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by CyberKnight
28 Jun 2020, 9:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Group riding
Replies: 42
Views: 1502

Re: Group riding

I’m a member of 2 clubs. One has made a tentative, unofficial start to restarting club rides, sort of testing the water. The first one should have been yesterday but was cancelled due to the weather. I’m one of the ride captains of the other club. I’ve suggested restarting but there’s no appetite a...
by CyberKnight
28 Jun 2020, 9:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: My Rebuild
Replies: 5
Views: 612

Re: My Rebuild

That's lookingTdf winning good. :lol: Is it a carbon frame? Sign of inflation as when I was a teenager in Plymouth in the late 1960's you could get frames sprayed at your local car sprayer for 50p provided you stripped and prepped it so they only had to spray it. You could have whatever colour they...
by CyberKnight
28 Jun 2020, 7:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: HT2 chainset feels tight
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: HT2 chainset feels tight

Have you fitted the pedals yet? Typically the pedals have by far the most kinetic energy of the spinning crank components. Therefore, for a given starting speed, the cranks don’t spin nearly as long without pedals (a new build) as with pedals (after replacing the bottom bracket on a used bike). But...
by CyberKnight
28 Jun 2020, 6:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: My Rebuild
Replies: 5
Views: 612

My Rebuild

finished1.jpg Not sure its the right place but hey ho 2011 boardman road comp which was mechanically sound but the paitwork was in a shocking state after years of riding and the paint has bubbled badly around the bottle cages so i decided to home respray but i really srtuggled to get the paint off ...
by CyberKnight
28 Jun 2020, 6:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: HT2 chainset feels tight
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: HT2 chainset feels tight

HT2 BBs are not expensive and don't last forever (so you will need one sooner or later...?) so why not get a new one and try that? If that is draggy too then the most likely reason is that the frame needs facing properly. If you have good Vernier calipers to hand you can check the assembled width o...
by CyberKnight
28 Jun 2020, 6:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: HT2 chainset feels tight
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: HT2 chainset feels tight

the bike was ok afaik , it was my winter bike that was looking very tatty so i had it sprayed, thinking about it the drive side cup did seem stiffer than normal to get in which i put down to maybe some paint in the threads even though it was sealed, it is the drive side cup that had the indentation ...
by CyberKnight
28 Jun 2020, 5:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: HT2 chainset feels tight
Replies: 6
Views: 210

HT2 chainset feels tight

rebuilt my old bike after a respray and the cranks dont spin freely like my other bikes who have a powerspline bb and a pf 30 bb, i made sure the crank arms wasnt overtightend and i read that cranks dont spin freely on ht2 ? the bb is a few years old and had a dent in the plastic cup the crank arm r...
by CyberKnight
28 Jun 2020, 5:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Group riding
Replies: 42
Views: 1502

Re: Group riding

My CC committee decided not to resart club rides at present , although this may change in weeks to come dependant on how the infection rate and guidance may change . Around here its only in the last week have you been able to have a cake stop of any sort albeit takeaway and portaloo at a few locatio...
by CyberKnight
28 Jun 2020, 5:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Returning to cycling - new or used?
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: Returning to cycling - new or used?

for the sort of riding the OP has stated i would have thought that the hardtail listed would have been over kill and a non suspension hybrid or cx style bike would have been a better choice. Its very hard to get hold of any bike new or used atm , i have just got my c2w vouchers as i was going to buy...
by CyberKnight
12 Jun 2020, 2:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear-shifting and braking following a stroke
Replies: 17
Views: 850

Re: Gear-shifting and braking following a stroke

I have a carrera subway i did a drop bar conversion on using bar end shifters and tektro linear brake levers i have been considering selling as it rarely gets used but im not sure if its big enough as im only 5 foot 7 " It was promised on a facefluff group pre lockdown although i havent hard fr...
by CyberKnight
4 Jun 2020, 8:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Speed and the fear of falling off
Replies: 79
Views: 2641

Re: Speed and the fear of falling off

I ride dependant on the road conditions , how much i can see and how well i know the road .
I had a front wheel lock up at very slow speed and went over the bars needing 15 stitches to my face , its not just speed that hurts .
by CyberKnight
4 Jun 2020, 8:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bought a Raleigh for £90
Replies: 51
Views: 1264

Re: cheap budget bikes vs £500 + bikes

My £800 bike new in 2011 is still going strong, the paintwork was a bit rough so i just had the frame resprayed an an auto sprayer for £50 inluding stripping but that was vanity rather than mechanical need. I cycle all year around in the uk, it has to be icy, snowy etc for me not to ride , with the ...
by CyberKnight
24 May 2020, 1:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: ferrules welded to frame
Replies: 7
Views: 244

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: 244

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: 244

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...