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by goatwarden
20 Mar 2016, 5:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tandem Tyre Pressures
Replies: 53
Views: 1894

Re: Tandem Tyre Pressures

Dave W wrote:Goatwarden - are you from zummerset? Maybe a small mining town?

No and eh?
by goatwarden
20 Mar 2016, 9:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tandem Tyre Pressures
Replies: 53
Views: 1894

Re: Tandem Tyre Pressures

It's a Landscape; designed and mostly sold by Pete Bird. His advice would be to use 120 psi (in 28 mm tyres). There is some logic that you need a bigger pressure for heavily loaded bike and tyres usually don't burst when used well in excess of the manufacturer's maximum recommendation; however it is...
by goatwarden
15 Mar 2016, 9:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wheel Builder in Bristol or South Gloucs
Replies: 16
Views: 6927

Re: Wheel Builder in Bristol or South Gloucs

Roger Musson's book is very good; since my original post I have built many wheels and am happier with my own build than any other wheels. I would stress that Musson is a wheel builder, not an engineer. So if you fancy making his design of jig you need to first re dimension his drawings; they are not...
by goatwarden
11 Mar 2016, 5:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What kind of valve is this and how do I pump it up
Replies: 39
Views: 2174

Re: What kind of valve is this and how do I pump it up

Fair enough. My Woods valves must be different to everybody elses, that must be why they have always worked for me, and everybody else had such problems. You are not alone, Colin. I would go so far as to suggest that the thread on Woods valves is the same as Presta since I used to use the same scre...
by goatwarden
9 Mar 2016, 7:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cold bits
Replies: 25
Views: 1342

Re: Cold bits

For the cracks in your fingers use super glue (cyanoacrylate); it reunites the faces of the split so that the pain is stopped and allows healing to begin. Surely not seriously suggesting this are you? I certainly am; both of my thumbs currently have cracks rendered far more comfortable and able to ...
by goatwarden
8 Mar 2016, 5:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cold bits
Replies: 25
Views: 1342

Re: Cold bits

For the cracks in your fingers use super glue (cyanoacrylate); it reunites the faces of the split so that the pain is stopped and allows healing to begin.

Don't on any account use it near your other problem.
by goatwarden
4 Feb 2016, 9:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: VSF FAHRRADMANUFAKTUR - TX-1000 Rohloff. Thoughts please?
Replies: 91
Views: 5692

Re: VSF FAHRRADMANUFAKTUR - TX-1000 Rohloff. Thoughts please

A wheel has to be done with 3 parts: hub, spokes, and rim. At some point, one of the 3 will fail, and is best to have a failure in the cheapest and easiest to replace: the spoke................................... Flawed logic there. The potential failure modes aren't mutually exclusive. By choosing...
by goatwarden
29 Dec 2015, 9:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Raleigh Record Ace - building a bike from just the frame.
Replies: 48
Views: 4026

Re: Raleigh Record Ace - building a bike from just the frame

If you want to do it really cheaply you will need to look for old bits similar to those with which it was originally built. However these are getting thin on the ground. If it were mine I would build it up using new or newish bits, with most of it as new Shimano Sora 9 speed stuff and I would have a...
by goatwarden
13 Dec 2015, 10:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: MOUNTAIN BIKE DISC BRAKES ETC £50
Replies: 40
Views: 3140

Re: MOUNTAIN BIKE DISC BRAKES ETC £50 @ TESCO

That's exactly the sort of bike we get quite a few of donated to the recycling scheme at which I volunteer. Most of the bikes we restore start life as pretty cheap, but the main cost originally omitted to make them cheap was labour; so we spend time to set them up properly and they are generally acc...
by goatwarden
10 Dec 2015, 5:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Big discounts on extreme frame sizes only - it's so unfair
Replies: 17
Views: 1004

Re: Why do Dwarfs get special treatment?

Dave W wrote: bordering on racist.


Unlike the sense of the post?
by goatwarden
7 Dec 2015, 5:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Downtube shifters - How? Why?
Replies: 113
Views: 8118

Re: Downtube shifters - How? Why?

....By the way, I can appreciate some of the for and against arguments in this thread referring to the rear mech, but can anyone tell me what is the point of front-mech indexing? you may not believe it but a commonly found item in the LBS's scrap bin is a front mech which has worn out from the insi...
by goatwarden
3 Dec 2015, 7:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drop bars: the evolution of handlebar shape
Replies: 28
Views: 2531

Re: Drop bars: the evolution of handlebar shape

Also, in the old days, the width of your 'bars were the same as your shoulder-width. These days, people seem to like very wide dropped 'bars, much wider than their shoulders. Personally I am very grateful for "very wide dropped 'bars" as finally I am allowed to have bars nearly as wide as...
by goatwarden
13 Nov 2015, 11:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Crank length !
Replies: 16
Views: 1284

Re: Crank length !

It seems to me that 'goatwarden' is someone who really knows about these things, and your not merely saying what he (or she) thinks from his (or her) own experience. I fear you flatter me and it is undeserved. I do essentially speak from personal experience. However, as an engineer, I have a good u...
by goatwarden
13 Nov 2015, 8:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Crank length !
Replies: 16
Views: 1284

Re: Crank length !

Beware people advising you "your legs are different lengths". It may or may not be true but is certainly far from simple to understand. It is conceivable that the bones are different lengths or cartilages of different thicknesses, resulting in different column heights on each side. However...
by goatwarden
30 Sep 2015, 3:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: QR levers Recall notice
Replies: 17
Views: 967

Re: QR levers Recall notice

I don't understand why the need for a recall. The clash appears such that you probably have plenty else to worry about if you are riding in that state. Also it can surely be avoided entirely by just turning the skewer around such that the cam lever is on the non-disc side.