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by mig
26 Sep 2020, 10:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?
Replies: 14
Views: 412

Re: autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?

defeet dura gloves

classic
by mig
25 Sep 2020, 1:15pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Worlds TT (spoilers)
Replies: 21
Views: 637

Re: TT Bike Handling (Chloe Dygert)

hey...who changed my thread title!!?? :lol: i enjoyed the race and the commentary but obviously badly marred by such a terrible crash. heal well young lady and come back stronger. i take it that the men's course uses the same corner? i'd hope that the padding arrangement is extended just in case. lo...
by mig
24 Sep 2020, 2:03pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Worlds TT (spoilers)
Replies: 21
Views: 637

Worlds TT (spoilers)

on now on the BBC red button. quite an interesting commentary too.

yes i'm working from home today :wink:
by mig
23 Sep 2020, 7:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Yet another reason to avoid carbon frames
Replies: 278
Views: 9987

Re: Yet another reason to avoid carbon frames

This was on a titanium frame. for2.jpg Apparently the fork failed cycling along a smooth road with no potholes, and has been found to have catastrophic voids. User has suffered broken neck, paralysis, among other things, and is still in a coma. Frame builder makes their own Ti, and forks god knows ...
by mig
23 Sep 2020, 3:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Yet another reason to avoid carbon frames
Replies: 278
Views: 9987

Re: Yet another reason to avoid carbon frames

could be but i wonder how much a thorough test would cost! i wouldn't want to be checking a frame, rim etc used for my commute being checked as regularly as it is bumped on my local roads. I've linked to a couple of Raoul Luescher's videos above. Luescher Technik charge AUS$200 (approximately £100)...
by mig
23 Sep 2020, 1:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Yet another reason to avoid carbon frames
Replies: 278
Views: 9987

Re: Yet another reason to avoid carbon frames

Are there any suitably competent people in the UK offering NDT inspection, including ultrasound scanning, of carbon fibre bikes and parts? Given the major downturn in aviation as result of Covid-19, I wonder if there is now a surplus in the aviation industry of people with those skills, for whom in...
by mig
22 Sep 2020, 2:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gear ratios, in inches
Replies: 43
Views: 1608

Re: Gear ratios, in inches

Trying to work out my best ratio for single speed/ fixed. I haven't ridden fixed for some years, I recently bought a Specialized Langster to put on a set of rollers ,to get fit again, occasionally I will want to ride it on the road on dry days & saints days. I've counted/calculated current gear...
by mig
17 Sep 2020, 3:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Too many broken spokes on handbuilt wheel
Replies: 19
Views: 794

Re: Too many broken spokes on handbuilt wheel

... i wonder if stress relieving them initially actually aids the process of them breaking? no, absolutely not. In the few cases of 'bad Sapim spokes' I have encountered in the flesh, the spokes are typically so badly embrittled that they will snap like a carrot when you take a loose spoke and try ...
by mig
16 Sep 2020, 11:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Too many broken spokes on handbuilt wheel
Replies: 19
Views: 794

Re: Too many broken spokes on handbuilt wheel

i take it that the series of replacement spokes didn't break down the line? just the originals?

spokes like that must be substantially weaker than normal to break in the middle. i wonder if stress relieving them initially actually aids the process of them breaking?
by mig
14 Sep 2020, 10:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: First time Road Bike
Replies: 11
Views: 289

Re: First time Road Bike

i'm wondering why you're looking at a 'road' bike for your commute when you've had 'no issues' with the bike you have.
by mig
9 Sep 2020, 4:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front dynamo light
Replies: 18
Views: 629

Re: Front dynamo light

B&M IQ-X is my preferred Choice for Commuting. Its not cheap but its on special at Rose at the moment https://www.rosebikes.co.uk/b-m-iq-x-led-headlight-837399 £68 pounds its a bright light with a great spread and sharp cut off. I use it to commute all year round on mix of residential/ urban an...
by mig
9 Sep 2020, 1:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front dynamo light
Replies: 18
Views: 629

Re: Front dynamo light

where do you ride? lit streets? pitch black, twisty country lanes? etc
by mig
2 Sep 2020, 10:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Home built disc wheels
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Re: Home built disc wheels

wasn't a khamsin plywood or similar? a mate had an 'aero disc' cover for the back of his tandem BITD. some sort of fabric thing it was. made a hell of a noise! when we acquired an early HED disc years ago we were told that the usual issue was the bonding of the skin to the hub and that the extra twi...
by mig
2 Sep 2020, 10:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: drilling a frame
Replies: 14
Views: 683

Re: drilling a frame

953 doesn't seem to be widely used to me. the price is, no doubt, a factor.

what are its main characteristics? and is it really 422 better than the classic? :wink: anyone got one?
by mig
2 Sep 2020, 9:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Will I be wasting money?
Replies: 60
Views: 2504

Re: Will I be wasting money?

i would ride the bike you have to a) see if you are going to keep cycling (the weather is unlikely to improve from now on) and b) see if your ideal position has changed over such a long 'off' period.

establish those things then spend the money if you want to.