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by tim-b
2 Feb 2014, 4:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: how to buy a bicycle
Replies: 15
Views: 7229

Re: how to buy a bicycle

Hi Have a look for something from last season. There are plenty of new bikes available that are 2012 and 2013 model year. As a (very) general rule, cyclo cross bikes are more likely to be on offer than road bikes just now. Popular sizes, such as 56cm, tend to sell whereas the smaller sizes tend to b...
by tim-b
1 Feb 2014, 3:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carradice super C and lezyne micro drive light
Replies: 7
Views: 5879

Re: Carradice super C and lezyne micro drive light

Hi I have my rear lights (not Lezyne) and my pump attached to the horizontal-ish stays of my Carradice Bagman support. I'm not sure how you could mount the light effectively to the bag alone. There is a huge variety of pipe clips available that may help, Google "pipe clip" and choose the i...
by tim-b
31 Jan 2014, 3:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Campagnolo 32 Toothed Cassette
Replies: 28
Views: 15522

Re: Campagnolo 32 Toothed Cassette

Hi

You could go to either 12-30T Centaur UD 10s cassette or 13-29 Veloce UD 10s cassette.

http://www.campagnolo.com/repository/do ... _07_13.pdf shows the make up

EDIT: just spotted the cross-post, faster on the keyboard than me

Regards
tim-b
by tim-b
30 Jan 2014, 5:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddle "Discomfort" - Plough On or Change
Replies: 29
Views: 6222

Re: Saddle "Discomfort" - Plough On or Change

Hi The perennial problem, or for some people the perineal problem (someone had to say it :) ) The breakthrough for me was having my sitting bones measured at my LBS (free of charge, two minutes, just sit down). Your weight distribution between saddle and bars can influence the saddle shape, some peo...
by tim-b
28 Jan 2014, 5:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: MTB tyre advice.
Replies: 7
Views: 6667

Re: MTB tyre advice.

Hi Have a look at p6 of the Schwalbe tech info @ http://www.schwalbe.co.uk/_webedit/uploaded-files/All%20Files/Technical%20Info.pdf it'll give you an idea of tyre sizes for your frame clearances. That in turn may give you more choice. Tyre pressure is important off-road, too low and you'll get pinch...
by tim-b
27 Jan 2014, 5:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear Derailleur Jockey Wheels-when to change?
Replies: 27
Views: 24678

Re: Rear Derailleur Jockey Wheels-when to change?

Hi I changed mine a few weeks ago because I couldn't get a "clean" gear change whereas I hadn't had a problem adjusting the mechs before. I worked through the no-cost options, e.g. clean the inner wires and pivots, the low-cost options, e.g. new outer casing and adjusted the mech hanger al...
by tim-b
27 Jan 2014, 5:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Crown Race - cutting it to make it fit?
Replies: 24
Views: 8725

Re: Crown Race - cutting it to make it fit?

Hi I'd never heard the term "collet" before in relation to headsets, and on reflection I understand the use of the term rather than "crown race". Every day's a school day. Now tell the manufacturers :) They use every term from baseplate to crown race and one American manufacturer...
by tim-b
26 Jan 2014, 6:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Crown Race - cutting it to make it fit?
Replies: 24
Views: 8725

Re: Crown Race - cutting it to make it fit?

Hi Split crown races are made for easy removal/installation on a correctly-sized fork crown. I can't help thinking that a newly split race forced on is likely to end up too big and not round. The "machining" is actually a hand tool. It shouldn't be too expensive at your LBS and will square...
by tim-b
26 Jan 2014, 5:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM road & MB gearing.
Replies: 9
Views: 4107

Re: SRAM road & MB gearing.

Hi
My road use is confined to Shimano, however, does this list help (EDIT: scroll part way down)?
http://www.sram.com/sram/road/technolog ... -actuation
If not, apologies, I'll get my coat
Regards
tim-b
by tim-b
25 Jan 2014, 6:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: White Lines (don't do it)
Replies: 75
Views: 17108

Re: White Lines (don't do it)

Hi I think that too much emphasis is being put on "necessary" here. Is what you are doing safe? Have you acted reasonably in all of the circumstances? Is an "objective, impartial and reasonable jury or bench of magistrates" likely to convict (Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Evide...
by tim-b
23 Jan 2014, 9:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Like a Carradice, but not a Carradice?
Replies: 8
Views: 4202

Re: Like a Carradice, but not a Carradice?

Hi
that could be converted via some DIY to be a saddlebag

12 litre waterproof dry bag?
Regards
tim-b
by tim-b
23 Jan 2014, 5:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Attaching LED light to a high viz
Replies: 20
Views: 7827

Re: Attaching LED light to a high viz

Hi

It depends on how bright you want it, but a light stick can dangle from a zip or even a safety pin.

Dive shops sell both LED and chemical versions. And they're waterproof (just don't push the pin through it :D ).

My preference is a helmet-mounted LED blinky.

Regards
tim-b
by tim-b
22 Jan 2014, 5:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: White Lines (don't do it)
Replies: 75
Views: 17108

Re: White Lines (don't do it)

Hi A couple of pedantic points: illegal to overtake on solid white line you can overtake, providing it's safe (see overtaking rules) and you do it without crossing the solid white line as referred to in para 2b of the regs or an agricultural vehicle Not unless it's involved in roads maintenance, etc...
by tim-b
20 Jan 2014, 5:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cantilver brake pad inserts
Replies: 4
Views: 6392

Re: Cantilver brake pad inserts

Hi I came up with this...http://www.koolstop.com/english/crosspad_ct.html Koolstop recommend either the Dura type or Dura 2 (scroll about halfway down the page) The Dura 2 is a thicker version of the Dura, so just make sure that your frame/brake combination can take a thicker pad if that's what you ...
by tim-b
18 Jan 2014, 7:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixed gear question
Replies: 14
Views: 5178

Re: Fixed gear question

Hi Re the paint, occupational hazard I'm afraid.. +1 I had a couple of track bikes in the 70s/80s (when we still had a local track), different makes, same problem. Chromed track ends will help, however they may contribute to the rear wheel slipping forward under hard use. Something to consider for y...