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by spinner_43
1 Sep 2012, 10:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spoke lacing
Replies: 7
Views: 1001

Re: Spoke lacing

For all the good advice and topics raised, thank you.
Perhaps we should call 'putting spokes through holes' simply 'lacing', and 'interlacing', well- 'interlacing'... That'll do me.
Anyway, the wheel is laced and now at the LBS, awaiting truing.
Best regards, Alan.
by spinner_43
28 Aug 2012, 11:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spoke lacing
Replies: 7
Views: 1001

Re: Spoke lacing

Thank you for your time and trouble- very reassuring.
best regards, Alan
by spinner_43
28 Aug 2012, 9:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spoke lacing
Replies: 7
Views: 1001

Spoke lacing

I have 'electrified' my bike, using a kit recommended in a CTC mag, of some 18 months ago. Unfortunately I have had to replace the motor (which acts as the hub on the front wheel)- cause of failure unknown, but purely mechanical, and I suspect the result of zero road maintenance in my area... The hu...
by spinner_43
30 Apr 2010, 3:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bartape renewal
Replies: 21
Views: 1426

Re: Bartape renewal

Thank you everyone for taking the time and trouble to help- great stuff! I think that I have the picture and can do the job with more confidence now,
Regards, Alan
by spinner_43
28 Apr 2010, 8:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bartape renewal
Replies: 21
Views: 1426

Bartape renewal

I'm looking to replace the tatty, amateurishly fitted tape on my drop handlebars. The amateur was me, and I'd never done it before, so I'm hoping for some tips on making a better job of it this time, please. I've bought the tape (2 reels, 2 end-plugs, 2 6-inch lengths of black insulating-tape, and 2...
by spinner_43
24 Mar 2010, 5:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyres upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: Tyres upgrade

Freddie wrote:Alan, you do stir the pot, even if you don't know it yet!.

Of course- why do you think I asked...? Anyway, the forum has been a bit, how shall I put it, 'slow' of late.

But thanks for all the replies, and pointing me in the right direction,
Alan
by spinner_43
23 Mar 2010, 5:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyres upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Tyres upgrade

I am in the slow process of upgrading my bike from a low-end tourer to something rather better, and I am now considering replacing the tyres. The current tyres are marked 37-622 (700 x 35c ) and the rim-width (i.e distance between braking surfaces, if I have used the correct term) is 22mm. My querie...
by spinner_43
11 Aug 2009, 10:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano front derailleur help
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: Shimano front derailleur help

Further progress- nil. The new BB was only marginally better. I strongly suspect that my inexperience with multi-chain-rings- ie, I don't really know what I'm doing, and the Shimano 'instructions' aren't a lot of help- is a major factor in the problem. Chainline checked, as suggested, is 45 mm, and ...
by spinner_43
10 Aug 2009, 10:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano front derailleur help
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: Shimano front derailleur help

May I thank all of you who took the time and trouble to advise me. There's much to digest and I'll have to take time to consider all your suggestions. As the bike is still rideable using the middle chainring I took the bike up to the LBS this morning and Mr. Smith came to much the same conclusion as...
by spinner_43
9 Aug 2009, 10:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano front derailleur help
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Shimano front derailleur help

I have recently bought a new steel frame, similar to the Paul Hewitt 'Cheviot', from a LBS to replace my alloy Paul Butler 'Regent' . I was assured that the bits from my old bike would fit the new frame, and mostly, they have, except for the front shifter- a Shimano FD2203. Firstly, the seat tube is...
by spinner_43
25 Jul 2009, 11:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Elliptical chainwheel
Replies: 10
Views: 866

Elliptical chainwheel

In the recent Tour de Monaco/Spain/Andorra/Italy/Switzerland- oh, and France, Bradley Wiggins used an elliptical chainwheel for the time-trial. The commentator, Phil Ligget pointed it out and said it was to help Wiggo on the climbs. It didn't and he had a disappointing day ( but a great tour overall...
by spinner_43
23 May 2009, 11:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Judge does it (again)
Replies: 67
Views: 3323

Re: Judge does it (again)

Like our politicians, judges seem also to have lost the plot- I'm reminded of the baby P. sentences, wholly inappropriate !
by spinner_43
26 Feb 2009, 12:04am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Nice ride today
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: Brooks B17 saddle

Thank you for passing on your experience, patricktaylor- I was beginning to worry. More miles needed obviously,
Alan
by spinner_43
24 Feb 2009, 8:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Nice ride today
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Nice ride today

I enjoyed my little training run this morning- dry roads, light wind, air a little milder than of late, so my finger-ends and toes remained attached. I never even used the smallest chainwheel on the hills- most unusual! My new Brooks saddle is taking some running-in though. It still feels like is ma...
by spinner_43
16 Feb 2009, 10:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The VictorMeldrew post
Replies: 3
Views: 406

The VictorMeldrew post

There was a recent post from a person complaining about unsolicited greetings from passing cyclists, and I wanted to add my voice to the debate. But today I can't find it. Has it been removed from the forum?
Alan