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by fausto99
12 Aug 2020, 9:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Crank lengths !
Replies: 21
Views: 908

Re: Crank lengths !

trying it out is the only way to be sure. ..... I've used 165mm to 175mm cranks on different bikes and it does make a difference (for me) to the way it feels. However most of the time I ride 170mm these days and I don't think it is a limiting factor in any aspect of my bike riding +1 on all that. O...
by fausto99
12 Aug 2020, 9:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Higher cadence bouncing in saddle (fixed)
Replies: 32
Views: 1046

Re: Higher cadence bouncing in saddle (fixed)

Ride fixed on a circuit with moderate gradients. On downhill sections, sit back in the saddle and "let the legs go". Do nothing and don't tense your neck; that puts the body's brakes on everywhere. When you get the hang of it, try it on slightly steeper gradients. Good luck.
by fausto99
11 Aug 2020, 9:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hallett's Howlers
Replies: 95
Views: 5764

Re: Hallett's Howlers

Bmblbzzz wrote:Good to see a CJ review in the latest edition of Cycle.

+1
by fausto99
5 Aug 2020, 2:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help! What's this sound?!
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Help! What's this sound?!

If the indexing is set up correctly, it sounds to me like when the B screw on the derailleur needs adjustment. Is it worse still on the bigger rear cogs? Can you post a video looking from below, so that we can see the chain leaving the top pulley and going onto the cassette cogs?
by fausto99
4 Aug 2020, 8:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New front derailleur very stiff
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: New front derailleur very stiff

They are very stiff and difficult to move by hand unless you clamp one end in a vice IME
by fausto99
2 Aug 2020, 8:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mad screw threads in Moulton Mk3
Replies: 17
Views: 607

Re: Mad screw threads in Moulton Mk3

Definitely a Raleigh thing as the mk3s were made by them. SA having the same ancestry and i've had similar problems when wanting to fit triggers, cable and brake reaction arm clips to unusual frame locations and needing to use longer screws. I've usually had to replace the nut too because I could no...
by fausto99
1 Aug 2020, 6:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mad screw threads in Moulton Mk3
Replies: 17
Views: 607

Re: Mad screw threads in Moulton Mk3

Don’t know about mk3s but mk1s have a 2BA screw which I replace with a M5 cap head and a washer. I have a special very long Allen key, made up for me specially in the model shop when I used to work, to do it up.
by fausto99
31 Jul 2020, 11:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anysize elastic band made from inner tube
Replies: 18
Views: 571

Re: Anysize elastic band made from inner tube

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by fausto99
30 Jul 2020, 6:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: frame protector tape: 3M 8617HS vs 3M Ventureshield
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: frame protector tape: 3M 8617HS vs 3M Ventureshield

I’ve used something called helicopter tape successfully. Available from fleabay (unbranded).
by fausto99
17 Jul 2020, 10:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton TSR rear pivot
Replies: 392
Views: 19036

Re: Moulton TSR rear pivot

Knowing what I know now about these pivots, it matters not what you do to lube the bushes as the pivot hardly moves. Any grease will be too thin in the place where they wear. I've proved it by removing them and rotating then 45degs and all play went. The only wear in one area and not all round. Put...
by fausto99
17 Jul 2020, 8:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton TSR rear pivot
Replies: 392
Views: 19036

Re: Moulton TSR rear pivot

A bit late to the party I know, sorry. You've fitted grease nipples to this pivot, but have you thought about actually drilling through the pivot housing tube and oilite bush and then fitting those little oil reservoir things with a flip lid, so that you can have a drip feed of oil to the bush? They...
by fausto99
15 Jul 2020, 4:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'Vintage' brake block recommendation
Replies: 20
Views: 691

Re: 'Vintage' brake block recommendation

People, the Carlton Cyclone is coming along nicely. Really pleased. However, the braking is desperate and I expected to change the brake blocks anyhow. Can anyone recommend a classic style brake block to suit these newly sparkling steel rims? Thanks in advance. Robert. There you go. Only you can de...
by fausto99
15 Jul 2020, 3:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'Vintage' brake block recommendation
Replies: 20
Views: 691

Re: 'Vintage' brake block recommendation

on steel rims braking is never going to be great in the wet but if you want brakes that work reasonably well on steel rims these fibrax sh297 brake blocks work as well as anything I have yet tried May work ok but, IMO they don't they constitute a "classic style" that the OP wanted. For &q...
by fausto99
15 Jul 2020, 8:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: pumps, a list of the good uns based on your findings.
Replies: 94
Views: 2540

Re: pumps, a list of the good uns based on your findings.

I used to so like a pump I had, which was great! It worked really well and could take my 406 tyres up to my preferred 60psi easy ... I forget wot it was called but it was readily identified by the cheesy plastic-covered clip at one end and a teeny-weeny hole, into which you poked a flimsy plastic q...
by fausto99
14 Jul 2020, 12:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spoke length question
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: Spoke length question

How would you measure the ERD? Piece of string with a nipple-sized knot on one end then mark the corresponding point (with some difficulty) as it emerges from the hole at the opposite edge of the rim? As per the Musson book (a very good book - buy it!): Glue nipples onto the threaded ends of two sp...