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by Steve O'C
6 Oct 2018, 6:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub Dynamo for winter commute.
Replies: 166
Views: 8249

Re: Hub Dynamo for winter commute.

Encouraged by this thread and the fact that my front wheel rim has worn out I ordered the decathlon wheel and collected it yesterday. https://www.decathlon.co.uk/28-front-hybrid-dynamo-wheel-id_8133890.html Mine did come with a QR Skewer and the dynamo was the Nexus version. 1-IMG_1435.JPG As predic...
by Steve O'C
24 May 2018, 9:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stiff front changer
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: Stiff front changer

I managed to route the cable to my front derailleur the wrong side of the little tab next to the pinch bolt :oops: . Made it very difficult to change gear. It should go like this (but I expect you knew that already).

Steve

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by Steve O'C
21 Dec 2017, 6:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 27 in wheel options
Replies: 7
Views: 529

Re: 27 in wheel options

Many thanks for all the helpful replies.

Steve
by Steve O'C
21 Dec 2017, 10:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 27 in wheel options
Replies: 7
Views: 529

Re: 27 in wheel options

Thanks, tempting but I am in London :(
by Steve O'C
21 Dec 2017, 9:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 27 in wheel options
Replies: 7
Views: 529

27 in wheel options

I would like to build a pair of 27in wheels for a friend who has an old bike. The only new rims I can find are single walled without eyelets. https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/rims-tape/alex-ap18-wide-low-profile-27-inch-630-rim-silver-36-hole/ Would these be OK or would I be better off trying to find som...
by Steve O'C
28 Jun 2017, 9:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainring bolts falling out
Replies: 9
Views: 1149

Re: Chainring bolts falling out

Actually I can think of one other thread that is finer than this, but it doesn't appear on every bike and most folk that have it don't know it is there.


Oh you tease! The thread on a freewheel is pretty fine but I guess not finer than that....
by Steve O'C
14 May 2017, 7:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Info please, re Italian 'Alan' aluminium road-bike framesets
Replies: 55
Views: 24289

Re: Info please, re Italian 'Alan' aluminium road-bike framesets

Hi Vetus I have just purchased an Alan Super Record that sounds like yours with the round forks. Its a small frame (51cm) and I am not particularly strong so frame flex is not an issue for me. The forks however seem to flex much more that I am used to on my other bikes when braking or going over bum...
by Steve O'C
1 May 2017, 8:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which 9 Speed Chain?
Replies: 6
Views: 498

Re: Which 9 Speed Chain?

KMC chain comes with a quicklink that is easy to use and re-use (even if they say its single use only), Shimano comes with a special connecting pin that you push through then snap off. Only used the Shimano system once and whilst it worked fine there seems more potential to mess it up so I have avoi...
by Steve O'C
21 Feb 2017, 10:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake upgrade to 5800 calipers, cables don't fit
Replies: 7
Views: 561

Re: Brake upgrade to 5800 calipers, cables don't fit

Had the same problem when I fitted mine. Googling it at the time it seems like they are designed to be used without a ferrule. I used a small dremmel disc cutter to cut the cable housing square and they work OK. Does seem an odd design however.
Steve
by Steve O'C
11 Jan 2017, 11:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar tape questions
Replies: 25
Views: 1849

Re: Bar tape questions

I have not tried this myself but Sugru is a moldable silicone rubber that sets in 24 hours. Its available in a variety of colours and looks like it might work well.

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by Steve O'C
4 Dec 2016, 9:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Heat in storage room snapping spokes?
Replies: 25
Views: 1826

Re: Heat in storage room snapping spokes?

FWIW there was a similar thread on another forum about this a couple of years ago:

http://tinyurl.com/j7uc4vw

The photos from the original thread seem to have gone but from what I remember looked similar to the OP

Steve
by Steve O'C
17 Nov 2016, 5:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: left hand chain?
Replies: 42
Views: 3309

Re: left hand chain?

For right handed people the muscles used to turn a screwdriver clockwise are the supinator muscle of the forearm and the biceps brachii of the upper arm. These are stronger than the muscles used to turn a screwdriver anticlockwise (the pronator teres and pronator quadratus). Might be a reason why ri...
by Steve O'C
20 Aug 2016, 5:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 1950s saddlebag support
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Re: 1950s saddlebag support

They come up regularly:

http://tinyurl.com/zcnz5la
by Steve O'C
14 Aug 2016, 7:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguard advice, how low can you go
Replies: 15
Views: 1032

Re: Mudguard advice, how low can you go

Thanks folks. Advice noted, I have shifted the mount to the front of the fork. That now gives me 3 inches of clearance between the mudflap and the ground. Will still need to take care over kerbs.

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by Steve O'C
14 Aug 2016, 6:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguard advice, how low can you go
Replies: 15
Views: 1032

Mudguard advice, how low can you go

I have just fitted some SKS Longboard mudguards to my commuter bike. I fitted them as per the instructions with the bracket on the front mudguard behind the fork. I was surprised how low the mudflap on the front guard was to the ground. The clearance is just over 1inch. Is this OK? Thanks for any ad...