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by Gattonero
16 Oct 2019, 8:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cheap 10 speed Campag Spare Wheel for Turbo Trainer
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: Cheap 10 speed Campag Spare Wheel for Turbo Trainer

Bike shops usually have old wheels with worn out rims, since you are riding indoors you don;t need to use very high pressure and even if the rim cracks the most you'll have is to scare your dog/cat/neighbours :wink:
by Gattonero
16 Oct 2019, 8:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Heavy "ish" Saddle Bag Mounted on Seat Rails ???
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: Heavy "ish" Saddle Bag Mounted on Seat Rails ???

The last two links do not work.
And bear in mind that you don;t want a lot of weight cantilevered away from the saddle, makes the bike feel funny.
Ideally, the closer to the saddle, the better. No surprise why Carradice are still widely used :D
by Gattonero
16 Oct 2019, 8:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Jacket recommendation for present
Replies: 12
Views: 618

Re: Jacket recommendation for present

I'm not a big fan of hoods either, for using on a proper road bike it's a sure "no", but for commuting they can be very useful.
by Gattonero
16 Oct 2019, 8:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Going Tubeless - What Size Tape??
Replies: 16
Views: 531

Re: Going Tubeless - What Size Tape??

I agree with gatto's comment about the tape going too far in the lower illustration but I would also comment that, with thin tape, this is the lesser of two evils if the alternative is that the tape leaves any kind of a bare spot on the rim shoulders. cheers Not really, tubeless rims are most unlik...
by Gattonero
16 Oct 2019, 7:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Going Tubeless - What Size Tape??
Replies: 16
Views: 531

Re: Going Tubeless - What Size Tape??

How about cutting a strip of paper until it fits the internal profile of your rim to fit as per the previous comments then measure it and get that width tape ? You need to get the measurement of the tape as if is competely sticking onto the rim, difficult to get with paper only. Maybe can use a pie...
by Gattonero
15 Oct 2019, 8:27am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Jacket recommendation for present
Replies: 12
Views: 618

Re: Jacket recommendation for present

Never seen using a jacket over the rucksack, surely the jacket would fit badly. Fwiw, I've always had good luck with Endura stuff, also have a look at Alpkit: some of their jackets can be a bit expensive but wel worth the money. I bought the "gravitas" model when it was discounted (and it ...
by Gattonero
15 Oct 2019, 8:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: [Brompton BWR] Removing left-hand side bearing race?
Replies: 17
Views: 364

Re: [Brompton BWR] Removing left-hand side bearing race?

Those metal labirynth-seals, are best removed with a suitable diameter of metal wall plug. by doing so, you exert a uniform pressure and the seal will come off without any distortion. Also, better thn a screwdriver is an old allen-key (6 and 8mm are good for this) that has been cut about 45º where i...
by Gattonero
15 Oct 2019, 8:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Amusing video about Cervelo being shoddy
Replies: 19
Views: 923

Re: Amusing video about Cervelo being shoddy

I've watched a few of those 'Hambini' videos and find them a bit cringeworthy to be honest. I've no doubt that the things he says are true, (and as an engineer myself I know some of them are true) but his delivery is far too over the top for me to watch too many. I guess that his delivery is part o...
by Gattonero
15 Oct 2019, 8:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Amusing video about Cervelo being shoddy
Replies: 19
Views: 923

Re: Amusing video about Cervelo being shoddy

That brand is the paramount for the foolish cyclist. Do you know that the previous UK distributor gave up because could not cope with warranty claims? :lol: I won't even bother looking about, totally useless stuff unless you have money to burn (which you may as well give to a cycling charity organiz...
by Gattonero
15 Oct 2019, 8:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A rampant evil at large - Commuter Cyclists beware
Replies: 24
Views: 1617

Re: A rampant evil at large - Commuter Cyclists beware

Anti-theft measures: Fully loaded bike, weighs 50 kg with luggage Very big or very small bike, if one is under 150 cm or over 190 cm Fixie. Not many of the ****s could ride one :? You may as well use a more "sensible" bicycle and carry 30kgs of locks? I don'y think everyone is that strong...
by Gattonero
15 Oct 2019, 8:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A rampant evil at large - Commuter Cyclists beware
Replies: 24
Views: 1617

Re: A rampant evil at large - Commuter Cyclists beware

And beware of people stealing bicycle parts: in London there seem to be a spree for cutting down cables and stealing the whole handlebars and front wheel, of if those are locked they'll steal the shifters only. Beware of people selling shifters without proof or purchase, or shifters that are missing...
by Gattonero
15 Oct 2019, 8:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where did I see cable pull for Shimano gears listed?
Replies: 10
Views: 579

Re: Where did I see cable pull for Shimano gears listed?

I find those litsts very useful, and especially the J-Tek stuff (though the latter gave me mixed results with S.A. hubs), but only in exceptional circumstances. For the most, to stick with manufacture's reccomendation is a lot less headache :D
by Gattonero
15 Oct 2019, 8:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bianchi Collectors Bike
Replies: 8
Views: 861

Re: Bianchi Collectors Bike

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A word of advice: I've seen many of those frames with fatigue and cracks in the rear dropouts, avoid anything that shows "bubbling" of the paint! :(
by Gattonero
15 Oct 2019, 7:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Going Tubeless - What Size Tape??
Replies: 16
Views: 531

Re: Going Tubeless - What Size Tape??

How do I know what size tape I need to convert to tubeless ... The rim tape needs to be wide enough to amply cover the spoke holes but not so wide it won't fit inside the rim. The rim tape usually stretches a little and so you can get away with a rim tape a little bit wider than the rim, or you can...
by Gattonero
30 Jun 2019, 8:04pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: the Vagrancy Act
Replies: 14
Views: 857

Re: the Vagrancy Act

....and the humble cyclist may be carrying a folding knife! :wink: