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by Jamesh
28 Jan 2021, 9:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: MTB with Hybrid tires??
Replies: 13
Views: 260

Re: MTB with Hybrid tires??

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by Jamesh
27 Jan 2021, 10:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bloomin' great - I've now knackered the pedal
Replies: 17
Views: 393

Re: Bloomin' great - I've now knackered the pedal

I've never used cleats, and I think if you're just starting then they re probably a bad idea anyway. Just get some ordinary pedals with a toe cage, and wear a pair of old trainers. If you are intending doing competitive riding then you may graduate on to cleats, but otherwise they are a waste of mo...
by Jamesh
26 Jan 2021, 9:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Getting to grips with a carbon steerer tube.
Replies: 18
Views: 519

Re: Getting to grips with a carbon steerer tube.

I might be simple.., :roll: :roll: :roll:

But isn't the cap bolt simply to tight the stem/ headset / steerer assembly before to tighten the stem bolts?

Then you could back off the cap bolt a quarter turn to easy the strain on the steerer?


Cheers James
by Jamesh
26 Jan 2021, 8:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Two wheelsets for same bike should I swap cassette?
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: Two wheelsets for same bike should I swap cassette?

I do both. My best bike runs two sets of wheels with very different cassettes. All I do is swap wheels. I don't even have to nudge the indexing or the disc caliper despite one set being Hope hubbed and the other set having Novatec. This chain gets more love and when its shows a touch of wear it mov...
by Jamesh
25 Jan 2021, 9:18pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JoGLE this year on Frankenbike
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: JoGLE this year on Frankenbike

Id suggest it depends on your style of riding. If b &b with frame bags then a 1-1 ratio will be fine. I did it on a 34-36 bottom gear with frame bags. If however you are camping or carrying the kitchen sink then you reallywant 3x, Something like 24x32 as your bottom gear. Of course you can do it...
by Jamesh
25 Jan 2021, 3:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Adding Derailleur Hangers
Replies: 27
Views: 771

Re: Adding Derailleur Hangers

How about using that hanger but chemical metal epoxy to secure it to the other side of the cast lug?? Seems like there is plenty of material to secure.

Just a thought.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
25 Jan 2021, 1:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Two wheelsets for same bike should I swap cassette?
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: Two wheelsets for same bike should I swap cassette?

you probably know this already but if you want one set of wheels to be a 'lightweight set' it is worth thinking about cassette weights, chain weights. skewer weights and tyre/tube/rim tape weights too. 10s cassettes (with steel sprockets) start from just over 200g and can be about double this if th...
by Jamesh
25 Jan 2021, 8:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Two wheelsets for same bike should I swap cassette?
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: Two wheelsets for same bike should I swap cassette?

Thanks for the replies so the wheels aren't anything special..... Both self built Reynold solitudes 30mm deep on Shimano r500 hubs about 1800gms. Ambrosio p20 on bitex hubs about 1550gms. Bike is focus izalco / tiagra 4700.. I'll probably swap the cassette tbh until I find which pair of wheels I lik...
by Jamesh
24 Jan 2021, 10:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguard screws sheared off and embedded in frame
Replies: 73
Views: 2226

Re: Mudguard screws sheared off and embedded in frame

I would find a Chinese cheese drill bit and drill them out!

Make sure it's soft so it won't harm the titanium...

Others might suggest otherwise.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
24 Jan 2021, 10:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Two wheelsets for same bike should I swap cassette?
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Two wheelsets for same bike should I swap cassette?

I have two wheel sets for same bike basically lightweight and aero. Should I buy two cassettes or swap the cassettes between each wheel. I could swap the cassette to keep the chain and cassette wearing together. But that's a hassle before a ride.... I could buy another cassette (cheap sunrace one) a...
by Jamesh
24 Jan 2021, 8:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Another rear-light setup question!
Replies: 17
Views: 507

Re: Another rear-light setup question!

I have this bag

https://www.carradice.co.uk/bags/saddle ... saddlepack

It's a good size and has a light loop. I used this, a frame bag and a snack bag onto of the top tube for my lejog.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
23 Jan 2021, 8:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub gear, front derailleur
Replies: 31
Views: 956

Re: Hub gear, front derailleur

does an everyday bike need super-low gearing? Many people conclude that this isn't really necessary and that having a smaller range of gears is a reasonable compromise if it makes the transmission simpler and easier to maintain. A common approach would choose an IGH with a range that is 'wide enoug...
by Jamesh
23 Jan 2021, 1:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pulled spoke, rideable or not
Replies: 9
Views: 565

Re: Pulled spoke, rideable or not

Hi Wheel building isn't terribly difficult. I have built two pairs with some success despite being of limited patient and even less intelligence - I've set the bar nice and low for my kids!!! Replacing a rim is even easier. Measure the inner diameter of the rim and order a new one. Take the new to t...
by Jamesh
23 Jan 2021, 9:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bob Jackson's is shutting up - IT IS NOW (sob) !!
Replies: 135
Views: 6920

Re: Bob Jackson's is shutting up - IT IS NOW (sob) !!

Sadly, the market for high end steel frames is a lot smaller than it used to be. When I see a cyclist coming my way on what might be an interesting bike I watch as it passes, and I have noticed that nice steel frames are becoming a rarity. (I saw a nice Roberts yesterday.) This is very much a secto...
by Jamesh
23 Jan 2021, 9:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mechanical disc brake choice.
Replies: 43
Views: 1569

Re: Mechanical disc brake choice.

It’s not a case of like. My current situation re bikes could be described mathematically as N=Sx2, where S is one bike space. :lol: :roll: Mines a little more complicated N=Sx15-CF-LM-KB-Etc Where - CF = Chest freezer. LM = Lawn mower KB = kids bikes Which results in N being about 5. + Frames / whe...