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by tatanab
26 Jan 2021, 3:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How oh how do you get a lockring off?
Replies: 125
Views: 3169

Re: How oh how do you get a lockring off?

I need somebody to remind me what chain whips were used for, before the arrival of freehubs. Removing fixed wheel sprockets. Stripping sprockets from freewheels where one or more (possibly all) sprockets were screwed on. Days when we went into a bike shop and assembled multiple freewheels to our ow...
by tatanab
26 Jan 2021, 1:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: More information on a design
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: More information on a design

250W is the UK limit for road or public area use, but I guess you know that https://www.cyclinguk.org/cyclists-library/regulations/eapc-regulations , so you will have to transport it to private ground. Why all that weighty suspension, unless it is used for serious off road? Any suspension at a low p...
by tatanab
26 Jan 2021, 10:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How oh how do you get a lockring off?
Replies: 125
Views: 3169

Re: How oh how do you get a lockring off?

Late 60s/early 70s my local shop sold the lever and you added your own chain. Here it is with a piece of 1/8 chain that has been on there about 50 years. 1/8 is handy, even now,
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because it can be used with any width of sprocket.
by tatanab
26 Jan 2021, 8:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Toe Overlap
Replies: 12
Views: 353

Re: Toe Overlap

Cheaper, and far easier to fit shorter cranks. Some find any amount of overlap a hazard and some cope just fine with considerable overlap, but if you find it a problem then experimenting at the easier solution may work for you.
by tatanab
25 Jan 2021, 6:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is this turbo trainer thing too easy?
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: Is this tt thing too easy?

De Sisti wrote:
Bmblbzzz wrote:Oh. I thought you meant time trials.

That's the problem with people throwing abbreviations around, thinking everyone knows what they mean. :roll:
Nah. It means top tube.
by tatanab
21 Jan 2021, 1:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How oh how do you get a lockring off?
Replies: 125
Views: 3169

Re: How oh how do you get a lockring off?

Your current alignment of tools is wrong. Reverse the direction of the chain wrench and remember that the lockring has a conventional right hand thread.

added link https://www.tredz.co.uk/help-advice/pro ... a-cassette
by tatanab
19 Jan 2021, 6:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo bearings
Replies: 29
Views: 726

Re: Campagnolo bearings

It is at least 25 years old. I doubt that. 20 years, yes - see the 2002 spare parts that I showed earlier. 1995, yes there were freehubs, but the axles were smaller diameter (as hamster says), almost certainly steel ones which can be seen in the spares of that time. Also, this was a time when Centa...
by tatanab
19 Jan 2021, 10:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo bearings
Replies: 29
Views: 726

Re: Campagnolo bearings

Centaur was originally an MTB model in the early 1990s. The name was next used from the early 2000s to rename Daytona because of name ownership issues. The Campag spare parts list for 2002 (pages 50 and 51) shows part number HB-RE023 https://www.campagnolo.com/media/files/035_176_Catalogue_spare%20p...
by tatanab
18 Jan 2021, 7:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Flying Gate
Replies: 23
Views: 929

Re: Flying Gate

About 10 years ago I bought a secondhand Trevor Jarvis Flying Gate, an early one of his, an ultra short time trial special (36" wheelbase). I kept it for a few years but wasn't using it so sold it on. At that time a touring Gate would have sold for about £800, but a limited use machine like min...
by tatanab
14 Jan 2021, 10:24am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Commuting Luggage
Replies: 26
Views: 925

Re: Commuting Luggage

As thirdcrank says - it depends on what you are carrying. In my commuting days - 1970 to 2010 I did not need to carry a laptop (with modern remote access I don't see why I would); most places I worked had canteens so I did not carry food - except for those few places with no facilities. This meant t...
by tatanab
14 Jan 2021, 10:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Free school meals
Replies: 18
Views: 557

Re: Free school meals

661-Pete wrote:It's just that there isn't enough to feed a growing child.
True, but remember it is intended to substitute for a school lunch, not a whole day, or so I believe. Spoken as a recipient of free school dinners in the late 1960's.
by tatanab
13 Jan 2021, 4:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Commuting Luggage
Replies: 26
Views: 925

Re: Commuting Luggage

Only ever used a Carradice saddlebag, on a quick release of one sort or another so I could lift the bag off and take my tools and bag contents (clothes, grub) with me.
by tatanab
11 Jan 2021, 2:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Want to sell my car in order to cycle
Replies: 73
Views: 2420

Re: Want to sell my car in order to cycle

I am still pretty worried about what others think about the whole scenario about wanting to get rid of my car, but I do really believe that my partner (who does not drive and has never learned) and I can survive without it. My sister, now in her 60s, did not drive until in her 30s and gave up after...
by tatanab
10 Jan 2021, 3:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sourcing Touring Wheels
Replies: 20
Views: 1215

Re: Sourcing Touring Wheels

Found these for example @ 100pounds (the lower range of what they have). Is that reasonable? https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m10b0s176p349/SPA-CYCLES-Handbuilt-Wheel-Rear-Deore-hub-Choice-of-rim A good price BUT ----They may not fit. Deore hubs are 135 OLN (width between your rear dropouts). You might ...