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by mig
26 Jan 2021, 2:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: It’s OK to be wrong.
Replies: 31
Views: 1064

Re: It’s OK to be wrong.

+1 on Pinarello. I short listed it initially for looks and because my family originate near Treviso, but I was sold after a test ride. Definitely psychologically worth a least two mph! I only ride it during good weather spells and I recently had it re-finished azzuro with Italian flag flashes of re...
by mig
26 Jan 2021, 2:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Reflective tape colours, front, back and sides
Replies: 9
Views: 124

Re: Reflective tape colours, front, back and sides

would recommend any reflective tape being added to parts that move, especially pedals, shoes, overshoes etc. it's far more eye catching than on frames.
by mig
25 Jan 2021, 2:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: It’s OK to be wrong.
Replies: 31
Views: 1064

Re: It’s OK to be wrong.

+1 on Pinarello. I short listed it initially for looks and because my family originate near Treviso, but I was sold after a test ride. Definitely psychologically worth a least two mph! I only ride it during good weather spells and I recently had it re-finished azzuro with Italian flag flashes of re...
by mig
22 Jan 2021, 11:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which rust inhibitors are people using?
Replies: 21
Views: 855

Re: Which rust inhibitors are people using?

always seems to me to be unlikely to do any harm by trying to add something oily into the frame as best as you can. so why not if you have the time and somewhere appropriate to leave the bike afterwards. my winter bike gets some oil down the seat tube (at the same time as re-greasing the seat post) ...
by mig
17 Jan 2021, 9:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Flying Gate
Replies: 23
Views: 929

Re: Flying Gate

really made by jack taylor? or a flying gate frame resprayed with the decals added afterwards?
by mig
16 Jan 2021, 12:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre rotation
Replies: 24
Views: 841

Re: Tyre rotation

re. tyre wear what do people find about the old chestnut of 'maturing' tubs/tyres? when they were being cleared years ago i bought a small stack of 28c marathon HS308 tyres and stored them in a cupboard in a loft space. dry and dark. after a year or so one was put on the rear wheel of a fixed commut...
by mig
15 Jan 2021, 1:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre rotation
Replies: 24
Views: 841

Re: Tyre rotation

i tend to concentrate more on checking that both tyres are currently in good order than getting as much wear as possible out of each cover. i rarely fully wear out a tyre anyway before some other issue arises - cut side walls, deep nicks in the tread etc. over and above that on my daily use bikes i ...
by mig
13 Jan 2021, 11:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: shabby cranks: painted vs anodised vs polished
Replies: 47
Views: 1598

Re: shabby cranks: painted vs anodised vs polished

i have never liked black chainsets, rings, rear mechs etc for the same reasons. a little 'patina' is okay but, as you say, cranks soon suffer very much with bad wear in these cases. i once had a spare track 48T ring that i used on a fixed commuter many years ago. i always thought that it made the bi...
by mig
9 Jan 2021, 11:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Time to replace rim?
Replies: 42
Views: 1537

Re: Time to replace rim?

do people tend to find that rims, generally, wear evenly? both side to side and around the rim? what sort of pressure would a road type brake block apply to a rim? i'm lucky in that fact that my rear wheels last longer in the winter as most of my miles are on fixed so i rarely use the back brake. i'...
by mig
4 Jan 2021, 1:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Campag 13 speed
Replies: 50
Views: 1644

Re: New Campag 13 speed

this is exactly what i need for my commuter bike!

how much is it? is there a special, accompanying, 13 'speed' tyre to go with it? :wink: :lol:
by mig
28 Dec 2020, 3:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: sheds
Replies: 3
Views: 254

sheds

https://twitter.com/i/status/1343157428486078469

incredible discipline and skill.

many sheds out there akin to this one?
by mig
27 Dec 2020, 10:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Velox rim tape woe - Hot weather?
Replies: 8
Views: 1373

Re: Velox rim tape woe - Hot weather?

https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m20b0s165p1065/VELOX-Cloth-Rim-Tape which rim tape do people usually fit to a 15 internal width rim? 13 wide enough or prone to slipping around? 16 too wide and has a tendency to make tyre fitment awkward? i have never had a full set of these rims tapes in one place and ...
by mig
27 Dec 2020, 10:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: spoke gauge numbers
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: spoke gauge numbers

interesting theories. i wonder if the 2/1.6 measurement that 531colin mentions has, over time, been lost in translation and become mistakenly 2.16.

have finished the wheel it 'helped' build anyway. i'm happy with it.
by mig
26 Dec 2020, 7:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: spoke gauge numbers
Replies: 5
Views: 289

spoke gauge numbers

i bought a relatively inexpensive spoke tension gauge earlier this month mostly to check the readings on an existing wheel for curiosity's sake more than anything else. as they do the tool comes with a thin metal disc into which slots are cut so spoke gauges can be measured. the one with this tool h...
by mig
21 Dec 2020, 3:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's good about winter cycling
Replies: 60
Views: 2071

Re: What's good about winter cycling

i love a winter ride when i've got no real place to go and a bit of time to pedal and ponder. get togged up and go. ps. i don't like the low winter sun though. granted the aesthetic qualities but the combination of low sun, often wet roads plus dirty/misty car windscreens makes a dangerous combinati...