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by scottg
17 Jul 2018, 6:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: the humble tyre lever
Replies: 38
Views: 971

Re: the humble tyre lever

VAR levers, good for regular and moderately ill fitting rim/tyre combos.

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Honorable mention, KIng Ti levers.
by scottg
17 Jul 2018, 1:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why have disc brakes become so popular?
Replies: 52
Views: 1395

Re: Why have disc brakes become so popular?

My question is why now? What has happened to make disc brakes (hydraulic or mechanical) suddenly (you can question that) so popular? Carbon clincher rims, for a long time carbon clinchers would fail on long steep descents, so much so they were banned from use in some US Grand Fondo events. Rainy da...
by scottg
16 Jul 2018, 3:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Correct chainset
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: Correct chainset

Go to your LBS and get the oldest grubbiest looking front mech,
Simplex or Huret. Use the adjustment screws to lock it in position
so it can't move side to side. That'll keep the chain from coming
off the front.

Use of an actual wide/narrow front ring violates this forums
sumptuary law.
by scottg
16 Jul 2018, 2:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Will chaning tyres make a noticeable difference?
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: Will chaning tyres make a noticeable difference?

I use garden hose from Aldi to make up tyres,
far superior Conti Gatorskins.
by scottg
16 Jul 2018, 2:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bells
Replies: 33
Views: 979

Re: Bells

Try one of these, they do need to pumped up every few days.

https://www.amazon.com/Delta-Cycle-Airz ... B000ACAMJC
by scottg
13 Jul 2018, 1:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lowering the bar
Replies: 9
Views: 553

Re: Lowering the bar

The S&S couplers make lowering the tube even more complicated,
and expensive, you may need need a new coupler.

Sell the frame.
by scottg
12 Jul 2018, 1:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Waterproof cover for bike on hatchback rack
Replies: 17
Views: 452

Re: Waterproof cover for bike on hatchback rack

For long trips I put stretch film and some packing tape over the saddle and shifters.
by scottg
10 Jul 2018, 3:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Looking to buy a high end bike but
Replies: 16
Views: 998

Re: Looking to buy a high end bike but

The way to cable aero frames is to use hydraulic brakes and electronic
shifting. Also aero frames tend to deep carbon clincher rims, another
reason to to use disc brakes. Carbon rim brakes can be exciting,
not in a good way, sort of like old timey steel rims. :)
by scottg
4 Jul 2018, 9:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Buying Whole Bike from China
Replies: 14
Views: 969

Re: Buying Whole Bike from China

Airsporter1st wrote:[snip] The difficulty is in determining who makes/supplies the good stuff. The interesting bit is batch variations, the company that delivered on spec stuff the first two or three shipments, may sub out the fourth shipment. I seen interesting variations in what was delivered ove...
by scottg
3 Jul 2018, 6:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: which brifters?
Replies: 30
Views: 945

Re: which brifters?

Audax67 wrote:Horrible word, brifter - like someone who's still undecided about Brexit.


St. Sheldon of Brown* coined the word "Brifter"

Patron saint of bike anoraks.
by scottg
1 Jul 2018, 9:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin if you are colour blind.....!?
Replies: 11
Views: 384

Re: Garmin if you are colour blind.....!?

Another Bolt vote, chevrons are easier to follow than the purple line
on my Garmin after it loses turn by turn.
by scottg
27 Jun 2018, 5:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ergon gp1 grips slipping
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: Ergon gp1 grips slipping

Remove grips, borrow some of your wife's hair spray.
spray in side the grips. reinstall grips and leave them for a day or so.

Unscented super hold salon grade suggested.
by scottg
26 Jun 2018, 6:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bottle cage adaptor to move cage up?
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Bottle cage adaptor to move cage up?

You mean Bottle Relocation and Accessory Device.

https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/col ... d-products

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by scottg
21 Jun 2018, 1:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stove enamellig
Replies: 25
Views: 1223

Re: Stove enamellig

I got a Black Mountain Monster Cross,
Interesting, painted then transfers then powder clear.
Looks good and wearing well.
by scottg
15 Jun 2018, 5:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: popular cycling events across the UK?
Replies: 8
Views: 385

Re: popular cycling events across the UK?

Tour De Pub, Tour de Cake Shop, Boot and Back.

Grand Fondue's are popular too.
Ride and have bread dipped in hot cheese.