Search found 2210 matches

by mig
3 Aug 2013, 8:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Supercommuter?
Replies: 112
Views: 20897

Re: Supercommuter?

i very much like this thread with its interesting & practical ideas. was the raleigh 501 frame totally new? i ask as you blocked up the holes in the frame tubes - would this be recommended of an older frame? (so long as it was dry when they were blocked.) also what did you block them with please...
by mig
2 Aug 2013, 9:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Asymmetric chainrings.
Replies: 137
Views: 8029

Re: Asymmetric chainrings.

i've often thought that ,in racing circles, the concentration on pedalling technique serves best as a distraction from the effort..!!
by mig
2 Aug 2013, 8:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lights
Replies: 12
Views: 1060

Re: Lights

yes i vote banning this thread until 1 week before the clocks change!! :D
by mig
31 Jul 2013, 9:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Asymmetric chainrings.
Replies: 137
Views: 8029

Re: Asymmetric chainrings.

on a road double with these rings i take it that both rings are similarly shaped?
by mig
30 Jul 2013, 9:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Asymmetric chainrings.
Replies: 137
Views: 8029

Re: Asymmetric chainrings.

last year bradley wiggins won the tour on these rings and his equipment is both branded and arguably more of a parallel to a 'normal' bicycle that can be bought by the public. last year not one track rider used them at the olympics/world championships on bicycles that aren't overtly branded and not ...
by mig
30 Jul 2013, 8:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Asymmetric chainrings.
Replies: 137
Views: 8029

Re: Asymmetric chainrings.

has there ever been (to anyone's knowledge) experimentation with this sort of chainring amongst the national track cycling squad? they are arguably more 'cutting edge' than the sky road team and the velodrome would provide a more constant environment to test such things.
by mig
30 Jul 2013, 4:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pitted cones
Replies: 29
Views: 6887

Re: Pitted cones

what exactly is the process whereby a cone or cup gets pitted in that particular manner? is it always grit that marks the surfaces?
by mig
30 Jul 2013, 12:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Asymmetric chainrings.
Replies: 137
Views: 8029

Re: Asymmetric chainrings.

i've heard that next year's sky team will experiment with asymmetric sprockets in a 12 cassette.

=11% advantage :wink:
by mig
25 Jul 2013, 9:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pressure-gauge calibration
Replies: 81
Views: 5657

Re: Pressure-gauge calibration

does the track pump read lower than the electronic gauge?
by mig
25 Jul 2013, 9:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Aluminium Frames
Replies: 25
Views: 3689

Re: Aluminium Frames

it looks a very 'short' position...!!
by mig
24 Jul 2013, 1:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pressure-gauge calibration
Replies: 81
Views: 5657

Re: Pressure-gauge calibration

is there anything that anyones does to a track pump to maintain it generally? any sort of lubrication etc? or do they just get left in the shed?
by mig
23 Jul 2013, 12:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Exploding Inner Tube Replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 2508

Re: Exploding Inner Tube Replacement

perhaps the above poster has never tried to fit that tyre!
by mig
23 Jul 2013, 12:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Broken Frame
Replies: 91
Views: 7489

Re: Broken Frame

it's good that you got the new frame.

reading the above few posts though it begs the question as to why the new model frame is of a different design!
by mig
22 Jul 2013, 10:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cured a creak
Replies: 37
Views: 1902

Re: Cured a creak

i'm hitting the hay!! will read up tomorrow. (it's pixies i tell thee!)

ps. my 1A on the road bike is silent :D