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by Jamesh
20 Oct 2019, 8:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camping touring vs B&B touring - how much extra weight?
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Camping touring vs B&B touring - how much extra weight?

Does your choice of bike have a bearing on the tour you do? If a racing / audax bike them credit card touring If touring, mountain or gravel bike with racks then camping will be on the cards. Also you can wild camp in Scotland and thus spend as much time sdpossible outside, so I would chose that. Wh...
by Jamesh
20 Oct 2019, 8:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Specialized crosstail elite vs Scott subcross 10
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: Specialized crosstail elite vs Scott subcross 10

Scott has slightly higher spec and more spokes in the wheels so possibly more durable.

More educated opinions will be along I'm sure.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
20 Oct 2019, 8:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bb30 installation to grease or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: Bb30 installation to grease or not?

Kit has I wavey washer and two shields

Does that sound about right?

Don't need two wavey washers?

If its s friction fit in the bearing do I even need a wavey washer?

Cheers James
by Jamesh
20 Oct 2019, 12:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bb30 installation to grease or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: Bb30 installation to grease or not?

Thanks brucy

Just the information I was after.

I agree nothing or bearing compound is the way to go.

It's a very tight fit so I don't think I need anything.

Will get a kit of washers and shims.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
20 Oct 2019, 10:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bb30 installation to grease or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Bb30 installation to grease or not?

I about to install a bb30 crank (FSA energy - bearings already in)
Should I grease the surfaces or not.

I'm thinking not as you want an interference fit?

Perhaps freeze the crank?

Then wave washer / shims - which is best?

cheers James
by Jamesh
20 Oct 2019, 9:35am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dropped seat stays - good bad or ugly?!
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Dropped seat stays - good bad or ugly?!

https://road.cc/content/feature/267053- ... st-gimmick

Not keen on them myself - must load up the seat tube?

Ugly as can be!

Cheers James
by Jamesh
19 Oct 2019, 11:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How did I bend my wheel in half!
Replies: 12
Views: 663

Re: How did I bend my wheel in half!

:( :( :( :( Pringles didn't exist in about 1990 when I did it to a wheel and told my better half that I needed a new wheel because I had "crisped" one. Whatever it was called, it wasn't rectifiable with a spoke key. Definitely cause by dragging sideways a loaded wheel that wasn't designed ...
by Jamesh
18 Oct 2019, 7:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 1970's Liverpool frame maker
Replies: 24
Views: 8035

Re: 1970's Liverpool frame maker

Hi

I'm interested in walvale frames as my first proper road bike was a walvale in brown with a yellow headtube.

Does anyone have and pictures or possess one?

Sadly I sold my to go to uni several decades ago!

Cheers James
by Jamesh
17 Oct 2019, 8:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: E bike on Leeds to Saltaire canal cycle track ?
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: E bike on Leeds to Saltaire canal cycle track ?

Hope it's not a thread jacking, but just to let you know I run a health cycle ride from Shipley to bingley on Friday afternoons. We meet at the MCF bike library at 2pm all welcome no one is left behind. Destination is 5 rise locks cafe but if no slower riders come along I have been known to get as f...
by Jamesh
17 Oct 2019, 12:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which bike?
Replies: 24
Views: 755

Re: Which bike?

Boardman hybrid?

Cannondale quick.

Wiggle / Evans own brands?

Cheers James
by Jamesh
16 Oct 2019, 2:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New wheels for my steel framed racer ?
Replies: 10
Views: 397

Re: New wheels for my steel framed racer ?

For light weight wheels

Cero wheels from cycle division

Or superstar components wheels get good reviews.

https://www.superstarcomponents.com/en/ ... eelset.htm

Otherwise Ultegra wheels or Mavic kysrium are pretty well regarded.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
16 Oct 2019, 7:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Heavy "ish" Saddle Bag Mounted on Seat Rails ???
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: Heavy "ish" Saddle Bag Mounted on Seat Rails ???

Hi I had a heavish seatbag for my lejog. I had the foresight to take with me a bungee strap this allowed be to strap round the seat bag and the rails to give a more secure hold on the seat bag as the cam clip broke on day 2. It also allowed me to stow my waterproof jacket across the back for extra v...
by Jamesh
14 Oct 2019, 7:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cantilever brakes
Replies: 26
Views: 964

Re: Cantilever brakes

I would get some semi guild grease which Halfords sell in a spray can for £4 can be used for most applications on a bike. Ideal for squirting down brake cable outers. I converted my canti to mini v brakes using tekro brakes partly as they look neater and if I remember correctly canti caught on my da...
by Jamesh
14 Oct 2019, 7:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Giant ERT tyres
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Re: Giant ERT tyres

I suppose you could simply gut the tube off the tyre and use it as a tyre with a tube in an emergency.

Not the best thought through design.

Cheers James