol:
Practice. Also develop how you place your foot and start in a gear yo can pedal. You do in a car so why not a bike.
by mattsccm
24 Sep 2020, 7:00am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2020 Tour de France
Replies: 103
Views: 3763

Re: 2020 Tour de France

The brakes issue isn't far off being a non issue. With the need for lawyers lips there can bebless lever rotation with a through axle than a QR. Some guides on the caliper and axle hole on the fork and it will be close eniugh at the front. Rear brakes either need a release popping or the wheel does ...
by mattsccm
24 Sep 2020, 6:53am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2020 Tour de France
Replies: 103
Views: 3763

Re: 2020 Tour de France

I was looking forward to it in on way because there were no likely British riders which mean I could be a bit less partisan in my support :) Yates in yellow caused all sorts of loyalty issues as I was damn sure it wouldn't stick but wanted it to. Couldn't take to Roglic. No idea why so pleased with ...
by mattsccm
23 Sep 2020, 6:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First road bike
Replies: 22
Views: 732

Re: First road bike

Has the club got a Facebook page? Say Hi on that and ask what people use and if they know of anything. If nothing else it might gauge the type of riding and thus bikes they favour. Age will have an effect on tyre size. Something like that Ribble was dated before the trend for bigger sizes. Fine bike...
by mattsccm
22 Sep 2020, 6:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Upgrade calipers or pads or both?
Replies: 31
Views: 635

Re: Upgrade calipers or pads or both?

If you want a proper answer, check the numbers and pass them on. I have tried the mismatch version and its awful. Don't assume that the makers of the bike have it correct. Sadly the lower down the range, the more this happens. Even Tiagra will give great braking if matched to the correct levers, wit...
by mattsccm
19 Sep 2020, 7:05am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best Garmin type computer for bicycle tourist?
Replies: 40
Views: 1985

Re: Best Garmin type computer for bicycle tourist?

Just ignore my post above. Found and ancient post of mine from 2016 saying that I had it sorted. No idea what I was doing as I csn't do it know and the damn thing was never used again.
Off to find a new old stock 800 :)
by mattsccm
19 Sep 2020, 7:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rear mudguard bridge fitting
Replies: 12
Views: 561

Re: Rear mudguard bridge fitting

My way is just a step to the bolt. Cable ties for set up only.
by mattsccm
18 Sep 2020, 7:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best Garmin type computer for bicycle tourist?
Replies: 40
Views: 1985

Re: Best Garmin type computer for bicycle tourist?

Just a thought. I have borrowed a mates Oregon 650. Haven't put it on charge yet, no AAs handy, but looking at the very complicated manual it looks as if I can display normal road going date, speed, time, average speed, cadence etc.
Is this actually possible and is it reasonablty easy?
by mattsccm
18 Sep 2020, 5:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rear mudguard bridge fitting
Replies: 12
Views: 561

Re: Rear mudguard bridge fitting

Both ways. Cable tie it with the bridge to set it up then when it is and you are able to chgeck the clearance you can think about the washer and hole method. Much better once done. I use a whopping great washer and bend a slight curve into it and use pan head Allen bolts as they trend to be shallower
by mattsccm
16 Sep 2020, 6:26am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Road condition - What can I do about this?
Replies: 22
Views: 717

Re: Road condition - What can I do about this?

Rde it more often and appreciate the lack of traffic. Be grateful.
Occasional trip in the dry will tell you if there are any big holes to avoid when the puddles grow.
by mattsccm
16 Sep 2020, 6:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedals
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: Pedals

You'll be fine. I use both. For longer hard days o the road I prefer my road shoes and pedals but not enough to worry and I can't say if its pedal or shoe I like,. MTB, CX. Commuting, spare road bike and its 2 bolt basic SPDs. I do always go for the racey, stiffer shoe as the softer one don't feel r...
by mattsccm
15 Sep 2020, 9:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bells for bikes
Replies: 23
Views: 770

Re: Bells for bikes

Halfords, Poundland, Home bargains et all. Pink with unicorns good. Or Super Mario.
All better than the most expensive single pinger which no non cyclist recognises as a bell.
Bells work well under the saddle as every old time trialist knew.
by mattsccm
15 Sep 2020, 5:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Upgrade 11-28 to 11-32
Replies: 10
Views: 363

Re: Upgrade 11-28 to 11-32

Depends on the rear mech. Short or medium. Most bikes with a 28 as standard come with a short.
That can work with care but cross chasing doesn't as you won't have the chain capacity.