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by 9494arnold
13 Oct 2019, 10:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim thickness - worn out?
Replies: 66
Views: 1508

Re: Rim thickness - worn out?

Do you favour the front or rear brake? There's a possibility front rim may have more wear. Would it be an idea to check whilst it's in pieces. I have only ever dumped front wheels for brake track wear /rim thickness but I ride Trikes which have all the braking on the front wheel (generally) . I actu...
by 9494arnold
13 Oct 2019, 9:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shoe sizing
Replies: 19
Views: 500

Re: Shoe sizing

My general experience is that Cycling Shoes are often too narrow for me. My normal shoe size is also 8 (although I have a pair of 'extra wide' 7's) Cycling shoes are all 42's ( Crane, Rivat , Duegi) . Re set up of cleats , just copy your old ones (assuming you aware replacing an old pair?) And perha...
by 9494arnold
12 Oct 2019, 8:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of
Replies: 35
Views: 964

Re: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of

Mick

I've sent you a P.M.

Paul Arnold
by 9494arnold
11 Oct 2019, 5:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Intentionally struck by vehicle - what recourse?
Replies: 17
Views: 1041

Re: Intentionally struck by vehicle - what recourse?

If you are genuinely targeted, and struck by a vehicle, it's a Criminal Assault .(or an attempt if no injury but the intent is there) but that's getting in the grey area between an Assault and a Road Traffic Collision.
by 9494arnold
11 Oct 2019, 5:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of
Replies: 35
Views: 964

Re: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of

Magnesium, Been done, Kirk Precision. I am told you have to keep paint chips at bay or the frame dissolves. We have a couple at the National Cycle Museum. Like previous poster says . Bamboo . Also been done many years ago. I understand cargo ships were returning empty from Japan so they started brin...
by 9494arnold
26 Sep 2019, 4:45pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Veteran Pedals
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Re: Veteran Pedals

That's the one !
by 9494arnold
26 Sep 2019, 8:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: M5 pannier rack holes, M6 frame mounts
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: M5 pannier rack holes, M6 frame mounts

If you have the room, take the wheel out, use a bolt with a relatively flush head (slot screw probably) and put it in from the inside, put a washer between the frame and the outer part of the mounting stud, rack, washer and a shakeproof washer or a nylock nut on the outside. (One of my bike has Stai...
by 9494arnold
24 Sep 2019, 1:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: feels like a stiff link, but.....
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: feels like a stiff link, but.....

And once you have done that .......and still not found the cause... Have a look at the Spoke Nipples. Myself and another one of our CTC group who know our way around bike problems had real issues with a members tandem that developed a distinct click , generally under pressure . Turned out (after muc...
by 9494arnold
14 Sep 2019, 5:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: anybody explain Sheldon's straddle wire MA?
Replies: 37
Views: 140583

Re: anybody explain Sheldon's straddle wire MA?

Last picture shows a graphic illustration of the "triangle of forces" involved in this. Well done to the poster. Had to deal with a friends tandem that had the cantilevers set up incorrectly. Plus whoever fitted the cantilever bosses had got one offset on the fork blade (compared to the ot...
by 9494arnold
13 Sep 2019, 11:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!
Replies: 70
Views: 2237

Re: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!

Really need a picture of your brake set up as has previously been mentioned. Don't think Tektro brakes can be that bad , no actual experience but they make brakes for Campagnolo I believe. Something that can make Cantilevers not work well is the relationship between the primary cable and the Cantile...
by 9494arnold
12 Sep 2019, 11:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old 1/8” gear mech
Replies: 20
Views: 716

Re: Old 1/8” gear mech

Trivelox ?

Afraid I don't have the technology to post images.
by 9494arnold
9 Sep 2019, 1:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycle clips v rubber bands
Replies: 16
Views: 729

Re: Cycle clips v rubber bands

Or no trousers? :P

Seriously
In my youth I found rubber bands wouldn't stay where they were put.

If I do ride in flappy trousers (I am a child of the Flares era) I use yellow velcro jobbies that can be adjusted to suitable grip.
by 9494arnold
5 Sep 2019, 5:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mavic X138 rim crack
Replies: 51
Views: 3231

Re: Mavic X138 rim crack

I disagree with last post. The rim has lost it's integrity for whatever reason, and is no longer strong. One application if the brakes, or pot hole could cause a catastrophic failure. Or the pressure in the tyre could cause the sidewall to fail. With a Big Bang. And probably a big off . I have been ...
by 9494arnold
3 Sep 2019, 2:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pocket wheel truer??
Replies: 31
Views: 990

Re: Pocket wheel truer??

Have to say agree with the brake pad method, and tape over the stays for up and down on the road if you must. Reality is you can ride with quite a big bend/ dent in a rim , obviously if you are on rim brakes then braking will be compromised. And if it won't go round in the frame, there's always the ...
by 9494arnold
28 Aug 2019, 9:19am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Veteran Pedals
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Re: Veteran Pedals

Yes, slot is a bit longer but something to fit that would fit the bill admirably. Thanks for the Picture, I am a bit of a Luddite or I'd post a picture myself !