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by Marcus Aurelius
2 Jun 2020, 10:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 11speed shifter not returning.
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: 11speed shifter not returning.

That’s broken, it’s fixable, but not an easy fix. You’d be better off replacing the brifter. Get a decent second hand one, some people buy brand new bikes with Ultegra brifters on them, then swap them straight out, for whatever they prefer / already have. Those brand new, but second hand brifters of...
by Marcus Aurelius
2 Jun 2020, 9:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which type of brakes should I go for?
Replies: 18
Views: 504

Re: Which type of brakes should I go for?

Most manufacturers will spec hydraulic disc brakes at that price point ( certainly towards the 600 pound mark ) The only time that won’t be the case is when a ‘big name’ bike manufacturer, tries to bring a bike’s price down, by using mechanical disc brakes. Try something like the Boardman you linked...
by Marcus Aurelius
1 Jun 2020, 3:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Speed and the fear of falling off
Replies: 62
Views: 1493

Re: Speed and the fear of falling off

There are a few descents on some of my regular routes, where 100Km/h ( 60mph ) is do-able. However, having come off the bike at 50mph, after getting a speed wobble, several years ago, and knowing what that entails, I don’t push my luck on descents anymore. There are mire things than you can easily ...
by Marcus Aurelius
1 Jun 2020, 3:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Speed and the fear of falling off
Replies: 62
Views: 1493

Re: Speed and the fear of falling off

There are a few descents on some of my regular routes, where 100Km/h ( 60mph ) is do-able. However, having come off the bike at 50mph, after getting a speed wobble, several years ago, and knowing what that entails, I don’t push my luck on descents anymore. There are mire things than you can easily i...
by Marcus Aurelius
31 May 2020, 6:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Attaching 1-2kg of Extra Weight to a Racing Bike
Replies: 32
Views: 940

Re: Attaching 1-2kg of Extra Weight to a Racing Bike

If you put the weight on the bike, it’s dead, static weight. You can’t move it easily to prevent it making the bike’s handling go to crap. If the weight is attached to you, it’s easy to shift it dynamically into a position which won’t cause the scary moments in a corner ( for example ). The lighter ...
by Marcus Aurelius
31 May 2020, 5:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bent rim. Write off or repairable?
Replies: 13
Views: 415

Re: Bent rim. Write off or repairable?

That could be rolled out, with a dent roller, however as has been said, it might crack the rim, so have a new rim as a ‘plan B’.
by Marcus Aurelius
31 May 2020, 5:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Attaching 1-2kg of Extra Weight to a Racing Bike
Replies: 32
Views: 940

Re: Attaching 1-2kg of Extra Weight to a Racing Bike

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by Marcus Aurelius
31 May 2020, 5:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Attaching 1-2kg of Extra Weight to a Racing Bike
Replies: 32
Views: 940

Re: Attaching 1-2kg of Extra Weight to a Racing Bike

I usually ride with a load of kit in a backpack. Loading the weight on to me, and not the bike helps a lot.
by Marcus Aurelius
31 May 2020, 5:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Space 'X'
Replies: 27
Views: 721

Re: Space 'X'

Space X use gyros which utilise the Fiber optic gyros which contain the optical fibers I make. It’s always nice to see the fruits of my labours doing fun stuff.
by Marcus Aurelius
30 May 2020, 8:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: V Brake failure
Replies: 12
Views: 525

Re: V Brake failure

It looks like someone has tried to release the noodle without pinching the pads in first to give it some slack.
by Marcus Aurelius
30 May 2020, 5:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?
Replies: 29
Views: 1171

Re: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?

Some Castelli Superleggera Bib shorts, and a Castelli Aero Race 6.0 jersey arrived today. I put them through their paces on a 100 mile ride, they are stupidly comfy.
by Marcus Aurelius
29 May 2020, 11:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc brakes pads left and right
Replies: 24
Views: 550

Re: Disc brakes pads left and right

‘The left’ is always ‘the left’ ‘the right’ is always ‘the right’. It’s only ambiguous when you say ‘your right’ and ‘your left’. It’s the former, not the latter. So when you’re sat on the bike, left is left, right is right, and remains so. It’s better to refer to them as drive side and non drive s...
by Marcus Aurelius
29 May 2020, 6:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: I’m going to take my new toy on a journey. Where should I stay?
Replies: 10
Views: 746

Re: I’m going to take my new toy on a journey. Where should I stay?

Lovely off-road former railway line trail leads from Girona out to Olot and the Pyrenees, uphill nearly all the way. When we did it on heavily loaded tourers in 35c heat (going uphill!) we got lots of cheers and bravos from locals on MTBs hurtling down the other way - they all got motorized lifts t...
by Marcus Aurelius
29 May 2020, 6:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: I’m going to take my new toy on a journey. Where should I stay?
Replies: 10
Views: 746

Re: I’m going to take my new toy on a journey. Where should I stay?

I've been to Girona a few times. No shortage of accommodation options. If you want to spoil yourself, there is the swish Hotel Historic in the centre which has a cycling theme to it. A lot of old cycling jerseys up on the wall and of course is cycle friendly. As HarryD has stated, there is some gre...
by Marcus Aurelius
29 May 2020, 5:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc brakes pads left and right
Replies: 24
Views: 550

Re: Disc brakes pads left and right

‘The left’ is always ‘the left’ ‘the right’ is always ‘the right’. It’s only ambiguous when you say ‘your right’ and ‘your left’. It’s the former, not the latter. So when you’re sat on the bike, left is left, right is right, and remains so. It’s better to refer to them as drive side and non drive si...