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by fausto99
29 Nov 2020, 8:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: is there any such thing as tough DIY paint?
Replies: 112
Views: 3874

Re: is there any such thing as tough DIY paint?

There’s a good review of different rust stoppers like Kurust in a car restoration magazine website. https://www.rust.co.uk/files/pdf/Practical_Classics_Rust_Converter_Test.pdf Hydrate80 seems to be the winner. I used it on a 60s Moulton frame and the rear suspension parts a few weeks back. Looking g...
by fausto99
24 Nov 2020, 8:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: OEM rim tapes that are not good enough.
Replies: 26
Views: 968

Re: OEM rim tapes that are not good enough.

YMMV but I would never have rim tape so wide that it was on the shoulders where the beads are going to sit. I want the tyre beads to sit on metal.

I like the tape to be the same width as the rim well. I usually end up using Velox tape or more recently I quite like the snappy Continental ones.
by fausto99
19 Nov 2020, 11:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling shorts...please educate me?
Replies: 42
Views: 1587

Re: Cycling shorts...please educate me?

I've been using the one silly-money brand for years, so I don't know much about current offerings. However, my observations are that the pad should not be so stiff that you're unduly aware of it when you walk. The brand I use, too, has the pad anchored at just four points (maybe another at the very...
by fausto99
19 Nov 2020, 10:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling shorts...please educate me?
Replies: 42
Views: 1587

Re: Cycling shorts...please educate me?

... are supposed to be worn without other underwear (hmmm...not sure about that one TBH) Does that mean I need to wash them after every ride or buy several pairs??? Yes. No point having specialist padded shorts, seamless in the sensitive places and then negating that with conventional briefs or box...
by fausto99
17 Nov 2020, 8:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help with spoke length (again)
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: Help with spoke length (again)

...Regarding spoke lengths the EDD calculator uses the same mathematics as many other calculators; thus the accuracy of the predictions is as good as the measurements that are entered into the calculator. All calculators contain errors and discrepancies in their databases, so if you want to get it ...
by fausto99
15 Nov 2020, 6:41pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Another heart rate question
Replies: 16
Views: 546

Re: Another heart rate question

Many thanks for all the replies. Very helpful. Early days yet using FulGaz. It’ll be interesting to see how thing develop. Cheers.
by fausto99
12 Nov 2020, 10:40am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Sciatica!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 559

Re: Sciatica!!!

RE Alexander Technique: See https://www.janeclappison.co.uk/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7NBDIrqSbs&t=5s

Just 20 minutes a day lying down, giving directions as instructed, and your sciatica will slowly be a thing of the past.
by fausto99
11 Nov 2020, 10:21pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Sciatica!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 559

Re: Sciatica!!!

I used to get it (and locked shoulders and carpal tunnel syndrome) but they all disappeared by applying the Alexander Technique (Google it). Get some lessons as soon as you can afford them and we are out of lockdown.
by fausto99
11 Nov 2020, 10:17pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Another heart rate question
Replies: 16
Views: 546

Another heart rate question

Increasing age, impending winter and lockdown 2 have all combined and resulted in me getting a Wahoo Kickr bike. I'm now starting to take an interest in "the numbers". I've just turned 70 and the BHF website says my target heart rate is 75-105. Using the (220 minus your age) formula my max...
by fausto99
3 Nov 2020, 8:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Measuring Caliper recommendation
Replies: 34
Views: 1028

Re: Measuring Caliper recommendation

I've found that the cheapish design sold by Lidl and others, has a bit of a bug in that it will, at the drop of a hat, suddenly gain 5mm in its reading. I always check that the digits agree with the engraved scale to avoid errors. I've owned 2 over the years from different sources and they both had ...
by fausto99
30 Oct 2020, 5:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?
Replies: 105
Views: 4618

Re: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?

A Wahoo Kickr bike! ! Looks like a long hard winter and we didn't spend anything on holidays, so....
by fausto99
19 Oct 2020, 8:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is my Dented Jamis Nova Sport aluminium Frame salvageable?
Replies: 19
Views: 668

Re: Is my Dented Jamis Nova Sport aluminium Frame salvageable?

The fork, where the steerer tube joins the fork crown, is the crucial bit. I'd be surprised if that wasn't seriously damaged if the down tube has that much of a crease. You don't want to be riding when the fork parts company with the steerer!
by fausto99
17 Oct 2020, 11:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Joy of Crimping; a terminal case...?
Replies: 47
Views: 1446

Re: The Joy of Crimping; a terminal case...?

slowster wrote:I think (most?/all?) heat shrink tubing is coated inside with a glue which melts when the tubing is shrunk and thus creates a seal at the non-connector end.


No, not all. That costs extra. :lol:
by fausto99
16 Oct 2020, 11:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Joy of Crimping; a terminal case...?
Replies: 47
Views: 1446

Re: The Joy of Crimping; a terminal case...?

While we're on the subject of electrical contacts and stuff that ends up on them, I was puzzled by the following: As readers may recall, I've recently stripped & reassembled a Dyson vacuum cleaner (a model DC49, for the curious...). As I did so, I discovered a component that allows the mains su...
by fausto99
15 Oct 2020, 5:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Joy of Crimping; a terminal case...?
Replies: 47
Views: 1446

Re: The Joy of Crimping; a terminal case...?

...I fell to wondering what the benefits of a crimped joint were, above those of a soldered joint - at least from a manufacturing point of view... Way back when I was servicing TVs in my summer vacs a thing called wire wrapping "came in". It was touted as the most reliable way of intercon...