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by Steve O'C
14 Jun 2016, 11:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Half Clips
Replies: 10
Views: 677

Re: Half Clips

I have these on one of my bikes. They measure 8.5cm from the center of the fixing holes to the top of the clip: 27601859561_940e59e9a3_n.jpg They clear the ground when the pedal is inverted: 27575572752_2a5abacae4_b.jpg But drag on the ground when the pedal hangs down: 27676528575_3cfcde075a_n.jpg S...
by Steve O'C
4 Jun 2016, 9:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tools you never knew you needed until you got one
Replies: 170
Views: 13923

Re: Tools you never knew you needed until you got one

I also have a Fourth hand tool gathering dust (but I like the suggestion of using it to tighten zip ties). My method of adjusting the rear mech cable is with the shifter in top gear to pull the cable hand tight then clamp. Next shift down 2 gears (this usually takes 4 or 5 clicks as the cable is ini...
by Steve O'C
23 Mar 2016, 10:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ceramic bearings
Replies: 30
Views: 1549

Re: Ceramic bearings

I've wondered if ceramic ball bearings might wear a cup or cone smooth if slightly pitted. I have seen it suggested in another forum that one way of treating pitted cones is to fill the hub with copaslip instead of grease, ride it for a few miles and that might wear the cones smooth again. Does any...
by Steve O'C
27 Aug 2015, 10:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gpx files
Replies: 10
Views: 1453

Re: Gpx files

Garmin publish their own free desktop software called BaseCamp. It reads GPX files and you can use it to create routes and customise routes created on other applications. It also makes it easy to transfer those routes to your GPS device. No doubt other applications are just as good but the learning ...
by Steve O'C
27 Jul 2015, 7:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 4th hand cable puller
Replies: 16
Views: 2619

Re: 4th hand cable puller

I have one of these, or something very much like it. Although it works fine I have to be honest and say that after the first use I have never bothered to use it again and I seem to manage OK without it.
by Steve O'C
23 Jul 2014, 10:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: roof bars query
Replies: 6
Views: 968

Re: roof bars query

I have a set of these on my Ford Focus. They are the first set of bars that I have owned so nothing much to compare them to but they attach easily to the fixing points on the roof and I have used them with a roof box and with a bike carrier without problems. They do not make much wind noise. I bough...
by Steve O'C
2 Jun 2014, 11:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sidewall Split, OK to ride?
Replies: 19
Views: 1924

Re: Sidewall Split, OK to ride?

Thanks folks for all the sensible advice. I took the tyre off and I am now pretty sure it was a problem at the mould join as suggested. The carcass threads all looked to be intact. However it was a real struggle to get the tyre off (much harder than the Schwalbe Marathons I recently fitted to Mrs Cs...
by Steve O'C
1 Jun 2014, 11:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sidewall Split, OK to ride?
Replies: 19
Views: 1924

Sidewall Split, OK to ride?

I am building up a Jack Taylor frame for the L'Eroica. I bought some period wheels that came with rather nice whitewall tyres. There is a split in the sidewall on the rear tyre, Is this OK to ride?

Grateful for any advice.

Steve
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Sidewall
by Steve O'C
11 Oct 2013, 10:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dura Ace 7700 bar end shifters
Replies: 4
Views: 1629

Re: Dura Ace 7700 bar end shifters

Hi Did they just suddenly stop working or were you working on them at the time? If the latter my experience is that it was really easy to loose the indexing position and the instructions supplied with them did not tell you how to restore it. A Google search led me to these instructions: "Remove...