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by seph
22 Jun 2020, 5:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "These headsets last forever"?
Replies: 84
Views: 2529

Re: "These headsets last forever"?

I’m currently trying a messy compromise with my Campagnolo Record and changing the grease often. That hasn’t stopped the familiar witness marks from showing up on the races. For whatever reason, I have not had this problem to the same extent with threaded headsets. Why might that be? (I’ve had othe...
by seph
13 May 2020, 9:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Indoor training beginner - tyre questions!
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: Indoor training beginner - tyre questions!

Blimey, 34 quid for a tyre for the turbo :shock:
Just use an old tyre (most cyclists have a few kicking about..) ...failing that, just get a cheapie like some here https://www.planetx.co.uk/c/q/wheels-an ... -and-tubes
You’ll have to do a lot of turbo training before you wear it out!
by seph
26 Feb 2020, 10:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Triple chain set advice please
Replies: 27
Views: 1663

Re: Triple chain set advice please

Yes, it will be fine. You may have to move the front derailleur down a smidge.

I’d stick with the 12/13 to 26 cassette. The smaller jumps between gears help to maintain a smooth cadence.

Look at the SRAM PG850 cassettes, 12-26. They’re about 100g lighter than the Shimano ones.
by seph
26 Feb 2020, 1:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Vintage crankset identification edit; now with pics!
Replies: 14
Views: 818

Re: Vintage crankset identification edit; now with pics!

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1930s Hobbs, accles and pollack tubing
Edit: pollock
by seph
24 Feb 2020, 9:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Vintage crankset identification edit; now with pics!
Replies: 14
Views: 818

Re: Vintage crankset identification edit; now with pics!

Good question. It was on a bike that I rescued from oblivion. It’s a late 1930s Hobbs of Barbican raceweight. It’s very tatty, and had been hand painted, including over the (shot) chrome, but it is straight and not rusted through. It’s probably one of the earliest of the marquee that’s still around,...
by seph
23 Feb 2020, 8:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Vintage crankset identification edit; now with pics!
Replies: 14
Views: 818

Re: Vintage crankset identification edit; now with pics!

Thanks for the replies, there’s no marks on the cranks that I can see anywhere. I reckon they probably are CL, just not like the ‘normal’ round cranks. I cleaned them up with the thought of selling them ( I want a lee cooper Audax frame...), but I think they’re rather good looking so I’ll probably h...
by seph
20 Feb 2020, 7:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Vintage crankset identification edit; now with pics!
Replies: 14
Views: 818

Re: Vintage crankset identification

These! ^^^

The rest of the components were 1940s (except the rear mech) and the frame from just before the war, so I doubt it’s later than the late 40s...
Thanks for the replies so far
by seph
20 Feb 2020, 6:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Vintage crankset identification edit; now with pics!
Replies: 14
Views: 818

Re: Vintage crankset identification

Sigh... I’ll try to upload the pics again...

Nope, no joy yet...
by seph
20 Feb 2020, 6:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Vintage crankset identification edit; now with pics!
Replies: 14
Views: 818

Vintage crankset identification edit; now with pics!

This came off an old machine that I was fortunate enough to come by. The chainring ( and pedals) are both chater lea, so I assumed that the cranks were. On looking around they don’t seem to be the same as other Chater lea cranks, specifically the rounded CL cranks had all 3 arms visible rather than ...
by seph
8 Feb 2020, 7:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: recommendation for simple bike GPS? and a warning about Garmin devices
Replies: 38
Views: 1966

Re: recommendation for simple bike GPS? and a warning about Garmin devices

I usually follow mine...
But then, serendipity is my sat nav :D
by seph
11 Jan 2020, 6:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Most expensive puncture repair
Replies: 62
Views: 2300

Re: Most expensive puncture repair

+1 for the tools in a bottle. This lets me swap between all machines easily. The spa Audax has an extra bottle cage behind the seat post so that I can still carry 2 liquid filled bottles... In the tool kit... Separate Allen keys, small length of 8mm key for crank bolts, which fits into a simple span...
by seph
30 Nov 2019, 2:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wading depth and waterproof footwear
Replies: 27
Views: 1320

Re: Wading depth and waterproof footwear

I’ve ridden through water that was over the hubs and kept my feet dry by unclipping one foot and using the other between the 10oclock and 2oclock positions. It’s important to be in the right gear to start with though... You also need to be aware of unseen potholes/sharks etc.... I was amazed that my...
by seph
20 Nov 2019, 11:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixed wheel: Why? Why not? Vote now please!
Replies: 169
Views: 12051

Re: Fixie: Why? Why not?

https://i.redd.it/s01ev4375gz31.jpg I like the look of your Corrado Fossala. Was it originally a track frame? If so, how do you find the geometry for longer rides? I have an old Steve goff track frame that Ive thought about using for long distance stuff, just not sure that I’d find it as comfy as th...