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by deliquium
9 Dec 2008, 9:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tektro CR520 Cantis And Lethal Fork Judder
Replies: 10
Views: 1271

NewHorizon That hanger may well help, thank you. Checked the fork drop out alignment and all well. However, there is a small issue with the front wheel not entirely centering when clamped up with the skewer. But this should not have any effect on judder. Which ONLY happens with the Tektro CR520 - NO...
by deliquium
9 Dec 2008, 8:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tektro CR520 Cantis And Lethal Fork Judder
Replies: 10
Views: 1271

Thanks NewHorizon

I will try one of those, ordered now! - I had no luck tracking one down via the usual Google means etc! That would obviously reduce cable "modulation/vibration"

BUT why these Tektro CR520?

Must be something to do with my PARTICULAR set up?
by deliquium
9 Dec 2008, 5:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tektro CR520 Cantis And Lethal Fork Judder
Replies: 10
Views: 1271

Tektro CR520 Cantis And Lethal Fork Judder

22.5in. recently refurbished Longstaff touring frame. Canti bosses updated to 80mm centres. Campag Ergo Levers. Changed from Avid Shorty 6 because of poor-ish braking and no ammount of toe-in would stop them screaching, to the highly regarded Tektro CR520. Lethal fork judder under the lightest of br...
by deliquium
4 Dec 2008, 6:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: HELMET ADVICE PLEASE
Replies: 20
Views: 1321

I bought three helmets simultaneously via mail order after my first bloody head splat/gash on tarmac in 20 years of good fortune. The point being that you can try them all on together and compare fit etc in the comfort of your own home. It costs little to send the rejects back compared to motoring t...
by deliquium
24 Nov 2008, 10:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: chainless MTB question
Replies: 6
Views: 631

An alternative method is to run a chain from small chain ring to smallest rear sprocket and through the rear mech - remove however many links so that there is no sag in the chain between the bottom jockey wheel and the chainring. Then check that the large chainring/largest rear sprocket combination ...
by deliquium
17 Nov 2008, 11:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone recommend a good bike stand
Replies: 13
Views: 1160

You won't find a better stand at this ridiculous price! Until midnight tonight! http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/Cycle/7/Elite_Spindoctor_Race_Workstand/5360036730/ It is very robust and has legs wide enough apart to make it very stable, even with touring bikes. I have just completed a City & Guilds Bi...
by deliquium
8 Nov 2008, 2:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag Aero Polished Seatpin Refurb
Replies: 8
Views: 665

Brasso has removed all the bloom and produced a lot of zing. But there is very very light pitting on the front edge, so maybe some very very fine wet and dry is needed?
by deliquium
8 Nov 2008, 10:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag Aero Polished Seatpin Refurb
Replies: 8
Views: 665

I must say Brasso was my first thought, as they're only slightly dull. I've got early 90's Record and Chorus seatpins - one of the latter went for over £50 on Ebay!!!

Thanks folks, will get rubbing today.
by deliquium
8 Nov 2008, 12:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag Aero Polished Seatpin Refurb
Replies: 8
Views: 665

Campag Aero Polished Seatpin Refurb

Anyone had success in bringing one of these bits of 90's bling back to its mirror like former glory? If so, any tips on keeping it shiny?
by deliquium
31 Oct 2008, 5:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Episode of "Minder" about cycle racing?
Replies: 5
Views: 925

Have you seen/got the 1949 film A Boy, A Girl And A Bike, starring Honor Blackman, a very young Anthony Newley as a bike thief, Diana Dors and Maurice Denham? There's an all too brief shot of Jimmy Saville as an extra, road racing over the moors.

Can't help with the Minder.
by deliquium
28 Oct 2008, 3:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: which CO2 refill canister?
Replies: 8
Views: 883

My first 200km Audax was completed in 12 hrs 59 mins on a tandem trike including 7 punctures and a broken chain rivet tool - I'm with CJ on this one. What is wrong with a bicycle pump anyway?
by deliquium
27 Oct 2008, 4:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear Light Mounting For Rear Rack
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Rear Light Mounting For Rear Rack

Anyone know of something like this available in the UK in Stainless Steel?

I want to mount a rear LED light to my rack which has a single hole.

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by deliquium
17 Oct 2008, 6:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Italian Road Bike Mirror
Replies: 103
Views: 21153

Pics hopefully show the ball and socket arrangement, which provides a very good fit with no movement of the mirror, yet it easliy adjustable. The plastic "lens" did rattle on one, until I used a very small drop of super glue. I've also just noticed taking these pics of the spare one, the p...
by deliquium
17 Oct 2008, 5:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Italian Road Bike Mirror
Replies: 103
Views: 21153

Here are the Wildoo mirrors. I've since removed the left one. I'm pretty pleased. Although my large Nelson Longflap saddlebag does mar SOME of the view. I would imaginf t it to be fine with panniers however. http://forum.ctc.org.uk/userpix/1066_IMG_0050C_1.jpg http://forum.ctc.org.uk/userpix/1066_IM...
by deliquium
14 Oct 2008, 11:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycling mirror
Replies: 10
Views: 1111

Can recommend the sprintech.

http://www.wildoo.co.uk/mirrors.htm