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by alexnharvey
12 Dec 2019, 3:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tightening spokes on one side of a wheel
Replies: 16
Views: 459

Re: Tightening spokes on one side of a wheel

Manc33 wrote:OK cheers folks.

alexnharvey wrote:What happens if you flip the wheel? Is the discrepancy reversed.


It would be but I can't because it's got a disc brake.


I was not suggesting it as a solution, rather as a means of diagnosis.
by alexnharvey
11 Dec 2019, 10:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The perfect cable lube.
Replies: 13
Views: 533

Re: The perfect cable lube.

Shimano so41 cable grease.
by alexnharvey
11 Dec 2019, 3:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tightening spokes on one side of a wheel
Replies: 16
Views: 459

Re: Tightening spokes on one side of a wheel

What happens if you flip the wheel? Is the discrepancy reversed.
by alexnharvey
7 Dec 2019, 5:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Extra rear LED light - large diameter?
Replies: 31
Views: 1055

Re: Extra rear LED light - large diameter?

That light's pretty much the antithesis of this thread's question, (which large diameter dynamo light) so you post about an intensely bright, small diameter battery light. Did that escape you? https://www.thegeekycyclist.com/product-reviews/cygolite-hotshot-100/ Cons Can be Blinding to Other Users. ...
by alexnharvey
7 Dec 2019, 4:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Extra rear LED light - large diameter?
Replies: 31
Views: 1055

Re: Extra rear LED light - large diameter?

I haven't seen one in the night, or if I have it wasn't noteworthy at the time.
by alexnharvey
7 Dec 2019, 5:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carerra Removeable V Brake Post: Size
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Carerra Removeable V Brake Post: Size

You can probably find bolts around the shed to offer up. For example, the single bolt type saddle clamp should be m8x1.25 whereas many rear axles are m10x1. Between the two you should be able to confirm the diameter and thread pitch.
by alexnharvey
6 Dec 2019, 10:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Extra rear LED light - large diameter?
Replies: 31
Views: 1055

Re: Extra rear LED light - large diameter?

I truly agree with you. Large diameter rear lights are the best. I was coming home and possibly engaging some silly commuter racing and the man behind me, who I'd passed a minute earlier, unfortunately hit a wet manhole cover and fell off. Stopped to check on his welfare and, after finding him in on...
by alexnharvey
6 Dec 2019, 6:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub Dynamo for winter commute.
Replies: 44
Views: 2490

Re: Hub Dynamo for winter commute.

I don't really care if there are other cars or cyclists heading my way Hmm, username checks out. There are many poorly lit cyclists and a few blinding ones in Cambridge. Their ignorance or inconsiderateness is not a good reason for being ignorant and inconsiderate yourself, not least because you bl...
by alexnharvey
5 Dec 2019, 9:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub Dynamo for winter commute.
Replies: 44
Views: 2490

Re: Hub Dynamo for winter commute.

I don't really care if there are other cars or cyclists heading my way Hmm, username checks out. There are many poorly lit cyclists and a few blinding ones in Cambridge. Their ignorance or inconsiderateness is not a good reason for being ignorant and inconsiderate yourself, not least because you bl...
by alexnharvey
5 Dec 2019, 3:44pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 31.8mm drop bars 40-42cm, 1 v-brake
Replies: 1
Views: 312

Re: 31.8mm drop bars 40-42cm, 1 v-brake

Still looking for a v brake and classic curve bars.
by alexnharvey
5 Dec 2019, 7:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Supercommuter?
Replies: 112
Views: 20556

Re: Supercommuter?

I was running a fixed genesis day one for commuting until last week. Dynamo lights. Nearly all bolts replaced with stainless. Some attempts at sealing it up. Waxed drive train. Xt rear hub with a bolt on sprocket filled with some semi fluid grease. Gone to be replaced by a Surly cross check because ...
by alexnharvey
4 Dec 2019, 7:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Amusing video about Cervelo being shoddy
Replies: 31
Views: 1783

Re: Amusing video about Cervelo being shoddy

You're now making stuff up to suit your argument. He makes custom ones and off the peg BBs but mostly a variety of BB adapters it seems. You don't have to buy a new unit from him when the first wears out. You just replace the bearings, which he sells, but they'rere a standard size. Which he disclose...
by alexnharvey
3 Dec 2019, 9:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Amusing video about Cervelo being shoddy
Replies: 31
Views: 1783

Re: Amusing video about Cervelo being shoddy

How can you fit bearings squarely in a shell that is not square, not aligned and not round?

He certainly labours his points but then it seems maybe not sufficiently for some.
by alexnharvey
1 Dec 2019, 8:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain Care
Replies: 82
Views: 6491

Re: Chain Care

The honey seller at the farmers market normally has some but recall thinking it was a bit expensive but not the exact price.
by alexnharvey
1 Dec 2019, 7:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain Care
Replies: 82
Views: 6491

Re: Chain Care

I bought a candle making wax pellet mix that had 10% beeswax from eBay.

I should also say that although rust is often evident on the chain after wet weather, it is not showing as worn on my chain checker (park tool). Whether that remains the case as gritting becomes more frequent is another matter.