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by mig
19 Oct 2018, 11:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon Vs Marathon Plus tyres.
Replies: 18
Views: 546

Re: Schwalbe Marathon Vs Marathon Plus tyres.

i was given an M+ a few years ago in 28c and fitted it to the rear of a fixed commuter for a full winter's use of some 4000 ish miles. it came off in the spring with barely a mark on it and zero visits. too stodgy a ride for me on a fairly light set up but might be ideal on the heavy bike you descri...
by mig
18 Oct 2018, 10:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bikehut Grease Gun
Replies: 27
Views: 726

Re: Bikehut Grease Gun

what are the origins and first uses of grease?
by mig
6 Oct 2018, 9:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain bouncing off
Replies: 14
Views: 485

Re: Chain bouncing off

I commute on a single speed bike and I’m getting this issue since I put the current chain on - KMC S1. I realise I could keep the chain tighter but I’d rather be able to run it with a little bit of slack. You may have adjusted it with too much slack when you put the new chain on. You should have ab...
by mig
5 Oct 2018, 10:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: is it the end of 23mm tyres???
Replies: 127
Views: 3582

Re: is it the end of 23mm tyres???

the most comfy tyres for me are 23c. schwalbe ultremos. on open pros 32H rims and a 631 frame. run at c.90 psi at the rear and a touch less at the back & i do plenty o' miles on them too. no segs, no boils, no sky jersey. i go bigger for grip & robustness in the crappy weather from about thi...
by mig
3 Oct 2018, 9:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe Lugano Endurance - too tight
Replies: 15
Views: 493

Re: Schwalbe Lugano Endurance - too tight

they're both going on to the same wheel/rim presumably?
by mig
1 Oct 2018, 9:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: reasonable minimum maintenance - winter commuter
Replies: 23
Views: 895

Re: reasonable minimum maintenance - winter commuter

okay so this bike is in use from now onwards. i reckon i''ll clean the chain every 150 miles or so. the current bottle of oil (some halfords bought* blue goo thing or other 'wet lube') is running out.
what's cheap and cheerful oil wise to launch on the chain all winter?

*not by me.
by mig
20 Sep 2018, 10:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: N+1: A fast commuter reverie
Replies: 48
Views: 1370

Re: N+1: A fast commuter reverie

pwa, PH, that's exactly where I was coming from. Not what would be the cheapest, but what could be fun and inspiring as well as highly practical. As you say, any conceivable alternative is normally way more expensive than even a top of the range cycle commute. jim, yes i know it's not really techni...
by mig
19 Sep 2018, 1:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: soles of shoes
Replies: 1
Views: 246

soles of shoes

i use a few lightweight bikes during the summer all equipped with old look delta pedals. the shoes i use have carbon/fibreglass soles and i climb fairly easily in them. i've just given the winter steed a run out today to check it over during storm whatever it is (windy today eh?) and am reminded tha...
by mig
18 Sep 2018, 10:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: worn rims; why you should be concerned and when you should be worried
Replies: 14
Views: 791

Re: worn rims; why you should be concerned and when you should be worried

thanks.

note to self - must replace worn open pro on one commuter bike. looks like it may pop at any time.
by mig
18 Sep 2018, 10:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: N+1: A fast commuter reverie
Replies: 48
Views: 1370

Re: N+1: A fast commuter reverie

mostly the rear rim on my bike ne'er sees even the threat of a brake block. the front gets hammered though. i wouldn't have discs as they look heavy and not at all classical. you might love them though. i'd want the things to work though first time every time through the winter and not need lots of ...
by mig
18 Sep 2018, 10:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: N+1: A fast commuter reverie
Replies: 48
Views: 1370

Re: N+1: A fast commuter reverie

i ride fixed to commute in all but the summer when the gears come out. frankly i'd not look to be inspired by the bike during winter, more look for it to be reliable. i wouldn't choose those wheels in the image as they look flimsy - especially the front one. i have steel frame with track ends - pomp...
by mig
18 Sep 2018, 4:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Blu Tack
Replies: 13
Views: 612

Re: Blu Tack

stuck a badge back on the back of a car with 'sugru' a while back and it hasn't budged one iota. seems to set hard.
by mig
15 Sep 2018, 10:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: reasonable minimum maintenance - winter commuter
Replies: 23
Views: 895

Re: reasonable minimum maintenance - winter commuter

thanks! following on from your drop of oil technique, i hardly - if ever - brake on the rear wheel. i wonder if i could treat it externally with something? i ran some acf50 through the inside in the spring so am hoping that might keep it sweet (although i have no experience over time with that prod...
by mig
14 Sep 2018, 10:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: reasonable minimum maintenance - winter commuter
Replies: 23
Views: 895

Re: reasonable minimum maintenance - winter commuter

thanks! following on from your drop of oil technique, i hardly - if ever - brake on the rear wheel. i wonder if i could treat it externally with something? i ran some acf50 through the inside in the spring so am hoping that might keep it sweet (although i have no experience over time with that produ...
by mig
14 Sep 2018, 12:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Now thats what i call a Cassette !!
Replies: 37
Views: 1422

Re: Now thats what i call a Cassette !!

alexnharvey wrote:
mig wrote:61 x 11 fixed is a good downhill gear.

and cheaper too.


I'd like to see you ride a fixed gear down this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhBPFr3RRso


clearly a 60 x 11 course that one :wink: