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by goatwarden
17 Sep 2016, 5:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: if the Alpkit Love Mud Juice hub dynamo is any good?
Replies: 8
Views: 2617

Re: if the Alpkit Love Mud Juice hub dynamo is any good?

Looks awfully like a SP hub dynamo to me; do you suppose they source from the same factory in Taiwan?
by goatwarden
7 Aug 2016, 5:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wear on 8 or 9 speed cassette?
Replies: 14
Views: 1114

Re: Wear on 8 or 9 speed cassette?

MikeDee wrote:The sprockets on the higher speed cassettes are slightly thinner http://www.sheldonbrown.com/cribsheet-spacing.html


The table demonstrates that there is no appreciable difference between Shimano or SRAM 8 and 9-speed sprockets as are relevant to the OP.
by goatwarden
31 Jul 2016, 8:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 8 speed chain on 9 speed chainset..
Replies: 8
Views: 1060

Re: 8 speed chain on 9 speed chainset..

They're not worn out, they're just 9- speed bar-ends. Every set I have had does the same. Just use them on friction, you should find they are much better.
by goatwarden
31 Jul 2016, 8:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tandem gearing upgrades
Replies: 11
Views: 888

Re: Tandem gearing upgrades

If you replace one Bottom bracket then make sure you replace the other at the same time with an identical item. That way your timing chain rings will both be at the same offset and timing ring / chain wear will remain negligible.
by goatwarden
21 Jul 2016, 1:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Chain Guards for a Dutchie
Replies: 8
Views: 673

Re: Chain Guards for a Dutchie

Aluminium + paint? Last time it was discussed on here, it was opined that paint doesn't stick well to it, is best with expensive etch primer and so on. Aluminium + anodising is another option, but I suspect it would work out dearer than the relatively expensive imports. Assuming this means you don'...
by goatwarden
20 Jul 2016, 4:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BB identification
Replies: 13
Views: 589

Re: BB identification

I removed one of these recently. The method suggested in the other thread (knocking out the spindle) didn't work to the point where I was hitting it hard enough to risk distorting the frame. What proved to be a much less risky and worked was to grind into the spindle such that the disc went into the...
by goatwarden
16 Jul 2016, 8:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Wheel Truing Stand?
Replies: 25
Views: 2104

Re: Which Wheel Truing Stand?

If you're any good at woodworking Roger Musson has plans for a largely wooden stand in his book The Professional Guide to Wheel Building http://www.wheelpro.co.uk/wheelbuilding/book.php . It's what he uses in his career as a professional wheel builder so is likely a good 'un. It's also pleasing to ...
by goatwarden
14 Jul 2016, 7:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is going on here? Rear derailleur need help!
Replies: 4
Views: 605

Re: What is going on here? Rear derailleur need help!

The frame is missing a mech hanger which should bolt into the pocket currently being used to hold the spindle. With the hanger in place it would need a bolt on derailleur. The derailleur you have is a plate mount and not appropriate to that frame. I suspect it is a much bodged bike and would be susp...
by goatwarden
2 Jul 2016, 5:50pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: ITV4 TDF Commentators Have Changed!
Replies: 64
Views: 45907

Re: ITV4 TDF Commentators Have Changed!

Yes, they have finally put the buffoons out to grass. Phil and Paul were dreadful and entirely spoiled the event for us. In David Millar they have someone who actually understands the way the race works (Paul Sherwen should have done, but could be relied upon to tell you what the riders were thinkin...
by goatwarden
21 Jun 2016, 12:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: welding disk brake mounts onto aluminium?
Replies: 15
Views: 1512

Re: welding disk brake mounts onto aluminium?

I have a 1992 cannondale tandem. In an ideal world I would like to put disk brakes on it to replace the canti's. Would it be possible to add the mounts? Would it pointless anyway as the frame is not designed for load in that area? Are there any other ways/ideas of improving the braking power? If it...
by goatwarden
21 Jun 2016, 9:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: welding disk brake mounts onto aluminium?
Replies: 15
Views: 1512

Re: welding disk brake mounts onto aluminium?

I have a 1992 cannondale tandem. In an ideal world I would like to put disk brakes on it to replace the canti's. Would it be possible to add the mounts? Would it pointless anyway as the frame is not designed for load in that area? Are there any other ways/ideas of improving the braking power? If it...
by goatwarden
14 Jun 2016, 1:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Shop Customer Service... Where from here?
Replies: 30
Views: 3150

Re: Bike Shop Customer Service... Where from here?

I have had experience of this supplier which has been similarly bizarre and useless. I had ordered a bunch of items which didn't arrive within two weeks, so I contacted them and told them i needed them for a trip a week later; they told me my package had been sent to a different customer and they wo...
by goatwarden
12 Jun 2016, 4:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flying with bike, which oil can I take on board?
Replies: 16
Views: 1913

Re: Flying with bike, which oil can I take on board?

Ok. From what I can remember of the rules, it states that the container mustn't be bigger than 100ml. Always puzzled me that you could take a 1ltr container that was completely empty ............... and be refused. But that only applies to carry-on baggage, surely? Checked baggage is not judged the...
by goatwarden
12 Jun 2016, 3:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flying with bike, which oil can I take on board?
Replies: 16
Views: 1913

Re: Flying with bike, which oil can I take on board?

I don't understand the problem. Liquid restrictions apply to hand luggage, not checked. It seems unlikely that a bike goes as anything other than checked baggage. Provided the lube does not infringe rules on flammables/explosives pertinent to the airline (so presumably no more flammable than perfume...
by goatwarden
13 Apr 2016, 5:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where I can buy Rigida steel rims?
Replies: 51
Views: 7808

Re: Where I can buy Rigida steel rims?

Are these stainless ones any use to the OP? http://practicalcycles.com/products/290172--van-schothorst-stainless-steel-rim.aspx Cheers for the link. Those are actually the wrong shape. I think they're for the old metal rod type brakes which applied the pad on the inside of the rim. Nice though I do...