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by mig
3 Jul 2013, 1:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cranks for square tapered BB
Replies: 5
Views: 595

cranks for square tapered BB

a little hard to describe but is there a standard orientation in which the holes in cranks are cut for square tapered BBs? a friend bought a left hand crank in the hope of matching it to an existing chainset. the hole in the left crank was cut with the 'square' rotated 45 degrees to the chainset's o...
by mig
2 Jul 2013, 7:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Steep descents
Replies: 60
Views: 3182

Re: Steep descents

although impressive cancellara's descent does have the assistance of being able to confidently use the whole road though. not a luxury we mortals often/ever have!
by mig
2 Jul 2013, 12:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why are machine built wheels inferior?
Replies: 87
Views: 3767

Re: Why are machine built wheels inferior?

Merckx road Campag throughout his career. I suspect he may even have ridden even harder than you and possibly for more miles - over 15,000 km a year racing never mind training which was probably double that Spread over how many pairs of wheels? I would think Mercx rode more new wheels in a year tha...
by mig
2 Jul 2013, 9:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why are machine built wheels inferior?
Replies: 87
Views: 3767

Re: Why are machine built wheels inferior?

i just wonder what happens when even the best machine built wheel gets knocked out of true.....send it back to the factory for straightening?
by mig
27 Jun 2013, 8:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: royce hubs
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Re: royce hubs

i'm advised that they work best with a 75% airspace vs 25% grease in the hub. why would that be?
by mig
27 Jun 2013, 8:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar tape - why in this day and age...
Replies: 52
Views: 2895

Re: Bar tape - why in this day and age...

warm the 'cork' stuff up before applying it, as people say, under significant tension.
by mig
27 Jun 2013, 3:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: royce hubs
Replies: 3
Views: 569

royce hubs

does anyone use one?

opinions please!
by mig
27 Jun 2013, 9:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain Wear
Replies: 110
Views: 6999

Re: Chain Wear

has anyone any long term experience with belt drives in terms of wear?
by mig
25 Jun 2013, 12:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hybrid Tyre Choice 700 x 38c
Replies: 33
Views: 4050

Re: Hybrid Tyre Choice 700 x 38c

i always associate the production of chains with the economies of scale that come with huge volumes. i wouldn't think that campagnolo sell that many chains so had my doubts as to who was actually the manufacturer.
by mig
25 Jun 2013, 10:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hybrid Tyre Choice 700 x 38c
Replies: 33
Views: 4050

Re: Hybrid Tyre Choice 700 x 38c

OT but who manufactures campagnolo C9 chains?
by mig
21 Jun 2013, 4:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Broken Frame
Replies: 91
Views: 7479

Re: Broken Frame

it's a hell of a way to somerset too! :D

(just joking......)
by mig
21 Jun 2013, 1:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What are the best bike frames?
Replies: 36
Views: 1654

Re: What are the best bike frames?

alongside researching mike burrows also google dimitris katsanis. he had much involvement in the advancement of the track team cycles so i suppose there would be lots of crossover there.

aren't red bikes the fastest?
by mig
21 Jun 2013, 12:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What are the best bike frames?
Replies: 36
Views: 1654

Re: What are the best bike frames?

a road bike with a fairing that the rider could duck behind would most likely be faster in a straight line, given a few other conditions. i'm just not sure how much use it would be in everyday conditions though! will your study include tyres, pressures, distance between rim and fork, gearing etc? : ...
by mig
20 Jun 2013, 8:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear derailleur recommendations, a very good one.
Replies: 8
Views: 789

Re: Rear derailleur recommendations, a very good one.

what sort of lubrication regimes do people employ for rear derailleurs? just a good dousing in GT85 or similar?