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by Bertieboy
10 Aug 2019, 1:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom Bracket coming Loose
Replies: 16
Views: 1043

Re: Bottom Bracket coming Loose

Slowster I actually use the Spa triple chainset with the Shimano BB on the bike that I tend to use the most because it is set up for a 48, 36, 24 chainring combination. I use Campag ergos with a Comp front and rear derailIeur with a Shimano cassette. I do agree that the Park BBT-22 tool is much easi...
by Bertieboy
10 Aug 2019, 10:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom Bracket coming Loose
Replies: 16
Views: 1043

Re: Bottom Bracket coming Loose

Thanks for the replies and suggestions. Must admit had never heard of mechanical precession, very interesting and at least I understand why this is happening. I don't like the Veloce BB tool either. Think the Chorus, Centaur BB's with the slines are much easier to fit and tighten. Have often wondere...
by Bertieboy
9 Aug 2019, 2:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom Bracket coming Loose
Replies: 16
Views: 1043

Re: Bottom Bracket coming Loose

It was originally fitted by my LBS so I don't know whether it was torqued to correct tension. When I have refitted it using the the Campag BB Tool UT BB100 it did not have a taper for a torque wrench drive thus I have used a large spanner on the tool. I did it up tightly but could not measure whethe...
by Bertieboy
9 Aug 2019, 11:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom Bracket coming Loose
Replies: 16
Views: 1043

Re: Bottom Bracket coming Loose

It is a genuine Campag Veloce sealed unit cartridge BB. What I cannot understand is that with the Italian thread it is done up clockwise and that is the direction the chaninrings / cranks are turning so logically, it seems to me, this should keep it from coming undone.
by Bertieboy
9 Aug 2019, 9:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom Bracket coming Loose
Replies: 16
Views: 1043

Bottom Bracket coming Loose

I have a square taper Campag Veloce bottom bracket fitted to one of my bikes. It is Italian thread and is for a triple thus it is 115.5mm long. I do not use the bike very often but when I do it invariably becomes loose on the drive side after about 40 kilometres to the extent that I can no longer ch...
by Bertieboy
5 Jun 2018, 11:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Number of Chain Links
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Number of Chain Links

I want to replace my 11 speed Ultegra cassette currently 11 - 32 for a new Ultegra cassette with an 11 - 34 socket range. Will replace the chain at the same time. Question is should I stay with 114 links or should I buy one with 118 links. I prefer KMC chains simply because of the quick links. Am us...
by Bertieboy
3 Apr 2018, 11:50am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE Setting off 24 March
Replies: 34
Views: 4960

Re: JOGLE Setting off 24 March

Congratulations some achievement in that weather. I admire your motivation. Would be very interested in how you manage your calories as I am coeliac and cannot eat gluten.
by Bertieboy
29 Mar 2018, 12:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 7th and Final LEJOG
Replies: 47
Views: 10075

Re: 7th and Final LEJOG

Been reading this with much interest, as well as some of your previous posts on LEJOG. Am considering doing this in early September this year using your route as the basis with some of the variations suggested by others. Hope you do to mind! Have some questions and would be grateful if you could giv...
by Bertieboy
9 Dec 2017, 11:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 130 OLN Hub Wheel in 135 Spaced rear Frame
Replies: 4
Views: 664

130 OLN Hub Wheel in 135 Spaced rear Frame

When I had my Longstaff resprayed I had the rear spacing reset to accommodate 135 OLN hub wheels. I have been using a 36 spoke DT Swiss TK 540 rim laced to a Shimano XT hub but it is a pretty heavy combination as I only weigh circa 65 kilos. I have a couple of other rear wheels with lower spoke coun...
by Bertieboy
11 Jun 2015, 12:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Argos bikes
Replies: 7
Views: 1098

Re: Argos bikes

Have had three frames re sprayed and re chromed by Argos, excellent service and am due to pick up my Bob Jackson Legend from them in the next couple of weeks. Not cheap and due to the demand for their services can take several months to complete but IMHO you get what you pay for. Last year when I vi...
by Bertieboy
5 Jun 2015, 11:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Folder or S&S Couplings?
Replies: 12
Views: 1685

Re: Folder or S&S Couplings?

Brucey wrote it might help if you say what kind of rider you are and what kind of riding you do Brucey, am a slow rider who potters. My normal ride is about 100k (200K max) and the two bikes I tend to ride most are a Thorn Nomad, stupidly purchased without S & S couplers, and a Longstaff tourin...
by Bertieboy
3 Jun 2015, 10:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Folder or S&S Couplings?
Replies: 12
Views: 1685

Folder or S&S Couplings?

When I travel abroad accompanied by a bike I use a Polaris Eva Bike Pod into which I pack the cycle. Problem is this is quite large and I often have problems arriving and departing airports as it needs a large taxi / van to accommodate this plus cases. Recently, as I am recovering from surgery and h...
by Bertieboy
6 Nov 2014, 9:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Converting Band On Front Derailleur
Replies: 11
Views: 1841

Re: Converting Band On Front Derailleur

Although I don't often post on this forum I read it frequently and find the advice and comments very useful so many thanks to you all. Having looked at this again last night do think that could have used a new Veloce Triple but have now found what I am after. Mick, when I was building up my Longstaf...
by Bertieboy
5 Nov 2014, 5:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Converting Band On Front Derailleur
Replies: 11
Views: 1841

Converting Band On Front Derailleur

I need a new braze on FD for a project I am building up and want either a Campag Champ or Comp as will be using a front Campag triple. They are pretty rare now and the only examples I can find are band on. Is it possible to convert a band on to braze on by removing the band on part? In the past I ha...
by Bertieboy
18 Feb 2013, 3:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cyprus
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Re: Cyprus

Hi Alasdair If you know the island reasonably well and intend to get to the Karpas via Larnarca then I assume you will use the border crossing at Pile? From there you can cut across to Gazimagusa (Famagusta) and take the coast road via Salamis up to Bogaz and into the Karpas. Do you intend to go all...