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by fossala
23 May 2019, 3:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dented frame repair
Replies: 25
Views: 1042

Re: Dented frame repair

A picture is worth a thousand words.

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by fossala
23 May 2019, 12:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Would be interesting to compare who people voted for with the national results?
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Re: Who Did You Vote for in the EU Elections?

Mick F wrote:Mrs Mick F spoiled her ballot paper, and I voted for the Brexit party.

I though you where an ex labour voter? Voting for a far right party is a big swing? The last GE I spoiled my ballot, I may pop down this afternoon to do so again.
by fossala
23 May 2019, 12:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Would be interesting to compare who people voted for with the national results?
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Re: Who Did You Vote for in the EU Elections?

When was the last time a parliamentary party represented the views of the masses? What is the public's view on war and imperialism? Doesn't matter, war is profitable. What is the public's view on energy and climate change? Doesn't matter fossil fuels are profitable. Do the public think the NHS, pri...
by fossala
23 May 2019, 11:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dented frame repair
Replies: 25
Views: 1042

Re: Dented frame repair

Bonefishblues wrote:I wonder if it might be worth speaking to a car dent repairer, one of the so-called smart repairers?

Rang up two and both aren't confident in the results. They tend to apply pressure from the rear.
by fossala
23 May 2019, 11:16am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Would be interesting to compare who people voted for with the national results?
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Re: Who Did You Vote for in the EU Elections?

When was the last time a parliamentary party represented the views of the masses? What is the public's view on war and imperialism? Doesn't matter, war is profitable. What is the public's view on energy and climate change? Doesn't matter fossil fuels are profitable. Do the public think the NHS, pris...
by fossala
23 May 2019, 10:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dented frame repair
Replies: 25
Views: 1042

Re: Dented frame repair

bad luck on the damage. any local framebuilders who can help/advise? FWIW i wouldn't want a dent in my best bike & would want a fix done properly. I rang Bob Jackson and had a chat. They said that I should just stick a sticker over the dent. They are fine with either repairs I have described. D...
by fossala
23 May 2019, 10:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dented frame repair
Replies: 25
Views: 1042

Dented frame repair

Last weekend 200k into a 400k Audax I lent by Bob Jackson bike against a wall and it slipped and fell onto the corner of a pillar denting the seat tube. I have removed most of the dent. First by tapping a long seat post in. Then I used a metal rod and tapped most of it out. It's now around 5mm circu...
by fossala
16 May 2019, 6:35am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling on a fast dual carriageway.
Replies: 32
Views: 1861

Re: Cycling on a fast dual carriageway.

I accedently ended up on the a30 a few weeks ago between Honiton and Exeter. I got off at the first opportunity. People were polite and gave me room but the speed difference is too much for me to feel safe.
by fossala
16 May 2019, 6:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1626
Views: 458123

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Plan on doing a SR next year on this. First time I've got a custom frame built. That's lovely that is! What size tyres can you fit? Why did you go for a custom build? 25mm with guards, 30mm without. I went custom because there aren't many options for fixed bikes that can take two brakes, 2 bottle c...
by fossala
3 May 2019, 7:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixed gear chain wear
Replies: 53
Views: 1972

Re: Fixed gear chain wear

Brucey beat me to it but was going to say that looks like classic even-tooth wear to me, what ratio did you say you run again? I try to always use an odd number sprockets 17 or 19, and if possible odd at front but it’s not so critical there as the larger diameter helps reduce wear anyway. 45x16. I'...
by fossala
3 May 2019, 6:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixed gear chain wear
Replies: 53
Views: 1972

Re: Fixed gear chain wear

you appear to have 'every other tooth' wear going on there; this is caused by the fact that inner links wear differently to outer links and if you have an even number of teeth on the sprocket (and chainring) there is no driving force to even things out. If you reinstall the rear wheel without payin...
by fossala
3 May 2019, 5:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixed gear chain wear
Replies: 53
Views: 1972

Re: Fixed gear chain wear

garygkn wrote:Could it be that if you have a tight chain the wear is faster?

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk

Yes! But I know that and it hasn't been overtightened.
by fossala
3 May 2019, 4:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixed gear chain wear
Replies: 53
Views: 1972

Re: Fixed gear chain wear

I'm in the middle of changing the chain ready for a ride tomorrow. I've got some quite serious wear on the rear sprocket (Dura-ace). This is with around 2,000miles use. Quite surprised. I guess all the grinding up hills isn't doing it any good. Once I've worn through this chain I'll move over to 1/8...
by fossala
2 May 2019, 4:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixed gear chain wear
Replies: 53
Views: 1972

Re: Fixed gear chain wear

How are you measuring this 75% (actually 0.75%) elongation? The way you report it, I don’t think you’re using a ruler over 12 inches of chain, the preferred method. If it’s the Park Tool CC-2, that is worse than useless because it is short, so harmless roller wear accounts for a significant portion...
by fossala
2 May 2019, 12:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixed gear chain wear
Replies: 53
Views: 1972

Re: Fixed gear chain wear

Yeah, I remember you, Orange Rapha jersey?