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by robert17
4 May 2020, 6:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Metric rubber well nuts as handlebar plugs
Replies: 16
Views: 532

Re: Metric rubber well nuts as handlebar plugs

My biggest struggle here is getting the tape all tucked in - there's always a bit unravelled. I do have two layers of tape mind as I have very large, quite bony hands.
by robert17
28 Apr 2020, 7:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Blackburn TP-1 Service
Replies: 1
Views: 186

Re: Blackburn TP-1 Service

Please enjoy the response I got from Blackburn. It was very friendly and informed me that this was all they could find on the model which appeared to be discontinued around twenty years ago. I've gone on to perform a minor disassembly and cleaned along with some new grease in a few places. Seems to ...
by robert17
27 Apr 2020, 6:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguards for dry protection?
Replies: 29
Views: 1016

Re: Mudguards for dry protection?

My guards have benefitted hugely from adding some RAW flaps. I think the pair was about a tenner.
by robert17
23 Apr 2020, 6:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Headset bearing trouble
Replies: 23
Views: 693

Re: Headset bearing trouble

I did contact Dolan and they were helpful. I couldn't really expect any more than advice as it is a seven year old second hand bike. Bearings move perfectly once in and well greased all around so I'm hoping that I can forget about it for a while. My road bikes have always generally been my fair weat...
by robert17
22 Apr 2020, 10:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Headset bearing trouble
Replies: 23
Views: 693

Re: Headset bearing trouble

New headset arrived. Bearing cartridges match those I had so needed a fair tap from the mallet. All together and working perfectly. So it would seem that a bit of force can be called for. All's well that ends well....
by robert17
20 Apr 2020, 1:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Headset bearing trouble
Replies: 23
Views: 693

Re: Headset bearing trouble

I took the measurements using a caliper and had a reply from Dolan. They are sending me a whole new headset with bearings for only a few quid more than a pair of bearings on their own. I'll let you know how I get on. Also, checked fork. Looked fine. Thanks all.
by robert17
19 Apr 2020, 11:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Headset bearing trouble
Replies: 23
Views: 693

Re: Headset bearing trouble

Many thanks all. I have sent Dolan an email asking to dig out the dimensions of the correct ones, so I'll see what they say. It did occur to me since that maybe the internal corrosion inside has swollen the cartridge a little and a new one may just slip in. We'll see.
by robert17
19 Apr 2020, 9:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Headset bearing trouble
Replies: 23
Views: 693

Re: Headset bearing trouble

Okay, but when I watched a YouTube tutorial the bearing cartridges were simply placed in with no need for any tool. My two previous experiences with headsets were both loose bearings some time ago by the way. Many thanks.
by robert17
19 Apr 2020, 8:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Headset bearing trouble
Replies: 23
Views: 693

Headset bearing trouble

People, I'm in the process of giving my the new (secondhand) bike a damn good overhaul and doing really well, if I do say so. However, the headset - is rank. It has clearly not been looked at since new around six or seven years ago. Now the bearing cartridges were in need of a bit of a tap to get ou...
by robert17
16 Apr 2020, 12:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Blackburn TP-1 Service
Replies: 1
Views: 186

Blackburn TP-1 Service

People, I've had this floor pump for fifteen years and it has worked flawlessly. I needed to replace the head around four years ago, but now it has started to squeak on depressing the handle. I've looked hard on the net, but am struggling to even find any reference to this model full stop. Does anyo...
by robert17
1 Apr 2020, 6:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo BB Power Torque : What tools required?
Replies: 14
Views: 485

Re: Campagnolo BB Power Torque : What tools required?

What prompted all of this was creaking from the bottom bracket. Now the 14mm Allen I need arrived today and I removed the crank bolt. There should be a washer in between the bolt and axle - it was absent. Could this cause a creak?
by robert17
31 Mar 2020, 8:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo BB Power Torque : What tools required?
Replies: 14
Views: 485

Re: Campagnolo BB Power Torque : What tools required?

I plumped for the tools. Most of the reasoning being that the current state of life means that I could do with a project. Thank you all.
by robert17
28 Mar 2020, 10:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo BB Power Torque : What tools required?
Replies: 14
Views: 485

Re: Campagnolo BB Power Torque : What tools required?

Many thanks, having a shop remove it then swap over to a good quality square taper seems like a good idea. Any good suggestions out there? Stronglight seems the obvious choice, although I have a Spa own on my tourer that has been great. It is currently a Veloce 10 50/34. Thanks again. If you fancy ...
by robert17
27 Mar 2020, 6:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo BB Power Torque : What tools required?
Replies: 14
Views: 485

Re: Campagnolo BB Power Torque : What tools required?

Many thanks, having a shop remove it then swap over to a good quality square taper seems like a good idea. Any good suggestions out there? Stronglight seems the obvious choice, although I have a Spa own on my tourer that has been great. It is currently a Veloce 10 50/34. Thanks again.