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by Gattonero
30 Jun 2019, 8:04pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: the Vagrancy Act
Replies: 14
Views: 853

Re: the Vagrancy Act

....and the humble cyclist may be carrying a folding knife! :wink:
by Gattonero
30 Jun 2019, 8:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bar tape in hot weather
Replies: 29
Views: 1027

Re: Bar tape in hot weather

A friend in Italy had an entire box of those clips, I think they ended up in the bin as no one would use them anymore! :lol:
by Gattonero
30 Jun 2019, 7:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikepacking bags versus rack and panniers: illusion or not?
Replies: 74
Views: 2654

Re: Bikepacking bags versus rack and panniers: illusion or not?

I see those articles mostly as a general resource rather than a guide: every single cyclist has its own habits and will be very unlikely to find two people carrying exactly the same gear and so arranged in the same way. Given this, a like-per-like comparison is ineffective. I know a guy that is ridi...
by Gattonero
30 Jun 2019, 7:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cleats for Dura Ace PD 7410 Pedals
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Cleats for Dura Ace PD 7410 Pedals

The main inconvenience, will be to have another set of shoes with some slightly different cleats to serve only one purpose....
by Gattonero
30 Jun 2019, 2:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cleats for Dura Ace PD 7410 Pedals
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Cleats for Dura Ace PD 7410 Pedals

I've been using "normal" dual-sided SPD's since 1991, but never been a fan of the "road" single-sided type. It doesn't really make sense unless is for a "display" bike where everything has to be period-correct. For the daily use, the PD-A520 (or PD-A600) are hard to bea...
by Gattonero
30 Jun 2019, 2:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Orbea Gain D30 - broken spokes in rear wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 785

Re: Orbea Gain D30 - broken spokes in rear wheel

Broken spokes are something that can be discussed several times a week in this forum. All else being equal, it's the magnitude of the stress that will cause such problem to happen more frequently. An electric motor is not much different from a "stomper" cyclist, and if you add to this a wh...
by Gattonero
30 Jun 2019, 2:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton seat collar insert thingy
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: Brompton seat collar insert thingy

In theory that could happen: you want to use a wire wheel and solvent before gluing the new sleeve, but if you use the solvent first and the wire wheel right after, you may get some unwanted flames :mrgreen:
by Gattonero
30 Jun 2019, 12:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bar tape in hot weather
Replies: 29
Views: 1027

Re: Bar tape in hot weather

Use quality tape, of light colour. That won't melt.
Or simply glue some grosgrain ribbon of choice, with contact adhesive. That too won't melt before the tyres have exploded when left too long in the sun!
by Gattonero
30 Jun 2019, 11:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rusty Bearing Race on BB Spindle
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: Rusty Bearing Race on BB Spindle

Ask the money back: NOS means NOS, cannot have defects or it has to be "shop soiled".
by Gattonero
30 Jun 2019, 11:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: in praise of cheap (sic) bikes
Replies: 10
Views: 615

Re: in praise of cheap (sic) bikes

The best bike is the one you can build with scrap parts. This costed me £0.0 to boot, then splashed £80 for having it repainted. Cannot be more simple than a single-speed, and maintenance is dead-easy. It shows that whether is a cheap or expensive bike, most of the cash goes in labour, so it's best ...
by Gattonero
30 Jun 2019, 11:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: loctite stud lock 270
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: loctite stud lock 270

Yep tried a VO threadless ,fell apart in less than a 1,000 miles. Unwound itself on both sides + bearings & axle developed a lot of play . Very disapointed for the price. Note . Fitted by a first class bike shop. I had fitted many of those "Acor" branded ones, and saved many frames as...
by Gattonero
30 Jun 2019, 11:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton seat collar insert thingy
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: Brompton seat collar insert thingy

The plastic collar inside my aged Brompton's seat tube needs replacing. The shop said a new one is around a £10er...fair enough...but labour to fit it will be around £50. Thus I'm wondering: how hard is it to do yourself if you can acquire the replacement bit? I know that it requires correct alignm...
by Gattonero
30 Jun 2019, 11:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake squeal: another(?) dodge
Replies: 9
Views: 599

Re: Brake squeal: another(?) dodge

FWIW, polished rims are notorious to make noise especially when it's cold. Some brake pads compounds are also prone to make noise.
by Gattonero
30 Jun 2019, 11:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to connect chain pusher on Brompton
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: How to connect chain pusher on Brompton

Brompton M Type 6 Speed under bar shifters I Replace failed left hand gear lever with new one and insert new cable Replace Spring Set and Cable Stop for Gear Trigger https://www.rutlandcycling.com/components/gears-drivetrain/brompton-spring-set-and-cable-stop-for-gear-trigger_376186?currency=GBP&am...
by Gattonero
1 Jun 2019, 11:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Di2 - A technology too far?
Replies: 90
Views: 3202

Re: Di2 - A technology too far?

For me the cost far outweighs it usefulness For you, and so is for me, but for some others may be useful. As long as it's an option and not something that is force to, I don't have a problem with it. and as Iandriver says it's early days yet for reliability and durability. You both have data on han...