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by The utility cyclist
25 Jan 2021, 11:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rust free/resistant chains
Replies: 37
Views: 1300

Re: Rust free/resistant chains

Bonefishblues wrote:
The utility cyclist wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:Daft question - what is ti then?

I'm not flogging it, I'm just repeating what they call it.

Looks like the rollers are 'titanium material'.

So the chain fits the OPs request for something that is rust resistant then?
by The utility cyclist
25 Jan 2021, 11:13pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: what power/speed would you like if no regulations
Replies: 33
Views: 762

Re: what power/speed would you like if no regulations

restricted more, back to 12mph top speed, Why not limit bicycles to 12mph? You could do it by legally limiting the gearing so that 12mph required a cadence of (say) 100. Slower is safer, what's not to like? You did of course completely miss the point of using an electric bike for a commute, it's no...
by The utility cyclist
25 Jan 2021, 10:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rust free/resistant chains
Replies: 37
Views: 1300

Re: Rust free/resistant chains

YABAN make a high end titanium chain which has chromium carbide coated pins and chromium molybdenum alloy plates so should be extremely resistant to corrosion, it comes in 11 speed that I know of and works with Campagnolo and Shimano drivetrains AFAIK. Daft question - what is ti then? I'm not flogg...
by The utility cyclist
25 Jan 2021, 10:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brake upgrade Dawes Super Galaxy
Replies: 20
Views: 639

Re: Brake upgrade Dawes Super Galaxy

Mini Vs, I use TRP CX9s, they are amazing brakes, you will not regret buying them and worth the money, great clearance for wide tyres and guards.
by The utility cyclist
25 Jan 2021, 10:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rust free/resistant chains
Replies: 37
Views: 1300

Re: Rust free/resistant chains

YABAN make a high end titanium chain which has chromium carbide coated pins and chromium molybdenum alloy plates so should be extremely resistant to corrosion, it comes in 11 speed that I know of and works with Campagnolo and Shimano drivetrains AFAIK.
by The utility cyclist
25 Jan 2021, 9:38pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: what power/speed would you like if no regulations
Replies: 33
Views: 762

Re: what power/speed would you like if no regulations

restricted more, back to 12mph top speed, there's absolutely no need for faster, all the additional power/speed does is increase average speed a bit and subsequently shorten range, also increased speed/power decreases safety. We've already seen the evidence that the existing speeds are too much and ...
by The utility cyclist
25 Jan 2021, 12:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: where to find some Shimano PD A600 pedals?
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: where to find some Shimano PD A600 pedals?

Honestly never had any issues with clipping into one sided SPD, like most things you just get used to flipping round which you still need to do with double sided and like straps and clips before you just punt it round and in your foot goes. Had the Dura Ace and Ultegra, sold them both as seemed to b...
by The utility cyclist
24 Jan 2021, 11:11pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: sold top line 2000 (dura-ace) grease
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: Top line 2000 (dura-ace) grease with free gift.

One butter tub of topline 2000 synthetic grease. Supposed to be the same as Shimano premium synthetic grease. Bought as part of a pail split here some time ago. Was originally 461g, probably 350 or more left. Two free grease impregnated London edition top trump cards included! I was using these to ...
by The utility cyclist
24 Jan 2021, 11:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: where to find some Shimano PD A600 pedals?
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: where to find some Shimano PD A600 pedals?

I used to own a pair of these on a former bike and they were great. For some reason I think I sold them with the bike sale, thinking I would buy the Shimano ES600, which I never got round to doing, as they were getting a bit of a slating due to the changes made over the a600s. So, needing some new ...
by The utility cyclist
24 Jan 2021, 5:15pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: FOUND 8/9/10 Shimano rim brake rear wheel 130/135 OLN
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: WTD 8/9/10 Shimano rim brake rear wheel 130/135 OLN

delilah wrote:Pictures sent. Please let me know if its not what your after and I'll put the wheel back in the shed.

Replied via email, now sorted but thank you
by The utility cyclist
23 Jan 2021, 12:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pulled spoke, rideable or not
Replies: 9
Views: 557

Re: Pulled spoke, rideable or not

thanks for all replies. Spoke bed wasn't damaged before, the wheels are cleaned fairly meticulously and regularly so no cracks before and nothing around any of the others. I'm sorely tempted to keep running it until it properly goes but may as well just salvage what I can and be safe, the run down t...
by The utility cyclist
22 Jan 2021, 5:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which rust inhibitors are people using?
Replies: 21
Views: 859

Re: Which rust inhibitors are people using?

How can you tell if what you are applying is actually doing any good? You can't. A rusty frame proves that whatever you did doesn't prevent rust, but a non rusty frame is just a source of anecdote. Take a guess and act accordingly, what's so hard to understand about others guessing differently? Tha...
by The utility cyclist
21 Jan 2021, 6:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which rust inhibitors are people using?
Replies: 21
Views: 859

Re: Which rust inhibitors are people using?

I never understood why people used rust inhibitors if the bike was good enough to be looked after, what aspect of use allows water to ingress to such a degree that rust is going to present a problem? I rode a Raleigh Record Sprint as a commuter, utility, touring plus weekend bike for 11 years in all...
by The utility cyclist
21 Jan 2021, 6:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pulled spoke, rideable or not
Replies: 9
Views: 557

Pulled spoke, rideable or not

Never had a pulled spoke before so. This wheel suffered a walloping into a deep depression at a mini rbt, was focusing more on the 40 ton HGV bearing down on me from the left and just didn't see the grey disguised gouge in the grey road so I hit the edge of it with my full weight on the saddle :x Ma...
by The utility cyclist
21 Jan 2021, 10:10am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: FOUND 8/9/10 Shimano rim brake rear wheel 130/135 OLN
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: WTD 8/9/10 Shimano rim brake rear wheel 130/135 OLN

If you're still looking then I can offer a Mavic Open Pro wheel with possibly a Shimano 105 hub. It's currently in storage though and from memory I can't be positive if the wheel's front or rear, but if it is a rear then it will have the 9/10 freehub seeing as it's very modern. If you're interested...