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06-30-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,262
Posted By jgwilliams

Warp resistant rotors sound great. Now all we...

Warp resistant rotors sound great. Now all we need is a warp capable bike.
04-21-22, 02:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,711
Posted By jgwilliams

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03-18-22, 03:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By jgwilliams

Star nuts are only for aluminium or steel steerer...

Star nuts are only for aluminium or steel steerer tubes. I believe that one is carbon, so that would be correct.
02-25-22, 03:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,522
Posted By jgwilliams

According to J. Michael Straczynsk, space ships...

According to J. Michael Straczynsk, space ships in a TV series travel at the speed of plot.
02-17-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By jgwilliams

Ok, sorry, I misunderstood.

Ok, sorry, I misunderstood.
01-25-22, 03:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,750
Posted By jgwilliams

I think I'd go for 2 x 11. I don't think I'd ever...

I think I'd go for 2 x 11. I don't think I'd ever go for a single chain ring on a road bike but otherwise I tend towards the fewer chain rings the better. We have two bikes in our household with a...
01-25-22, 03:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By jgwilliams

Mine have the centering adjustment screw but I...

Mine have the centering adjustment screw but I found that the adjustment tended to drift. So now I've just undone the screw and adjust the calipers the old fashioned way: loosen the retaining bolt,...
12-03-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,490
Posted By jgwilliams

I've had this problem with Michelin Pro4...

I've had this problem with Michelin Pro4 Endurance tires on Fulcrum Racing 6 wheels. I eventually found that pumping up good and hard - about 100 psi - sorted it. When I've had to change tubes on the...
11-25-21, 03:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By jgwilliams

Not a clue, but I've got to say that looks like a...

Not a clue, but I've got to say that looks like a nice tool. As someone who was brought up long before battery tools became a thing I'm constantly amazed at how good, and how powerful, a battery tool...
11-17-21, 04:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,692
Posted By jgwilliams

I've tried a number of lights over the years;...

I've tried a number of lights over the years; sadly, I've come to the conclusion that you do get what you pay for. Also, not all lumens are created equal. I'm currently riding with Exposure Strada RS...
10-21-21, 04:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,513
Posted By jgwilliams

As njkayaker said, the Garmin Edges don't need to...

As njkayaker said, the Garmin Edges don't need to be tied to a smart phone. The Bluetooth connection just gives you some nice to have extras. One I really appreciate is LiveTrack, which enables my...
10-19-21, 01:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,333
Posted By jgwilliams

I'd be inclined to go to the employer. If they...

I'd be inclined to go to the employer. If they feel that their employee has been poorly dealt with they have the ability to move to a different scheme.
10-18-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,333
Posted By jgwilliams

'Bike to Work' is a UK scheme to enable employees...

'Bike to Work' is a UK scheme to enable employees to get a bike for a discount. It involves a salary sacrifice which means, because of the way UK employees pay tax at source, the government will foot...
09-17-21, 02:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,256
Posted By jgwilliams

People have done the London to Brighton (~ 50...

People have done the London to Brighton (~ 50 miles) on Bromptons, which have 16" wheels. Not sure I would want to do that, but I can certainly do 6 miles on my Brompton quite easily. And mine has...
09-08-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,474
Posted By jgwilliams

I ran over a dog some years back. I was riding...

I ran over a dog some years back. I was riding along a path one way and the dog was running towards me. Just as we were about to pass one another he suddenly turned left right under my wheel; I...
09-06-21, 02:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By jgwilliams

In the days when I had tubs I used to use tub...

In the days when I had tubs I used to use tub tape. You'll see a lot of arguments for one vs the other but I think that applying glue is something of an art and I never mastered it. The only real...
08-19-21, 02:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,508
Posted By jgwilliams

I have a number of merino items including Endura...

I have a number of merino items including Endura BaaBaa long sleeve base layer, socks and beanie and an Icebreaker base layer. I find all of them comfortable against the skin, not at all scratchy....
05-27-21, 02:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By jgwilliams

The powerlink connector is only half a link....

The powerlink connector is only half a link. Since you need an even number of links the 114 must include the powerlink.
05-27-21, 01:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,200
Posted By jgwilliams

I've got to say I think this is quite unhelpful....

I've got to say I think this is quite unhelpful. None of my bikes have ever had a derailleur with a clutch and I've never had an issue like this, even on my mountain bike. Clutches are for bikes that...
04-19-21, 02:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,983
Posted By jgwilliams

Add Fulcrum to that list. I bought some Fulcrum...

Add Fulcrum to that list. I bought some Fulcrum Racing 6 wheels as a Christmas present to myself last year and also notice that the rear rim is asymmetric so as to effectively reduce the amount of...
03-23-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,165
Posted By jgwilliams

I think typical depends on your age. I know my...

I think typical depends on your age. I know my six year old's clavicle healed up much quicker than mine did.
03-19-21, 03:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,165
Posted By jgwilliams

Yes, indeed. Like you I had gone my entire life...

Yes, indeed. Like you I had gone my entire life (63 years to that point) without breaking a bone. Last year I took a tumble off my bike and did a really proper job on my collar bone. Had to have a...
03-10-21, 04:00 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,565
Posted By jgwilliams

One I haven't ridden for a while: Going fast coz...

One I haven't ridden for a while: Going fast coz I need a poo. (https://www.strava.com/segments/12392140)

There's a mtb trail near me called Alsation Descent...
02-26-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By jgwilliams

Wouldn't be the first time! I blame the...

Wouldn't be the first time! I blame the manufacturers for having too many confusing standards. ;)
02-26-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,152
Posted By jgwilliams

Have you tried H Lloyd Cycles...

Have you tried H Lloyd Cycles (https://h-lloyd-cycles.myshopify.com/)? They have a pretty vast range. You may have trouble getting certain decals to stick to powder coating; were you planning to put...
01-14-21, 03:13 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,880
Posted By jgwilliams

Both. Research suggests that a flashing light...

Both. Research suggests that a flashing light draws the attention but a steady light makes it easier to gauge distance. I used to run two lights front and back for that reason but now I have one...
01-14-21, 03:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,625
Posted By jgwilliams

A lot of interesting perspectives here. I had a...

A lot of interesting perspectives here. I had a crash last year that smashed my collar bone fairly comprehensively - no other vehicle involved, though. I was very keen to get back on the bike and...
01-07-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 23,179
Posted By jgwilliams

You might find this article...

You might find this article (https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2020/11/03/dr-david-unwin-can-stop-people-dying-of-covid19/) from Dr. Malcolm Kendrick interesting. It's more about low carb than keto but I...
11-22-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,859
Posted By jgwilliams

Glad you got it all sorted. I'd really encourage...

Glad you got it all sorted. I'd really encourage you to keep going with the home maintenance. Most stuff on bikes isn't difficult and, for the most part, the tools aren't that costly either. In fact...
11-19-20, 03:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,114
Posted By jgwilliams

Friction losses in a chain are going to be...

Friction losses in a chain are going to be negligible compared to other sources of resistance - most noticeably wind resistance. My experience with a PC-1110 chain that came on my bike is that they...
10-26-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,664
Posted By jgwilliams

Well done! I'd set myself almost the same goal of...

Well done! I'd set myself almost the same goal of 5,000 miles this year but I'm not going to get anywhere near it. Last year I managed 4,500 miles, mostly commuting the 18 miles to work 7 days out of...
10-22-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,026
Posted By jgwilliams

Shouldn't that be Topeak Road Morph. Yes, it's a...

Shouldn't that be Topeak Road Morph. Yes, it's a neat piece of design. I think all of my pumps are Topeak except for a couple of Zefal frame fitting pumps which I have on my old steel bikes....
10-22-20, 02:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,026
Posted By jgwilliams

Didn't know you could get pump-up frames now. Do...

Didn't know you could get pump-up frames now. Do you find it stiff enough?
10-09-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,629
Posted By jgwilliams

Pawls certainly can slip, I've had it myself,...

Pawls certainly can slip, I've had it myself, though on a rubbish Vision hub, never on my old Ksyriums. Did you use the correct oil when reassembling it? I gather that Mavic specify a very light oil...
07-03-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By jgwilliams

Oooooh! A chance to dig up a bit of my old...

Oooooh! A chance to dig up a bit of my old knowledge from the years I spent studying metallurgy (and which I've never used since).

The magnetic element of steel is a crystal called martensite....
06-25-20, 01:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,061
Posted By jgwilliams

There's no straightforward answer to this. My...

There's no straightforward answer to this. My previous regular commute had a Campy 9-speed groupset and I found that the chain lasted me about 10,000 miles. My new commute came with SRAM Force 11...
06-23-20, 03:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,580
Posted By jgwilliams

It's tricky. I find that if you loosen the bolt,...

It's tricky. I find that if you loosen the bolt, centre the brakes and then tighten the bold that action tends to pull the brakes off centre. Try and hold the callipers as you tighten to prevent this...
06-23-20, 03:21 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,770
Posted By jgwilliams

Interesting question. The problem is just because...

Interesting question. The problem is just because something has a fancy name it doesn't mean it isn't a completely natural product. One classic example is that the first ingredient on my pot of Assos...
06-23-20, 03:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,477
Posted By jgwilliams

First of all, lucky you living in such a...

First of all, lucky you living in such a stunningly beautiful part of the country. My daughter lives in an area of Scotland that certainly rivals the Lake District but is far less accessible (for me,...
06-01-20, 02:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,605
Posted By jgwilliams

You obviously aren't getting enough punctures. I...

You obviously aren't getting enough punctures. I suggest you go out and get some more to even things out.

Actually, I'm pretty sure that you can get the tubes of cement by themselves. Also, I'm...
05-18-20, 02:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By jgwilliams

Yes, I had this on my Ksyriums. You can't just...

Yes, I had this on my Ksyriums. You can't just dribble oil in either, it needs to be serviced.
05-05-20, 03:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By jgwilliams

I'd agree that for that bike I'd be inclined to...

I'd agree that for that bike I'd be inclined to go with Campy, but what's wrong with SRAM? Personally I'm very happy with it.
04-22-20, 02:13 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 18,079
Posted By jgwilliams

I, too, was in school when we started switching...

I, too, was in school when we started switching to metric so I'm pretty comfortable with either. I don't what Canadian currency was like but I'll bet you didn't have to cope with a stupid system...
04-22-20, 01:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,355
Posted By jgwilliams

I agree. Not being familiar with that road design...

I agree. Not being familiar with that road design it's hard to interpret the pictures but surely he must have hit the fence from the railway line side or the fence would be down the other way.
04-17-20, 02:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,111
Posted By jgwilliams

Whilst this is true you'd probably have to drill...

Whilst this is true you'd probably have to drill out the valve hole in the rim somewhat to get the valve through.

If you think Presta valves are bad you've obviously never encountered the Dunlop...
03-25-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By jgwilliams

How does that work then? You hit something so...

How does that work then? You hit something so hard it makes a hole in actual tyre?

I'd never had pinch flats for years and then had two quite recently. Since then I've been paying a bit closer...
03-25-20, 03:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By jgwilliams

It sounds like you had a 'snake-bite' or pinch...

It sounds like you had a 'snake-bite' or pinch flat which is normally caused by not having sufficient air pressure in the tyre. It's certainly true that going tubeless will stop you having that kind...
03-16-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,095
Posted By jgwilliams

I've noticed 1 but not 2. It's a good creme -...

I've noticed 1 but not 2. It's a good creme - I've been using it for at least fifteen years now - although the formula has obviously changed as it's been through two colour changes in that time.
...
03-09-20, 03:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,223
Posted By jgwilliams

You forgot kittens.

You forgot kittens.
03-03-20, 03:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,126
Posted By jgwilliams

I like the Fizik Arione but it's an expensive...

I like the Fizik Arione but it's an expensive saddle. When mine broke and I decided I couldn't afford to replace it a friend suggested Fabric. They make their saddles in a differing widths and...
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