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by Valbrona
12 Aug 2018, 12:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RN "If you can fix a bike..." ad.
Replies: 13
Views: 476

Re: RN "If you can fix a bike..." ad.

These are attempts of the advertisers to create viral talking points. I think if one cares to look at the whole advert in detail there will be perhaps others.
by Valbrona
11 Aug 2018, 6:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear mech hanger issues
Replies: 16
Views: 420

Re: Rear mech hanger issues

Even the most naff bike shop will have some kind of gear hanger alignment tool which can be used to straighten one of these if bent. However, it is only sensible to straighten one which is slightly bent. Straightening a badly bent one runs the risk of it breaking at some point, something which could...
by Valbrona
11 Aug 2018, 6:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: hollow tech Chainset
Replies: 7
Views: 375

Re: hollow tech Chainset

When one hears the term 'Hollowtech' they think of Hollowtech Version II and where the axle is integrated with the RH crank. These are mostly only 10/11 speed and I wouldn't suggest fitting one if all your stuff is 8 speed. If your kit is Claris then i think I am right in saying that is HT Version 1...
by Valbrona
4 Aug 2018, 11:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gearing again
Replies: 25
Views: 747

Re: Gearing again

You don't just get increased chainline with MTB triples, but also increased stance width. This can be a real bummer for some. Stronglight Impact Triple is a road-specific crankset that takes small chainrings since it has 74/110 BCD, but it is square taper and only works with a bottom bracket that sc...
by Valbrona
1 Aug 2018, 9:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gap crown race to forks
Replies: 18
Views: 549

Re: Gap crown race to forks

That be a tapered fork and the headset you are trying to fit is the wrong size.

I am assuming the steerer is 1 1/2" diameter at the very bottom.
by Valbrona
31 Jul 2018, 2:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake question-From across the Pond
Replies: 14
Views: 386

Re: Brake question-From across the Pond

But there's no-one to actually enforce any kind of rule or law in this country, only the most serious of crimes excepted.
by Valbrona
29 Jul 2018, 9:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain stop on chain stay does hold cable outer
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Chain stop on chain stay does hold cable outer

Curse that Andrew Maynard. Did he get the nice girls as well?
by Valbrona
28 Jul 2018, 3:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear derailleur max. front difference spec.
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Rear derailleur max. front difference spec.

As an example if I have 48-38-24 on the front ... Do you run that combo? A 38/48 middle/outer combo may not work, and a Sora FD might need more of a jump to ensure that the cage does not hit the middle c'ring as it moves outward - 36/48 would possibly work. And expect the chain to sometimes unship ...
by Valbrona
19 Jul 2018, 7:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Centre Lock/Six-Bolt Fixing
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Centre Lock/Six-Bolt Fixing

The rotors for Six-Bolt are thin and bendy allowing their use with calipers which feature one fixed pad - rotors are able to bend so they can contact both pads. Not so the rotors for Centre Lock - thicker, not meant to bend, only suitable for calipers where both pads move. Agree? The assumption here...
by Valbrona
13 Jul 2018, 5:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame Alignment
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Frame Alignment

Assuming the frame is Taiwan made, if you made a return under warranty the retailer would return it to the distributor, who then might return it to the manufacturer and who would be ultimately responsible for the 'defective' frame. But the reply might come back: 'Well that is the standard we make ou...
by Valbrona
22 Jun 2018, 4:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM/Shimano specific RD hangers and dropouts?
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: SRAM/Shimano specific RD hangers and dropouts?

And when frame designers check to see if what they have designed actually works they typically do so with just Shimano parts, hence the phenomenon of 'Shimano-friendly' bikes, at least in the case of high-end road machines.
by Valbrona
20 Jun 2018, 4:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre clearance
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: Tyre clearance

Run over a squirrel and it will get caught at the brake bridge before the FD clamp.
by Valbrona
19 Jun 2018, 2:56am
Forum: On the road
Topic: "Police condemn appalling violence at cycle festival"
Replies: 8
Views: 726

Re: "Police condemn appalling violence at cycle festival"

Why don't they print 'Police condemn appalling violence at Eritrean festival' or to cover all bases ''Police condemn appalling violence at Eritrean cycle festival' ' The cultural Marxists who run the BBC and other media organizations do not tell truth. If they did, then the headline would have read...