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by fausto99
26 Jan 2021, 5:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Two wheelsets for same bike should I swap cassette?
Replies: 11
Views: 455

Re: Two wheelsets for same bike should I swap cassette?

Jamesh wrote:...What do you guys do???

Wouldn’t dream of moving a cassette back and forth between wheels for any reason. If you can afford two sets of wheels I assume a second cassette won’t cause financial difficulty :lol:
by fausto99
26 Jan 2021, 8:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguard screws sheared off and embedded in frame
Replies: 73
Views: 2157

Re: Mudguard screws sheared off and embedded in frame

From the photos it looks like a job for a dentist! Looks the same as drilling out a tooth prior to filling. Job for a Dremel and high speed burr bit...?
by fausto99
26 Jan 2021, 8:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: It’s OK to be wrong.
Replies: 31
Views: 1134

Re: It’s OK to be wrong.

+1 on Pinarello. I short listed it initially for looks and because my family originate near Treviso, but I was sold after a test ride. Definitely psychologically worth a least two mph! I only ride it during good weather spells and I recently had it re-finished azzuro with Italian flag flashes of re...
by fausto99
25 Jan 2021, 1:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: It’s OK to be wrong.
Replies: 31
Views: 1134

Re: It’s OK to be wrong.

+1 on Pinarello. I short listed it initially for looks and because my family originate near Treviso, but I was sold after a test ride. Definitely psychologically worth a least two mph! I only ride it during good weather spells and I recently had it re-finished azzuro with Italian flag flashes of red...
by fausto99
21 Jan 2021, 10:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which rust inhibitors are people using?
Replies: 21
Views: 860

Re: Which rust inhibitors are people using?

Dinitrol seems to be a brand name for lots of different products. Which one is your tin?
by fausto99
19 Jan 2021, 8:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo bearings
Replies: 29
Views: 728

Re: Campagnolo bearings

Re dates and cartridge bearings; I have repaired a 1997 Veloce rear hub which I’d had from new. The freehub definitely had two sealed cartridge bearings inside, held in with a circlip and held apart with a spacer. The other two were cup and cone with loose balls. I think the ND side were 1/4” but th...
by fausto99
9 Jan 2021, 10:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spokes for rear wheel folding bike.
Replies: 31
Views: 776

Re: Spokes for rear wheel folding bike.

...The point you make about "wind up on the drive side" is an interesting one. Surely the torque is delivered from the hub to the rim from both the drive side and the non drive side. Well, no matter how good the hub material is, there is no such thing as infinite stiffness, so the non-dri...
by fausto99
8 Jan 2021, 8:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sa ag/fg/gh6 dynohubs: why no modern magnet ring spares
Replies: 19
Views: 700

Re: Sa ag/fg/gh6 dynohubs: why no modern magnet ring spares

As an retired loudspeaker engineer who has designed many magnet systems I can tell you that changing the magnetic material in an existing design is not trivial. Different materials have to be used at specific cross sectional area vs magnetic length to work at optimal magnetic efficiently.
by fausto99
8 Jan 2021, 10:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spokes for rear wheel folding bike.
Replies: 31
Views: 776

Re: Spokes for rear wheel folding bike.

... should I interlace or not?... According to Musson: "Interlacing spokes has nothing to do with strengthening the wheel but is done to give added resistance to spoke loosening. Under shock loads such as the wheel encounters at speed over rough ground, spokes momentarily become slack at times...
by fausto99
8 Jan 2021, 8:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spokes for rear wheel folding bike.
Replies: 31
Views: 776

Re: Spokes for rear wheel folding bike.

I've built a fair number of 17" Moulton wheels 1x, 2x and 3x. All interlaced and crossed. Easy to do if you do 4 spokes at a time, (two from each side) probably not so easy using conventional lacing. I don't like radial lacing at all. I can see it might be more aerodynamic but I've never time t...
by fausto99
31 Dec 2020, 12:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Current S-A dynohub (no pun intended)
Replies: 12
Views: 453

Current S-A dynohub (no pun intended)

Does anyone know if the current Sunrace production dynohubs are much different to old school dynohub. Just idle curiosity, as I avoid cycling in the dark these days. The parts list diagram shows what looks like the original design size and shape steel pole pieces. The magnet is just listed as a &quo...
by fausto99
31 Dec 2020, 8:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tool tip - tapping a thread
Replies: 23
Views: 819

Re: Tool tip - tapping a thread

Or instead of being a bodger you could buy a ratcheting tap holder and do the job properly! How does that work then? You're supposed to go forwards half a turn then backwards a quarter turn to break off the chips. Very awkward if you're advocating reversing the ratchet every 2 seconds. Am I missing...
by fausto99
30 Dec 2020, 8:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks Saddle question
Replies: 11
Views: 473

Re: Brooks Saddle question

I've long suspected that it's your backside that moulds to the shape of the saddle rather than the other way round! :lol: Yup. +1 on that. I had a 3 or 4 year period off the bike due to a trapped nerve. When I started cycling again not only did I have a sore behind, I also has saddle sores/ boils t...
by fausto99
29 Dec 2020, 3:33pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Custom bibshorts from Clifton - weird pad
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: Custom bibshorts from Clifton - weird pad

Update. I left Clifton a factual but uncomplimentary review on Trustpilot. I would not like any other cyclist to have the same experience as I've had. Trustpilot now say that Clifton have "flagged your review because they don't believe you've had a genuine experience with them. Please help us v...
by fausto99
27 Dec 2020, 11:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Going from a single to a dual crank?
Replies: 24
Views: 873

Re: Going from a single to a dual crank?

I think the part that will require the most thought will be the cable run and fixings for the front derailleur and shifter. Best to see the frame in the flesh first.