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by Valbrona
23 Jan 2021, 5:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguard screws sheared off and embedded in frame
Replies: 34
Views: 944

Re: Mudguard screws sheared off and embedded in frame

probably a lost cause.

Don't jigger your frame up - work with extreme caution.

Clip on mudguards are an option.
by Valbrona
23 Jan 2021, 4:29am
Forum: On the road
Topic: bike mirrors?
Replies: 86
Views: 16995

Re: Rear View Mirror

KTHSullivan wrote:
Cyckelgalen wrote:The Selle Italia eyelink is the best mirror for drop bars. A bit pricey though.


Cheers, that was just the type of thing I have been looking for.


Careful … might not be a veersion for for UK/left side driving.
by Valbrona
22 Jan 2021, 9:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: bike mirrors?
Replies: 86
Views: 16995

Rear View Mirror

I like the idea of them, but do they work?

I most like the idea of a helmet-mounted RVM.

Anyone successfully using one?

Thanks folks.
by Valbrona
22 Jan 2021, 2:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Inns and outs of skewers - what are the important parameters?
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: Inns and outs of skewers - what are the important parameters?

Various ways to help reduce chance of getting wheels nicked … One is to put your main lock through both frame and rear wheel, but them to run an ancillary wire loop off the main lock and through the front wheel. Or just remove your front wheel every time you lock your bike and run your main lock thr...
by Valbrona
15 Jan 2021, 9:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ergotec Futura seatpost. Missed opportunities.
Replies: 30
Views: 860

Re: Ergotec Futura seatpost. Missed opportunities.

Design aside, I am failing to see the logic of such a part.

You get saddle setback from a combination of the seatpost and the saddle rails. If from those two things you can't get enough, well then the frame is probably way too small. No?
by Valbrona
14 Jan 2021, 9:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: shabby cranks: painted vs anodised vs polished
Replies: 47
Views: 1571

Re: shabby cranks: painted vs anodised vs polished

A lot of rubbing and then you have to do something about it in terms of re-positioning the foot.

But, and as we all known, you get rubbing with even the most well set-up arrangement, especially in the case of heel-in cyclists like myself.
by Valbrona
10 Jan 2021, 3:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddle choice/strange numbness
Replies: 15
Views: 740

Re: Saddle choice/strange numbness

Start a new thread by posting a side-on picture of you on your bike, with hands on hoods, and we will comment on your fit ... but it might make uncomfortable reading.
by Valbrona
10 Jan 2021, 9:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddle choice/strange numbness
Replies: 15
Views: 740

Re: Saddle choice/strange numbness

Devz wrote:So a common symptom I seem to get when riding my bikes, most often on my XL frame bike,


I think you've answered the question yourself ...

Problems like this are usually attributable to poor bike fit rather than a 'bad' saddle. The bike is possibly too big for you.
by Valbrona
9 Jan 2021, 4:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Reynolds decal
Replies: 11
Views: 558

Re: Reynolds decal

Spoken to Spa, turns out you apply the whole sticker then leave for twenty minutes. When you peel off, the decal remained. Worked pretty well, just needed to give a further press down. In some ways, I think it would have been better applied before the final lacquer at the paintshop. Reynolds decals...
by Valbrona
7 Jan 2021, 10:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New steel Fork ,wheel sits off center ,what tolerance acceptable?
Replies: 61
Views: 2047

Re: New steel Fork ,wheel sits off center ,what tolerance acceptable?

Thanks for the posts, popped off an email to the supplier to see what they think and said they would look into it but it sounds within tolerance. I can realign it by moving axle down a bit in open non threaded dropout and will look into building up the dropout with some jbweld maybe. This is litera...
by Valbrona
6 Jan 2021, 12:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cable head jammed inside Shimano shifter
Replies: 16
Views: 592

Re: Cable head jammed inside Shimano shifter

I thought I had one jammed once until I realized that the cable end cap on the end of the cable was preventing pull through.
by Valbrona
5 Jan 2021, 3:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Adjusting fork rake
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: Adjusting fork rake

Some framebuilders bend fork legs themselves, but only as a tube/unbuilt.

Not sure a built pair of forks could be bent without removing dropouts. |Crown may even foul the process.
by Valbrona
5 Jan 2021, 10:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New steel Fork ,wheel sits off center ,what tolerance acceptable?
Replies: 61
Views: 2047

Re: New steel Fork ,wheel sits off center ,what tolerance acceptable?

There must be a way of realigning TA dropouts because how did the fork get built in the first place?
by Valbrona
5 Jan 2021, 5:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New steel Fork ,wheel sits off center ,what tolerance acceptable?
Replies: 61
Views: 2047

Re: New steel Fork ,wheel sits off center ,what tolerance acceptable?

Just a reminder,we are discussing a sub 2mm out of track fork that is the sort of size of error that needs correction, and that good framebuilders don't let out of their workshop. Dropout alignment gauges can be used to align regular/QR dropouts, but they must also have a way of aligning TA fork/fr...