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by hamster
28 Sep 2020, 8:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo Veloce Ergo Rebuild
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Campagnolo Veloce Ergo Rebuild

One of the tricks is to use a bit of card behind the spring to keep the parts together on reassembly - once it's in place slide the card out.

It was the single best piece of advice on ergo reassembly I've had.
by hamster
25 Sep 2020, 8:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: One product, many names
Replies: 13
Views: 763

Re: One product, many names

thelawnet wrote:Basically the 10 and 11 speed GRX 600 chainsets are identical apart from the outer chainring which is supposedly subtly different


The subtle difference being 'added marketing'?
:roll:
by hamster
24 Sep 2020, 11:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 20in rinko reduced?
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: 20in rinko reduced?

Velo Orange did one, the Neutrino. Freshtripe certainly stocked them in the past.
by hamster
23 Sep 2020, 2:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear indexing and possible misalignment
Replies: 26
Views: 658

Re: Gear indexing and possible misalignment

Looks like a freewheel not a cassette on a very bargain basement bike. Such bikes are poorly-built which makes problem solving a whack-a-mole venture. Check wheel, dropout and mech alignment. They look like stamped dropouts which are notorious for being misaligned. Add in mail order and it could wel...
by hamster
22 Sep 2020, 8:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 20in rinko reduced?
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: 20in rinko reduced?

13.5kg!!! :shock:

Seriously overpriced for what it is, in my view. But an interesting starting point if a decent frame and carefully chosen components were added.
by hamster
21 Sep 2020, 8:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: From square taper to hollowtech II BB. Advantages?
Replies: 115
Views: 36200

Re: From square taper to hollowtech II BB. Advantages?

At the risk of sounding a bit shallow, I just couldn't stand having one of the current Shimano chainsets, purely on looks. They are just so ugly. From the side they look like a great big painted splat, and the paint seems to extend onto the chainrings, which makes even the expensive ones look cheap...
by hamster
21 Sep 2020, 5:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: From square taper to hollowtech II BB. Advantages?
Replies: 115
Views: 36200

Re: From square taper to hollowtech II BB. Advantages?

You are right, I meant Octalink. At the same time they branded the cranks Hollowtech IIRC with a new forging of hollow cranks.
by hamster
21 Sep 2020, 3:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: From square taper to hollowtech II BB. Advantages?
Replies: 115
Views: 36200

Re: From square taper to hollowtech II BB. Advantages?

I can accelerate quicker because there is less drag from the bearing and more power is being translated to the wheels. I don't think its any one component that makes the difference. I think a combination of more flexible metals in cheap cogs. Connected to a bearing which can be prone to allow a cer...
by hamster
21 Sep 2020, 2:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: From square taper to hollowtech II BB. Advantages?
Replies: 115
Views: 36200

Re: From square taper to hollowtech II BB. Advantages?

So what you are actually saying is that a new high-end groupset works better than a worn out cheap one?
by hamster
21 Sep 2020, 8:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Good quality cycling cap?
Replies: 25
Views: 977

Re: Good quality cycling cap?

Try Prendas Cyclismo, they always have a good range.
https://www.prendas.co.uk/
by hamster
17 Sep 2020, 2:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: UN55 BBs not so good anymore?
Replies: 62
Views: 2105

Re: UN55 BBs not so good anymore?

Thanks for that!
by hamster
17 Sep 2020, 9:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: UN55 BBs not so good anymore?
Replies: 62
Views: 2105

Re: UN55 BBs not so good anymore?

BB-UN300 In the new designs there are two seals ( probably neither that good in fact, eg since the outer seal has no lubricant reservoir to keep the seal lips wetted ) to the outside world but should water be lurking inside the frame itself then it will only have to get past a single lip seal on th...
by hamster
14 Sep 2020, 4:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gear ratios, in inches
Replies: 43
Views: 1608

Re: Gear ratios, in inches

Depends hugely where you live: I run around 50" on my MTB singlespeed, which is fine but 16mph is about tops on the road for any distance. However I can get up just about any hill here in Hampshire.... including harvesting lane....? :shock: I said 'just about' :lol: Not tried it, my benchmark ...
by hamster
14 Sep 2020, 2:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gear ratios, in inches
Replies: 43
Views: 1608

Re: Gear ratios, in inches

Depends hugely where you live: I run around 50" on my MTB singlespeed, which is fine but 16mph is about tops on the road for any distance. However I can get up just about any hill here in Hampshire. It would be lower if I lived in Derbyshire!
by hamster
11 Sep 2020, 9:56am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Budget solo cycle-camping tent suitable for very tall folks?
Replies: 16
Views: 615

Re: Budget solo cycle-camping tent suitable for very tall folks?

Depending on what you are wanting in a solo tent, the Jack Wolfskin Gossamer may be worth considering - the inner is 2.25m long. However, it's only just on the tent side of the dividing line with a bivvy bag. It's OK for an overnight kip, not much more. Definitely try before you buy, as it's the sor...