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by Des49
16 Oct 2019, 7:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gluing aluminium sleeve back into press fit BB
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: Gluing aluminium sleeve back into press fit BB

Hi ...but the worry is completing it in time before the glue sets in 5 mins Consider a longer-setting epoxy? There's a thread here (link) Regards tim-b Thanks for that link, which also led me into this https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=82599&p=737995&hilit=bb+sleeve#p73799...
by Des49
15 Oct 2019, 6:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gluing aluminium sleeve back into press fit BB
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: Gluing aluminium sleeve back into press fit BB

Is it five minute araldite that you have? How big is the gap between sleeve and frame? Do you need to find it in alignment whilst it's setting and how can you check it is ok? It is the 5min Araldite I have. The gap is minimal, the sleeve just pushes in and out as long as it is perfectly square whic...
by Des49
15 Oct 2019, 5:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gluing aluminium sleeve back into press fit BB
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: Gluing aluminium sleeve back into press fit BB

Argos at Bristol used red loctite when sleeving a BB on my super galaxy. Hadn't thought of that, a strong thread locking compound may do the job. But this may not bond metal to carbon fibre. In the future there will always be the need to replace the BB again, if the sleeve does move and is too well...
by Des49
15 Oct 2019, 5:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gluing aluminium sleeve back into press fit BB
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Gluing aluminium sleeve back into press fit BB

Hi, Just knocked out a press fit bottom bracket, unfortunately on the NDS the Al sleeve into which the bearing is pressed came out with the bearing!! I have extracted the press fit from the sleeve by putting a cut into the plastic bearing. Everything cleans up ok and there doesn't appear to be any o...
by Des49
12 Oct 2019, 1:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shoes
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Shoes

I have a pair of Sidi WIre shoes too, been using them for training/racing for a few years, paid about half price in a sale. They really don't give or wear in like other shoes, these plastic uppers and ultra rigid soles do not stretch much. My feet are short and wide, not ideal Sidi shape, so I do re...
by Des49
27 Sep 2019, 11:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Are new chain links tighter than old ones?
Replies: 10
Views: 514

Re: Are new chain links tighter than old ones?

I find these KMC chains very good and well worth using. None of my bikes use the full length chain. Carry a spare quick link in your saddle bag and a small chain tool, a reasonable quality tool should be fine to push out a pin. The quick links can easily be closed on the bike but sometimes I do find...
by Des49
25 Sep 2019, 8:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Are new chain links tighter than old ones?
Replies: 10
Views: 514

Re: Are new chain links tighter than old ones?

KMC X8-93 those pins look bull-eye-esque to me, and i'd expect them to be difficult to push out. cheers I use these chains on a few bikes, the pins do need a strong effort to push out. I use an old Rohloff chain tool which is well made, accurate and with a decent sized handle. But with something sm...
by Des49
14 Sep 2019, 7:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schmidt hub generator
Replies: 9
Views: 633

Re: Schmidt hub generator

Just got my wheel back from service, the bearings had developed excessive side to side play. Posted it off to SJS on the 23rd August and it arrived back yesterday. Cheekily I included the broken allen fitting "quick release", which worringly had fractured when tightening it one day, fortun...
by Des49
13 Sep 2019, 3:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Towards Blissful shifting; what about older mechs?
Replies: 18
Views: 793

Re: Towards Blissful shifting; what about older mechs?

My training bike has a late 1980s Campag Chorus front and rear mech, still original, used almost daily unless weather is appalling. Original apart from the rear uses Tacx jockey wheels now. Since the Campag 7sp DT lever springs disintegrated I have had to use a Dia-Comp set, I do miss the indexing a...
by Des49
13 Sep 2019, 3:02pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: The Wheel Fanatyk Jobst Brandt design tensiometer (photos)
Replies: 25
Views: 4179

Re: The Wheel Fanatyk Jobst Brandt design tensiometer (photos)

Thanks for the update and photos, Des49. My Wheel Fanatyk tensiometer came with a conversion chart saying a deflection of 0.35 mm on a 1.8 mm thick spoke equalled a tension of 97 kgf. In 2018 this chart was revised for reasons I forget, now saying 0.35 mm deflection equalled exactly 100 kgf (not a ...
by Des49
13 Sep 2019, 9:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How Old is Your Trangia ..
Replies: 40
Views: 1630

Re: How Old is Your Trangia ..

Mine is from 1983 I think. Was at university and got into climbing and that sort of stuff. On trips I'd seen enough of the faff that others went through lighting other stoves, like tubes of paste to heat up burners, spurts of burning petrol ejecting from a burner and a fire on a park bench! The Tran...
by Des49
11 Sep 2019, 8:37pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: The Wheel Fanatyk Jobst Brandt design tensiometer (photos)
Replies: 25
Views: 4179

Re: The Wheel Fanatyk Jobst Brandt design tensiometer (photos)

Nice pics. I’ve used mine to build about 60 wheels now, everything from heavy expedition to lightweight race wheels and I can’t really imagine a better tool for the job. Even with the standard slide, I find mine very smooth and totally repeatable. I also use the standard mm scale, definitely more a...
by Des49
10 Sep 2019, 4:47pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: The Wheel Fanatyk Jobst Brandt design tensiometer (photos)
Replies: 25
Views: 4179

Re: The Wheel Fanatyk Jobst Brandt design tensiometer (photos)

Thanks des - look forward to hearing more/seeing pics. OK a few more details and pics. I ordered it early March 2018, received it end of July 2018. I decided to upgrade to the linear slider option, an extra 75 Euros. I did not have to but apparently he had a small no. of these sliders in stock from...
by Des49
9 Sep 2019, 8:56am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: The Wheel Fanatyk Jobst Brandt design tensiometer (photos)
Replies: 25
Views: 4179

Re: The Wheel Fanatyk Jobst Brandt design tensiometer (photos)

Did it arrive Des? Used it? Views? Yes, took a while to arrive but this was as expected. The guy who makes them is clearly a busy chap and this is a sideline as can be fitted in. I fully understand this (being in a similar situation with my own business) and was prepared to wait. In fact he is expe...