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by slowster
23 Oct 2019, 3:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC
Replies: 120
Views: 4707

Re: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC

I'd expect much the same result as Charlie Alliston - 18 months chokey This incident does appear to have some strong similarities with the Charlie Alliston case: - the pedestrian stepped out into the road without looking, when the rider had right of way - both bikes not road legal - the likely cruc...
by slowster
22 Oct 2019, 6:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rotrax Frame - info & valuation sought
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: Rotrax Frame - info & valuation sought

As Brucey says, it's a bike which fits a very narrow niche market. Most time trialists will spend their money on getting the latest modern kit. However, there will be a small number of cyclists for whom that frame would be extremely attractive, so much so that some of them would pay a premium for it...
by slowster
19 Oct 2019, 8:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cannondale Headset Expander Plug
Replies: 14
Views: 425

Re: Cannondale Headset Expander Plug

I'm not familiar with cutting carbon so I accept what you say. I was imagining removal of a minimal amount of material preferably by sanding. Just enough to let the top cap sit properly. Sanding would work and should not entail the risks of damage that sawing would involve, but it's a tedious time ...
by slowster
19 Oct 2019, 8:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cannondale Headset Expander Plug
Replies: 14
Views: 425

Re: Cannondale Headset Expander Plug

Assuming the top of your steerer tube is either flush with the top of the stem or a couple of mm below it, you should not insert more spacers below the stem. It's better to lower the stem slightly, e.g. by 2mm or 3mm, to allow a 3mm or 5mm spacer to be placed above the stem (which should be held in ...
by slowster
19 Oct 2019, 12:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ...........about poluting the planet to death...........?
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Re: ...........about poluting the planet to death...........?

1). The name of the chemical/gas essential in switchgears, to protect against problems resulting from flashovers? This gas is reputed to be the worst substance known to man as a greenhouse gas, and it hit the news a week or two ago........necessary in electric car charging points. https://www.bbc.c...
by slowster
19 Oct 2019, 9:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rotrax Frame - info & valuation sought
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: Rotrax Frame - info & valuation sought

I think it will help when selling it if you understand exactly what it is and can communicate that to potential purchasers, as well as helping you to identify where it will fetch the best price (and be most appreciated, and indeed hopefully be ridden and enjoyed). To that end, I don't think it's a t...
by slowster
18 Oct 2019, 8:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cannondale Headset Expander Plug
Replies: 14
Views: 425

Re: Cannondale Headset Expander Plug

I have torqued the expander plug itself to 8 n/m (fsa quote 6-9 n/m online, couldn't locate any info from cannondale) The exander plug only needs to be sufficiently tight enough in the (I presume carbon) steerer tube to prevent the plug being pulled up when you tighten the top cap to eliminate play...
by slowster
17 Oct 2019, 12:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Statistics for insurance claims against ride leaders
Replies: 19
Views: 826

Re: Statistics for insurance claims against ride leaders

One of the excuses that members give is fear of being sued by riders in the event of an incident, even though the CUK insurance covers such an eventuality. 1. Telling someone that insurance will cover them if they are sued is unlikely to be adequte reassurance on its own because it still leaves a l...
by slowster
16 Oct 2019, 7:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which bike?
Replies: 24
Views: 789

Re: Which bike?

I would have thought that many or even most hybrids would meet the criteria you have given.
by slowster
15 Oct 2019, 10:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame "prepping" - maybe daft question
Replies: 36
Views: 1163

Re: Frame "prepping" - maybe daft question

I would assume that accurate, consistent and efficient chasing, facing and reaming is easiest to achieve in a factory, rather than hundreds or thousands of LBSs or sheds? Some Salsa frames are supplied with a Cane Creek headset, and the cups are indeed installed in the factory and the fork crown is...
by slowster
15 Oct 2019, 9:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame "prepping" - maybe daft question
Replies: 36
Views: 1163

Re: Frame "prepping" - maybe daft question

I guess it’s about where you draw the line. Absolutely. Judging by threads I've seen on various cycling forums, a lot of people fit headsets themselves using a large threaded rod with large washers and some bolts. That implies that they have not had the head tube and fork crown reamed and faced, be...
by slowster
13 Oct 2019, 5:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suntour Accushift question.
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: Suntour Accushift question.

I had a bike with what I think were 3rd generation Cyclone components, and the (ratchet) levers were the ones shown in this catalogue image for standard down tube bosses (model no. LD 3750). Main website here. I've still got those original down tube levers (and the wheels containing the hubs as well...
by slowster
12 Oct 2019, 6:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur capabilities - source?
Replies: 17
Views: 543

Re: Front derailleur capabilities - source?

I went to the web page linked, and saw: "The SHIMANO SORA R3030 front derailleur is compatible with wide ratio, 3x9 speed gear combinations." That's about it. No mention of tooth counts, maximum, minimum or gap. Scroll down to the section headed "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS". At the ...
by slowster
11 Oct 2019, 7:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur capabilities - source?
Replies: 17
Views: 543

Re: Front derailleur capabilities - source?

I am currently working my way through shimano.com and there is an overwhelming amount of information about individual components on how to fit and service them. However, for example, I haven't yet found a document for a front derailleur which says something like "this FD is designed for a road...