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by 531colin
20 Jan 2018, 10:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tubus nova poor weld
Replies: 8
Views: 178

Re: Tubus nova poor weld

I'm not moaning at Spa, they have done nothing wrong. I think they offer a good service and have bought many things from them in the past. Postage was quick as well. I just wanted to know what other peoples opinion on it was? My opinion is the same as yours.....the weld is poor. It might be OK mech...
by 531colin
20 Jan 2018, 9:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Steerer extender
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: Steerer extender

Steel and alloy steerers are the same external diameter......it follows that alloy steerers have a smaller internal diameter than steel steerers do......there may be internal fitting steerer extenders for alloy steerers, but I never found one.
by 531colin
20 Jan 2018, 9:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can I make my Brooks flat again?
Replies: 12
Views: 309

Re: Can I make my Brooks flat again?

Pretty good illustration of why you shouldn't get a leather saddle soaked then ride it. Why not carry a plastic bag to cover the saddle when parked? My saddles only get damp when I'm actually sitting on them, even if I get soaked to the skin. Once you are soaked to the skin, its no more uncomfortabl...
by 531colin
20 Jan 2018, 9:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seat tube reaming questions
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Seat tube reaming questions

Why risk messing up a frame for a cheap component like a seatpost?
Better to shim an undersize post, for example?
by 531colin
20 Jan 2018, 9:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tubus nova poor weld
Replies: 8
Views: 178

Re: Tubus nova poor weld

In the first instance, why not just E mail those pictures to the retailer?
by 531colin
17 Jan 2018, 7:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Should you have lights on during the day?
Replies: 119
Views: 2400

Re: Should you have lights on during the day?

I think dipped headlight on cars in rural places are good. I think lights on cars on rural roads are a dangerous distraction for other road users and can be a contributory factor to the incidence of road rage. Well I disagree with that. Why should a car with well adjusted lights be a distraction fr...
by 531colin
17 Jan 2018, 7:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear Derailler Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 360

Re: Rear Derailler Problem

In the case of poor shifting, the first three things to check are.....
the cable
the cable
and the cable
by 531colin
17 Jan 2018, 6:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Upgrading my gears ... is it possible?
Replies: 20
Views: 714

Re: Upgrading my gears ... is it possible?

....Anyway, try as I might, I couldn't get the thing to misbehave in any way, shape, or form. .... I'm tempted to say 'give it time...' :lol: cheers I don't see why it should be any more prone to premature wear or any more maintenance-hungry than any other 11-speed system? You can't blame me for th...
by 531colin
16 Jan 2018, 5:11pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Third finger left hand
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Third finger left hand

Ulnar nerve is being inconvenienced.....see https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=35438
by 531colin
16 Jan 2018, 5:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Upgrading my gears ... is it possible?
Replies: 20
Views: 714

Re: Upgrading my gears ... is it possible?

I had the prototype Spa Elan built up with a 24/40 double chainset, to get this old man gears as low as possible, and to test the limits of the system. It was a 105 hydraulic disc setup, so from memory that's 11 speed? Anyway, try as I might, I couldn't get the thing to misbehave in any way, shape, ...
by 531colin
15 Jan 2018, 3:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Upgrading my gears ... is it possible?
Replies: 20
Views: 714

Re: Upgrading my gears ... is it possible?

Unless you actually have a use for a 50/11 top gear, I would fit one of these.... https://spacycles.co.uk/m2b0s109p3383/SPA-CYCLES-TD-2-Super-Compact-Chainset-with-Zicral-Rings , maybe with 26/42 chainrings. (you will need the matching bottom bracket unit) Have a look and a think about which ratios ...
by 531colin
12 Jan 2018, 7:17pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Continuing pain in my knees .... help..please.
Replies: 29
Views: 1874

Re: Continuing pain in my knees .... help..please.

Just found this in my "drafts" folder, so here it is..... Whenever I get out a bike that I haven't ridden for months it sets off a little burst of tinkering with the riding position. So, getting the winter bike out and riding it round the block, I wasn't surprised that I found the saddle f...
by 531colin
10 Jan 2018, 2:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Poor frame design?
Replies: 47
Views: 1807

Re: Poor frame design?

..........; with a chainset that is ~138mm across the pedal mountings (cf a typical MTB triple which is more like 180mm), and the rear end set to ~132mm OLN, there is stuff-all heel clearance, even though my feet are a lot smaller. cheers Is that current road doubles?.....they seem to me to be gett...
by 531colin
10 Jan 2018, 1:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguard Spacing
Replies: 24
Views: 1161

Re: Mudguard Spacing

I linked a picture on the first page of this thread.....just tried to do it again, and the PC had a complete hissy fit.....re-configured Windows and everything. Windows 10 seems to do that much more than Windows 7, I do wish they wouldn't keep "improving" everything......
by 531colin
10 Jan 2018, 11:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: wheel building woes.
Replies: 21
Views: 717

Re: wheel building woes.

Since the other wheels line up no problem and are centred, I suspect the wheel is not seating in the rear dropouts properly...... Thats the only explanation I came up with. If the new (normally-dished) wheel doesn't work, and random other (normally dished) wheels do work, then the new one can't be ...