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by robert17
11 Jan 2021, 8:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sourcing Touring Wheels
Replies: 20
Views: 1216

Re: Sourcing Touring Wheels

One of my LBS options, Protheros in Leominster provided me with excellent Mavic 319 touring/hybrid wheels and they proved to be be fabulous. They are widely available and I think I paid around £210 for the pair. With this you get the comfort and security of having the shop for advice and somewhere t...
by robert17
9 Jan 2021, 8:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Reynolds decal
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Re: Reynolds decal

Fair enough. Thanks.
by robert17
9 Jan 2021, 5:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Reynolds decal
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Re: Reynolds decal

In some ways, I think it would have been better applied before the final lacquer at the paintshop. Depending on the powder coating process, that probably isn't an option. Glad it turned out OK, I saw your question yesterday and was trying to remember how I'd applied one, but it was several years ag...
by robert17
9 Jan 2021, 2:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Reynolds decal
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Re: Reynolds decal

Spoken to Spa, turns out you apply the whole sticker then leave for twenty minutes. When you peel off, the decal remained. Worked pretty well, just needed to give a further press down. In some ways, I think it would have been better applied before the final lacquer at the paintshop.
by robert17
9 Jan 2021, 7:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Reynolds decal
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Re: Reynolds decal

Many thanks. I'll give them a bell.
by robert17
8 Jan 2021, 8:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Reynolds decal
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Reynolds decal

People, the lovely Spa kindly sent the missing Reynolds decal missing from my frameset. I'm just a bit paranoid that I'm going to do something stupid and mess it up. It's on a green piece of card backing and you can see an impression around the image. However, I cannot break it at this line, anywher...
by robert17
3 Jan 2021, 10:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 160mm rotors for TRP Spyre question
Replies: 27
Views: 759

Re: 160mm rotors for TRP Spyre question

Many thanks. I'll see how they go.
by robert17
3 Jan 2021, 8:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 160mm rotors for TRP Spyre question
Replies: 27
Views: 759

Re: 160mm rotors for TRP Spyre question

Oh. I'm so pleased with my new Spa bike with Spyre brakes - thinking that my first foray in to the world of disc brakes was beginning with a good set. Should I worry? What can I do to delay the 'rot'? Thank you.
by robert17
3 Jan 2021, 3:31pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Books
Replies: 0
Views: 315

Books

People,

Clear out of books. Think they were all gifts over the past years. Happy to see them find a new home. £7 + postage or collect.

Thank you,

Robert
Worcestershire
by robert17
1 Jan 2021, 8:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Gert Lush Ride Bristol
Replies: 0
Views: 165

Gert Lush Ride Bristol

People, I hope this is in the correct section - Gert Lush Ride this year. I am hoping to take the restoration project on this ride with my friend Rich from near Taunton. The website is a little scant and I wondered if anyone here knew anything about it? Many thanks, Robert.
by robert17
30 Dec 2020, 8:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Reuse vape bottles make perfect oil dispensers
Replies: 30
Views: 2007

Re: Reuse vape bottles make perfect oil dispensers

Can I ask which product you put in your new found bottle? I'm not brand loyal at all and have found most dry lubes to be pretty average at best so prefer a wet lube or even just 'oil'. My mother tells me that when desperate in the early fifties she even used cooking oil.
by robert17
26 Dec 2020, 11:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 105 Rd7000 - adjustment problems
Replies: 13
Views: 991

Re: Shimano 105 Rd7000 - adjustment problems

No shame in that, Halfords is a lot better than it used to be. Not the best, I'm not saying that, but okay. Based on the Kidderminster branch that is.
by robert17
26 Dec 2020, 10:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 105 Rd7000 - adjustment problems
Replies: 13
Views: 991

Re: Shimano 105 Rd7000 - adjustment problems

The barrel adjuster is the problem, buy a third party or older style shimano one. unlikely; OP has RD-R7000, which is not fitted with the same barrel adjuster as RD-R8000 or RD-R9100. https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/images.linnlive.com/410348fd0eba30c9d4de7d494e97ed94/6fc3578a-8559-4be4-a8f3-59f...
by robert17
26 Dec 2020, 6:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 105 Rd7000 - adjustment problems
Replies: 13
Views: 991

Re: Shimano 105 Rd7000 - adjustment problems

Interesting read for me. My new bike has the 105 NOS 5700/5703 ten speed and the shifting is outstanding. For both 105 and Campagnolo I have found 11 speed a pain in the buttock. Very finicky and have heard others say the same about 12 speed. Also I agree, eight speed was enough - why did it have to...
by robert17
23 Dec 2020, 3:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Endurance Bike? Too much choice!
Replies: 29
Views: 1512

Re: Endurance Bike? Too much choice!

Appears okay. We'll see what a decent ride does. Thank you.