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by fausto99
23 Dec 2019, 3:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Imperial Cone Spanner?
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Imperial Cone Spanner?

I've just serviced my Shimano R500 wheels. The rear hub cones seemed to require a 14.5mm spanner, i.e. The 15mm was loose and I could not get a 14mm on. Should it have been 9/16" ? Does anyone make 14.5mm cone spanners?

(btw, the locknuts were all 17mm)
by fausto99
23 Dec 2019, 2:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Repairing inner tube punctures
Replies: 61
Views: 2591

Re: Repairing inner tube punctures

Len Shepherd wrote:CHRISTMAS HAS COME!
Kelda brand from China make inner tubes ...


Finger trouble or a new brand? I've heard of Kenda but not Kelda.
by fausto99
18 Dec 2019, 8:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear hub service
Replies: 22
Views: 1030

Re: Rear hub service

Sorry, my bad re the link. Down to skimming rather than reading -life is short.

I guess I’m doing the same thing by doing the final adjustment with the wheel in the truing jig. Probably no need to do the spacer thing or clamp a single dropout in a vice.
by fausto99
17 Dec 2019, 12:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear hub service
Replies: 22
Views: 1030

Re: Rear hub service

colin54 wrote:Sheldon Brown's hub adjustment article..
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cone-adjustment.html

Thanks for the link. I've almost got it now. The picture of the skewer lever end is clear but what about the other end and why is it called a hub vice? Where's the vice?
by fausto99
16 Dec 2019, 9:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear hub service
Replies: 22
Views: 1030

Re: Rear hub service

I’m not sure I understood the hub vice. Too many words for my picture brain. Any chance of a photo?

Cheers
by fausto99
14 Dec 2019, 6:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: wiring to rear lamp
Replies: 27
Views: 689

Re: wiring to rear lamp

Ivy Grip Tape is very very good. Not as expensive as it might seem at first, as you can cut it into quite small strips. It sticks, double sided, to anything. You can wash and re-use it too. I’ve used it to route the satnav power cable up and along the dash. I’ve also used it to hold a small preamp o...
by fausto99
12 Dec 2019, 8:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frameset transplant: Spa Titanium Touring
Replies: 88
Views: 2978

Re: Frameset transplant: Spa Titanium Touring

https://forum.cyclinguk.org/download/file.php?mode=view&id=64963 The JTech seatpost is new and you will see a wrap of insulation tape 1mm from where it disappears at the clamp so I can see if it slips down. It is well greased but with a lot of torque I think I have got it immobile. At least, a ...
by fausto99
8 Dec 2019, 11:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Small under saddle pouch wanted
Replies: 31
Views: 932

Re: Small under saddle pouch wanted

Looks good. I'll have a look.
by fausto99
8 Dec 2019, 10:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Small under saddle pouch wanted
Replies: 31
Views: 932

Re: Small under saddle pouch wanted

How long is your seat post exposed out the top of the frame? As I said I don't have the bike atm. Here is the seatpost with tape marking the insertion point. https://cjrmka.ch.files.1drv.com/y4moZKWCkrJpVEc38kIan0e0YS20xFvpaOJfTUxVbPkjn8LK27cKwSIiLYxinyrd2EZVxJkAO-tvCYQMQxLqRV5Iux-IrR9-09x7eMEii3em...
by fausto99
8 Dec 2019, 9:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Small under saddle pouch wanted
Replies: 31
Views: 932

Re: Small under saddle pouch wanted

Have a look in Halfords. I just picked up two under-saddle bags at half price (£5) from their seconds/discontinued bits and bobs basket. I'm always on the lookout for bags but rarely see one that doesn't hang down too low. Something that fits mostly between the saddle rails would be good, I think. ...
by fausto99
8 Dec 2019, 9:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Small under saddle pouch wanted
Replies: 31
Views: 932

Re: Small under saddle pouch wanted

Mick F wrote:That's his bike?I got the impression it was a photo of a bike with a pouch. Not necessarily his.

Yup. The Pinarello is my summer bike. The frame is away being re-finished atm. That's why I didn't do a photo with current bag and camera
by fausto99
7 Dec 2019, 10:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Small under saddle pouch wanted
Replies: 31
Views: 932

Re: Small under saddle pouch wanted

Mick F wrote:Is this one small enough? Specialized, I think.
Photo of Mercian from 2008. I'll check to see if I still have that pouch, it could be somewhere in the shed.Bike2.jpg

That looks like it hangs down too much at the seatpost. The camera needs about 3-4 inches.
by fausto99
7 Dec 2019, 10:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Small under saddle pouch wanted
Replies: 31
Views: 932

Re: Small under saddle pouch wanted

It's the old original cycliq Fly6 rear camera light as shown here:
https://www.cyclingweekly.com/reviews/l ... mera-light
by fausto99
7 Dec 2019, 9:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Small under saddle pouch wanted
Replies: 31
Views: 932

Re: Small under saddle pouch wanted

Photo https://1er94g.ch.files.1drv.com/y4mll982PIZfZI3xur80pmqA9t8qkyltvNTAhM8cAyNh2XtoKZd4KVyjFY_J2JQ0ETpFds2PlxydlsB4tHgM9w9ilkTVafATj6En-2pT5LYKvC1EGSN6lnEy7tODRlkJcGAMQDYgEV6cg-JGZa9_A8C9Y5pwe8KVaML7m8hQLlnsJ6O-1nHtwGwAz50WFwM93TATDEYpfm8sZCLfScLbshxUw?width=660&height=521&cropmode=none ...
by fausto99
6 Dec 2019, 8:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Small under saddle pouch wanted
Replies: 31
Views: 932

Small under saddle pouch wanted

I’m looking for a small pouch to fit neatly under the saddle but which stays high up enough to stay out of the way of my seatpost mounted camera. It should be just big enough to hold a couple of 700C inner tubes. Finding one that doesn’t hang down seems to be a challenge.

Any recommendations?