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by Valbrona
20 Jan 2020, 6:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: headset reinstallation
Replies: 9
Views: 394

Re: headset reinstallation

also perhaps the head tube needs to be pushed down a bit more as there is a tiny bit of daylight there [img]IMG_20200120_132101.jpg[/img] Two things influence the size of the gap you see:- - the stack height of the bearing. Sometimes you can get the 'same' bearing in different stack heights. - the ...
by Valbrona
8 Jan 2020, 9:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Corrosion to BB on 2011 carbon Supersix
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Corrosion to BB on 2011 carbon Supersix

No problem if you plan to run a regular 24mm crank as you can fit one of these:-

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by Valbrona
6 Jan 2020, 4:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fork crown race fitting
Replies: 22
Views: 656

Re: Fork crown race fitting

The problem with an exercise like this is that the diameter of the fork crown will likely not match the outer diameter of the head tube at the bottom ... and it will look pants.
by Valbrona
30 Dec 2019, 9:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Super compact road double, how low can you go?
Replies: 26
Views: 1137

Re: Super compact road double, how low can you go?

You deserve all the faff that this project is likely to give you … and at the end of it be hankering for a triple.
by Valbrona
21 Dec 2019, 7:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Remove forks for air travel?
Replies: 9
Views: 555

Re: Remove forks for air travel?

There's one golden rule for taking your bike on a plane … never, ever use a soft bag.
by Valbrona
17 Dec 2019, 10:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'lip-free' blind bearing puller + Hunt wheels freehub lubrication
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: 'lip-free' blind bearing puller + Hunt wheels freehub lubrication

1/ Bearing pullers of this pattern would work: https://wheelsmfg.com/presses-tools/bearing-extractors/609-9mm-sealed-bearing-extractor.html https://wheelsmfg.com/pub/media/catalog/product/cache/1e85cabfbf03a43b84ee59a0bbfef50d/6/0/609-ext_1.jpg 2/ Good quality cycle-specific grease for the freehub b...
by Valbrona
17 Dec 2019, 12:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Switching handlebars: Solutions for quick cable interchange
Replies: 33
Views: 1053

Re: Switching handlebars: Solutions for quick cable interchange

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by Valbrona
14 Dec 2019, 7:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: wiring to rear lamp
Replies: 27
Views: 689

Re: wiring to rear lamp

Putting wiring to a rear light is stupid when there are top quality LED rear lights like this that run forever (almost) on regular batteries ... [img]https://images.internetstores.de/products/4994/02/f07025/4D-Toplight_permanent[570x304].jpg?forceSize=true&forceAspectRatio=[570x304]true?forceSiz...
by Valbrona
6 Dec 2019, 10:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do any rear lights exist that mount to saddle rails and take AA/AAA batteries?
Replies: 14
Views: 653

Re: Do any rear lights exist that mount to saddle rails and take AA/AAA batteries?

As per above, Cateye.

Not all models are compatible with their saddle rail mount.

I use Cateye Rapid 5 with RM-1 saddle rail mount, but there are maybe updated versions.
by Valbrona
28 Nov 2019, 12:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Uk custom framebuilder thinking out of the box
Replies: 13
Views: 909

Re: Uk custom framebuilder thinking out of the box

I remember George Longstaff making a number of bikes for disabled riders in the style of a modern cargo bike, but they're not going now. Not sure if there is any builder heavily into this style of bike, but I've seen a few hub-geared, commuter bikes from Mercian.
by Valbrona
22 Nov 2019, 4:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Making a bike frame! need answers!
Replies: 9
Views: 495

Re: Making a bike frame! need answers!

Search: Shimano gearbox patent.
by Valbrona
14 Nov 2019, 8:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bb30 to gxp threaded bb
Replies: 12
Views: 443

Re: Bb30 to gxp threaded bb

Edit … crank arms come in different lengths!

Check your existing crankset. Should say the length on the inside of each arm.

175mm = tall riders, like 6 ft.

But I guess you know this.
by Valbrona
14 Nov 2019, 7:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bb30 to gxp threaded bb
Replies: 12
Views: 443

Re: Bb30 to gxp threaded bb

That Praxis BB is just the same as the Wheels Mfg ones … there are others as well. Don't know of any kind of lip in a BB30 BB shell that would stop you from fitting one. The only thing that would stop you fitting one is maybe some kind of plastic routing device for the gear cables or rear brake. Lot...