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by fastpedaller
22 Jun 2019, 11:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano hub initial adjustment
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Shimano hub initial adjustment

I have a rather nice NOS Shimano front hub (STX) which I bought recently. I echo Brucey's comments that these hubs need to be adjusted/greased before use....... The bearings were so tight they would barely move (and I resisted the urge, even though it probably wouldn't have caused damage just to tur...
by fastpedaller
22 Jun 2019, 12:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian
Replies: 112
Views: 2833

Re: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian

Three things in this sorry tale are, for me, quite telling 1) The law is for the rich 2) There are complainers and lawyers who are clearly just money grabbers - how much an hour do they charge? 3) I believe the 'general public' and the legal system are somewhat anti-cyclist. Compare this with a cycl...
by fastpedaller
19 Jun 2019, 9:10am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Sheffield magazine under fire after call to 'razor wire' cyclists
Replies: 13
Views: 568

Re: Sheffield magazine under fire after call to 'razor wire' cyclists

I've just sent a message to South Yorkshire Police Commissioner, maybe a few more could spur some action?
by fastpedaller
13 Jun 2019, 10:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: tub rims for a track bike
Replies: 21
Views: 537

Re: tub rims for a track bike

Tubasti? Nah,Conti nowadays but it used to be that "lovely" red Wolber stuff. Maybe my memory failed me ..... was it a Clement cement? whatever it was it set hard and red, and the tyre wouldn't budge in use. On a very hot day once when using the contact type adhesive I ended up riding the...
by fastpedaller
13 Jun 2019, 3:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: tub rims for a track bike
Replies: 21
Views: 537

Re: tub rims for a track bike

i've got a pair of decent ish track hubs sitting in the shed doing not so much. the plan is to build them up into a lightweight pair of outdoor track wheels. so...tub rims....talk to me :) (running the front one with a brake 50% of the time.) I'm not sure what is meant by 'outdoor track wheels'. Ri...
by fastpedaller
13 Jun 2019, 2:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Il Pompino discontinued ! Why & how long ago ?
Replies: 30
Views: 1034

Re: Il Pompino discontinued ! Why & how long ago ?

ratherbeintobago wrote:
alexnharvey wrote:https://www.on-one.co.uk/on-one-bikes-current-projects

An updated pompino with larger clearances is in the list. Petition Brant to make it in 853.


That's good to hear.

If you post his name three times he will appear.

What do you mean by that?
by fastpedaller
12 Jun 2019, 5:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Il Pompino discontinued ! Why & how long ago ?
Replies: 30
Views: 1034

Re: Il Pompino

I wanted one as well. On the STW forum a few weeks ago Brant Richards was on about what is in the pipeline from Planet X. Think there was a Pomp replacement. Actually a Pompetamine would be even better. Disc brakes and track ends. Only for those who want disc brakes. If you want discs then there is...
by fastpedaller
12 Jun 2019, 3:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Il Pompino discontinued ! Why & how long ago ?
Replies: 30
Views: 1034

Re: Il Pompino

A favourite of mine - a really good ride IMHO (54cm). I grumbled to them about their discontinuation (which I think they said was 2 years ago) - why would they discontinue a bike /frame that was clearly popular? It makes little sense to me, but maybe it's to replace with something else that makes us...
by fastpedaller
31 May 2019, 7:01pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: All had helmets
Replies: 45
Views: 1182

Re: All had helmets

And there are those who don't give a tinker 's cuss for the law and any accepted ideas. Something which ISN'T LAW, and also has no evidence to suggest it's "accepted ideas" apart from mass-media and those who don't ride bikes - But hey, you carry on with your blinkered view. Crikey - wish...
by fastpedaller
25 May 2019, 5:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling gifts and merchandise
Replies: 12
Views: 515

Re: Cycling gifts and merchandise

This is the Australian EBay vendor with a range of stuff, including the cushions: https://www.ebay.com.au/str/cyclingfanatic I’ve had some christening presents to buy lately: search term “bike” gives 910 items: https://www.notonthehighstreet.com/ There’s a running theme of things for kids to get th...
by fastpedaller
25 May 2019, 5:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Intimidating Motorists?
Replies: 78
Views: 3209

Re: Intimidating Motorists?

There was a guy in a local cycling club who was legendary for 'sorting out' the really bad motorists. Not to be recommended unless you are 6ft+ and an ex-naval hard man, like he. On one occasion it seems a motorist deliberately drove into him as a 'punishment' for being in the faster moving 3rd lane...
by fastpedaller
25 May 2019, 4:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice For Buying A Cycle Cam
Replies: 22
Views: 807

Re: Advice For Buying A Cycle Cam

. . . . Another time early one Sunday morning 5am approach roundabout on dual carriageway to go straight across. Entering roundabout notice car speeding into it on my left just knew the driver hadn't seen me so rather than go straight on I turned right and the car came up my inside. Both accidents ...
by fastpedaller
25 May 2019, 2:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice For Buying A Cycle Cam
Replies: 22
Views: 807

Re: Advice For Buying A Cycle Cam

I just find it strange that a car suddenly pulled out on you . Really how can that happen ! If I am on my bike or motorcycle I am always riding defensively ie jnct on the left over to the crown of the road if no jnct other side. Is this something you practice ? Crikey - have you never had it happen...
by fastpedaller
24 May 2019, 9:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dented frame repair
Replies: 25
Views: 830

Re: Dented frame repair

It's only minor - heating the bb etc to replace the seat tube will likely cause more serious damage to the frame
by fastpedaller
23 May 2019, 2:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stronglight Bottom Bracket Cup Stuck
Replies: 11
Views: 405

Re: Stronglight Bottom Bracket Cup Stuck

You may be able to use an adjustable peg spanner that is used to remove the 'nut' from an angle grinder (maybe have to grind a bit off the tool, but you'll have the implement to do it :) ). You show a picture of what appears to be the left side cup but say that the problem is with the drive side cup...