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by Steve
9 Mar 2013, 5:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Halogen bulb for dynamo headlamp
Replies: 12
Views: 871

Halogen bulb for dynamo headlamp

I've just had to replace the bulb in my headlamp. Until now all the push-in type bulbs I've had have dropped easily into the front part of the light, but in the replacement I've received, the little notch in the bulb flange is on the small size, and so I had really to push the bulb into the holder, ...
by Steve
24 Feb 2013, 5:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommended powder coaters/enamelling old steel frame?
Replies: 21
Views: 2364

Re: Recommended powder coaters/enamelling old steel frame?

Another one to consider

CHRIS MARSHALL CYCLES
UNIT.1, CORNMILL GARAGE, HALIFAX RD, INGROW BRIDGE, KEIGHLEY, YORKS., BD21 5AX
01535 691073
by Steve
23 Dec 2012, 5:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Who stocks Ambrosio rims?
Replies: 39
Views: 4004

Re: Who stocks Ambrosio rims?

Thanks for all the tips. I'm a bit surprised that none of the usual online bike shop names stock them so will probably just make do with a more accessible brand!
by Steve
22 Dec 2012, 2:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Who stocks Ambrosio rims?
Replies: 39
Views: 4004

Re: Who stocks Ambrosio rims?

When asked for "ambrosio rim" google immediately showed - http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/cyclesearch?q=ambrosio&x=0&y=0 and several wheel builders offering Ambrosio. SJS keep this one http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/ambrosio-excellight-700c-(622)-rim-prod29195/ Yes I can use Google! U...
by Steve
22 Dec 2012, 1:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Who stocks Ambrosio rims?
Replies: 39
Views: 4004

Who stocks Ambrosio rims?

Many folk recommend these rims but there seems very little opportunity to buy them on-line as I've just about exhausted Google in looking for them. Does anyone know a secret seller?
by Steve
14 Dec 2012, 6:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacing worn chain and drive chain ?
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: Replacing worn chain and drive chain ?

If money is tight then forget the STIs. The parts on your bike will best determine what you replace them with. I'd say the starting point should be replacing your cassette with one that matches the number of sprockets (and sprocket sizes) on your existing one, which will mean you can keep your gear ...
by Steve
24 Nov 2012, 5:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cateye TL-LD600
Replies: 9
Views: 1282

Re: Cateye TL-LD600

Or how about a new pannier rack?!! I just got one of these for the wife's small bike - it has a mount specially made for Cateye rear lights as well as the proper vertical plate for a more firmly bolted light/reflector. Managed to buy a new one on *bay for £15. http://www.zyro.co.uk/brand/TORTEC/tort...
by Steve
22 Nov 2012, 7:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tube punctures on inside - what's the problem?
Replies: 41
Views: 7392

Re: Tube punctures on inside - what's the problem?

531colin wrote:Try filling the nipple holes....you used to be able to buy bits of cork for this purpose. What pressure do you run?

Only 6 - 7 bar
by Steve
22 Nov 2012, 1:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tube punctures on inside - what's the problem?
Replies: 41
Views: 7392

Re: Tube punctures on inside - what's the problem?

In recent years I have found my tubes deforming into the spoke holes & eventually when the tubes get old enough I get punctures in these "pimples". It was worst with the non-adhesive type of rim tape but even Velox & Nutrak don't seem to cure the problem. Think I will try a couple ...
by Steve
2 Aug 2012, 8:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: cycling from Budapest to Krakow
Replies: 8
Views: 7187

Re: cycling from Budapest to Krakow

It's not the most direct route between your start & finish but I enjoyed crossing from Slovakia to Poland on the Bardejov to Gorlice road - using a scenic (though not spectacular) quiet road. The Tatras see a lot of tourists but a bit further east felt more off the beaten track & means passi...
by Steve
31 Jul 2012, 5:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help me fit my Tubus Tara lowrider
Replies: 6
Views: 901

Re: Help me fit my Tubus Tara lowrider

Thanks all. I realize the braze-ons at the dropout are not very well aligned (that's custom built for you) & thanks for pointing out that I've got the wrong bit of the bottom plate attached. Perhaps when I put them on properly it'll look a bit better. Will have another tinker & maybe bend th...
by Steve
30 Jul 2012, 10:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help me fit my Tubus Tara lowrider
Replies: 6
Views: 901

Help me fit my Tubus Tara lowrider

I've fitted the lower brackets of the carrier to the drop outs using the spacers - all that's fine. But now the two horizontal arms are a long way off the brazed on bosses - 20mm one side & 10mm the other. So if I want to avoid "stressing" the whole thing & risk failure somewhere I...
by Steve
19 Jul 2012, 8:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Broken sprocket
Replies: 9
Views: 589

Re: Broken sprocket

No idea how it happened, though like many failures it started with a clicking which I didn't get round to investigating... until too late! So must have gone in the thinner part first then finally given up with the second tear when I was climbing.
by Steve
18 Jul 2012, 3:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Broken sprocket
Replies: 9
Views: 589

Broken sprocket

Can anyone suggest how I've managed to break this sprocket (10 speed, Veloce)? It's only about 4yrs/4500 miles old so am perplexed.
by Steve
24 Jun 2012, 7:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Slipping rear wheel-solutions?
Replies: 29
Views: 7412

Re: Slipping rear wheel-solutions?

I've suffered this slipping wheel problem - with a new Ambrosio Zenith hub - and my plain steel dropouts. Never had a problem with my other hubs in that frame - Campag or Shimano. The knurling(?) on the nuts on the drive side was just flattened to nothing. I seem to have solved the problem by puttin...