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by keyboardmonkey
12 May 2019, 1:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom bracket tool 6800 Ultegra
Replies: 31
Views: 890

Re: Bottom bracket tool 6800 Ultegra

Ah. Will bear in mind. Cheers for that, Brucey.
by keyboardmonkey
12 May 2019, 9:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom bracket tool 6800 Ultegra
Replies: 31
Views: 890

Re: Bottom bracket tool 6800 Ultegra

Hmm. I must confess I’ve had this spare BB for a couple of years without offering up my Ice Tools HTII tool. Its teeth barely engage with the adaptor - or whatever - that came with the BB. 1FAF0B3F-2326-48B4-8AE6-44EE2CEA03F7.jpeg It doesn’t fill me with confidence :-( It shouldn't do; IME the plas...
by keyboardmonkey
3 May 2019, 12:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar tape (and gels ?)
Replies: 12
Views: 392

Re: Handlebar tape (and gels ?)

iandriver wrote:Specialized Phat has lasted me well.

+1
by keyboardmonkey
29 Apr 2019, 9:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom bracket tool 6800 Ultegra
Replies: 31
Views: 890

Re: Bottom bracket tool 6800 Ultegra

So they’ve shrunk these from the old 5700 size for which I have the tool. They ship a plastic adapter when new, one that doesn’t fit the 5700 tool and isn’t very amenable to the mole wrench. The tools I see on-line are vague as to which they fit. Ideas please! From what I can tell the tools for use...
by keyboardmonkey
29 Apr 2019, 8:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom bracket tool 6800 Ultegra
Replies: 31
Views: 890

Re: Bottom bracket tool 6800 Ultegra

Hmm. I must confess I’ve had this spare BB for a couple of years without offering up my Ice Tools HTII tool. Its teeth barely engage with the adaptor - or whatever - that came with the BB.

1FAF0B3F-2326-48B4-8AE6-44EE2CEA03F7.jpeg

It doesn’t fill me with confidence :-(
by keyboardmonkey
17 Apr 2019, 9:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Derailleur Hanger alignment tool ?
Replies: 49
Views: 1435

Re: Derailleur Hanger alignment tool ?

there are some common flaws with these tools; 1) the load is usually borne by the screw threads in the hanger; it is a much better idea to have an 'inboard nut' i.e. a nut on the inside of the hanger so that the load is not borne by the screw threads. [the loads required to reset a steel gear hange...
by keyboardmonkey
11 Apr 2019, 5:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Belgium - suggestions for a circular tour ?
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Belgium - suggestions for a circular tour ?

I can’t quite come up with a tour to suit your specific requirements, but here is my account of a circular-ish tour of Belgium from a few years ago:

https://cycleseven.org/short-cycling-to ... res-bruges
by keyboardmonkey
6 Apr 2019, 7:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to Hang Bike on Maintenance Stand?
Replies: 20
Views: 965

Re: How to Hang Bike on Maintenance Stand?

To prevent any issues with clamping I initially went with a ‘Euro style race stand’ ie a Park Tool PRS-20 which was promptly discontinued. So long as any front mudguard isn’t too long it’s fine. If you clamp by the rear dropouts it’s a good idea to use some sort of handlebar holder to stop the front...
by keyboardmonkey
6 Apr 2019, 4:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Favourite local climbs
Replies: 41
Views: 1496

Re: Favourite local climbs

A few of my favourites in the Yorkshire Wolds are listed here: http://www.yorkshirewoldscycleroute.co.uk/cycling-climbs So, Trundlegate, Brantingham Dale, Nunburnholme, Acklam, Burdale, Settrington, Painsthorpe, Hanging Grimston etc. (The Yorkshire Wolds aren’t as widely known as the Dales and Moors...
by keyboardmonkey
6 Apr 2019, 3:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano SP40 Gear outers
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Shimano SP40 Gear outers

Presumably the *pre-cut* SP40 should be used as is. The SP41 is the non-spiral cable outer that I cut to length.
by keyboardmonkey
4 Apr 2019, 10:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hex and socket sets – alternatives to Park SBS-1.2
Replies: 19
Views: 733

Re: Hex and socket sets – alternatives to Park SBS-1.2

I meant to buy the LiDL 1/4” drive socket set with a 270 degree swivel head ratchet, but they had all gone when I returned to the shop. Hey ho. I have the discontinued Park Tool SBS-1 and the equally discontinued TW-5, which is a 1/4” drive torque wrench that came with a 3/8” adaptor. Here’s what I ...
by keyboardmonkey
4 Apr 2019, 9:16pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Wild camping in the Yorkshire Dales / Lake District?
Replies: 13
Views: 775

Re: Wild camping in the Yorkshire Dales / Lake District?

I’ve never stayed at this place, but you might consider it for a fiver a night:

http://www.askrigg-camping.co.uk
by keyboardmonkey
2 Apr 2019, 6:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to Hang Bike on Maintenance Stand?
Replies: 20
Views: 965

Re: How to Hang Bike on Maintenance Stand?

So long as your seat post is a fair way in your seat tube I’m not sure it matters. However, I don’t own a titanium bike, so I could be wrong. Watch this:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=H619rz-p5Fo
by keyboardmonkey
31 Mar 2019, 5:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Barry Barron frames
Replies: 12
Views: 1428

Re: Barry Barron frames

My wife bought us (me) a pre-loved Barron tandem from a couple in Barton who could no longer ride it. Sadly, my wife and I have managed just a few hundred yards around the block - although I have an occasional stoker from time to time. Lovely ride. Some day we’ll make our way back over the Humber Br...