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by Jamesh
21 Oct 2019, 10:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Specialized crosstail elite vs Scott subcross 10
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: Specialized crosstail elite vs Scott subcross 10

I think you will find on this forum that the the level of knowledge is amazing.

It's a perfectly good bike just not the best.

But far from being the worst bike you could buy.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
21 Oct 2019, 9:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguards - a minefield
Replies: 16
Views: 531

Re: Mudguards - a minefield

Vorpal wrote:I do lots of stuff on my own bikes, but I find installing mudguards to be fiddly & frustrating, so I usually pay someone else to do it.


For a road bike wiggle own brand were refreshingly simple to install!

Cheers James
by Jamesh
21 Oct 2019, 3:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camping touring vs B&B touring - how much extra weight?
Replies: 22
Views: 606

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

Nice bike btw! On the list for when I have more time! How about keeping same panniers etc. But putting tent outer, inner and sleeping bag in a dry sack on the handlebars? Then the tent poles could be lashed to the top tube using a bungee cord? Saves having front panniers which would slow you down mo...
by Jamesh
21 Oct 2019, 3:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguards - a minefield
Replies: 16
Views: 531

Re: Mudguards - a minefield

Those sort of bikes don't really lend themselves to full wrap around mudguards but if just keeping yourself mud free is the priority then clip on guess might suffice?

These from wiggle look decent

https://www.wiggle.co.uk/zefal-classic-mudguard-set/

Cheers James
by Jamesh
21 Oct 2019, 11:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano upgrade gears only - which bits?
Replies: 11
Views: 280

Re: Shimano upgrade gears only - which bits?

I would go for a 11-34/-36t cassette and change your rear mech if it's a short cage one.

A tiagra or old 105 would suit as would a MTB deore xt m750 one.

Also an alivio m4000 Would suit too.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
20 Oct 2019, 8:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camping touring vs B&B touring - how much extra weight?
Replies: 22
Views: 606

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: 8
Views: 218

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: 7
Views: 297

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: 7
Views: 297

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: 7
Views: 297

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: 15
Views: 568

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: 718

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: 8047

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