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by iow
17 Sep 2018, 10:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Never using an adjustable torque wrench again!
Replies: 66
Views: 2902

Re: Never using an adjustable torque wrench again!

I assume the torque spec' varies with how/if the thread has been lubed (dry, oil, grease, anti-seize etc..) is a c. 20% tolerance enough to cover this?
by iow
15 Sep 2018, 9:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Threadless headset servicing - would you bother?
Replies: 43
Views: 1844

Re: Threadless headset servicing - would you bother?

i'd want to disassemble at least once a year to check the condition of the steerer anyway, so repacking the bearings whilst it's in bits is a no brainer..
by iow
12 Sep 2018, 8:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ebay Spa tourer: is it a scam or not?
Replies: 11
Views: 902

Re: Ebay Spa tourer: is it a scam or not?

maybe an error by one of the algorithmic ebay re-pricer tools?
by iow
1 Sep 2018, 1:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel bearing
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: Wheel bearing

are you 100% certain it's the front hub and not the notorious mavic squealing freehub bush?
by iow
1 Aug 2018, 8:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Cycles' Disc Braked Tourer and Audax
Replies: 101
Views: 9166

Re: Spa Cycles' Disc Braked Tourer and AUBISQUE

531colin wrote:Ovalising tubes makes a huge difference to the relative stiffnesses; I reckon its worth about a gear on my Elan compared to my round-tubed tourer.


that's very interesting. worth a gear in relation to what - speed, flex?
thanks
by iow
19 Jul 2018, 8:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: most valuable/missed tool loan
Replies: 26
Views: 1172

Re: most valuable/missed tool loan

don't do it!
if by some miracle they are actually returned, they will be dirty, blunt, empty, damaged or broken...
by iow
1 Jul 2018, 8:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SKS Bluemels 35mm Mudguards Still Have Plastic Bridges
Replies: 13
Views: 696

Re: SKS Bluemels 35mm Mudguards Still Have Plastic Bridges

are the metal bridges designed to fit recessed brake bolts?
by iow
29 Jun 2018, 4:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cheap Gauge for Rim Wear Check
Replies: 27
Views: 1253

Re: Cheap Gauge for Rim Wear Check

gxaustin wrote:My Open Pro rim collapsed at a thickness of 0.9mm.

that's food for thought. I'd settled on 0.7mm as a safe minimum
by iow
29 Jun 2018, 4:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Brompton owner - gearing question
Replies: 26
Views: 1661

Re: New Brompton owner - gearing question

Thanks Mark. That is bloody brilliant! I've probably spent 10+ hours scouring the internet and trying to figure it all out. What confused the hell out of me was the two rear derailleur gears on the Brompton and how to factor that into traditional gearing apps. From the chart, a 38T might be the way...
by iow
27 Jun 2018, 8:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brake position?
Replies: 41
Views: 1606

Re: Brake position?

some of graeme obree's bikes are also set up like this.
by iow
12 May 2018, 11:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do you change your tyres for the summer.
Replies: 26
Views: 1188

Re: Do you change your tyres for the summer.

2 sets of wheels. currently shod with 28mm GP4000's for winter and 23mm corsa speed's for summer. the roads are good around here - PFI roads contract.
by iow
14 Apr 2018, 9:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Merino wool why so special
Replies: 64
Views: 12522

Re: Merino wool why so special

moths certainly seem to like it. luckily they haven't acquired a taste for polypropylene yet..
by iow
12 Apr 2018, 9:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 3x 28 hole - spoke head interference?
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Re: 3x 28 hole - spoke head interference?

took the risk - no interference..
by iow
11 Apr 2018, 8:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Grease is the word; a complicated word...
Replies: 52
Views: 22933

Re: Grease is the word; a complicated word...

thanks - look forward to the next instalment...