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Index post for Technical Too Good to Lose

Postby andrew_s » 31 May 2012, 7:21pm

Sample index post for technical Too Good to Lose
Includes all threads up to 3rd Jan 2014


Bike fit / position
---->Bike positioning help please

Brakes
----> Straddle Wire mechanical advantage
----> brake mechanical advantage
----> Tektro CR570 or 720 set up
----> V-brake levers for drops

Framebuilding
----> Brazing

Lighting
----> Make your own LED lights

Maintenance
----> BB thread chasing
----> Campag Ergo stripdown
----> Cleaning your drivetrain
----> Greasing new hubs
----> The right grease
----> Grease: a primer
----> Removing a crank with stripped threads
----> Seized seatposts
----> DH-3N30 dynohub overhaul
----> chain quick-link undoing method

Saddles
----> Which B17?

Tools
----> Lightweight headset spanners

Touring
----> Audax/Light touring groupset
----> Ortlieb panniers
----> Touring Tips

Trailers
----> Trailers
----> Trailers 2
----> Single-wheel trailer experience and modifications


Tyres
----> Fitting Marathon Plus
----> Studded Tyres

Wheels
----> Mudflaps
----> First wheelbuilding experience
----> Wheelbuilding videos
----> Straightening a bent rim
----> Unusal spoking patterns

Gears
----> Alfine 11; how it works
----> Nexus 7 internals
----> SRAM A2 Automatix; introduction to the internals
----> STI repair links
----> Ultegra - XT compatibility
----> Indexed front shifter trim clicks

Miscellaneous
----> Bike carriers for Cars
----> Bicycle steering
----> SPD Pedal Compendium
----> non-SPD Pedals

These links could go direct to good posts, rather than to whole threads
Feel free to reply with suggestions for additions

See also CTC technical pages from old website.
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Re: Index post for Technical Too Good to Lose

Postby mercalia » 16 Nov 2014, 4:08pm

Anyone Use a Trailer? bobyak look alike experiences and mods
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add to under "touring"


Thedaveb's "Singlewheel trailers - experiences and modifications" thread on the yakalike ( cheapo bobyak look alike one wheel trailer) mods and experiences. it is too important to lose as it has many practical experiences and mods to make them reliable

here is the thread I think that should be added as a 3rd item in trailers

http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=77175&hilit=trailer&start=90

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Re: Index post for Technical Too Good to Lose

Postby andrew_s » 4 Dec 2014, 2:21pm

index updated

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Re: Index post for Technical Too Good to Lose

Postby mercalia » 22 Jan 2015, 12:26pm

maybe add the thread on quality pedals here as nothing on standard pedals and the ones recommended, MKS , not in my sight at all ( though I had a pair from long ago in my junk box)

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=93150

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Re: Index post for Technical Too Good to Lose

Postby Graham » 24 Jan 2015, 1:06pm

Thanks for the request.

Now represented in Technical - Too good to lose.

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Re: Index post for Technical Too Good to Lose

Postby mjr » 3 Aug 2015, 8:20pm

viewtopic.php?p=542120#p542120 contains the mechanical advantages for brake levers and arms - worth adding to the Too Good To Lose?
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Re: Index post for Technical Too Good to Lose

Postby mjr » 9 Sep 2016, 9:47am

I would also like to nominate:
Left crank coming loose
Penrite SF Grease for Alfine 8? (IMO applicable to many other hubs except the Sturmey-Archer 3s)
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Re: Index post for Technical Too Good to Lose

Postby Graham » 9 Sep 2016, 11:26am

All three of the above now included in "Too good to lose . . . " .

The dilemma as always is that there is so much good stuff and I don't want to overwhelm that section.

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Re: Index post for Technical Too Good to Lose

Postby mjr » 9 Sep 2016, 11:32am

Graham wrote:All three of the above now included in "Best of " .

What's that?

The dilemma as always is that there is so much good stuff and I don't want to overwhelm the "Best of" section.

Aye, but I thought the latest two worthwhile because loose left cranks and hub gear lubrication seem to arise fairly often.
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