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by Brucey
16 Sep 2019, 7:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedal Standardisation
Replies: 44
Views: 1829

Re: Pedal Standardisation

yes, I think that is exactly what they are, first version multirelease cleats. You can tell they are first generation because they don't have the square 'ears' and they have a much smaller radius at the nose and tail where they bear against the claws.

cheers
by Brucey
16 Sep 2019, 5:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: feels like a stiff link, but.....
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: feels like a stiff link, but.....

also see additional comment about possible chain faults

Trying a different wheel with/without the same cassette/chain should tell you something.

cheers
by Brucey
16 Sep 2019, 5:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: feels like a stiff link, but.....
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: feels like a stiff link, but.....

could there be a fault in the freewheel mechanism? For example play in the freehub bearings? Sometimes this can cause the freewheel mechanism to skip forwards one (ratchet) tooth at a time. FWIW stiff links are often most easily found by detensioning the chain (eg by holding the bottom of the RD for...
by Brucey
16 Sep 2019, 12:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...how to stop decals peeling off
Replies: 15
Views: 487

Re: ...how to stop peeling

I doubt I'd get them on straight..... …..I'm liking PH's idea for painting on with a stencil..... …. My painting skills leave much to be desired. slightly confused by this; IME using a stencil is more difficult than applying stickers, and the result is if anything more easily damaged by scratching....
by Brucey
16 Sep 2019, 12:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton-esque build; guess the weight
Replies: 15
Views: 629

Re: Brompton-esque build; guess the weight

you presumably have a Mu Uno? One gear, coaster brake at the back? This is listed (probably optimistically) at 9.9kg as standard. Mudguards and rack must be pretty light if they come in at 0.5kg. No push along wheels? -each to his own. I doubt very much that occasionally lifting an extra kg would be...
by Brucey
16 Sep 2019, 12:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 3.2 MM Spoke - Find A Tap?
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Re: 3.2 MM Spoke - Find A Tap?

Hi, , spoke shank is 3.2 mm so in between 8 & 9 swg, nipple is 10 g? eh? What chart are you looking in? 10g in SWG is 3.251mm FWIW brass can usually be cleaned of corrosion product using chemicals, eg a weak acid. I'd try that. I'd also note that a smaller tap with the correct (44tpi ?) pitch c...
by Brucey
16 Sep 2019, 12:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...how to stop decals peeling off
Replies: 15
Views: 487

Re: ...how to stop peeling

Q. Will Spa supply new transfers? If so, I might just renew them when they get tatty. Anyone used two-pack in an aerosol can? I am slightly put off by the fact that the shelf life of the can (once the parts are mixed) is not long. It'd be OK if you were using a whole can at once, e.g. on a whole bik...
by Brucey
16 Sep 2019, 12:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton-esque build; guess the weight
Replies: 15
Views: 629

Re: Brompton-esque build; guess the weight

IIRC the listed weight I saw most recently for M+ tyres in that size was 480g, but I might have remembered that wrongly. If so I think you could save 280g per tyre without too much difficulty. However if the bike's utility value is diminished in any way then it just becomes a toy rather than a tool....
by Brucey
16 Sep 2019, 11:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disk brake rubbing after wheel change
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Disk brake rubbing after wheel change

what you might find is that the wheel doesn't sit 'in the right place' after the brake has been used a few times. It isn't unusual for such wheels to move around when the brakes are used. Thus I'd ride the bike and use the brake hard a few times before concluding there was or wasn't a rub. I'd also ...
by Brucey
16 Sep 2019, 11:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 3.2 MM Spoke - Find A Tap?
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Re: 3.2 MM Spoke - Find A Tap?

10g comes from SWG (standard wire gauge) definitions. If there is some underlying rationale behind SWG I don't know what it is exactly. The usual 10G spoke thread is 44tpi, and this isn't terribly close to any metric thread pitch. I was wondering if there was an M3.5 thread that was close enough to ...
by Brucey
16 Sep 2019, 12:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 3.2 MM Spoke - Find A Tap?
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Re: 3.2 MM Spoke - Find A Tap?

they do sound like 10G spokes to me. Not sure where to get a tap from.

cheers
by Brucey
15 Sep 2019, 10:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton-esque build; guess the weight
Replies: 15
Views: 629

Re: Brompton-esque build; guess the weight

OK, time to tell then. The shop's scales said 9.5kg, or about 21lbs. Hefting the bike told me that the scales were not far off. Lighter than standard but I thought it'd be a bit lighter than that. I guess the tyres/tubes are ~280g porky each, the saddle is similarly heavy and the mudguards probably ...
by Brucey
15 Sep 2019, 9:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Newbie headset question
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Newbie headset question

FWIW the 30.0mm steerer diameter where the crown race locates is standard. The crown race needs to work with the lower headset bearings. IIRC the correct crown race for use with most NRS models has an additional dust shield. The bung and the top cap parts are easily bought separately. The bung size ...
by Brucey
15 Sep 2019, 9:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How Old is Your Trangia ..
Replies: 34
Views: 1201

Re: How Old is Your Trangia ..

AFAICT the strap mounts on the windshield have 'trangia' writ in either an italic script or something that looks like Times new Roman lower case. The latter is found on 1980s stoves. A handle with holes and the italic script on the strap mounts indicates between the early 1970s (when the holes were ...
by Brucey
14 Sep 2019, 10:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How Old is Your Trangia ..
Replies: 34
Views: 1201

Re: How Old is Your Trangia ..

pedalsheep wrote:.... too much wind.


and that was before the sausage and beans.... :wink: ....

cheers