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by gregoryoftours
27 May 2020, 11:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Baldies, how do you protect your head from burning under your helmet.
Replies: 44
Views: 1085

Re: Baldies, how do you protect your head from burning under your helmet.

Cycling Bandana for me, good for cold and hot weather, also means your helmet doesn't feel all horrible cold and soggy when you put it back on after a stop in cold weather. Also protects the back of the neck somewhat from sunburn.
by gregoryoftours
23 May 2020, 4:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MTb cassette issue
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: MTb cassette issue

The chain can slip on the cogs, or the ratchet inside the freehub can be slipping, or both. You need to work out which it is before you decide what to buy. It does happen that the ratchet inside the freehub can get damaged/slip but it's generally less common than the chain slipping on the cogs. Comm...
by gregoryoftours
23 May 2020, 4:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which under bar STI shifters
Replies: 19
Views: 599

Re: Which under bar STI shifters

I find the non-washing line Sora 9sp shifters to be very comfortable ergonomically, and the quality is good/shifting is nice. No experience of the Tiagra. 105 10sp stis have a slightly squared off profile across the tops of the hoods in comparison to other models that I find uncomfortable.
by gregoryoftours
23 May 2020, 3:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alloy steerer star bung expander
Replies: 21
Views: 557

Re: Alloy steerer star bung expander

Generally if a star nut is in a fork and is fitted ok then the only reason you'd want to get rid of it/move it is if you wanted to cut the steerer shorter. No need to bash it down further or remove, carry on using the same star nut in place when changing headset. Same if you move the fork to another...
by gregoryoftours
23 May 2020, 3:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Good helmet for ventilation
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: Good helmet for ventilation

I like the planet X podium sl. Sometimes it goes on sale for as little as £10. It's very light, well ventilated and for me at least comfortable quiet airflow-wise. I've found that some models have sent air past my ears in a way that adds a lot of annoying noise, something that never seems to be talk...
by gregoryoftours
23 May 2020, 3:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cutting outer cable conundrum
Replies: 53
Views: 1553

Re: Cutting outer cable conundrum

I agree, I wouldn't go near a mudguard stay with cable cutters. I find a small, cheap pair of bolt croppers to be the easiest and quickest effective method. Can always place the cutters and throw a rag over them to catch the shrapnel. I have used a Shimano cable cutter for their intended purpose and...
by gregoryoftours
22 May 2020, 9:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cutting outer cable conundrum
Replies: 53
Views: 1553

Re: Cutting outer cable conundrum

There is even this dedicated tool for that job, retail £30!! It has a spike inside each end diameter. Very quick to use but half the time it will just punch a hole through one flattened side of the liner. I'd rather spend a little effort poking around to separate and open the end of the liner proper...
by gregoryoftours
22 May 2020, 9:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Healthy food/snacks suggestions
Replies: 63
Views: 1760

Re: Healthy food/snacks suggestions

Condensed milk is about 50% sugar. It's used a lot in Asia in lieu of liquid milk and makes drinks very sweet. I buy it in tubes and put a small squirt in my daily porridge to liven it up a bit. Although usually known as milk, being Asia (some milk intolerance) it is often made of veg extract, alon...
by gregoryoftours
22 May 2020, 9:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain rivet extractor recommendations (light and portable)
Replies: 18
Views: 685

Re: Chain rivet extractor recommendations (light and portable)

I imagine that the 1 star reviews for the ct5 resulted from people using the link loosener shelf to try to split the chain. In actual fact a lot of the more expensive workshop tools have ditched this extra shelf assuming that nobody uses that sort of chain anymore, so it's good to have one around ev...
by gregoryoftours
22 May 2020, 9:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: front shifter on a voodoo bizango 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: front shifter on a voodoo bizango 2017

The Shimano chainrings might be giving you a slightly different chain-line bolted to the same cranks - sometimes they're profiled a bit differently and might 'crook' out from the centerline a mm or 2 more. And depending on the type of BB interface if you fitted a different chainset it might not sit ...
by gregoryoftours
22 May 2020, 9:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain rubbing on cassette
Replies: 23
Views: 762

Re: Chain rubbing on cassette

I suppose it could also be that the 11t sprocket is worn just enough for a new chain to slip on it. Sometimes the amount of wear necessary is hardly even visible.
by gregoryoftours
22 May 2020, 5:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pannier Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 664

Re: Pannier Advice

Hi all, I just got an Orbea Gain F20 for commuting and was wondering about perhaps kitting it out with Panniers. I'm liking the look of the Ortlieb stuff, which I believe is well respected. Maybe a rack like this and a bag like this . Any thoughts? Thanks :) I doubt that you'll be disappointed with...
by gregoryoftours
22 May 2020, 5:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain rubbing on cassette
Replies: 23
Views: 762

Re: Chain rubbing on cassette

Does unscrewing the h-limit screw out just a nadge help? Or is it rubbing on the 13t where is sitting fully on the 11t, ie on top of the cassette where it isn't immediately affected by the position of the derailleur? Sometimes at the limits of the derailleur travel the cage is skewed slightly even t...
by gregoryoftours
22 May 2020, 5:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain rubbing on cassette
Replies: 23
Views: 762

Re: Chain rubbing on cassette

I imagine in this case that the 38t ring is the big ring? In which case cross chaining is not the issue.
by gregoryoftours
20 May 2020, 10:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: I've just found these while rummaging in the back of the garage:
Replies: 34
Views: 1656

Re: I've just found these while rummaging in the back of the garage:

Years after misplacing it when removing a saddle for a friend to try, I recently found the saddle clamp bolt and wedge for an old Campag seatpost. I looked everywhere for it! and it was on the cellar floor the whole time.