Search found 4286 matches

by rjb
27 Jul 2021, 12:52pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Olympics! (spoilers)
Replies: 81
Views: 1160

Re: Olympics! (spoilers)

He riding the right bike for it. :roll:
by rjb
27 Jul 2021, 12:44pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Olympics! (spoilers)
Replies: 81
Views: 1160

Re: Olympics! (spoilers)

rjb wrote: 26 Jul 2021, 1:16pm
foxyrider wrote: 26 Jul 2021, 12:30pm Maybe Tom would've been a better pick than his Ineos team mates for the road race! :lol:

Great performance and a very convincing result
I believe his ineos team mate won the gold medal in the road race.

So who will have the bragging rights in the ineos team. :roll:
And when Philippo Ganna wins the time trial Ineos will have 3 current Olympians in there ranks. :wink:
by rjb
27 Jul 2021, 7:15am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Olympics! (spoilers)
Replies: 81
Views: 1160

Re: Olympics! (spoilers)

Tangled Metal wrote: 26 Jul 2021, 10:50pm What disciplines does Piddock compete in? XC, road and CX I think, but what's his ranking in each? The commentator said three disciplines I think and mentioned CX. Something about Pidcock just liking to ride.
Tom Pidcock is also the current UCI eMTB world champion.
https://www.cyclingnews.com/races/uci-m ... b/results/
by rjb
26 Jul 2021, 5:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cinelli 1R bar clamp bolt
Replies: 46
Views: 683

Re: Cinelli 1R bar clamp bolt

Many years ago I was changing the disc pads on my ford escort when I hit a problem because the calipers needed a 7mm Allan key to release the bolts. Ask a garage to see if they have any m7 X .75 cap screws. You never know unless you ask. :wink:

I had to grind down an 8 mm key to make a tool that fitted.

If you are going to grind down a bigger bolt I would Chuck it up in an electric drill then put it on a bench grinder. Job done in seconds. Then use a die to cut the thread.
by rjb
26 Jul 2021, 1:16pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Olympics! (spoilers)
Replies: 81
Views: 1160

Re: Olympics! (spoilers)

foxyrider wrote: 26 Jul 2021, 12:30pm Maybe Tom would've been a better pick than his Ineos team mates for the road race! :lol:

Great performance and a very convincing result
I believe his ineos team mate won the gold medal in the road race.

So who will have the bragging rights in the ineos team. :roll:
by rjb
26 Jul 2021, 1:09pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Slime inner tubes
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Slime inner tubes

Might be a good thread to record DIY solutions ( :lol: ) in. I tried PVA glue in my daughter's wheelbarrow. Probably didn't put enough in but it did cut the frequency of topping up the air by half. There was also some advice on the Raleigh restoration thread. Can't find the solution at the moment.
Krashper wrote: 4 Jul 2021, 10:19pm Thanks guys :))

In the last post I forgot to mention the pedals. So as you might remember from the initial photos, the pedals were completely toast. The pedals I'm installing are a modern releigh equivalent sold as replacements for choppers/grifters and other vintage bikes. They cost £15, they are non-adjustable so will probably develop slop over time. I thought about drilling a hole in the caps for drainage and easy oiling but I haven't done it yet. One of the advantages that I can see over the original pedals is that the blocks are fixed into position and won't spin around causing your foot to slide off. The blocks are hard plastic so won't wear out like the rubber blocks.

On Friday, my homebrew tyre sealant was put to its first test since I started using it a few months back. I run it in my beater/commuter bike and apart from a successful test I did with board pins when first fitted, it hasn't saved my butt yet... till last friday. It worked very well, just gave a short hiss and sealed instantly. Upon inspection, it was a pretty nasty hole, looks like it was done by a nail, or screw so I'm happy to report that it's a reliable juice recipe :))
by rjb
26 Jul 2021, 8:29am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Olympics! (spoilers)
Replies: 81
Views: 1160

Re: Tom Pidcock

He's just done it. Gold. :D
I'm predicting sales of mountain bikes will go through the roof. Time to dust off your old steed and offer it up for sale. :lol:
by rjb
26 Jul 2021, 8:19am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Olympics! (spoilers)
Replies: 81
Views: 1160

Tom Pidcock

On now. Looks like Tom is bringing home the gold. :D
by rjb
26 Jul 2021, 8:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cinelli 1R bar clamp bolt
Replies: 46
Views: 683

Re: Cinelli 1R bar clamp bolt

You can check the thread pitch by holding your bolt/screw against a standard M5 threaded screw. These are usually M5 X 0.75 or 0.8, if the threads align then it confirms the pitch. :wink:
by rjb
25 Jul 2021, 5:22pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Carrera crossfuse- help
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Carrera crossfuse- help

Some advice from Sheldon Brown on straightening buckled chainwheels. :wink:
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/straighten-chw.html
If the chainwheel is buckled an adjustable spanner clamped on the chainring can be used too tweak it straight.
by rjb
25 Jul 2021, 4:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cinelli 1R bar clamp bolt
Replies: 46
Views: 683

Re: Cinelli 1R bar clamp bolt

Jdsk wrote: 25 Jul 2021, 4:09pm
Mick F wrote: 25 Jul 2021, 4:04pmAs it's a screw, the thread is full, and therefore not a bolt where the thread isn't all the way to the head. Screws are fully treaded, and often called Set Screws.
Just thought I'd add that bit to put the record straight!
"There is no universally accepted distinction between a screw and a bolt."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screw#Dif ... _and_screw

Jonathan

PS: What's this thing called?

Image
sometimes called a chipboard screw. Not sure if this is the correct term though.

Looks like MickF is looking for a M7 x 0.75 cap screw. Not a common size so good luck hunting.
by rjb
25 Jul 2021, 1:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How does track and trace work out isolation days?
Replies: 9
Views: 170

Re: How does track and trace work out isolation days?

It's an advantage to live in a mobile notspot . I don't even have a mobile as it would be as useful as a chocolate teapot around here. :x
How does track and trace work in these circumstances. The industry I worked in prior to retirement even banned mobile phones from the site. We were obliged to turn them off before entering the site or preferably leave them at home.
by rjb
23 Jul 2021, 1:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stuck bars
Replies: 15
Views: 404

Re: Stuck bars

I'm not sure what the problem is. Is the qr arrangement stuck or are the concentric tubes stuck. It may be possible to unbolt the qr mechanism from the external tube which may then help you identify if the tubes are seized together. I would not try to twist the 2 concentric tubes as they may have been designed with an internal pin so they can only slide within each other without twisting. Let us know how your investigations progress. :wink:
by rjb
22 Jul 2021, 9:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Very tight clearance between front derailleur and rear tyre
Replies: 23
Views: 621

Re: Very tight clearance between front derailleur and rear tyre

It looks like you have a bolt on front mech with a separate adapter. You may be able to rotate the clamp a few degrees which would then allow you to move your mech further away from the tyre. A mm or so but it all helps. :wink: