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by fastpedaller
22 Oct 2019, 11:03pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Baseball cap helmet
Replies: 13
Views: 372

Re: Baseball cap helmet

It doesn't look too dissimilar to a bump cap from screwfix for 5.99. I use one when I'm venturing into the loft!

https://www.screwfix.com/p/bump-cap-black/3539d
by fastpedaller
21 Oct 2019, 11:03pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Spa cycles steel frame tourer 57cm (sold)
Replies: 10
Views: 867

Re: Spa cycles steel frame tourer 57cm

boink wrote:Well..I put starting bid of £200 on the bike. Was absolutely convinced it'd get at least near to the reserve of £400. Sold for £200.

If you put a reserve of £400 on it, how did it sell for £200?
by fastpedaller
20 Oct 2019, 10:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 9 into 7 won't go.....
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: 9 into 7 won't go.....

AIUI the criteria are:- the gap between sprockets needs to match the shifter - as long as you've used 9s spacers that will be correct. The total width has to 'match' the cassette body (this can be achieve by using thinner spacers to arrive at the 'target width') the high/low limit screws need adjust...
by fastpedaller
18 Oct 2019, 8:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: ED painting on Spa frames
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: ED painting on Spa frames

LittleGreyCat wrote: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?
by fastpedaller
18 Oct 2019, 3:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing a stuck chainring bolt
Replies: 63
Views: 1534

Re: Removing a stuck chainring bolt

On your separate point on grease, i did note that this brand new chainset had no grease at all on the bolts and sleeves. I always thought this was good practice when screwing metal to metal. I noted the same lack of grease on the threads of my Spa triple chainset when I bought it 5 years ago - the ...
by fastpedaller
18 Oct 2019, 2:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: ED painting on Spa frames
Replies: 5
Views: 449

ED painting on Spa frames

This is the explanation of the frame painting on Spa's website:- All Spa Cycles branded frame and forks are ED Coated. (ED stands for Electrophoretic Deposition. For steel frame bicycles, what this means is that the conductive steel frame and fork are placed in an liquid that has paint particles sus...
by fastpedaller
18 Oct 2019, 10:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which bike?
Replies: 24
Views: 794

Re: Which bike?

Use lighter tyres and stay with the guys - only downside is you may puncture, which will give you a break whilst the repairs happen :lol:
by fastpedaller
15 Oct 2019, 10:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Amusing video about Cervelo being shoddy
Replies: 19
Views: 934

Re: Amusing video about Cervelo being shoddy

Would a mis-shaped bottom bracket shell (as in the video) not be a warranty issue? But (as with most retail 'warranty issues' ) the retailer may dodge the bullet by saying "we need to ask the manufacturer", and the manufacturer will say "there's nothing wrong with it". This then...
by fastpedaller
11 Oct 2019, 10:39pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 85
Views: 2230

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

A bit off -topic, but when I was a child I had Mumps TWICE, yes, that's correct. I had a 'sling' tied around my head to support the swollen glands! - must have been quite a sight :shock:
by fastpedaller
10 Oct 2019, 8:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cassette question
Replies: 28
Views: 1113

Re: Cassette question

Note that with 7s (BITD) the sprockets were 2mm thickness, and up to/including UG most sprockets were made of hard, relatively brittle steel that was relatively slow-wearing but would crack if you shifted clumsily under full power too often. With modern sprockets they are are made of softer steel (...
by fastpedaller
9 Oct 2019, 8:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cassette question
Replies: 28
Views: 1113

Re: Cassette question

Having in the past run a chain to 1%, and found I then had to replace the cassette as well, I now run to 0.5% and have found this works ok with a new chain. I'd like to know what others think re the longevity of these modern parts though...…… Years ago when I was using regina freewheels, a 10 speed ...
by fastpedaller
8 Oct 2019, 10:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 3 in 1 Oil
Replies: 18
Views: 882

Re: 3 in 1 Oil

I tried chain saw oil and although it said on the bottle "anti fling" it flung off all over! Maybe I pedal faster than a chain saw :lol:
My lubricant of choice is TF2
by fastpedaller
5 Oct 2019, 7:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Go left Young man/woman ......go left.
Replies: 19
Views: 990

Re: Go left Young man/woman ......go left.

it's all to do with keeping our sword at the ready - we should really be all on the right!
by fastpedaller
5 Oct 2019, 7:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "Gusset" under downtube
Replies: 67
Views: 2021

Re: "Gusset" under downtube

Contract frame manufacturers will make whatever someone pays them to. They will not be concerned if a brand orders a batch of frames with an inherently weaker design that they suspect - or know - will result in an unacceptable number of breakages and returns, because it is not their reputation that...
by fastpedaller
5 Oct 2019, 6:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "Gusset" under downtube
Replies: 67
Views: 2021

Re: "Gusset" under downtube

I squirted waxoyl (well, ok the Lidl equivalent :D ) into that area 5 years ago on my Spa tourer and it's caused no problem. I have to say I think waxoxl is a superb product (and the Lidl one seems as good)…….. Many years ago on one of my kit cars I noticed a chassis member was receiving drips of wa...