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by Valbrona
13 Oct 2018, 11:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Another Campag Ergo question
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: Another Campag Ergo question

Why assume you can see Ergopower wear with your eyes?

You 'see' Ergopower wear in poor shifting. Not really any other way.
by Valbrona
10 Oct 2018, 9:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 110mm bcd stainless steel ramped chainrings
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: 110mm bcd stainless steel ramped chainrings

No. But I can point you in the direction of some nice rod brakes ...

Better than stainless steel!? Kryptonite? Mithril?
by Valbrona
9 Oct 2018, 6:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag left Ergo jiggerypokery
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Campag left Ergo jiggerypokery

I thought triple/double-specific Ergolevers came after the ones you have.
by Valbrona
13 Sep 2018, 1:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottle cage height adjuster
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Bottle cage height adjuster

Shimano do one. It moves the bottle to allow the fitting of an external Di2 battery.
by Valbrona
6 Sep 2018, 4:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Cannondale Bike with Problems!
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: New Cannondale Bike with Problems!

When you own a bike I think the responsibility is on the owner to acquire at least a bit of technical knowledge so that they can sort out minor problems. People new to owning a bike might buy a book or go online to learn simple know-how. The Park Tool website is good. I've never owned a car and woul...
by Valbrona
6 Sep 2018, 12:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: FSA Gossamer CK6020 crank/bb compatability
Replies: 11
Views: 234

Re: FSA Gossamer CK6020 crank/bb compatability

Axle diameter varies ... 24, 25 or more commonly 30mm. You can't go wrong fitting a Shimano crankset into a Shimano bottom bracket. All Shimano cranksets use a 24mm axle, and all Shimano road-specific cranksets will fit a Shimano road-specific bottom bracket. If you are running 10 speed, buy a 10 sp...
by Valbrona
5 Sep 2018, 8:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: FSA Gossamer CK6020 crank/bb compatability
Replies: 11
Views: 234

Re: FSA Gossamer CK6020 crank/bb compatability

Might be just as well to buy a Shimano crank and matching bottom bracket.
by Valbrona
5 Sep 2018, 12:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: FSA Gossamer CK6020 crank/bb compatability
Replies: 11
Views: 234

Re: FSA Gossamer CK6020 crank/bb compatability

What's the diameter of the crankset axle? FSA have moved on to what they call BB386. These have 30mm integrated axles that will fit into pretty much any frame, including ones with BSA threaded BB shells. Get an FSA BB386 crankset though and you will need a new bottom bracket. You can mix and match c...
by Valbrona
26 Aug 2018, 8:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anti-sieze for new titanium frame assembly
Replies: 21
Views: 947

Re: Anti-sieze for new titanium frame assembly

Threaded assemblies: copper slip. I use the stuff from Finish Line.

Press-fit alloy BB cups into ti shell: thin, sprayable anti-seize compound (apply sparingly). The same for metal seatposts in ti seat tube.

In the case of plastic press-fit BB cups into ti BB shell: nowt/bare.
by Valbrona
19 Aug 2018, 4:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Perennial question but its 2018 Lights
Replies: 51
Views: 2085

Re: Perennial question but its 2018

Did you not think of putting the word 'lights' in your title?
by Valbrona
12 Aug 2018, 12:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RN "If you can fix a bike..." ad.
Replies: 13
Views: 602

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: 22
Views: 628

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: 427

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: 61
Views: 1682

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: 575

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.