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by Valbrona
29 May 2019, 1:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gouge in 631 steel frame
Replies: 29
Views: 1101

Re: Gouge in 631 steel frame

Jesus Christ, a lot of frames break at exactly that point. So, are you sure it is a gouge? meaning, do you know how it got there? That's a bit dramatic, isn't it? It is a fairly highly loaded area of the frame, but the breakages I've seen have mostly started at the shifter bosses or the lug. If wor...
by Valbrona
29 May 2019, 1:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gouge in 631 steel frame
Replies: 29
Views: 1101

Re: Gouge in 631 steel frame

Jesus Christ, a lot of frames break at exactly that point. So, are you sure it is a gouge? meaning, do you know how it got there?
by Valbrona
27 May 2019, 1:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Correct chainring bolts?
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Correct chainring bolts?

It is usually not until you have bought three or four sets of fixings that you find the right ones.
by Valbrona
21 May 2019, 4:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Deep Rim/Short Spokes vs. Shallow Rim/Long Spokes
Replies: 17
Views: 651

Deep Rim/Short Spokes vs. Shallow Rim/Long Spokes

I want new wheels. I don't want any spoke breakages during long, unladen rides in the high Alps on a lightweight road bike. A wheel with 32mm deep rims would have shorter spokes than one with 23mm deep rims, obviously. Hubs/spokes/spoke counts are the same. But do shorter spokes mean less chance of ...
by Valbrona
14 May 2019, 11:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting a 30mm crank to shimano hollowtech
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: Fitting a 30mm crank to shimano hollowtech

If your crank is a 'proper' BB30 crankset it will not work in your frame because the axle is too short. 'Proper' BB30 cranksets mostly always have the 'BB30' logo on them. The only cranksets with a 30mm dia axle that will work with your frame are the types with extra-long 30mm dia axles, like FSA BB...
by Valbrona
10 May 2019, 1:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tiagra 9 speed triple front derailleur smallest chainrings?
Replies: 10
Views: 352

Re: Tiagra 9 speed triple front derailleur smallest chainrings?

From limited experience, 26 is fine, but anything smaller and chance of problems.
by Valbrona
4 May 2019, 5:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre clearance
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Tyre clearance

If you run over a squirrel with just your back wheel it will bring you to a nice gentle stop as it gets jammed. But try not to get one stuck onto your front wheel, that be dangerous.
by Valbrona
2 May 2019, 3:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BB/crank standards
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: BB/crank standards

Of course. FSA's BB386 is pretty universal fitting most BB shells. You need to buy the right bottom bracket to allow it to work in a 68mm BSA threaded bottom bracket shell. And I THINK you might need a pair of adapters. Brucey - with the correct BB it works in the fashion of an external bottom brack...
by Valbrona
1 May 2019, 9:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: different types of threadlock
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: different types of threadlock

Loctite 243 (blue). Or bit of Blu-tack.
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: 722

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: 1131

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: 1837

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: 1033

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: 4041

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...