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by scottg
15 Oct 2019, 6:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Amusing video about Cervelo being shoddy
Replies: 19
Views: 840

Re: Amusing video about Cervelo being shoddy

Ask yourself why most frames are moving to "press-fit" with nylon/plastic BB cups: the plastic deforms so to reduce the poor tolerances. Really, don't bother and stay away from this stuff :wink: I like that Trek with great fan fare is adopting the T-47 bb, replacing the press fit. Guess T...
by scottg
9 Oct 2019, 8:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Trek Domane SLR 2020 vs Trek Domane SL 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: Trek Domane SLR 2020 vs Trek Domane SL 2020

Both score poorly under the CTC Suitability Criteria Scheme. 11 speed not 9 No triple available no guard fixings Trek cheaped out on spokes, left half of them off the wheels. No Rohloff provisions Proprietary suspension gubbins. Semi standard bottom bracket, can't buy cheap ones from Halfords. Can't...
by scottg
4 Oct 2019, 3:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike built from bits
Replies: 29
Views: 858

Re: Bike built from bits

I brought my newly built pride and joy to a ride.
A bike enthusiast looked at for while then said. "Emptied the parts bin did ya ?"
by scottg
3 Oct 2019, 1:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Initialisms
Replies: 47
Views: 1460

Re: Initialisms

The following in lifted from the USNI Blog, The Salty Millennial...... US Navy speak. In fact, if you want acronyms, I’ll give you America’s Concept for Reestablishing Our Navy’s Youthful Maritime Supremacy (ACRONYMS)! The preferred COA for N3 in FY20-26 FYDP is to BPT execute DFE and DMO ISO 2018 N...
by scottg
28 Sep 2019, 11:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Initialisms
Replies: 47
Views: 1460

Re: Initialisms

TLA = 3 letter acronym

STI = Shimano Triple Incompatible
SPD = Simplex Pedaling Dynamics
AASHTA = As Always Sheldon Has the Answer
SRAM = Service, Replace Almost Monthly
by scottg
27 Sep 2019, 2:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...what the best frame material is?
Replies: 15
Views: 815

Re: ...what the best frame material is?

“You may as well judge a photographer by the brand of paper he uses” was one quote I remember. I know I’m influenced by the Reynolds brand, but am I, or should I be by the difference between say Raleigh or Condor, Bob Griffin or Harry Hall or John Atkins? At a certain famous US company, the tubing ...
by scottg
26 Sep 2019, 3:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Front light positition
Replies: 61
Views: 1584

Re: Front light positition

I don't remember shadow issues at all. Many thousands of miles commuting in the dark. No doubt there was a shadow, but it mattered not a jot. I used B&M Cyo and Cyo Premiums with a fork boss, beam hits the ground in front of the wheel, so little shadow. Also the the low shaped beam was good a p...
by scottg
25 Sep 2019, 2:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Front light positition
Replies: 61
Views: 1584

Re: Front light positition

Had Stan Pike with a fork boss, for German style lights with a cut off it worked very well, long throw down the road, good at picking out the bumps and lumps. Mounted an IQ-X light to the brake bolt, using the Paul brake/rack bolt, that worked well. For round beam lights, I like the handlebar, so I ...
by scottg
23 Sep 2019, 7:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: rip off local cycle shop?
Replies: 62
Views: 2514

Re: rip off local cycle shop?

For howls of outrage I offer, Nissen warrington type gear cables, $26 for two cables.
https://www.sim.works/collections/simwo ... 1808895028
by scottg
20 Sep 2019, 6:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 536
Views: 16128

Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

[snip]market. They were celebrating, I dunno, something that happened 200 years before. "The late unpleasantness", which occurred some years before "The War of Northern Aggression". Robbialac , Rider being arrested because his bike looks too new, thanks to Robbialac! gettyimages...
by scottg
5 Sep 2019, 5:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 50/34 chainsets and the older rider
Replies: 55
Views: 2393

Re: 50/34 chainsets and the older rider

Simplex had touring chain rings in the 1950s, here is 44/28,
I have a 46/30 Simplex rings on a Stronglight 49D.
(not my bike, example lifted from Classic Lightweights)


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by scottg
5 Sep 2019, 1:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 50/34 chainsets and the older rider
Replies: 55
Views: 2393

Re: 50/34 chainsets and the older rider

There is a fine assortment of chainsets were you pick out your chain rings
to fit your fitness.

Sugino OX series, White Industries, Easton EC90 and Rene Herse come to mind.
by scottg
2 Sep 2019, 3:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rehook
Replies: 65
Views: 5188

Re: Rehook

I carry a 3 pack of chain hooks. :)

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by scottg
2 Sep 2019, 1:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike security
Replies: 30
Views: 1594

Re: Bike security

Yes, but that's my point really, regardless of the type of rack available, you carry a lock so you can secure your bike somewhere. Even a gold lock is can easily be cut with an angle grinder, so the lock is really just too slow someone down, I never think of a locked bike as being secure. Bike rack...