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by MikeDee
24 Jan 2021, 12:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rust free/resistant chains
Replies: 14
Views: 505

Re: Rust free/resistant chains

It's amazing I've posted this question on other forums and some people here and there still feel the need to tell me what they put on their chains or how rubbish THEY think my method of chain lubrication is. The question was: Does anyone have any recommendations for rust resistant/free chains? The ...
by MikeDee
23 Jan 2021, 10:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rust free/resistant chains
Replies: 14
Views: 505

Re: Rust free/resistant chains

90W gear oil might work, won't be pretty though but would be hard to wash off and should protect from corrosion.
by MikeDee
23 Jan 2021, 10:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguard screws sheared off and embedded in frame
Replies: 34
Views: 944

Re: Mudguard screws sheared off and embedded in frame

Maybe you could take the bike to a machine shop and they could drill out and extract the screws without damaging the threads, or if damaged, can redrill, retap and helicoil.
by MikeDee
22 Jan 2021, 11:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: bike mirrors?
Replies: 86
Views: 16995

Re: Rear View Mirror

I'd like to try a mirror that is slightly convex, like a right side mirror on a car. The Take-a-Look mirror is flat and I do have to move my head slightly to the left to see behind. I wonder if a convex mirror would be better in this regard?
by MikeDee
22 Jan 2021, 9:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Taya Rollerless Chain
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Taya Rollerless Chain

Brucey, what do you think about this chain? https://bikerumor.com/2021/01/20/taya-onza-evo-light-rollerless-chain-lighter-faster-quieter-longer-wearing-in-11sp-12sp/ I'm skeptical, as roller chains replaced rollerless type chains many many years ago. My first thought was it would increase chainring ...
by MikeDee
22 Jan 2021, 9:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: bike mirrors?
Replies: 86
Views: 16995

Rear View Mirror

The Take-a-Look mirror is generally viewed as the best mirror in the US. I do know how difficult they are to get in the UK. They make two sizes (I use the smaller one). Eyeglass mounted. I think they can be mounted on the helmet, but am unsure about that. They work great and I feel unsafe riding wit...
by MikeDee
18 Jan 2021, 7:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 3x10 gears with Bar end Shifters
Replies: 21
Views: 774

Re: 3x10 gears with Bar end Shifters

I'm running 10 speed bar end shifters and 8 speed Deore LX derailleurs. Cables are run under the bar tape and the cranks are Deore 9 speed triple cranks. Works great.
by MikeDee
13 Jan 2021, 3:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dented top tube; DIY repair
Replies: 22
Views: 1167

Re: Dented top tube; DIY repair

I've seen where people put a short leather top tube protector over the dent.
by MikeDee
2 Jan 2021, 9:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: More braking power - bigger discs or upgrade to hydraulics?
Replies: 17
Views: 603

Re: More braking power - bigger discs or upgrade to hydraulics?

I'd upgrade the brakes because it sounds like the ones you have aren't very good. To put on larger rotors you need to find adapters that fit your old calipers and that's probably not doable.
by MikeDee
2 Jan 2021, 6:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: More braking power - bigger discs or upgrade to hydraulics?
Replies: 17
Views: 603

Re: More braking power - bigger discs or upgrade to hydraulics?

I've got Hayes Stroker Trail hydraulic brakes and went to 205 rotors on the front and 180 in the back because of a lack of braking power on a 29er. Swiss Stop pads as well. Bigger rotors work. Hydros are better than mechanical. You may want to do both. Because of the wheel size, 29ers need bigger ro...
by MikeDee
24 Dec 2020, 12:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How long do chains & sprockets last ?
Replies: 101
Views: 2990

How long do chains & sprockets last ?

Therefore i can tell you on a tightly articulated chain roller wear is important. It may not be a standard but they more they wear the more the chain can move and ride up the sprocket teeth. http://pardo.net/bike/pic/fail-006/000.html "Note also that roller/bushing wear does not affect pitch o...
by MikeDee
23 Dec 2020, 9:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How long do chains & sprockets last ?
Replies: 101
Views: 2990

Re: How long do chains & sprockets last ?

When did roller wear become a "thing"? Old time experts like Jobst Brandt said that roller wear was irrelevant. Now everybody and their brother are jumping on the band wagon concerned about roller wear. Roller clearance is not even a standardized dimension among chain manufacturers as chai...
by MikeDee
20 Dec 2020, 4:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: R8020 disc brake Cracked ceramic piston
Replies: 26
Views: 1040

R8020 disc brake Cracked ceramic piston

I wonder how good these pistons and seals are? Probably allow more heat transfer to the brake fluid. What material is in the center of the piston? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bicycle-Hydrau ... 4453444527
by MikeDee
19 Dec 2020, 4:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: An easy to use track pump head?
Replies: 34
Views: 1022

An easy to use track pump head?

Lezyne Airbleed. The airbleed is for bleeding the pressure from the hose. Screws on easily. Pump to required pressure ......... Mercian rear sits at 120psi and Moulton rear at 100psi. Press the bleed button to release the pressure in the hose only . Unscrew easily. Hardly any friction in screwing o...
by MikeDee
18 Dec 2020, 11:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How long do chains & sprockets last ?
Replies: 101
Views: 2990

Re: How long do chains & sprockets last ?

OldLimey wrote:
hamish wrote:There's nothing wrong with changing a chain, prematurely, as far as I know, but that's what you get with the Park CC2.


I'm beginning to think that's not so bad, if it saves the cassette and chainrings.