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by fausto99
15 Jan 2020, 8:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Holes in Gatorskin tyres
Replies: 26
Views: 1055

Re: Holes in Gatorskin tyres

I have no faith in continental tyres at all, 4seasons, gatorskins all have side wall failed, had enough of inferior over priced products see image supplied with this post as proof this tyre has less than 300 miles on it. Not my experience at all. I've not had a sidewall failure yet on any Continent...
by fausto99
10 Jan 2020, 10:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alu post stuck in alu frame
Replies: 22
Views: 855

Re: Alu post stuck in alu frame

What type and strength of ammonia would you recommend? I'm worried about where to draw the line and causing damage to a fairly lightweight frame. I just bought a 500ml bottle marked "household ammonia" from the local hardware store. The label on the back says "Ammonia solution 9.5%&q...
by fausto99
9 Jan 2020, 8:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alu post stuck in alu frame
Replies: 22
Views: 855

Re: Alu post stuck in alu frame

Have you mounted the seatpost in a vice with the frame upside down and poured in the penetrating oil in through the BB and left it a week? If so, have you tried gently turning the frame - alternate clockwise/anticlockwise? If not, I suggest you do them. That would be the first thing I would do. +1 ...
by fausto99
7 Jan 2020, 5:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Noisy Sturmey Archer 3sp
Replies: 125
Views: 6346

Re: Noisy Sturmey Archer 3sp

Mick F wrote:The hub has now done 5,300miles and is silent.
The wheel spins freely, there's no play, and it's performing wonderfully.

Silent.
No rattles, no rumblings, just smooth silence.

Also, no leakage so the wheel remains clean.


What lubricant did you settle on and how often did you apply or change it?
by fausto99
7 Jan 2020, 8:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alu post stuck in alu frame
Replies: 22
Views: 855

Re: Alu post stuck in alu frame

Not after only a couple of days, whereas it should attack the fluffy white oxides which are holding the parts together so strongly.
by fausto99
6 Jan 2020, 10:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alu post stuck in alu frame
Replies: 22
Views: 855

Re: Alu post stuck in alu frame

Try filling the seat tube with ammonia for a couple of days before attempting any more force or heat-cool cycles. Fix the frame upside down and fill from the bottom bracket.

Bonne chance
by fausto99
30 Dec 2019, 8:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Just how effective really is PlusGas?
Replies: 26
Views: 1192

Re: Just how effective really is PlusGas?

Paulatic wrote:Where do you buy it? I haven’t seen a tin for years.

Amazon. eBay. Didn't take much finding.

It’s the first thing I go to for seized rusty parts, then let it soak in for awhile. Word of mouth recommendation from an older engineer when I was working.
by fausto99
28 Dec 2019, 8:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best bike Security ID? e.g. Bike Register
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: Best bike ID?

Kent police mention BikeRegister and Immobilise here

https://www.kent.police.uk/cp/crime-pre ... your-bike/

Immobilise is free so that’s a bonus. No mention of Datatag though.
by fausto99
27 Dec 2019, 10:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best bike Security ID? e.g. Bike Register
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: Best bike ID?

Not wishing to sound negative, but ID won't prevent the bike being stolen - unless a visible alert (if that's included) acts as a deterrent. Indeed. Quite so, but that’s not what I was asking about. I’m quite happy with my security arrangements at home and at my cafe stops. Has anyone had experienc...
by fausto99
27 Dec 2019, 5:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: WOHO frame bag
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: WOHO frame bag

Difficult even to find pictures of it on a bike. I, personally, wouldn’t like to have to find an alternative place for bottles.
by fausto99
27 Dec 2019, 3:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best bike Security ID? e.g. Bike Register
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Best bike Security ID? e.g. Bike Register

Just seen the thread on Datatag stickers which reminded me I wanted to canvas opinions on the best security id for bikes. My bikes are with Bike Register which puts an ultra violet light readable id number on your frame. I haven’t read up Datatag yet.

Thoughts on which I’d the best system?
by fausto99
26 Dec 2019, 9:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Puncture resistant tyres for my road bike
Replies: 20
Views: 627

Re: Puncture resistant tyres for my road bike

+1 on Schwalbe, in general, being more difficult to get on and off. I am a Continental fan, ever since the Top Touring models in the 80s.
by fausto99
23 Dec 2019, 9:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Imperial Cone Spanner?
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: Imperial Cone Spanner?

did you measure the cones and you cone spanners with an accurate set of calipers? A typical arrangement is that the nominally 15mm cones are between 14.8 and 14.9mm, and a new 15mm spanner is 15.2mm. A worn 15mm cone spanner can easily be bigger than that. Cone 14.75/14.80 Spanner 15.3 Maybe I'll m...
by fausto99
23 Dec 2019, 3:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Imperial Cone Spanner?
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Imperial Cone Spanner?

I've just serviced my Shimano R500 wheels. The rear hub cones seemed to require a 14.5mm spanner, i.e. The 15mm was loose and I could not get a 14mm on. Should it have been 9/16" ? Does anyone make 14.5mm cone spanners?

(btw, the locknuts were all 17mm)