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by David9694
22 Nov 2019, 9:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Building from a new frame
Replies: 18
Views: 1021

Re: Building from a new frame

The Horizon has been around for quite a long while - just wondering how old yours is?
by David9694
18 Nov 2019, 9:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which bike to go for (beginner)?
Replies: 16
Views: 915

Re: Which bike to go for (beginner)?

Plenty of time then to do any required work on your core muscles and to get some suitable pedals ready for delivery day. (Shimano M340, since you ask.) In the pictures is looks like quite an aggressive riding position, with the handlebars ”slammed” as low as they can do. you can fit an adaptor to ra...
by David9694
14 Nov 2019, 8:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe
Replies: 95
Views: 6104

Re: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe

Great news as regards the injunction, but where does this leave us as regards the rules on those terrible, terrible cyclists’ meets? do not the original planning conditions still apply?
by David9694
10 Nov 2019, 11:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel building - my foray into the science and the art
Replies: 19
Views: 672

Re: Wheel building - my foray into the science and the art

Wouldn't be without my tensiometer but never used a dishing gauge, always done it by eye - but I've always built rear wheels, never a front yet. Would I likely have trouble with front wheel? Front wheel should be straightforward after back. If I get my spoke tensioner out on my built wheels, what s...
by David9694
10 Nov 2019, 10:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel building - my foray into the science and the art
Replies: 19
Views: 672

Re: Wheel building - my foray into the science and the art

I’ve stuck with Miche RG2 hubs in my builds. I haven’t found an easy way of getting 32 and 36 holes front and back respectively in matching hubs... The Cycle Clinic sell unmatched drillings on those hubs for a small premium. Thanks - maybe next time I’ll swallow hard and do a black “stealth” wheel ...
by David9694
9 Nov 2019, 9:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel building - my foray into the science and the art
Replies: 19
Views: 672

Wheel building - my foray into the science and the art

I’ve just done my third set, which makes the first set over two years old and still running. With the winter nights now coming on, here’s a few thoughts from me if anyone is thinking of having a go. If you think it would be easier to just buy from a shop, I suggest you go up to the next fisherman yo...
by David9694
4 Nov 2019, 8:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anyone used See.Sense lights?
Replies: 42
Views: 3975

Re: Anyone used See.Sense lights?

I’ve got an early model rear light.
by David9694
1 Nov 2019, 8:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Going Italian - B/B repair?
Replies: 17
Views: 584

Re: Going Italian - B/B repair?

Are the Mavic threadless B/Bs still made? Sounds pricey! https://www.merciancycles.co.uk/online-shop/mavic-spares-parts/mavic-bottom-bracket/ ? For the old 531 frames I mess around with, there’s got to be at least a semblance of repairs or parts investment being economic. No coming undone issues on ...
by David9694
29 Oct 2019, 9:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Going Italian - B/B repair?
Replies: 17
Views: 584

Going Italian - B/B repair?

I’ve got a couple of frames with jiggered b/b BSA threads in which I’m running the square taper threadless b/bs - these seem to work fine, the first one tried to come undone but has settled down. You do need the two Shimano tools to nip it up tight and thread locker presumably helps. I’m getting int...
by David9694
28 Oct 2019, 9:20pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Ridewill bike of Italy
Replies: 0
Views: 219

Ridewill bike of Italy

Well, a few more months of seamless trading with Europe. This looks a well stocked and laid-out site for a range of items.
by David9694
26 Oct 2019, 9:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bicycle light for night use
Replies: 82
Views: 2845

Re: Bicycle light for night use

The good -ish news about cars is that in the quiet and the dark you get a lot more warning of their approach and they’re apt to be cautious around you when they don’t know where the edges of the road are. I would recommend having both dynohub and battery options. Germany takes the whole thing much m...
by David9694
26 Oct 2019, 9:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New chainring. How muuuuuch...?...!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 1200

Re: New chainring. How muuuuuch...?...!!!

Whenever I’ve looked into replacement chainrings for Shimano 10s, I’ve concluded that they’re just not economic.
by David9694
22 Oct 2019, 7:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing rust from an old steel frame
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Removing rust from an old steel frame

400 grit wet and dry paper and an awful lot of elbow grease. It’s all or (nearly) nothing with painting if you’ve large areas of superficial rust. The DIY route is a labour of love, to get the whole frame smooth, cleaned, then primed, then top coated, and clear coated, rubbed down between coats, all...
by David9694
20 Oct 2019, 10:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What cycling did you do this weekend?
Replies: 39
Views: 1334

What cycling did you do this weekend?

The last full weekend before the clocks change, and I think for many of us a pleasant mild autumnal couple of days. On Saturday, I did one of my usual circuits from home of 27 miles. I am horrendously unfit this year, having been working on a merger all summer and done no weekday cycling - it’s goin...
by David9694
19 Oct 2019, 9:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rotrax Frame - info & valuation sought
Replies: 18
Views: 1115

Re: Rotrax Frame - info & valuation sought

It should sell very well. Rotrax is a well respected make in these circles, niche in the wider scheme of things. Yours looks like it’s a track frame - the rear wheel slots in from the back, to make what’s often called today a “fixie” - direct drive from the cranks. 753 is a top of the range material...