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by Samuel D
12 Jul 2019, 4:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Audax build photos
Replies: 48
Views: 2334

Re: Spa Audax build photos

Looks great, amediasatex. Nice, focused, sensible but fun build.

What are the rims and tyres?

(The difference between the two photos is too subtle for me.)
by Samuel D
12 Jul 2019, 3:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Creaking handlebars – Nitto Noodle Mod. 177
Replies: 45
Views: 1062

Re: Creaking handlebars – Nitto Noodle Mod. 177

If you've got another stem available, even if it's not the right length, I would try that to see if it made any difference. Unfortunately I don’t, not one that fits a 26.0 mm handlebar. And no shims to go from the 31.8 mm stems that I do have to 26.0 mm. Reading around on creaking sleeves, I see so...
by Samuel D
12 Jul 2019, 1:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pinging or knocking heard from bottom bracket
Replies: 11
Views: 486

Re: Pinging or knocking heard from bottom bracket

Yes, bike forums are full of questions about odd noises. True enough. By the way, here in Paris there has been a sharp uptake of electric cars recently. The cacophony of creaking and squeaking that follows them is amazing. I presume all cars do this but engine and exhaust noise drown out the suspen...
by Samuel D
12 Jul 2019, 1:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Creaking handlebars – Nitto Noodle Mod. 177
Replies: 45
Views: 1062

Re: Creaking handlebars – Nitto Noodle Mod. 177

Thanks for the suggestions. This is a threadless set-up by the way. I just took everything apart to make sure there weren’t aren’t any cracks. None in the fork or steerer tube (though I noticed paint was missing under the aluminium crown). None in the stem. None in the handlebar under the clamp. Eve...
by Samuel D
12 Jul 2019, 9:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Creaking handlebars – Nitto Noodle Mod. 177
Replies: 45
Views: 1062

Creaking handlebars – Nitto Noodle Mod. 177

Over the last few weeks an occasional random click has turned into reliable creaking any time I load up the bars (e.g. while standing). This disturbs my peace and gives me visions of protracted dental work. The handlebars in the title have a sleeve to bring them up to their 26.0 mm diameter. By pull...
by Samuel D
9 Jul 2019, 10:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: what happened there?
Replies: 22
Views: 888

Re: what happened there?

Did Kasper Asgreen ride it into a road sign by any chance?
by Samuel D
8 Jul 2019, 10:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wiggle and chain recation
Replies: 14
Views: 1137

Re: Wiggle and chain recation

Wiggle, Chain Reaction & Bike24 may be the same company but Bike24 has a far greater range and is generally significantly cheaper even with the dire exchange rate and taking the postage costs for Bike24 into account. The usual story of making Brits pay more I suppose. It might not work out so c...
by Samuel D
6 Jul 2019, 9:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Loose seatpost - Spa Aubisque frameset
Replies: 54
Views: 2227

Re: Loose seatpost - Spa Aubisque frameset

slowster wrote:As for the Nitto S83 seatpost, I suspect that like me you have the 250mm version.

Correct. Given the choice, I’d go 300 mm next time.
by Samuel D
5 Jul 2019, 1:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Loose seatpost - Spa Aubisque frameset
Replies: 54
Views: 2227

Re: Loose seatpost - Spa Aubisque frameset

Also sold by SJS Cycles (with a couple of user reviews on that page).

And another intriguing gizmo, though that one definitely wouldn’t fit a Spa Audax.
by Samuel D
5 Jul 2019, 1:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Loose seatpost - Spa Aubisque frameset
Replies: 54
Views: 2227

Re: Loose seatpost - Spa Aubisque frameset

As it happens, I am shortly going to buy a Spa steel frame myself, and by coincidence the seatpost which I have already purchased in preparation for the build is the same one that Samuel D has fitted in his Spa Audax. The Nitto measures 27.2 mm as closely as I can measure with a good vernier callip...
by Samuel D
1 Jul 2019, 12:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Loose seatpost - Spa Aubisque frameset
Replies: 54
Views: 2227

Re: Loose seatpost - Spa Aubisque frameset

If it were mine, I'd fit the new post, ride it and if it slipped make a shim and forget about it. I personally also feel that shimming is acceptable. But how would you do it? The shim required is only .1 mm thick (AIUI). What did you have in mind? I make it 0.05 mm thick and would also like to hear...
by Samuel D
28 Jun 2019, 10:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Loose seatpost - Spa Aubisque frameset
Replies: 54
Views: 2227

Re: Loose seatpost - Spa Aubisque frameset

Something like that would be a little neater than my current arrangement. However, the model that fits a 27.2 mm seatpost is for a 31.8 mm seat tube – no good for a steel frame like my Audax.
by Samuel D
28 Jun 2019, 9:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Loose seatpost - Spa Aubisque frameset
Replies: 54
Views: 2227

Re: Loose seatpost - Spa Aubisque frameset

If other Spa owners come forward that would be great (I think one member, Samuel D, has the same problem with his Spa Audax). Yes, I had the problem on both my Audax frames bought years apart. In the first case I cannot rule out causing it myself (corrosion), but in the second case there’s no doubt...
by Samuel D
19 Jun 2019, 10:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fumpa battery-powered bicycle pump (compressor)
Replies: 25
Views: 1391

Re: Fumpa battery-powered bicycle pump (compressor)

BUMP.

David Rome took a pretty good stab at reviewing these Fumpa pumps. Worth a read if you’re half-curious about them. Surprising downsides emerged alongside the expected ones. All the same, they work after a fashion, which still surprises me too given the battery-discharge rate required.
by Samuel D
1 Jun 2019, 7:44pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmet discussions in York
Replies: 47
Views: 1920

Re: Helmet discussions in York

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