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by Binkyboy
21 Feb 2012, 9:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lay my bike down?
Replies: 39
Views: 1828

Re: Lay my bike down?

First choice - lean it against a wall, fence or post (but make sure it won't slip and scratch the paint on the top tube!) etc Second choice - either lay it down, gear side up, pedal on ground side nearest saddle, or leaning against another bike (bars to saddle) Third choice - if camping - string and...
by Binkyboy
21 Feb 2012, 9:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre size/computer variations.
Replies: 34
Views: 921

Re: Tyre size/computer variations.

"If you've been on tour with someone - maybe LEJOG 1,000miles - and have stuck together day after day, you expect your mileage at JOG to be the same ......................" It will differ because you have covered diferent distances. Inside or outside the radius of the bends in the road, pa...
by Binkyboy
21 Feb 2012, 2:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tip - fitting Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyres
Replies: 91
Views: 194725

Re: Tip - fitting Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyres

The most important thing to remember is : - when removing any tyre from any rim is to START removal at the valve, and when fitting any tyre onto any rim is to FINISH at the valve. By doing that, you allow the tyre to drop down into the well of the rim oposite the valve, and thus allow a little more ...
by Binkyboy
29 Oct 2010, 5:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Forged vs. Stamped Dropouts: Can you always see the diff ??
Replies: 8
Views: 2555

Re: Forged vs. Stamped Dropouts: Can you always see the diff ??

I've got pressed drop outs on a lovely old fancy lugged frame. I asked a well known frame restorer whether they could be replaced with forged. He was dismissive of any modification of the frame over minor braze-on additions, feeling that the frame should be respected as an original. Having ideas on...
by Binkyboy
29 Oct 2010, 5:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stem stuck in Headset!
Replies: 26
Views: 4465

Re: Stem stuck in Headset!

I have had this problem a few times and always managed to get the old stem out by brute force. Remove the front wheel and mudguard. Remove the expander bolt and the nut completely. Turn the bike upside down and support the forks at the crown with a long block of wood onto something solid (concrete f...