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by mig
1 May 2019, 4:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best budget tyres for lejog.
Replies: 13
Views: 585

Re: Best budget tyres for lejog.

£15 each?
by mig
25 Apr 2019, 11:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...who buys this stuff?
Replies: 53
Views: 2522

Re: ...who buys this stuff?

I wonder if it's reliability is sufficient to justify perhaps a race team or other very heavy usage setup buying something like the pump. Going to quote myself here, as it's the aspect that hasn't been addressed. A brief scan through the Park Tool catalogue reveals a host of tools that most ordinar...
by mig
25 Apr 2019, 11:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: tiny smudge of oil on the crank
Replies: 15
Views: 1743

Re: tiny smudge of oil on the crank

it's settling down now after 353 miles. probably be silent just as it wears out :lol: i'm trying to clean it up a bit more than usual as i assume 'wearing in' is going to create lots of particles of wear from the transmission. might try an S1 next. is that level of build accuracy on the B1 chain rar...
by mig
18 Apr 2019, 1:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: tiny smudge of oil on the crank
Replies: 15
Views: 1743

Re: tiny smudge of oil on the crank

question the sugino chainset is on with a 'ring of unknown usage (although it looks okay.) using a phil wood (i was given it) cog (that looks okay.) new B1 chain. this set up runs fairly okay on the flat with a little grumbling. but like a bag of bolts going up a steep climb. how many miles do i giv...
by mig
18 Apr 2019, 1:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mamil bikes
Replies: 34
Views: 1313

Re: Mamil bikes

you have an ancient chris boardman touring bike?

:wink:
by mig
12 Apr 2019, 11:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: XCP 'rust blocker' vs ACF-50
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Re: XCP 'rust blocker' vs ACF-50

ever use ACF50 on a chain brucey? the claims are for good lubrication effects although it's rather thin. it does seem to repel crud though.
by mig
8 Apr 2019, 12:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Specific Fixed gear chainring will I notice the difference?
Replies: 18
Views: 613

Re: Specific Fixed gear chainring will I notice the difference?

nice. why were you riding up there? i have similar set ups and find that much of the 'solidity' between them revolves around the feel of the transmission through the shoe of the footwear. on the track bike i use either bont or super silly shimano carbonissimo race type shoes, on the commuter either ...
by mig
8 Apr 2019, 12:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Specific Fixed gear chainring will I notice the difference?
Replies: 18
Views: 613

Re: Specific Fixed gear chainring will I notice the difference?

I have two fixed wheel bikes built to two very different budgets. Bike #1 has Dura-ace track components throughout. Stiff, strong and very round. There is no discernable difference in chain tension at any point in the cycle. Cost me a fortune £245 cranks, £71.49 chainring, £80 bottom bracket and a ...
by mig
8 Apr 2019, 11:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Specific Fixed gear chainring will I notice the difference?
Replies: 18
Views: 613

Re: Specific Fixed gear chainring will I notice the difference?

110bcd? that's a compact set up right? but no i doubt you'd notice going to a track type set up with 144bcd and maybe thicker chainring teeth for 1/8th chains. what matters on fixed is chainline (the straighter the better) and chain tension (not too sloppy, not stupido tight.) with those within tole...
by mig
7 Apr 2019, 10:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: decent 1/8th chain
Replies: 26
Views: 3202

Re: decent 1/8th chain

ah! Maybe I am slow on the uptake (or maybe it is because they are not so widely available) but this looks like it might do the job? https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m2b0s111p1686/WIPPERMAN-Connex-108 or the unplated 100 model https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m2b0s111p2292/WIPPERMAN-Connex-100 Wippermann als...
by mig
4 Apr 2019, 11:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: XCP 'rust blocker' vs ACF-50
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Re: XCP 'rust blocker' vs ACF-50

interesting. i haven't even heard of XCP before. i have however used ACF-50 quite a bit underneath the car and on the winter bike. the latter has had all manner of crud launched at it this year, forded a few floods and covered in wet grit but has come up well after a thorough wash. i did wash it lig...
by mig
4 Apr 2019, 9:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Continental tyre degrading
Replies: 20
Views: 1311

Re: Continental tyre degrading

rmurphy195 wrote:Maybe bike tyres should be date stamped, like car tyres?


they are. small logos on the sides of continetal tyres.
by mig
3 Apr 2019, 3:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The perils of 23 mm tyres …
Replies: 67
Views: 2960

Re: The perils of 23 mm tyres …

two things :

1. what would have happened if it was the front wheel?

2. what would have happened if this was an :ahem: carbon rim?

not that you'll hit another ping pong ball again etc
by mig
3 Apr 2019, 11:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The perils of 23 mm tyres …
Replies: 67
Views: 2960

Re: The perils of 23 mm tyres …

FWIW i don't mind 23c tyres. used to race on them. even used them on a tandem without issue and i'm a 13st stoker. when the nice weather arrives and the road salt is a distant memory then out will come my lightweight bike. those wheels with 23c tyres always feel so much lighter than my winter wheels...
by mig
1 Apr 2019, 3:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Continental tyre degrading
Replies: 20
Views: 1311

Re: Continental tyre degrading

tread must run over and through an awful lot of stuff within a 12 month period though. it newly wet conditions my commute sees all sorts of oils, fuels and god only knows what on the road which could degrade the tyre's surface i would think. newly laid tarmac seems pretty nasty stuff and the 'shale'...