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by wakou222
4 Nov 2012, 8:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Headset bearings
Replies: 23
Views: 3148

Re: Headset bearings

Anyone found a supplier of headset cartridge bearings that don't cost a fortune. Despite many cycle manufactures saying other wise head set bearings are not an industry standard according to several local bearing factors. I just resent paying 10 to 5 quid for each bearing when a near identical, but...
by wakou222
29 Oct 2012, 6:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: radio magic.
Replies: 30
Views: 6037

Re: radio magic.

R6 for grown-up music. R4 for intelligent talk. R5 for when women's hour or the awful You and Yours is on. BBC London 15:00-17:00 and R5 live 09:00-11:00 on Saturday for the legendary Danny Baker, After 17:00 weekdays to R5 for Peter Allen and Aasmah Mir.
by wakou222
2 Oct 2012, 10:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Aldi torque wrench
Replies: 4
Views: 1254

Re: Aldi torque wrench

it is a 1/2" drive wrench; typically these have a lowest calibrated setting of 20-30Nm, but some when set to minimum are less and some are more. For bicycle work a 3/8" drive torque wrench is probably best; but even these will often struggle with low (M5 bolt etc) torque settings. '''''''...
by wakou222
26 Sep 2012, 3:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Koolstops with Shimano RSX Brakes..
Replies: 4
Views: 946

Re: Koolstops with Shimano RSX Brakes..

The slot appears to be 6mm (5.97mm with my super precision 'Lidl' calipers), the OD of the sleeve thingie is '6.47' so 6.5mm......... :(
by wakou222
26 Sep 2012, 1:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Koolstops with Shimano RSX Brakes..
Replies: 4
Views: 946

Koolstops with Shimano RSX Brakes..

Hi guys just a warning from a penitent and now skint cyclist... They do not fit! These are the beasties... http://www.koolstop.com/images/ks-rhd.gif From this page: http://www.koolstop.com/english/road_pad.html Problem is the sleeve nut (s.e.x. bolt) does not ft through the slot in the caliper. I co...
by wakou222
26 Sep 2012, 1:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is this the fastest ever bike change?
Replies: 12
Views: 2307

Re: Is this the fastest ever bike change?

Chapeaux all round!
by wakou222
12 Sep 2012, 10:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New frame, transfer 105 Groupset, BB advice please
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Re: New frame, transfer 105 Groupset, BB advice please

Thank-you Stewart, what wonderful things forums are! 8 mins from post Q to nice clear answer.. :D :D
by wakou222
12 Sep 2012, 10:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New frame, transfer 105 Groupset, BB advice please
Replies: 3
Views: 455

New frame, transfer 105 Groupset, BB advice please

Hi folks, I am impatiently awaiting the arrival of my new frameset, a 2006 carbon Specialized Roubaix. I am planning to strip the bits from my Bianchi, mostly 105, 'converted' to 10sp, (just the brifter and cassette/chain, the mechs etc work OK with the 10sp). My first worry is the BB, will I NEED a...
by wakou222
16 Jun 2012, 1:44am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Paddington to Kings Cross
Replies: 24
Views: 6102

Re: Paddington to Kings Cross

The canal passes close to both stations, towpath is fine for bikes.
by wakou222
6 Jun 2012, 6:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: HAVE YOU EVER.......?
Replies: 20
Views: 7381

Re: HAVE YOU EVER.......?

My camera never recovered from a Christmas treat o a pint of beer.
by wakou222
6 Jun 2012, 3:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why people place carrier bags on the handle bars....?
Replies: 49
Views: 6111

Re: Why people place carrier bags on the handle bars....?

Not so long ago I very neatly sliced a cucumber using this method.
by wakou222
6 Jun 2012, 3:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Retrodirect
Replies: 19
Views: 8927

Re: Retrodirect

Message to self-It`s PEDALING,PEDALING,PEDALING!!! Err no it isn't, pedalling please. :D pedal noun 1 a lever operated by the foot, eg on a machine, vehicle or musical instrument. 2 as adj • pedal bike. verb (pedalled, pedalling; or (especially N Amer) pedaled, pedaling) tr & intr to move or op...
by wakou222
6 Jun 2012, 2:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: France which way - North to South, or South to North..?
Replies: 10
Views: 4424

Re: France which way - North to South, or South to North..?

Thanks for the replies! Basically this issue was based on a logistical thing with transporting bike but now I'm having a total nightmare choosing areas in france to go to- mainly because they are on opposite sides of the country! (I have been reading about areas I hadn't planned on) I want (would l...