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by mig
6 Mar 2020, 12:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixie: Why? Why not?
Replies: 147
Views: 9595

Re: Fixie: Why? Why not?

:shock: i just couldn't pedal that for long. sounds like one of those winter training regimes of yesteryear when you hit this time of year with mega leg speed but no strength. winter gear - 48x21 usual gear - 48x17 track bike gear for summer road rides 49x14 i agree though in going back to gears aft...
by mig
5 Mar 2020, 11:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quick release, spontaneously loosen?
Replies: 29
Views: 1322

Re: Quick release, spontaneously loosen?

smear something unpleasant on them and leave it in the same place.
by mig
3 Mar 2020, 10:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Nutrak Slick eBay
Replies: 42
Views: 1689

Re: Nutrak Slick eBay

so good when the forum is like this :D ps. thanks to all forum users and especially the regulars in recent months. threads have given me something to read, appreciate & learn from over some testing times. #thumbsupsmiley pps isn't the available cycle press just rubbish at the moment? adverts and...
by mig
3 Mar 2020, 6:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New wheels+tyres or NOT
Replies: 30
Views: 1125

Re: New wheels+tyres or NOT

does the bike 'fit' you? if not, that's what i'd do first. get the three contact points on the bike correctly set. if it does then frankly i'd ride the bike as much as you can. accept that there will be a period of time where your mates may drop you. wear the tyres out in so doing then replace those...
by mig
3 Mar 2020, 12:29pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Track world championships
Replies: 30
Views: 1296

Re: Track world championships

frankly we need to get our heads together on their behalf and suggest equipment upgrades!

how many if those supple 35c vittoria tyres do planet x have left i wonder? semi fluid grease in hubs etc :wink: a fraction of a second per lap right there.

how aero are their saddlebags?
by mig
3 Mar 2020, 10:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Clunky gear changes
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Clunky gear changes

rear wheel in straight? fully pressed into the dropout?
by mig
2 Mar 2020, 10:26pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Track world championships
Replies: 30
Views: 1296

Re: Track world championships

I've just seen the Danish team set 3' 44.672" in the team pursuit; their third new world record in two days. :shock: :shock: Bimey! cheers i only managed to see a teeny bit of these championships. so the question is is there anything startling that the danes are doing to achieve these times? a...
by mig
28 Feb 2020, 2:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Diagnosing "clonk" in drive train.
Replies: 35
Views: 1183

Re: Diagnosing "clonk" in drive train.

is the clonk in the OP on every pedal rev when it occurs?
by mig
28 Feb 2020, 2:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 35mm or 28mm tyres
Replies: 45
Views: 1915

Re: 35mm or 28mm tyres

Thanks for all the replies. The decathlon website says that the max tyre size is 36mm and that the bike can take mudguards but does not list a max size for tyres when mudguards are fitted. I've just been into the local branch of decathlon and they were pretty vague about it, but thought I shouldn't...
by mig
27 Feb 2020, 10:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Diagnosing "clonk" in drive train.
Replies: 35
Views: 1183

Re: Diagnosing "clonk" in drive train.

front mech knocked out of line with the chainring fettling and now something hits it at TDC with the chain innermost (not when outermost and cruising around.)
by mig
27 Feb 2020, 12:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain degreaser
Replies: 53
Views: 2258

Re: Chain degreaser

Brucey wrote:Nick (and anyone else with crud to sample) could you see how much of it sticks to a magnet? We might learn something.

cheers


how best to clean a magnet? :wink:
by mig
27 Feb 2020, 10:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Nutrak Slick eBay
Replies: 42
Views: 1689

Re: Nutrak Slick eBay

has snowed in the barren north too. the commuter bike ploughed through a fair bit of wintry slop then a flood this morning.

blue skies now :)
by mig
25 Feb 2020, 12:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Your experience of Electronic shifters please
Replies: 62
Views: 2757

Re: Your experience of Electronic shifters please

it always strikes me that electronic shifting will quickly date as newer versions come through at a high rate of knots. yesterday's mobile phone syndrome.

i wouldn't fancy getting parts for a system in,say, 10 year's time.

or does the market not want a bike to last that long?
by mig
21 Feb 2020, 10:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: differences in chainring BCD.
Replies: 48
Views: 1404

Re: differences in chainring BCD.

ahhh yeah....i remember now.....open the sleeve of an 86bcd stronglight chainring and there's a little shower of tiny needle type bits coming out of the packet. some are still stuck to the teeth edges. i did run some stupido road rings on a TT bike once that were TA. 58T or something like that. they...
by mig
21 Feb 2020, 3:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: differences in chainring BCD.
Replies: 48
Views: 1404

Re: differences in chainring BCD.

yes i can't say that i like transmissions where the chain runs slack due to poor concentricity of the chainring. i do quite a few miles on that steed so like it to be at least 'okay.' it has a stronglight 144 set up on it and i'll probably change chainring, sprocket and chain when the clocks change ...