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by mig
30 Jul 2012, 7:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sirius/Frank Clements
Replies: 1
Views: 1809

Re: Sirius/Frank Clements

i have it on good authority that their marketing & promotional skills outweighed their frame building by some distance. a frame a friend had built by them years ago required three attempts to get the correct dimensions. that can't be good for cashflow.
by mig
27 Jul 2012, 9:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: the forum's oldest bike part still in use
Replies: 42
Views: 2013

Re: the forum's oldest bike part still in use

It may not be the oldest but may have covered the most miles - my Dawes supergalaxy tandem, 21 years old and 105,000 miles and still on the original front wheel (weinmann alesa rim like a previous poster) and Shimano deore gear mechs (rear has had a couple of sets of new jockey wheels) :D ay up! th...
by mig
27 Jul 2012, 4:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: the forum's oldest bike part still in use
Replies: 42
Views: 2013

Re: the forum's oldest bike part still in use

gaz wrote:The atoms in my bike have been around for over 13 billion years.


c'mon now!! :)
by mig
27 Jul 2012, 11:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: the forum's oldest bike part still in use
Replies: 42
Views: 2013

Re: the forum's oldest bike part still in use

tatanab wrote:
mig wrote:i reckon it's 15 years old now and is on it's third rim.

Pretty much brand new. I have rims of that age, let alone hubs.


i use the rims on my bike though ! :wink:
by mig
27 Jul 2012, 9:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: the forum's oldest bike part still in use
Replies: 42
Views: 2013

the forum's oldest bike part still in use

riding in this morning i thought about how old my hope rear hub is. i reckon it's 15 years old now and is on it's third rim. never been serviced and has been ridden in all sorts of weather. still spins well. now that got me thinking...it's fairly old given today's throw-away kit but i reckon it's a ...
by mig
20 Jul 2012, 6:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: fillthathole.org website
Replies: 15
Views: 2819

Re: fillthathole.org website

i tend to agree with gaz here. although i've filled in the report i think any inspector will deem it "according to spec" and file it unfortunately. the mail danger is being forced to the left to within a footor so of the kerb. the majority of drivers edge out of the side street (all side s...
by mig
19 Jul 2012, 4:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: spoke width
Replies: 4
Views: 603

Re: spoke width

does 'width' not mean 'gauge' rather than length?

answer's still 'no' though!
by mig
18 Jul 2012, 9:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: fillthathole.org website
Replies: 15
Views: 2819

fillthathole.org website

does anyone know if a report of a dangerous 'area' on a road would be taken forward to the local council via the website or not? i ask as i commute along a main road near manchester upon which there has been tram tracks constructed over the past few years. in one area these tracks veer diagonally le...
by mig
14 Jul 2012, 6:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: ineffective brakes
Replies: 19
Views: 1439

Re: ineffective brakes

are you using steel rimmed wheels which are inevitably wet at the moment?!
by mig
13 Jul 2012, 12:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'springing' a rear stay
Replies: 8
Views: 826

'springing' a rear stay

i'm sure this has been asked before but how readily will a 130 OLN rear fit into a 531 frame built to 126mm?

my feeling is that this is generally okay.. :?:
by mig
12 Jul 2012, 8:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Strange feeling from my rear wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 2921

Re: Strange feeling from my rear wheel

what gear are you pedalling to be still making a significant contribution from the pedals at 40mph+ downhill? 53 or 54/11?

my first feeling would be that it's a worn chain placed under duress with the load involved as it's on the right hand side.
by mig
3 Jul 2012, 12:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Preventing sores !
Replies: 17
Views: 1832

Re: Preventing sores !

get used to sitting on that saddle for that duration of time afore ye go!!
by mig
29 Jun 2012, 8:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pothole
Replies: 9
Views: 1488

Re: Pothole

my experience with carbon forks would suggest to replace these. i had an 'off' cornering into spilt diesel last year. although they didn't shatter dramatically and held together later (very) close inspection revealed a hair line crack. now if i'd ridden on with them my feeling was that they would ha...
by mig
22 Jun 2012, 7:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: chains; cheap as chips?
Replies: 80
Views: 6549

Re: chains; cheap as chips?

and so you should be! :)
by mig
22 Jun 2012, 7:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: handlebar stiffeners?
Replies: 5
Views: 855

handlebar stiffeners?

glancing through a tome entitled 'fixed' i saw a black & white photograph of a rider (ralph wilson IIRC) riding a hillclimb on fixed with what seem to be metallic rods coming down from his bars at the top bend and seemingly fixed to the top of the forks.

were these some sort of fad? or his alone?