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by gxaustin
23 Sep 2019, 9:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New Bib Tights
Replies: 45
Views: 1401

Re: New Bib Tights

I read a piece about Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones (a popular beat combo m'lud) and this revealed that he wore ladies jeans because he's very thin.
by gxaustin
19 Sep 2019, 6:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom Bracket - non drive side cup
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Bottom Bracket - non drive side cup

The non drive side cup of my cartridge BB is aluminium. I plan to put it in an alloy frame. Has anyone had a corrosion problem with ally screwed into ally? I shall of course use copper grease on the threads but I have had to get quite brutal with BBs to remove them from alloy frames before now.
Thanks
by gxaustin
19 Sep 2019, 7:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The worst place in the UK for cycling?
Replies: 88
Views: 3281

Re: The worst place in the UK for cycling?

I don't like cities where cyclists are told to dismount in pedestrianised areas but elsewhere are corralled onto footpaths with pedestrians. Worcester springs to mind, but on the plus side they do have a lot of cycle routes away from the central area.
by gxaustin
19 Sep 2019, 12:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to clean rusty bike wheel?
Replies: 4
Views: 471

Re: How to clean rusty bike wheel?

I have a reasonable 27" steel rim (wheel) if you want it.
by gxaustin
10 Sep 2019, 4:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pics of your "old fork" trueing stands?
Replies: 11
Views: 672

Re: Pics of your "old fork" trueing stands?

I just stick some tape across the forks and draw lines to mark the centre and rim edges. The front fork is small and goes in a work stand. The rear fork (and frame) also goes in the work stand. I could cut the frame up but it has sentimental value. To check it is true I simply turn the wheel around ...
by gxaustin
25 Aug 2019, 4:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: E Bike - speeding?
Replies: 175
Views: 10577

Re: E Bike - speeding?

One of my friends has an ebike on which the Heart Rate monitor feeds back to the motor control to keep his heart rate at the selected (safe) level. How cool is that? Something we perhaps are not aware of is the drag of different road surfaces. Another friend described how on tar and stone overlays t...
by gxaustin
25 Aug 2019, 10:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 10 Speed Chain - Which Way Round?
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: Shimano 10 Speed Chain - Which Way Round?

Slots both plates inward, as I recall. I didn't find it made a noticeable difference to me, when I put one on the wrong way; but maybe a tiny bit since the plates are a tiny bit asymmetrical. The box shows a drawing of a slotted link, suggested the slotted side is out but the instructions inside sho...
by gxaustin
25 Aug 2019, 10:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: E Bike - speeding?
Replies: 175
Views: 10577

Re: E Bike - speeding?

I saw a man on what was clearly an electric motorcycle, since he wasn't pedalling, with no number plate. In its place was a notice which said something like "this is an E bike and is perfectly legal to ride without a number". Wrong, obviously, although it wasn't very fast. My club has a fe...
by gxaustin
25 Aug 2019, 9:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Loose seatpost - Spa Aubisque frameset
Replies: 67
Views: 3976

Re: Loose seatpost - Spa Aubisque frameset

I had a frame where the seat post wobbled a bit. I could see there was a gap but didn't measure it. The saddle used to slip after a while too. I tightened the clamp up really tight and it still slipped. so I used carbon paste (with the bits in) and solved it. However, the torque on the clamp screw b...
by gxaustin
25 Aug 2019, 8:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Helmet design features
Replies: 23
Views: 1302

Re: Helmet design features

A lot more credible than claiming cycle helmets are as light as ordinary hats! Ha ha -you win. So you have a top hat and a trilby that are lighter than my beret. The rest is opinion and you are welcome to it. If you want to argue about inconclusive studies and stats then please head :roll: there So...
by gxaustin
24 Aug 2019, 10:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Helmet design features
Replies: 23
Views: 1302

Re: Helmet design features

Not just neck ache but a neck injury. I suspect the difference is that construction workers are mostly walking or seated in suspension vehicles, not all day riding bouncily along our rough roads. Site helmets also seem more uniformly surrounding, rather than the typical cycle helmet design of havin...
by gxaustin
24 Aug 2019, 10:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 543
Views: 16927

Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Something else I've noticed is that the saddles are often depicted in an extreme forward position. The rear of the saddle is often almost level with the seat post.
by gxaustin
24 Aug 2019, 1:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Helmet design features
Replies: 23
Views: 1302

Re: Helmet design features

Neck - ache! :roll: That's a new one. They are no heavier than a proper hat - trilby, top hat etc. Cycle helmets weigh 150-300g (or more for a full-face one). Cycling cap 35g (cannondale-liquigas summer weight by Sugoi from a few years ago). Legionnaires hat (my usual summer cycling wear) 65g. Meri...
by gxaustin
24 Aug 2019, 1:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 543
Views: 16927

Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Wow - the size of that chainwheel on the Opel!

Epic collection by the way.

I note that American kids bikes are tarted up with all sorts of "jet age" appendages and unnecessary tubes to add weight and detract from the beauty of a nice double triangle frame.
by gxaustin
24 Aug 2019, 12:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Modern bicycles...
Replies: 35
Views: 1877

Re: Modern bicycles...

Is it because bike shops are stocking trendy bikes?
I do have press fit BB bearings but so far they have outlived some of my threaded ones and one piece BBs.