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by LittleGreyCat
18 Oct 2019, 9:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: ED painting on Spa frames
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: ED painting on Spa frames

Have you considered they may have put plugs in the openings to stop paint getting inside the frame? Interested in the answer as well. wouldn't it be beneficial to have the frame painted inside though? No reason not to do it with other painting methods if there was a clear benefit. Spray painting pr...
by LittleGreyCat
18 Oct 2019, 9:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Small wheel blowouts - options?
Replies: 94
Views: 1894

Re: Small wheel blowouts - options?

One thing not touched on so far. I am assuming that very little heat is dissipated down the spokes, because they are both very light and slim, and also not integral with the rim but fitted into a hole. I recall (although I haven't been able to find a picture yet) that at one point there were cast al...
by LittleGreyCat
18 Oct 2019, 8:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: ED painting on Spa frames
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: ED painting on Spa frames

Have you considered they may have put plugs in the openings to stop paint getting inside the frame?
Interested in the answer as well.
by LittleGreyCat
15 Oct 2019, 2:43pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 65
Views: 1716

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

Well, I do have some kind of minor lurg. :( However correlation is not causation. I had been out for a couple of coldish dampish rides the two previous days. I suspect that it is a reaction to the vaccine, though. Edit: Friday now and it seems to have more or less cleared, although I am still tired ...
by LittleGreyCat
14 Oct 2019, 6:44pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 65
Views: 1716

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

Just had mine.
I was feeling a bit tired anyway, and now I'm feeling a bit crap.
My left arm was aching and I thought "Grrr...flu jab" then I remembered I had it in my right arm.
Right arm now aching a little.
Then again it could just be the weather.
by LittleGreyCat
12 Oct 2019, 8:57pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Support vehicles and "rules".
Replies: 11
Views: 359

Support vehicles and "rules".

One advantage of a support vehicle could be that if you couldn't for some reason find accommodation directly on your route, you could cycle to the nearest point on the route and then get a lift to the overnight stop then back to where you left off in the morning. This seems to be acceptable as you a...
by LittleGreyCat
12 Oct 2019, 6:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur capabilities - source?
Replies: 17
Views: 542

Re: Front derailleur capabilities - source?

I went to the web page linked, and saw: "The SHIMANO SORA R3030 front derailleur is compatible with wide ratio, 3x9 speed gear combinations." That's about it. No mention of tooth counts, maximum, minimum or gap. You have to click on the little down arrow to expand the table:- MODEL NO FD-...
by LittleGreyCat
12 Oct 2019, 6:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur capabilities - source?
Replies: 17
Views: 542

Re: Front derailleur capabilities - source?

I went to the web page linked, and saw: "The SHIMANO SORA R3030 front derailleur is compatible with wide ratio, 3x9 speed gear combinations." That's about it. No mention of tooth counts, maximum, minimum or gap. Scroll down to the section headed "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS". At the ...
by LittleGreyCat
12 Oct 2019, 6:53pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Request for help with PhD Research
Replies: 13
Views: 606

Re: Request for help with PhD Research

"Chronic" condition covers a multitude of sins. Asthma,T1 and T2 Diabetes for a start. CKD (as discussed in another thread). Piles, I assume. Arthritis? I'm sure that there is an enormously long list of ongoing (therefore chronic) as opposed to short term (therefore acute) conditions which...
by LittleGreyCat
12 Oct 2019, 6:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur capabilities - source?
Replies: 17
Views: 542

Re: Front derailleur capabilities - source?

Just to underline the point about advertised compatibility or lack of it. You can look at the Shimano "Compatability Chart" https://productinfo.shimano.com/#/com?cid=C-453&acid=C-455 .. If you look for 'drivetrain for road' -> 'front drivetrain compatibility' -> '3 x 9 speed' .... you...
by LittleGreyCat
12 Oct 2019, 6:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur capabilities - source?
Replies: 17
Views: 542

Re: Front derailleur capabilities - source?

I am currently working my way through shimano.com and there is an overwhelming amount of information about individual components on how to fit and service them. However, for example, I haven't yet found a document for a front derailleur which says something like "this FD is designed for a road...
by LittleGreyCat
11 Oct 2019, 1:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur capabilities - source?
Replies: 17
Views: 542

Re: Front derailleur capabilities - source?

It might help if you told us exactly what you are hoping to achieve. <snip> As in the OP, I am hoping to find some kind of look up table which lists the capabilities of individual components such as front mechs. So that, for example, if I have a Sora AB-1234 front mech I can quickly check what the ...
by LittleGreyCat
10 Oct 2019, 12:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur capabilities - source?
Replies: 17
Views: 542

Front derailleur capabilities - source?

In a discussion about gearing and gear changing strategies I saw several different options for a triple. So I went looking for some kind of table or specification which said what overall spread and inter-ring spread each derailleur was designed for (and how far you could go outside the design specif...
by LittleGreyCat
10 Oct 2019, 11:50am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 3 Day Suffolk Tour
Replies: 30
Views: 614

Re: 3 Day Suffolk Tour

Just been reading the 4 Day Norfolk Tour recommendations. As I’m thinking of doing nearly similar length in Suffolk. I thought train from Liverpool Street, London to Darsham and riding on from there, via the coast, to Norwich (via Lowestoft). Already had a couple of great suggestions re a plan to c...
by LittleGreyCat
9 Oct 2019, 5:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear changing strategy; how do you use a triple?
Replies: 61
Views: 1644

Re: Gear changing strategy; how do you use a triple?

@531colin - I've just passed 69 so not that far behind you. Mind you, I am in flat Suffolk and I assume that you ride in Yorkshire which can require lower gearing. :shock: I'm not knocking Spa in any way - I bought a standard touring bike and love it to bits generally. :D It is only in this discussi...