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by gerrymcm
14 Oct 2016, 10:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Loctite advice please
Replies: 62
Views: 4483

Loctite advice please

I'm in the process of building a new bike and want to buy a general purpose loctite for disc brakes etc.
Which "colour" should I go for please?
Thanks
Gerry
by gerrymcm
14 Oct 2016, 1:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Land Rover Chagan Hybrid Wheel Type
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: Land Rover Chagan Hybrid Wheel Type

Have you had a peek at this?
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html

I think 28" is simply another name for ISO 622mm based tyre.
by gerrymcm
14 Oct 2016, 1:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixed forks for hybrid/trekking bike.
Replies: 30
Views: 2401

Re: Fixed forks for hybrid/trekking bike.

Unless you know what you're doing in relation to trail/offset and how it will affect handling I'd stick to Brucey's advice and aim for a fork that's slightly short of your existing A2C to allow for sag. I think there will be a lot of choice for this type of fork. If you measure your a2c and post it ...
by gerrymcm
12 Oct 2016, 11:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixed forks for hybrid/trekking bike.
Replies: 30
Views: 2401

Re: Fixed forks for hybrid/trekking bike.

I think what you need is "suspension corrected" forks for 700/29er wheels. Head over to sheldon Brown and look up what the "Axle to Crown" (A2C) is and then measure this on your existing forks and then match it with new forks. e.g. if you existing A2c is 450mm then your new forks...
by gerrymcm
11 Oct 2016, 10:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebars won't steer front wheel - still salvageable?
Replies: 21
Views: 1958

Re: Handlebars won't steer front wheel - still salvageable?

that front brake cable looks frayed as well.
Good luck
by gerrymcm
30 Sep 2016, 11:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Readly App
Replies: 1
Views: 316

Re: Readly App

I hadn't even heard of it, so thanks for posting about it. I'm going to research it as it looks a very good.
I hope it has a facility to download and read later.
gerry
by gerrymcm
24 Sep 2016, 7:28am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Brooks Cambium C17
Replies: 26
Views: 57652

Re: Brooks Cambium C17

Ph wrote: Thanks, at that price I thought I'd give one a go It does seem a very good price, I was suprised and suspicous. My one from swinnerton has arrived in a box that was a little bashed but the saddle is fine. Good luck with it and at least if you don't like it I'm sure you'll sell it on no pr...
by gerrymcm
23 Sep 2016, 12:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: IGH for touring?
Replies: 10
Views: 893

Re: IGH for touring?

A Rohloff, which hadn't even been run in sold last night on Ebay for £367. It was built into a wheel by Thorn (I forget the rim type) and came with the virtually unused shifter. Given the longevity of these hubs, that's cracking value. I'm not saying that £350 isn't a lot of money, it is, but given ...
by gerrymcm
23 Sep 2016, 12:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cleaning out bottom bracket threads
Replies: 31
Views: 2908

Re: Cleaning out bottom bracket threads

"Here is the secret weapon! A standard hacksaw blade is 24 teeth per inch and you can use one to clean any hard stuff like paint etc" That's a very good tip! In the past I've used a the hardened tip of a bradle, which I bent at about 45 degrees to dig into the thread and re-establish the g...
by gerrymcm
23 Sep 2016, 12:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: IGH for touring?
Replies: 10
Views: 893

Re: IGH for touring?

Rosebikes have some built into wheels, it includes a flat bar shifter and the rim is suitable for rim brakes and the hub is centrelock but I guess you need to supply a disc rotor. It says it includes "fixing material" but not sure if that means cassette joint. https://www.rosebikes.co.uk/a...
by gerrymcm
22 Sep 2016, 2:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Building a Mercian road bike?
Replies: 34
Views: 3047

Re: Building a Mercian road bike?

Thanks for that fastpeddlar it's good to know. I had wrongly assumed that as roller bearing headsets purportedly eliminate shimmy that they would automatically be better but I guess you can't have everything.
Cheers
by gerrymcm
22 Sep 2016, 10:07am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Brooks Cambium C17
Replies: 26
Views: 57652

Re: Brooks Cambium C17

Swinnerton have these on offer at £65 with free delivery.
by gerrymcm
21 Sep 2016, 1:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Building a Mercian road bike?
Replies: 34
Views: 3047

Re: Building a Mercian road bike?

fastpeddlar and pwa can I ask why you don't like the roller type headsets?
Just curious.
Thanks
by gerrymcm
31 Aug 2016, 11:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Old wanted ads.
Replies: 6
Views: 502

Re: Old wanted ads.

Edit: Ignore all blah in my post below, I've popped on the23rd of Jan version and it doesn't contain your "wanted" adds. did you try the old URL of http://forum.ctc.org.uk I found somethingon wayback for the 23rd of Jan, which "might" still contain the ads you're looking for. gerry