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by Steve
11 Sep 2017, 9:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What make/model is this rim?
Replies: 3
Views: 617

What make/model is this rim?

In clearing out a friend's garage I now have a pair of rims which I would like to identify so I can sell them...... They are deepish-section (30mm) 700 rims, with no identifying markings. 24 holes, but the holes are in pairs, at 26mm centres. I can't seem to find anything similar via Google so perha...
by Steve
19 Aug 2017, 2:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cantilever brakes help needed.
Replies: 33
Views: 2100

Re: Cantilever brakes help needed.

Hmmm... seems like the CX70s are so good everywhere has sold out of them. Does that mean Shimano have stopped making them? Anyone know how they would compare with the cheaper (but in stock) CX50?
by Steve
2 Jun 2017, 1:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What is "bikepacking"?
Replies: 57
Views: 7092

What is "bikepacking"?

Just noticed this word appearing here there and everywhere, but does it refer to something new or is just trendy-speak like wild-swimming etc? If I carry panniers doe that make me a bikepacker?
by Steve
2 Mar 2017, 7:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Easyjet with a CTC bag at Bristol airport
Replies: 9
Views: 1043

Re: Easyjet with a CTC bag at Bristol airport

I flew with EasyJet Manchester to Berlin last August with it in a CTC poly bag - fine going out, but coming back from Schoenefeld it was refused & I had to pay 30 Euros for a box or leave it behind.... still waiting to receive an answer to my complaint.... I won't try it again.
by Steve
18 Feb 2017, 7:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM stops making IGHs
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: SRAM stops making IGHs

Does this win a prize for being one of the forum's most esoteric posts?
by Steve
17 Feb 2017, 6:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Using Sapim Strong
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Using Sapim Strong

Excellent, thanks. The idea of drilling out came from a certain well known shop in Leeds who built me a wheel about 20 years ago, and said that was how they might do it - though I don't know if they ever did.
by Steve
16 Feb 2017, 6:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Using Sapim Strong
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Using Sapim Strong

I'm lacing up a new wheel, not quite my first, but my first with Sapim Strong spokes (drive side). The hub is Shimano LX and despite the countersinking, the spokes don't sit easily with their heads inside the flange, so appear to be at risk of abrasion or worse. Does this need addressing with a dril...
by Steve
21 Jan 2017, 5:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Nidderdale Cycles - Handbuilt wheels
Replies: 12
Views: 1526

Re: Nidderdale Cycles - Handbuilt wheels

They definitely used to be hand built although its quite possible its changed: however, they build excellent wheels as ive had 6 wheels from them, never had a broken spoke, and they have a 10 year " no broken spokes" guarantee. And I'm not light, fluctuating between 17 and 18.5 stone, on ...
by Steve
21 Jan 2017, 5:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimergo set-up
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Shimergo set-up

Apologies for being too lazy to search for previous posts on this. I'm refitting my newly serviced RH 10 speed Ergo lever which I use with an 8 speed Shimano cassette. Now, should I have the 2 "spare" clicks at the inner or outer end of the cassette, or perhaps 1 at either end? Does it mat...
by Steve
10 Nov 2016, 8:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Head torches
Replies: 48
Views: 3672

Re: Head torches

Very pleased with my Lenser H7r2.... though don't usually take it out on the bike.
by Steve
26 Oct 2016, 8:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Non-Dynamo crown mounted front lights..
Replies: 7
Views: 1150

Re: Non-Dynamo crown mounted front lights..

One problem is that mounting a light on the frame makes it more subject to vibration and worse, whereas handlebar mounting allows more shock absorption. Not so much of a problem with a relatively lightweight dynamo light, but the likely greater weight of a battery light means greater risk of bracket...
by Steve
11 Sep 2016, 6:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Jumping chain
Replies: 9
Views: 550

Re: Jumping chain

The first things that spring to mind are to check that chain length is correct, and that the rear mech is functioning properly in taking up slack. Does it slip on all the sprockets or just the smaller ones?
by Steve
10 Sep 2016, 5:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hardest UK climb?
Replies: 246
Views: 27461

Re: Hardest UK climb?

Brucey wrote:Bwlch y Groes, from the south side.

cheers

Ah, that's reassuring, last time I did it I just thought I was getting too old for this game
by Steve
10 Sep 2016, 3:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake cable stuck in Ergo lever
Replies: 11
Views: 649

Re: Brake cable stuck in Ergo lever

Sorted now thanks! Used a small screwdriver to prise a short loop of cable out above the top of the lever and cut it there, albeit with slight damage to the plastic mount above. Then pushed the nipple out from the back with screwdriver blade. It was actually a Campag cable, but I suspect one reason ...
by Steve
9 Sep 2016, 8:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake cable stuck in Ergo lever
Replies: 11
Views: 649

Re: Brake cable stuck in Ergo lever

Ah, therein lies the problem as I can't push it or pull it out, at least with the lever in place, and I can't cut it at this end as have no slack to play with (frayed at brake end). I can't see that taking the lever off the handlebar would help.

If the cable is a misfit I've only myself to blame....