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by Neil C
8 Jul 2018, 12:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sora shifters technical advice needed
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: Sora shifters technical advice needed

More discussion of using barbag with 'washing line' cables here.
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by Neil C
5 Mar 2018, 2:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: My Spider is Untrue
Replies: 12
Views: 528

Re: My Spider is Untrue

First thing I would do is remove crank, clean up hole and axle, and re-mount 180 degrees out. Then re-measure.

If this improves matters don't forget to realign left hand crank. :)

(TBH the first thing I would probably do is try to adjust the front mech and ignore the wobble.)
by Neil C
13 Nov 2017, 6:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tools you never knew you needed until you got one
Replies: 170
Views: 13440

Re: Tools you never knew you needed until you got one

Go to the homepage and scroll across the large banner to find "Free Shipping Week". Or just trust me and use "FreeShipWeek" as a voucher code.

I only found it by accident and it runs out today. That's what tipped me into buying.
by Neil C
13 Nov 2017, 4:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tools you never knew you needed until you got one
Replies: 170
Views: 13440

Re: Tools you never knew you needed until you got one

Those Knipex pliers wrenches look like wonderful tools, but I was having trouble justifying the price. However having just saved £70 by querying my car insurance renewal I decided to reward myself! A 125mm example has just been ordered from Westfalia for £31.99 (Free delivery today). An early Christ...
by Neil C
29 Aug 2017, 12:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Decline in Forum usage?
Replies: 112
Views: 6968

Re: Decline in Forum usage?

I seem to remember that there used to be a list of who was on line, it used to give a list of members, the number of guests and number of bots. I can't see it now. Maybe my old memory is playing tricks on me. It is showing for me at the bottom of the "Board Index" page. Who is online In t...
by Neil C
19 Jun 2017, 4:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Unequivocal chain wear measurement?
Replies: 16
Views: 2201

Re: Unequivocal chain wear measurement?

This is a very timely thread as only this morning I measured the wear on two of my bikes using the 12" ruler method. (My 10-speed chain appeared to have 1.5% of wear :( - how did that creep up on me?) I revisited both bikes and tried Brucey's method. With a new chain on the worktop, the jaws of...
by Neil C
2 May 2017, 6:09pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Hillingdon 1 - BHPC first race
Replies: 12
Views: 7069

Re: Hillingdon 1 - BHPC first race

I'm just wondering what happens when he stops Just watch the last few seconds of the video - he lowers a stand and grinds to a halt without any drama. I cycled over to watch the races but got there just as the last race was starting. I saw Mike Burrows but he was lying on the grass having a nasty p...
by Neil C
30 Jan 2017, 7:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Postmodern speed limits
Replies: 23
Views: 1482

Re: Postmodern speed limits

Speed limit in Windsor Great Park is 38mph.
by Neil C
10 Dec 2016, 2:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Clamp around seat post (not frame)
Replies: 39
Views: 3794

Re: Clamp around seat post (not frame)

Get a rear light from a pound shop and just use the half of the bracket that goes round the seat post.
by Neil C
5 Dec 2016, 12:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A Bike Designed To Rust?
Replies: 23
Views: 3263

Re: A Bike Designed To Rust?

With Cor-Ten you design the thickness of steel you need and then add a few millimetres to allow for the protective rust layer. That would end up with some very thick and heavy tubing.

And I wouldn't fancy trying to get a seatpin or BB out after a year or two.
by Neil C
28 Nov 2016, 2:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wobble Bike
Replies: 15
Views: 1838

Re: Wobble Bike

There is "Wobbly John" sometimes otp.

http://xntrick.co.uk/

Also videos on Youtube.
by Neil C
2 Oct 2016, 10:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake Caliper Recessed Nut - Minimum Engagement?
Replies: 33
Views: 3698

Re: Brake Caliper Recessed Nut - Minimum Engagement?

What it really needs is a caliper with a longer stud. which you can get. Well, you can get a new, longer bolt for your DP caliper if it is tektro or shimano. Unfortunately its not one of those makes. A quick google suggests they are only available on a slow boat from China for $6 a pair, minimum or...
by Neil C
2 Oct 2016, 3:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake Caliper Recessed Nut - Minimum Engagement?
Replies: 33
Views: 3698

Re: Brake Caliper Recessed Nut - Minimum Engagement?

Thanks for all the replies. Friday certainly was a learning day. I got an 8mm longer sleeve nut from my LBS and thought that my problems were over. However I didn't account for the fact that the while the hole in the back of the fork is large enough for the 8mm sleeve nut, the hole in the front of t...
by Neil C
30 Sep 2016, 1:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake Caliper Recessed Nut - Minimum Engagement?
Replies: 33
Views: 3698

Brake Caliper Recessed Nut - Minimum Engagement?

I have just taken the front brake caliper off my new bike to adjust a few things. Less than three full turns of the Allen Key and the caliper was free!

I have yet to discuss with the dealer and get a longer nut but what do you consider to be safe for the minimum engagement of the recessed nut?