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Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-13, 11:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,836
Posted By RookieRoadie

If the road surface is a bit gnarly, then I also...

If the road surface is a bit gnarly, then I also tend to hover - being launched out of the saddle after hitting a bump at high speed is no fun. I find that generally, being able to soak up bumps...
08-28-13, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By RookieRoadie

I found the Haynes Bike Book to be pretty good -...

I found the Haynes Bike Book to be pretty good - it's covered covered anything I've wanted to do, and it has plenty of pictures :P
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-13, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 821
Posted By RookieRoadie

Hammering along a bit as I was late, went round a...

Hammering along a bit as I was late, went round a sharp right-hander at almost full tilt. While still pedaling... Needless to say, major pedal strike saw that I crashed out well and truly, which...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-13, 03:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 843
Posted By RookieRoadie

I'll second what's been said about fit, and add...

I'll second what's been said about fit, and add that back pain I had when first starting out pretty much resolved itself as I got fitter/more used to the position. I have occassionally had pain since...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-13, 02:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,383
Posted By RookieRoadie

OP, juding by the mess the plug's in, I would...

OP, juding by the mess the plug's in, I would strongly suggest calling it a day and taking it to a shop to let them try and fix it. If you're concerned about the cost of doing so, consider how much...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-13, 02:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,383
Posted By RookieRoadie

OP has stated that's it's not a star nut....

OP has stated that's it's not a star nut. Additionally, I've never seen one with only four 'lobes'.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-13, 12:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,383
Posted By RookieRoadie

What a mess that would be :eek: If true, then...

What a mess that would be :eek:
If true, then I'd say that the OP's only shot is finding the right size drill bit, drilling out and re-tapping...

Or, more sensibly, taking it to a shop.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-13, 11:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,383
Posted By RookieRoadie

331539 If your steerer looks anything like...

331539
If your steerer looks anything like this, I'm still struggling to see where you could have snapped off an allen key?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-13, 11:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,383
Posted By RookieRoadie

Carbon fork with alloy steerer?

Carbon fork with alloy steerer?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-13, 11:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,383
Posted By RookieRoadie

In that case, you have bit of a problem, seeing...

In that case, you have bit of a problem, seeing as star nuts are not designed to be removable. You're probably better off taking it to your LBS to see if they can do anything. I'm no expert, but I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-13, 11:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,383
Posted By RookieRoadie

Erm, if the top cap is off, then you must have...

Erm, if the top cap is off, then you must have unscrewed the the bolt holding it in place, right? Which then leaves nothing in which to break off an allen key... unless you poked one in the star-nut...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-13, 04:19 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,029,844
Posted By RookieRoadie

Have one custom made/anodized to match the rest?:p

Have one custom made/anodized to match the rest?:p
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-13, 09:41 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,029,844
Posted By RookieRoadie

Personally, I'd actually rotate them up a bit,...

Personally, I'd actually rotate them up a bit, keep the tops more level, otherwise it makes a bit of a funny angle with the hoods.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-13, 12:03 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,029,844
Posted By RookieRoadie

Personally, I find that spacers with a more...

Personally, I find that spacers with a more regular stem is a lot less jarring, compared to the alternative, which looks like someone has slammed the stem/cut the steerer, then realised there's no...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-13, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4,900
Views: 123,948
Posted By RookieRoadie

Whilst I appreciate that such issues are...

Whilst I appreciate that such issues are frustrating, have you tried Ubuntu recently? That stuff doesn't happen anymore. In fact, I'd go as far as to say in terms of just supporting...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-13, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3,755
Views: 108,763
Posted By RookieRoadie

Yeah, that's what you get anywhere outside the...

Yeah, that's what you get anywhere outside the UK. The workaround I've found is to use Tor Browser, to re-route your traffic to a UK 'exit node'. Worked a treat when I was last abroad :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-13, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3,755
Views: 108,763
Posted By RookieRoadie

Have you tried catching some of it on iplayer?...

Have you tried catching some of it on iplayer? Not sure whether they occassionally have live streams on there too.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-13, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3,755
Views: 108,763
Posted By RookieRoadie

You're not a fan of Monty Python then? Edit:...

You're not a fan of Monty Python then?

Edit: Ah, correcting a typo - now I just look silly.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-13, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3,755
Views: 108,763
Posted By RookieRoadie

One might even say that it has run down the...

One might even say that it has run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible... :innocent:
01-18-13, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,191
Posted By RookieRoadie

The bike on the malleys page is in fact a...

The bike on the malleys page is in fact a different model, although mine does still have a quill stem that I've swapped out before. The steerer is definitely 1 inch - I have been wrenching on my...
01-17-13, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,191
Posted By RookieRoadie

Fixed, fair point made. In the end I...

Fixed, fair point made.



In the end I just bought some shims on ebay from the US, but thanks anyway!
01-17-13, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,191
Posted By RookieRoadie

Possibly, but this is just my beater bike so I...

Possibly, but this is just my beater bike so I kind of want to minimise what I spend on it. Looks like the shims are going to be the way forward - thanks for the help guys! :)
01-16-13, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,191
Posted By RookieRoadie

Didn't know they existed, sounds plausible...

Didn't know they existed, sounds plausible though. I know I could buy some shims and then use a standard 1 inch headset, but I just wondered if there was a simpler solution.
01-16-13, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,191
Posted By RookieRoadie

Weird headset size

Hi all, long time lurker here, I'm looking to buy a replacement threaded headset for my (2005) raleigh firefly. It has a 1 inch steerer, but the frame cups seem to have an outside diameter of 34mm,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-12, 03:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,711
Posted By RookieRoadie

What's with all the CAPITALS? It just makes...

What's with all the CAPITALS? It just makes people less inclined to take you seriously.
07-04-12, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,267
Posted By RookieRoadie

I'd be surprised if it was just an adjustment...

I'd be surprised if it was just an adjustment issue - is something bent, like the hanger/cage etc.? You might want to check that the cable tension is correct, so that the chain sits right over the...
06-20-12, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,180
Posted By RookieRoadie

fify :p

fify :p
06-20-12, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,573
Posted By RookieRoadie

Well, gotta try it at some point; everyone makes...

Well, gotta try it at some point; everyone makes their fair share of cockups when wrenching on their bike, comes with it. :pAnyway, looks like using a wedge as per cny-bikeman...
06-20-12, 09:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,241
Posted By RookieRoadie

Sounds like the most likely explanation is a...

Sounds like the most likely explanation is a slightly mis-adjusted headset bearing, likely a little loose. This would certainly fit with:

If it was loose, it would wear faster than it should, so...
06-20-12, 07:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,573
Posted By RookieRoadie

Funny thing is that's the only type I've ever...

Funny thing is that's the only type I've ever seen :p What sort are they, out of interest? In the ones I linked to, the black bit that screws into the crank is in fact separate from the bolt, like...
06-20-12, 04:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By RookieRoadie

qft Also, if they are older rings designed...

qft

Also, if they are older rings designed for use with friction shifting, it will be harder to get them to shift smoothly/quickly using modern indexed shifters with less ability to trim the front...
06-20-12, 04:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,180
Posted By RookieRoadie

It's normal for any tyres to deform a bit when...

It's normal for any tyres to deform a bit when you put weight on them - I think if, as you said, they ride ok and handle predictably then just use them and don't worry :)
06-19-12, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,573
Posted By RookieRoadie

Uh Oh... the only thing I can think of is trying...

Uh Oh... the only thing I can think of is trying some sort of gear puller, but getting enough purchase on the crank could be a problem. About the self-extracting bolt, the top cap is usually threaded...
06-19-12, 02:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,050
Posted By RookieRoadie

I wonder, would mounting the shifters somewhere...

I wonder, would mounting the shifters somewhere on the drops, with the levers facing upwards put them close enough to use comfortably without getting in the way? You could keep the extra position on...
06-18-12, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,236
Posted By RookieRoadie

Well, it's not exactly useable in that condition,...

Well, it's not exactly useable in that condition, so I guess there's not a lot to be lost by trying... unless you're concerned about it failing at a later time if straightened? A guy I know once...
06-18-12, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,303
Posted By RookieRoadie

^^^ +1

^^^ +1
06-18-12, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By RookieRoadie

Do you mean that the bottom bracket bearings are...

Do you mean that the bottom bracket bearings are not spinning freely, or the cranks are dragging on something? Sorry if I'm being obtuse :o
You want to be careful with the cranks - if they keep...
06-18-12, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,141
Posted By RookieRoadie

I don't know for certain, but I'd guess it has do...

I don't know for certain, but I'd guess it has do with the parts binding as much as anything else. I think if using aluminum on aluminum, it's a good idea to use some kind of anti-seize compound....
06-18-12, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,303
Posted By RookieRoadie

Isn't it just one of these? ...

Isn't it just one of these?
http://www.amazon.com/ACTION-B-BRACKET-AXLE-SQUARE-TAPER/dp/B001ANS5PS
06-18-12, 04:42 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 24,903
Posted By RookieRoadie

That's the problem right there, not the fact that...

That's the problem right there, not the fact that he was riding further out into the lane. If someone is willing to pass unsafely in this fashion, they will likely do so regardless of how far out...
06-15-12, 02:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,486
Posted By RookieRoadie

Looks like an RD-TX31 to me... Some of the other...

Looks like an RD-TX31 to me... Some of the other tourney derailleurs have a pulley where the cable goes in, though I'm not sure what purpose it serves, if any. I think as has been said any shimano...
06-12-12, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,163
Posted By RookieRoadie

+1 In all honesty, when well adjusted I'm hard...

+1
In all honesty, when well adjusted I'm hard pushed to tell any difference between less expensive and supposed 'higher quality' components. For example my mate let me try his bike with 105 once,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-12, 04:40 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,256
Posted By RookieRoadie

Guess I'm lucky in that I get to do most of my...

Guess I'm lucky in that I get to do most of my riding on quiet rural roads, so I can usually hear anything coming long before it's near enough to warrant looking :p
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-12, 01:53 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,256
Posted By RookieRoadie

It depends. When commuting for example, I am...

It depends. When commuting for example, I am already riding my fred-mobile, so I figure I may as well (and I do quite like having it). However the rest of the time I'm too stupidly concerned with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-12, 10:05 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,533
Posted By RookieRoadie

This is not a game of 'Who the **** are you?' !...

This is not a game of 'Who the **** are you?' ! :p
Perhaps a little early - this is a serious thread after all, unusual as that may be for the 41.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-12, 09:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,827
Posted By RookieRoadie

Sounds good, I don't think you'll regret it - if...

Sounds good, I don't think you'll regret it - if you do get the ultegras though, you'll probably feel the need to upgrade everything else :)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-12, 10:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,827
Posted By RookieRoadie

FWIW I've been using the same setup as in your...

FWIW I've been using the same setup as in your first post, and have never had any problems with either the 105 pedals or the shoes, they've been just great. Unless, you're really looking to save...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-11, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By RookieRoadie

I have one, good bike. The 2010 frame isn't as...

I have one, good bike. The 2010 frame isn't as nice as the previous year's (straight gauge tubing instead of butted and whatnot) but the improvement in components is worth it. If it's in good...
11-15-11, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 722
Posted By RookieRoadie

If you're going to be doing some serious...

If you're going to be doing some serious climbing, then a triple is probably the way to go (though people still like to debate the pros and cons of triple vs double ad nauseum :P). The chain should...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-11, 11:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 762
Posted By RookieRoadie

I can hit warp five on a good day.

I can hit warp five on a good day.
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