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by nigelnightmare
3 Dec 2019, 11:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wading depth and waterproof footwear
Replies: 24
Views: 844

Re: Wading depth and waterproof footwear

I bought these:
https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CLHOLARGSCS/holdsworth-argyle-sorbtek-cycling-socks

Not waterproof but 20 pairs at £1 a pair I'll carry a couple of spares with me and a plastic bag for the wet ones.
by nigelnightmare
3 Dec 2019, 11:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Amusing video about Cervelo being shoddy
Replies: 28
Views: 1416

Re: Amusing video about Cervelo being shoddy

That's because He makes a living out of making bespoke parts.
He's not going to tell everyone HOW he does it now, is he.
I mean he's not daft, when that bearing wears out the owner has to come back to him for another one. :wink:
by nigelnightmare
3 Dec 2019, 11:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Any experts on leather saddles?
Replies: 18
Views: 1065

Re: Any experts on leather saddles?

Good to hear.

Now don't go breaking this one. :lol:
by nigelnightmare
3 Dec 2019, 11:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Track Pump
Replies: 49
Views: 1259

Re: Best Track Pump

After searching around I settled for a £30 Zefal Mainly because it has rubber foot pads that stop it from scratching the hardwood flooring. Got'ta keep the wife happy. It's got a gauge (11bar 160psi accurate +/- 6-8psi) and a dual valve connector (with a slider). It works fine on my fleet and has do...
by nigelnightmare
3 Dec 2019, 2:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Amusing video about Cervelo being shoddy
Replies: 28
Views: 1416

Re: Amusing video about Cervelo being shoddy

"Would a mis-shaped bottom bracket shell (as in the video) not be a warranty issue?"

Yes it "would" have been with the original tolerances.
BUT.
With the "new" tolerance specifications it isn't.

That's why they changed them. :twisted:
by nigelnightmare
3 Dec 2019, 1:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Folded bike falling over
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Folded bike falling over

You could use an old toe strap to hold the right crank to the seat tube so that the left pedal is pointing forward & down for better stability.
by nigelnightmare
3 Dec 2019, 1:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bicycle light for night use
Replies: 82
Views: 2844

Re: Bicycle light for night use

Much though I like the idea of using regular AA rechargeable batteries in a lamp, this format seems to be an endangered species. The Ixon seems to be the best of a not very impressive bunch. I fear you are right about it being an endangered species. But disagree with the tone of your post which imp...
by nigelnightmare
3 Dec 2019, 1:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bicycle light for night use
Replies: 82
Views: 2844

Re: Bicycle light for night use

Thanks, I'll have to check mine to see weather they work when charging.
by nigelnightmare
3 Dec 2019, 1:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Reflectalite still going: now with LED dynamo bulbs
Replies: 14
Views: 2391

Re: Reflectalite still going: now with LED dynamo bulbs

I converted an old "Lumotec plus standlight" halogen, last year using one of these: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NICELITE-LED-BULBS-DYNAMO-HUB-GENERATOR-DYNOHUB-BICYCLE-LIGHTS-REGULATOR-LAMPS/264273458180 Coupled to a fer2002. It now lights up as soon as you move although the standlight does...
by nigelnightmare
3 Dec 2019, 1:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Folded bike falling over
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Folded bike falling over

If you are going to try adjusting the handlebar stem PUT some tape around it to mark the height you have it at normally for quick readjustment afterwards.
by nigelnightmare
3 Dec 2019, 1:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wading depth and waterproof footwear
Replies: 24
Views: 844

Re: Wading depth and waterproof footwear

Wading depth?
Not very and slowly.

Waterproof footwear?
Chest waders. :lol:

On a more serious note as long as you clean and re-lube (shortly) afterwards it shouldn't be a problem.
by nigelnightmare
3 Dec 2019, 1:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain Care
Replies: 82
Views: 6255

Re: Chain Care

Mike Sales wrote:
alexnharvey wrote:
I use beeswax to make it a bit softer and stickier.


Where do you get the beeswax?


Bee's. :roll:
Well you did ask!

I'll get me coat on the way out.
by nigelnightmare
3 Dec 2019, 12:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Repairing inner tube punctures
Replies: 46
Views: 1471

Re: Repairing inner tube punctures

However much it was, it resulted in a smoother, lighter, tougher, faster rolling tube in a fetching shade of pink, all for £25 https://www.sigmasports.com/item/Tuboli ... nTEALw_wcB Great if you have a spare 50 quid and disc brakes. With 2 or 3 punctures per year I think I'll save my money for chai...