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by Valbrona
19 Oct 2019, 7:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cannondale Headset Expander Plug
Replies: 14
Views: 415

Re: Cannondale Headset Expander Plug

chappy44 wrote:Cheers for the replies,

Going to get myself an extra spacer. Stem bolts were loose and does feel as though it could be bottoming out on the steerer.


Yeah. Would be a lot of faff to cut a little off the steerer.
by Valbrona
18 Oct 2019, 10:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cannondale Headset Expander Plug
Replies: 14
Views: 415

Re: Cannondale Headset Expander Plug

Just to echo what others have said, as you the tighten the top cap it should compress the steering assembly in a downward fashion. The plug sits in the steerer tube maybe only 10-15mm deep. You can have the top cap resting on either a spacer above the stem or the stem itself. And as you tighten the ...
by Valbrona
15 Oct 2019, 5:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame "prepping" - maybe daft question
Replies: 36
Views: 1147

Re: Frame "prepping" - maybe daft question

You needn't have worried about that last bit, and maybe needn't have taken so much material off. Not that many UK framebuilders have ever built with titanium, if any at all. I mean in a TIG welding kind of way. One guy who used to TIG weld steel also pretended to weld titanium, but he was in fact ju...
by Valbrona
14 Oct 2019, 4:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Amusing video about Cervelo being shoddy
Replies: 19
Views: 926

Re: Amusing video about Cervelo being shoddy

This is the guy who machines perfectly round press-fit aluminium BB cups in his shed and then makes infantile Internet videos about them not fitting properly in imperfectly round BB shells, some of them part of expensive bike frames. Nothing burger, as they say. Everyone else is clever enough to use...
by Valbrona
14 Oct 2019, 3:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10s chain cleaning - once more around the buoy
Replies: 10
Views: 485

Re: 10s chain cleaning - once more around the buoy

Eyebrox wrote:I remove the chain and place it in a round Tupperware container, ....


Those quick links have a limit to the number of times they can be split and re-joined, so I do my cleaning with the chain on the bike.
by Valbrona
13 Oct 2019, 2:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainring compatibility
Replies: 15
Views: 446

Re: Chainring compatibility

I'm guessing they're FSA Pro chainrings - widely available, decent price. Just as well to stick with the same. Or maybe FSA Super? Where it says on your chainring 'N10' or 'N11' or whatever, the 'N' denotes Shimano and the number the speed. It might in fact say 'N10/11', meaning the chainting is sui...
by Valbrona
10 Oct 2019, 5:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur capabilities - source?
Replies: 17
Views: 542

Re: Front derailleur capabilities - source?

1/ I've tried a 24t on various ROAD triples and the results have been poor. My general rule is to stick with a smallest chainring of 26. 2/ The typically lower-end front derailleurs, eg. Sora, Tiagra, 105, with greater curvature can do a smaller jump between middle and outer chainring than the typic...
by Valbrona
8 Oct 2019, 8:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cassette question
Replies: 28
Views: 1098

Re: Cassette question

Never trust a chain wear checker. Flawed thinking.
by Valbrona
8 Oct 2019, 8:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: set back seat post ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1033

Re: set back seat post ?

Torso length does not determine saddle setback, in case it hasn't been stated already.
by Valbrona
6 Oct 2019, 9:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10 speed cranks on 9 speed setup
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: 10 speed cranks on 9 speed setup

Stronglight or TA might do these chainrings.
by Valbrona
6 Oct 2019, 8:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ribble R872 disK spider issues
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: Ribble R872 disK spider issues

Poor Ribble build. This error should be on every new build checklist. Essentially it is a regular crankset fitted to a bike with disk brake chainline. Some cranks allow the fitting of spacers on the drive side to move the crankset out a little. But just so much easier to build it with a disc brake s...
by Valbrona
5 Oct 2019, 5:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Plastic Rim Tape
Replies: 12
Views: 482

Shimano Plastic Rim Tape

Sure someone has mentioned this before, but I am not one for using the search function or for getting up early at the weekend.

Well, the valve hole in this stuff is rather large. So large that I am expecting my tubes to puncture around the valves.

Thanks for any comments.
by Valbrona
5 Oct 2019, 5:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 1-1/8" headsets with split crown race?
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: 1-1/8" headsets with split crown race?

We don't know what you mean. It is only integrated headset that use split crown races. And crown races they are not - they are just collets. Most integrated headsets nowadays come with split collets, so you would be unlucky to get one that doesn't. Or by the term 'external cups' do you mean headsets...