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by Valbrona
18 Mar 2019, 9:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is it possible to fit mudguards on 2.35 Big Apples?
Replies: 5
Views: 703

Re: Is it possible to fit mudguards on 2.35 Big Apples?

Probably. I run two inch Big Apples with the widest available 26" SKS mudguards - still some room.

But also dependent on just how much clearance there is to fit the mudguards in the first place, especially under fork crown.

Ain't gonna find out until you try.
by Valbrona
24 Feb 2019, 6:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Returned to my Garmin Edge 820
Replies: 4
Views: 1094

Re: Returned to my Garmin Edge 820

I must confess to feeling sorry for any unfortunate soul who agonizes over how far they might or might not have travelled, as I also feel sorry for anyone who downloads after rides or who updates to a new version of whatever software they are using on whatever goddamn fangled device they might have ...
by Valbrona
18 Feb 2019, 4:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brightest Rear Light for Daytime Use
Replies: 22
Views: 1804

Re: Brightest Rear Light for Daytime Use

I was also going to mention Bontrager Flare.
by Valbrona
15 Feb 2019, 2:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Identify this frame - next Resto
Replies: 9
Views: 1016

Re: Identify this frame - next Resto

What point restoring it when it is hopelessly too big for 99% of the population?
by Valbrona
12 Feb 2019, 4:09am
Forum: On the road
Topic: London cycle parking security
Replies: 15
Views: 3983

Re: London cycle parking security

Incidentally, although there must be CCTV coverage of the area, the police will not look at it due, they say, to not having sufficient officers to look through 2 hours footage, and when I said I would be happy to spend 2 hours doing this for them, they won't allow that. So no chance of finding whoe...
by Valbrona
6 Feb 2019, 11:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM new 'AXS' for MTB/road
Replies: 80
Views: 6293

Re: SRAM new 'AXS' for MTB/road

even more hilariously, SRAM's solution for power metering (you wouldn't really buy such gubbins without a power meter, let's be honest) is to incorporate the power meter into the chain ring. So when you wear out one chain ring you not only replace your unworn chain ring but also your power meter Th...
by Valbrona
29 Jan 2019, 4:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BB30 bottom bracket observations
Replies: 5
Views: 850

Re: BB30 bottom bracket observations

Manufacturing costs are, I would think, considerably higher for BB30 than traditional threaded bottom brackets. Hence the move to PF30. BB30 is the lightest of any system out there. That is the point of them. Not durability. New BB30 bearings are only cheap. And more durable ceramic ones not too cos...
by Valbrona
26 Jan 2019, 4:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom Bracket woes
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: Bottom Bracket woes

In the case of some square taper bottom brackets the LH isn't meant to screw all the way in and correct fitting leaves threads on the cup exposed. Read instructions.
by Valbrona
25 Jan 2019, 12:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Decathlon Chainstay/Seatstay Pressing?
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: Decathlon Chainstay/Seatstay Pressing?

Just a design feature I would think. Maybe with the idea of allowing a little clearance reducing the possibility of the chain rubbing any part of the frame. Also helps reduce the possibility of user scratching paint off the inside of the chainstay everytime wheel is removed. Both chainstays and seat...
by Valbrona
22 Jan 2019, 8:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pressure guage
Replies: 24
Views: 1376

Re: Pressure guage

Schwalbe one doesn't seem to have a bleed button. No point for it existing.
by Valbrona
13 Jan 2019, 4:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cyclus head tube reaming and facing tool
Replies: 16
Views: 600

Re: Cyclus head tube reaming and facing tool

Check out page 18 of the 2019 Cyclus catalogue, available in PDF. The 'regualr' Cyclus headtube reamer/facer is exactly that - all the cutters for it are combined reamer/facer units that cannot be separated. Buy the Snap-in version is different - takes separate facer and reamers. But not sure if the...
by Valbrona
11 Jan 2019, 12:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Reflector light
Replies: 8
Views: 501

Re: Reflector light

Why on earth bother clipping on and off for charging? These type of lights typically take 2 x AA batteries and last for several years with regular use. There are an awful lot of people riding round with AA-powered rear lights with several years old batteries that are very dim indeed. They turn them...
by Valbrona
10 Jan 2019, 5:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Reflector light
Replies: 8
Views: 501

Re: Reflector light

Why on earth bother clipping on and off for charging? These type of lights typically take 2 x AA batteries and last for several years with regular use.

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/lighting/bu ... o-fitting/
by Valbrona
7 Jan 2019, 4:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Joystick Bicycle: evolution or bust?
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: Joystick Bicycle: evolution or bust?

Bicycles are supposed to be easy to ride. The term 'fatal flaw' springs to mind.
by Valbrona
30 Dec 2018, 10:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon damage
Replies: 36
Views: 1733

Re: Carbon damage

Looks like the paint has chipped off. There will be a few who will say they can repair that for you. Get on with riding it. Not as if it is the fork What the hula-hula have you stripped it down for?