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by fausto99
23 Dec 2016, 8:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: helmet chin strap
Replies: 5
Views: 775

Re: helmet chin strap

Velcro sounds ideal. Great suggestion.
by fausto99
22 Dec 2016, 3:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: helmet chin strap
Replies: 5
Views: 775

helmet chin strap

Anyone got any good ideas for stopping the chin strap on my Spiuk helmet constantly working loose? The rubber o ring thingy doesn't seem to do anything.

Following on from a pm, I often wear various other headgear under the helmet so I don't want to fix the length by stitching it.
by fausto99
22 Dec 2016, 2:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Aluminium rivetets for mudguards
Replies: 21
Views: 2209

Re: Aluminium rivetets for mudguards

Cable ties, eh. Never thought of that. Very clever and very effective, no doubt about it. Couldn't do it myself except in an emergency though; far too ugly in my eyes :shock: :lol:
by fausto99
3 Dec 2016, 3:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pinching tubes on installation.
Replies: 20
Views: 2532

Re: Pinching tubes on installation.

It can all be very tricky, as there are so many variables; new or old tyre, deep or shallow rim well, bead or folder, etc, etc. For what it's worth here are my tips which have been very well received on the road by fellow riders on local CTC rides. 1. I'm always surprised how many cyclists don't kno...
by fausto99
29 Nov 2016, 10:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to shorten a KMC buls-eye pin chain?
Replies: 8
Views: 862

Re: How to shorten a KMC buls-eye pin chain?

This still remains unanswered: Is this a better system? Does it increase chain life? Would I be better off using the cheaper Z8s with regular rivets? The cheaper KMC Z8S chain has regular rivets which mean the chain can be split and re-joined with any tool. I do have a new Park CT2 and that was stil...
by fausto99
29 Nov 2016, 8:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to shorten a KMC buls-eye pin chain?
Replies: 8
Views: 862

Re: How to shorten a KMC buls-eye pin chain?

I get it now. The outer plates are ruined by pin removal and must be discarded. The quick link is compulsory for re-joining.

Is this a better system? Does it increase chain life? Would I be better off using the cheaper Z8s with regular rivets?
by fausto99
29 Nov 2016, 5:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to shorten a KMC buls-eye pin chain?
Replies: 8
Views: 862

How to shorten a KMC buls-eye pin chain?

How do I shorten a KMC X8-xx chain? I've nearly scrapped an old Cyclo chain tool attempting this. Dare I risk using a Park CT3.2 to drive out a KMC bulls-eye pin? If not, what can I use?
by fausto99
25 Nov 2016, 8:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Richard Hallett photo in magazine
Replies: 1
Views: 944

Richard Hallett photo in magazine

Does anyone know...why they used that photo in the Cycling UK magazine? :shock: Is there nothing more cheerful available? :lol:
by fausto99
22 Nov 2016, 5:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguard horror
Replies: 52
Views: 3959

Re: Mudguard horror

Back to the OP with a final(?) word. My new riveter http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001LPC90M/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 arrived Saturday and I finished the job. I must say there's no substitute for the leverage you get with a long (17") arm riveter. My old pistol grip ...
by fausto99
22 Nov 2016, 8:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cables through the frame
Replies: 27
Views: 1844

Re: Cables through the frame

You can use the old cable to pull through the new ones.
If there is no old one you can use thread and magnets. Look it up on Youtube.
by fausto99
19 Nov 2016, 10:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguard horror
Replies: 52
Views: 3959

Re: Mudguard horror

I was amazed by the apparently bewildering choice but complete lack of detail and dimensions in all the listings of sks and sks/blumels guards, even on the SKS website! This meant choosing almost blind. I ended up choosing the only pair I could see that had the same fixings as my existing guards. Th...
by fausto99
18 Nov 2016, 8:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguard horror
Replies: 52
Views: 3959

Mudguard horror

Just spent the best part of a day replacing the broken 20 year old mudguards on my tourer. Wrote off my cheapo pop riveter extending the back of the rear! Why are rears never long enough to prevent spraying the rider behind? Just as well i'm retired! Any else have a mudguard horror story? Definitely...
by fausto99
5 Nov 2016, 10:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Continental 'Top Contact ll' tyres
Replies: 18
Views: 2077

Re: Continental 'Top Contact ll' tyres

Like you I was a big fan and user of Conti Touring tyres and later top Touring 2000 tyres. In 2001, I with two companions did LETJOG via Arran (over 1000 miles) without a single puncture between us. After an enforced break from cycling, I returned to find no Conti Top Touring equivalent, so I went o...
by fausto99
24 Oct 2016, 12:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rolling tests
Replies: 64
Views: 4215

Re: Rolling tests

...Yes, they lack acceleration, they are slower ..... I have to disagree with this somewhat. Starting from standstill, I find (purely subjectively) the initial acceleration much higher on a Moulton than any of my big wheel bikes. I put this down to the lower moment of inertia of the smaller wheels....
by fausto99
12 Oct 2016, 8:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Shimano cassettes have all cogs with splines?
Replies: 30
Views: 1426

Re: Which Shimano cassettes have all cogs with splines?

Agreed, dishing is technically a bodge and should be minimised.