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by Valbrona
7 Aug 2020, 12:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dent in carbon caused by front mech clamp, is it damaged?
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Dent in UD carbon caused by front mech clamp, is it damaged?

The 'UD coating' you speak of … you mean paint?

Well it's just probably the paintwork that is marked, like you get with the fitting of lots of FD clamps.
by Valbrona
5 Aug 2020, 10:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Crank lengths !
Replies: 15
Views: 475

Re: Crank lengths !

The 'trend' is towards shorter crank lengh in order to open the hip angle a little.

But the best way is trial and eror and see which you prefer.
by Valbrona
3 Aug 2020, 12:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Renovation and thanks
Replies: 15
Views: 512

Re: Renovation and thanks

It is far too large for you.

I would be far too kind to sell anyone a bike that is too big for them.

Hearing the truth is sometimes not very nice.
by Valbrona
3 Aug 2020, 12:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear Derailleur B Screw Too Short?
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: Rear Derailleur B Screw Too Short?

One would think an Alivio RD could easily cope with a max 32, so maybe the adjustment is out a little.
by Valbrona
2 Aug 2020, 1:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: tubes for 23mm and 25mm tyres
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: tubes for 23mm and 25mm tyres

Beware puncturing your fancy latex inner tubes if the fit of your new tyres is really tight. For this reason I stick to quick thick conventional inner tubes.
by Valbrona
2 Aug 2020, 1:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 105 triple to double - chainline advice
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: 105 triple to double - chainline advice

Using spacers to widen the gap between the two chainrings is not the way to sort this. That be a botch. Forget calculations and measurements. If you are getting the chainrub as you explain, your bike is telling you to increase chainline a little. One or two mm should do it - work on the basis of tri...
by Valbrona
29 Jul 2020, 9:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replace bottom bracket on O’Brien -Sapphire
Replies: 14
Views: 408

Re: Replace bottom bracket on O’Brien -Sapphire

Now you know why it ended up in the skip.
by Valbrona
27 Jul 2020, 6:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: looking for UK cycle saddle refurbisher ?
Replies: 16
Views: 564

Re: looking for UK cycle saddle refurbisher ?

Next up .. How to Fix a Beta Max Video Player.

Just because someone has the know-how to refurbish a saddle, doesn't mean that there is any logic to doing it. And there's the cost.
by Valbrona
27 Jul 2020, 1:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: looking for UK cycle saddle refurbisher ?
Replies: 16
Views: 564

Re: looking for UK cycle saddle refurbisher ?

Jesus … this post is so CTC.

There's plenty of these saddles on eBay.
by Valbrona
26 Jul 2020, 5:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Boardman Elite 5 SLR thru-axle wheel endcaps - replacements
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: Boardman Elite 5 SLR thru-axle wheel endcaps - replacements

Can you pull out the 15mm ends? Is so, others will fit in their place allowing use of a QR skewer. eg: https://www.bike24.com/p2201497.html?q=dt fw thru-axle If it is an unbranded Novatec hub search for 'Dt hub adapters', because DT hubs are in fact Novatec hubs. If the 15mm ends do not pull out, an...
by Valbrona
26 Jul 2020, 4:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: looking for UK cycle saddle refurbisher ?
Replies: 16
Views: 564

Re: looking for UK cycle saddle refurbisher ?

Had you have bought a Selle Italia Flite 'Full Kevlar Seat' (FKS) ... it would never have worn out. My point being ... you maybe easily get one off eBay. the Kevlar covered ones last almost indefinitely. But really, refurbishing an old Flite is not very clever. Do your homework and move on to someth...
by Valbrona
23 Jul 2020, 12:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cross Chaining - good or bad.
Replies: 26
Views: 958

Re: Cross Chaining - good or bad.

pete75 wrote:Campag and Shimano say it's bad but Sram say nothing wrong with it.


The be because SRAM do not make triples, either for road or MTB.
by Valbrona
19 Jul 2020, 4:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo allan keys?
Replies: 24
Views: 739

Re: Campagnolo allan keys?

Yawn. Yawn. Yawn.

I can't believe this thread has got to 12 posts.

What kind of bike owner doesn't go out and buy a set of hex keys?
by Valbrona
19 Jul 2020, 4:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Idea for brake device
Replies: 12
Views: 528

Re: Idea for brake device

You lean your rear wheel against whaterver so your bike doesn't move. It's not rocket science ...
by Valbrona
15 Jul 2020, 12:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 650b wheels in a race frame
Replies: 15
Views: 483

Re: 650b wheels in a race frame

It is wrong to be sentimental over material things like bike frames; not saying sentimentality is behind your thinking though. Switch to your new bike and be done with it.