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by mig
18 Apr 2019, 1:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: tiny smudge of oil on the crank
Replies: 13
Views: 1469

Re: tiny smudge of oil on the crank

question the sugino chainset is on with a 'ring of unknown usage (although it looks okay.) using a phil wood (i was given it) cog (that looks okay.) new B1 chain. this set up runs fairly okay on the flat with a little grumbling. but like a bag of bolts going up a steep climb. how many miles do i giv...
by mig
18 Apr 2019, 1:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mamil bikes
Replies: 23
Views: 581

Re: Mamil bikes

you have an ancient chris boardman touring bike?

:wink:
by mig
12 Apr 2019, 11:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: XCP 'rust blocker' vs ACF-50
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: XCP 'rust blocker' vs ACF-50

ever use ACF50 on a chain brucey? the claims are for good lubrication effects although it's rather thin. it does seem to repel crud though.
by mig
10 Apr 2019, 10:04pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted small 1958 or earlier track/path frameset or bike
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: Wanted small 1958 or earlier track/path frameset or bike

anything suitable on hilary stone's website?
by mig
8 Apr 2019, 12:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Specific Fixed gear chainring will I notice the difference?
Replies: 18
Views: 532

Re: Specific Fixed gear chainring will I notice the difference?

nice. why were you riding up there? i have similar set ups and find that much of the 'solidity' between them revolves around the feel of the transmission through the shoe of the footwear. on the track bike i use either bont or super silly shimano carbonissimo race type shoes, on the commuter either ...
by mig
8 Apr 2019, 12:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Specific Fixed gear chainring will I notice the difference?
Replies: 18
Views: 532

Re: Specific Fixed gear chainring will I notice the difference?

I have two fixed wheel bikes built to two very different budgets. Bike #1 has Dura-ace track components throughout. Stiff, strong and very round. There is no discernable difference in chain tension at any point in the cycle. Cost me a fortune £245 cranks, £71.49 chainring, £80 bottom bracket and a ...
by mig
8 Apr 2019, 11:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Specific Fixed gear chainring will I notice the difference?
Replies: 18
Views: 532

Re: Specific Fixed gear chainring will I notice the difference?

110bcd? that's a compact set up right? but no i doubt you'd notice going to a track type set up with 144bcd and maybe thicker chainring teeth for 1/8th chains. what matters on fixed is chainline (the straighter the better) and chain tension (not too sloppy, not stupido tight.) with those within tole...
by mig
7 Apr 2019, 10:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: decent 1/8th chain
Replies: 26
Views: 3123

Re: decent 1/8th chain

ah! Maybe I am slow on the uptake (or maybe it is because they are not so widely available) but this looks like it might do the job? https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m2b0s111p1686/WIPPERMAN-Connex-108 or the unplated 100 model https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m2b0s111p2292/WIPPERMAN-Connex-100 Wippermann als...
by mig
4 Apr 2019, 11:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: XCP 'rust blocker' vs ACF-50
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: XCP 'rust blocker' vs ACF-50

interesting. i haven't even heard of XCP before. i have however used ACF-50 quite a bit underneath the car and on the winter bike. the latter has had all manner of crud launched at it this year, forded a few floods and covered in wet grit but has come up well after a thorough wash. i did wash it lig...
by mig
4 Apr 2019, 9:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Continental tyre degrading
Replies: 20
Views: 1218

Re: Continental tyre degrading

rmurphy195 wrote:Maybe bike tyres should be date stamped, like car tyres?


they are. small logos on the sides of continetal tyres.
by mig
3 Apr 2019, 3:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The perils of 23 mm tyres …
Replies: 65
Views: 2337

Re: The perils of 23 mm tyres …

two things :

1. what would have happened if it was the front wheel?

2. what would have happened if this was an :ahem: carbon rim?

not that you'll hit another ping pong ball again etc
by mig
3 Apr 2019, 11:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The perils of 23 mm tyres …
Replies: 65
Views: 2337

Re: The perils of 23 mm tyres …

FWIW i don't mind 23c tyres. used to race on them. even used them on a tandem without issue and i'm a 13st stoker. when the nice weather arrives and the road salt is a distant memory then out will come my lightweight bike. those wheels with 23c tyres always feel so much lighter than my winter wheels...
by mig
1 Apr 2019, 3:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Continental tyre degrading
Replies: 20
Views: 1218

Re: Continental tyre degrading

tread must run over and through an awful lot of stuff within a 12 month period though. it newly wet conditions my commute sees all sorts of oils, fuels and god only knows what on the road which could degrade the tyre's surface i would think. newly laid tarmac seems pretty nasty stuff and the 'shale'...
by mig
28 Mar 2019, 11:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: decent 1/8th chain
Replies: 26
Views: 3123

Re: decent 1/8th chain

SRAM PC1 chain is the equivalent 1/8" chain today. However this is a bushingless chain. I've been a bit disappointed with those too TBH, but I think they do wear better than the KMC B1. https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/chains/sram-pc1-18-inch-chain-grey/ cheap for the unplated one, but if you want ...