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by CyberKnight
24 May 2020, 1:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: ferrules welded to frame
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: ferrules welded to frame

Rusty ferrules can be moved out from slotted cable-stops with the aid of a flat screwdriver suitably sized (not too thin, then) tapped with a small hammer. Otherwise you can try soaking the area with PlusGas/similar product and a 5.5mm drill bit if you can go straight inline, or use a 5.0mm if can ...
by CyberKnight
24 May 2020, 1:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: ferrules welded to frame
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: ferrules welded to frame

If you want a durable finish that won't cost a fortune, try your local powder coater. Typically it's around £50-60. Some of the cost is for setting up the colour - if you get them to run it though with a batch of gates or whatever they are doing it can be a bit cheaper. Yes someone on facefluff loc...
by CyberKnight
24 May 2020, 11:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: ferrules welded to frame
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: ferrules welded to frame

What are the guides made of? Have you tried a good soak with a penetrating fluid? Jonathan sorted got my electric screwdriver and used a torx head to literary drill it out . Getting some quotes to paint the frame now, one chap quoted me £200 , good job from a specilaist but on a 10 year old bike th...
by CyberKnight
24 May 2020, 9:28am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Longer rides post CV lockdown.
Replies: 37
Views: 1290

Re: Longer rides post CV lockdown.

50 miles max. Lack of toilets is a nuisance. yup pretty much the same, if im doing that sort of distance will stop at the side of the road for 1 mins and eat a flapjack or summat , as i have been blessed with a small bladder ( my son had polycystic renal faillure so maybe im a carrier of the gene b...
by CyberKnight
24 May 2020, 9:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: ferrules welded to frame
Replies: 7
Views: 228

ferrules welded to frame

I am in the process of taking parts of a frame so i can strip the paint to do a diy repaint, the bike is getting on for 10 years old and is very tatty with paint bubbling around the bottle cage holes and various knocks etc . The frame has a rar brake cable that routes through the top tube but the fe...
by CyberKnight
14 May 2020, 8:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage look saddle with modern shape
Replies: 7
Views: 448

Re: Vintage look saddle with modern shape

igauk wrote:Something from Fabric might work as well.

great saddles , i have just moved to them and like them , also consider something like a charge spoon ? a bit more vintage looking perhaps then the rubber like look of the fabrics?
by CyberKnight
14 May 2020, 8:27am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Fabric scoop shallow SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 422

Fabric scoop shallow SOLD

Bought by mistake , i need a radius .
Great saddle but to flat for me these days i just couldn't get comfy on it.
£28 posted
by CyberKnight
3 May 2020, 9:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?
Replies: 258
Views: 11825

Re: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?

Three more unnecessary close passes today, one by a van on the bypass road which is pretty much 6 metres wide, another large van of a plumber and the other an Arriva bus 300yards from home as I'm just about to pass a parked car :twisted: Hertfordshire constabulary won't do anything and reporting wi...
by CyberKnight
27 Apr 2020, 4:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Coronavirus cafes
Replies: 97
Views: 4927

Re: Coronavirus cafes

My cafe stops consist of planning a route to a known cake stop and basically eating a flapjack or similar standing outside the gates. Yesterday rode to cannock and you could get into the grounds through a pedestrian walkway so here i stood with my bar supping my water bottle before riding home. I am...
by CyberKnight
21 Apr 2020, 8:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pedals & shoes for a Triban 500 ( road )
Replies: 6
Views: 480

Re: Pedals & shoes for a Triban 500 ( road )

I agree I have both types I only wear my race shoes when I'm doing a non stop ride. If I'm doing a ride where I might stop for lunch or a bit of sightseeing I will chose my touring shoes. Walking through town like a penguin isn't my cup of tea!!! Cheers James I use single sided a 600 pedals for clu...
by CyberKnight
21 Apr 2020, 8:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Quieter roads - what animals have you seen?
Replies: 85
Views: 2873

Re: Quieter roads - what animals have you seen?

Badgers
Owls
Sheep
Hawks
Rats
by CyberKnight
12 Apr 2020, 10:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Make 9 x 3 last FOREVER?
Replies: 104
Views: 3361

Re: Make 9 x 3 last FOREVER?

Still running 8 speed for commuting and there are plenty of new bikes still being sold with ti so i think 9 speed is ok for a while :)
by CyberKnight
12 Apr 2020, 10:25am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?
Replies: 258
Views: 11825

Re: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?

Traffic round here (South Derbyshire) has been increasing since last thursday and is not not far off normal level. I think irs down to bank holiday weekend, more people about to get things done , went to morrisons to do weekly shop in swad and the queue was too the roundabout . On a general note i ...