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by Manc33
7 Aug 2020, 6:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dent in carbon caused by front mech clamp, is it damaged?
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: Dent in carbon caused by front mech clamp, is it damaged?

tim-b wrote:The clear coat has obviously blistered in your photo and will need to be made good before moisture gets in beneath the epoxy and starts wicking through the CF.


Cheers tim-b I never thought about this.
by Manc33
7 Aug 2020, 2:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dent in carbon caused by front mech clamp, is it damaged?
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: Dent in UD carbon caused by front mech clamp, is it damaged?

The 'UD coating' you speak of … you mean paint? Well it's just probably the paintwork that is marked, like you get with the fitting of lots of FD clamps. I don't know if it is paint, it's like a clear coat or something, you can see it bubbling on the images and there's other parts of the frame wher...
by Manc33
6 Aug 2020, 8:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dent in carbon caused by front mech clamp, is it damaged?
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Dent in carbon caused by front mech clamp, is it damaged?

I can't tell if the carbon tube is damaged, or this is just a depression in the UD coating?* *I mean the clear coat stuff the frame is lacquered with/clear coat. The depression is shallow, I'd say probably 0.25mm, if that. I know tapping around it with a penny can't tell you much but the pitch sound...
by Manc33
6 Aug 2020, 7:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools
Replies: 164
Views: 3184

Re: Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools

I do not think pubs harm the brain,though alcohol consumptiion may do if excessive.Similarly cycling can be posed as hazardous if you fall off and bang your head.Most activities are thus potentially hazardous. Right but you can't damage brain cells by cycling, whereas drinking really any amount wil...
by Manc33
5 Aug 2020, 6:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Five speed freewheels; then and now.
Replies: 19
Views: 701

Re: Five speed freewheels; then and now.

I've always favoured having an odd number of sprockets, so there's always a middle sprocket. 11-speed doesn't shift as well as 9-speed did (XTR shifter and XT rear mech in both cases). It shifts acceptably well, but there's definitely a slight delay there that wasn't there on 9-speed. It seems the f...
by Manc33
2 Aug 2020, 9:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...how easy or difficult it is to make money in the cycle trade?
Replies: 19
Views: 1617

Re: ...how easy or difficult it is to make money in the cycle trade?

I sometimes look at Spa Cycles stuff and wonder how they can do such a cheap deal on it. For example those Zicral 7075 aluminium chainrings, dirt cheap for what you're getting.
by Manc33
2 Aug 2020, 8:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How not to lock up your bike
Replies: 40
Views: 1363

Re: How not to lock up your bike

Look what they did to this guy :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4herWkGMiaM
by Manc33
2 Aug 2020, 8:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: wot's going on here, then??
Replies: 18
Views: 497

Re: wot's going on here, then??

I wonder why they all on mountain bikes and not BMX.

simonineaston wrote:I can't hear any foul language!


Posh Southerners. :lol:
by Manc33
2 Aug 2020, 5:02am
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: Stolen: Planet X XLS Pro, Trek Domane SL6 2017 (x2), Beacon bF22, Giant Terrago 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 79

Stolen: Planet X XLS Pro, Trek Domane SL6 2017 (x2), Beacon bF22, Giant Terrago 2007

These aren't my bikes, but I found a listing on eBay where the listing is there to detail bikes that got stolen and it doesn't look like the guy posted on this forum so I am reproducing the listing here: Stolen Bikes: From North Leeds, 9th June 2020 Planet X XLS Pro, carbon, black, cyclocross/road b...
by Manc33
31 Jul 2020, 3:12pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Highway Code revisions: Consultation open until 27 October 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 3216

Re: Highway Code Revision - hierarchy of road users.

ChrisButch wrote:Hard to keep up with today's sequence of government pro-active travel announcements.


This is why I don't bother trying to keep up and voila, the problem is suddenly solved.
by Manc33
31 Jul 2020, 2:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: if having to buy a bike on frame measurements alone, whats MOST important?
Replies: 64
Views: 1836

Re: if having to buy a bike on frame measurements alone, whats MOST important?

I had the saddle on a seatpost with 50mm setback so it was 34mm further back than I had it on my Thomson - but it felt weird. There were also times it felt like I could accidentally pedal backwards, which seems odd considering the saddle position, I would have thought it would be the other way aroun...
by Manc33
30 Jul 2020, 6:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: if having to buy a bike on frame measurements alone, whats MOST important?
Replies: 64
Views: 1836

Re: if having to buy a bike on frame measurements alone, whats MOST important?

The title says "a bike". The difference between flat bars and drop bars is enormous. The seat tube angle and top tube length that's correct on flat bars, is going to have you too stretched out on drop bars. The seat tube angle and top tube length that's correct on drop bars, is going to ha...
by Manc33
29 Jul 2020, 8:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: I made a bike fitting calculator (rough), needs testing by more people...
Replies: 0
Views: 158

I made a bike fitting calculator (rough), needs testing by more people...

I have made a spreadsheet where you put in your effective top tube length, your seat tube angle and your inside leg measurement (with the same shoes you're using for cycling) and hopefully it spits out a rough percentage for the size of bike you need. It's only ever going to be rough because it's us...