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by drossall
24 May 2020, 3:54pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Stronglight 99 right crank or pair
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Stronglight 99 right crank or pair

Just been in the shed. I got muddled. I have a right one (with rings, part worn). It's the left I destroyed. It's yours if you still want it. And I'm not hopelessly far away, if we were to arrange a mutual ride with a socially-distanced meeting in the middle, where I threw the crank across the gap. ...
by drossall
22 May 2020, 8:41am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: UK Tricycle Riding
Replies: 75
Views: 2809

Re: UK Tricycle Riding

The OP was looking for quality. A new Trykit one would probably be out of budget, but sports trikes, including straight-bar ones, do come up second hand from time to time. The Tricycle Association only circulates adverts to members, but is a good source. Obviously there's eBay, as long as you're con...
by drossall
21 May 2020, 9:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Dura-Ace FD-7410 NOS time capsule
Replies: 35
Views: 1240

Re: Shimano Dura-Ace FD-7410 NOS time capsule

Cinelli 63 for me, every time :-)
by drossall
20 May 2020, 10:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Dura-Ace FD-7410 NOS time capsule
Replies: 35
Views: 1240

Re: Shimano Dura-Ace FD-7410 NOS time capsule

For what it's worth, I've got a 7400 rear derailleur in the loft somewhere, and probably some down-tube shifters. Some time I'll get round to selling them. Can't say unused, but little used I think.
by drossall
20 May 2020, 1:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike wheel snapped axle question
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: Bike wheel snapped axle question

Halfords do a range of replacement axles. Even if you plan to fix it yourself, probably easiest to take the damaged wheel in and let them find the right part.
by drossall
19 May 2020, 7:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo Centaur 2002 crank arms and bottom brakets removal
Replies: 20
Views: 450

Re: Campagnolo Centaur 2002 crank arms and bottom brakets removal

It's very difficult to bend a crank or bottom bracket axle, and Brucey's suggestion of a bent chainring is probably much more common (and does not require the crank or bottom bracket to be removed). I'd agree with that much. Whilst Campag Chorus stuff is high-class and deserves care, we all have to...
by drossall
19 May 2020, 1:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo Centaur 2002 crank arms and bottom brakets removal
Replies: 20
Views: 450

Re: Campagnolo Centaur 2002 crank arms and bottom brakets removal

Campagnolo provide an exploded diagram (PDF page 5) of your bottom bracket. It's a square-taper sealed unit. Halfords provide a video of removing a generic sealed unit . You need tools to fit, though most tools fit most square-taper cranks. I've never used a torque wrench for that job - most people ...
by drossall
18 May 2020, 8:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...about Mercians?
Replies: 159
Views: 8845

Re: ...about Mercians?

There's handbuilt and there's handbuilt though. Most Mercians will have been made to order, and probably to measure.
by drossall
17 May 2020, 11:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...about Mercians?
Replies: 159
Views: 8845

Re: ...about Mercians?

Better than either. Mercians are among the cream of handbuilt bikes. The others are among the cream of mass-produced ones.
by drossall
17 May 2020, 9:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Creaking BB30 bottom bracket on a Cannondale
Replies: 11
Views: 419

Re: Creaking BB30 bottom bracket on a Cannondale

You managed to get the FSA convertor in then? See comments on the internal shoulder that would block it in my son's Boardman.
by drossall
16 May 2020, 6:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Side pull brake adjustment
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Side pull brake adjustment

A photograph would be good. I'd do what Brucey suggests, but some sidepulls had fittings to allow you to turn the centre bolt, and therefore the whole brake. If that doesn't work, with some brakes you can unclip one spring and bend it a bit.
by drossall
16 May 2020, 2:10pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: UK Tricycle Riding
Replies: 75
Views: 2809

Re: UK Tricycle Riding

Please to describe how you learned to ride your trike What tatanab said, basically. It just doesn't behave the way that, as a bicyclist, you think it will. First it won't steer at all (because you're trying to lean, which you can't), and then it dives repeatedly for the nearest hedge. I've done up ...
by drossall
16 May 2020, 8:23am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: UK Tricycle Riding
Replies: 75
Views: 2809

Re: UK Tricycle Riding

I think, with any cycle purchase, the first thing is the kind and distance of riding that you want to do, and purpose e.g. any luggage carrying. Especially with a trike, but for some people with bikes, you do have to consider any storage constraints. For trikes, that includes getting them through do...
by drossall
16 May 2020, 7:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Creaking BB30 bottom bracket on a Cannondale
Replies: 11
Views: 419

Re: Creaking BB30 bottom bracket on a Cannondale

Aaahhh now then... I had this on a CAADX and opted to use the FSA sleeve converter. The CAADX has a small upstand in the middle of the inside of the BB therefore the sleeve can't be pressed in. Check your CAAD may well be the same both being Cannondale... I ended up using a Wheels Manufacturing thr...
by drossall
15 May 2020, 10:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Creaking BB30 bottom bracket on a Cannondale
Replies: 11
Views: 419

Re: Creaking BB30 bottom bracket on a Cannondale

As far as can tell, BB30s are known for it. I've read stuff about their depending on a high precision in the roundness of the BB shell that wasn't always achieved, resulting in some movement and so on. We're just in the process of replacing one with an adaptor - but will that fit well? :roll: