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by Gattonero
21 Sep 2018, 8:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Slick tyres and skid risk: is this true?
Replies: 37
Views: 1277

Re: Slick tyres and skid risk: is this true?

Compass tires do have tread, see below https://janheine.wordpress.com/2018/02/22/myth-6-tread-patterns-dont-matter-on-the-road/ Jan.jpg I would take very carefully what that guy says, a pinch of salt may not be enough ... Do you say this because you've just took agin' the lad and his iconoclastic v...
by Gattonero
21 Sep 2018, 8:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anti-sieze for new titanium frame assembly
Replies: 14
Views: 662

Re: Anti-sieze for new titanium frame assembly

Has this been discussed before? I need help on:- Fitting plastic BB cups (probably nothing needed) Fitting aluminium BB cups (possible trouble here I expect) Fitting aluminium seatpost (ditto) Fitting s/s bolts Fitting non-s/s bolts Anything else? Any links or help appreciated Thanks in advance Jus...
by Gattonero
20 Sep 2018, 8:51am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Campagnolo Mavic wheelset, Shimano 5700 triple shifters and more
Replies: 4
Views: 603

Re: Campagnolo Mavic wheelset, Shimano 5700 triple shifters and more

Both offerents declined, so the Shimano st-5703 triple shifters are still available. Sold as pair only, thank you.
by Gattonero
19 Sep 2018, 8:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Threadless headset servicing - would you bother?
Replies: 32
Views: 916

Re: Threadless headset servicing - would you bother?

Loose-bearing headsets aren't a silver bullet either. For a start, if you've discarded the cage you may be in trouble as they differ wildly in diameter, height and the way they keep the balls in. Let alone the crown-race on the forks, which is the most subject to rust. This can be difficult to sourc...
by Gattonero
19 Sep 2018, 8:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel-building – replacing a hub
Replies: 20
Views: 570

Re: Wheel-building – replacing a hub

For an inexperienced wheel-builder, moving spokes across one-by-one will almost undoubtedly indeed be quicker than lacing from scratch, which could go horribly wrong again and again... I'm not even sure how you would do that when re-hubbing a wheel. ...? cheers Indeed. Aside from the fact that spok...
by Gattonero
19 Sep 2018, 12:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Threadless headset servicing - would you bother?
Replies: 32
Views: 916

Re: Threadless headset servicing - would you bother?

Thanks for all the replies. I take your points Brucey about the confusing number of cartridge bearings - I went through that awful faff a few years ago when sourcing bearings for a Dahon Speed Pro. Anyone who knows anything about Dahons from a few years ago will know that anything involving spare p...
by Gattonero
19 Sep 2018, 12:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anti-sieze for new titanium frame assembly
Replies: 14
Views: 662

Re: Anti-sieze for new titanium frame assembly

Has this been discussed before? I need help on:- Fitting plastic BB cups (probably nothing needed) Fitting aluminium BB cups (possible trouble here I expect) Fitting aluminium seatpost (ditto) Fitting s/s bolts Fitting non-s/s bolts Anything else? Any links or help appreciated Thanks in advance Jus...
by Gattonero
19 Sep 2018, 12:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: campagnolo 12 speed groupsets....
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: campagnolo 12 speed groupsets....

Just got this email about a sale of campagnolo 12 speed gear. Hmm my bike dont cost that much :roll: :lol: https://www.acycles.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?q=campagnolo+12+speed&utm_source=sendinblue&utm_campaign=Campagnolo_12_speed&utm_medium=email I'm surely not in a rush to buy it, as...
by Gattonero
19 Sep 2018, 12:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel-building – replacing a hub
Replies: 20
Views: 570

Re: Wheel-building – replacing a hub

I wish to replace the (ruined) hub of a rear wheel with an identical new hub. Are there any gotchas or shortcuts I should be aware of? For example, when replacing a rim, it’s possible to tape the new rim to the old one and swap the spokes over one by one to avoid lacing from scratch. Thought I’d as...
by Gattonero
19 Sep 2018, 12:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: worn rims; why you should be concerned and when you should be worried
Replies: 14
Views: 676

Re: worn rims; why you should be concerned and when you should be worried

Having seen and replaced many thousands of rims, there's no real "standard rule" that applies for all rims. For a start, rims can be made by very different alloys, i.e. some modern rims are made with highly heat-treated alloys that are quite hard, thus they seem to withstand wear in a bett...
by Gattonero
18 Sep 2018, 11:52pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: The end of "wild" camping?
Replies: 33
Views: 774

Re: The end of "wild" camping?

So are they putting in the same league a big camper with a few people in, that can get noisy and spend some time in the same place; and the cheerful cyclist that would pitch a small tent in the evening, and departing early the following morning without leaving any trace?
by Gattonero
18 Sep 2018, 11:48pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Question on tarps and bivvys
Replies: 46
Views: 927

Re: Question on tarps and bivvys

Hi, When a new idea is heavier than a tent its not practical. I like my bike but don't want to sleep so close as to kiss the drive train. Edited- You only need one bad midge encounter to convert to a full mesh enclosure. All you need is a 3x3mt tarp to form a shelter with plenty of room to be reaso...
by Gattonero
18 Sep 2018, 11:39pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 499
Views: 57713

Re: Pictures of your tents.

Jezrant wrote:I'm new to this concept of taking photos to show off your tent. It's just a place to pass the night.


May help a discussion with other people regarding some features/likes-dislikes/pitching options/etc.?
Forums are about discussion and exchange of ideas, not just "showing off" :D
by Gattonero
18 Sep 2018, 11:36pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Campagnolo Mavic wheelset, Shimano 5700 triple shifters and more
Replies: 4
Views: 603

Re: Campagnolo Mavic wheelset, Shimano 5700 triple shifters and more

PM sent to the first reply for the shifters.

Wheels still available, can put for free a Veloce 10sp 12-30t cassette in excellent condition 8)
by Gattonero
5 Sep 2018, 8:06am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Campagnolo Mavic wheelset, Shimano 5700 triple shifters and more
Replies: 4
Views: 603

Campagnolo Mavic wheelset, Shimano 5700 triple shifters and more

*** more to come*** I'm selling a wheelset that I'm not using anymore. Mavic MA3 rims on Campagnolo Mirage hubs, with Gatorskin tyres. DT Swis stainless spokes p/g. Rims and tyres are in very good conditions, with plenty of life left. The hubs have just been checked for peace of mind, all good and b...