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by gxaustin
20 Oct 2019, 4:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bikes and air pockets (General not technical)
Replies: 13
Views: 724

Re: Bikes and air pockets (General not technical)

the Bernoulli principal: half the people argue it keeps planes in the air, the (other) half disagree.


Really? What is the counter argument?
by gxaustin
20 Oct 2019, 4:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What cycling did you do this weekend?
Replies: 36
Views: 871

Re: What cycling did you do this weekend?

Heavy cold so no ride on Saturday. Did 45mls today because my nose dried up a bit. Cold wind today.
(Also 77 and 78 during the week.)
by gxaustin
13 Oct 2019, 6:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shoe sizing
Replies: 21
Views: 680

Re: Shoe sizing

Like Cugel, I buy one EU size bigger - so a 44 instead of a 43.
by gxaustin
7 Oct 2019, 8:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike frame price increase after order placed and paid for legal?
Replies: 36
Views: 1581

Re: Bike frame price increase after order placed and paid for legal?

Why not speak to trading standards for a final verdict?
by gxaustin
1 Oct 2019, 11:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rims worn out. Worth re building anymore?
Replies: 28
Views: 828

Re: Rims worn out. Worth re building anymore?

DT Swiss have a spoke length calculation program. Another I've used is EDD. Recently I bought some Sapim plain gauge spokes for about £16 per wheel, inc spokes. But it should be possible to get some similar rims, dimensionally. I recently found that Halo White Line had the same dimensions as Mavic O...
by gxaustin
30 Sep 2019, 5:28pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Garmin edge 820 explore sold
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Re: Garmin edge 820 explore

PM sent
by gxaustin
30 Sep 2019, 4:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear wheel problem
Replies: 16
Views: 759

Re: Rear wheel problem

How about this: I bet you have changed a tyre and therefore have taken a wheel off. So buy a wheel from Decathlon - £35 + freewheel £10 + chain £10. I know plenty of people who have stuff from Decathlon and it's pretty robust. You could upgrade to a 7 speed cassette/freehub for a bit more. Screw fre...
by gxaustin
23 Sep 2019, 9:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Inline gear cable barrel adjuster with detents/locking?
Replies: 15
Views: 624

Re: Inline gear cable barrel adjuster with detents/locking?

flexi noodle with a locknutted adjuster built in I am using these and they seem to work well. I had the Shram ones on a new bike and they became stiff after a few months. I couldn't get a decent grip on the fixed side without using pliers so they had to go. I replaced them with some brass ones with...
by gxaustin
23 Sep 2019, 9:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: rip off local cycle shop?
Replies: 62
Views: 2522

Re: rip off local cycle shop?

My gear cable broke 50k into a 200k audax (mea culpa). I found the Gloucester Bike Project in Gloucester open (Saturday) and asked for a replacement. It was raining so they said to bring my bike in. I set about getting the old cable off and one of the mechanics spontaneously gave me a hand. After it...
by gxaustin
23 Sep 2019, 9:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New Bib Tights
Replies: 45
Views: 1382

Re: New Bib Tights

I read a piece about Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones (a popular beat combo m'lud) and this revealed that he wore ladies jeans because he's very thin.
by gxaustin
19 Sep 2019, 6:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom Bracket - non drive side cup
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Bottom Bracket - non drive side cup

The non drive side cup of my cartridge BB is aluminium. I plan to put it in an alloy frame. Has anyone had a corrosion problem with ally screwed into ally? I shall of course use copper grease on the threads but I have had to get quite brutal with BBs to remove them from alloy frames before now.
Thanks
by gxaustin
19 Sep 2019, 7:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The worst place in the UK for cycling?
Replies: 88
Views: 3170

Re: The worst place in the UK for cycling?

I don't like cities where cyclists are told to dismount in pedestrianised areas but elsewhere are corralled onto footpaths with pedestrians. Worcester springs to mind, but on the plus side they do have a lot of cycle routes away from the central area.
by gxaustin
19 Sep 2019, 12:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to clean rusty bike wheel?
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: How to clean rusty bike wheel?

I have a reasonable 27" steel rim (wheel) if you want it.
by gxaustin
10 Sep 2019, 4:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pics of your "old fork" trueing stands?
Replies: 11
Views: 665

Re: Pics of your "old fork" trueing stands?

I just stick some tape across the forks and draw lines to mark the centre and rim edges. The front fork is small and goes in a work stand. The rear fork (and frame) also goes in the work stand. I could cut the frame up but it has sentimental value. To check it is true I simply turn the wheel around ...
by gxaustin
25 Aug 2019, 4:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: E Bike - speeding?
Replies: 175
Views: 10561

Re: E Bike - speeding?

One of my friends has an ebike on which the Heart Rate monitor feeds back to the motor control to keep his heart rate at the selected (safe) level. How cool is that? Something we perhaps are not aware of is the drag of different road surfaces. Another friend described how on tar and stone overlays t...