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by mig
26 May 2020, 10:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: When to retire an aluminium frame?
Replies: 8
Views: 593

Re: When to retire an aluminium frame?

"sooner rather than later" methinks.

that said is the intended use to trundle down a flat road at 6mph? or bomb down steep hills and carve hard, off camber sharp turns at the bottom of same?
by mig
26 May 2020, 10:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What's the oldest equipment you'll happily use?
Replies: 16
Views: 778

Re: What's the oldest equipment you'll happily use?

The daily ride which has covered almost 7000km in 2020 (as i can't access my other steeds under Covid restrictions, they are 200 miles away) is a 531c frame from the '90's which until recently had the original drivetrain, bars, seatpost, d/t levers, brake levers, front mech, saddle, stem and headse...
by mig
26 May 2020, 1:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice on tyre sizes
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Advice on tyre sizes

hello & welcome yes any tyre marked '559' fits the rim. the only thing you have to watch is as the '23' number gets larger the tyre's volume increases and may foul parts of the bike frame and components nearest the wheel. i.e it may rub under the brake calipers or on certain parts of the frame a...
by mig
23 May 2020, 4:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Dura-Ace FD-7410 NOS time capsule
Replies: 35
Views: 1267

Re: Shimano Dura-Ace FD-7410 NOS time capsule

...out of interest what was the Ti frameset brucey? a moots? litespeed? burls?... Nothing that fancy. In fact I'm not sure which country it came from exactly (might have been Russia...?), I just fancied trying one, the old road bike was long in the tooth by this stage and it was too good a deal to ...
by mig
23 May 2020, 4:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: KMC Unisex's X10 Chain . . . Chains have a gender ??
Replies: 20
Views: 536

Re: Chain

Fascinating. Lots of bike tools are labelled as "Unisex" on Amazon. I'd never noticed. I'd guess that either they mean "Universal" or that there's a sex flag setting somewhere and the easiest thing to do is select "Unisex". Jonathan that's exactly what it is. if you se...
by mig
22 May 2020, 2:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Dura-Ace FD-7410 NOS time capsule
Replies: 35
Views: 1267

Re: Shimano Dura-Ace FD-7410 NOS time capsule

When I'd packed in racing and was feeling a bit flush I bought a Ti frameset and full 6500 groupset, as a 'present to myself' for use as a summer bike. I still have that bike. Needless to say the FD scrapes like billy-oh when I go for it and the trim clicks don't help (indeed can't, not when there ...
by mig
22 May 2020, 2:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: KMC Unisex's X10 Chain . . . Chains have a gender ??
Replies: 20
Views: 536

Re: Chain

Fascinating. Lots of bike tools are labelled as "Unisex" on Amazon. I'd never noticed. I'd guess that either they mean "Universal" or that there's a sex flag setting somewhere and the easiest thing to do is select "Unisex". Jonathan that's exactly what it is. if you se...
by mig
17 May 2020, 7:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: spoke fitting
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: spoke fitting

yes it's the headless aspect i mean.

how securely do they fit long term?
by mig
17 May 2020, 6:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: spoke fitting
Replies: 8
Views: 368

spoke fitting

have never seen this type of thing before.

as they are bladed spokes i'm left wondering of these were a less than successful idea at some point in time.

anyone seen them in the flesh?

the 'ties' don't look very robust either!
by mig
15 May 2020, 9:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: KMC Ebike chain
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: KMC Ebike chain

none of the above :D
by mig
12 May 2020, 8:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: anything about this very cheap rim? (wheelson)
Replies: 5
Views: 356

Re: anything about this very cheap rim? (wheelson)

whilst i don't doubt any of the above i also wonder how many rims fail QC in any given production run and what happens to them?
by mig
12 May 2020, 2:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 32h training wheels.
Replies: 14
Views: 510

Re: 32h training wheels.

i have used ambrosio excellence rims in the past and they are good for fitting tyres, continental tyres included. they don't fit too easily nor are they the sort where the fitter requires a dictionary to get just the right oaths to shout at them. long term they wear slowly too. at least i found them...
by mig
10 May 2020, 11:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 32h training wheels.
Replies: 14
Views: 510

Re: 32h training wheels.

cheap and light? Ryde chrina, remaining stocks being sold off at £16.99 @ SJS. They are nothing like as heavy as 590g (more like 500 or 520 IIRC) but they do come up a bit large sometimes. If you like using contis, expect them to be incredibly tight. cheers Yep, I use some Chrinas with Conti GP4 Se...
by mig
6 May 2020, 10:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best lightweight inner-tube (presta) for 700x25 tyre?
Replies: 38
Views: 1076

Re: Best lightweight inner-tube (presta) for 700x25 tyre?

…..New tyres are Conti GP4000 700x25 Wheels are Bontrager Paradigm Comp (tubeless ready) rim brake. Some tubes of a given weight are that weight because they are thin walled, others because they are narrow and they have to stretch to fit inside the tyre. [Since working hysteresis (for small deflect...
by mig
1 May 2020, 9:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Oh what fun.
Replies: 9
Views: 656

Re: Oh what fun.

this is why i ride fixed in the winter! :D

good luck :!: