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by Godlykepower
16 Sep 2016, 10:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling in Bruge
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: Cycling in Bruge

The cobbles are only in the centre... No they're not. There are countless small roads just off any of the main roads around the city, that have some abysmal cobbles. All the cobbles in the city centre are wonderfully maintained and most wheels and tyres will have no problem riding over them, even t...
by Godlykepower
3 Mar 2016, 11:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Never used BB30 before....no idea where to start!
Replies: 9
Views: 788

Never used BB30 before....no idea where to start!

I'm probably arriving really late to this party, but I've never used a BB30 bottom bracket before and I've just acquired a beautiful Cannondale CAAD10 frame which will require me to get my first one. However, I have absolutely no idea what to get to be able to use my Ultegra Hollowtech 2 cranks. I s...
by Godlykepower
30 Aug 2015, 4:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Surly Long Haul- is standard spec good enough?
Replies: 22
Views: 2758

Re: Surly Long Haul- is standard spec good enough?

PM sent regarding my Surly I may sell.
by Godlykepower
25 Jul 2015, 11:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Base for climbing TdF mountains
Replies: 24
Views: 3625

Re: Base for climbing TdF mountains

I'm popping down to the Alps for a couple of weeks from the 3rd of August, to fulfil a life-long dream of riding up some of the mountains made famous in Le Tour. As my missus is not much of a cyclist & really hates any sort of hill on the few occasions I can convince her to join me on a ride, sh...
by Godlykepower
15 Jul 2015, 3:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Books on bike maintenance
Replies: 15
Views: 1465

Re: Books on bike maintenance

+1 for Park Tools "Big Blue Book."
by Godlykepower
17 Jun 2015, 7:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: ADVICE ON NEW SHOES
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: ADVICE ON NEW SHOES

I've got a few pairs of shoes, the most expensive of which is a carbon soled pair of Lakes, which are worth a lot of money.

They don't even come close to the level of comfort of my Specialized Touring shoes that are worth a quarter of the price!
by Godlykepower
16 Jun 2015, 8:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Interest check - Grease Mobilith SHC 1500
Replies: 26
Views: 1854

Re: Interest check - Grease Mobilith SHC 1500

I've said I'll take one, but I'm going away for a couple of weeks from this Thursday. Can you keep mine aside, please? I don't want to miss out if it goes on general sale.
by Godlykepower
16 Jun 2015, 5:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag Record rear mech...issue?
Replies: 24
Views: 886

Re: Campag Record rear mech...issue?

It's not that bolt where the play is though. I can't seem to download the picture, but if you look at that that whole diagram, its the next big spring down, that I'm on about.

Edit: I've managed it, this is what I mean. http://imgur.com/m4c70Cs
by Godlykepower
16 Jun 2015, 5:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag Record rear mech...issue?
Replies: 24
Views: 886

Re: Campag Record rear mech...issue?

Any ideas on whether or not a 10 speed mech would work with 8 speed Ergo shifters & cassette?
by Godlykepower
16 Jun 2015, 4:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag Record rear mech...issue?
Replies: 24
Views: 886

Re: Campag Record rear mech...issue?

I've just stripped it all down & I'd say it might be game over for this unit. When I removed the bolt, some rusty brown water & gunk came out. I'm not sure what I was expecting in there, but there was only a spring with a pin on each end of it and a little washer/bush thing that was sat at t...
by Godlykepower
16 Jun 2015, 3:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag Record rear mech...issue?
Replies: 24
Views: 886

Re: Campag Record rear mech...issue?

I've only had the bike the mech is on this year, but it was second hand, so goodness knows what mieage it has done prior to coming to live here! Visually, it looks brilliant...almost unmarked, but that is hardly a reliable indicator. I will try tightening up that bolt, but I expect that it may be ga...
by Godlykepower
16 Jun 2015, 2:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag Record rear mech...issue?
Replies: 24
Views: 886

Campag Record rear mech...issue?

When I set up the gears on my bike, everything is perfect when it is on the stand, but when I get it out on the road, when going up a steep hill & using my lowest gear, the rear mech slightly catches the spokes & I can hear it making a tinkling sound. If I make an adjustment to the downtube ...
by Godlykepower
16 Jun 2015, 9:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: gumwall tyres - whats available ?
Replies: 11
Views: 634

Re: gumwall tyres - whats available ?

Veloflex or Challenge do gumwall tyres.
by Godlykepower
8 Jun 2015, 11:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Interest check - Grease Mobilith SHC 1500
Replies: 26
Views: 1854

Re: Interest check - Grease Mobilith SHC 1500

TrekMad wrote:I've been looking for an alternative to lithium grease for hubs, any ideas?


I use & highly recommend Finish Line Teflon grease for hubs. It is also what Cytech recommend for hubs.

http://www.finishlineusa.com/products/b ... oropolymer