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by toontra
17 Oct 2020, 6:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Towns and Villages in Wiltshire
Replies: 28
Views: 848

Re: Towns and Villages in Wiltshire

May I suggest Corsham, Gastard, Neston, Whitley and Rudloe - all in the same vicinity.
by toontra
16 Oct 2020, 5:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM Force 22 crankset and P2M spider - hidden bolt issue!
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: SRAM Force 22 crankset and P2M spider - hidden bolt issue!

Thanks Valbrona. Interesting stuff about the ramps and pedal strokes.

It now appears that there is a concealed hole at 180 degrees, so that would tie in with what you're saying. Now just need to somehow get the pin out and re-position it (it seems to be riveted in).
by toontra
16 Oct 2020, 1:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM Force 22 crankset and P2M spider - hidden bolt issue!
Replies: 2
Views: 152

SRAM Force 22 crankset and P2M spider - hidden bolt issue!

I’ve just tried to fit a Power2Max NGeco power meter spider onto my Force 22 chainset. The problem is the P2M spider isn’t configured for the hidden bolt, so now the pin that prevents shipping between the crank arm and chainring is in the wrong place (out in the open). Also the hidden bolt is now ex...
by toontra
11 Oct 2020, 11:10am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Incitement to murder
Replies: 38
Views: 2612

Re: Incitement to murder

In my personal experience, the Met don't give a damn about crimes against cyclists. You only get justice if you have enough evidence to bring a private prosecution.
by toontra
4 Oct 2020, 9:50pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Liège-Bastogne-Liège. 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 973

Re: Liège-Bastogne-Liège. 2020

Hirschi would have won the sprint. Alaphilippe got what he deserved - being made to look like a prize [rude word removed].
by toontra
4 Oct 2020, 10:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wahoo Skipping gears
Replies: 12
Views: 323

Re: Wahoo Skipping gears

This happened to me on my new Kickr. I spent ages reindexing the gears which didn't help. They were all new components and the indexing was fine on the bike with its back wheel on. Eventually I solved the problem! When mounting the bike on the Kickr the dropouts weren't fully engaged. It's easy to ...
by toontra
4 Oct 2020, 9:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wahoo Skipping gears
Replies: 12
Views: 323

Re: Wahoo Skipping gears

This happened to me on my new Kickr. I spent ages reindexing the gears which didn't help. They were all new components and the indexing was fine on the bike with its back wheel on. Eventually I solved the problem! When mounting the bike on the Kickr the dropouts weren't fully engaged. It's easy to m...
by toontra
2 Oct 2020, 2:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 1040
Views: 41219

Re: Is Trump Mad?

I wonder whether Trumps covid19 diagnosis is a politcal cold - after his disasterous debate - I wonder if his advisers think that best to keep him bundled away from any more debates? That was my first thought. The Tories kept Johnson away from the media wherever possible in the run-up to the last e...
by toontra
29 Sep 2020, 3:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best route through London South to North
Replies: 38
Views: 951

Re: Best route through London South to North

Kentish town road/Highgate Rd/Highgate W.Hill/B159(North Hill)/Gt.North Road/High Road which is the A1000 (over North circular) through Finchley and carry on along it (High Rd/still A1000) all the way to Chipping Barnet. As you go through the high street keep St.John the Baptists church on your lef...
by toontra
27 Sep 2020, 10:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Switching from SPD to SPD-SL
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Re: Switching from SPD to SPD-SL

I'm in the same boat. Been using SPD's for years. When I got a "proper" road bike a few years ago I fitted SPD-SL's cause that's what people use! After my foot skittering off the pedal taking off from lights a few times I gave up. Every once in a while I give them another go for a few ride...
by toontra
27 Sep 2020, 12:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?
Replies: 22
Views: 736

Re: autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?

In intermediate conditions I wear lightweight long-fingered gloves under fingerless mitts. Older mitts have usually become baggy enough to allow this - I also have some mitts in larger sizes bought for the purpose. Gives a variety of uses. On cold mornings that heat up during a ride you can take the...
by toontra
21 Sep 2020, 7:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: UN55 BBs not so good anymore?
Replies: 62
Views: 2155

Re: UN55 BBs not so good anymore?

the chaincase type is designed to trap a bracket ~1.5 to 2mm thickness between the RH cup and the frame. It is accordingly slightly longer where it fits to the frame, so (if no chaincase is used) the BB can be used with a +2mm BB shell or with spacers to fine tune the chainline. cheers Ah OK. Thank...
by toontra
21 Sep 2020, 4:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: UN55 BBs not so good anymore?
Replies: 62
Views: 2155

Re: UN55 BBs not so good anymore?

Thanks for that info - really useful!

Just had a look for online sales of the UN300. Some retailers seem to offer 2 versions of each length - one presumably standard, the second labeled "for chain case". Any idea on the possible difference (if any)?
by toontra
21 Sep 2020, 7:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: UN55 BBs not so good anymore?
Replies: 62
Views: 2155

Re: UN55 BBs not so good anymore?

Sweep wrote:There are still also of course the various other ST units Spa sell, for they have never seemed to major on the Shimano unit.

Do folks have any views on these various Spa alternatives?


Also interested in any reports of the Spa units in service!
by toontra
18 Sep 2020, 9:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: UN55 BBs not so good anymore?
Replies: 62
Views: 2155

Re: UN55 BBs not so good anymore?

This thread reminded me to get in a spare UN55. I was shocked to see the price has almost doubled in the last 2 years. Cause they're on the way out? Is there a decent equivalent?