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by fausto99
5 Dec 2019, 2:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What colour for my tourer upgrade & other bits
Replies: 34
Views: 1983

Re: What colour for my tourer upgrade & other bits

Nice pic, nice bike. My Evans used to be that green with contrasting purple seat and head tube (Wimbledon tennis club colours gave me the idea) https://6t3tza.dm.files.1drv.com/y4m5eKuQl8-bycSTQFnD7LDh7o_kwStHWpqQzV3EvaBv3DHI3cMFQ2ZJ2hWz14vxgKZAmb4Tq5pe1PTeN_lR_sA2wf0TSuK3FcFzBNw3Zf-mBjRAkF4de53_KI1...
by fausto99
3 Dec 2019, 8:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain Care
Replies: 82
Views: 6581

Re: Chain Care

nigelnightmare wrote:
Mike Sales wrote:
alexnharvey wrote:
I use beeswax to make it a bit softer and stickier.


Where do you get the beeswax?


Bee's. :roll:
Well you did ask!

I'll get me coat on the way out.

Bad apostrophe alert!!! :roll: :lol: :wink:
by fausto99
2 Dec 2019, 6:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quick unclog of mudguards?
Replies: 63
Views: 2231

Re: Quick unclog of mudguards?

Marcus Aurelius wrote:Step 1 clogged mudguards.

Step 2 hospitalisation ( or worse ) due to clogged mudguards, causing a big ‘off’.

Take them off, whilst you still can, throw them away, fit an ass saver.

No, no, no unless you only ride solo!
by fausto99
2 Dec 2019, 9:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain Care
Replies: 82
Views: 6581

Re: Chain Care

I was specificaly thinking of this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gF9nbwsaSHs&t=318s which seemed to explain why my attempt to use just candle wax many years ago failed, ending in a rusty chain. Wax on its own will flake off, leaving an exposed bare metal chain. AFAIK "paraffin oil" i...
by fausto99
1 Dec 2019, 4:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain Care
Replies: 82
Views: 6581

Re: Chain Care

I use my ultrasonic bath, about once a month in the winter. Chain and cassette, and jockey wheels, a load of bio degradable degreaser, then pop it all back on the bike. It keeps the bits working better, over the winter. ...and...then? I use an ultrasonic tank for cleaning too, but I was asking abou...
by fausto99
1 Dec 2019, 12:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain Care
Replies: 82
Views: 6581

Re: Chain Care

ENTIRELY due to wanting to keep my bikes cleaner I have recently started to experiment with waxing my chains..... Time will tell eh ?? I shall be very interested to hear how you get on. One of my concerns about this approach is that the chain won't resist wet weather very well and specifically that...
by fausto99
28 Nov 2019, 9:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Repairing inner tube punctures
Replies: 61
Views: 2591

Re: Repairing inner tube punctures

I always carry more than one spare tube and rarely do more than 50 miles, but, if by chance it's been a long bad day and you've had more p*******s than you have spare tubes, then, if you had a single sided razor blade, you could scrape the seam flash off. P.s. sorry about the long sentence. It must ...
by fausto99
21 Nov 2019, 8:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Has anyone ever tried one of those noseless saddles?
Replies: 19
Views: 1180

Re: Has anyone ever tried one of those noseless saddles?

I tried one for some time, when a trapped nerve made it difficult to sit on anything, never mind ride a bike. It served a purpose, but I never completely got used to the lack of control. It made me realise how much I used the saddle nose to balance and steer. Happy to say, I don't need it atm. I'm v...
by fausto99
19 Nov 2019, 12:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Just cleaned my water bottles - UGHHHHH!
Replies: 23
Views: 887

Re: Just cleaned my water bottles - UGHHHHH!

It's minus 3 degrees outside. Car is covered in ice and there's no way I'm out on two wheels. So I decided to do something useful. I cleaned my water bottles. A good scrub and a soak in Steradent cleaned the bottles. Then I started on the tops.I pulled the rubber bung out to find a mass of black gu...
by fausto99
19 Nov 2019, 12:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Paint scraped and gouged
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Paint scraped and gouged

I almost always ding my, fresh from the spray shop, frame by dropping an allen key or slipping with a spanner during reassembly :oops: :cry: On the rare occasion that I haven't done this, I found a deep gouge in a seatstay after its first club ride; presumably someone had rested their bike on mine a...
by fausto99
18 Nov 2019, 5:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Veloce ergo lever intermittent problem - what am I missing?
Replies: 8
Views: 617

Re: Veloce ergo lever intermittent problem - what am I missing?

Dismantle again and check the teeth on the upshift ratchet?
by fausto99
16 Nov 2019, 3:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wanted - Recommendations for a new 8 speed rear derailleur
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: Wanted - Recommendations for a new 8 speed rear derailleur

Brucey wrote:it'd never occurred to me that those features might be useful for something. Mind you they might just help rainwater into the bushings instead.cheers

...and I thought I was a pessimist!...
by fausto99
16 Nov 2019, 11:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wanted - Recommendations for a new 8 speed rear derailleur
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: Wanted - Recommendations for a new 8 speed rear derailleur

Brucey wrote:RD-T4000 or RD-M4000

Interesting.... the unusual cutouts on the RD-M4000 outer parallelogram (the most visible part) look like they'd make all four pivot pins easier to get to with an oiling spout. The shape of things to come?