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by mattsccm
14 Dec 2019, 8:58pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Stepped chainring bolts
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Stepped chainring bolts

Ta both. Already tried the obvious eg Spa, SJSC etc.
Those linked above look like it although need 5. Cheers. Happy with used if anyone has some.
by mattsccm
14 Dec 2019, 4:46pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Stepped chainring bolts
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Stepped chainring bolts

I have one so I know they exist. M6 thread which is smaller than normal but "normal" shank to the upper part of the bolt to fit normal sized hole in ring. 5 needed. For a Strong light chain set.
by mattsccm
14 Dec 2019, 4:43pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Cycling Time Trials - Red Lights are now compulsory
Replies: 13
Views: 322

Re: Cycling Time Trials - Red Lights are now compulsory

To be honest my main worry in a TT is from the front/side. People pulling out on you not being aware that, for better or worse, you are more likely to be sticking to your right of way etc.
by mattsccm
14 Dec 2019, 12:55pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Community Cycle Clubs - the death of.....
Replies: 22
Views: 2445

Re: Community Cycle Clubs - the death of.....

Just noticed date. Forget it
by mattsccm
11 Dec 2019, 9:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The perfect cable lube.
Replies: 13
Views: 622

Re: The perfect cable lube.

Nah. They last less than a year before going sticky. Well the one currently fitted has. Went on in Feb, done only a couple of thousand miles and is now horrible. Just nursing it until the Xmas holidays. Haven't checked to see whats manky but it usually seems to be the outer. No worse than anything e...
by mattsccm
11 Dec 2019, 9:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The perfect cable lube.
Replies: 13
Views: 622

The perfect cable lube.

So what might it be? Oil, WD40, various spray lubes, silicone spray? Maybe nothing at all.
Of course maybe different cable liners like different lubes. Some where back in history I read that oil and solvent based lubes attack the plastic liners. Would I go for olive oil then or bacon fat?
by mattsccm
11 Dec 2019, 5:38pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: CBD oil
Replies: 24
Views: 3093

Re: CBD oil

Just started it myself as a result of this thread. Mostly pain relief from 2 x rotator cuff problems but also the lack of sleep resulting from this. Nights are much better. Less pain and sleep better than for ages.
May be a placebo effect but so far so good.
by mattsccm
10 Dec 2019, 8:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New to commuting by bike
Replies: 14
Views: 850

Re: New to commuting by bike

I stopped a variable, but often 25 mile each way, commute by car in bad weather or motor bike when it was warm, by swapping jobs. A bit less well paid but I reckon I save as much on the bike. I also don't spend 2 + hours a day in the car. If i do drive its 12 minute or and hour on the bike. 10 miles...
by mattsccm
10 Dec 2019, 1:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 700 to 650b conversion
Replies: 28
Views: 928

Re: 700 to 650b conversion

Just a thought. Maybe someone, (Brucey???) could simplify all theses posts into one simple paragraph. It is clear that the OP isn't sure about things and it is actually a very simple issue. To many of us its just a wheel swap.
The why's are another issue. Another short paragraph maybe.
by mattsccm
8 Dec 2019, 8:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 52 36 or 50 34?
Replies: 22
Views: 1212

Re: 52 36 or 50 34?

Same BCD so it won't matter much if you are wrong. Always a market for near new chain rings.
by mattsccm
8 Dec 2019, 6:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Labour's plan for cycling
Replies: 42
Views: 1899

Re: Labour's plan for cycling

:lol: Does any one seriously think that this is anything but a dream published to suck in the gullible? Political parties of all types spout all sorts of garbage to claw in a few voters? None of them have any intent to see them through as most of them are unrealistic. Spend this much on cycling when...
by mattsccm
8 Dec 2019, 6:32pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Using ANPR to deny fuel to uninsured/untaxed vehicles
Replies: 42
Views: 1702

Re: Using ANPR to deny fuel to uninsured/untaxed vehicles

Surely any cameras on private property or beyond any reasonable objection? After all you will be there by choice. Surely, as well, that there cannot be any objection to anyone grassing some one to the law? In deed surely it should be encouraged. Finally I would see all motoring as a privilege not a ...
by mattsccm
7 Dec 2019, 2:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Off road tyres for a tourer
Replies: 9
Views: 408

Re: Off road tyres for a tourer

Biggest that fit without compromising mud clearance too much. Tread pattern to suit your use. Don't over estimate the need for knobblies. A norrow tyre cuts in nicely in most cases and slicks tend to feel nicer.
by mattsccm
6 Dec 2019, 10:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tubeless tyres .... What I've learned so far
Replies: 39
Views: 1669

Re: Tubeless tyres .... What I've learned so far

"Was considering tubeless but the OP has put me right off. :o So I have to carry spare sealant, spare valves, a big pump, a spare tube in case it all goes pear-shaped, as well as the faff of setting them up tubeless in the first place and even after all that the sealant still sometimes doesn't ...
by mattsccm
6 Dec 2019, 9:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Riveting on new derailleur cage
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: Riveting on new derailleur cage

I'll look. Mine has cracked clamp.