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by tommydog
12 May 2019, 4:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 22.2mm handlebars - typical thickness of material?
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: 22.2mm handlebars - typical thickness of material?

steel bars are normally much thinner-walled than aluminium bars. Aluminium bars vary in wall thickness depending on the material they are made from. If the question is really "will bar end shifters fit my 22.2mm handlebars?" the answer is usually "yes" if they are steel, but not...
by tommydog
12 May 2019, 10:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 22.2mm handlebars - typical thickness of material?
Replies: 3
Views: 255

22.2mm handlebars - typical thickness of material?

Does anyone know what thickness of material 22.2mm handlebars typically are? Is there normally difference in thickness between aluminium and steel bars?
by tommydog
21 Apr 2019, 4:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gloves that prevent blisters?
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: Gloves that prevent blisters?

What sort of handlebars are you using,flat,drops,butterfly,etc,etc. I mainly tour with butterfly as I find that most comfortable, but in the past have toured with flat and drops, however on all types of bars and grips I have experienced blisters when doing extensive touring. I am not talking about ...
by tommydog
21 Apr 2019, 4:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gloves that prevent blisters?
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Gloves that prevent blisters?

Over the years I have tried many different handlebar grips, but on long tours where I am cycling all day for a prolonged period, I always seem to suffer with blisters by the end of the trip. I have never worn gloves, but some people say they wear gloves to protect against blisters. In light of this,...
by tommydog
16 Apr 2019, 11:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: does anyone know of a good wheel builder south midlands area?
Replies: 30
Views: 769

Re: does anyone know of a good wheel builder south midlands area?

SJS are in Somerset, it's just too far for me. I suppose I could mess about with sending the hubs via post and get them shipped back to me, but it's going to take a while and be quite expensive with insuring the Rohloff etc. I think I would prefer to find someone more local who has experience with l...
by tommydog
16 Apr 2019, 5:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: does anyone know of a good wheel builder south midlands area?
Replies: 30
Views: 769

does anyone know of a good wheel builder south midlands area?

Does anyone know of a good wheel builder in south midlands area (anywhere from Birmingham to Oxford) I want someone who is experienced with lacing Rohloff. I previously heard good reports of Ross Spiers near Oxford, however he has now retired. So if anyone has any other recommendations I would be gr...
by tommydog
6 Apr 2019, 3:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: where to buy a pedal spanner that is 3.2mm thick or less?
Replies: 15
Views: 682

Re: where to buy a pedal spanner that is 3.2mm thick or less?

slowster wrote:Did you use a torque wrench extension calculator?


I just followed the formula on here:
https://www.norbar.com/en-gb/Home/Torqu ... Calculator
by tommydog
6 Apr 2019, 2:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: where to buy a pedal spanner that is 3.2mm thick or less?
Replies: 15
Views: 682

Re: where to buy a pedal spanner that is 3.2mm thick or less?

I got this Cone Spanner in the end, which did the job perfectly: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00GP0FL76/ What I like about it, is it also features a 3/8" hex spanner near to the main jaws. 3/8" is appox 9.5mm, and I was able to press in a 10mm hex socket carefully with a vice. This...
by tommydog
3 Apr 2019, 3:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: where to buy a pedal spanner that is 3.2mm thick or less?
Replies: 15
Views: 682

Re: where to buy a pedal spanner that is 3.2mm thick or less?

Brucey wrote:
a decent quality cone spanner will take 30Nm

cheers


Any recommendations, as I do like good quality tools.
by tommydog
3 Apr 2019, 3:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: where to buy a pedal spanner that is 3.2mm thick or less?
Replies: 15
Views: 682

Re: where to buy a pedal spanner that is 3.2mm thick or less?

rotavator wrote:Have you tried using a cone spanner, gently? They are thinner than normal spanners.


Thanks for the suggestion, but I thought those cone spanners are designed for fairly low torque? I need to tighten the pedals to around 30 newton metre.
by tommydog
3 Apr 2019, 1:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: where to buy a pedal spanner that is 3.2mm thick or less?
Replies: 15
Views: 682

where to buy a pedal spanner that is 3.2mm thick or less?

I need to fit my mks ezy superior pedals, and they need a 15mm pedal spanner that is 3.2mm thick or less. MKS do a 3.2mm spanner, but I can't find stock in the UK and don't want to wait a long time for shipping. I went to my local bike shop today and all of their spanners were thicker than 3.2mm. Do...
by tommydog
1 Apr 2019, 9:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: would this seatpost work turned 180° for forward Offset?
Replies: 14
Views: 650

Re: would this seatpost work turned 180° for forward Offset?

I ride mine offroad on rought tracks,towpaths and bridleways and I weight 89kg.All I can say is that it hasn't broken yet :) but then I don't sit on the saddle like a sack of spuds on such rough terrain :wink: I like the seatpost as it gives me a lot more layback than any other s/post,the downside ...
by tommydog
1 Apr 2019, 8:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: would this seatpost work turned 180° for forward Offset?
Replies: 14
Views: 650

Re: would this seatpost work turned 180° for forward Offset?

The problem with doing this is it a sticking plaster solution which is likely to compromise the usual pedalling arrangements, and still leave you with weight on the handlebars. IMHO it would usually be better in most cases to fit a different handlebar rather than move the saddle so far forwards. Do...
by tommydog
1 Apr 2019, 7:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: would this seatpost work turned 180° for forward Offset?
Replies: 14
Views: 650

Re: would this seatpost work turned 180° for forward Offset?

Why on earth would you want to do that? I have one bike that is too big for me, but there is no way I would get rid of it, as it has sentimental value and I do enjoy riding it. I already have a very short stem and still feel stretched when reaching the handle bars. By moving my sitting position muc...
by tommydog
1 Apr 2019, 5:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: would this seatpost work turned 180° for forward Offset?
Replies: 14
Views: 650

Re: would this seatpost work turned 180° for forward Offset?

I don't see any reason why not. The thing that stops you normally is that seat pins only have a small range of tilt adjustment; that doesn't apply in this case. That's exactly what I was thinking as well. Out of interest would you prefer it to a solution such as the VK saddle adjuster? https://www....