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by mig
27 Jun 2013, 8:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: royce hubs
Replies: 3
Views: 570

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: 2926

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: 570

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: 7000

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: 4176

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: 4176

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: 7486

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: 1656

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: 1656

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?
by mig
18 Jun 2013, 9:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Broken Frame
Replies: 91
Views: 7486

Re: Broken Frame

just a guess in the spirit of the thread & forum sir.
by mig
18 Jun 2013, 7:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Broken Frame
Replies: 91
Views: 7486

Re: Broken Frame

only suggesting thorn on a purely appearance basis! nowt to do with quality.
by mig
18 Jun 2013, 1:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BCD measurements
Replies: 13
Views: 548

BCD measurements

apart from the ability to use smaller rings do the many and various BCD measurements offer any other advantages/disadvantages?
are any believed to hold the rings more securely etc?
by mig
18 Jun 2013, 12:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Broken Frame
Replies: 91
Views: 7486

Re: Broken Frame

i associate thorn frames from a certain era with those 'thick' external ends to tubes so i'm taking a guess. they also claim to make some frames in the uk (don't they?!) although i believe these are a tiny percentage and highly priced. it also slightly reminds me of 1990s 'look' frames but there's n...
by mig
18 Jun 2013, 11:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Broken Frame
Replies: 91
Views: 7486

Re: Broken Frame

thorn?