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by AndyA
4 Jun 2019, 8:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Failed B & M Lumotec IQ2 Luxos U
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Failed B & M Lumotec IQ2 Luxos U

Unfortunately my IQ2 decided to pack up 6 months out of its 2 year warranty - I thought it had a 5 year on it but I was sadly mistaken. It started playing up over the winter by turning on/off charging more and more intermittently and by spring it just had a amber light occasionally blinking with no...
by AndyA
4 Jun 2019, 8:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ideas to prevent paint wear on racks sought...
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: Ideas to prevent paint wear on racks sought...

You could get it powdercoated again, it's not expensive and is much tougher than paint.
Then wrap were your pannier clip on with helicopter tape, which is very tough clear tape. I got some from ebay that was unbranded and terrible, then paid a little more for 3m stuff which does the job very well.
by AndyA
2 Jun 2019, 9:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Finding new transfers / decals for my James Harrison
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: Finding new transfers / decals for my James Harrison

The new guy at H Lloyd (Steve?) is doing a grand job and has made transfers for me when he didn't have them on file.
That would be my first port of call
by AndyA
29 May 2019, 9:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Problem with seat post
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Problem with seat post

Undo the screw a few turns and carefully hit the head of the screw. The screw pulls a wedge towards another wedge that pushes on the post and locks it all in place. If it's well wedged together some impact is required to get it moving. Sometimes pulling or pushing on the saddle will do the trick. Gr...
by AndyA
22 May 2019, 6:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton - pulling along folded = spokes click on gear chain
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Brompton - pulling along folded = spokes click on gear chain

The wheel on the mudguard is easy to break, I'd avoid using the little wheels if doing anything more than moving it around a room or whatever
by AndyA
14 May 2019, 10:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting a 30mm crank to shimano hollowtech
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: Fitting a 30mm crank to shimano hollowtech

I believe that my FSA 386 EVO BB is in BSA threaded frame. Well I have even seen a square taper BB in the same type of frame. Haven't yanked my BB out yet to check as I am too tight to buy the tool There are at least 5, likely more, BSA30 tools. The Hope and FSA tools have the same number of spline...
by AndyA
14 May 2019, 8:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting a 30mm crank to shimano hollowtech
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: Fitting a 30mm crank to shimano hollowtech

This is a real can of worms! Short answer, no. Your frame isn't hollowtech II, that's the kind of bottom bracket currently fitted. This type of bottom bracket exists for BSA thread frames (most common), Italian thread frames and press fit BB86 frames (increasingly common). There are BB30 cranks out ...
by AndyA
11 May 2019, 8:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front mech of a different kind
Replies: 9
Views: 601

Re: Front mech of a different kind

The Shimano Side Swing mechs have all of the pivots on the side to free up room at the back of the seat tube. FD-M6000-L Is probably the one you want. The only snag is that the cable needs to enter from the front of the mech, a full length outer must run down the down tube. It looks like the Vagabon...
by AndyA
8 May 2019, 8:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Press fit bottom bracket stuck and sheared
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: Press fit bottom bracket stuck and sheared

A lot of press fit bottom brackets have to be removed destructively, the way you've done it is as sound as any. Good job! If you install a press fit bb dry, it'll probably be ok, might creak, might seize. With grease it might move around in use and possibly wear the bb unit or shell. Nice and easy t...
by AndyA
7 May 2019, 9:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Steerer tube extension
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: Steerer tube extension

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNbJ9dadNYo This is one way to do it well. If you do it, use a full length of m6 of bigger threaded rod through the entire length of the steerer instead of the usual star fangled nut/topcap bearing adjustment. IE topcap/nut at the bottom of the fork, topcap/nut at the...
by AndyA
6 May 2019, 10:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SP dynamo hubs - narrow flange spacing
Replies: 32
Views: 1106

Re: SP dynamo hubs - narrow flange spacing

I built a wheel for someone using a previous generation Mavic Open Pro and a SP dynamo, Sapim DB spokes. It folded hitting a pothole at speed while they rode back from the pub. Spoke count and approximate rider weight? I’m 65 kg and used 36 spokes. […] might not have folded had they not been lubric...
by AndyA
6 May 2019, 8:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SP dynamo hubs - narrow flange spacing
Replies: 32
Views: 1106

Re: SP dynamo hubs - narrow flange spacing

I built a wheel for someone using a previous generation Mavic Open Pro and a SP dynamo, Sapim DB spokes. It folded hitting a pothole at speed while they rode back from the pub. Might not have folded with a tougher rim, might not have folded with a wider spaced hub, might not have folded had they not...
by AndyA
14 Apr 2019, 10:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MKS pedal end cap removal
Replies: 32
Views: 3582

Re: MKS pedal end cap removal

ZyroFisher stock the MKS dust cap tool part number MK595SYLSP £3.99 . You'll need to order it through your local bike shop as Zyro are trade only
by AndyA
1 Apr 2019, 11:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Risks of buying old carbon frames (10-15+ years)
Replies: 35
Views: 2686

Re: Risks of buying old carbon frames (10-15+ years)

[My colleauge's teammate was recently in a crash caused by a carbon frame from 2004. See attached photo. The (very experienced) rider noticed the gears weren't right, glanced down at the mechs, saw that the cable stop had come off, next thing he knew he was on the ground with a broken collarbone (a...
by AndyA
1 Apr 2019, 1:50am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Risks of Buying Old Titanium Frames
Replies: 14
Views: 1474

Re: Risks of Buying Old Titanium Frames

Titanium frames seem to have a failure mode almost as benign as steel - most of the time you'll notice a crack before the frame fails