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by gxaustin
20 Oct 2021, 11:55pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Tiagra 10sp crankset
Replies: 0
Views: 163

Tiagra 10sp crankset

I have some unused compact Tiagra cranks that are surplus to requirements (having been given an Ultegra crankset).
Its silver and has been taken out of it's packaging.
I'm looking for £45 or near offer. I do have some virtually new chainrings too, if needed for a small fee.
by gxaustin
20 Oct 2021, 11:48pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 700c Rims
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: 700c Rims

i have a pair of Gipiemme rims for discs. they are unridden but one has been built into a wheel.
i'm thinking of going tubeless so could sell for £50 the pair.
by gxaustin
20 Oct 2021, 11:40pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Shimano 105 50t 4 bolt chainring
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Shimano 105 50t 4 bolt chainring

Hi
I've sent a PM.
by gxaustin
19 Oct 2021, 11:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...how to solve a very first world (steel) bike problem...
Replies: 26
Views: 1582

Re: ...how to solve a very first world (steel) bike problem...

I'm going to admit I have no idea what my preferred reach is other than more relaxed than sporty.
You could measure your most comfortable bike?
by gxaustin
19 Oct 2021, 10:58pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Shimano 105 50t 4 bolt chainring
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Shimano 105 50t 4 bolt chainring

I have an Ultegra 50t which has done one ride. I don't want a bigger one though because I run 46t
by gxaustin
19 Oct 2021, 5:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what is your oldest piece of cycling kit?
Replies: 58
Views: 1438

Re: what is your oldest piece of cycling kit?

I have a 1978 Falcon Olympic and the Berthet pedals, Pete Salisbury shoes and Caradice saddle bag I bought shortly after. I have the odd tyre lever and spoke key from my dad - 30s, 40s? I also have the sales receipt for my first bike - a secondhand 17" 3sp Phillips I bought in 1960.
by gxaustin
19 Oct 2021, 4:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sprocket famine
Replies: 23
Views: 1283

Re: Sprocket famine

Feeling smug with spares for everything - and I had enough bits to make 2 bikes up over lockdown :D
Mind you I'm about to fit my only spare chainwheel, but the old one lasted 25,000 miles.
Costs have gone mad and availability is worse.
by gxaustin
17 Oct 2021, 8:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tubing diameters
Replies: 16
Views: 668

Re: Tubing diameters

Valbrona wrote: 16 Oct 2021, 8:21am I don't think anyone who runs those courses market them as 'an opportunity to build your ideal frame'. You get a standard kit and a chance to learn basic framebuilding skills.
Oversized frame tubes will of course require a set of oversized lugs.
I had 853 frame tubes and forks with Columbus chain stays (oval) and seat stays (thin as possible 11mm). So much for a standard kit. I had a huge choice of lugs (but not too fancy). The geometry was based on my best bike, which had been fitted properly, and the resulting bike is excellent. The dimensions were applied to their test frame to check, in case refinements were needed. I asked for space for mudguards, without toe overlap. BBD will do you a bike fit if you need. I chose to have an A-head steerer but most would probably go for quill.
Phone them and ask.
by gxaustin
15 Oct 2021, 11:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What force does a quick release skewer create?
Replies: 36
Views: 1172

Re: What force does a quick release skewer create?

I tighten mine so I can undo them. I can tighten them more but then need tools to undo them.
by gxaustin
15 Oct 2021, 11:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Today's tip
Replies: 21
Views: 994

Re: Today's tip

Mike_Ayling wrote: 15 Oct 2021, 1:34am No need to fold the plastic notes a single layer is strong enough.
So how do you get an unfolded note into a road bike tyre?
by gxaustin
15 Oct 2021, 11:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tubing diameters
Replies: 16
Views: 668

Re: Tubing diameters

I built a frame at BBD using small diameter tubing, to be more old school. I love it and it rides really well. 25" frame. I loved the course and had a great time.
by gxaustin
2 Oct 2021, 8:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Endurance bikes - British manufacturers ?
Replies: 47
Views: 1773

Re: Endurance bikes - British manufacturers ?

David2504 wrote: 2 Oct 2021, 6:23pmSabbath?
I don't think Sabbath frames, now marketed by Spa, are made in the UK
by gxaustin
29 Sep 2021, 6:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling clothing - where to buy
Replies: 25
Views: 1152

Re: Cycling clothing - where to buy

Shorts only last a year or two before they start to get translucent around the bottom
I only have that problem with some Assos bib shorts and have to wear a long base layer to ensure modesty.
However, I have never had the problem with my favourite Lusso bibs, which have been worn far more. One pair of Progel are about 7 years old and are still wearable, if a little faded, though not translucent. I wear them under my winter tights.
Because Lusso are made in Manchester they can be contacted to ask for advice. I have no connection with them but did get some legs adjusted a bit to fit my legs better and they were very helpful. I have a 38" bottom and medium fits best, if that's any help. If you like a more relaxed fit, I do find my older Large shorts still work OK too.
by gxaustin
21 Sep 2021, 9:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cleaning a new chain
Replies: 33
Views: 1339

Re: Cleaning a new chain

me too but gxaustin .
I've also made a cold lube by dissolving wax in xylene as per Aus cycles video, the Colder UK climate needs higher proportion of xylene to keep it liquid in the bottle. to use in between waxes so far so good.
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That's interesting thanks.