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by Trigger
16 Jul 2020, 6:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: pumps, a list of the good uns based on your findings.
Replies: 94
Views: 2363

Re: pumps, a list of the good uns based on your findings.

I have an HPX on the plodding bike and a Lezyne tiny pocket thingy for the faster bikes, I don't know how good either is though as I've never had to use them!! The only pumping I do is with a Bontrager branded track pump at home before a ride - link below https://www.evanscycles.com/bontrager-rechar...
by Trigger
13 Jul 2020, 4:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is my expensive White Industries crank toast?
Replies: 25
Views: 840

Re: Is my expensive White Industries crank toast?

I'd just buy a cheap black 170mm left crank and match it as best I could. Better than forking out for both. Edit: Plenty to choose from https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l1313.TR2.TRC1.A0.H0.X170mm+left+crank+black.TRS0&_nkw=170mm+left+crank+black&_sacat=0...
by Trigger
12 Jul 2020, 4:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BB lock rings
Replies: 29
Views: 757

Re: BB lock rings

Cheaper to replace it than buy another chainset which I already had. I'm not buying a set of BB tools for one time use for something that is coming out and going in the bin, or in this case scrap anyway as it was corroded into the frame so there was no point being limp wristed with it, as it turns o...
by Trigger
12 Jul 2020, 9:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BB lock rings
Replies: 29
Views: 757

Re: BB lock rings

A high quality unit that was stuck, had the wrong taper, needed removing to service and required a specific tool. It didn't have much going for it :lol:
by Trigger
11 Jul 2020, 5:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BB lock rings
Replies: 29
Views: 757

Re: BB lock rings

Well something happens at the half way point that skews it off, In my experience if something is crossthreaded then it is so from the beginning and it never starts correctly. Moot point now anyway as the new BB was delivered this morning and works a treat, almost rebuilt it into something resembling...
by Trigger
11 Jul 2020, 9:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Another new bike thread
Replies: 12
Views: 469

Re: Another new bike thread

- She's about 5'10", so I'm guesssing about 21" in old money. I'm no expert, but I am lead to believe that a 5'10" female is not similarly proportioned to a 5'10" male, so pay careful attention to sizing. I think women around that height may be much longer in the leg than a man ...
by Trigger
11 Jul 2020, 9:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BB lock rings
Replies: 29
Views: 757

Re: BB lock rings

The thread is far from knackered, the problem is on the drive side and not immediately obvious as a new BB screws in fine until it doesn't, then it suddenly jumps to going in off square. Sounds like it is Cream- Crackered for your description above. Given the first half of the thread is fine I'd as...
by Trigger
11 Jul 2020, 9:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BB lock rings
Replies: 29
Views: 757

Re: BB lock rings

I expect heat and a big hammer to be involved. Then you will need to repair the frame, probably. Neither of those were required, the caustic soda got rid of it in an afternoon. The thread is far from knackered, the problem is on the drive side and not immediately obvious as a new BB screws in fine ...
by Trigger
8 Jul 2020, 2:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wrecking my shorts - but position otherwise ok?
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: Wrecking my shorts - but position otherwise ok?

No mention of saddles, are they the same/similar/totally different?
by Trigger
7 Jul 2020, 12:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advise on Garmin or similar
Replies: 18
Views: 615

Re: Advise on Garmin or similar

For all my pre-planned routes I do my plotting on the PC. It's quite difficult to do that directly on my Garmin. If that is a consideration then the unit needs to be able to connect in some way to the PC/Laptop. Most of them do it via bluetooth or wifi, either from your phone or other device runnin...
by Trigger
7 Jul 2020, 12:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting suspension forks to a Specialized Sirrus Sports ?
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Fitting suspension forks to a Specialized Sirrus Sports ?

Way less hassle to just sell it and buy a bike with suspension if that is what you want. Another case of bought the wrong bike?
by Trigger
6 Jul 2020, 11:38pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Is doing JOGLE solo lonely?
Replies: 37
Views: 1418

Re: Is doing JOGLE solo lonely?

Or just another one post wonder.
by Trigger
6 Jul 2020, 11:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Google planning to buy Fitbit, petition against to protect privacy
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Google planning to buy Fitbit, petition against to protect privacy

Pretty much a given I thought, that once you're into the realm of fitness trackers and their multiple apps that your data privacy isn't an issue. Even if Fitbit doesn't share it directly I'm sure there are multiple apps it pairs with and shares either second or third hand. Quite a lot of people use ...
by Trigger
6 Jul 2020, 10:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 47c vs 35c tyres - differences in speed?
Replies: 27
Views: 896

Re: 47c vs 35c tyres - differences in speed?

My 32c (actually measure 30mm) Gravelkings are not only far more comfortable than my previous 28c GP5000s but faster as well, I put it down to the lower pressure allowing more glide over rough surfaces than the constant energy sapping bouncing around on the 28s with more air in them. How did you me...
by Trigger
5 Jul 2020, 10:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Torque wrench 6-30nm
Replies: 68
Views: 1519

Re: Torque wrench 6-30nm

I notice deflecting beam type torque wrenches aren't very common here, they seem very much an American thing. Strange as they seem a decent option.