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by fastpedaller
16 Nov 2020, 6:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: UN55 BBs not so good anymore?
Replies: 110
Views: 4132

Re: UN55 BBs not so good anymore?

Against my 'gut feeling,' I decided to see if an FSA/RPM unit would come apart - that's the last time I try that! I should have waited until I could get a wrecked one from a skip. IMHO (and now experience, albeit of 1 try) It is impossible to do with any knowledge of whether the outcome will be good...
by fastpedaller
16 Nov 2020, 10:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: UN55 BBs not so good anymore?
Replies: 110
Views: 4132

Re: UN55 BBs not so good anymore?

But isn't the OD of the sleeve the same as the OD of the bearings and thus not removable until one bearing (at least) is off the axle? Otherwise, I'd be able to just remove the sleeve once the LH cup is off. There would also be no preload through the outer tracks of the bearings when the cups are ti...
by fastpedaller
16 Nov 2020, 9:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Repair a "sealed" bottom bracket
Replies: 21
Views: 864

Re: Repair a "sealed" bottom bracket

I had one similar - Omas 'big sliding' which had a fixed RH cup and adjustable Lh cup. It went when I sold the bike.
by fastpedaller
15 Nov 2020, 5:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: UN55 BBs not so good anymore?
Replies: 110
Views: 4132

Re: UN55 BBs not so good anymore?

to get inside a Chin Huar (or similar) you can either remove the LH bearing or knock the RH cup off as described. The RH cup will come off either with the RH bearing in it still or not. It doesn't matter which, either way you can access the inside of the sleeve and remove inner seals and/or add mor...
by fastpedaller
15 Nov 2020, 4:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: UN55 BBs not so good anymore?
Replies: 110
Views: 4132

Re: UN55 BBs not so good anymore?

I'm puzzled how it's possible to get the bearings out without (potentially) damaging them - unless the cup fit is VERY loose? To get inside the sleeve to remove the inner seals would also require removing the bearings off the axle - again, risk destroying it. If putting in new bearings (removing inn...
by fastpedaller
14 Nov 2020, 11:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Have you ever taken part in a cycle race?
Replies: 60
Views: 1655

Re: Have you ever taken part in a cycle race?

Oops..... I 'voted' before I'd read only one counted, so 'ticked' Road Race, Time Trial and Track, but only track was counted! reading other responses I then remembered the one occasion I rode in a cyclo-cross (never again!). IIRC it was the only branch of cycling which had pros riding against amate...
by fastpedaller
13 Nov 2020, 6:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: UK places with well known foreign place names
Replies: 120
Views: 3173

Re: UK places with well known foreign place names

There is a place in Norfolk called Haut Bois - locally pronounced as "Hobbiss"
by fastpedaller
11 Nov 2020, 5:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim Tape
Replies: 17
Views: 706

Re: Rim Tape

I've never given this much thought.... I've used both Velox and the plastic type just mentioned - but thinking about it, there is the possibility of using an old 559 (26inch) inner tube as a 'provider' of a few nice rubber rim tapes for a 700c rim by carefully cutting :idea:
by fastpedaller
11 Nov 2020, 5:24pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Even Mr Farage has a go
Replies: 36
Views: 1819

Re: Even Mr Farage has a go

Aside from Farage's inaccurate statements, it does worry me a little that it gives cyclists a bad press - however (on the positive) I think it very unlikely we would be charged 'road tax' or any 'fee' to use the roads 1) because it would be impossible to administer and 2)It would be likely to give u...
by fastpedaller
11 Nov 2020, 10:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cables for Brompton 3 speed gear leavers
Replies: 23
Views: 610

Re: Cables for Brompton 3 speed gear leavers

I've struggled to find silicone grease at a reasonable price. Silicone spray can be reasonable though - I've not tried putting some in a pot and left it to see it any solvent evaporates and it becomes grease? - It could then be effectively pricey :lol: The cheapest source (of what I think is silicon...
by fastpedaller
11 Nov 2020, 9:58am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Even Mr Farage has a go
Replies: 36
Views: 1819

Re: Even Mr Farage has a go

NF has now lost any (small) credibility he had IMHO
by fastpedaller
10 Nov 2020, 6:06pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Would you take a vaccine against CV?
Replies: 294
Views: 6181

Re: Would you take a vaccine against CV?

But Boris (and Van Tam) both said it's unlikely the vaccine will be available until AFTER this 2nd wave, and already I've overheard folk saying "it's ok now they've got a vaccine". Doubtless these same people will be ignoring the guidelines and hugging each other in congratulation in the c...
by fastpedaller
10 Nov 2020, 5:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hot food on rides...
Replies: 73
Views: 2667

Re: Hot food on rides...

I've seen cyclists sipping something from small stainless steel vacuum flasks. Never bothered myself, but did buy one of these flasks for a walking friend. They should (or plus padding) fit in a bottle cage and aren't expensive. See this 3 quid one from Wilkos https://www.wilko.com/wilko-500ml-stai...
by fastpedaller
10 Nov 2020, 5:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hot food on rides...
Replies: 73
Views: 2667

Re: Hot food on rides...

Last Sunday I did a loop on my single speed winter bike, and extended it due to the sunny weather, there was a slight tailwind going out. Buoyed up by the first 'stage' of the ride, I then headed for the best chip shop in the market town I was going through, my plan was some lovely chips to be eaten...
by fastpedaller
10 Nov 2020, 5:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Headset spacers needed above stem?
Replies: 20
Views: 805

Re: Headset spacers needed above stem?

handlebar diameter....... Sometimes marked on stem, if not measure with vernier, if you don't have a vernier, just use a flexible tape measure to measure the circumference and divided by Pi - If no flexible tape available, just wrap a piece of paper and mark and measure.