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by ian peacock
9 Aug 2017, 11:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom bracket problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1586

Re: Bottom bracket problem

Thanks Brucey, I will take the frame down to Rourkie's and see what they can do. Individually, the cups go in easily; it's just the whole assembly that goes tight. Shimano units must have a bit more tolerance than Campag. Ian
by ian peacock
8 Aug 2017, 6:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom bracket problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1586

Bottom bracket problem

When I try to screw a Campag Centaur cartridge BB into my 531 steel frame the spindle goes tight (doesn't spin freely, is really rough) even before the cups are fully home. In my modern Aluminium frame they go in fine. Shimano spindles go into the steel frame without trouble. I assume that the threa...
by ian peacock
27 Dec 2016, 4:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Paint stripper
Replies: 5
Views: 785

Paint stripper

I am going to repaint a really nice 531ST frame. I need to take the old enamel paint off first. Nitromores has no effect; what do you recomend? Would caustic soda do it?
by ian peacock
8 Jun 2016, 10:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lindarets rear mech hanger extender
Replies: 1
Views: 320

Lindarets rear mech hanger extender

The website says that these won't work with campag, or with non-replacable drop-outs. Any idea why not? Ian
by ian peacock
5 Nov 2015, 11:58am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Sudocrem
Replies: 43
Views: 6854

Re: Sudocrem - Is there a generic alternative ??

In this year's 12 hour championship, and in the lead-up, I used "Bottom Butter" on my important places. I would thoroughly recommend it as an anti-chaffing agent. I bought it from Boots. ( I covered 224 miles and was the best in the over 60's category). Incidentally, I used to buy my Lucoz...
by ian peacock
1 Oct 2015, 2:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stronglight BBs
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Re: Stronglight BBs

Thanks Brucey, I have a variety of spindles in my spares box, so I'll see what fits best. I will be using an 8 speed chain. By the way, I did once crack a TA crank by tightening it onto a spindle with the wrong taper, so I am anxious not to repeat this. Ian
by ian peacock
1 Oct 2015, 9:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stronglight BBs
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Stronglight BBs

Greetings Earthlings. Years ago, Stronglight cranks fitted on ISO (campag) taper spindles; then at some point they changed to JIS. I have some Escapade cranks, and also some Stronglight 80s. So, in terms of tapers, what fits what? Can I sneak in another Question? What front changer, ancient or moder...
by ian peacock
16 Jun 2015, 5:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Clear coating vinyl decals.
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: Clear coating vinyl decals.

No special prep is needed, just a clean surface. Good luck, Ian
by ian peacock
16 Jun 2015, 1:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Clear coating vinyl decals.
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: Clear coating vinyl decals.

From an art shop you can buy Windsor and Newton Professional Gloss varnish. Make sure you get gloss, not matt or silk. I bought mine from Jespers. It works well and sprays on evenly (comes in an aerosol can) costs about 7 quid. Ian
by ian peacock
15 Dec 2014, 5:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim Sizes
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Rim Sizes

Greetings Earthlings: What's the difference in size between 26" Mountain bike rims, & 26" (650c) road bike rims? Which has the larger diameter, and by how much? Ian
by ian peacock
26 Nov 2014, 12:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Avid BB7
Replies: 3
Views: 773

Avid BB7

Here's a bit of a puzzler: 2 years ago I fitted BB7's to my winter bike; dead easy to fit and adjust and no problems since. So good in fact that my mate, Sam, asked me to fit some to his new bike. The problem is that after a few miles of riding, the pads on the front caliper gradually tighten themse...