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by scottg
24 Apr 2019, 1:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: new derailleur bigger jockey wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: new derailleur bigger jockey wheels

Grant likes the Altus.....
Note the short cage is nice for small wheel bikes.

https://www.rivbike.com/collections/der ... m310-17167
by scottg
22 Apr 2019, 7:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old Dawes Galaxy or New Super Galaxy?
Replies: 25
Views: 1554

Re: Old Dawes Galaxy or New Super Galaxy?

A 2005 bike is old ???, it can't even drink yet.

Old bikes have 3 speed freewheels, Chater Lea hubs and Lauterwasser bends.
by scottg
22 Apr 2019, 5:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Derailleur Hanger alignment tool ?
Replies: 45
Views: 1187

Re: Derailleur Hanger alignment tool ?

In fact, if you knew the guy who's behind those "expensive" tools, you will know he's a pro mechanic who travels a lot, and those tools are made exactly for professional mechanics on the move, where saving 5kg on the tool bag becomes a few hundred dollars per year saved in extra-baggage e...
by scottg
20 Apr 2019, 1:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 103 mm square-taper bottom brackets
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Re: 103 mm square-taper bottom brackets

I have the Cro-Mo hollow axle version, put anti seize on AL cups,
inside and out, you'll be fine.

A very good replacement for the late lamented UN-72.
by scottg
19 Apr 2019, 7:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Derailleur Hanger alignment tool ?
Replies: 45
Views: 1187

Re: Derailleur Hanger alignment tool ?

For those spending other peoples money on tools. Abbey Tools makes a titanium version of their Hanger tool, $325 the steel version is a mere $185. Both have replaceable brass bushes for the T-bolt, so accuracy can be maintained if you happen to wear the tool out, trying to align 14 speed drive train...
by scottg
18 Apr 2019, 2:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mamil bikes
Replies: 31
Views: 909

Re: Mamil bikes

amediasatex wrote:This thread will go well...


Maybe the CTC can come with some "Not Approved for CTC use" stickers
we can put on such bikes ?

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by scottg
17 Apr 2019, 7:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Worn tyres on brand new bike
Replies: 13
Views: 759

Re: Worn tyres on brand new bike

Since they offered a return, send it back.
Find another vendor and ask for the bike not be assembled.
That way you have a brand new bike.

Letting others work on your bike often results in disappointment,
and lots of posts to the forum. :)
by scottg
16 Apr 2019, 3:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike roof racks
Replies: 15
Views: 400

Re: Bike roof racks

[snip]but as I often say on here, that having bikes at the rear of the vehicle is a recipe for disaster if you are rear-ended even gently. Mercian survived our rear-ending but the Thule unit was mortally wounded. [snip. Meanwhile, bikes go inside the car. The upside of bikes on back, is it is the o...
by scottg
14 Apr 2019, 12:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Two sets of brakes?
Replies: 28
Views: 1037

Re: Two sets of brakes?

I have an E-bike sitting behind me with 4 levels of regen braking, it works very well, feels like engine braking in a manual transmission car. In theory it doesn't work as many vendors will tell you, the battery is rated for 60 miles by manufacturer. Reality is you can ride 60 miles and still have 3...
by scottg
11 Apr 2019, 1:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Two sets of brakes?
Replies: 28
Views: 1037

Re: Two sets of brakes?

We can start a petition for Sturmey to make a disc/drum combo hub for the front.
and a disc/coaster freewheel [7s] hub for the back. :D
Special CTC models.
by scottg
8 Apr 2019, 8:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The perils of 23 mm tyres …
Replies: 67
Views: 2550

Re: The perils of 23 mm tyres …

A few years back everyone I knew was on 23mm. I've ridden them on hard core and down unpaved forest roads with no trouble. A few years before 23mm tyres were fashionable, 19mm was a common size, late 1980s. 19mm at 120psi, feels quite like a solid tyre safety. Good alternative for those who feel pn...
by scottg
8 Apr 2019, 3:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Specific Fixed gear chainring will I notice the difference?
Replies: 18
Views: 537

Re: Specific Fixed gear chainring will I notice the difference?

Wolftooth make 110bcd, 5 hole, single speed rings.
Teeth are taller and have wide and narrow teeth to fit the chain better.
The style chain ring is common on 1x setups.

https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/col ... 6108474949
by scottg
2 Apr 2019, 8:01pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Garmin GPS and maps
Replies: 16
Views: 3314

Re: Garmin GPS and maps

Along with Garmin, load OSM on your phone.
When the Garmin gets confused, and it will.
The phone OSM will let you get back on track,
the Garmin will then starting giving TBT again, usually.