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by K1566
2 Feb 2019, 4:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BB30 bottom bracket observations
Replies: 5
Views: 845

Re: BB30 bottom bracket observations

I can only speak of the one that was fitted to my bike.This was an FSA BB30 bottom bracket. Comprising two plastic press fit shells and a plastic sleeve,two ball bearing races and an couple of plastic washers. No means of keeping wate4 out of it. I sure there are better types available but. This par...
by K1566
28 Jan 2019, 9:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BB30 bottom bracket observations
Replies: 5
Views: 845

Re: BB30 bottom bracket observations

Think I might put some silicon around the seal when I fit the new one
by K1566
28 Jan 2019, 7:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BB30 bottom bracket observations
Replies: 5
Views: 845

BB30 bottom bracket observations

Just wondering what other people’s experience of BB30 bottom brackets has been. I ask as I bought a preowned cyclocross bike which had little use.I used it for a dry Paris Roubaix sportive and it’s not had hardly any other use since as I ride other bikes. When doing some general maintenance the othe...
by K1566
27 Sep 2018, 7:29pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hip replacement and cycling
Replies: 38
Views: 8104

Re: Hip replacement and cycling

Nearly two weeks post op now,swelling diminished and getting about on sticks. Can already feel the arthritic pain is gone just a bit sore from the operation.Excellent treatment at North Downs hospital. Going to stick religiously to recovery programme and build up gradually. Enforced immobility gives...
by K1566
31 Aug 2018, 3:58pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hip replacement and cycling
Replies: 38
Views: 8104

Re: Hip replacement and cycling

[url][/url]Thanks for all your replies, I’m going to have it done I know it makes sense.
Regarding epidural and sedation are you aware of what’s going on or are you completely out of it. Think I’m going to go that route as recovery from anaesthetic is quicker I believe.
by K1566
27 Aug 2018, 9:12am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hip replacement and cycling
Replies: 38
Views: 8104

Re: Hip replacement and cycling

I’m due to have a hip replacement in three weeks,I’m 59 and have been active cyclist ,walker etc all my life. To say the least I’m anxious about the surgery and whether I will be able to realistically return to my previous level of fitness. I considering postponing the operation until I’m older and ...
by K1566
19 Jul 2018, 9:32pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hip replacement and cycling
Replies: 38
Views: 8104

Re: Hip replacement and cycling

I’ve just turned 59 and have got my THR booked in for Sept. Having read the posts on here I’m encouraged about how people can get back to riding and achieve their personal goals. I’m nervous about it to say the least as road riding is my passion. But currently I’m getting frustrated by constant pain...
by K1566
9 Jan 2018, 8:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How do I use my Garmin 520
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: How do I use my Garmin 520

Thanks for your replies and advice it’s much appreciated I’ll have a play around and get to grips with it.
Cheers
by K1566
9 Jan 2018, 6:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How do I use my Garmin 520
Replies: 3
Views: 207

How do I use my Garmin 520

Last year I received a lovely Garmin 520 bike computer as a present. The only thing is I don’t have a clue what Im doing with it.Ive been on a couple of rides and recorded the trips but that’s the limit of my experience. I know it’s got lots of features,navigation etc but I just can’t work out what ...
by K1566
31 May 2016, 10:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Running 29 tooth sprocket on a short cage rear mech
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: Running 29 tooth sprocket on a short cage rear mech

Thanks for the advice folks I'll give it a go
by K1566
30 May 2016, 12:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Running 29 tooth sprocket on a short cage rear mech
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Running 29 tooth sprocket on a short cage rear mech

Hi, I have a 52/42chainset and a short cage Campagnolo centaur rear mech circa 2003. I've got a set of wheels with a 13/29 cassette on it that I intend to put on this build. Does anyone know if this will work okay as I don't want to have to buy another longer cage rear mech if I don't need to. Lots ...
by K1566
4 Sep 2014, 10:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: campag ergo levers for a triple chainset
Replies: 14
Views: 621

Re: campag ergo levers for a triple chainset

Thanks for all the replies my ergo levers are circa 2003
by K1566
4 Sep 2014, 6:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: campag ergo levers for a triple chainset
Replies: 14
Views: 621

campag ergo levers for a triple chainset

Advice please. I've been running Campag Centaur on a compact chainset. I'm considering building a new bike and putting a triple chainseton it and utilising most of the componets I already have. I already have a long reach rear mech. I know I will need to change the bottom bracket, but will I be able...
by K1566
28 Jul 2014, 11:27am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Titanium frame repairs are they worth it?
Replies: 26
Views: 4983

Re: Titanium frame repairs are they worth it?

Have emailed Van Nicholas to see what they say re warranty I've got the original receipt at home, fingers crossed. :(
by K1566
28 Jul 2014, 11:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Titanium frame repairs are they worth it?
Replies: 26
Views: 4983

Re: Titanium frame repairs are they worth it?

Enigma at hailsahm quote £120 per hr (one hr minumum)