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by fixer
22 Aug 2017, 3:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Comedy Inner Tubes
Replies: 16
Views: 1125

Re: Comedy Inner Tubes

Butyl tubes don't have seams. With motorbike inner tubes made at one factory at least, they're extruded: "How It's Made - Inner Tubes" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyck0QTbodo What about bicycle inner tubes? I had always though the raised line was a moulding line,like you see on moulde...
by fixer
27 Oct 2010, 12:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: American spelling unsafe at any speed
Replies: 117
Views: 5384

Re: American spelling unsafe at any speed

As suggested by anothereye... Is it so terrible to spell meter, center and theater they way they sound? Is it a crime to drop those irrelevant letters to create labor, color, analog, catalog, traveled and unraveling? And how much worse are the past tenses: spelled versus spelt, spoiled versus spoil...
by fixer
31 Aug 2010, 10:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cone wear and QR adjustment
Replies: 74
Views: 3089

Re: Cone wear and QR adjustment

The bearings on Campagnolo screw-on hubs (and cup and cone hubs of a similar design) do get tighter as you do up the QR, and vice versa. I've just done this on my bike: wheel in bike, no play (checking how much the rim move sideways) undo QR halfway, slight play almost undo QR, a bit more play wheel...
by fixer
28 Aug 2010, 7:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dishless, why not not narrow hub?
Replies: 16
Views: 1147

Re: Dishless, why not not narrow hub?

You can't make the flanges closer on a derailleur wheel to remove the dishing; usually the RH spokes are nearly vertical. IMO the best way to get a near dish less wheel is to have fewer sprockets and a moderately wide dropout width, like 5 sprockets and 126 or 130mm. The problem with near dishless a...
by fixer
28 Aug 2010, 5:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which piece of cycling equipment had the greatest impact for
Replies: 61
Views: 3722

Re: Which piece of cycling equipment had the greatest impact for

It's got to be SPD, because you can be firmly attached to the pedals and yet can have shoes that you can walk in. With toeclips and toestraps and cycling shoes with shoeplates you can be firmly attached to the pedals, but you can't walk (normally) in the shoes. Same problem with the Look type pedals...
by fixer
28 Aug 2010, 4:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cone wear and QR adjustment
Replies: 74
Views: 3089

Re: Cone wear and QR adjustment

You can easily demonstrate with screw-on Campagnolo Record hubs (or any standard cup and cone hub) that the bearings do get tighter when you do up the QR. Mine didn't. You can do the reverse experiment, by loosening the QR to feel the play. Perhaps I was a bit unclear; I meant the bearings will get...
by fixer
28 Aug 2010, 2:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cone wear and QR adjustment
Replies: 74
Views: 3089

Re: Cone wear and QR adjustment

You can easily demonstrate with screw-on Campagnolo Record hubs (or any standard cup and cone hub) that the bearings do get tighter when you do up the QR. Adjust the bearings so that it is slightly loose, so that when you wiggle the end of the axle there's a slight click. Fit the wheel to the bike, ...
by fixer
17 Aug 2010, 10:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suzue hubs
Replies: 11
Views: 1004

Re: Suzue hubs

What's so good about tubs versus clinchers?


Perhaps a topic for a new thread?
by fixer
17 Aug 2010, 10:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: grease to repack bearings
Replies: 30
Views: 3148

Re: grease to repack bearings

My gun is Dualco, re-branded I D. I actually have both nozzles. Dont you get loads of air locks filling it with a spoon? Probably, but it doesn't matter. Just after I've refilled it, sometimes the first few pumps don't have grease coming out but after that it works as normal. I might also have to p...
by fixer
17 Aug 2010, 3:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: grease to repack bearings
Replies: 30
Views: 3148

Re: grease to repack bearings

I have one of these grease guns http://www.ison-distribution.com/ison/image/thumbs/2dul-gun.jpg Its a super little thing, fits the palm of your hand, nice to use on fiddly bike stuff. But suddenly I'm having trouble finding tubs of grease with that disc-with-a-hole-in-it that you push down to fill ...
by fixer
15 Aug 2010, 6:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: grease to repack bearings
Replies: 30
Views: 3148

Re: grease to repack bearings

The expediency of this method of hub lubrication always forces me to buy tubes of (expensive) bicycle grease. Has anybody found tubes of grease at more reasonable prices which will fit simple grease guns as we use on bicycles? Get a proper grease gun that you can refill with any grease you like, th...
by fixer
12 Aug 2010, 10:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: wheel hub bearing dustcap removal any tips
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: wheel hub bearing dustcap removal any tips

You could try putting a piece of wood between the screwdriver shaft and the wheel.
by fixer
12 Jun 2010, 5:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rouleur magazine
Replies: 8
Views: 588

Re: Rouleur magazine

Looks flash and beautifully designed, but is priced like a Rapha product. Has anyone read it and have opinions?


It actually is a Ra**a product; an advert/marketing gimmick disguised as a magazine.
by fixer
1 May 2010, 11:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: can you decipher campagnolo hub inscription please?
Replies: 7
Views: 705

Re: can you decipher campagnolo hub inscription please?

I have a pair of maybe 1970s alloy L/F hubs. They LOOK like Record: they have Record-type oiler holes and circlips, and Record type ''Darth Vader'' nuts on the Q/Rs. But on the hub barrel there is neither the Record 'Globe' nor the 'Winged C'; just 'Campagnolo' in script and, underneath that, 'S — ...