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by RRSODL
28 Sep 2015, 8:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cassettes - 7 speed & spacer or 8 speed?
Replies: 23
Views: 1733

Re: Cassettes - 7 speed & spacer or 8 speed?

^^ I think that the failure of the nipples was down to corrosion - or rather, lack of washing road salt off the rims. When I checked the other nipples when I replaced the two that had snapped, some others did have corrosion on them. My money is on that your wheel has aluminium nipples. What colour ...
by RRSODL
12 Sep 2015, 4:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New wheels. Help me choose!
Replies: 47
Views: 6048

Re: New wheels. Help me choose!

You'd find that a well built wheel does not brake spokes like you suggested, spokes break due to metal fatigue but good wheelbuilding techniques can delay spoke breaking well beyond your rim's life. Something tells me I'm wasting my breath here giving you this information so that's all I have to sa...
by RRSODL
11 Sep 2015, 9:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New wheels. Help me choose!
Replies: 47
Views: 6048

Re: New wheels. Help me choose!

So wheels that would work for a risk-happy 20-year-old that intends to blast around Richmond Park a couple of times a week for six months before ‘upgrading’ the wheels again, and wouldn’t much care if a spoke broke inside those six months, would likely not work for me. It would be a minor disaster ...
by RRSODL
11 Sep 2015, 12:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: DT Revolution spokes
Replies: 20
Views: 1750

Re: DT Revolution spokes

I'm thinking of using these spokes to drop about 200g off the weight of a typical wheelset. I'm wondering though, are they particularly difficult to build into wheels and are there any reasons I should give them a miss? I weigh about 13 stone and was thinking of lacing them into H Plus Son TB14 rim...
by RRSODL
11 Sep 2015, 12:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New wheels. Help me choose!
Replies: 47
Views: 6048

Re: New wheels. Help me choose!

I’ve occasionally thought of treating my Dawes Clubman to some nice, lightweight, probably hand-built wheels. Recently I had a crash that gouged some spokes and slightly buckled the rear wheel, so now might be a good time. ⋅ I’m light, roughly 65 kg (145 lb / 10½ st.) ⋅ but don’...
by RRSODL
18 Aug 2015, 7:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Swapping hard drives between two laptops, simple?
Replies: 16
Views: 3930

Re: Swapping hard drives between two laptops, simple?

Well, you don't loose anything by trying.

It should be straight forward to swap the hard disks.

If it doesn't work then it will tell you but I guess it should work OK. .... you might have to change a few configuration settings to use touch screen.

You can always put the hard disks back....
by RRSODL
30 Jun 2015, 12:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Is This Hub?
Replies: 11
Views: 1023

Re: What Is This Hub?

Described as grey but they look silver to me the hubs I've had in my hands.

Another nice silver hubs are the shimano Dura Ace 7900.
by RRSODL
28 Jun 2015, 3:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is the best way to cut brake cable outers cleanly?
Replies: 17
Views: 1359

Re: What is the best way to cut brake cable outers cleanly?

I cut the outer with a bit of old cable in.
by RRSODL
30 May 2015, 10:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10 Speed Shimergo
Replies: 13
Views: 1086

Re: 10 Speed Shimergo

105 and Veloce Ergo shifters.
by RRSODL
30 May 2015, 9:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10 Speed Shimergo
Replies: 13
Views: 1086

Re: 10 Speed Shimergo

Yes you can. 11 speed campag shifters with a shimano rear mech and cassette with the hubbub mod to the cable clamp on the rear mech. have a read of the Shimergo article linked to here - http://www.ctc.org.uk/cyclists-library/components/transmission-gears/derailleur-gears/shimergo. :wink: Oh yes, I ...
by RRSODL
29 May 2015, 7:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10 Speed Shimergo
Replies: 13
Views: 1086

Re: 10 Speed Shimergo

No, you can't but you can get a 9 speed cassette with 11 speeds Campy shifters.
by RRSODL
7 May 2015, 1:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: RIP Jobst Brandt
Replies: 39
Views: 3918

RIP Jobst Brandt

Jobst Brandt sadly passed away on Tuesday.....

RIP Jobst Brandt
by RRSODL
24 Feb 2015, 8:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Latex inner tube
Replies: 11
Views: 1379

Re: Latex inner tube

A very well know fact that Latex tubes need regular pumping.
by RRSODL
22 Feb 2015, 3:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel building and disc brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Re: Wheel building and disc brakes

well disc hubs tend to have larger flanges and fatter barrels (to share the torque between the flanges) so I suspect that hub designers do worry about the brake torque wrecking the wheels. At best the brake torque is shared between just half the spokes where they enter the rim. If the hub barrel is...
by RRSODL
22 Feb 2015, 12:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel building and disc brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Re: Wheel building and disc brakes

On the leaflet that comes with the hub it explains how you should put your leading and trailing spokes, the head-in or head-out being the difference. In my case the wheels are fitted with ordinary rims and will be used with or without disc brakes, I have still laced them disc-style as that is proba...