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by De Sisti
14 Oct 2020, 6:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: KMC v Sram chains?
Replies: 19
Views: 651

Re: KMC v Sram chains?

guilty as charged m'lud. take me to the cells. Not come across that term since I last lived there (left in 1984, followed by quickly losing the accent :( ). you'll always be one of us chief. i suggest dropping in the term at least once a day wherever you are :wink: Next time I'm up there, some pudd...
by De Sisti
14 Oct 2020, 3:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: KMC v Sram chains?
Replies: 19
Views: 651

Re: KMC v Sram chains?

mig wrote:
De Sisti wrote:
mig wrote: :D
oh and don't use wippermann. they're bobbins! :lol:

You're not from Manchester by any chance? :)


guilty as charged m'lud. take me to the cells.

Not come across that term since I last lived there (left in 1984, followed by quickly losing the accent :( ).
by De Sisti
14 Oct 2020, 10:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: KMC v Sram chains?
Replies: 19
Views: 651

Re: KMC v Sram chains?

mig wrote: :D
oh and don't use wippermann. they're bobbins! :lol:

You're not from Manchester by any chance? :)
by De Sisti
6 Oct 2020, 7:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How bright is too bright
Replies: 40
Views: 1385

Re: How bright is too bright

A few weeks back I was driving to work at about 6am on an unlit country road and a cyclist coming the other way had a light so bright and so badly angled that I could not tell where I was on the road and had to stop completely. I reciprocated with full beam. I wonder if you would have done that to ...
by De Sisti
6 Oct 2020, 7:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Stuff at Aldi This Sunday 27/9/20
Replies: 49
Views: 2554

Re: Bike Stuff at Aldi This Sunday 27/9/20

No, I'm just sick of being dazzled by idiot British cyclists who on average use overpriced torches strapped wobbily to their handlebars instead of real headlights, and of the internet apologists for them who argue that it's safer to ride with a torch because they didn't realise that a "cut off...
by De Sisti
4 Oct 2020, 7:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flashing rear light for daylight use
Replies: 35
Views: 1157

Re: Flashing rear light for daylight use

Top freeflow Posts: 1387 Joined: 29 Aug 2011, 1:54pm Contact: Contact freeflow Re: Flashing rear light for daylight use Unread postby freeflow » 4 Oct 2020, 3:36pm Please don't. As a fellow cyclist my opinion is that there is nothing more annoying than being behind someone with a bright red flashin...
by De Sisti
4 Oct 2020, 9:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ginnels, and snickets
Replies: 53
Views: 1444

Re: Ginnels, and snickets

As a kid in 1960s Manchester they were called Entries, or sometimes Alleys.
by De Sisti
2 Oct 2020, 8:19am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Condor 531ST 57cm
Replies: 9
Views: 1321

Re: Condor 531ST 57cm

If you decide to split I'd like first dibs on the long cage rear derailleur.
by De Sisti
1 Oct 2020, 9:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Changing groupset from Campag to Shimano
Replies: 13
Views: 491

Re: Changing groupset from Campag to Shimano

Could be easier to just buy 10s levers, 10s hub, 10s cassette? The rear mech would cope with it. Condor Cycles have some 2006 NOS Centaur 10s ergo levers for £99.99 * . This combination would sort your problem and be cheaper than an 11s Shimano set-up? *£99.99 https://www.condorcycles.com/collection...
by De Sisti
30 Sep 2020, 3:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: super front light
Replies: 22
Views: 987

Re: super front light

Sweep wrote:
xerxes wrote:
Sweep wrote:in my experience folks using those often pass very close without warning.

In my experience, so folk will pass very close on the inside if there's the slightest bit of daylight
between yourself and the kerb. :shock: Happened to me yesterday.
by De Sisti
28 Sep 2020, 7:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom bracket removal (Result!)
Replies: 56
Views: 1376

Re: Bottom bracket removal (Result!)

rogerzilla wrote:Are those saw nicks in the shell?

Yes, but nothing to worry about.
by De Sisti
28 Sep 2020, 5:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom bracket removal (Result!)
Replies: 56
Views: 1376

Re: Bottom bracket removal (Result!)

[quote author=zigzag]
i'd cut two-three grooves with a hacksaw blade and punch a section out, then remove the rest.
[/quote]

It took a bit of persuasion, but got there in the end. :D

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by De Sisti
25 Sep 2020, 7:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom bracket removal (Result!)
Replies: 56
Views: 1376

Re: Bottom bracket removal (help)

This method looks interesting.

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by De Sisti
25 Sep 2020, 6:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom bracket removal (Result!)
Replies: 56
Views: 1376

Re: Bottom bracket removal (Result!)

Incidentally, I note you refer to a Park Tool extractor, which I presume you have also just purchased. It would be interesting to hear later your assessment of how the the two tools compare, e.g. when inserted into an undamaged LH UN55 cup is the engagement and fit of the FWE tool noticeably worse ...