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by mig
2 Oct 2012, 4:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre noise
Replies: 22
Views: 1451

Re: Tyre noise

are you simply more contented on the one tyre rather than the other and are doing the humming (inadvertently) yourself? :wink:
by mig
2 Oct 2012, 3:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre noise
Replies: 22
Views: 1451

Re: Tyre noise

is the wider tyre flicking a mudguard whereas the narrower one isn't?

or are the little fingers of rubber left on as the tyre leaves the machine rubbing a mudguard? that can whine until they disappear.

or do you have no mudguards on the bike? :D
by mig
1 Oct 2012, 7:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: a robust, sensible, long lasting bicycle.
Replies: 62
Views: 3222

Re: a robust, sensible, long lasting bicycle.

when talking of robustness which part of a frame takes most force in use? the chainstays?
by mig
28 Sep 2012, 9:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: a robust, sensible, long lasting bicycle.
Replies: 62
Views: 3222

Re: a robust, sensible, long lasting bicycle.

Wanting to celebrate ten years of not owning a car and happy to spend some of the money I would have spent on one, I started with a blank sheet of paper and ended up with this; http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8172/8030988027_b104c1ac0d_c.jpg As has been said up thread, we're all different, I can see ...
by mig
27 Sep 2012, 8:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: a robust, sensible, long lasting bicycle.
Replies: 62
Views: 3222

Re: a robust, sensible, long lasting bicycle.

A robust, sensible, long lasting bicycle. I find this question very hard to answer,as what suits one person may not suit another,gears alone are a minefield ie;hub(how many gears)similarly so deraileurs. Then there's frames,material,design,etc etc.......... it's endless and can only be answered in ...
by mig
27 Sep 2012, 11:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: a robust, sensible, long lasting bicycle.
Replies: 62
Views: 3222

Re: a robust, sensible, long lasting bicycle.

looking forward to giving this lot a good reading this evening.

mr brucey sir - would you be willing to build me a front wheel as per the spec on your first post please? :)

cash plus as many free socks as you can carry no problem!
by mig
26 Sep 2012, 9:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: a robust, sensible, long lasting bicycle.
Replies: 62
Views: 3222

a robust, sensible, long lasting bicycle.

so the question is - if you were to set out to build a long lasting, comfortable, efficient, all weather tourer / commuter / all purpose / training bicycle what would you choose in every aspect? frame (type, material, angles) brake type, wheel construction, drive type, BB type, tyres, clearances, mu...
by mig
26 Sep 2012, 8:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'c'
Replies: 13
Views: 1103

Re: 'c'

this forum is so interesting - always having people with knowledge and willing to contribute it. always a worthwhile read.

so - what's the best way to clean a chain again? :)
by mig
26 Sep 2012, 4:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'c'
Replies: 13
Views: 1103

Re: 'c'

so no real meaning anymore and common sense not to use it?

i wonder how many more cycling related things would be common sense to do whereas manufacturers keep on doing them...........
by mig
26 Sep 2012, 2:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Winter tyres
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Re: Winter tyres

best to run them in at low pressures whilst running in then high pressures afterwards if it's not icy to keep the studs on the sides mainly off the road.
by mig
26 Sep 2012, 10:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Winter tyres
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Re: Winter tyres

i already have my studded tyres and by dint of that fact it will guarantee a mild winter!
by mig
25 Sep 2012, 10:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyres for ice
Replies: 10
Views: 1919

Re: Tyres for ice

schwalbe winter marathons run at low pressure. slow & heavy but do grip on frost and ice.

would recommend buying sooner rather than later as stock seems to run out quickly
by mig
25 Sep 2012, 9:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'c'
Replies: 13
Views: 1103

'c'

as in 700c.

for what does it stand?
by mig
25 Sep 2012, 9:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear Cable fatigue failures in STIs/Ergos
Replies: 24
Views: 2120

Re: Gear Cable fatigue failures in STIs/Ergos

i find when returning to gears each spring that i churn away having forgotten they're available! :D
by mig
25 Sep 2012, 9:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: chain tension changing as turn crank
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: chain tension changing as turn crank

had some stronglight rings 86 bcd running as fixed. not so good for concentricity so bit the bullet a few years ago and bought an egg ring from highpath. smooth to say the least!
just hoping my stronglight crank doesn't break now as there don't seem to be many with that bcd available anymore.