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by terry_on_a_bike
10 Nov 2020, 7:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Colnago road frame
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Re: Colnago road frame

Thanks to everyone who commented, I'm convinced now it's a Zeus, it's still a nice frame.
Interestingly it has the Colnago style cloverleaf cutouts on the frame lugs, so they have gone to some effort to pass it off as a Colnago IMHO.
by terry_on_a_bike
9 Nov 2020, 12:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Colnago road frame
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Colnago road frame

Looking for some advice please. I have inherited what I thought was a Colnago road frame, and I was planning to have it repainted and build it up into a vintage road bike. A little bit of internet research however reveals it's probably a fake, since Colnago never used 531, and at least one other com...
by terry_on_a_bike
26 Sep 2020, 2:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seat pin slippage
Replies: 30
Views: 964

Re: Seat pin slippage

Fixed now, by replacing the seat pin with a Condor one. Good quality but not anodised. Just did 20 miles and no slipping. And not a shim in sight. Yippee.
by terry_on_a_bike
6 Sep 2020, 10:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seat pin slippage
Replies: 30
Views: 964

Re: Seat pin slippage

Thanks Brucey - loads of good info there, I've learned a lot. I've just taken the post out and had a good measure with my vernier guage. The post and seat tube are both 27.2. The post is quite a tight sliding fit, so I don't think a shim is called for, so I'm going ahead with the carbon paste. My fa...
by terry_on_a_bike
6 Sep 2020, 7:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seat pin slippage
Replies: 30
Views: 964

Re: Seat pin slippage

Thanks everyone for all your advice. I especially enjoyed reading 'The Shim Question'. What 'The Shim Question' misses though is that there is something actually wrong with my machine, and I really want to know what that is and how to fix it properly. That is classical thinking I reckon. Although th...
by terry_on_a_bike
5 Sep 2020, 1:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seat pin slippage
Replies: 30
Views: 964

Seat pin slippage

How do I stop my seat pin from slowly going down during a ride? I've got a Mercian 531 frame, the aluminium seat pin is the correct size (27.2), it's good quality (Thomson) and it's a nice firm sliding fit in the seat tube. I have de-greased and cleaned the seat tube and the pin, there's no grease o...
by terry_on_a_bike
3 Nov 2013, 3:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26 in suspension forks with mudguard fittings
Replies: 7
Views: 3074

Re: 26 in suspension forks with mudguard fittings

I've finished the job now and very tidy it looks too (IMHO). I used the stainless/rubber clips on the forks and a Tektro brake booster plate on the front (V brake) to get a mudguard bridge fixing. I had to drill some new holes in the mudguard and move the bridge up a bit. I'm not anticipating an ear...
by terry_on_a_bike
28 Oct 2013, 8:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26 in suspension forks with mudguard fittings
Replies: 7
Views: 3074

Re: 26 in suspension forks with mudguard fittings

OK, clips on order. While I was on eBay I also ordered a V-Brake booster plate which I reckon might provide me with a fixing for the top mudguard clip.
In a rather fetching neon green.
I'll let you know how I get on.
by terry_on_a_bike
28 Oct 2013, 4:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26 in suspension forks with mudguard fittings
Replies: 7
Views: 3074

26 in suspension forks with mudguard fittings

Does anyone know if it's possible to buy a reasonably good quality set of suspension forks, for 26 in (MTB) wheel, that incorporate mudguard fittings? I have a pair for 700c that have a hole in the bridge and mudguard eyes at the bottom of the forks, and I would like a pair for another bike that use...