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by Valbrona
13 Jan 2019, 4:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cyclus head tube reaming and facing tool
Replies: 16
Views: 449

Re: Cyclus head tube reaming and facing tool

Check out page 18 of the 2019 Cyclus catalogue, available in PDF. The 'regualr' Cyclus headtube reamer/facer is exactly that - all the cutters for it are combined reamer/facer units that cannot be separated. Buy the Snap-in version is different - takes separate facer and reamers. But not sure if the...
by Valbrona
11 Jan 2019, 12:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Reflector light
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: Reflector light

Why on earth bother clipping on and off for charging? These type of lights typically take 2 x AA batteries and last for several years with regular use. There are an awful lot of people riding round with AA-powered rear lights with several years old batteries that are very dim indeed. They turn them...
by Valbrona
10 Jan 2019, 5:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Reflector light
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: Reflector light

Why on earth bother clipping on and off for charging? These type of lights typically take 2 x AA batteries and last for several years with regular use.

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/lighting/bu ... o-fitting/
by Valbrona
7 Jan 2019, 4:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Joystick Bicycle: evolution or bust?
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Joystick Bicycle: evolution or bust?

Bicycles are supposed to be easy to ride. The term 'fatal flaw' springs to mind.
by Valbrona
30 Dec 2018, 10:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon damage
Replies: 36
Views: 1608

Re: Carbon damage

Looks like the paint has chipped off. There will be a few who will say they can repair that for you. Get on with riding it. Not as if it is the fork What the hula-hula have you stripped it down for?
by Valbrona
16 Dec 2018, 4:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Limit screw size
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Limit screw size

I would expect these to be still available as a spare part.

Condor Cycles
Mercian Cycles
UK Campagnolo Service Centre

But sometimes they are missing from a second hand derailleur you have bought because the threads (in the derailleur) have been damaged.
by Valbrona
12 Dec 2018, 7:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: hollow tech...low chainrings for touring?
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: hollow tech...low chainrings for touring?

Check out FSA BB386. 30mm HT style cranksets that will fit into regular BSA threaded BB shells.
by Valbrona
12 Dec 2018, 2:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacing BB30 bottom bracket
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Replacing BB30 bottom bracket

Note that with 'proper' BB30 two cartridge bearings sit inside the BB shell - no cups.

The other style is Press-Fit 30. This is where the bearings are retained in cups which get pressed into the BB shell.

Both styles take a BB30 crank.
by Valbrona
11 Dec 2018, 7:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacing BB30 bottom bracket
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Replacing BB30 bottom bracket

Simplest job on a bike, but you need some kind of tool to remove the old bearings as well as some kind of tool to seat the new ones. There are a number of simple bearing presses on eBay which do the job just fine.
by Valbrona
27 Nov 2018, 11:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Need waterproof flashing front light recommendation please
Replies: 10
Views: 382

Re: Need waterproof flashing front light recommendation please

Smear Vaseline around the battery cover to reduce chance of water getting in.
by Valbrona
25 Nov 2018, 1:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Six bolt adapters for centrelock hubs
Replies: 18
Views: 440

Re: Six bolt adapters for centrelock hubs

The DT wheels I am about to buy are supplied with centerlock to 6 bolt adapters, which I thought was rather nice.
by Valbrona
24 Nov 2018, 8:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Six bolt adapters for centrelock hubs
Replies: 18
Views: 440

Re: Six bolt adapters for centrelock hubs

reohn2 wrote:Centre lock hubs work well with 6 bolt adapters, we have them on the Circe tandem,no problems :)


Thanks.

I am probably worrying about nothing.
by Valbrona
23 Nov 2018, 10:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Six bolt adapters for centrelock hubs
Replies: 18
Views: 440

Six bolt adapters for centrelock hubs

I use 6 bolt wheels at the moment. The new wheels I am about to buy are centrelock, and I plan to run them with my existing 6 bolt discs on centrelock to 6 bolt adapters. Brakes are mechanical. Anyone report problems with adapters? Like contact with the calipers? Yes I know I could use centrelock di...
by Valbrona
28 Oct 2018, 7:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alpine double
Replies: 48
Views: 2014

Re: Alpine double

It may be cheating and not quite what people need but I just use a modern MTB double. 28/42. With a 32t biggest rear sprocket its pretty low. Mine's a SRAM and I am sure that other size chain rings are about. A 44t outer also works perfectly with SRAM Rival front mechs. I think Q Factor would be to...