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05-07-17, 02:54 AM
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Views: 2,258
Posted By Eddie72

Nitto UI-12 stem

I've been trying out a new stem and as there doesn't seem to be a lot of info online I thought I'd post a few pictures here. It's a Nitto UI-12 quill stem which takes modern 31.8mm bars. It feels...
04-15-17, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By Eddie72

Chasing creaks

I like my bikes silent, so I'm forever chasing down the causes of creaks. I just solved a creak that took me ages to track down. It was a creak every pedal stoke when standing on the pedals. I tried...
04-10-17, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,062
Posted By Eddie72

Thanks, will try that when I get around to...

Thanks, will try that when I get around to refitting the bars
04-10-17, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,062
Posted By Eddie72

It's interesting: I've had creaking on the sleeve...

It's interesting: I've had creaking on the sleeve of some Cinelli giro bars (like you mention) with an xa stem, slipping on a deda murex stem with 26mm bars, all with the correct matching diameters....
04-10-17, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,062
Posted By Eddie72

I guess if I'm going modern I might as well go...

I guess if I'm going modern I might as well go all the way!
04-10-17, 12:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,062
Posted By Eddie72

Stem choice on steel frame

I've been experimenting with different stems on my Reynolds 531 tubed road frame. I like the look of quill stems but struggle with creaking and bars slipping so am trying something more modern. I...
03-19-17, 05:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By Eddie72

If you're after a Tour warm-up then the Volta a...

If you're after a Tour warm-up then the Volta a Catalunya (Spanish stage race) starts tomorrow with Chris Froome and Alberto Contador riding.
03-19-17, 04:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,568
Posted By Eddie72

Sorry to hear about your problems, it must be...

Sorry to hear about your problems, it must be incredibly frustrating. Answering your questions:

1) I've ridden cosmic elites and they can be a handful in a stiff crosswind, but they are not an...
03-10-17, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,384
Posted By Eddie72

It puts the handlebars a few centimetres higher,...

It puts the handlebars a few centimetres higher, so I'd say it does make quite a difference to the riding position. Another thing to remember is that there is quite a tall cone spacer as standard on...
03-06-17, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,384
Posted By Eddie72

I rode a CAAD10 Ultegra with Aksium wheels for...

I rode a CAAD10 Ultegra with Aksium wheels for about five years. It was a great bike, light, stiff and good value for money. I also found the comfort fine for long rides. It's true that it's more of...
03-05-17, 02:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,441
Posted By Eddie72

Aluminium is an excellent material for building...

Aluminium is an excellent material for building bike frames, it's light, strong, inexpensive and resistant to corrosion. If you do get some surface corrosion, it's worth touching up cosmetically but...
03-04-17, 12:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,317
Posted By Eddie72

Very nice. That stem is an elegant way to get the...

Very nice. That stem is an elegant way to get the bars high. Do you think you'll keep the shimano and campagnolo mix long term or swap some parts out?
03-04-17, 05:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By Eddie72

I agree on the loud logos. I went with the sotto...

I agree on the loud logos. I went with the sotto voce version (quiet voice) which has a more subtle look
03-04-17, 02:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,418
Posted By Eddie72

If you want to see how to do the job properly,...

If you want to see how to do the job properly, have a look at this guy, he really knows his stuff

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=h8I5IY-oe9k
03-04-17, 01:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By Eddie72

My bike has a really low 33mm stack height. If...

My bike has a really low 33mm stack height. If you want a quality headset then a Gripnut is about the only option.
03-04-17, 01:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,894
Posted By Eddie72

I did it one morning in late May, after the ski...

I did it one morning in late May, after the ski season but before the summer had got going, so there were very few cars and just a few other cyclists, that's one of the reasons it was such a great...
03-03-17, 04:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,894
Posted By Eddie72

Always wanted to ride up Alpe D'Huez, finally got...

Always wanted to ride up Alpe D'Huez, finally got to do it a couple of years ago.
03-03-17, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By Eddie72

Gripnut!

Always wanted a Chris King Gripnut headset on my old threaded fork 531 frame, so finally got around to it. A really nice piece of engineering which goes nicely with the other red anodised bits on the...
03-01-17, 05:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,150
Posted By Eddie72

Hit a hole in the road, crashed and broke my...

Hit a hole in the road, crashed and broke my wrist. 6 weeks in a cast...
03-01-17, 05:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,916
Posted By Eddie72

Unfortunately not. When I got my Surge the Garmin...

Unfortunately not. When I got my Surge the Garmin fitness watches didn't have wrist heartrate, now they do. So I think you can use something like a Vivoactive watch and broadcast the HR data over...
02-28-17, 03:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,916
Posted By Eddie72

I've got my trusty Garmin Edge 500 which is a...

I've got my trusty Garmin Edge 500 which is a really good bike GPS: accurate, reliable and long battery life.

I've also got a Fitbit Surge which will do heartrate and all the usual GPS functions....
02-27-17, 04:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 13,761
Posted By Eddie72

How about a Surly Pacer?

How about a Surly Pacer?
02-24-17, 09:53 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,249
Posted By Eddie72

I'm fine thanks. The dogs were on leashes but...

I'm fine thanks. The dogs were on leashes but they were those extendable ones and the owner wasn't quite in control. I did wonder whether I should have taken further action, but the injury was minor...
02-24-17, 09:14 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,249
Posted By Eddie72

Bitten by a dog!

Well for the first time in many years of cycling I got bitten by a dog today. The owner was walking on the road (country lane) in front of me with two Alsatians. They looked a bit agitated so I...
02-20-17, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8,003
Views: 2,491,527
Posted By Eddie72

This is a Holdsworth Criterium which I bought in...

This is a Holdsworth Criterium which I bought in 1994. I've resprayed it with Spray.Bike paint and fitted new decals from Reynolds. Build:

Ultegra 6700 groupset
FSA Gossamer crank
Cinelli XA...
02-13-17, 03:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,435
Posted By Eddie72

I'm down to one bike at the moment, a steel road...

I'm down to one bike at the moment, a steel road bike that I use regularly and I quite like the simplicity of it. This is after getting rid of an Airnimal folder (loved it but didn't use it enough)...
02-11-17, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,860
Posted By Eddie72

Can't think of an easy way to do this. You could...

Can't think of an easy way to do this. You could get a 1 1/8 threaded fork and then fit a quill to that?
02-11-17, 02:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,780
Posted By Eddie72

I think the handlebar size issue is interesting....

I think the handlebar size issue is interesting. It seems a lot of people (probably including me!) get very concerned about stem length e.g.: "10cm is fine but 8cm will affect handling" whilst...
02-11-17, 01:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,780
Posted By Eddie72

Thanks for the reply. I guess it depends a lot on...

Thanks for the reply. I guess it depends a lot on the frame geometry, a forward saddle didn't work for me so I've been moving the saddle back to get weight off my hands. Rode with an 80mm stem today...
02-11-17, 01:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,436
Posted By Eddie72

Here you go, not the best picture but you get an...

Here you go, not the best picture but you get an idea of the finish.


http://i.imgur.com/tcRLWEs.jpg
02-11-17, 03:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,436
Posted By Eddie72

So I've used Spray.bike to respray a steel frame...

So I've used Spray.bike to respray a steel frame and forks and I've been pleased with the result. It's definitely a different proposition to a standard rattle can, mostly in the way it goes on to the...
02-11-17, 02:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,036
Posted By Eddie72

I think this is a perfect case for an n+1. Just...

I think this is a perfect case for an n+1. Just accept that the E-bike has it's place but will always be heavy and spend the money you would spend on upgrades on something lighter like a singlespeed
02-11-17, 02:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By Eddie72

Hi, I can't comment on the vest but I have...

Hi,

I can't comment on the vest but I have the Velo jacket. Main thing to say for what you're intending to use it for is that it's a very thin jacket: you can fold it up and put it in a jersey...
02-09-17, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,780
Posted By Eddie72

Thanks for the reply, so are you also of the...

Thanks for the reply, so are you also of the longer legged shorter torso variety?
02-09-17, 09:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,780
Posted By Eddie72

Short stem on large frame

I'm adjusting the fit on my 58cm steel road frame. I've used 100-110 stems in the past but have struggled to get the fit comfortable, leading to back pain and a feeling of being too stretched out....
02-08-17, 03:53 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,240
Posted By Eddie72

I tend to find the main thing is awareness, once...

I tend to find the main thing is awareness, once pedestrians know you're there if you hold your line it tends to work out. I haven't hit one yet!
02-08-17, 03:44 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,240
Posted By Eddie72

I use Hope hoops wheels which have a nice buzzy...

I use Hope hoops wheels which have a nice buzzy freewheel. When I come up behind pedestrians they hear the freewheel and move, easy!
02-06-17, 03:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,714
Posted By Eddie72

I even have a Rapha mug and I don't care who...

I even have a Rapha mug and I don't care who knows it
02-06-17, 01:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,056
Posted By Eddie72

First time falling in clipless pedals wasn't even...

First time falling in clipless pedals wasn't even on the road, tested them static in the garage, clipped in both feet....
02-06-17, 01:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,714
Posted By Eddie72

I like Rapha, you can still find some sale items...

I like Rapha, you can still find some sale items hidden away in the "archive sale" bit on the website.
09-17-16, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8,003
Views: 2,491,527
Posted By Eddie72

Black Tange passage headset fitted to my 531...

Black Tange passage headset fitted to my 531 frameset, helps to blend in the combination of a threaded fork and ahead stem on an adaptor


Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet...
08-16-16, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8,003
Views: 2,491,527
Posted By Eddie72

Thanks, I haven't quite worked out how to embed...

Thanks, I haven't quite worked out how to embed the images though!
08-15-16, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8,003
Views: 2,491,527
Posted By Eddie72

Hi, newbie here. I've really enjoyed looking...

Hi, newbie here. I've really enjoyed looking through these bikes.

This is my Holdsworth Criterium, originally bought in 1994 and been waiting in the garage for a refurbishment for a few years. I...
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