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by robgul
5 Dec 2019, 5:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Are Campag (inner) Cables compatible with Shimano shifters
Replies: 18
Views: 3178

Re: Are Campag (inner) Cables compatible with Shimano shifters

Long shot that has worked once or twice for me (this assumes you have some cable coming from the lever and it's not broken or frayed at the nipple). . . . remove lever, making sure it's in the default position for cable fitting) and cut the cable about 1" from the outlet - i.e. have about an in...
by robgul
3 Dec 2019, 10:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cutting New Fork Steerer - what exactly gets included in the measurement?
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: Cutting New Fork Steerer - what exactly gets included in the measurement?

My 2p would be for assembly with a spacer(s) above the stem to start with to make sure you're happy with the bar height - then mark and cut. AND a very strong recommendation to use a cutting guide clamp (your LBS will have one and do the job for a small cost) to make sure the cut is square .... and ...
by robgul
28 Nov 2019, 8:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Repairing inner tube punctures
Replies: 57
Views: 2160

Re: Repairing inner tube punctures

. . . . and when repairing a tube at home - if you have a bench vice - clamp the patch between two pieces of wood (MDF is excellent, although perhaps not really wood!) in the vice to really press the patch to the tube. Leave for about 30 minutes.

Rob
by robgul
28 Nov 2019, 8:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 8 speed chainset with 9 speed everything else?
Replies: 40
Views: 1132

Re: 8 speed chainset with 9 speed everything else?

Agreed - it will work - the option is whether you stop the mech at the low or high end of the cassette. If at the low gear (i.e. largest sprocket not used) end you'll very probably need to adjust the B-screw for clearance under the largest used sprocket Rob EDIT : Ignore all that, I read the questio...
by robgul
17 Nov 2019, 5:28pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: SOLD : Schwalbe Pro One Evo MicroSkin TL-Easy Folding Road Tyre
Replies: 5
Views: 338

SOLD : Schwalbe Pro One Evo MicroSkin TL-Easy Folding Road Tyre

A pair of 700 x 28 tyres Schwalbe Pro One Evo MicroSkin TL-Easy Folding Road Tyre - tubeless. NEW - fitted and ridden for about 50 yards before I realised that there was no clearance on my new PlanetX machine The usual suspects have the 700 x 28 @ £31.99 (against SRP of about £65) - I'd like £22 eac...
by robgul
16 Nov 2019, 6:44am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Part of Next Year's Tour??
Replies: 1
Views: 269

Re: Part of Next Year's Tour??

I rode the section you mention as part of a coast-hugging ride from Exeter, via the Isle of Wight, all the way to Whitstable. Quite a lot of interesting sights along the way - some are classic Brit scenery (Beachy Head, Brighton, Dungeness) and some interesting wartime stuff (the "listening ear...
by robgul
15 Nov 2019, 7:23am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Bickerton Now with photos
Replies: 8
Views: 1137

Re: Bickerton Now with photos

Would this suit a 6 footer? Weight? yes it'll fit (IIRC the reach is more adjustable than in many other folding bikes) and at 6' you will be able to ride it, but it is quite flexy (regardless of rider height) if you push very hard on the pedals and/or wrestle with the handlebars. I don't know what ...
by robgul
15 Nov 2019, 7:20am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Orbea Gain tyre problem
Replies: 27
Views: 795

Re: Orbea Gain tyre problem

'Break the bead', do you mean damaging it? NO! - I mean "break the seal between the bead of the tyre and the rim" - the bead of the tyre (which will be steel wires for a rigid tyre or a Kevlar "string" for a folding) sits in the edge of the wheel rim pretty firmly when inflated ...
by robgul
14 Nov 2019, 9:12pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Bickerton Now with photos
Replies: 8
Views: 1137

Re: Bickerton Now with photos

Tickling wrote:Would this suit a 6 footer? Weight?


I don't want to jeopardise the OP's sale but I had one of these machines about 8 or 9 years ago and at 6'4" or so and about 15stone it wasn't happy with me riding it - lots of flex. I sold it on to a collector.

Rob
by robgul
14 Nov 2019, 9:08pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Orbea Gain tyre problem
Replies: 27
Views: 795

Re: Orbea Gain tyre problem

I've had the odd tyre at the shop that wouldn't leave the bead - try using a thin, rigid bit of plastic as a sort of "thin tyre lever" to slide in and just break the bead . . . something akin to a crdit card - just try and break the bead to start with, not get the tyre off. Once it starts ...
by robgul
14 Nov 2019, 7:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Only 5Nm on a stem/handlebar clamp?
Replies: 57
Views: 1336

Re: Only 5Nm on a stem/handlebar clamp?

Not sure how you get to think the torque is divided by the number of bolts (a crankset would then be 6-7nm per bolt rather than 12-14nm!) It's per bolt .... 1.25nm is not a lot more than finger tight. IIRC the nm for a crank set plug is about 0.7nm which finger tight. Doubtless someone will be along...
by robgul
8 Nov 2019, 8:46pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE first timer
Replies: 4
Views: 618

Re: JOGLE first timer

Take a look at www.cycle-endtoend.org.uk for loads of info ,..... and you can list your ride on the calendar

Rob
by robgul
21 Oct 2019, 10:04am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: cycle-endtoend.org.uk - WEBSITE ** NOT ** CLOSING
Replies: 12
Views: 1317

Re: cycle-endtoend.org.uk - WEBSITE ** NOT ** CLOSING

Site is down for a short while (showing an ISP default page) while the domain registration is being moved.

Rob
by robgul
19 Oct 2019, 9:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike Express??
Replies: 15
Views: 1564

Re: Bike Express??

We used it several years ago for a very long return trip to Provence and my bum still remembers the seating. Hour after hour of discomfort. The bus itself was a tired old thing, not the "luxury" experience promised. The "catering" consisted of a bloke serving up microwave "...