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by iow
2 Jan 2021, 9:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Time to replace rim?
Replies: 42
Views: 1533

Re: Time to replace rim?

I think those rims have a wear indicator, but at 0.6mm it's probably long disappeared!
by iow
24 Nov 2020, 8:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Splitting a pail of SHC 460 PM grease
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: Splitting a pail of SHC 460 PM grease

bgnukem wrote:
Unless you are riding a road bike without mudguards in rain or standing water...

Guilty!
by iow
22 Nov 2020, 8:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Splitting a pail of SHC 460 PM grease
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: Splitting a pail of SHC 460 PM grease

alexnharvey wrote:That's disappointing, it's supposed to be highly washout resistant given its for open bearings in wet environments.


Yes! The spec' shows a score of 3 in the 'Water Washout, Loss @ 79 C, wt%, ASTM D1264' test. I've no idea how good this is or how it compares to 'lesser' greases.
by iow
22 Nov 2020, 8:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Splitting a pail of SHC 460 PM grease
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: Splitting a pail of SHC 460 PM grease

Mobilith SHC PM 460 maybe a fantastic grease, but in my experience it washes out of bearings just as quickly as a cheap all purpose lithium grease. It's fine in relatively protected applications like hubs and pedals, but is no match for BB's or lower headset races (both using 2RS cartridge bearings)...
by iow
28 Sep 2020, 9:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: GT 85 What is it good for?
Replies: 31
Views: 1079

Re: GT 85 What is it good for?

I'm surprised that WD40 is mineral oil based. I always thought that mineral oils were non-drying, but WD40 definitely sets to a solid film when it oxidises after 6 months or so.
by iow
6 Sep 2020, 5:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which work spd shoes - 3000 miles per year?
Replies: 40
Views: 1312

Re: Which work spd shoes - 3000 miles per year?

thanks iow. It feels an honour to get a reply from such a well-respected brand. As I look between the Reynolds and the Dromarti, a deciding factor has to be how easy it is to get them resoled. It looks like Reynolds can do this. Please can you advise whether your team at Dromarti will resole a shoe...
by iow
6 Sep 2020, 7:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which work spd shoes - 3000 miles per year?
Replies: 40
Views: 1312

Re: Which work spd shoes - 3000 miles per year?

Dromarti - The finest leather cycling shoes on the planet. I'm bound to say that as I own the brand, but I have a pair which have covered 25k+ miles on the bike and 100's of miles walking which still look fantastic. (Mod's please remove if this is in breach of forum rules) $matches[2] IMG_20191023_...
by iow
11 Aug 2020, 10:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hewitt Chiltern, Cheviot, et al
Replies: 59
Views: 2505

Re: Hewitt Chiltern, Cheviot, et al

I have a set of original drawings (audax) from Mike for sizes 17" 19" 21" and 23" - If you PM me your email address I can forward them to you.
by iow
25 May 2020, 9:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Crank Size Difference Help
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: Crank Size Difference Help

I did a similar thing - 177.5mm nds power meter crank on a 175 ds crank. Didn't notice any difference, but I'm not normally sensitive to small changes and I think my left leg is fractionally longer anyway. My choice was purely financial - brand new, but unpopular size stages pm for £110.00. I think ...
by iow
17 May 2020, 10:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dia-compe ENE wing shift levers
Replies: 15
Views: 618

Re: Dia-compe ENE wing shift levers

Tried the ENE DT shifters which also use the 'power ratchet' with 9 speed Shimano, but the ratchets weren't fine enough to get a reliable shift. Maybe better with fewer speeds?. If you still have the levers is it possible for you to count the clicks/measure the spool diameter/measure the cable pull...
by iow
15 May 2020, 12:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dia-compe ENE wing shift levers
Replies: 15
Views: 618

Re: Dia-compe ENE wing shift levers

Tried the ENE DT shifters which also use the 'power ratchet' with 9 speed Shimano, but the ratchets weren't fine enough to get a reliable shift. Maybe better with fewer speeds?
Now using Sunrace (edit) indexed levers which give an agriculturally positive shift.
by iow
10 Nov 2019, 8:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel building - my foray into the science and the art
Replies: 48
Views: 2012

Re: Wheel building - my foray into the science and the art

David9694 wrote:I’ve stuck with Miche RG2 hubs in my builds. I haven’t found an easy way of getting 32 and 36 holes front and back respectively in matching hubs...

The Cycle Clinic sell unmatched drillings on those hubs for a small premium.
by iow
3 Sep 2019, 3:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ergotec Customer Service
Replies: 5
Views: 578

Re: Ergotec Customer Service

Witterings wrote:
Like the pic of your Labrador ... we've looked after Canine Partners dogs at weekends for nearly 3 years, the one we were currently fostering was expelled and it became official yesterday that we'll be keeping her :D


:D :D
by iow
3 Sep 2019, 9:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ergotec Customer Service
Replies: 5
Views: 578

Re: Ergotec Customer Service

No experience, but they're probably gearing up for Eurobike at the moment.
Their contact form may be more reliable as there is little risk of your enquiry going to the spam folder.
by iow
28 Aug 2019, 8:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Strange Freehub Body
Replies: 8
Views: 573

Re: Strange Freehub Body

Seems to be a 'feature' of some Novatec hubs?!
https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=83613&hilit=novatec