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by Gattonero
1 Jun 2019, 11:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Di2 - A technology too far?
Replies: 90
Views: 2817

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...
by Gattonero
1 Jun 2019, 11:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: early Hope disc
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: early Hope disc

Since those calipers won't give you much adjustment, my advice would be to stay within the same rotor to avoid disappointment after a lot of work makes a rotor that is offset to the caliper.
Have a look on Retrobike uk forum, I'm sure you can find one at some point.
by Gattonero
1 Jun 2019, 11:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New bike but don’t no about bits come with it
Replies: 12
Views: 644

Re: New bike but don’t no about bits come with it

1,2 & 3 are metal parts but what are they for Other photos Rubber & plastic objects what are the for? What is the Shimano lead used for? How does the bell work Sound dumb asking these questions all came with a Boardman Air 9.4 2019 - Road Bike Let me understand: you bought a +£2000 bike tha...
by Gattonero
1 Jun 2019, 10:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lubricants for ratchet mechanisms
Replies: 38
Views: 1375

Re: Lubricants for ratchet mechanisms

Would be interesting to know how much they charge for a "grease sachet".
I suspect I could buy 1/2kg of quality grease for that money :mrgreen:
by Gattonero
1 Jun 2019, 10:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Di2 - A technology too far?
Replies: 90
Views: 2817

Re: Di2 - A technology too far?

Benefits for a given technology are all in the hands of the user: if you're riding 1/4 mile flat to the supermarket, any single-gear old clunker will do, no need for electronic gears.
by Gattonero
1 Jun 2019, 10:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New touring wheelset - any suggestions ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1339

Re: New touring wheelset - any suggestions ?

The HED Belgium rims are brilliant (and tubeless ready) .... I have them on my Trek Emonda SL6 with Chris King R45 hubs and Sapim CxRay spokes Good rims, but expensive! So are CK hubs. A better value for money are the DT460, and their 350 hubs, though we're well out of the budget there. If that was...
by Gattonero
1 Jun 2019, 10:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Simple guide to worn rear cassette
Replies: 36
Views: 1744

Re: Simple guide to worn rear cassette

There is the rub: before the method, is the type of wear the user will get, the most important thing to consider. For this fact, one needs to try several times with different grades of wear of chain and cassette, and assuming this is done with a similar bike setup and on similar journeys (i.e. commu...
by Gattonero
1 Jun 2019, 10:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Di2 - A technology too far?
Replies: 90
Views: 2817

Re: Di2 - A technology too far?

I seem to recall we have been here before. Ultimately almost every technological ‘upgrade’ will have disadvantages as well as advantages. The particular demographic on here seems to only ever see the problems involving new tech. I can’t help feel that if the internet had existed when pneumatic tyre...
by Gattonero
1 Jun 2019, 10:34am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Lightweight camping setup recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 640

Re: Lightweight camping setup recommendations

Neo air is around 350g, while a mat is around 300g, although I run with a 3/4 length one which is less. I'm just sick of blowing the damn things up again at 3am. Agreed on the bulk though - but it's only a pain if I am taking a bivi bag rather than the tent, otherwise it rolls around the tent. Mine...
by Gattonero
1 Jun 2019, 10:32am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: What tent material
Replies: 17
Views: 693

Re: What tent material

Completely agree with the above, not all the fabrics are equal, both for composition and coating. The former, can have very different values of stretch in warp or weft, let alone the cross-stretch! I also agree with the design of the tent and position of the poles, good manufacturers will take the a...
by Gattonero
1 Jun 2019, 10:27am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Wild Camping? Ok that will be £20
Replies: 41
Views: 1202

Re: Wild Camping? Ok that will be £20

This is in interesting subject. And I bet this suggestion came from a certain party? :wink: Now, the main point is: what do you actually get for £20? A lot less than what a proper campsite will give you, so on what grounds this £20 is based, is beyond me! In the real world, I think that as long as t...
by Gattonero
29 May 2019, 6:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Simple guide to worn rear cassette
Replies: 36
Views: 1744

Re: Simple guide to worn rear cassette

Have come across a few folk gatto who change at 0.5 per cent but am puzzled. If that is good practice why do chain checkers commonly have just 0.75 and 1 per cent markers? My KMC checker just has a single marker 0.8 per cent. I tend to change chains at 0.75 per cent, hope for the best on the chainr...
by Gattonero
29 May 2019, 6:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Simple guide to worn rear cassette
Replies: 36
Views: 1744

Re: Simple guide to worn rear cassette

Have come across a few folk gatto who change at 0.5 per cent but am puzzled. If that is good practice why do chain checkers commonly have just 0.75 and 1 per cent markers? My KMC checker just has a single marker 0.8 per cent. I tend to change chains at 0.75 per cent, hope for the best on the chainr...
by Gattonero
29 May 2019, 6:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rusty bolts and aluminium fittings...
Replies: 25
Views: 1164

Re: Rusty bolts and aluminium fittings...

The aluminium rivets do indeed corrode when they see road salt; they have turned out to be a significant consumable item on the 'supercommuter' bike I put together. IIRC BITD 'Esge' mudguards originally had plated brackets and aluminium rivets; stainless brackets came later. Between the changes to ...
by Gattonero
29 May 2019, 6:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rusty bolts and aluminium fittings...
Replies: 25
Views: 1164

Re: Rusty bolts and aluminium fittings...

Hundreds of SKS mudguards go through my hands every year... SNIP ...Never seen a rivet to fail due to corrosion... I'm not making this up - check with those who have a bit more experience, such as thirdcrank and Brucey . And as my experience shows, mudguards don't have to be yet another disposable ...