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by scottg
6 Dec 2018, 2:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: refurbishment
Replies: 19
Views: 841

Re: refurbishment

Bike Painting is a misnomer, it should be called Bike Sanding.
or Bike Rub Down in Britsprach.
according to a famous frame builder.
by scottg
4 Dec 2018, 6:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mercian Shop Closing
Replies: 94
Views: 3040

Re: Mercian Shop Closing

I can also appreciate the Italian design/flair on the steel frames (although I've never owned one), but (with every one I've seen) the chrome has been very poor and will rust at the first sign of water! [snip] It is a known fact that the Italians invented (brev)rust, then licensed the process to th...
by scottg
4 Dec 2018, 1:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Zinn Road Bike Maintenance - any good?
Replies: 22
Views: 1309

Re: Zinn Road Bike Maintenance - any good?

I use the road version, covers newish parts. It won't help you with Sturmey or old pull chain derailleurs.
The wheel building section is quite good. Zinn updates it every couple years, give your old one to
interested new rider.
by scottg
30 Nov 2018, 7:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Varia mount
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Garmin Varia mount

Shapeways offer several Garmin Varia variant mounts.

https://www.shapeways.com/marketplace?t ... ct&q=varia
by scottg
29 Nov 2018, 7:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Garmin 705??
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: Garmin 705??

You can replace the battery yourself, about £15.
by scottg
26 Nov 2018, 2:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Exposure lights
Replies: 29
Views: 1216

Re: Exposure lights

Keep them for off road please, or maybe urban streetlight areas on their lowest setting. Don't dazzle other cyclists and no, you can't aim it at the ground enough to see and not dazzle. Exposure has STVZO compliant lights on the way. https://exposurelights.com/products/bike/stvzo-lights/optix-stras...
by scottg
25 Nov 2018, 11:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The old Campy vs Shimano debate
Replies: 20
Views: 730

Re: The old Campy vs Shimano debate

Reject foreign rubbish, buy British.


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by scottg
21 Nov 2018, 2:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13280
Views: 325484

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

roubaixtuesday wrote:
Great Granpappy fought the Hun just to avoid such a result


Get a grip.


My 30x Great Granpappy fought the Normans, the EU of 1066. :)
by scottg
21 Nov 2018, 1:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13280
Views: 325484

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

The Greek debt crisis showed that the EU would rather harm itself than allow a country to break ranks without penalty That's a rather... iconoclastic interpretation of events. The EU (mean dear old Angela) refused to break the Ikon of Austerity, sacrificing the Greeks to the Gods of Austerity. Grea...
by scottg
20 Nov 2018, 1:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Condor Fratello / Spa Audax (Ti) for Audax & light touring
Replies: 52
Views: 2583

Re: Condor Fratello / Spa Audax (Ti) for Audax & light touring

Some of the nicer Taiwan frames are now painted, decaled then clear powder coated.
I have a Black Mountain Monster Cross finished like that, paint looks good and shiny.
by scottg
14 Nov 2018, 7:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Your Favourite Saddle
Replies: 60
Views: 2459

Re: Your Favourite Saddle

Brooks B-17, some laced up. A Berthoud Aspin and Brooks Pro.
The Berthoud is a cross between a B-17 and a Pro, very nice.

Nitto two bolt posts, easy to make small angle adjustments.
by scottg
10 Nov 2018, 9:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route navigation
Replies: 28
Views: 1185

Re: Route navigation

I use OSMap as a map only, when the evil Garmin Touring gets confused OSMap lets me navigate till the Garmins magic line appears again. I don't use OSM navigation, but as a self scrolling paper map w/compass. That is easy to understand. Good in GB since so many road signs are missing or point in vag...
by scottg
8 Nov 2018, 8:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM new 12-speed road groupset
Replies: 13
Views: 708

Re: SRAM new 12-speed road groupset

It all went out the window daft after 9sp,and 11t and 12t sprockets are proven inefficient and are useless. You missed the howls of protest when 9 speed came out, the even bigger howls when Shimano went to a wider freehub with 8 speed. 5 speed Shimano freehubs disappeared mere minutes after being i...