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by mattsccm
26 Jan 2021, 7:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Two wheelsets for same bike should I swap cassette?
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Re: Two wheelsets for same bike should I swap cassette?

I do both. My best bike runs two sets of wheels with very different cassettes. All I do is swap wheels. I don't even have to nudge the indexing or the disc caliper despite one set being Hope hubbed and the other set having Novatec. This chain gets more love and when its shows a touch of wear it move...
by mattsccm
26 Jan 2021, 7:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Extra long tape . . .
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Extra long tape . . .

On my wife's butterfly bars the area between the brake levers and the eds has a normal bar grip. That's where most use is for her. We found that tape didn't last all that long because of the use and possibly the way it was held. Thus the length of each normal roll of tape was more than enough. I wou...
by mattsccm
25 Jan 2021, 7:59pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: what power/speed would you like if no regulations
Replies: 30
Views: 698

Re: what power/speed would you like if no regulations

I would like to see a compromise set up. Higher speeds , say 25mph but the need to do training like a motorcycle CBT. Throw in a mandated small charge insurance fee and some form of machine identity. Plus helmet. Sort of moped but easier to do and cheaper. Highly optimistic though. Raod use only.
by mattsccm
25 Jan 2021, 7:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gaiters for cycling in walking boots
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Gaiters for cycling in walking boots

Walking gaiters then. :D Alright, some are a horrid fir in any circumstances so shop around and buy close fitting ones. To my mind gaiters should be close fitting, near lycra tight like old fashions farmers leather gaiters. Now there's a thought :D Horsey types use something in neoprene but for some...
by mattsccm
24 Jan 2021, 8:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Beyond confused now smh
Replies: 16
Views: 737

Re: Beyond confused now smh

Bear in mind that the is really only one correct position for your legs. Of course this is purely talking about efficiency. Many people compromise because it "feels right". That doesn't make it right. Same applies to your whole body. It feels as if you are not happy with convention somehow...
by mattsccm
24 Jan 2021, 2:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Another rear-light setup question!
Replies: 15
Views: 398

Re: Another rear-light setup question!

Of course bags vary but many of those that have a small horizontal strap for lights are dire. The light can't fit perfectly vertical and illuminates the road. It also wobbles a bit. If you can replace batteries without removing the clip bit use a cable tie instead. You can wind them up tight enough ...
by mattsccm
24 Jan 2021, 1:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Beyond confused now smh
Replies: 16
Views: 737

Re: Beyond confused now smh

Wheel size is largely relevant apart from the fact that a 26" wheeled bike may be a different thing to a bike with different sized wheels . Its the relationship between saddle, bars and pedals that counts. You don't expect clothes to fit perfectly do you? Every bike manufacturer sizes different...
by mattsccm
23 Jan 2021, 10:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Forks?
Replies: 17
Views: 737

Re: Which Forks?

Bloody hell. That looks awful.
No idea what your budget is but surely you can find something better.
by mattsccm
23 Jan 2021, 6:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rust free/resistant chains
Replies: 37
Views: 1260

Re: Rust free/resistant chains

I hot wax mine. Motorcycle stuff. If the chain come home wet I give it a quick spray of cheapo WD40 copy stuff. It's greasier than WD 40 or the big names and prevents rust on the rollers where the wax has won away.
by mattsccm
23 Jan 2021, 6:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguard screws sheared off and embedded in frame
Replies: 70
Views: 1960

Re: Mudguard screws sheared off and embedded in frame

That will drill with left hand drill. Centre punch first. At the very worst you keep going up a drill size until whats left is thin enough to pick out. Fiddly but easy enough.
by mattsccm
23 Jan 2021, 9:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimergo - latest news
Replies: 68
Views: 5986

Re: Shimergo - latest news

Worth a play then. Have an equally large box of 7 speed axles etc and for once I actually labelled them to match the hubs,cones etc. I have ground 10 speed hubs to fit 11speed cassettes a few times so that's a go as well. Got a nice 8 speed Campag groupset triple that worked well on my disc braked ,...
by mattsccm
22 Jan 2021, 8:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimergo - latest news
Replies: 68
Views: 5986

Re: Shimergo - latest news

Re the 7 speed freehubs mentioned above. Are we talking about bog standard 7 speed, say Deore/XT type things. I have a heap of them as I never chuck anything work (and rarely anything that doesn't work) . Assuming they fit on to the hub, they work then?
by mattsccm
21 Jan 2021, 5:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclist magazine
Replies: 17
Views: 1086

Re: Cyclist magazine

I'm with him. From number 1 and subscribed. Yes there is plenty of advertising but all magazines have that. It's part of the deal.
by mattsccm
21 Jan 2021, 1:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimergo - latest news
Replies: 68
Views: 5986

Re: Shimergo - latest news

I agree with the above, exceptions like myself excluded as I do both :D Time spent riding usually means greater experience and inclination towards fixing. Occasional 1 mile commuters are not the same as 20 miles each way daily types. The latter know how to fix their bikes. Old timers fix their bikes...