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by Garry Booth
27 Sep 2011, 8:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tight Tyres
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: Tight Tyres

I carry a Crank Bros lever. It is a useful gadget that clips at one end onto the skewer and fits on the rim at the other. Push it round and it squeezes the bead back on. You use it the other way round to get the tyre off. IMO it needs to be used in conjunction with an old school lever. I swear by it...
by Garry Booth
7 Jul 2011, 3:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: loose seat post latest
Replies: 7
Views: 419

Re: loose seat post latest

Thanks guys, very helpful. G
by Garry Booth
7 Jul 2011, 9:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: loose seat post latest
Replies: 7
Views: 419

Re: loose seat post latest

Thanks Jerry
by Garry Booth
6 Jul 2011, 11:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: loose seat post latest
Replies: 7
Views: 419

loose seat post latest

Now that my son is back with his Holdsworth 531 frame based road bike I can see what the problem is. He - someone? - has over tightened the bolt so much that it has pulled thru, widening the holes on both sides in the frame. So has this effectively wrecked the frame, does anyone know, or can it be f...
by Garry Booth
6 Jun 2011, 3:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pinched tubes when changing
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: Pinched tubes when changing

Thanks to everyone. I will have a practice when I get home and hopefully not have to replace my sporty looking campag wheels. (And by the by, as a Suffolk lowland person stranded high up in Cumbria I was well impressed by the offers of help I received from the wheelers I encountered up on Kirkstone.)
by Garry Booth
6 Jun 2011, 12:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pinched tubes when changing
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: Pinched tubes when changing

Thanks guys: these are really helpful tips. One additional question: I heard of a gadget that (I think) helps pinch in the last bit of bead. Does anyone have a link/name or any experience of it?
by Garry Booth
6 Jun 2011, 9:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pinched tubes when changing
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Pinched tubes when changing

I have Campag wheels with quite deep rims and am running 25mm Conti Gatorskins. If I puncture I find it very difficult to get the tyre back on that last bit without pinching the tube and busting it. I have a crank bros gadget that fits on the hub but that doesn't always help. Any tips anyone - or sh...
by Garry Booth
3 May 2011, 5:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Over tightened seat pin
Replies: 11
Views: 918

Re: Over tightened seat pin

Thanks Paul, very helpful. G
by Garry Booth
5 Apr 2011, 1:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Over tightened seat pin
Replies: 11
Views: 918

Re: Over tightened seat pin

Thanks very much people. I will investigate these different avenues with laddo. G
by Garry Booth
5 Apr 2011, 12:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Over tightened seat pin
Replies: 11
Views: 918

Re: Over tightened seat pin

sorry for delay coming back:

the result is that that seat post drifts down or the saddle turns. It is my son's nice old Holdsworth 531 frame. I'm assuming he over tightened it. G
by Garry Booth
21 Mar 2011, 8:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Over tightened seat pin
Replies: 11
Views: 918

Over tightened seat pin

I know this is an old chestnut but... how do you cure an over tightened seat pin?