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by fausto99
8 Mar 2017, 8:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 1" Threaded Headset Recommendations
Replies: 65
Views: 5284

Re: 1" Threaded Headset Recommendations

I've been very happy with my Stronglight A9 roller bearing headset for the last 20 years. It's been re-greased twice, both times when the frame was re-painted. Perhaps I'm a less sensitive soul than brucey. I don't notice any difference in steering compared to my other bikes. ymmv
by fausto99
21 Feb 2017, 8:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedals with dampened bearings
Replies: 13
Views: 692

Re: Pedals with dampened bearings

Pedantic note (pun intended) vibration and motion can be "damped" by friction, etc. "Dampening" normaly involves water! :lol:
by fausto99
16 Feb 2017, 11:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag Ergo Wear
Replies: 97
Views: 6151

Re: Campag Ergo Wear

After 20 years use I had to replace a broken spring and cracked carrier on my RH Veloce 8 speed shifter. Good for another 20 years. Not sure I am though...
by fausto99
15 Feb 2017, 12:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear shift problems on a Verenti Substance
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: Gear shift problems on a Verenti Substance

Many thanks for all the hints. I'll disconnect the cable and start again from scratch. On the club run today a clubman had the very same bike. He said it worked straight out of the box for him. I tried the front changer with the rear wheel off the ground and it took 3 clicks with either lever to shi...
by fausto99
14 Feb 2017, 10:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear shift problems on a Verenti Substance
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: Gear shift problems on a Verenti Substance

No. I hadn't come across that initialization instruction before. Where did you come across it?
With a 2 chainring 105 setup how many clicks should there be between the two front changer positions?
by fausto99
14 Feb 2017, 8:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear shift problems on a Verenti Substance
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: Gear shift problems on a Verenti Substance

Hello Granson :lol: , The bottom of the front of the cage is 1.5-2mm above the top of the teeth on the big ring when fully out. The cage is parallel to both chainwheels There is an arrow printed on the fr mech pointing to which way the cable should approach the pinch bolt. The cable follows this arr...
by fausto99
14 Feb 2017, 5:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear shift problems on a Verenti Substance
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Gear shift problems on a Verenti Substance

A friend of mine has very recently bought a Verenti Substance 105 (2016) http://www.wiggle.co.uk/verenti-substance-105-2016/ . His previous bike was a 1950s Rudge, so he is fairly new to these new-fangled derailleur thingies! He phoned me to say he could not get the chain to go onto big ring at the ...
by fausto99
9 Feb 2017, 4:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycle Helmet - always too far back
Replies: 8
Views: 487

Re: Cycle Helmet - always too far back

I hadn't thought to look or ask him about the inserts :oops:
by fausto99
8 Feb 2017, 10:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycle Helmet - always too far back
Replies: 8
Views: 487

Re: Cycle Helmet - always too far back

Thanks for the comments.
I think his current helmet is a Limar. I can't remember what the previous one was. I'll suggest he tries a Kask.
by fausto99
8 Feb 2017, 3:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycle Helmet - always too far back
Replies: 8
Views: 487

Cycle Helmet - always too far back

I cycle regularly with a CTC group and one of the other riders is having problems with his helmet fit. His helmet always sits too far back on his head, leaving his nose very exposed in the event of a spill. We've discussed this and he's tried moving it around and also a different make of helmet but ...
by fausto99
1 Feb 2017, 8:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Headset loose straight but tight when steering turned 90*
Replies: 10
Views: 993

Re: Headset loose straight but tight when steering turned 90*

Brucey wrote:as in 'swash-plate' for example.

cheers

So now, after googling, I know all about helicopters! Thanks.
by fausto99
30 Jan 2017, 7:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Headset loose straight but tight when steering turned 90*
Replies: 10
Views: 993

Re: Headset loose straight but tight when steering turned 90*

Brucey wrote:....a fixed point on the edge of the lower fixed cup. You should see if the crown race is swashing at all.....cheers


"swashing"? Was this a spellchecker error or is it a technical term I'm not familiar with?
by fausto99
19 Jan 2017, 4:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear Mudflap - Any Use?
Replies: 29
Views: 2291

Re: Rear Mudflap - Any Use?

Yes, yes, yes. The front one stops your chainwheels and chain from getting gritted. The rear one stops your riding companions from getting mud in their eyes and spray on their jackets.

I hate riding behind someone without a long mudflap. :evil: :evil: :evil:
by fausto99
9 Jan 2017, 8:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chrina Rims - too tight for tyres
Replies: 60
Views: 5100

Re: Chrina Rims - too tight for tyres

Have only skimmed this thread, so aplogies if I missed something. Are these rims welded or pinned? If pinned, has anyone tried to split the join and then filed a few mm off? This would be a better method of reducing the circumference rather than reducing the diameter of the shoulders.