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by fausto99
28 Sep 2020, 8:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tubeless not seating - am at wit's end
Replies: 15
Views: 476

Re: Tubeless not seating - am at wit's end

You could try neat washing up liquid instead of soapy water. Works for me on tyres which otherwise won't seat. Also works well on handlebar grips and grab-on foam. Even better, if you can get it, is Hellerine oil. They use it to get tight rubber sleeves over electrical connections, cables, etc.
by fausto99
27 Sep 2020, 9:20am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Custom clothing
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Custom clothing

I'm finding modern day smaller sizes which fit my legs too short in the straps and therefore tight on the shoulders. I'd have thought extending the straps would be a minor tailoring job compared to making complete shorts in a custom size. Undoing a seam and adding a section is the sort of thing any...
by fausto99
27 Sep 2020, 9:16am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Custom clothing
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Custom clothing

A bit of a long shot from me. Around 1990 a colleague drove over to Lusso in Manchester getting a club's racing kit. I can't remember everything about it but he asked if anybody else needed anything. I asked him to see if they might make me a flourescent jacket (hi-viz togs were harder to source th...
by fausto99
26 Sep 2020, 3:36pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Custom clothing
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Custom clothing

Is this the right section to discuss cycle clothing? I'm in the process of trying to get some custom bibshorts made and it's turning into an epic saga. I suspect not helped by many people currently working from home. I am long in the body for my size and skinny in the thighs. I have two pairs of San...
by fausto99
16 Sep 2020, 3:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Too many broken spokes on handbuilt wheel
Replies: 19
Views: 796

Re: Too many broken spokes on handbuilt wheel

alexnharvey wrote:with all the crossing think it might be very difficult to do one at a time, maybe it is possible to do one side at a time and follow the pattern?

If you do them 4 spokes at a time, 2 from each side of the wheel, you can cross and lace without having to bend spokes.
by fausto99
12 Sep 2020, 7:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to remove a freewheel...
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: How to remove a freewheel...

What does the centre part look like? Does it take a Shimano splined tool or is it an old school type that takes a tool with two dogs?
The fact it rotates both ways is irrelevant as you could not have used a chain whip to remove it anyway.
by fausto99
6 Sep 2020, 10:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: AW axle bolts keep coming loose
Replies: 25
Views: 784

Re: AW axle bolts keep coming loose

Brucey wrote:...IME if you are a powerful rider, grippy washers alone are often not adequate...

Ah, that explains why my AW axle nuts never come loose :lol: :lol: :lol:
by fausto99
6 Sep 2020, 8:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: AW axle bolts keep coming loose
Replies: 25
Views: 784

Re: AW axle bolts keep coming loose

jb wrote:... I did not think the non drive side would be as important but lit ooks like it is.

I did not realize that either. It's only my drive side which is iffy. The ND side has full nut engagement and the Mk 1 Moulton dropouts are quite long.
by fausto99
5 Sep 2020, 6:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seat pin slippage
Replies: 30
Views: 943

Re: Seat pin slippage

De Sisti wrote:A jubilee clip around the seatpost, so the the clip rests on the top of the seat tube.

Yuk!!!!! :shock:
Go with the gritty grease designed for carbon seat pins.
by fausto99
5 Sep 2020, 4:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: AW axle bolts keep coming loose
Replies: 25
Views: 784

Re: AW axle bolts keep coming loose

No. Never - and I've got a very iffy setup with the hybrid gearing on my Mk 1 Moulton. I use the longest available axle to get past the 6 gear extended 5 speed freewheel and still only get the nut on 3 or 4 turns; never the full depth. I can't risk the extra depth of a washer either! It's never come...
by fausto99
4 Sep 2020, 8:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: new wheel set, rear fits, front doesn't
Replies: 8
Views: 615

Re: new wheel set, rear fits, front doesn't

Well done for persevering and sorting it out. I don't understand the ins and outs, never having owned a bike with through axles or disc brakes but if I ever do, this thread will have been of use, even to me. :lol:
by fausto99
2 Sep 2020, 10:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: GF unable to move front derailleur
Replies: 17
Views: 576

Re: GF unable to move front derailleur

I think that is a very good point. Shifting from the hoods or from the drops. Novice riders (and many modern riders) seem to think they have to ride in the drops all the time so it might be good practice to get her to try the hoods which gives her the confidence in another riding position. :idea: L...
by fausto99
30 Aug 2020, 2:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front Lights in Daylight
Replies: 104
Views: 3314

Re: Front Lights in Daylight

What I wear is pretty much irrelevant to visibility because my bikes have good German-spec lights, wheel and pedal reflectors and reflective wheel bands and some of them have the rear quarter of the back mudguard painted white. Any driver looking at my bike doesn't need to see the rider. Even so, p...
by fausto99
28 Aug 2020, 6:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front Lights in Daylight
Replies: 104
Views: 3314

Re: Front Lights in Daylight

One thing that should be stopped immediately IMO is cyclists with black bikes dressed all in black. It's a nightmare when I'm in my car. Rant over. Sorry but no, that sounds like it's time to fix your car's headlights or hand your licence back IMO, before you hit an animal or unlit tree fallen on a...
by fausto99
28 Aug 2020, 2:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front Lights in Daylight
Replies: 104
Views: 3314

Re: Front Lights in Daylight

Drivers don't see you because of Saccades. Having a flashing light will make no difference. https://www.londoncyclist.co.uk/raf-pilot-teach-cyclists/ Good article. Explains a lot. I had my collarbone broken by someone driving who "didn't see you mate". I don't have flashing lights on all ...