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by Dynamite_funk
12 May 2016, 1:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: seatposts in frames
Replies: 15
Views: 1271

Re: seatposts in frames

I think that you will be OK if you just use copper ease on a summer bike. There are various different preparations which might offer some benefit with particular combinations of metals, but only really when they are immersed in water or something. If your old seat pin is also Ti, you might be able ...
by Dynamite_funk
8 May 2016, 11:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cross threaded chain ring bolts
Replies: 16
Views: 1024

Re: Cross threaded chain ring bolts

Have you tried re-tapping it? Otherwise there is always locktite
by Dynamite_funk
7 May 2016, 10:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Grease turned to bitty jelly
Replies: 6
Views: 559

Re: Grease turned to bitty jelly

I'm thinking that too. Thankfully I've got most of it out!
by Dynamite_funk
7 May 2016, 8:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Grease turned to bitty jelly
Replies: 6
Views: 559

Grease turned to bitty jelly

Bit off topic but I thought someone on here may know. I have some skateboard bearings (cartridge type) which needed cleaning out and re oiling. I figured may have seized up due to muck or dust getting in there. Upon closer inspection it seems that the oil has turned into some sort of bitty jelly typ...
by Dynamite_funk
26 Apr 2016, 1:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Scwalbe Marathon tyre ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1092

Re: Which Scwalbe Marathon tyre ?

Supremes are the best tyre I have ever ridden. The 'egg' profile make them wonderful to fly round corners. Very comfortable. Had them for around 500 miles and no punctures yet. Only minus is the price
by Dynamite_funk
25 Apr 2016, 11:03am
Forum: On the road
Topic: The worst training route ever?
Replies: 12
Views: 874

Re: The worst training route ever?

Sounds like you are out on the south of the island. Why not try the north west/east? I think you can take bikes on to the buses there can't you?
by Dynamite_funk
20 Apr 2016, 1:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguards for tight clearance
Replies: 7
Views: 1294

Re: Mudguards for tight clearance

Yes tried them and didn't think they were much cop to be honest :( Lasted around a month. Are those the ones with little sticky back foam things? Found them very annoying!
by Dynamite_funk
20 Apr 2016, 1:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguards for tight clearance
Replies: 7
Views: 1294

Re: Mudguards for tight clearance

I did consider those but I have heard of nasty accidents with them jamming up? Unfortunately just bought a new set of 25mm gatorskins so not keen on getting another set! My ride to work is a little bumpy too so 23mm may not be the comfiest
by Dynamite_funk
20 Apr 2016, 11:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguards for tight clearance
Replies: 7
Views: 1294

Mudguards for tight clearance

Hi. I have a 531c 700c frame which has eyelets for mudguards but the clearance is very tight. I managed to get a giant defy guard on there with some additional duct tape to secure an extra length of guard here and there as they are made for more compact frames but this is now disintegrating and I ne...
by Dynamite_funk
18 Apr 2016, 4:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Headset/Radio for Cycling?
Replies: 13
Views: 3147

Re: Headset/Radio for Cycling?

We had this problem. Buying a tandem sorted it :)
by Dynamite_funk
15 Apr 2016, 2:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddle worn out
Replies: 18
Views: 1004

Re: Saddle worn out

Will give it a crack this weekend, I do hope I can sort it!
by Dynamite_funk
15 Apr 2016, 1:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddle worn out
Replies: 18
Views: 1004

Re: Saddle worn out

I meant flat from front to back. This is a Rolls were talking about
by Dynamite_funk
15 Apr 2016, 9:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddle worn out
Replies: 18
Views: 1004

Re: Saddle worn out

It does tend to be on the right side only, hmmmm
by Dynamite_funk
15 Apr 2016, 9:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddle worn out
Replies: 18
Views: 1004

Re: Saddle worn out

examples I could find

It is slightly worse than this

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6174/615 ... 7c2089.jpg

compared to this new one which looks pretty darn flat to me

https://www.bike24.com/i/p/2/1/24612_00_d.jpg
by Dynamite_funk
15 Apr 2016, 9:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddle worn out
Replies: 18
Views: 1004

Saddle worn out

Hello all I want to make sure the saddle is level as I am having back trouble and want to adjust my set up. First step is to get the saddle level and get the fore aft position sorted However, the saddle does not seem to have a flat top profile and has a definite slight bow to it. Would I be better o...