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by fausto99
16 Oct 2019, 5:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing a stuck chainring bolt
Replies: 62
Views: 1367

Re: Removing a stuck chainring bolt

If this is all off the bike, could you possibly (wrongly) use the tips of a pair of long nose pliers instead? The long nose will reach further in than the proper peg spanner.
by fausto99
12 Oct 2019, 11:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shoes
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: Shoes

How's about trying a shoe stretcher in combination with a hot air gun. Worked for me on my Shimano shoes. I was having trouble with my left toes complaining by the lunch stop until I eased out the little toe side of the left shoe. I guess my left foot is wider than my right.
by fausto99
12 Oct 2019, 11:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is it possible to repair this tyre?
Replies: 13
Views: 481

Re: Is it possible to repair this tyre?

There is a black variety of CA adhesive (superglue) which has rubber particles suspended in it. It was developed specifically to bond rubber to steel in suspension components; worth a try on tyres. Inflate fully, apply adhesive, deflate - leave for a few hours. NB CA adhesive needs water vapour to c...
by fausto99
9 Oct 2019, 10:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cassette question
Replies: 28
Views: 1093

Re: Cassette question

When I was commuting, I now realize I used to not worry too much about the chain or cassette until something didn't work :oops: . Now I'm retired, have more time and have read this book https://www.amazon.co.uk/Everything-need-about-Bicycle-Chains-ebook/dp/B00O46YUW0/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=bicycle+chai...
by fausto99
30 Sep 2019, 12:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removal of non-fixed bottom bracket bearing cup
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: Removal of non-fixed bottom bracket bearing cup

+1 on the BIG nut/bolt/spring washers diy removal tool on the Sheldon Brown link. I don't think any amount of rust could resist that used with a socket set and extension tube!

p.s. Plus Gas A works much better than WD40
by fausto99
24 Sep 2019, 10:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Are new chain links tighter than old ones?
Replies: 10
Views: 514

Re: Are new chain links tighter than old ones?

Short answer- often yes, they are, as they use the modern 10/11 speed type riveting. Try to source an 8 speed chain where the pin riveting is not a complete circular peening but rather a diametric deformation. Then you can un-rivet and re-rivet. Otherwise you’ll have to use a quick link as the remov...
by fausto99
11 Sep 2019, 8:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Measuring saddle Fore/Aft on Different Bikes
Replies: 30
Views: 1139

Re: Measuring saddle Fore/Aft on Different Bikes

fausto99 wrote:
Mick F wrote:What happens if it's a new saddle?


You can sit on the saddle and feeling where your sit bones are, stick some tape down the sides level with them. Get off and tape across, then draw a line. The nose position is completely arbitrary.
by fausto99
11 Sep 2019, 8:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Measuring saddle Fore/Aft on Different Bikes
Replies: 30
Views: 1139

Re: Measuring saddle Fore/Aft on Different Bikes

Mick F wrote:What happens if it's a new saddle?


You can sit on the saddle and feeling where your sit bones are stick some tape down the sides level with them. Get off an tape across then draw a line. The nose position is completely arbitrary.
by fausto99
10 Sep 2019, 5:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Measuring saddle Fore/Aft on Different Bikes
Replies: 30
Views: 1139

Re: Measuring saddle Fore/Aft on Different Bikes

Has anybody found any reliable way of measuring saddle Fore/Aft so if you get a position on 1 bike that's really comfortable and is friendly to your knees etc. you can easily replicate it on another bike and also where do you measure from / to on the saddle ... the nose or the rear. I've tried usin...
by fausto99
7 Sep 2019, 8:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quill stem to A head adapter frozen in steerer
Replies: 23
Views: 1364

Re: Quill stem to A head adapter frozen in steerer

Have to say I disagree with JB re Al oxide. I had success getting a seized Al seat post out of a steel mtb frame using ammonia.
by fausto99
5 Sep 2019, 4:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 50/34 chainsets and the older rider
Replies: 55
Views: 2396

Re: 50/34 chainsets and the older rider

scottg wrote:There is a fine assortment of chainsets were you pick out your chain rings
to fit your fitness.
Sugino OX series, White Industries, Easton EC90 and Rene Herse come to mind.

Provided your wallet is deep :shock: :shock: :shock:
by fausto99
2 Sep 2019, 10:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer AG3 dynohub terminal problem ?
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: Sturmey Archer AG3 dynohub terminal problem ?

AG3 dynohub? I'm probably being dense but I don't know that one. I've only come across a GH6 dynohub. Someone enlighten me please. Is there a pdf out there in www-land?
by fausto99
12 Aug 2019, 5:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing Stiff Sidewall Tyres
Replies: 6
Views: 787

Re: Removing Stiff Sidewall Tyres

NEvans wrote:Watched the video, excellent. Also thought the trick of using toe straps useful.

Wide re-useable plastic cable ties (ty-raps) work well too and are cheaper and lighter than (leather) toe straps.
by fausto99
6 Aug 2019, 8:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing Stiff Sidewall Tyres
Replies: 6
Views: 787

Re: Removing Stiff Sidewall Tyres

To remove (or replace) tyres, you need to hold the tyre bead in the well of the rim most of the circumference....its this which gives the slack to get the first (or last) bit of bead over the rim. If necessary, tie the tyre into the rim with string, toestraps, or whatever comes to hand. On you tube...