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by mattsccm
28 May 2020, 9:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sorry, another fitting tubeless question
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Sorry, another fitting tubeless question

I have gone through 3 pairs of the G ones. Straight up every time. If in doubt add another layer of tape. That has always sorted marginal fitments with other tyres and non tubeless rims. Have you tried fitting them with a tube for a day or two to get them into shape? Leaving them in the sun helps. B...
by mattsccm
26 May 2020, 10:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Disc Brake Pads
Replies: 11
Views: 523

Re: Disc Brake Pads

When they are knackered. Time or mileage are not good indicators.
by mattsccm
26 May 2020, 10:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: When to retire an aluminium frame?
Replies: 8
Views: 585

Re: When to retire an aluminium frame?

Forks aside nothing much will happen if it snaps when you are riding it. You might have to walk home. To my mind this attitude of things being past their best in at conflict with the supposed green credentials of cycling. Use it 'til it breaks then mend it.
by mattsccm
26 May 2020, 10:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dissertation: Cycling Infrastructure + Your Input
Replies: 40
Views: 2502

Re: Dissertation: Cycling Infrastructure + Your Input

Might I suggest that you point out that you are only looking at urban cycling. That's obvious as realistically the only thing needed in rural areas is a bit less speed and a bit more distance when passing. Of course you are not alone in considering cycle commuting as purely an urban thing. It even h...
by mattsccm
26 May 2020, 10:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Two metre rule
Replies: 16
Views: 607

Re: Two metre rule

Dream on. It's not a priority for most people.
by mattsccm
26 May 2020, 5:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What's the oldest equipment you'll happily use?
Replies: 16
Views: 774

Re: What's the oldest equipment you'll happily use?

I wouldn't consider ditching anything that still worked. If it was OK when it was made I fail to see why it isn't now.
by mattsccm
26 May 2020, 1:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice on tyre sizes
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: Advice on tyre sizes

Don't forget that 559 is the "real" size for 26" MTB. MTB tyres are usually sold in inches so have a look at that and translate. I have some elderly 1" MTB tyres that I use on a pub bike.
by mattsccm
25 May 2020, 6:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Post-Covid-19: Could some ferry operators ban cyclists?
Replies: 30
Views: 989

Re: Post-Covid-19: Could some ferry operators ban cyclists?

Not discrimination but business. If cyclists were profitable they would be welcome.
by mattsccm
22 May 2020, 9:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The 2020 Allez and 2013 SL0...
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: The 2020 Allez and 2013 SL0...

Buy it,put the best bits on the newer bike unless the Giant is waaaaaaay better in frame spec. Put the less good bits on the other frame and sell it. A lot has changed in 7 years and I don't know the exact spec for each bike but I would bet that the newer might be a nicer ride.
by mattsccm
22 May 2020, 9:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lynx asymetric 622 x,15c wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: Lynx asymetric 622 x,15c wheels

A bit of googling makes me think that they are standard wheels on lower end Pinarellos. Thus they are bog standard road wheels. They are probably Shimano splined ( possibly Campagnolo but those are your only 2 choices). Probably 11 speed (maybe 10 speed but 10 fits on 11*) Probably rim brakes. Unles...
by mattsccm
21 May 2020, 8:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Presumed liability
Replies: 104
Views: 2901

Re: Presumed liability

Rather an elitist idea this adding insurance to fuel costs idea isnt it? Great for the city dweller, a real problem for the rural dweller.
by mattsccm
21 May 2020, 12:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carrying fly fishing kit
Replies: 25
Views: 735

Re: Carrying fly fishing kit

Isn't that what your hat is for? well some of it. Be warned. Rods and front wheels don't mix and surprisingly the wheels come off best.
by mattsccm
19 May 2020, 8:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice on replacement brake cables, casing and adjuster.
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Advice on replacement brake cables, casing and adjuster.

I bet that if you went into your local bike shop for some cables they would fish one of those adjusters out of the scrap bin for you.
by mattsccm
18 May 2020, 2:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Freewheel removal tools
Replies: 13
Views: 358

Re: Freewheel removal tools

last Regina one I had snapped like a cold Aero bar.